Oct
16
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    Rough Boys by Pete Townsend. This song comes off of Townsend’s 1980 solo album Empty Glass. It only saw moderate commercial success, getting occasional radio play on Rock stations, and while there was a video to accompany the song, MTV was in its infancy, so most viewers would only see it on The Midnight Special or Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert. The song itself had its own mystery in its lyrics as to whether it was Townsend’s “coming out” song. One […]

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Oct
14
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    Heartbreak Warfare by John Mayer. This song is from Mayer’s fourth studio album Battle Studies and is also known for its use it the movie Date Night. Heartbreak Warfare seems to keep having a re-surging life by reaching the music charts in 2009 and 2010 and most recently finding itself getting more radio play on contemporary music stations.

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Oct
7
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    Sad But True by Metallica. This song comes from Metallica’s untitled album known as The Black Album. The song was released in 1991 and followed by a video of montage concert footage released in October of 1992, with heavy rotation on MTV, when they actually played videos.

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Oct
2
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    Them Bones by Alice In Chains. Coming from their 1992 album Dirt, this song is one of the band’s heavier songs and packs a punch for its two and a half minutes. Back in the day when MTV played videos, Them Bones had a heavy rotation that helped build the bands popularity among a large audience, pushing Alice In Chains into to fore front of Hard Rock music.

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Oct
1
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    Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz. This was the second hit for the English virtual band following the song Clint Eastwood five years earlier. This song, released in 2005 from their album Demon Days features rapper De La Soul and shows off the bands bass and drum Hip-Hop side.

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Sep
25
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    Right Here by Staind. This song is from the bands aptly named fifth album, Chapter V released in 2005. While the album saw two other songs reach No.1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, right Here peaked at No.3.

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Sep
23
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    My Sweet Summer by Dirty Heads. This song comes from the Huntington Beach California band’s album Sound Of Change released the Summer 2014. The song was first released on iTunes in May 2014 setting the pace for what would be a huge success on the music album charts, topping the Billboard Alternative Album chart at No1.

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Sep
22
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    What It’s Like by Everlast. This song was a monster hit for the former rapper of Brooklyn New York’s House Of Pain. For his first solo project, Everlast, whose birth name is Erik Schrody, released this song from his 1998 album Whitey Ford Sings The Blues. A completely different turn in music style from his former Rap days, this bluesy acoustic song still has its urban edge that appealed to a wide audience, making it hit the Top 10 in […]

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Sep
13
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    This Shout Out goes to The Millenium from Eau Claire Wisconsin and features their song Ghost Town from their debut album It’s So Much Friendlier With Two. Their melodic Alt/Rock style displays instant likability and a tight chemistry amongst the band mates. The smooth clear vocals that go with their music make for the perfect blend of songwriting. Please give this band a listen and say you heard them before they hit it big! And as always support the hard […]

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Sep
11
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    Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve. Or is it The Rolling Stones? This song was released in 1997 from The Verve’s album Urban Hymns. The song became a huge hit for the band giving them promise for a financial windfall. One problem though, the song’s music is based on a symphonic version of The Rolling Stones’ song The Last Time by Andrew Oldham. The Verve gave writing credit to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards along with fifty percent of the royalties […]

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