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A Brief History On July 27, 2019, while enjoying Sirius/XM Radio, the subject of one-word-title songs was the theme, giving this author the inspiration to compile a list of the 6 Best Songs wherein the title is a person’s name, just a one word name.  Obviously, since the list is not based on scientific data such as record sales, it is necessarily subjective and based only on my humble opinion.  You are welcome to criticize the choices on the list and to nominate your own choices for songs that should be named on such a list.  To be fair, we…

A Brief History On March 29, 2016, SoundCloud, an online audio distribution platform and music sharing website, unveiled SoundCloud Go, a subscription-based music streaming service.  Questions for students: Are you on SoundCloud? Do you even know SoundCloud? Whatever the case is, if you are an aspiring artist, then this article is for you. Digging Deeper How many times have you heard this? “It’s an eat or get eaten world out there.” I’m sure you’ve read or heard that line a dozen times already – be it in movies, books, or in real life. But it is exactly because that line has…

A Brief History On February 17, 2019, we take a look back to this date in 2015, when we listed “10 of the Sexiest Songs of All Time.”  Today we list another 10 of the Sexiest Songs of All Time, and as always, invite you, our valued reader, to nominate those songs you believe should be on this list.  The so called “sexiness” can be sort of explicit lyrics (but not out of the range of what you might hear on the radio or in common use), the suggestiveness, use of double entendres, or the general ability of the song…

A Brief History On February 3, 1959, a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane crashed in Clear Lake, Iowa, a crash that would become one of the most famous plane crashes in aviation and music history.  When the light plane hit the ground in wintry weather, the lives of 3 early Rock and Roll stars were lost, an incident often referred to as “The Day the Music Died.”  On that fateful day, music fans lost Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper (aka J.P. Richardson), and the young Ritchie Valens. Digging Deeper The airplane involved in the tragedy was a 1947 model of the Beechcraft…

A Brief History On February 1, 1964, the British sensational band, The Beatles, hit the top of the American charts for the first time with their smash hit, “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”  The iconic rock song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and would be the first of many such #1 hits by this song writing and singing pair.  In fact, the Beatles would go on to post a record 20 #1 hits in the US.  The Beatles would go on to probably the greatest career for any band in musical history, let alone Rock and…

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