You Make Me Feel Brand New – The Stylistics Lyrics
17 Nov 2011
Album: Rockin’ Roll Baby and Let’s Put it All Together
Lyrics by: Linda Creed and Thom Bell
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.
It’s Too Late – Carole King Lyrics
1 Aug 2011
Genre: Jazz Fusion, pop
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“.
I’m Waiting For The Man – The Velvet Underground Lyrics
1 Aug 2011
Album: The Velvet Underground & Nico
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.
More than a Feeling – Boston Lyrics
20 Jul 2011
Genre: Hard rock
Lyrics by: Tom Scholz
Release Date: September, 1976
More than a Feeling is the signature song of the American rock band, Boston. The single was written for its iconic member, Tom Scholz. The one was included in the self debut record in September, 1976. The song has been used many times in movies (the last one was in the comedy Zookeeper, 2011) and television.
VH1 included More than a Feeling as the 39th Best Hard Rock of All Times.
Boston album received more than 15 platinum certified by jumping over the studio album by Guns N’ Roses “Appetite for Destruction”.
The band continues active and until now, it has released sixth albums. The last record, “Corporate america. Artemis” was relesaed in 2002.
The other legend on the band, Brad Delp comitted suicide in March, 2007 and five months later, the band came together in a Tribute Concert in Boston.
American Woman – The Guess Who Lyrics
11 Jul 2011
Album: American Woman
Lyrics by: Randy Bachman, Jim Kale, Garry Peterson and Burton Cummings
Release Date: March, 1970
American Woman was the single that inspired the sixth studio album by the popular Canadian rock band, The Guess Who. The song is one of its hits together to “Share the Land” and “These Eyes”. The rock song co-written by Randy Bachman, Jim Kale, Garry Peterson and Burton Cummings was released in March, 1970 while the whole album was on stores in January in the same year. The one also included to remarkable singles of this band, “No Time”, a remake version and “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature” which also reached the peak position at number one.
The Guess Who showed people in Canada, they could have an international success like the most important bands at that moment. The band was the Canadian answer to great rock bands or groups like Beatles and Beach Boys. The first step was given when they released “Shakin’ All Over” which was included on Top 40 in U.S.
“Bachman-Cummings Song Book” was the last compilation released, however, they use to join to do concerts and release live albums. The last of them includes 16 tracks recorded in 2009 at the Island show Room in Harris, Michigan.
Baby Come Back – Player Lyrics
1 Jul 2011
Lyrics by: J.C. Crowley, Peter Beckett
Label: RSO Records
Release Date: 1977
The debut album by the rock band Player included its signature song , Baby Come Back, the single was a super hit all over the world and reached the peak position at #1 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The single has been used numerous times on T.V. and feature films. One of the last time Baby Come Back was used was on “Transformers” movie adaptation in 2007. Other important single of the rock band were: “Prisoner of your love” and “This time i’m in it for love”.
After the Michael Hakes’ death in 2003, the band had a downswing but they have joined again in last years. The current members are: Ronn Moss, Peter Beckett, Rob Math, Carig Pilo and Johnny English.
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You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – The Righteous Brothers Lyrics
7 Sep 2010
Album: You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’
Genre: Blue soul
Lyrics by: Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector
Released: December, 1964
Simple You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ is the most played songs of all time. The one has been played more than 8 million times. The blue soul single was performed by the American duo, The Righteous Brothers in 1964. It also was chosen as one of the Songs of the Century by RIAA. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ was a number hit as USA and UK. Important artists have used it as a covers like: David Campbell, Neil Diamon, The Human League, Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers and Etta James. The duo was active until 2003.
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Lightnin’ Strikes – Lou Christie Lyrics
19 May 2010
Lou Christie co-wrote and performed this song in 1965. Ligtnin’ Strikes was a number one hit rock single, received a RIAA certification and sold more than million copies. Lou will be in a free show in Holmdel, New Jersey next 21st May, 2010. People can request their tickets throught Graden State Arts Foundation. For more information visit his website. Christie was one of the teen idols during 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak – Dawn Feat Tony Orlando Lyrics
16 Apr 2010
The international hit by Dawn was Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree that was included in the B-side of I Can’t Believe How Much I Love You. The song was featuring Tony Orlando. The song was ranked at #37 on Billboard’s Greatest Song of All Time. The song also got certified Gold by RIAA. Other hits by this group are Knock Three Times, Vaya con Dios, He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You) and Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose.