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.
Vision of Love – Mariah Carey Lyrics
27 Jul 2011
Album: Mariah Carey
Lyrics by: Mariah Carey
Copyright: (P) 1990 SOny BMG
Release Date: June 12, 1990
Mariah Carey debuted at the end of 80s with her self-title album. Since her first singles she proved the world her amazing talent with a powerful voice with different ranges. This record produced by the same Carey under the label Columbia Records has sold more than 20 million copies along the times.
The lead single of the album was Vision of Love which was co-writen by Carey and Beng Margulies. The song a super hit worldwide made Mariah win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Singer on Grammy Awards in 1991.
Mariah Carey Album included other popular singles like: Love Takes Time, I Don’t Wanna Cry and Thre’s Got to Be a Way.
During this year, Carey is dedicated her two first children who born last April 30th.
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Just an Illusion – Imagination Lyrics
26 Jul 2011
Album: In the Heat of the Night
Lyrics by: Ashley Ingram, Leee John, Steve Jolley and Tony Swain
Release Date: 1982
In early 80s one of the most popular bands was Imagination which received more than a dozen silver discs worldwide. Imagination was formed in London, England by Leee John, Ashley Ingram and Errol Kennedy.
The signature song of the band is Just an Illusion, a funk single co-written Ashley Ingram, Leee John, Steve Jolley and Tony Swain. The one was included in the second studio album entitled In the Heat of the Night.
Just and Illusion has been used as cover for several singers like Mariah Carey who released it on her album “The Emancipation of Mimi” in 2005.
Last album of this band was “Fascination of The Physical” in 1990 but unfortunately, it was an absolute failure and the reason they finally split two years later.
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.
Orinoco Flow – Enya Lyrics
19 Jul 2011
Genre: New Age
Lyrics by: Enya & ROma Ryan
Release Date: October 15, 1988
Many people don’t forget the debut album by Enya. Watermark spread all over the world quickly because Enya showed different ranges of her beautiful voice. The conclusion? People in 80’s loved much more New Age genre.
Watermark included two of her most popular singles: “Storms in Africa” and Orinoco Flow. This last single was released in 1988 as the lead single of this record by reaching the peak position at number one in different countries.
The title of the single has been reason of speculations. Some people have said it is a reference for Orinico river in Venezuela because it appears in the music video. Other people have ensured the title is a reference to Orinoco Studios.
The song was re-released ten years later and it was also known as “Sail Away”, one phrase is repeated in the chorus.
Enya has released nine records between them two compilation albums. “A Day without Rain” has been her best-selling record which she released in 2000 but it became so popular after 9-11 event.
The artist is currently working in new record.
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.
In My Place – Coldplay Lyrics
6 Jul 2011
Album: A Rush of Blood to the Head
Genre: Alternative Rock
Lyrics by: Chris Brown, Will Champion, Jonny Buckland and Guy Berryman
Copyright: (C) 2002 EMI Records Ltda
Release Date: August 14, 2002
In My Place has back to music charts after it was re-released a live recording from Glastonbury Festival 2011 to digital download. The song was originally included in the second album by Coldplay in 2002. In My Place won a Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo Group with Vocal at next year.
The successful single was co-written Chris Brown, Will Champion, Jonny Buckland and Guy Berryman. The lyrics has been acclaimed for its deep message that talks, according to the same Brown, about how you need accept yourself and how you are threw into this world.
Coldplay is working now in their fifth studio record which is expected to be released in Autumn 2011. The title of this new album hasn’t been revealed yet but the band has already shown the lead single, “Every Teardrop is a waterfall” last month.
While they finished their new work, the band continues performing along Europe and Asia.
- Oeiras, Portugal – July 6th
- Bilbao, Spain – July 7th
- Kinross, Scotland – July 9th
- Punchestown, Ireland – July 10th
- London, UK – 22nd July
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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I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters Lyrics
29 Jun 2011
Album: So Excited!
Lyrics by: June, Anita, Ruth Pointer, Trevor Lawrence
Label: Planet Records
Release Date: 1982
Sisters Bonnie, Ruth, June and Anita Pointer formed the soul group, The Pointer Sisters in 1971. The group was inspired on singers like Aretha Franklin. The sisters drifted apart quickly seven years later when Bonnie decided to continue her career alone.
Together got their first hit with the single “Yes, We can can”, a cover version of the song by Allen Toussaint in 1973. Without Bonnie, the attention was focused on her so the rest of the sisters released the single “Fire”, a version performed by Bruce Springsteen and a song that represented their return.
This single ushered in a new road by introducing a urban style. The hit I’m so excited is one of these singles written by the Ruth, June and Anita together to Trevor Lawerence.
I’m so excited was included into the album So Excited! in 1982 and two years later, on the record “Break Out” when was included a remix version.