Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers Lyrics
30 Dec 2011

Album: Blood Suger Sex Magik
Genre: Ballad
Duration: 4:25
Lyrics by: Flea, Kiedis, Smith, Frusciante
Label: Warner Bros.
Copyright: 2006 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Release Date: March 10, 1992

Under the Bridge is considered the biggest success by the alternative rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers. The song was included on the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik and won a MTV Video Music Award as Best Music Video which was directed by Gus Van Sant, one of the well-recognized American film directors.

As it’s common for different succesful singles of all times, Under the Bridge wasn’t thought to be included on this album because the tempo of the song is quite differento from the rest of their single. The one is more a power ballad than a alternative rock single precisely.

The single has been re-released twice together to other popular singles of this band like Suck My Kiss, I Could Have Lied and Give It Away.

Blood Suar Sex Magik was ranked by the Rolling Stones as one of the best 500 albums of all time by placing on the position #310.

Red Hot Chili Peppers released I’m With You, their tenth studio album this year. This is the first album with the new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, who filled in John Fusciante shoes.

The band will continue their We’re with You Tour in 2012 by beginning in Sunrise, Florida next January 20th.

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You’re A Mean One – Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft Lyrics
23 Dec 2011

Album: How The Grinch Stole Christmas Soundrack
Genre: Christmas, soundtrack
Lyrics by: Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel
Duration: 2:59
Label: Island Def Jam
Copyright: (C) 1995 Mercury Records Limited
Release Date: December 18, 1966

The storytell The Grinch is one of the well known characters for Christmas Times. The one was created in 1966 for an animated television special that was directed by Chuck Jones. The program was inspired on the homonymous children’s book by Dr. Seuss. The success guaranteed two sequels premiered in diferent years and a soundtrack LP.

This musical material included 25 singles which the most popular song is You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch that was written by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel. The christmas song was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft.

This storytell also inspired a film directed by Ron Howard and starred Jim Carrey who performed that song in this live-action animated movie.

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Christmas Canon – Trans-Siberian Orchestra Lyrics
23 Dec 2011

Album: The Christmas Attic
Genre: Holyday, Christmas
Duration: 4:17
Label: Lave
Copyright: 1998 Atlantic Recording
Release Date: 1998

Christmas Canon song appeared in 1998 for first time and since then, it always is ranked on the top ten list of the most wonderful Holyday Songs of All Times.

The single was recorded by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a rock opera, for their album The Christmas Attic which was released in September 15, 1998.

Christmas Canon became so popular and it was inspired of the famous piece Canon in D Major by the composer Johann Pachebel. The album included 16 holydays singles, some of them were: Boughs of Holly, Christmas in the Air, Dream Child (A Christmas Dream), The March of the Kings and Midnight Christmas Eve.

Nowadays they are on their Trans-Siberian Orchestra winter Tour 2011 along The United States. Today, the will do four shows in Houston, TX and Pittsburgh, PA.

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Stars – Simply Red Lyrics
13 Dec 2011

Album: Stars
Genre: Soul
Lyrics by: Mick Hucknall
Duration: 4:08
Label: Rhino/Elektra
Copyright: 2008 warner Music UK Ltda
Release Date: November 18, 1991

This songs gave the title to the fourth record by the band Simply Red. The song is one of the major hits of this Bristish band.

Stars song has its own cd with other songs like Something Got Me Started, another big success by Simply Red.

The album has been ranked at #80 on the Q Magazine list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Of All Times. The great success reached with this album made the band prepared a tour that took nearly 2 years around the world. The record was released on September 30, 1991.

The band was active until 2010 when the last member of the original band, Mick Hucknall, said bye finally . The last concert took place at the O2 Arena in London on December 19, 2010.

Simply Red recorded 10 studio albums, 5 compilations albums, 1 EP, 3 Concerts albums and filmed 43 music videos.

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You Make Me Feel Brand New – The Stylistics Lyrics
17 Nov 2011

Album: Rockin’ Roll Baby and Let’s Put it All Together
Genre: Soul
Lyrics by: Linda Creed and Thom Bell
Duration: 4:45
Label: Avco
Release Date: May, 1974

One of the most important bands in 70s was The Stylistics. Many of their singles became super hits like “You Are Everything”, “I’m Stone in Love with You”, “Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)” and finallly You Make Me Feel Brand New, a single co-written by Linda Creed and Thom Bell that sold around one million copies around the world.

Different singers like Phil Perry, Rod Stewart, Jay R, Norman Brown and Simply Red have used as a cover on their own records. The most popoular cover versions is the one made for Jay R who included it on his album “Soul in Love” in 2008.

The Stylistics included this wonderful soul song on their records “Rockin’ Roll Baby” and “Let’s Put it All Together” during 1973 and 1974.

The group continues working until these days, in fact, they are in concerts nowadays across UK and Ireland. The last album they released was “That Same Way” in 2010 with the members after James Dunn and James Smith departed from the group.

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Genie In A Bottle – Christina Aguilera Lyrics
8 Sep 2011

Album: Christina Aguilera
Genre: Pop
Lyrics: Pamela Sheyne, Steve Kipner, David Frank
Duration: 3:37
Label: RCA Records Label
Release Date: August 24, 1999

Genie In A Bottle was the lead single of the debut album by Christina Aguilera. The song left the world to know all her potential. The response was a Grammy nomination for Best Female Vocal in 2000, and was ranked at #1 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for more than a month.

The pop single was also included on her first compilation album the artist released in 2008. The successful single was adapted in different versions and three more mixes.

The song was also number one hit in Germany, UK, Rusia, Spain, Ireland, Bolivia, Colombia, Italy, Egyp, Mexico, Peru, Australia, Japan, China and Denmark.

Christina Aguilera received three nominations for the 2011 ALMA Awards for her TV and film appareances in Burlesque and The Voice reality. The event will take place next Friday, September 16th, 2011.

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I Like Chopin – Gazebo Lyrics
8 Aug 2011

Album: Gazebo
Genre: Synthipop
Length: 4:08
Lyrics by: Gazebo, Perluigi Giombini
Label: Baby Record
Release Date: 1983

When you listen about Gazebo maybe you don’t remeber who that person is but when you listen the song I Like Chopin you remember the international italian success.

I Like Chopin was the only single which was so popular by this artist whose real name is Paul Mazzolini. The song was released on his debut self-titled album in 1983 by reaching the number one position in USA, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Italy, off course.

This artist has continued his musical career but he has never gotten other international hit like that.

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It’s Too Late – Carole King Lyrics
1 Aug 2011

Album: Tapestry
Genre: Jazz Fusion, pop
Length: 3:53
Lyrics by: Carole King, Toni Stern
Label: Ode Records
Copyright: Ode Recrods
Release Date: April, 1971

One of the most influential female singers of all times is Carole King, the American singer who born in New York. Since she was a little child she formed some groups until she reached international fame when released her second album, “Tapestry” in 1971 that won a Grammy Award as Album of the year.

One of the most popular singles of this record was “It’s too Late” which was co-written King and Toni Stern. The single has been used as cover many times and has been featured in differents movies like “Invincible “and “The Lake House”.

This record also included other popular titles like: “Wil You Love Me Tomorrow?”, “I Feel the Earth Move”, “So Far Away” and “You’ve Got a Friend”.

Carole King is going to release her Memoirs in April 2012. The book will be entitled “A Natural Woman“.

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I’m Waiting For The Man – The Velvet Underground Lyrics
1 Aug 2011

Album: The Velvet Underground & Nico
Genre: Rock
Length: 4:39
Lyrics by: Lou Reed
Label: Verve Record
Release Date: March, 1967

One emblematic rock bands during 60’s was The Velvet Underground, title that was inspired on a book written by the journalist Michael Leigh and published in 1963. The group was first named “The Primitives” by the time Lou Reed and John Cale decided to form a band.

The first album of this band was “The Velvet Underground & Nico”. Nico, the superstar of Andy Warhol, who also became their producer.

One of the remarkable singles of the band was I’m Waiting for the Man, a Garage rock song written by Lou Reed. The lyrics is a about a man purchasing 26 dollars worth of heroin in a Harlem Browstone. The one has been considered as one of the best 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone. I’m Waiting for the Man was ranked at #159.

Nico,  died in 1988 at the age 50 after a bicycling accident where she suffered different injuries. On the other hand, the band was dissolved in 1996, one year later after the death of the electric guitar, Sterling Morrison, who died at age 53 due to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Recently, Metallica announced that Lou Reed will do a collaboration for their new single. While John Cale, the other singer has continued his career by releasing more then 30 albums until now.

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