This entry was posted in Blogs by Ben Sommer. SD1 Available Light is truly one of their most underrated classics. And, as another fan of all their eras, I like the variety. Agreed with Louis on the diversity of what Rush fans like. Thanks for the list, very well thought out reasons for the opinions, and accurate. Been a fan since This song is Rush personified!
Shania Twain ‘s farewell tour kicks off this week, which makes it a good time to attempt to pick the ten greatest Twain songs. This might actually be mathematically impossible — it would be difficult to even pick the ten strongest tracks on Come On Over, her masterpiece. So this list starts with two caveats. First, honorable mention goes to every Twain song not on the list.
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The Top Ten 1 Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana This is the greatest song of all time, changed the decade, ruled the generation, and never will be forgotten. Thank you Nirvana for creating this song. Personally, I go through different musical cravings. Songs like this are so hard and thrashy on the outside, but the lyrics incorporated are so incredibly emotional. Other songs that fit into this category: It’s the most honest song written and sung by a rock artist. It’s not even about anything!
Kurt was drunk one night with a friend, spray painting on the walls when she wrote “Kurt smells like teen spirit” which is a deodorant.
Not only were they awesome performers, these women influenced a generation of young girls and, in some cases, became pop culture icons. Rankings were determined by these factors: Groups that dropped strong albums throughout the decade get higher marks. Groups that became industry and cultural trendsetters were moved up the list. Nothing more, nothing less. Keep that in mind especially for the group that landed at No.
This article is Part 2 of a multipart series looking at the statistics gathered from choruses, verses, etc. of popular songs to discover the answer to some interesting questions about how .
The initial F is a lead in, followed by 3 four-measure phrases, and the final C is part of the next section. The analysis is really interesting so far, keep up the good work http: Definitely agree that the F is a lead in. A perfect example of a song using IV to get to I! I really enjoyed your point that popular music can be rich and interesting. Coming from a classical background and hanging out with a lot of jazz musicians I was force fed this notion that pop music is inferior and should be scoffed at.
Thanks for some inspriation! What can I do to help? Thank you for the work you are doing on this project. I will keep rereading this. Came to think of some research on the Beatles which has a similar approach, studies which chords were just most etc. Check it out here: I believe there is a site called moneychords.
Share on Facebook Our list of the Top 10 Joe Jackson songs focuses exclusively on the albums he made between and His debut, Look Sharp , is a New Wave classic: A near-perfect blend of jagged, reggae-influenced rhythms, punk energy and three-minute pop smarts. And it was all filtered through his lyrical perspective, which was comprised of equal parts romantic and cynic. Since then, Jackson has followed his muse through a variety of projects, including urban synth-pop, various styles of jazz, film scores, classical and New Age.
1 ‘Pickup Man’ Joe Diffie. Joe Diffie’s multi-week No. 1 hit from the mid-’90s is the ultimate in truck songs because it combines the romance, the fun and the freedom of driving a pickup truck.
We, too, felt the same way, thus a follow-up list. The ending was a bit dis-couraging though. Magic Knight Rayearth While most of our beloved cartoons were shown on weekdays, Magic Knight Rayearth was there to entertain us on Saturday mornings. Peter Pan What happens when classic English literature meets Japanese? As with Peter Pan, we get a long story filled with extra adventures, extra characters remember Princess Luna?
Only Japanese imagination and Filipino dubbing could produce a stupid fun gadget as the kiliti apparatus. Mojacko Re-screened several times throughout our childhood and for the benefit of the next generation, Mojacko is also one of the most-loved anime of all times on Philippine TV. I found out it was the first colored anime released by Japan. Ghost Fighter One of the animes I could rewatch without getting sick of it.
Yup, I played tex with my brothers against the neighborhood boys, but I also did what sensible little fangirls do — create an album collection to keep the good ones, especially Vincent portraits from creasing. It was a gloomy anime that probably had more tragedy than adventure in it.
The lyrics were fun, sad, familiar, but now cliche, and understandable. The production of the songs was perfect. The instrumental hooks were filled with screaming fiddles, waning steel guitars, and even simple acoustic sounds. Arguably their best song was Queen of Memphis. The song is catchy and fun. The guys in the band put a great melody hook with a story of falling in love.
These songs bring back memories and mementos from the golden era of hip-hop. Here are the 50 best hip-hop songs of the 90s.
The most popular fads from decades past Find out what was popular when your parents were kids, or take a nostalgic trip down memory lane from your own childhood: Beanie Babies As one of the most popular, endearing and widespread fads of the last 25 years, one would imagine that Beanie Babies must have some type of unique and incredible attributes.
Instead, they are simply small, inexpensively priced, stuffed animals with a tag stating the animal’s name and birth date. Despite logic, the stuffed animals created an almost cutthroat collecting frenzy, which inadvertently spawned magazines, websites and fan clubs. In , Beanie Babies made their debut and were being sold in early in Chicago area stores. As word of mouth cast attention on the stuffed animals, interest, and therefore, sales of the toys grew significantly.
By mid , Ty, Inc. By , more than million Beanie Babies were sold and the craze was now spreading across the world. The popularity of the craze was not lost upon corporate America.
Vassilis Online via Visualhunt. The scene of life when someone walks into a dusty tavern with a slow, sad song playing on the jukebox. It sounds like the record is too old and might not continue spinning.
Time Out London picks the best R&B songs of all time, from great old-school R&B love songs to new R&B music by younger artists.
Faster than Chrome, with a built-in Ad Blocker. Top Best Songs of the 90s Coming up with a list of the top songs of the 90s was no picnic. Bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam introduced grunge, a sub-genre of rock that enjoyed huge popularity in the first half of the 90s. It was also a decade of one hit wonders where a seemingly unprecedented number of bands and solo artists enjoyed huge hits only to fade away and never be heard from again.
With all this to balance in building my list of the best songs of the 90s it took a lot of agonizing to narrow it down to a mere Without further ado, here are the songs: One Headlight made it all the way to number 2 on the Billboard Hot and also spent some time as the 1 video on VH1. She took advantage of the dance music craze of the nineties, taking this high energy tune all the way to 1 in several countries and earning a Grammy for her efforts.
Their debut album Ten was a huge smash hit, and this song was their first release from the album. Linger was a surprise ballad from this alternative rock band.
The group disbanded soon after; Horn became a full-time record producer and Howe and Downes co-formed Asia. Squire and White stuck together and continued to write material, including their Christmas single ” Run with the Fox “. The two entered sessions with Jimmy Page with the aim of forming a supergroup named XYZ , but the project was shelved.
The 20 greatest Rush songs, covering their 70s classic period to early 80s heyday, to late 80s doldrumsm 90s up to today.
The melody here is impeccable, and Shekhar does an exemplary job with the vocals, and the choice of Chinmayi takes the song to an all new level. Also, almost 3 and a half minutes into the song comes the solo antara — a smart way to close the tune! But, the duo did compose it and what a song this is! The one small thing that irks is the backing vocal chorus that accompanies Kailash towards the end, starting 3: But then those irresistibly foot-tapping rhythm starts and things change.
I love the saccharine-sweet melody in this song, where the lines extend almost breathlessly. Bhare naina — Ra. One This is a mighty ambitious song, in terms of its structure, perhaps going with the flow of the film itself. The main semi-classical part juxtaposed with Gregorian-style chants, actual Sanskrit chants and some fantastic rock layered on top of it for the hook. The second interlude featuring the flute is a particular favorite. The song seems to be built as a literal showcase of her vocal prowess, and she delivers so, so well!
The jaunty rhythm lends a beautifully lilting, almost pahaadi-style feel to the melody. Shekhar owns the vocals — his range seems perfectly fit for such bordering-on-mellow melodies. Khoya khoya — Shabd The song is such a delightful listen, with that gentle, almost-reggae backdrop.
Bloggers, DJs, and critics helped us assemble this comprehensive list of great love songs. Before you tell us what we missed, a few notes. One, we excluded breakup songs and come-back-to-me songs and please-sleep-with-me songs. Okay, now you can tell us what we missed. Buk would have been proud.
Peter Pan is a play written by J. M. Barrie in about a boy who refused to grow up. The story has been adapted many times, first by Barrie himself as the novel Peter Pan and Wendy in , and subsequently as musicals, feature films, and television series. One of the better known film.
The 25 best Filipino love songs of the last 25 years By CNN Philippines Life, Feb 10, Nothing quite breaks the heart — and just as quickly uplifts it — than the contemporary Filipino love song. From ballads speaking of longing to rock anthems of persistent desire, here are 25 Filipino songs that have best expressed the woes and triumphs of a generation, caught in the throes of romantic love.
Plenty — omnipresence, singability, quotability — but what makes a Filipino love song remarkable amongst all other love songs is hugot. Before the word was appropriated to mean watery slam poetry and Twitter tautology, hugot was the core of the Filipino love song. Anne Carson in , inadvertently describing hugot: Lack is its animating, fundamental constituent. The beloved object is far from you, and so you pull the feeling from within yourself with even greater force.
If you’re in public when it begins on your iPod, shove your hands in your pockets immediately to keep from undulating like a member of the song’s gospel choir. If you’re in a karaoke bar, someone better grab that microphone pronto, before another cross erupts into flames as penance for your pop-music sins. That’s because “Like a Prayer” is among the best pop songs of all time. The hum of the choir at the start crescendos in a way that still demands everyone leap from their seats.
It’s just ’80s enough to have catapulted to ubiquity within weeks of its release, but it’s timeless enough to remain a staple of contemporary-flashback radio. It helps, too, that the song sparked a flame of controversy.
18 Cartoons From The ‘90s You Probably Forgot Existed. How could we have forgotten some of these animated classics?!
I feel like listing things has gotten to be the sad land of the uncreative but whatever, I have a job. That clearly excuses not trying. That is what this comes out of. Switchfoot tows the line between secular horseshit and Needtobreathe-like bullshit. Neither are good things to tow the line on. This is probably their weakest single, though. It also does that annoying thing were music is a personal neg to its listeners. That never ends well. Why does love always feel like a battlefield?
Because you found out your boyfriend likes video games and you freaked out that there was one outlier to your bland coupling. I hate James Blake.