14 Feb 2012, 18:14 by MusicHallofFame
4 Oct 2011, 14:11 by Spazmo9000Challenge - Listen to every UK number 1 hit single from 1952-Present
List of number-one singles from the 1950s (UK)
Notable Tracks -
Turns out there was only one track from 1952 and it was a fucking god awful song called - "Here in My Heart" by Al Martino on the 14th of November 1952 How it spent 9 weeks at number 1 is anybody's guess... :/
Notable Tracks -
Kay Starr - "Comes A-Long A-Love" (23rd January 1953 for 1 week)
I don't know why I like this song.. It kinda reminds me of the Fallout games..
Perry Como - "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" (6th February 1953 for 5 weeks)
Catchy and simple... In a weird 1950's kinda way.. For some reason it makes me think of steam engines.. (Choo-Fuckin-Choo!!!)
Lita Roza - "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" (17 April 1953 for 1 week)
What can I say.. Simpler times I guess..
Frankie Laine "I Believe" (24th April 1953 for 9 weeks…
5 Feb 2011, 13:47 by lookbackboreAntal Dorati: Liszt & Enesco Rhapsodies (Mercury Living Presence SACD)
Goodbye Mr Mackenzie: Good Deeds And Dirty Rags (includes Nick Cave cover which I didn't know they did)
Family: The Peel Sessions
Stina Nordenstam: Memories Of A Color
Anne Clark: Changing Places
Anne Clark: An Ordinary Life
Adam Makowicz: The Name Is Makowicz (Sheffield Lab)
Mantovani: The Legend Of Music, Vol. 1 (Audio Fidelity)
Various artists: I've MANIA Tracks vol.III
KOTOKO, 詩月 カオリ: SHORT CIRCUIT III Premium Show In Tokyo 2010 (DVD)
Thin Lizzy: Great Box (JP 4CD box)
Santana: Abraxas (SACD)
Keiko Matsui: Walls Of Akendora
Magma: Üdü Wüdü
Sex Pistols: The Filth And The Fury (2CD soundtrack)
Van Halen: Van Halen II
The Waitresses: King Biscuit Flower Hour
Flat Duo Jets: Wild Blue Yonder - Live
The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour (VHS - I'll admit, I haven't a clue as to what legitimate video releases there are for this film but I suspect the all-region NTSC import DVD currently out there is not one of them.)
31 Jan 2010, 14:53 by muzikizumJanuary 2009
For this month's theme I decided not to go for light or dark songs, mainly because I didn't want to sit and listen to loads of dark flavoured music as it's too damn depressing at this time of year. So I went for the literal interpretation again and am doing two mixes, one with songs that have Black in the title and one with songs that (you guessed it) have White in their title...
This Is Black
1. Black Gold Of The Sun - Rotary Connection
2. Paint It Black - Johnny Harris
3. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
4. Blackbirds - Erin McKeown
5. Black Feather Wishes Rise - Brightblack Morning Light
6. Robes Of Bible Black - Howe Gelb
7. Black History Month - Death From Above 1979
8. Black Hole - Kelley Polar
9. Black Swan -Thom Yorke
10. Man In Black - Two Dollar Bash
11. Little Black Numbers - Kathryn Williams
14 Nov 2008, 16:04 by fmeraWant to listen to "Moon River" over and over again? I've tagged as many cover versions as I could find on last.fm - plus the original sung and instrumental versions, of course - as http://cdn.last.fm/flatness/listen_v2/tag_13x13.png moon river covers, and the list is still growing.
➤ Click to Play (lastfm client)
➤ Click to Play (radio page flash player)
"MOON RIVER" is a song composed by Johnny Mercer (lyrics) and Henry Mancini (music) in 1961, for whom it won that year's Academy Award for Best Original Song. It is most well-known for being sung in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's by Audrey Hepburn, although it has been covered by many other artists.
It became the theme song for Andy Williams, who first recorded the song in 1961 and performed it at the Academy Awards ceremonies in 1962. He sang the first eight bars of the song at the beginning of his television show; he also named his production company and venue in Branson, Missouri after Moon River. …
29 Dec 2007, 20:40 by Woodshed1This year's office party was a bit lonely. I work for myself and employ exactly no one. I mostly just drank, ate Monster Munch and cried. But I'm not entirely alone. Last.fm also threw a Christmas party and no one showed up.
Last.fm went all out to try and defeat Simon 'the evil Simon Cowell' Cowell in his bid for another X-Factor Crimbo and urged everyone to buy Lucky Soul's Lips Are Unhappy. There was much ballyhooing about the power of web 2.0 and a big internet vs. TV market-off and, in Last.fm's words, “real, independent music chosen by Last.fm’s passionate community vs. mass-marketed karaoke nonsense.”
How did it do?
It's hard to tell exactly. It didn't make the top 100 and they don't pay much attention after that. We can say for certain it did worse than Cliff Richard and Aled Jones.
So that's the sort of marketing clout you get for $141million. They could have bought almost an hour long ad in the Superbowl half-time for that money.
What went wrong?
29 Mar 2007, 19:09 by tenderbranson692005, Neil Young was treated for a brain aneurysm at a hospital in New York. Doctors expected the 59 year old to make a full recovery. The aneurysm was discovered when Young's vision became blurred after the induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month.
1980, Mantovani, Orchestra leader died aged 74. (1953 UK No.1 single 'Moulin Rouge', 1957 US No. 12 single 'Around The World In Eighty Days').
1980, Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon', spent it's 303rd week on the US album chart, beating the record set by Carole King's album 'Tapestry.'
1959, Born on this day, Perry Farrell, Jane's Addiction, (1991 UK No.34 single 'Been Caught Stealing', 1990 US No. 19 album 'Ritual De Lo Habitual'), Porno For Pyros, (1993 US No.3 & UK No.3 self-titled album). Conceived US 'Lollapalooza' tours.
1949, Born on this day, Michael Brecker, Saxophone, Brecker Brothers, (1978 UK No.34 single 'East River').
1947, Born on this day, Bobby Kimball, vocals, Toto, (1983 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Africa').
15 Feb 2007, 20:44 by Woodshed1This journal is being written live so anything could happen
Quite how they managed to dip the sound when it was broadcast live is anyone's guess. Prescient censorship? We were repeatedly told that, since it was live, anything could happen at The Brits - particularly with dangerous, out of control anarchists like Snow Patrol and Corinne Bailey Rae on the bill. But dangerous isn't very popular at the moment.
BUM! POO! Which pretty much sums up Russell Brand's performance. To give him his due, it's a tough gig (as Frank Skinner found out when he died a thousand deaths the other year) and he had a few good lines. Most notably, the suggestion that Take That will be falsely imprisoned as shoe bombers.
Highlight was watching Arctic Monkeys accepting their award while dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz.
However, it was Joss Stone who was most in need of a brain. Her LA inflected speech was easily the most baffling moment of the night. …