• Song Of The Day - 19 Aug 2008: Stormwind

    Ago 20 2008, 2h07 por sablespecter

    Europe / Stormwind / Wings of Tomorrow (1) / Feb 1984

    Listening to this band reminds me of why I think the tags "" or "" can be dangerous, potentially hiding some good material from bands that formed before the glam style got popular around 1986. Today's selection is a case study.

    To me, "hair metal" implies a visual look of teased hair, makeup, spandex, and headbands; a musical style of power chord riffs, catchy hooks, and shouted or sing-along choruses; and lyrics about (a) partying (b) girls (c) partying with girls (d) rocking hard about partying with girls.

    There certainly was a lot of this stuff in the back half of the 80s - what we // freaks of the time joined our heroes in calling "posers" - and it wasn't all limited to the L.A. sunset strip, either.

    Certainly a number of bands come to mind whose success was pretty much limited to the hair metal heyday: Poison (for sure the #1 leader)…
  • Top 100 Tracks In iTunes

    Nov 5 2005, 7h02 por d1rrtyDEK

    Was inspired to do this by someone in the iTunes For Windows Group.

    1. Because Of You - Kelly Clarkson
    2. For Good - From Wicked
    3. Alone - Heart
    4. Life On Mars - Michelle Branch
    5. Under Pressure - Joss Stone
    6. Petrified - Raúl Esparza
    7. Science Fiction Double Feature - From The Rocky Horror Show (2000 Revival Cast)
    8. Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
    9. The One That Got Away - Natasha Bedingfield
    10. Alone - Carrie Underwood
    11. Getaway - Texas
    12. Where Does The Love Go? - Megan Hilty
    13. A Song For You - Herbie Hancock feat. Christina Aguilera
    14. Niagara - Sara Evans
    15. Out Tonight - Rosario Dawson
    16. Making Love Out of Nothing at All - Air Supply
    17. Karma Chameleon (Ledge Remix) - Culture Club
    18. I Promise You - Judith Owen
    19. Stumble - Natasha Bedingfield
    20. The Secrets That We Keep - Sara Evans
    21. Band of Gold - Anna Nalick
    22. Damsel In Distress - Idina Menzel
    23. One's On The Way - Sara Evans
    24. Mother's Little Helper - Liz Phair
    25. Good Is Good - Sheryl Crow