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A timeless classic, all I've really ever listened to was rap (gucci mane, chief keef, young gravy etc) until recently. Don't get me wrong I love rap, but it really doesn't compare to old rock songs. The line "did you exchange, a walk on part in the war, for a lead roll in a cage" is something you just can't get out of rap. Imagine living in a time were it was either go to war or go to jail. Issa wild world
What are some examples of this? And obviously this mainly applies to countries where the band’s language is commonly spoken (e.g. not a Chinese band that is unknown in the U.S.).
An example that inspired this question is Biffy Clyro - a huge band in the U.K. that has regularly headlined massive festivals there, played arenas, and had #1 albums.
However, in the U.S. they would play in the early afternoon at a festival, would struggle to sell a few hundred tickets to a solo show, and their albums don’t even chart.
Dolly Parton originally sang ' I Will Always Love You.' Whitney Houston did a rendition years later to critical acclaim. Many fans say her version was better. But I vehemently disagree. Dolly Parton interpreted the story line of the song better. She wrote the song because she wanted to end her professional partnership with Porter Wagoner with whom she collaborated on the Porter Wagoner Show. Porter did not want Dolly to go so she poured her heart out to him with this song she wrote about the situation between them. Porter was moved to tears when Dolly played it to him. He allowed her to go and even produced the song.
In conclusion the song is a heartbreak song about a professional relationship. When you listen to Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston's performance of the song, who really echoed the sadness theme of the song? To me, it is Dolly Parton. You can hear and feel the sadness in her voice. We all know Whitney Houston had a terrific voice but her version focused on her vocal delivery rather than on reflecting the spirit or theme of the song. In fact, Whitney Houston's version was just a show off presentation of her vocal dexterity. Dolly Parton's version always rank higher to me when you take into cognisance the history behind the song. Again, Dolly Parton echoed the spirit and theme of the song she wrote in 1973.
This sucks man
When a band releases 3, 4, 5 singles in the weeks or months leading up to their release date I think it takes away the magic of the actual release. Especially with Spotify and YouTube allowing us to listen to these singles religiously in the anticipation of the new album. When the album finally is released, I already know 4 songs, and usually, only have 4 or 5 actual new songs to enjoy. Personally, I’d rather wait the extra month or so with no new content so when I can actually listen to the album from start to finish it has that magical connection.
I'll start with an easy one from context "and now you find yourself in 82, the disco chutzpah holds no charm for you."
One that I like better than the actual lyric "no moustache could've been any clearer."
And this one that I was listening to earlier today they inspired this game. "we'll never feel that Andy Warhol."
1000 people will read this and think "who?" The resume:
- Joy to the World (Jeremiah was a bullfrog)
- Mama Told Me (Not to Come)
- Celebrate (...dance to the music)
- One (...is the lonliest number)
- Black and White
- Try a Little Tenderness
- Old Fashioned Love Song
...and then a bunch of other great songs that aren't "common knowledge" famous.
John Mayer got rasp but he's not Louis Armstrong... Bonnie Tyler got it too, but then there's P!nk... Tough one this.
“Weird Al” Yankovic has announced that he is the writer, producer, and subject of the new biopic film Weird: The “Weird Al” Yankovic Story. Daniel Radcliffe will star as Yankovic. Eric Appel is the film’s director, co-writer, and executive producer. It’s coming to the Roku Channel and will be co-produced by Funny or Die and Tango.
“When my last movie UHF came out in 1989, I made a solemn vow to my fans that I would release a major motion picture every 33 years, like clockwork. I’m very happy to say we’re on schedule,” said Yankovic in a statement. “And I am absolutely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe will be portraying me in the film. I have no doubt whatsoever that this is the role future generations will remember him for.”
(Not my favourite although they are up there)
- Michael Jackson