Friday, November 24, 2006

The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

The Lambrettas - Poison Ivy

Manfred And His Vespa T5

The Jam - That's Entertainment

The Who - Pinball Wizard

We are the mods...It will never be over for me!

Some home made video of clips of quadrophenia...what a great film!

The Clash - London Calling

The video of The Clash performing London Calling. There are already similar videos on YouTube, but I think the sound on this one is slightly better, or at least louder. Hopefully there's some sort of improvement. The video is still the same except tha it doesn't include the opening shot of Big Ben.

Another One Bites The Dust - Queen

"Another One Bites the Dust" is a 1980 rock song from the English rock band Queen. It was written by bassist John Deacon and was a worldwide crossover hit (hitting number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, hitting #2 on both the U.S. R&B charts, and the Disco Top 100). Ironically, it was successful on the R&B charts because some fans thought Queen was an R&B group. The track is on the album The Game (1980).

John Deacon originally wrote it as a cowboy theme but eventually changed the lyrics to fit a funkier arrangement. Recording sessions were produced by Reinhold Mack at Musicland Studios in Munich and consisted of Deacon playing almost all the instruments: bass, piano, rhythm and lead guitars and handclap percussion. Roger Taylor added a drum loop under protest and Brian May did some noises with his guitar and an Eventide Harmoniser.

Every Breath You Take - The Police

"Every Breath You Take", a song written by Sting and originally performed by The Police, was first released on Synchronicity, a blockbuster 1983 album (see 1983 in music). The single was one of the biggest of 1983, topping the Billboard Music Charts (North America) for eight weeks. Sting won Song of the Year and The Police won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the Grammy Awards of 1984 for "Every Breath You Take".

While the song sounds like a sedate and seemingly harmonious love ballad, it was actually written during the collapse of Sting's marriage to Frances Tomelty; the lyrics describe not well-meaning love but the motivations of a stalker, who is watching "every breath you take/every move you make". However, this fact has often gone unnoticed, or is ignored, and hence the song is often incorrectly classed as a love song. The song is an example of compound AABA form. Steve Huey of says: "Guitarist Andy Summers picks a nearly identical arpeggio pattern on each chord he plays, and Sting's bass line keeps a steady eighth-note pulse without much rhythmic variation."

Missing - Everything But The Girl

Everything But The Girl (EBTG) are a British two-person band formed in Hull, England in 1982 by lead singer and bassist Tracey Thorn (born September 26, 1962) and guitarist Ben Watt (born December 6, 1962).

They were separately signed to Cherry Red records as solo artists, with Thorn also forming one-third of the Marine Girls trio, and just happened to be attending the University of Hull at the same time. The band's name came from the slogan of an old-fashioned furniture shop on Beverley Road, Hull (now demolished). The idea behind the slogan was that they could provide every imaginable item to furnish your home, and everything in the store was for sale, except the girl who worked there.

Heroes - David Bowie

"Heroes" is a song written by David Bowie together with Brian Eno in 1977. It was recorded that year in Berlin, produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti, and released both as a single and as the title track of the album "Heroes". Though not a huge hit at the time, the song has gone on to become one of Bowie's signature tunes and is well-known today for its appearance in numerous advertisements.

The title of the song is a reference to the 1975 track "Hero" by the band Neu!, whom Bowie and Eno admired. The quote marks in the title, a deliberate affectation, impart an ironic quality on the otherwise highly romantic, even triumphant, words and music.

Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

"Wicked Game" is a song that was originally released by Chris Isaak in 1989. It can be found on his Heart Shaped World album. Despite being released in 1989, it didn't become a hit until January of 1991, when it reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The "wicked game" is played by a woman who appears to have tricked the singer into loving her: "What a wicked game to play, to make me feel this way / What a wicked thing to do, to let me dream of you". The popular music video directed by Herb Ritts featured top model Helena Christensen rolling on the beach with Isaak.

Black Velvet - Alannah Myles

Alannah Myles (b. Alannah Byles, December 25, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian musician. She grew up in Toronto and Buckhorn, where her family owns a ranch and where she also learned to ride horses. She wrote her first song at the age of eight, called "Ugly Little Cabbage in the Garden", a song meant for her sister who she was teasing. Later in her life she sold her horse to buy an Ovation guitar to play in various clubs and coffee houses.

Heart - Alone

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham!

"Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" was a song by British pop duo Wham! which was released in 1984 and became their first UK number-one hit. It was written and produced by George Michael, one half of the duo.

Michael was inspired for the song title by a scribbled note left for him by his Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley at a hotel. Released in May 1984, it heralded the beginning of a softer, sunnier image for Wham!, who had spent the previous year as a moodier, more politically-themed duo, with songs about unemployment, young marriage and battles of will between parents and their children. With the release of "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go", they re-emerged with wider smiles, more colourful clothing and a more positive disposition in interviews.

Let The Beat Control Your Body - 2 Unlimited

Get Ready For This - 2 Unlimited

Get Ready For This - 2 Unlimited

Twilight Zone - 2 Unlimited

No Limit - 2 Unlimited

2 Unlimited was a Eurodance group formed in 1991. The project was the brainchild of the Belgian production duo Jean-Paul De Coster and Phil Wilde, who wrote and recorded the backing tracks. Their songs' vocals were performed by Dutch rapper Ray Slijngaard and singer Anita Doth. 2 Unlimited were the first commercially successful crossover between underground dance music and mainstream pop.

Their first hit, "Get Ready For This", was released in 1991 and took the European charts by storm, first as an instrumental version, then as a rap version. They are best remembered for "No Limit", which was a world-wide number one hit in 1993, reaching pole position in 35 countries. The group amassed a total of twelve Top 20 hits in the United Kingdom, and took two of their albums to number one as well.

I was crazy on acid house!!!! I had the bright yello hooded top, the 20 inch flares..and the smiley faces to match!!

3 a.m. Eternal - The KLF

"3 a.m. Eternal" was a song and—in different mixes—a series of singles by acid house pioneers The KLF. "3 a.m." is one of the landmark songs of The KLF's career and of the genre.

Some people claim that 3 a.m. Eternal was a reference to their 1987 (What The Fuck Is Going On?) album. The JAMs were ordered to destroy all remaining copies of the album because of its unauthorised sampling of ABBA's Dancing Queen. After a failed audience with ABBA, Drummond and Cauty burned copies of the album (in a bonfire in a Swedish field, somewhere between Stockholm and Gothenburg, a picture of which featured on the front cover of their Who Killed the JAMs? album), as legend has it, at 3 a.m.

I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Hall & Oates

Hall & Oates - Maneater

Hall & Oates is the popular music duo made up of Daryl Hall and John Oates. The act achieved its greatest fame in the late 1970s and early-to-mid 1980s, and used a unique variety of ballad-oriented pop-blue eyed soul (occasionally tinged with dance and rock influences) to dominate the charts. The partnership is the most successful chart duo in the history of American recorded music.

They are best known for hits like "Sara Smile", "Out of Touch," "Private Eyes," "Maneater," "Rich Girl," "She's Gone," "Kiss On My List," "Say It Isn't So" and "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)."

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

"Billie Jean" is a 1983 hit single from Michael Jackson's Thriller album. A number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, the song was also the number-one R&B single for nine weeks in the United States. It was voted best single of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll, and received two Grammy Awards in 1984 in categories: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best New Rhythm & Blues Song. It was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, along with "Beat It".

How Soon Is Now - The Smiths

"How Soon Is Now?" is one of the best-known songs by British band The Smiths. Despite its prominent place in The Smiths' repertoire, however, it is not generally considered to be representative of the band's style.

Originally a B-side with "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" on the 12" single version of "William, It Was Really Nothing" in 1984, the song was subsequently featured on the compilation album Hatful of Hollow and on US, Australian and Warner UK editions of Meat Is Murder. It was belatedly released as an A-side in the UK in 1985, reaching #24 on the singles chart. The single did not make the US Top 40.

Im a real smiths fan, it matched the way i felt hen i was young, plus, they were cool! Although now, looking back, the music was kind of "i wanna kill myself..."

Joyride - Roxette

As 1990 wound down, Roxette completed its tour and returned to Sweden to record its full-length follow-up to Look Sharp! The 14-track collection, titled Joyride, was released in March 1991, peaking almost immediately at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

J.D. Considine of Rolling Stone magazine reviewed Joyride: "By emphasizing its sense of personality, Roxette delivers more than just well-constructed hooks; this music has heart, something that makes even the catchiest melody more appealing."

I started listening to roxette after getting a bug for soft rock, and any other kind of rock!

Tainted Love - Soft Cell

Soft Cell was an English synthesizer duo during the early 1980s (currently re-formed). They consisted of Marc Almond (vocals) and David Ball (synthesizers). Their lyrics often focused on love and romance as well as the darker side of life, with subjects such as kinky sex, transvestism, drugs and murder. They had a huge world-wide hit in 1981 with a cover version of "Tainted Love", a northern soul classic originally sung by Gloria Jones (the wife of Marc Bolan).

Imagine - John Lennon

"Imagine" is a utopian song written and performed by John Lennon, which appears on his 1971 album Imagine. While numerous versions have since come to light, the original's haunting piano and solemn vocal continue to receive strong airplay. In the UK, the song is regularly voted at or near the top of polls to find the greatest song or single of all time, as in Channel 4's 100 Greatest Singles. Rolling Stone magazine voted "Imagine" the third greatest song of all time.

Be My Lover - La Bouche

La Bouche was a Eurodance duo formed by Frank Farian in Germany in 1994 and fronted by Melanie Thornton (May 13, 1967 - November 24, 2001) and Lane McCray. The first lead single, "Be My Lover" was top 10 in fourteen countries, #1 in Germany and #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1996. It went on to win the ASCAP Award for the "Most Played Song in America". Their first album, entitled Sweet Dreams, went five times Platinum and nine times Gold worldwide. The second and final album, "S.O.S." / "A Moment of Love" (US) was released in 1998, featuring the single "You Won't Forget Me".

Drive - The Cars

"Drive" is a 1984 song by The Cars. The third single from the band's Heartbeat City album, it was written by Ric Ocasek, and produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange and The Cars. Lead vocals were by Cars bassist Ben Orr.

"Drive" was the Cars highest charting single in the United States, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also got to #5 in the UK singles chart, becoming their second biggest UK hit. As well, it was famously used as part of the Live Aid concert in 1985, as the background music to a montage of clips showing poverty-stricken Africa.

Careless Whisper - Wham! & George Michael

"Careless Whisper" is a song which was a worldwide number-one hit for George Michael in 1984 on Epic Records.

There was irony within the song as it was released as a solo George Michael single at a time when Wham! were at their height of popularity, yet unlike all the Wham! singles, it was co-written by Andrew Ridgeley, the other half of Wham!. They wrote it together as unknowns three years earlier when Michael was working as a cinema usher in Watford, England. In a June 2006 interview on Magic 105.4 radio, Michael said that he wrote it 'in his head' during work and that he recalls coming up with the sax riff whilst boarding a number 32 bus on the way home. Originally the riff had words but Michael declined to state them saying they were very poor lyrics. [citation needed]

I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders

T'Pau - China in Your Hand

True Colors - Cyndi Lauper

Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only

Nena - 99 Red Balloons

Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) - Phil Collins

This Charming Man - The Smiths

Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston

Maggie May (TOTP) - Rod Stewart

Everybody's Free (To Feel Good) - Rozalla

Pump Up The Jam - Technotronic

Father Figure - George Michael

I adore this song, it's just one of those songs you can make love too...

Madonna - Borderline

Shakespear's Sister - Stay

Micheal Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel

Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie

hahaha...pass the dutchie!!

Abba - Mamma Mia

Hee's a little bit of Abba...firsttime i ever heard an abba song i was about 6-7 years old...made me feel a bit funny! a nice way..

Madonna - Cherish

Come on guy can say they dont like madonna..we have all owned a madonna album somewhere along the lines..Its a bit like Abba..everyone loves Abba..or is it just me...?

The Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain

Another good song, going way back now....

berlin - Take My Breath Away

Wow..classic song from my era, and what a movie. How old was you when this came out??

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Mondays - Step On 91

Probably the best band out of madchester. When this song came out i was like 16! If only i could turn back time...

kasabian Video - Shoot The Runner

This is the new video of Kasabian "shoot the runner". brilliant song, very 70'ish, and i love it!