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4 Nov 2009, 07:09 by Gochir1.- F.R. David (FRA) - Words
2.- The Motels (USA) - Only the Lonely
3.- The Alan Parsons Project (UK) - Eye in the Sky
4.- Culture Club (UK) - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
5.- John Mellencamp (USA) - Hurts So Good
6.- Toni Basil (USA) - Mickey
7.- Tears for Fears (UK) - Mad World
8.- Men at Work (AUS) - Who Can It Be Now?
9.- Survivor (USA) - Eye of the Tiger
10.- Madonna (USA) - Everybody
11.- Phil Collins (UK) - You Can't Hurry Love
12.- Falco (AUT) - Der Kommissar
13.- Chicago (USA) - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
14.- Laura Branigan (USA) - Gloria
15.- Duran Duran (UK) - Save A Prayer
16.- Dexys Midnight Runners (UK) - Come on Eileen
17.- Toto (USA) - Rosanna
18.- Donna Summer (USA) - Love Is in Control
19.- A Flock of Seagulls (UK) - I Ran (So Far Away)
20.- Madness (UK) - Our House
16 May 2009, 11:35 by fmerahttp://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/28479277/grammy.png
The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance is the latest in a series of awards recognizing superior vocal performance by a female in the pop category, the first of which was presented in 1959. The award goes to the artist. The awards have had quite a convoluted history, particularly during the early Grammy years, having seen several name changes:
- 1959-1960: Best Vocal Performance, Female
- 1961: Best Vocal Performance Single Record or Track, Female and Best Vocal Performance Album, Female
- 1962-1963: Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female
- 1964-1968: Best Vocal Performance, Female
- 1966: Best Contemporary (R&R) Vocal Performance - Female
- 1967: Grammy Award for Best Contemporary (R&R) Solo Vocal Performance - Male or Female
(the award went to Paul McCartney for Eleanor Rigby)
- 1968: Best Contemporary Female Solo Vocal Performance
- 1959-1960: Best Vocal Performance, Female
18 Dec 2008, 01:34 by warren33There was only one reason I bought this album: I needed a copy of "Self Control" for a Halloween mix I was making. I can't remember which record store I bought it in, but I do know that the chain no longer exists. I also ended up buying the disc new because trips to two other stores yielded squat in Laura Branigan CDs. Thankfully, it was on the discount rack...I think...
The Best of Branigan was the first hits compilation of Laura Branigan's material. Released in 1995, two years after her final album, Over my Heart, this collection is probably the best album ever released under Branigan's name. A quick glance through her discography reveals a glut of albums with a couple of strong tracks (the label's "hit hopefuls," I call them) padded with filler. Mercifully, this compilation allows one to forgo wading through seven tepid albums just to get to the pop gems one really wants to listen to.
And it is a very much pop record. …
11 May 2008, 05:22 by viajante75Ah, os anos 80!
Muitas das minhas músicas preferidas foram produzidas nessa década maluca. Momento decisivo na história, que marcou o declínio da URSS e o fim da guerra fria e toda a tensão e charme que a bipolarização Ocidente-Oriente gerava. O mundo se tornou mais monótono sob o unilateralismo estadunidense. Pra completar, surgiu a AIDS, como que a perda do pouco que restava de pureza e inocência no mundo.
No Brasil, vivemos a terrível ressaca pós-ditadura, a claudicante redemocratização e as intermináveis crises econômicas e morais, causadas por uma classe política das mais "sem vergonha", incompetentes e corruptas que já se viu, o que fomentou a acelerada favelização do país. Isso praticamente não mudou!
Os anos 80 foram a última década antes do advento da internet e tudo de bom e ruim que ela representa: a imensa facilidade no acesso a informação (sem a qual não estaria dando eco às divagações da minha mente) e o perverso imediatismo que torna os momentos tão fugazes…
9 Feb 2008, 05:42 by jasencI'm copying this from a journal entry by sparklish.
My birthday: March 29, 1979
On that day, the No. 1 single was:
US: Tragedy by Bee Gees
UK: I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
AUS: Chic by Le Freak
On my 1st birthday 3.29.80:
US: Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd
UK: Going Underground / Dreams of Children by The Jam
AUS: Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
On my 2nd birthday 3.29.81:
US: Rapture by Blondie
UK: This Ole House by Shakin' Stevens
AUS: Antmusic by Adam and the Ants
On my 3rd birthday 3.29.82:
US: I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
UK: Seven Tears by The Goombay Dance Band
AUS: What About Me by Moving Picture
On my 4th birthday 3.29.83:
US: Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
UK: Is There Something I Should Know by Duran Duran
AUS: Gloria by Laura Branigan
On my 5th birthday 3.29.84:
US: Footloose by Kenny Loggins
UK: Hello by Lionel Richie
AUS: Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
5 Jul 2007, 23:55 by riffloverIf loving these cheesey tunes is so wrong, I don't want to be right!
12:51 - The Strokes
Most people cried 'Sophmore Jinx!' when the Strokes' second album came out. But that didn't make this highlight any less delightful.
Brand New Key - Melanie
I know this is a song some people love to hate, but to me, if it were a slice of cheese it would be a cute little wedge of Vache Qui Rit! Mmmm.
Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder
Last time I checked, this song was not yet cool enough to be classified as new wave. Whatever.
Bus Stop - The Hollies
Forget Rhianna, this umbrella tune is gear!
Can't Change Me - Chris Cornell
I've just read the review of some critic who has a grudge against Chris Cornell for inspiring all these nu-grunge poseurs. I don't like those twits either, but Cornell had some real melodic gems during Soundgarden and his first solo album, like this one for instance.
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Come on all and sing it! The perfect summer tune.
Don't Ask Me Why - Billy Joel