Okay, so I overslept yesterday and didn’t make it to yoga. I’m definitely going to try to make the effort to wake up and get there today. This song by Suicidal Tendencies is one of their more popular ones, and I understand why. It’s definitely one of my top “get pumped up, fuck the world, I’m the best” tracks. If […]
Here another song in keeping with the working in entertainment theme. Though it’s about the music industry specifically, there’s some wisdom in this Cypress Hill track that applies to working in all aspects of entertainment. There’s literally a lecture stuck in the middle of it. If the embedded audio player doesn’t load, click to listen to Rock Superstar by Cypress […]
I suppose if this song came out today, it would have to be called East Harlem, but that doesn’t really have the same ring to it. One of the most influential pop songs of all time, Spanish Harlem is written & produced by Lieber & Stoller (with Phil Spector somehow wrangling a credit in their somewhere) and originally performed by Ben […]
A change of pace since I’ve posted mostly rock oriented stuff for the last few days. The South Bronx Subway Rap is from the film Wild Style, which is the original hip-hop movie. A lot of the movie was shot on the Lower East Side, including the climactic concert sequence at the East River Amphitheater, which was torn down several years […]
The last of this Independence Day series is Don McLean‘s signature song. The lyrics are open to interpretation, but there’s no arguing that it’s a great song, a true classic. If the embedded audio player doesn’t load, click to listen to American Pie by Don McLean at Grooveshark.
A lot of people are under the mistaken impression that professional wrestler Hulk Hogan performed this song, but it’s actually by Rick Derringer. The Hulkster used it as his entrance music throughout the 1980s, and it remains a staple of pop culture showing up in everything from the HBO series Eastbound & Down, to the 2011 White House Correspondent’s Dinner. […]
Originally recorded for the 1980 remake of The Jazz Singer, this became one of Neil Diamond‘s signature tunes. Oddly enough, it was pulled from many radio stations lineups in the United States following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, presumably because it presents a positive view of immigration. If the embedded audio player doesn’t load, click to listen to America […]
Today is Independence Day in the United States, so for the next few days I’ll be posting some American themed songs. This is one of the more popular songs from the film Team America: World Police, which is ostensibly a spoof of jingoistic action movies, but is so well made that it actually serves as better cinematic adaptation of G.I. […]