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    I Wanna Be Sedated

    "I Wanna Be Sedated" is a song by the American punk rock band the Ramones. It is one of the band's best known songs. It was originally released on their fourth album, Road to Ruin, in September 1978 and was the b-side of the UK single "She's the One" released on January 10, 1979. The song was later released as a single in the Netherlands in 1979, then in the U.S. in 1980 by RSO Records from the Times Square soundtrack album. "I Wanna Be Sedated" was written by Joey Ramone. In an interview about the song, Joey explains the chorus: The music video for the song, directed by Bill Fishman, was released in September, 1988 (ten years after the song was originally released) to promote the compilation album Ramones Mania. The iconic video features the Ramones sitting at a table, nonchalantly reading and eating Corn Flakes. Meanwhile, the background room erupts into a meeting place for nuns, acrobats, ballerinas, monsters, cheerleaders, clowns, doctors, fetish nurses, and smoking schoolgirls. The film is intentionally sped up to show the excitement of the background, while the band's actions are in regular motion. One of the video's characters is a young Courtney Love. "I Wanna Be Sedated"
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    Believe

    "Believe" is a song by American recording artist Cher. It was released on November 24, 1998 as the lead single from her twenty-third studio album of the same name. It was written by Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennen, Paul Barry, Steven Torch, Matthew Gray, and Timothy Powell and produced by Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling. It has since become one of the best-selling singles of all time, selling more than 10 million copies worldwide. It won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 42nd Grammy Awards and also received a nomination for Record of the Year. Musically, "Believe" is a dance-pop song that incorporates elements of techno, Eurodance and house music. It also uses heavy amounts of Auto-Tune, which has since become one of the song's most notable features. The song has received generally positive reviews from music critics, with some calling the song "catchy" and the "best thing Cher has recorded in years". It topped the charts in more than ten countries worldwide, becoming one of the most commercially successful singles to date. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), selling more than 1 million in the United States. An accompanying
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    YYZ

    For the airport YYZ, see Toronto Pearson International Airport. YYZ is an instrumental rock piece by Canadian rock band Rush, from the 1981 album Moving Pictures. Following its initial release, it became one of the band's most popular pieces and has been a staple of the band's live performances. The song has been featured on all live concert video recordings in some form. On both the live album Exit...Stage Left (1981), and the concert video recording A Show of Hands (1989), a version of the track is played with drummer Neil Peart integrating his full-length drum solo. "YYZ" also appears on Guitar Hero II. YYZ is the IATA airport identification code for Toronto Pearson International Airport, located in Mississauga, west of Rush's hometown of Toronto. It is common practice for air navigation aids to broadcast their identifier code in Morse code using VHF omnidirectional range (VOR). A plane using VOR equipment would then always know it is tracking the right station. Drummer and lyricist Neil Peart has said, in reference to the airport code, "It's always a happy day when YYZ appears on our luggage tags." The song's introduction, played in a time signature of 5/4, repeatedly
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    3's & 7's

    "3s & 7s" is the second single by Queens of the Stone Age from their 2007 album Era Vulgaris. It was released on June 4, 2007 and followed the digital download-only "Sick, Sick, Sick". The single has debuted at number one on the United Kingdom rock chart and at number nineteen on the official UK top 40 singles chart. There are two other versions of this song. A video for the song was shot in Joshua Tree and directed by Paul Minor, whose previous music promo work included "Starlight" by Muse. After a number of images were placed on photo-sharing website Flickr, the video in its entirety was added to iFilm on September 26, 2007, a full three months after the single's European release. The video itself is a trailer for a fake movie entitled "3s & 7s" and is shot in a similar style to the exploitation films of the '60s and the 2007 film Grindhouse. Two versions of the video exist. The first version of the video contained full-frontal nudity. This version was then re-edited to remove all nudity, and the first version was then replaced with version two.
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    Tomorrow Never Knows

    Tomorrow Never Knows

    "Tomorrow Never Knows" is the final track of The Beatles' 1966 studio album Revolver but the first to be recorded. Credited as a Lennon–McCartney song, it was written primarily by John Lennon. The song has a vocal put through a Leslie speaker cabinet (which was normally used as a loudspeaker for a Hammond organ) and uses automatic double tracking (ADT) to double the vocal image. Tape loops prepared by the Beatles were mixed in and out of the Indian-inspired modal backing underpinned by Ringo Starr's constant but non-standard drum pattern. The song is also one of the first uses of a flanger effect on any instrument. It is often considered one of the greatest songs of all time, with Pitchfork Media placing it at number 19 on its list of "The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s", and it being featured in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time. John Lennon wrote the song in January 1966, with lyrics adapted from the book The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead by Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, and Ralph Metzner, which in turn was adapted from the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Although Peter Brown believed that Lennon's source for the lyric was the
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    Sunshine of Your Love

    "Sunshine of Your Love" is a 1967 song by the British supergroup Cream, written by Jack Bruce, Pete Brown and Eric Clapton. It was originally released on the album Disraeli Gears in November 1967, and was later released as a single in January 1968. It is Cream's only gold-selling single in the United States. It features a distinctive electric/bass guitar riff and a guitar solo from Clapton. Development of the song began when Bruce and Clapton attended The Jimi Hendrix Experience show at the Saville Theatre in London. After the concert, Bruce returned home and wrote the riff that runs throughout the song. Most of the lyrics to "Sunshine of Your Love" were written during an all-night creative session between Bruce and Brown, a poet who worked with the band: "I picked up my double bass and played the riff. Pete looked out the window and the sun was coming up. He wrote 'It's getting near dawn and lights close their tired eyes…'" Clapton later wrote the song's bridge which also yielded the song's title. Clapton's guitar tone on the song is created using his 1964 Gibson SG guitar (the famous "Fool" guitar) through a wah-wah pedal and a Marshall amplifier. The song is renowned among
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    Hip Hop Hooray

    "Hip Hop Hooray" is a hip hop single released by hip hop group, Naughty By Nature, in 1993. The song spent one week at number one on the US R&B chart, and reached number eight on the US Pop chart. The song contains lyrics boasting the group's love of hip hop and their fascination with good-looking women. The chorus of "hey...ho...hey...ho" lyric is among the most popular choruses in the genre. The music video was directed by Spike Lee, who also appears in it. Queen Latifah, Eazy-E, Monie Love, and Run-DMC also make appearances in the video.
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    Holy Diver

    "Holy Diver" is the title of a song recorded by heavy metal band Dio. It was released in August 1983 as the lead single from the band's debut album of the same name. Although it only reached number 40 on the Mainstream Rock chart at that time, today it is one of Dio's most popular songs. When played on the radio, many stations cut the extended instrumental intro sequence. Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the song was placed on the list of post-9/11 inappropriate titles distributed by Clear Channel. In 2009, Holy Diver placed 43rd on VH1's Top 100 Hard Rock Songs. The music video for "Holy Diver", directed and edited by Arthur Ellis, features Dio as a hairy barbarian adventuring through a desolate church. First he strikes a shrouded figure and his hobgoblin friend with his sword, but instead of killing them he turns them into rats. He later visits a blacksmith who is forging a sword. He throws his sword in the trash and deftly catches the newly forged one. This song was featured in season 3, episode 13 of South Park. American metalcore band Killswitch Engage covered this song in 2007.
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    In Bloom

    "In Bloom" is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana. Written by frontman Kurt Cobain, the song addresses people outside of the underground music community who did not understand the band's message. Nirvana made its first music video for an early version of "In Bloom" in 1990; however the song did not appear on a commercial release until the release of the group's second album, Nevermind, in 1991. "In Bloom" became the fourth and final single from the album in late 1992. It was accompanied by a new music video which parodied musical performances of 1960s variety shows. Nirvana first played the song the night before it was demoed. Bassist Krist Novoselic recalled that it "originally sounded like a Bad Brains song. Then Kurt turned it into a pop song". Cobain went home and reworked the song, playing the revised version of it over the phone to Novoselic. The band recorded "In Bloom" with producer Butch Vig at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin during April 1990. The material recorded at Smart Studios was intended for the group's second album for the independent record label Sub Pop. The song originally had a bridge section that Vig removed. Novoselic said that after the band
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    Tom Sawyer

    Tom Sawyer is a song by Canadian rock band Rush, named after Mark Twain's literary character. The song was released on Mercury Records and PolyGram in 1981 on the Moving Pictures album and numerous compilations thereafter, such as 1990's Chronicles. It has also appeared on several live albums and bootlegs. The song relies heavily on Geddy Lee's synthesizer playing and the techniques of drummer Neil Peart. Geddy Lee has referred to the track as the band's "defining piece of music...from the early '80s". It is one of Rush's best-known songs and is a staple of classic rock radio. It reached 25 in the UK singles chart in October 1981 and in the US peaked at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at 8 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. In 2009 it was named the 19th-greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. "Tom Sawyer" was one of five Rush songs inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on March 28, 2010. The song was written by Lee, Peart, and guitarist Alex Lifeson in collaboration with Canadian lyricist Pye Dubois (the lyricist of Max Webster), who also co-wrote other Rush songs such as "Force Ten," "Between Sun and Moon," and "Test For Echo." According to the US radio
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    Say It Ain't So

    "Say It Ain't So" is a song by the American rock band Weezer. It was released as the third single from their self-titled 1994 debut album. Written (like most Weezer songs) by frontman Rivers Cuomo, the song came to be after he had all the music finished and one line, "Say it ain't so". Cuomo made a connection to an incident in high school where he came home and saw a bottle of beer in the fridge. He believed his mother and father's marriage ended because his father was an alcoholic and this made him fear the marriage between his mother and step-father would end this way as well. In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked "Say It Ain't So" #72 on "The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time." Pitchfork Media included the song at number 10 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s. "Say It Ain't So" is a playable track on the 2007 game Rock Band. Two mixes of the song exist. The original album pressings had a mix with slightly different sounding drums, bass and no guitar feedback. However, when they released the single, they used the mix that kept the guitar feedback in the song. The band liked this mix so much they asked for it to replace the version on the album, after the album had sold 3 million
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    Ex's and Oh's

    Ex's and Oh's

    "Ex's and Oh's" is the lead single from the American metalcore band Atreyu's third album, A Death-Grip on Yesterday, released in 2006. It is the second single counting "Her Portrait in Black" which was originally created for the soundtrack to Underworld: Evolution. The lyrics deal with the former alcohol addiction of vocalist Alex Varkatzas. This song is included on the video game Madden NFL 07 (however it is edited). It's also a master recording playable on Guitar Hero II as an Xbox 360 downloadable track. A part of the song was played on an episode of Parental Control. The song charted on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, peaking at number 24. It is one of Atreyu's most famous songs, and is a staple of their live set. Varkatzas often uses audience participation when performing the song.
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    Highway Star

    "Highway Star" is one of British rock group Deep Purple's most famous songs. The song is the opening track on the 1972 album Machine Head and is the fastest song (tempo-wise) on the album. It is characterised by a long classically-inspired guitar solo and organ solo. Organist Jon Lord claimed that the organ and guitar solos were based on Bach-like chord sequences. This song was born on a tour bus going to Portsmouth in 1971 when a reporter asked the band how they wrote songs. To demonstrate, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore grabbed an acoustic guitar and began playing a riff consisting of a single "G" repeated over and over, while vocalist Ian Gillan improvised lyrics over the top. The song was refined and was performed that same night. The song first appears on the 1972 LP Machine Head. The track remains one of the band's staples in live concerts, and was the set opener even before it was released on any album. The very first live version released, recorded live for German TV program Beat-Club in September 1971 is featured on the History, Hits & Highlights '68–'76 DVD. The most famous live version is featured on the 1972 live album Made in Japan. It's also the opening track on the live
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    Mr. Brightside

    Mr. Brightside

    "Mr. Brightside" is a the debut single by Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers. The song is featured on the group's debut album Hot Fuss and was written by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning. It was named "Song of the Decade" by UK radio stations Absolute Radio and XFM, and in April 2010 Last.fm revealed that it was the most listened to track since the launch of the online music service, with over 12.2 million plays "scrobbled". In October 2010, it was voted at 9 in the Greatest Guitar Riffs of the 21st Century so far by Total Guitar magazine Lyrically "Mr. Brightside" depicts the jealousness and paranoia of a male who suspects his partner is cheating on him; the song is inspired by an unfaithful ex-girlfriend of frontman Brandon Flowers. Dave Keuning composed the verses to this song before meeting Flowers, Flowers wrote lyrics and composed the chorus after hearing Dave's ideas. In November 2001, they recorded "Mr. Brightside" along with three other demos including "Desperate", "Replaceable", and "Under the Gun" at Mike Sak's Kill the Messenger Studio in Henderson, Nevada. They handed out this demo for free during their shows in 2002. "Mr. Brightside" became a popular song within
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    Stricken

    "Stricken" is a song by American rock band Disturbed. The song was released on July 25, 2005 as the second single from their third studio album Ten Thousand Fists. "Stricken" was certified gold in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America on August 18, 2008 for selling 500,000 copies. It is one of the first of Disturbed's songs to include a guitar solo. The song is featured on Guitar Hero III and is featured again as part of the Disturbed track pack in Guitar Hero 5. The song is also a part of the Rock Band downloadable content catalog. The song was also featured in the Project Gotham Racing 4. The music video for the song was filmed in an abandoned hospital in which some scenes from the 1984 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street were filmed. "Stricken" was used as official theme for WWE's PPV New Year's Revolution, in 2006. The video for "Stricken" takes place in either an abandoned warehouse or infirmary. There are two women in the video. The man has an affair with both of them. As a result, Ian's original girlfriend is shown upset and screaming. The other woman is shown going after the man. The man, on the other hand, does not show emotion to the very
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    Angel

    Angel

    "Angel" is the name of a song written and recorded by Jimi Hendrix, first released in February 1971 on the posthumous LP The Cry of Love. In April it was released as a single, which failed to chart. In the US the single was backed with "Freedom" and in the UK with "Night Bird Flying". The song was included on 1997's South Saturn Delta, a compilation of Hendrix demos, unfinished tracks and alternate mixes, as well as the same year's First Rays of the New Rising Sun, which attempted to reconstruct what Hendrix's unfinished fourth album might have sounded like had he lived to complete it. In 1972, Rod Stewart covered "Angel" on his album Never a Dull Moment. This version can also be heard in the film Charlie's Angels, which was released in the year 2000, but is not included in the film's soundtrack album. In the UK, it reached no. 4 as a double A-side with "What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me). Vinegar Joe covered the song on their second album Rock 'n' Roll Gypsies released in 1972. This song was also recorded by singer/songwriter and harpist Dee Carstensen in her 1995 studio album release Regarding The Soul. The album The Gil Evans Orchestra Play the Music of
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    Welcome to the Jungle

    "Welcome to the Jungle" is a song by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, featured on its 1987 debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction. It was released as the band's second single on October 3, 1987, and reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number twenty-four on the UK Singles Chart. In the United Kingdom, "Welcome to the Jungle" was backed with a live cover of AC/DC's "Whole Lotta Rosie", while in the United States the B-side was "Mr. Brownstone" from Appetite for Destruction. The 12" vinyl and 12" picture disc editions of the single also featured "Whole Lotta Rosie", in addition to live versions of "It's So Easy" and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door". In 2009 "Welcome to the Jungle" was named the greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. According to an interview published by Hit Parader in March 1988, "Axl wrote the words while visiting his long-time friend Tori in Kingston, Washington, a town outside of Seattle. It's a big city, but at the same time it's still a small city compared to Los Angeles and the things that you're gonna learn. It seemed a lot more rural up there. Axl just wrote how it looked to him. If someone comes to town and they want to find
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    Milkshake

    "Milkshake" is a song by American recording artist Kelis and the lead single from her third studio album, Tasty. The song was released in the United States on August 25, 2003, by Star Trak and Arista Records, and internationally on November 24. It was written and produced by The Neptunes, a duo that had made the majority of Kelis' songs in the past. According to Kelis, "milkshake" in the song is used as a metaphor for "something that makes women special". The song is noted for its euphemistic chorus and low beat R&B sound. The song peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in December, 2003, becoming Kelis' best charting single in the country to this day. The song achieved commercial success internationally, as it topped the chart in Ireland, and peaked inside the top three in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. "Milkshake" was certified gold in the United States, where it has sold 883,000 paid downloads. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2004. "Milkshake" was written and produced by The Neptunes, a duo consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. The song came out when Tasty was chosen as the album's
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    1, 2 Step

    "1, 2 Step" is a song recorded by Ciara and Missy Elliott for Ciara's debut album Goodies. Written by Ciara and Missy Elliott and produced by Jazze Pha, it was released as the album's second single on October 23, 2004 in the United States and the second quarter of 2005 internationally. It reached the top ten in several countries worldwide. The song is heavily-inspired by 1980s electro music production. Throughout the song, Ciara gives a description of how the song's beat feels as she demands party-goers to dance to the music. "1, 2 Step" was ranked 59th on Billboard's Top 100 Songs of the Decade. In the United States, the song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for seven weeks. The song also features Missy Elliott using an interpolation verse from Teena Marie's song "Square Biz". "1, 2 Step" is one of four songs Ciara and Jazze Pha originally recorded at Doppler Studios in Atlanta two years before the release of Goodies. Pha asked Missy Elliott to appear on the track and she accepted. Elliott recorded her rap verse at the Hit Factory Criteria in Miami. Jazze Pha quoted that he completed the instrumental in four minutes. Pha said feeling the other's
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    Get Right

    "Get Right" is a song recorded by American recording artist and actress Jennifer Lopez, taken from her fourth studio album, Rebirth (2005). The song, that samples "Soul Power '74", written by James Brown, was written by and produced by Rich Harrison, with additional production by Cory Rooney. The single peaked at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Lopez's tenth top twenty single in the U.S.; it also peaked at #1 in numerous countries including the United Kingdom, where it become her first chart-topper since 2001's "Love Don't Cost a Thing", and Italy. It was her first single to reach number one single dance chart in the United States after 2000's "Feelin' So Good". After the success of her third studio album "This Is Me... Then" (2002) and its singles "Jenny from the Block" and "All I Have", in late 2004, Lopez announced that she was recording material and would release her fourth studio album on March 1, 2005. It was also announced that the lead single was to be "Get Right". The instrumental was originally used by Usher in his song "Ride", but did not make it on his 2004 album Confessions. A remix of the song, featuring rapper Fabolous, is available as the twelfth
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    Creep

    "Creep" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. Radiohead released "Creep" as their debut single in 1992, and it later appeared on their first album, Pablo Honey (1993). During its initial release, "Creep" was not a chart success. However, upon re-release in 1993, it became a worldwide hit. Attendees of Radiohead's early gigs often exhibited little interest in the band's other songs, causing the band to react against "Creep" and play it less often during the mid-to-late 1990s. In 1998, halfway through their OK Computer tour, the band dropped the song from set lists altogether. "Creep" was not played live again until 2001, but it has since reappeared several times on the band's live sets. According to Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood, Thom Yorke wrote "Creep" while studying at Exeter University in the late 1980s. Guitarist Jonny Greenwood said the song was inspired by a girl that Yorke had followed around who showed up unexpectedly during a show by the band. In 1992 during rehearsal sessions with producers Sean Slade and Paul Q. Kolderie, Radiohead spontaneously performed "Creep". Yorke described "Creep" to the producers as "our Scott Walker song"; Slade and
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    Disco Inferno

    "Disco Inferno" is a 1976 song by The Trammps from the album of the same name. With two other cuts by the group it reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in early 1977, but had limited mainstream success in the U.S. until 1978, after being included on the soundtrack to the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, when a re-release hit #11 on the Hot 100. It was also notably covered by Cyndi Lauper on the A Night at the Roxbury soundtrack and Tina Turner on the What's Love Got to Do with It? soundtrack. The song was originally performed by the Trammps in 1976 and released as a single. It was inspired by a scene in the 1974 blockbuster film The Towering Inferno in which a discotheque is caught in the blaze. According to Tom Moulton, who mixed the record, the Dolby noise reduction had been set incorrectly during the mixdown of the tracks. When engineer Jay Mark discovered the error and corrected it, the mix had a much wider dynamic range than was common at the time. Due to this, the record seems to "jump out" at the listener. With "Starvin'" and "Body Contact Contract", it topped the U.S. Disco chart for six weeks in the late winter of 1977 and hit number nine on the
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    Makes No Difference

    "Makes No Difference" is the title of a song recorded by Canadian punk rock band Sum 41. It was released in June 2000 as the lead single from the band's EP Half Hour of Power. The song is featured on the soundtracks for Bring it On, Out Cold and Van Wilder. A new version of the song was featured on Sum 41's greatest hits compilation, All the Good S**t. Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that it "neatly walks a line between polished modern rock and a clever turn at accessible adult top 40, charged up with grimacing guitars and a pace frantic enough to shake the perm loose from the intended audience's girlfriends." The music video is a very large teenage party that Sum 41 is hosting, where a lot of destruction is done to the house as the night goes on, including a car being driven into the house. At one point rapper DMX makes a cameo appearance on an ATV. The other video contains miscellaneous clips of them performing Cassette: CD:
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    Woman

    "Woman" is a song by Australian rock band Wolfmother, featured on their 2005 debut studio album Wolfmother. It was released as the band's fourth single in Australia on 17 June 2006, and later in the United Kingdom on 17 July. It became a massive hit at rock radio during the summer of 2006 in the United States, achieving peaks of #7 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and #10 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. "Woman" won the award for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th Grammy Awards in 2007. "Woman" was featured in the soundtracks of The Game Plan, Major League Baseball 2K7, MotorStorm, Madden NFL 07, Tony Hawk's Project 8, Pure, and remix in Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights and is a playable song in Guitar Hero II and on Guitar Hero: Smash Hits., and is available as downloadable content for the Rock Band series of video games as of October 27, 2009. The song was remixed by MSTRKRFT, The Avalanches and JD Twitch, all of which appeared on one or more of the single's formats. The song was also used in promotional trailers during the second season of Prison Break. The song was used as the team entrance music for the Columbus Blue Jackets during the NHL 2008-2009 season. It is
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    Broken Wings

    Broken Wings

    "Broken Wings" is the title of a song recorded by American pop/rock band Mr. Mister. The band's first single from their 1985 Welcome to the Real World album, "Broken Wings" reached the number-one position on the U.S. charts in December 1985, where it remained for two weeks. It was released as the band was just about to embark on a U.S. tour opening for Tina Turner. The song reached number four in the UK Singles Chart, the highest the group ever achieved there. The song was co-written with lyricist John Lang, who was inspired by a book called "Broken Wings" written by Kahlil Gibran. The song is a mix of synth, digitally delayed guitar, bass and drums. The song's hissing intro was an effect created by the sound of crash cymbal played in reverse. The music video for "Broken Wings" was directed by Oley Sassone and filmed in black & white. It features lead vocalist/bassist Richard Page driving through the desert in a classic Ford Thunderbird, the first allusion to birds. There is a scene where Page is sitting in a church when a Harris's Hawk flies in through the window and lands next to him on the pew and they exchange a gaze. The full band is also featured in performance scenes. Also
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    Dead

    "Dead" is an alternative rock song by the American band Pixies, written and sung by the band's frontman Black Francis. It is the sixth track on their 1989 album Doolittle. The song describes the biblical David and Bathsheba story (from II Samuel) from the viewpoint of David. Francis has described the story of the song: "Dead" is driven by Santiago's lead guitar, which clashes with Francis' rhythm part in the chorus. The time signature of the song alternates between 6/4 and 4/4.
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    Nothing But You

    "Nothing But You" is a single released by Paul van Dyk in association with the group Hemstock & Jennings - Nothing But You is a re-work of their 2002 single "Arctic". It also features the well known trance singer Jan Johnston, as well as Kym on vocals. The song was featured in the soundtracks of EA Games FIFA Football 2004 and the cirrus remix in Need For Speed Underground 2. The song also appears in DJ Hero, mixed together with Sandy Rivera's "I Can't Stop (David Penn Remix)". It reached #14 in the UK Singles Chart and #6 in the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play. The vocals featured in this track are Norwegian. "Jeg har ingenting, men jeg har alt når jeg har deg" which translates to "I have nothing, but I have everything when I have you." The music video for Nothing But You is filmed in the style of the Reflections album. It includes various images of the streets of Germany and follows a girl who climbs to the top of her apartment to the roof as a boy does the same on the other side of the street, interspersed with shots of Paul van Dyk in his apartment suite doing various mundane activities, reflecting on himself whilst looking in the mirror, cleaning his hands, eating dinner and watching
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    You've Got Another Thing Comin'

    "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" is a song by British heavy metal band Judas Priest. It was originally released on their 1982 album Screaming for Vengeance and released as a single later that year. In May 2006, VH1 ranked it fifth on their list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs. The song reached No. 67 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, making it Judas Priest's only charting song in the United States. The song's title is an eggcorn idiom, in use since at least 1919, from the original expression, "You've got another think coming," published as early as 1898. "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" has charted in two countries in United Kingdom and in United States. In the United Kingdom it took place at sixty six and in the U.S.A., it took place at four. The song shows up on several video games, for example, it is featured on the jukebox of the first level of Prey; in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City's radio station V-Rock; as downloadable content for Rock Band series (alongside the rest of the album Screaming for Vengeance); and a cover version is featured in Guitar Hero. It is now featured in EA Sports' NHL 12. It is also in 2k sports' Major League Baseball 2K9. The original song is also
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    Cult of Personality

    Cult of Personality

    "Cult of Personality" is a song by funk metal band Living Colour. It was the first single from their debut album, Vivid, released in 1988. "Cult of Personality" reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. It also won the Grammy award for "Best Hard Rock Performance" in 1989. Its music video earned two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Group Video and Best New Artist. The song was ranked #69 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. The solo was ranked #87 in Guitar World's "100 Greatest Guitar Solos" list. It was also selected as one of many songs you must hear & download in the musical reference book, 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die: And 10,001 You Must Download. In 2007, the song was re-recorded and released for the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock because the band no longer owns the rights to the original. It also appeared in the famous video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the radio station "Radio X". The band's founder, Vernon Reid described the song as very special for the band not just for its commercial success but because it was essentially written in just one rehearsal session. The riff was stumbled upon while
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    Suffragette City

    "Suffragette City" is a song by David Bowie. Originally from the 1972 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album, it was later issued as a single in 1976 to promote the Changesonebowie compilation in the UK, with the US single edit of "Stay" on the B-side. The single failed to chart. Recorded towards the end of the Ziggy Stardust sessions, "Suffragette City" features a piano riff heavily influenced by Little Richard, a lyrical reference to the book and film A Clockwork Orange (the word "droogie," meaning "friend") and the sing-along hook "Wham bam thank you ma'am!". Music historians cite the song as one of the very first Punk records. Before recording it himself, Bowie offered it to the band Mott the Hoople if they would forgo their plan to break up. The group refused, but recorded Bowie's "All the Young Dudes" instead.
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    Little L

    "Little L" is the lead single from British Acid Jazz band Jamiroquai's fifth studio album, A Funk Odyssey. The song was written by Jay Kay, and was inspired by the breakup between himself and Denise van Outen, his former girlfriend, over his cocaine problem. The song was featured in the film The Sweetest Thing. A cover of the song is featured in the game Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party. The video features Jay Kay dancing in a futuristic nightclub.
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    Little Wing

    Little Wing

    "Little Wing" is a song written by Jimi Hendrix. It was first recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience on their 1967 album Axis: Bold as Love. It is ranked #366 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Hendrix spoke to a Swedish journalist about the song in January 1968, saying "Well, that was one song on there we did a lot of sound on, you know. We put the guitar through the Leslie speaker of an organ, and it sounds like jelly bread, you know….It’s based on a very, very simple American Indian style, you know, very simple. I got the idea like, when we was in Monterey, and I just happened to…just looking at everything around. So I figured that I take everything I see around and put it maybe in the form of a girl maybe, something like that, you know, and call it 'Little Wing', in other words, just fly away. Everybody really flying and they’s really in a nice mood, like the police and everybody was really great out there. So I just took all these things an put them in one very, very small little matchbox, you know, into a girl and then do it. It was very simple, you know. That’s one of the very few ones I like." When asked by a London reporter in 1967
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    Supernatural Superserious

    Supernatural Superserious

    "Supernatural Superserious" is a song by American alternative rock band R.E.M.. It is the first single and third track from the band's fourteenth album Accelerate and was first released on February 11, 2008 as an MP3, and February 25, 2008 on CD. Like most of the songs on Accelerate, it made its debut during the band's "working rehearsals" at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin between June 30 and July 5, 2007, in an unfinished form with the name "Disguised"; the song appears on Live at The Olympia in this form. Its title was changed on the advice of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. The song itself proved an early success, entering the UK Singles Chart at #54 on downloads, before its official physical release, although—unlike most of R.E.M.'s lead singles in the UK—it was not a hit there. It also became R.E.M.'s first song since 2001's "Imitation of Life" to enter more than two charts and to chart on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks, with an entry position of #36, eventually reaching #21. The other chart that the song charted was the Billboard Hot 100 where it reached #85. The song was used by ESPN as part of their coverage of Major League Baseball's 2008 Opening Day. A special 7" single
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    Clocks

    "Clocks" is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay. It was written by all members of the band for their second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. Built around a piano riff, the song features cryptic lyrics of contrast and urgency themes. Several remixes of the track exist and its riff has been widely sampled. "Clocks" won Record of the Year at the 2004 Grammy Awards, and, to date, is one of Coldplay's most successful songs. "Clocks" debuted to critical and commercial success, with critics mainly commenting on the song's piano melody. It was released in the United Kingdom as the third single from A Rush of Blood to the Head, where it reached number nine in the UK Singles Chart. It was released in the United States as the album's second single and reached number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Clocks" was composed during the late stages of production of Coldplay's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. A riff popped into Chris Martin's mind late one night in Liverpool when he came in to the studio, where he then developed it on piano. According to Martin, "Clocks" was inspired by the English rock band Muse. Martin presented the riff to the band's guitarist Jonny Buckland
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    Carry Me Home

    "Carry Me Home" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the b-side to the song "Dog Eat Dog" and was recorded at Vineyard Studios in England, along with "Love at First Feel", "Cold Hearted Man" and an early version of "Whole Lotta Rosie", "Dirty Eyes", which was released in the 1997 box set Bonfire. These recordings are from the only studio session outside of Australia while Mark Evans was in the band. The track Carry Me Home has never surfaced on any official album and can only be found on that single. This classifies it as a rare track to many fans. It is available, however, on many bootlegs. The song was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott. The character Scott's lyrics portray goes out drinking with a woman, and he is amazed at her ability to handle her liquor. In the chorus Scott's character, too drunk to move on his own, begs the woman to carry him home.
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    Dancing Machine

    "Dancing Machine" is a 1973 song recorded by The Jackson 5, released as a single in 1974. The group's first US Top Ten hit since 1971's "Sugar Daddy", "Dancing Machine" reached number two on the Billboard pop music charts in May 1974, and number one on the R&B charts. It bought The Jackson 5 their second Grammy Award nomination in 1975 for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, losing to Rufus and Chaka Khan's "Tell Me Something Good". The song, which sold over three million copies, popularized the physically complicated Robot dance technique, devised by Charles Washington in the late 1960s. Michael Jackson first performed the dance on television while singing "Dancing Machine" with the Jackson 5 on an episode of Soul Train. "Dancing Machine", originally recorded for the group's 1973 album G.I.T.: Get It Together, was also the title track of their 1974 album Dancing Machine released in 1974 as a remix for a response to the success of the single. The song was most notably sampled by MC Hammer on his 1990 album Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em (for the song "Dancin' Machine"), again in 1990 by Vanilla Ice on the album To The Extreme, later on by Too $hort (featuring Bun B)
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    Can't You Hear Me Knocking

    "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" is a song by English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from their 1971 album Sticky Fingers. The song is over seven minutes long, and begins with a signature Keith Richards open-G tuned guitar intro. At two minutes and forty-three seconds, an instrumental break begins, with Rocky Dijon on congas; saxophonist Bobby Keys performs an extended saxophone solo over the layered guitar work of Richards and Mick Taylor. At 4:40 Taylor takes over from Keys and carries the song to its finish with a lengthy guitar solo. Richards on writing the guitar riff, "Can't You Hear Me Knocking came out flying - I just found the tuning and the riff and started to swing it and Charlie picked up on it just like that, and we're thinking, hey, this is some groove. So it was smiles all around. For a guitar player it's no big deal to play, the chopping, staccato bursts of chords, very direct and spare." On the recording, Richards said in 2002, "(The jam at the end wasn't inspired by Carlos Santana.) We didn't even know they were still taping. We thought we'd finished. We were just rambling and they kept the tape rolling. I figured we'd just fade it off. It was only when we
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    You're the Inspiration

    "You're the Inspiration" is a song written by Peter Cetera and David Foster for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago 17 (1984), with Cetera singing lead vocals. The third single released from that album, it reached #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1985, and also climbed to the top position on the adult contemporary chart at the same time. Cetera stated in a 2004 interview that "Inspiration" started out as a song for Kenny Rogers. David Foster was working in the studio with Rogers and called Cetera to tell him that Kenny wanted Peter to write a song for him. Cetera said in the interview, "David Foster called me up and he said 'I'm in the studio with Kenny Rogers and he would like you to write a song for him.' I said 'That's great! As a matter of fact I'm leaving for Italy, I was going to Europe for something, I don't remember, and this was like nine o'clock in the morning. I said 'I'm leaving for Italy tonight about five o'clock, I'll be there about two weeks, and I'll call you when I come back.' He said 'No, he means now.'(....)So David was in the studio, of course, last minute and I told him, 'Come out here right now and we'll see what we can
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    Cherub Rock

    "Cherub Rock" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. It was the first single from their second album, Siamese Dream (1993), and was written by lead vocalist and guitarist Billy Corgan. It was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal at the Grammy Awards of 1994. "Cherub Rock" was one of the last songs written for the album, and the lyrics relate to Corgan's relationship with his perception of the indie rock community and larger media. The song was performed in standard tuning with a G sharp octave played at the 11th fret, which the band used on other songs, such as "Drown", "Tristessa", and "Starla". The prominent effect on the solo was achieved by recording the guitar solo to two different tapes which were then run simultaneously, with the speed of one tape slightly altered. Cherub Rock contains various overdubs influenced by the genres of shoegazing as well as 70's classic arena rock. Corgan insisted that the song be released as the first single from the album, against the wishes of record executives who believed that "Today" would be a stronger opening single. Although Corgan's wishes were honored, the single was indeed received with much
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    Message in a Bottle

    "Message in a Bottle" is a 1979 song by The Police, from their second album, Reggatta de Blanc. The song is ostensibly about a story of a castaway on an island, who sends out a message in a bottle to seek love. A year later, he has not received any sort of response, and despairs, thinking he is destined to be alone. The next day, he sees "a hundred billion bottles" on the shore, finding out that there are more people like him out there. The Police debuted the song on a live television show called "Rock Goes to College", filmed at Hatfield Polytechnic College in Hertfordshire, England. The Police donated all money earned from the show to the school. The single was The Police's first number one hit in the United Kingdom, but only reached #74 in the United States. An alternate "Classic Rock" mix is available on Every Breath You Take: The Classics. This is Sting's favorite song as confessed to Jools Holland of BBC fame. The Police performed at Live Earth, a 2007 charity concert to raise awareness of global warming and other environmental hazards and performed "Message in a Bottle" as the US finale, with John Mayer playing guitar with Andy Summers (who described the track as a personal
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    I Was Born to Love You

    "I Was Born to Love You" is a 1985 song by Freddie Mercury, and was released as a single and on the Mr. Bad Guy album. After Mercury's death, Queen remixed this song for their album Made in Heaven in 1995, by having the other members play their instrumental parts over the original track. The song received its live debut on the 2005 Queen + Paul Rodgers tour of Japan. Roger Taylor and Brian May performed the song acoustically. The Queen version from the Made In Heaven album also includes samples of Mercury's ad-lib vocals taken from "A Kind of Magic" from the 1986 album of the same name and from "Living On My Own" from his Mr. Bad Guy album. Brazilian singer Danni Carlos recorded a cover version in 2003. The video for the Freddie Mercury version of the song was directed by David Mallet and filmed at the now demolished Limehouse Studios, London and features Freddie singing in front of a wall of mirrors, then running through a house with an unknown woman, before dancing on a podium. The BFI video was directed by Richard Heslop for the British Films Institute was included on Made In Heaven: The Films release and features features the inhabitants of a block of council flats of every
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    My Immortal

    "My Immortal" is a song by American rock band Evanescence. It was released on December 8, 2003 as the third single from their debut studio album Fallen. The song was entirely written by former guitarist Ben Moody, with the exception of the bridge, which was later added by Amy Lee, and it was produced by Dave Fortman. "My Immortal" was included on their EP releases Evanescence and Mystary and on the demo CD Origin. The version placed on Origin was later included on their first studio album Fallen. The single version of the song was called "band version" because of the additional band performing the bridge and final chorus of the song. "My Immortal" is a piano rock ballad written in slow and free tempo with 80 beats per minute. Ben Moody was inspired to write it by a previous story that happened to him. Lyrically, it talks about "a spirit staying with you after its death and haunting you until you actually wish that the spirit were gone because it won't leave you alone." Moody later revealed that the song was written for his grandfather Bill Holcomb. Critical reception towards the song were positive with critics complimenting its piano melody. The song became Evanescence's second
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    Psychobilly Freakout

    "Psychobilly Freakout" is a 7" single by The Reverend Horton Heat. It was released in December 1990 on Sub Pop as part of the label's "single of the month" club. One thousand copies were pressed; 250 were on blue vinyl while the remaining 750 were on black vinyl.
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    War Pigs

    "War Pigs" is a song by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath from their 1970 album Paranoid. It is generally understood that the song is a protest against the Vietnam War; however, when the band played "War Pigs" live in the mid-1970s, scenes from World War II were projected for audiences. As explained in the liner notes of the band's live album Reunion, the original title of the song was "Walpurgis", dealing with a witches' sabbath. The title, lyrics, and theme were subsequently changed during the recording of Paranoid. An early version, with the original theme, can be found on Ozzy Osbourne's compilation The Ozzman Cometh. "War Pigs" is the opening track on Paranoid, Black Sabbath's best-selling album. It can also be found in every live and compilation album by the band except Cross Purposes Live, along with "Paranoid" itself and "Iron Man". The outro to "War Pigs" has its own name, "Luke's Wall" (named in homage to the band's two-man road crew, Geoff "Luke" Lucas and Spock Wall) and features a more melodic tone than the rest of the song. The last few seconds of the track feature the sound of the tape speeding up, changing tempo and pitch. "War Pigs" is ranked number two on
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    Mambo No. 5

    "Mambo No. 5" is a mambo and jive dance song originally recorded and composed by Cuban Pérez Prado in 1949. The song's popularity was renewed by Lou Bega's sampling of the original, released under the same name on Bega's 1999 debut album A Little Bit of Mambo. The song became a controversy in September 1999 when the Los Angeles Times reported that the song's actual theme was related to street drugs with the women's names being "street names" for illicit narcotics. Bega's cover was a hit in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, and Australia, where it reached number one in 1999. It stayed at number one in Australia for eight weeks, ultimately becoming the best-selling single of the year. It also topped almost every chart in continental Europe, including Bega's home country, Germany, and set a record by staying at number one in France for 20 weeks (longer than any stay at the top spot ever on the US or UK charts). The song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US on November 2, 1999, giving Bega his only Top 40 hit in the US. In turn, many artists covered variations of Lou Bega's version, including Radio Disney and Bob the Builder. It was also used as the theme
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    Mauvais Garçon

    Mauvais Garçon

    "Mauvais Garçon" (English: Bad Boy) is a rock song by French band Naast. The song is the first track on Naast's album L'Antichambre. The rhyme scheme of the song follows an ABAB pattern. "Mauvais Garçon" appears in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock as a bonus song. Because of its inclusion in the game, the band was able to become more widespread outside of their home country of France. Some argue that as a song in Guitar Hero III, "Mauvais Garçon" is one of the more difficult songs available to play. This is because of the song's inherent structure of melody and the predominance of chords.
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    Them Bones

    "Them Bones" is a song by the American rock band Alice in Chains. The song was released as the second single from their second album, Dirt (1992). The song was also included on the compilation albums Nothing Safe: Best of the Box (1999), Music Bank (1999), Greatest Hits (2001), The Essential Alice in Chains (2006). A live performance of the song is included on their release entitled Live. The song was written by guitarist Jerry Cantrell. The song is highly chromatic and is played in a time signature of 7/8—except for the chorus, which is in 4/4. When discussing the use of odd time signatures in a 1998 interview with Guitar World, Cantrell said: "I really don't know where that comes from; it just comes naturally to me. I could sit down and figure it out, but what's the use? Off-time stuff is just more exciting — it takes people by surprise when you shift gears like that before they even know what the hell hit 'em. It's also effective when you slow something down and then slam 'em into the dash. A lot of Alice stuff is written that way — 'Them Bones' is a great off-time song." In the liner notes of 1999's Music Bank box set collection, Cantrell said of the song: "I was just thinking
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    Behind Blue Eyes

    Behind Blue Eyes

    "Behind Blue Eyes" is a song by English rock band The Who. It was released in November 1971 as the second single from their fifth album Who's Next and was originally written by Pete Townshend for his Lifehouse project. The song is one of The Who's most well known recordings and has been covered by many artists. The song starts off with a solo voice singing over an arpeggiated acoustic guitar. A bass guitar and ethereal harmonies are added in later. Eventually, the song breaks out into a full-scale rock anthem when a second theme is introduced near the end - but it ultimately wraps up with a brief reprise of the quieter first theme. Songs written in alternating sections were something of a trademark of Townshend's writing of the period, going back at least to Tommy, where it was used in "Christmas" and "Go to the Mirror!" The guitar riff at the end of the rock anthem section is also used after the bridge during the song "Won't Get Fooled Again", perhaps serving as a link between the two songs when both were intended to be parts of a single rock opera. (There is similar thematic recapitulation in Tommy and Quadrophenia.) The version of "Behind Blue Eyes" on the original Who's Next
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    Same Old Song and Dance

    "Same Old Song and Dance" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. The song was written by lead singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry. It was released on March 19, 1974 as the lead single of their second studio album, Get Your Wings. It has remained a staple on most rock radio stations and in the band's setlist. The song was built around a riff that Joe Perry came up with while sitting on his amp. Steven Tyler quickly came up with the lyrics. The song's lyrics are sung in sync with the main riff in the song. Additionally, the song is known for its upbeat rhythm and the dueling guitars by Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, along with interspersed horns. The song has remained a fan favorite and a staple in the band's live shows. The band often does an extended jam during the song live in concert, often resulting in the song going two minutes over the song's original running time. This extended jam at the end of a song is used as a showcase for bassist Tom Hamilton. Steven Tyler is also known to do his trademark scat singing during these jams. "Same Old Song and Dance" has been featured on numerous Aerosmith compilations including Greatest Hits (1980) (where the song is
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    Smoke on the Water

    "Smoke on the Water" is a song by the British rock band Deep Purple. It was first released on their 1972 album Machine Head. In 2004, the song was ranked number 434 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time, ranked number 4 in Total Guitar magazine's Greatest Guitar Riffs Ever, and in March 2005, Q magazine placed "Smoke on the Water" at number 12 in its list of the 100 greatest guitar tracks. "Smoke on the Water" is known for and recognizable by its central theme, a four-note "blues scale" melody harmonised in parallel fourths. The riff, played on a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar by Ritchie Blackmore, is later joined by hi-hat and distorted organ, then drums, then electric bass parts before the start of Ian Gillan's vocal. Jon Lord doubles the guitar part on a Hammond C3 organ played through a distorted Marshall amp, creating a tone very similar to that of the guitar. Blackmore uses either a plectrum upstroke (to accentuate the tonic) or a double finger pluck. The song order is intro(riff)-verse-chorus-riff-verse-chorus-riff-guitar solo-riff-verse-chorus-riff-organ solo. The first solo is performed on guitar by Ritchie Blackmore, and the second
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    Beast and the Harlot

    "Beast and the Harlot" is a song by American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold, the song was released as a single taken from their third album City of Evil. The song peaked at #19 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart, #47 on the UK Singles Chart., and #1 on the UK Rock Chart in 12 March 2006. The actual song is about the fall of Babylon from the Book of Revelation (particularly chapter seventeen), from which many quotes are taken, such as "Seven headed beast, ten horns raise from his head", "hatred strips her and leaves her naked", and other references. The Harlot referred to in the song is Great Babylon, quoted in the song, "Fallen now is Babylon the great." On Avenged Sevenfold's All Excess DVD, Tony Petrossian, who directed the video, says that M. Shadows' lyrics for this song about the fall of Babylon is comparing Babylon to Hollywood, showing many Hollywood clichés such as the young, innocent boys being corrupted and losing their souls. In the music video the Harlot was played by actress Elizabeth Melendez. The song is one of the first songs recorded with singer M. Shadows' different vocal style avoiding unclean vocals as well as a more hard rock sound as opposed to their
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    Enter Sandman

    "Enter Sandman" is a 1991 song by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the first single from their eponymous fifth album, Metallica. The music was written by Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Hetfield wrote the lyrics, which deal with the concept of a child's nightmares. The single achieved gold certification for more than 500,000 copies shipped in the United States, spurring sales of over 22 million copies for Metallica and propelling Metallica to worldwide popularity. Acclaimed by critics, the song is featured in all of Metallica's live albums and DVDs released after 1991 and has been played live at award ceremonies and benefit concerts. It is among Metallica's most-played songs, having, as of August 27, 2012, been performed live by the band 1,108 times, behind only For Whom the Bell Tolls (1,232), One (1,251), Seek & Destroy (1,322), Creeping Death (1,352) and Master of Puppets (1,395) - all songs that were released before Sandman. "Enter Sandman" was the first song Metallica had written for their 1991 eponymous album, Metallica. Metallica's songwriting at that time was done mainly by rhythm guitarist James
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    I'm In the Band

    I'm In the Band

    I'm In the Band is a 2005 song by Swedish rock group The Hellacopters on their 2005 album Rock And Roll Is Dead. The song is probably best known for its appearance as a bonus song on the popular 2007 Activision video game Guitar Hero III:Legends of Rock. The song intertwines elements of RUSH's song The Spirit of Radio towards the end of the song and references famous rock icon Mick Jagger.
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    Story of My Life

    "Story of My Life" is a 1990 song by Social Distortion, written by Mike Ness, which was released as a single and also appeared on their self-titled album as well as Live at the Roxy. The song describes a love interest he had as a teenager that he never really acted upon and years later he's looking back wistfully on how things have changed and how quickly his life (and the opportunity) has passed him by. The popular refrain reads: The song never reached any of the major charts, but is considered one of the band's most well known, loved and respected songs by fans.
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    Synchronicity II

    "Synchronicity II" is a song by The Police, described by People Weekly as "aggressive" and "steely." It was recorded in 1983 and was included on the album Synchronicity. It was released as a single in the UK and the U.S. by A&M Records. The third single from the album, it reached number 17 in the UK Singles Chart and number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1983. It featured the non-album track "Once Upon a Daydream" on the b-side. The song, which refers to Carl Jung's theory of synchronicity, nominally tells the story of an emasculated husband and harried father whose home, work life, and environment are terrible and depressing. In an early stretch of lyrics we find "Grandmother screaming at the wall" (family trouble/mental illness), as well as "mother chants her litany of boredom and frustration, but we know all her suicides are fake" (nagging, unhappy spouse). Later, we hear about humiliation by his boss ("and every single meeting with his so-called superior/is a humiliating kick in the crotch"), all the while he "knows that something somewhere has to break". Meanwhile something monstrous is emerging from a "dark Scottish lake/loch", a reference to the Loch Ness Monster—a
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    Gimme Shelter

    "Gimme Shelter" is a song by the English rock band The Rolling Stones. It first appeared as the opening track on the band's 1969 album Let It Bleed. Although the first word was spelled "Gimmie" on that album, subsequent recordings by the band and other musicians have made "Gimme" the customary spelling. The Rolling Stones first played the song live on a TV special, Pop Go The Sixties, on 31 December 1969. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Gimme Shelter" was created from the combined efforts of the singer and the guitarist. Richards had been working on the song's signature opening in London while Jagger was working on the film Performance. The song is a churning mid-tempo rocker and begins with a rhythm guitar intro by Richards, followed by Jagger's lead vocal. On the recording of the album, Jagger said in a 1995 interview with Rolling Stone, "Well, it's a very rough, very violent era. The Vietnam War. Violence on the screens, pillage and burning. And Vietnam was not war as we knew it in the conventional sense..." On the song itself, he concluded, "That's a kind of end-of-the-world song, really. It's apocalypse; the whole record's like that." A higher-pitched second vocal
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    Inside the Fire

    Inside the Fire

    "Inside the Fire" is a song by American rock band Disturbed. The song was released as the first single from the band's fourth studio album, Indestructible, on March 25, 2008 as a digital download. The song features suicidal themes, and, in May 2008, a music video was unveiled for the song. However, due to the involvement of suicidal themes in the uncensored music video, an edited version of the song and music video was released, in which these themes are absent. On March 24, 2008, "Inside the Fire" debuted on more than sixty radio stations, quickly showing up on many significant music charts and reaching number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the Hot Mainstream Rock Chart. The single became nominated for a Grammy Award in the "Best Hard Rock Performance" category. An alternate title for the song is "Devin", as seen in the Indestructible booklet. The song was featured in Madden NFL 09. According to vocalist David Draiman, the song is "a real racy song... about me standing over the body of my girlfriend, who just killed herself, and the Devil is standing over me, whispering in my ear to kill myself." Commenting further for The Pulse of Radio, Draiman stated, "it
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    Sabotage

    "Sabotage" is a 1994 song by American hip-hop group Beastie Boys, released as the first single from their fourth studio album Ill Communication. The song's style is characterized as rapcore, featuring traditional rock instrumentation (Ad-Rock on guitar, MCA on bass, and Mike D on drums), turntable scratches and heavily distorted bass guitar riffs. A moderate commercial success, the song was notable as well for its video, directed by Spike Jonze and nominated in five categories at the 1994 MTV Music Video Awards. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked "Sabotage" #480 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at #46 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks, and was ranked #19 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s list. Pitchfork Media included the song at #39 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s list. The song's music video, directed by Spike Jonze and played extensively on MTV, is an homage and parody of 1970s crime drama television series such as Hawaii Five-O, The Streets of San Francisco, S.W.A.T., Baretta, and Starsky and Hutch. The video is presented as the opening credits of a fictional 1970s-style police show called Sabotage,
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    Can't Be Saved

    Can't Be Saved

    "Can't Be Saved" is the second single from Senses Fail's second album, Still Searching. The music video was first introduced through AOL Music on May 22, 2007. The song is included as a playable track in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. This song is also included in the hit game Tap Tap Revenge 2 for iPod Touch and iPhone. The song will be featured on Senses Fail's upcoming greatest hits album. The music video, which revolves around a male high school student, begins with a presumably English teacher handing out a failing grade to the protagonist. Subsequently, he is shown being suspended from his lacrosse team. The video then displays shots of the athlete studying with a fellow student among clips of the athlete's presumed girlfriend and typical friends. The athlete begins to warm up to his student tutor, also male, despite social boundaries and the next paper handed to the protagonist displays a grade of "B+". The video concludes with a beach bonfire party, where the athlete and his student tutor are shown kissing each other in a secluded location. The video is filmed at Canyon Crest Academy, a high school in San Diego, California. doesn't work
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    Slow Ride

    "Slow Ride" is the title of a song composed by Dave Peverett and recorded by the British rock band Foghat, appearing on their fifth album Fool for the City (1975). This was Foghat's top single, peaking at number 20. It also appears on Foghat Live (1977), which was their best selling album at over two million copies. In 2009, it was named the 45th "Best Hard Rock" song of all time by VH1. There are 5 versions of this song on the market. The original LP version from Fool For the City lasts 8 minutes and 14 seconds. The single version, found in several compilations was truncated to 3:56 with a fade-out ending. The 1977 live version is 8:21, the King Biscuit Flower Hour Foghat version is 10:37 and the 2007 live version is 9:44. The song is featured in Richard Linklater's 1993 film Dazed And Confused and appears on the fictional radio station K-DST in video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It also appears in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and is the first song in the campaign. Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song as a bonus track for their 2007 video game of the same name.
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    What I Like About You

    "What I Like About You" is a song by American rock band The Romantics. The song, written by Romantics members Wally Palmar, Mike Skill and Jimmy Marinos is featured on the band's self-titled 1980 debut album, and was also released as a single. Marinos, the band's drummer, is the lead vocalist on the song. The band filmed a music video for the song that appeared frequently on MTV during the early 1980s. "What I Like About You" was written by the group around a guitar part by Skill. The song's "Hey, uh-huh-huh" refrain was influenced by The Yardbirds' "Over Under Sideways Down" and Chuck Berry's "Back in the U.S.A.". The song's riff is slightly similar to Neil Diamond's "Cherry, Cherry" and The Standells hit "Dirty Water." The group recorded the song and the accompanying album at Coconuts recording studio in Miami Beach. When first released, "What I Like About You" was already a popular song on the Romantics' concert playlist. In terms of record sales and radio airplay, however, the song was only a moderate success at the time of its release, reaching only #49 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song did quite well in Australia however, reaching #2 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent
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    It's Raining Men

    "It's Raining Men" is a song written by Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer in 1979 originally for Dave Balfour's album Stars (it was eventually discarded), and originally recorded by The Weather Girls in 1982. The song had been offered to Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Cher, and Barbra Streisand before being accepted by Martha Wash and Izora Armstead of The Weather Girls, with their version becoming an international hit, selling over 6 million copies worldwide. It was covered by Martha Wash (of The Weather Girls) as a duet with RuPaul in 1997, Geri Halliwell in 2001 and by Young Divas in 2006. The song is hailed as a camp classic and more recently as a dance anthem, gay anthem, and as a classic female anthem. The Weather Girls' version went number one on the US Disco Chart, debuting in October 1982. It made number 34 on the US R&B chart and number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was released from their album Success. This version also made it to number two in the UK Singles Chart, #2 in Australia, and #1 on the Euro Hot 100. In 1982 The Weather Girls stated in an Interview,quote:"This Song is dedicated to a really special person, the man of all men. He inspired us the most, Mister Leonardo
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    Knights of Cydonia

    "Knights of Cydonia" is a song by English alternative rock band Muse and is the closing track on the British release of their 2006 album Black Holes and Revelations. The song's title comes in part from the region of Mars named Cydonia, famous for the "face on mars". The radio edit version was first aired on KROQ-FM radio on 6 June 2006, and released to other radio stations in the United States on 12 June 2006. The song was released as the third single from Black Holes & Revelations in the UK on 27 November 2006, debuting at No 10 in the UK Singles Chart (see 2006 in British music). It also hit the No. 10 spot on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in the United States, becoming their third top-ten hit on that chart. The song was described by BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac on 27 October 2006 as ‘six minutes and seven seconds of pure genius’. In 2007, Eve of Summer recorded a remix. The song is also featured in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. It was also played on NBC during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing right after Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal and broke Mark Spitz's record of "number of gold medals won in one Olympics". The first live performance of
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    La Grange

    "La Grange" is a song by the rock group ZZ Top from their album Tres Hombres, released in 1973. One of their most successful songs, it was released in 1973 and received extensive radio play, rising to number 41 in the Billboard Pop Singles list in 1974. The song refers to a bordello on the outskirts of La Grange, Texas (later called the "Chicken Ranch"). This brothel is also the subject of the Broadway play and film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the latter starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds. In March 2005, Q magazine placed "La Grange" at 92nd of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. The song is also ranked number 74 on Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time". Rolling Stone called the song "a standard for guitarists to show off their chops". Billy Gibbons played the lead on a 1955 Stratocaster with a stop tailpiece through a Marshall Super Lead 100 with Celestion greenback speakers. The song was produced by Bill Ham, and mixed by Terry Manning. The initial groove of the song is based on a traditional boogie blues rhythm used by John Lee Hooker in his "Boogie Chillen" and Slim Harpo's "Shake Your Hips". A failed suit by the copyright holder of Boogie
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    Love Shack

    "Love Shack" is a single by alternative rock band The B-52's. Originally released in 1989 from their album Cosmic Thing, the single was the band's biggest hit song and first million-copy seller. It was also the band's first song to reach the Billboard Top 40 charts, peaking at number three, also reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart, and was number one for eight weeks in Australia and also number one on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart. Produced by Don Was, the song's inspiration was a cabin around Athens, Georgia, complete with tin roof, where the band conceived "Rock Lobster", a single from their first album. B-52's singer Kate Pierson lived in the cabin in the 1970s, and the cabin existed until 2004, when it burned down. "Tin roof...rusted," wailed by lead singer Cindy Wilson, was originally an outtake added to the track, and is perhaps the song's most memorable line. It has come to mean many things to different listeners. The now famous drag queen RuPaul can be seen dancing in the music video. The song was a comeback of sorts following the band's decline in popularity in the early 1980s coupled with the death of their guitarist, Ricky Wilson, in 1985. The song received a
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    More Than a Feeling

    More Than a Feeling

    "More Than a Feeling" is a song written by Tom Scholz and first released by the rock band Boston as the lead single from their self-titled debut album on Epic Records in September 1976, with "Smokin'" on the flipside. The single peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100. The track is now a staple of classic rock and in 2009 it was named the 39th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. His biggest hit, "More Than a Feeling" took writer Tom Scholz five years to complete. It is one of six songs Scholz worked on in his basement in 1974 and 1975 before Boston got its record contract, five of which eventually appeared on the Boston album. The drum parts were originally developed by Jim Masdea, although Sib Hashian played the drums on the official release. The verses are in the key of D major while the chorus is in G major. The song is in compound AABA form. The Book of Rock Lists suggests that the chorus riff may itself be a subtle homage to the Kingsmen's classic, "Louie Louie". Scholz credits "Walk Away Renee" by The Left Banke as the song's main inspiration. It is also very much similar (same descending pattern) to the opening riff of Elton John's "Screw You (Young Man's Blues)".
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    Rock You Like a Hurricane

    "Rock You Like a Hurricane" a song by the German heavy metal band Scorpions. The song was released as the second track of their 1984 album Love at First Sting. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" reached number 25 in the USA Billboard Hot 100, greatly contributing to the album's success, and MTV put the video in heavy rotation. In 2006, VH1 named "Rock You Like a Hurricane" number 31 on their 40 Greatest Metal Songs and in 2009 it was named the 18th greatest hard rock song of all time also by VH1. On November 15, 2010, it was named the number 4 best riff of the 80's. The racetrack depicted on the single's sleeve corresponds to the Circuito Permanente de Jerez, located in Spain. A new version was recorded in 2000 as "Hurricane 2000" in the album Moment of Glory, featuring Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra backing the track. In the same way, it was titled "Hurricane 2001" when played in the follow-up Acoustica. The lyrics of "Rock You Like a Hurricane" also reference the title of the album on which it's found – Love at First Sting. The song, as well as its chorus ("Here I am/Rock you like a hurricane") have become ubiquitous in North American popular culture, being used in numerous shows and
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    Cliffs of Dover

    "Cliffs of Dover" is an instrumental composition by guitarist Eric Johnson which appeared on his 1990 Ah Via Musicom album. The album version of the song is composed in the key of G major, the song was played with a Gibson ES-335 (as well as a Fender Stratocaster) through a B.K. Butler Tube Driver and an Echoplex plugged into a 100-watt Marshall amplifier. The song takes its name from the White Cliffs of Dover along the British shoreline. It is also featured on the video game Guitar Hero III. "Cliffs of Dover" begins with an ad-libbed electric guitar solo, using techniques such as string skipping and hybrid picking. In the solo intro, Johnson does not adhere to any distinct time signature. Drums are then added as the song settles into a 4/4 rhythmic shuffle verse accompanied by a very accessible set of melodies that, throughout the song intro, feature variations (octavations for example) on the main chorus. The outro or coda then recalls the freestyle mood and timing of the ad-libbed intro. While he did indeed compose "Cliffs of Dover", Johnson does not take full credit, saying "I don't even know if I can take credit for writing 'Cliffs of Dover' ... it was just there for me one
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    Hit Me with Your Best Shot

    "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" is a song written by Canadian singer/songwriter Eddie Schwartz, and recorded by American singer Pat Benatar in 1979. It was released as the second single from her sophomore album Crimes of Passion, and reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first top 10 hit. "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" sold one million copies, achieving a gold certification by the RIAA. The song is one of Benatar's most recognizable. It can be heard at many baseball and soccer games, and is featured on many of Benatar's greatest hits compilations. The song is in E major and features a general chord progression of I-IV-vi-V, with occasional added chords built on passing and neighboring tones, although Benatar has commented that in hindsight she would have preferred to replace the C# minor (vi) chord with F# minor (ii). My American Heart covered the song and it was used in a commercial for GameTap. Others to cover the song include John Cougar (Mellencamp), Wheatus, Offcutts, Martina McBride, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Chikinki. The song was sampled by D12 in a song of the same name; it was originally made for Eminem's seventh studio album
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    Rhythm Is a Dancer

    "Rhythm Is a Dancer" is a song recorded by German eurodance group Snap!. It was released in April 1992 as a single from the album The Madman's Return. It was written by Benito Benitez, John "Virgo" Garrett III (aliases for German producers Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti), singer Thea Austin and rapper Durron Butler and produced by Snap! It achieved a huge success in many countries, becoming a top 5 hit in the U.S. and topping the charts in France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. The track features lead vocals by Thea Austin and a rap by Turbo B. According to Miz hit. tubes, a book which analyses the French pop charts, "this discotheque song alternates the female singing of the chorus with the fluid rap and set back from the verses. These are tinged with a resonant sonority, with astonishment melancholic relents for a hit dance. That gives to the whole a very particular colouring; almost nostalgia." It is also contains what is said to be the "worst lyric of all time", with its line "I'm as serious as cancer when I say rhythm is a dancer". The original album version of the song did not contain the line, which is found on the more widely known 7"
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    Song With A Mission

    Song With A Mission

    "Song with a Mission" is a single from the album Dying to Say This to You by Swedish New Wave group The Sounds. A cover of "Song With A Mission" is featured as downloadable content for the popular music video game series Rock Band. "Songs With A Mission" music video.
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    (Don't Fear) The Reaper

    "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" is a song by the American rock band Blue Öyster Cult from their 1976 album, Agents of Fortune. It was written and sung by the band's lead guitarist, Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and was produced by David Lucas, Murray Krugman, and Sandy Pearlman. It is built around Dharma's guitar riff that opens the song and repeats throughout. A cowbell is used in the background, although there are differing accounts as to who played it. The lyrics deal with eternal love and the inevitability of death. Dharma wrote the song while picturing an early death for himself. The edited single version was Blue Öyster Cult's biggest chart success, reaching number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1976. Critical reception was mainly positive. It was used in several films, most notably 1978's Halloween. The recording of the song was parodied in 2000 on Saturday Night Live, in which a fictional producer craves a more pronounced use of cowbell. In 2004, (Don't Fear) The Reaper' was listed at number 397 on the Rolling Stone list of the top 500 songs of all time. "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" was written and sung by the band's lead guitarist, Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and was
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    Brick House

    "Brick House" is a hit song from the Commodores' 1977 album Commodores and is one of their most popular songs. The single peaked at #5 in the U.S. and #32 in the UK pop charts. In 1977, the Commodores were in the studio recording when there was a problem with the equipment. While the tapes were being repaired and replaced, the group took a break. Ronald LaPread, the Commodores' bass player, began jamming. Bit by bit the group joined in until they came up with the now famous track and bass line. Upon returning, James Carmichael, the Commodores producer heard and recognized that this could be a song worth recording. He asked everyone to see if they could use the riff to come up with a song. That night while he slept, William King's wife, Shirley Hanna-King, wrote. The following day, William played "Brickhouse" for the Commodores, allowing them to think he had written it. They loved it and decided that drummer, Walter "Clyde" Orange had the funky voice to sing lead vocals. "Brick House" went on the new album and sold millions of copies around the world. It was a few years before the Commodores discovered that it was actually Shirley Hanna-King who had written and coined the term
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    Drive

    Drive

    "Drive" is the title of a song recorded by American rock band Incubus. It was released in November 2000 as a single from their third album Make Yourself. It is considered the band's biggest hit and breakthrough single, eventually reaching the top of Billboard's modern rock charts on March 3, 2001 and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 28. In 2001, "Drive" won Billboard's award for Modern Rock Single of the Year. According to lead singer, Brandon Boyd, "The lyric is basically about fear, about being driven all your life by it and making decisions from fear. It's about imagining what life would be like if you didn't live it that way". The song is what is widely described as mellow, featuring mostly acoustic instruments and grounded both musically and lyrically in a very relaxing and positive ambiance. When played live, the song is performed in a number of different ways; unplugged with Mike and Brandon, the full band with Mike playing guitar, or the remixed version, centering around Ben Kenney's amplified and reconstructed bass melodies, with Mike playing an electric piano (as seen on the Alive at Red Rocks DVD). The music video is based on M.C. Escher's Drawing Hands. Directed by
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    Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

    "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" is a song by British rock group The Police from their album Ghost in the Machine. It was also a hit single that reached the top of the charts in the United Kingdom in November 1981 and hit number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart that same year. Although recorded in 1981, Sting wrote the song as early as 1976. An early (1977) demo of the song can be heard on the Strontium 90 album Strontium 90: Police Academy. The piano part was added by session keyboardist Jean Roussel, whom Sting invited to play on the track against the wishes of his bandmates Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. Sting reprised the lyrics of the second verse to the end of the song "O My God" issued on the band's next album. These lyrics were repeated once more in "Seven Days" on Sting's solo album Ten Summoner's Tales. "Do I have to tell the story Of a thousand rainy days since we first met? It's a big enough umbrella But it's always me that ends up getting wet." The song appears in the video game Karaoke Revolution Party and Lego Rock Band, The Office episode entitled Phyllis's Wedding in Season 3 and in the 2005 film Bewitched. The song was referenced in the video
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    Girlfriend

    "Girlfriend" is a 1991 single by American power pop musician Matthew Sweet, released as the lead single from his third album, Girlfriend. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and #10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. In 1991, the music video for the song (directed by Roman Coppola) featured clips from the anime film, Space Adventure Cobra. In 2002, the song was featured in the Britney Spears film, Crossroads. In 2006, the song was featured in the music video game, Guitar Hero II.
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    Last Child

    "Last Child" is a song performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler and Brad Whitford. It was released as the first single from the band's hard rock album Rocks in 1976. The song peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, one of many in a string of hit singles for the band in the mid-1970s. The song is one of the most famous co-contributions of Brad Whitford to the band. Live, he plays a variation of the guitar solo as heard on the original recording. The song opens like a slow song, with the slow, careful playing of the guitar and Steven Tyler's dreamy lyrics. But then after 22 seconds, it abruptly changes to a hard rocking bluesy song, complete with a boogie background and two-guitar interplay between Brad Whitford and Joe Perry, with Whitford playing the low notes of the song's riff on the verse and Perry playing funk chords higher up on the neck. Long after its release, "Last Child" continues to see regular airplay on rock radio stations and is regularly rotated into Aerosmith's concert setlist, even on their latest tour. In concert, it is often Brad Whitford's feature spot, in which Steven Tyler gives him an introduction with something like "Brad
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    Metal Health

    "Metal Health", sometimes listed as "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)"; "Bang Your Head"; or, as it was listed on the Billboard Hot 100, "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)", is a song by American heavy metal band Quiet Riot on their breakthrough album of the same name. The song is one of their best known hits and received constant MTV music video and radio play. "Metal Health" was the band's second Top 40 hit, peaking at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was ranked #35 on VH1's Top 40 Metal Songs. The song talks about the headbanging subculture. Because of this, the song caught the attention of many heavy metal fans upon its release. The single contained both the studio-recorded version and a live version, which was later released on their Greatest Hits compilation. The music video was produced for $19,000 and was filmed in the Walt Disney Modular Theater and hallways of the California Institute of the Arts, employing students as extras.
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    Oops!... I Did It Again

    "Oops!... I Did It Again" is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears. The song was written and produced by Max Martin and Rami Yacoub for Spears' second studio album, Oops!... I Did It Again (2000). It was released on March 27, 2000 by Jive Records, as the first single from the album. "Oops!... I Did It Again" is a teen pop song, that speaks about a girl who thinks love is a game and plays with her lover's emotions, claiming that she's "not that innocent". The song's bridge features a dialogue that makes reference to the James Cameron movie Titanic (1997). "Oops!... I Did It Again" received positive reviews from music critics. Many praised the singer for the song, while noticing it has a similar background to Spears' debut single, "...Baby One More Time" (1999). "Oops!... I Did It Again" achieved commercial success, reaching number one in 11 countries, while reaching the top five in six other countries. The lowest chart position for the song was in the United States' Billboard Hot 100, where it reached number nine. "Oops!... I Did It Again" has received nine certifications, from Gold to 2x Platinum on several countries. An accompanying music video for "Oops!... I Did It
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    Salvation

    "Salvation" is the lead single for The Cranberries third studio album To the Faithful Departed. The single had some success in the US (where it was #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart for four weeks), it reached number 8 in the Irish charts and had success in the UK, and it showed the true colours of the new album having a darker and rawer sound than the group had previously showed. It talks about drug abuse, and how one should refrain from falling into it. The directness of the song was regarded as bland and too preachy by the media and critics, but Dolores O'Riordan said that it wasn't supposed to tell people what to do, but it was rather a personal reflection. "Salvation" was recorded at Windmill Lane Studios during the 1995 sessions for To The Faithful Departed. The music on Salvation was written by Dolores O'Riordan and Noel Hogan. The lyrics were written by O'Riordan. Produced by Bruce Fairbairn and engineered by Mike Plotnikoff. The horn section on Salvation was performed by Richie Buckley (Tenor Sax), Michael Buckley (Baritone Sax) and Bruce Fairbairn (Trumpet). "Salvation" was released as a single in April 1996. A hit in the US, the song also crashed into the UK charts at
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    YMCA

    "Y.M.C.A." is a song recorded by American disco group Village People. It was released in 1978 as the only single from the album Cruisin'. The song reached No. 2 on the U.S. charts in early 1979 and reached No. 1 in the UK around the same time, becoming the group's biggest hit. It is one of fewer than forty singles to have sold 10 million (or more) copies worldwide. The song remains popular and is played at many sporting events in the U.S. and Europe. It is frequently played during breaks in the action at sporting events with crowds using the dance as an opportunity to stretch. Moreover, the song also remains particularly popular due to its status as a disco classic and gay anthem, even among listeners who are otherwise uninvolved in disco or gay culture. It is also known to be a favorite at weddings and school dances. A popular dance in which the arms are used to spell out the four letters of the song's title may have much to do with this. "Y.M.C.A." appeared as Space Shuttle Wakeup call on mission STS-106, on day 11. In 2009, "Y.M.C.A." was entered into the Guinness World Book of Records when over 44,000 people danced to the song with Village People singing live at the Sun Bowl
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    Let's Dance

    "Let's Dance" is the number-one hit title album track on David Bowie's album Let's Dance. It was also released as the first single from that album in 1983, and went on to become one of his biggest-selling tracks. The single was one of Bowie's fastest selling to date, entering the UK singles chart at number five on its first week of release, staying at the top of the charts for three weeks. Soon afterwards, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100, Bowie's only single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic. It narrowly missed topping the Australian charts, peaking at number two. The music video was made by David Mallet on location in Australia including a bar in Carinda in New South Wales and the Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran. It featured Bowie playing with his band while impassively watching an Aboriginal couple’s struggles against metaphors of Western cultural imperialism. The red shoes mentioned in the song's lyrics appear in several contexts. Bowie described this video (and the video for his subsequent single, "China Girl") as "very simple, very direct" statements against racism and oppression. "Let's Dance" introduced Bowie to a new younger audience
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    Freedom

    Freedom

    "Freedom" is a Jimi Hendrix song released in 1971 from the album The Cry of Love. The album was released posthumously in 1971 and became a major hit. This was the only single released from the album and was somewhat successful on the charts, reaching number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It is now one of the more popular songs in the Hendrix collection, and is a staple in many compilation works. It was later featured on the 1997 album First Rays of the New Rising Sun. The lyrics "Keep on pushing straight ahead..." towards the end of the song are most likely a reference to the Curtis Mayfield song "Keep On Pushing" from the album of the same name. Mayfield was a major influence on Hendrix, from whom he borrowed much of his R&B rhythm guitar style, as heard on recordings such as "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)" and "Little Wing". "Straight ahead" is a phrase which features on several tracks from the period- and it was one of the titles considered for his final studio album. In 1994, Steve Lukather sang this song for his album Candyman. In 1995 Jeff Healey did a version on his "Cover To Cover" album. As of March 19, 2009, the song, as well as "Angel" and "Foxy
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    Girls Just Want to Have Fun

    "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is a song originally written by Robert Hazard and made famous by singer Cyndi Lauper. It was the first major single released by Lauper as a solo artist and the lead-off single from her debut album She's So Unusual. Lauper’s version gained recognition as a feminist anthem, an award-winning video and a worldwide hit. It has been covered on either an album or in live concert by over 30 other artists. The single was Lauper's breakthrough hit, remaining in the #2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks. It remains one of Lauper's signature songs and is was a widely popular song during the era of its release, the 1980s. The "Rolling Stone & MTV: '100 Greatest Pop Songs': 1-50", "Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos"" and the "VH1: 100 Greatest Videos" lists ranked the song at #22, #39 and #45, respectively. The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. With the inclusion of promotional releases, the single has seen about 40 individual versions of release. The most common is a 7" vinyl single (with varying cover artwork) released in 1983/1984 (depending on the country) and the second most
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    No more sorrow

    No more sorrow

    "No More Sorrow" is the eighth track from Linkin Park's third studio album, Minutes to Midnight. Guitarist Brad Delson experimented with an E-Bow when the band was piecing together "The Little Things Give You Away". The band decided not to use the effect for the solo in that song and instead ended up creating "No More Sorrow" out of the effect (Brad shakes his finger on the strings of his guitar creating the long reverb effect similar to the sound of an E-Bow). The song is a playable track in Guitar Hero 3 as part of the Warner/Reprise song pack for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The guitar intro is similar to the song "Silent Scorn" by Megadeth from the album The World Needs A Hero. The songs ending is an introduction to the next track, Valentine's Day. In hopes of it becoming a single, millions have began to write in to Linkin Park's official website, pleading that they release it as a single along with a video. No More Sorrow has already recieved moderate radioplay.
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    Shout at the Devil

    "Shout at the Devil" is the second single by the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. Written by bassist Nikki Sixx, the song is the first single and title track of their album of the same name. The song charted at #30 on the Mainstream rock charts The original version did not have a music video. However, the 1997 version did. This song underwent some controversy because some people saw it as encouraging devil worship. However, this was dropped when Nikki Sixx denied any diabolatry in the song while playing in Reno, Nevada. The song was re-recorded by the band in their 1997 album, Generation Swine, titled "Shout at the Devil '97". The song's lyrics mention two songs by Aerosmith: "Round and Round" and "Seasons of Wither". The song was covered by Stuck Mojo during the sessions for their 1996 album Pigwalk, and can be found on the compilation album, Violate This. It featured producer Devin Townsend on guest vocals. It was also covered by Hollywood Undead in 2009 for their album Desperate Measures. In 1982 the band recorded a demo version of "Shout at the Devil." The demo version was not released for many years until the 2003 remastered edition of The Shout at the devil album. The
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    Too Little Too Late

    "Too Little Too Late" is a single by the Barenaked Ladies from their 2000 album, Maroon. The single included a remix of another single from Maroon, "Pinch Me". The song is also featured on the band's 2001 compilation album, Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits. The song was written by Ed Robertson and Steven Page, and sung by Page. The music video, directed by Phil Harder, is about the stresses of making a music video, in which the director forces them to record and re-record the video several times. At the end of the video, the director calls for a cut, and asks to record it again, prompting Page to scream. The screaming is not actually Steven's voice. The actual video shoot was the band's longest, lasting three days. It was filmed in the middle of a string of radio station promotional appearances.
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    Heat of the Moment

    "Heat of the Moment" is the first single released by progressive rock band Asia from their 1982 eponymous debut. The song was the most popular of the album, and a big hit in the USA, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and #4 on the Billboard Top Singles chart. It was written by John Wetton and Geoff Downes. "Heat of the Moment" is featured at the beginning of another Asia song called "Don't Call Me" as a dialing number from a telephone. The lyrics contain the line, "And now you find yourself in 82". While this is often interpreted to refer to the year 1982, Wetton has said that it refers to a location. However, in live versions, Wetton has often substituted the current year for "82" in the second verse and rhymed it with another word. "Time Again" is the B-side of the UK release. The song was written by all the band members, Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton, and can also be found on the Asia album. "Ride Easy" is the B-side of the singles released outside of the UK. This song was written by Wetton and Howe. It was never given a regular release on a studio album, but it was included in the EP Aurora, released only in Japan in 1986. During an
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    Reptilia

    "Reptilia" is a song by indie rock band The Strokes, and the second single from their second album Room on Fire. The single's B-side contains "Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men", where lead singer Julian Casablancas duets with Regina Spektor. The official release date was delayed slightly after Casablancas objected to the song being credited as "The Strokes and Regina Spektor", claiming that it should read "by Regina Spektor & The Strokes". The title "Reptilia" refers to the "Reptilian complex", the central part of one's brain that handles basic emotions such as love and hate. The cover of the single features the artwork from the cabinet of the 1980 arcade game Centipede by Atari. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 129 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".This song peaked #19 on the alternative songs chart. The music video for the song was their first that was not directed by Roman Coppola. Instead they chose Jake Scott to shoot the video, which features close shots of the band members' faces, hands and instruments while performing the song. At the end of the video, Julian Casablancas spits into the camera lens.
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    ABC

    "ABC" is a 1970 number-one hit song by The Jackson 5. "ABC" was written with the same design as "I Want You Back", and was first heard on American Bandstand (on the ABC network) in February 1970. "ABC" knocked The Beatles' song "Let It Be" out of the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. "ABC" was also number one on the soul singles chart for four weeks. "ABC" was the first single from the second Jackson 5 album, ABC. It is considered one of the Jackson 5's signature songs. It is one of the shortest titles to hit #1, and it is the first song alphabetically in the list of #1 hits of the Billboard Hot 100.
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    Jessica

    "Jessica" is a rock instrumental written by Dickey Betts, guitarist of The Allman Brothers Band, and Les Dudek, who played with them soon after Duane Allman's death. Jessica was first released on the band's 1973 album Brothers and Sisters, and has subsequently been used in many different contexts. A January 2006 Wall Street Journal article referred to the piece as "a true national heirloom." It is widely known as the theme to the BBC Two motoring program Top Gear and its popular reformatted revival. The tune, along with "Ramblin' Man", is one of several tracks from the album which reflect a transition for the Allman Brothers foreshadowed by the stylistically similar Betts composition "Blue Sky" on the band's previous album, Eat a Peach, and accelerated with the deaths of band leader Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley. The song is named for Jessica Betts, the daughter of Dickey Betts and Sandy Bluesky. The tune is in the key of A Major, with the main guitar solo in D Major. The signature melody line, as with all of Dickey Betts' instrumental compositions, is played harmonically among various instruments, in this case, Betts taking the melody on guitar, Chuck Leavell playing the
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    Kool Thing

    "Kool Thing" was the first major label single from American noise rock band Sonic Youth's 1990 album Goo. It was released in June 1990 on Geffen Records. The song was inspired by an interview bassist/singer Kim Gordon conducted with LL Cool J for Spin in which the two artists clashed. Although he is never mentioned by name, the song's lyrics contain several references to LL Cool J. Gordon's lyrics make reference to several of the rapper's works, including the single "I Can't Live Without My Radio" and the album Walking With a Panther. She also repeats the line "I don't think so", which appears in LL Cool J's "Going Back to Cali". Chuck D also contributes some vocals in the song. "That's All I Know (Right Now)" is a cover of a song by The Neon Boys, an early Tom Verlaine and Richard Hell project. The music video for "Kool Thing" was the band's first for a major label. The video was directed by Tamra Davis. The video deals with Kim Gordon's fascination with 1960s radicalism (particularly Patty Hearst and the Black Panthers), and features the band wearing glam style clothing. The video was stylized after LL Cool J's "Going Back to Cali" video, down to the black and white camera, and
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    Nine Lives

    Nine Lives

    "Nine Lives" is a 2008 song by British rock band Def Leppard and the lead single to their album, Songs from the Sparkle Lounge. The single was released to classic rock radio playlists on March 25, 2008, and was added to mainstream rock stations on April 1. The song is written by Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Joe Elliott, and Tim McGraw. As well as co-writing it, Tim McGraw also sings on the song. A "Def Leppard-only" version is included as a bonus track on the Japanese release of Songs from the Sparkle Lounge. The song was used by TNT as the theme song for its coverage of the 2008 Nba Eastern Conference Finals. The song is available as part of the Def Leppard Song Pack in the music video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock as downloadable content.
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    Thunder Kiss '65

    "Thunder Kiss '65" is the only official single from the album La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1 by White Zombie. The song can also be found on Rob Zombie's Past, Present & Future and the greatest hits album The Best of Rob Zombie. The audio samples "You're all shook up, aren't you baby?" and "I never try anything I just do it. Wanna try me?" are taken from the 1965 movie Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! The single was released three times as a single before it gained the attention of Mike Judge and its video was aired on Beavis and Butt-head in 1993. The popularity of the single resulted in White Zombie's first Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance later that year. In May 2006, the song was ranked #32 on VH1's list, '40 Greatest Metal Songs'. The support MTV provided by playing the "Thunder Kiss '65" music video increased the band's popularity greatly (especially after having been played during the MTV animated series Beavis and Butthead on the episode "Yogurt's Cool"). The video was directed by Juliet Cuming and features the band playing the song out somewhere in a desert with Go-Go Dancers and "monsters". According to Rob, it is the lowest budgeted music video released by
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    Turning Japanese

    "Turning Japanese" is a song released by the English band The Vapors from their album New Clear Days, and the song for which they are known best. The song's lyrics consist mainly of the singer talking about pictures of his love. Musically, the song features an Oriental riff played on guitar. Songwriter David Fenton explains: "Turning Japanese is all the clichés about angst and youth and turning into something you didn't expect to." The band knew they had a success with "Turning Japanese", so much so that they waited until their second single before releasing it, fearing that if they released it as their first they would become "one-hit wonders", but they never matched its success. The song enjoyed some sales in Japan after its great success in Australia, where it spent two weeks at number one during June 1980. "Turning Japanese" was believed to euphemistically refer to masturbation—i.e. the act causing the man to squint and therefore resemble a Japanese's person's eyes—but the song's author Fenton denied that claim in an interview on VH1. "It could have been (turning) Portugese, Lebanese, anything that fitted with that phrase. It has nothing to do with the Japanese." "The first
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    We Got the Beat

    "We Got the Beat" is a song recorded by the American rock band The Go-Go's. Written by the group's lead guitarist Charlotte Caffey, the band recorded the song in 1980 and it was released in July as a single in the UK on Stiff Records. The song's single release brought the Go-Go's underground credibility in the UK. The song climbed to number 35 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart due to the popularity of the song in clubs as an import. The following year the Go-Go's re-recorded the song for their debut album Beauty and the Beat. Released in January 1982 as the album's second single, "We Got the Beat" became the Go-Go's biggest hit, spending three weeks at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, behind Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n Roll". It was during the song's time in the U.S. top ten that Beauty and the Beat topped the U.S. Billboard 200. Clocking in at only two-and-a-half-minutes, the song is instantly recognizable by its drumming intro. Lyrically, the song is a simple ode to dancing to a good beat, hanging out, and looking cool. In line with a trend of early 1960s revival also seen in bands like The B-52's, The Rezillos, and numerous powerpop and ska revival
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    Won't Get Fooled Again

    "Won't Get Fooled Again" is a song by the rock band The Who which was written by Pete Townshend. The original version of the song appears as the final track on the album Who's Next. The 1971 single release (a drastically edited version at three-and-a-half minutes in length) reached number 9 on the UK Singles Chart, number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 14 on the Australian Singles Chart (Go-Set). It is a perennial favorite on classic rock radio stations and concert staple for the band. The song originally appeared on the 1971 album Who's Next and has since appeared on various other recordings, including the live compilation soundtrack for The Kids Are Alright and its 1979 documentary film. The film performance of the song, which occurred on 25 May 1978 in Shepperton Studios, was also the last song the original lineup ever performed together, as Keith Moon died four months later. The song was performed both at Live Aid and 20 years later at Live 8. Townshend also collaborated on a celebrated, live, acoustic duet version of the song with leading classical guitarist John Williams for the 1979 Amnesty International benefit The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979). The Who's Next
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    Lay It Down

    "Lay It Down" is a single by American heavy metal band Ratt. "Lay It Down" was the first single released to promote their second album, Invasion of Your Privacy. This song reached #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the Mainstream Rock chart during the summer of 1985, becoming Ratt's second (and last) Top 40 'Pop' hit . The song was co-written by Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, and guitarists Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini. The music video shows lead singer Stephen Pearcy having a birthday party as a child. After he makes his birthday wish, he gets a vision of the future in which the band plays in what looks to be an abandoned building. The woman in the video is Playboy model Marianne Gravatte, who is also the model on the cover of Invasion Of Your Privacy. The song appears in the video game Brütal Legend, during the third battle against Lyonwhyte.
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    My Own Worst Enemy

    "My Own Worst Enemy" is the title of a song by the American punk rock band Lit. It was released in March 1999 as the lead single from their second album, A Place in the Sun, released in 1999. The song spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and went on to become a staple in the band's live set. In addition, the song also crossed over to mainstream rock radio, hitting No. 6 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song is featured in the 2012 movie American Reunion, although it is not featured on the original soundtrack of the movie. The music video features the band as well as some scenes of a bowling tournament. It was directed by Gavin Bowden and released in June 1999.
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    You Spin Me Round

    "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" is a song by British band Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake. The song was the first UK number-one hit by the Stock Aitken Waterman production trio. Released in November 1984, the record reached number one in March 1985, taking seventeen weeks to get there. In the US, it peaked at #11 in September of that year. The video was directed by Vaughan Arnell and Anthea Benton. The strings were based on Richard Wagner's classical piece Ride of the Valkyries. The song is in 4/4 time and in the key of F# minor. This song was featured in the movie Imagine Me & You at Rachel and Heck's wedding during Rachel and Luce's first interaction. It also plays during the opening credits to The Wedding Singer starring Adam Sandler. "You Spin Me Round" was re-released in 2003 at the same time as the Dead or Alive greatest hits album Evolution was released. The song reached #23 in the UK singles chart. It was re-released again on 30 January 2006 because of lead singer Pete Burns' controversial time as a contestant on television series Celebrity Big Brother and reached #5. Earlier remixes were in 1996 and 1997 (some are included on the US, European and
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    Excuse Me Miss

    "Excuse Me Miss" is a song written and performed by American rapper Jay-Z. It released as a single for his seventh studio album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse (2002). It was also co-written and produced by The Neptunes, whose Pharrell sings the hook in falsetto voice. The lyrics refer to love at first sight. It contains a more mature sound in comparison of his previous songs about women such as "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)". Jay-Z sampled the 2001 hit, "Take You Out" by the late musician Luther Vandross. "Mista Hova" as he called himself also loaned a Notorious B.I.G hook from his song "Big Poppa" for this song own hook. "Excuse Me Miss" was the third and final single from The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse and was successful commercially. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard R&B chart in April and was nominated for best rap songwriting at the 46th Grammy Awards but lost to Eminem's Lose Yourself. "Excuse Me Miss"' popularity led to it appearing on the United States version of Now That's What I Call Music!, the United Kingdom version of Now That's What I Call Music! 55. The music video for the single was
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    Paranoid

    "Paranoid" is a song by the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, featured on their second album Paranoid (1970). It is the first single from the album, while the B-side is the song "The Wizard". It reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also topped the German Singles Chart. "Paranoid" is consistently ranked as one of the greatest heavy metal songs of all time. It is typically associated with both Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath due to its popularity. After Osbourne left the band in 1979 to pursue a solo career, he continued to perform this track, normally at the end of the set. Various different live versions have been recorded with Osbourne. This is due to the changes in band line-up since the original Blizzard of Ozz in 1980. Popular live versions featuring various guitarists including Randy Rhoads, Brad Gillis, Jake E. Lee and Zakk Wylde were all recorded and later released. It was ranked No. 34 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs. In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at number 11 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. Rolling Stone ranked it number 250 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and called the
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    Far Away

    "Far Away" is a single by Canadian band Nickelback. Released in late 2005/early 2006 in America and February 13, 2006 in Britain. It was released as the fourth U.S. single of All the Right Reasons, but the second in Europe. Far Away peaked at #8 in the US, making All the Right Reasons the only Nickelback album to date to have more than one top ten hit. The band's lead singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger described this song on the Tour when in Australia as the "only real love song" that Nickelback has. He described many others as "being about love" but not solely about "being in love". The song was re-released in the UK on September 22, 2008 following the success of "Rockstar" and the re-release of "Photograph". This release also reached number 40 in the UK singles chart, equalling its original chart peak, although this re-release was download-only. "Far Away" was a huge success in the U.S. and became the band's fourth Top Ten single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #8. The song was the second Top Ten single from their latest album All the Right Reasons after the leading single of the album, "Photograph", which peaked at number two on the chart, making All the Right Reasons
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    Groove Is in the Heart

    "Groove Is in the Heart" is a song by dance music band Deee-Lite from their debut album, World Clique. Released as a single in late 1990, it was a hit in many countries, including in Australia where it was a number-one hit. "Groove Is in the Heart" is a song that compares the new feelings of infatuation with hearing a good ("groovy") song. Essentially a house music track, it also features elements of disco, funk and hip-hop. The backing track was built around many samples, primarily the main riff from Herbie Hancock's track "Bring Down the Birds" from the Blowup soundtrack, Vernon Burch's "Get Up", which provided the drum track and also formed the basis for the famous breakdown featuring a slide whistle, and the horn riff from Eddie Jefferson's "Psychedelic Sally". Parliament-Funkadelic legend Bootsy Collins played bass guitar and provided guest vocals, and the rap is provided by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. Slant Magazine ranked the song second in its 100 Greatest Dance Songs list, adding: "No song delivered the group's world-conscious Word as colorfully and open-heartedly as "Groove Is in the Heart," which flew up the Billboard charts while goosing stuffed shirts". An immediate
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    Lips of an Angel

    "Lips of an Angel" is a power ballad by Oklahoma rock band Hinder written by Brian Howes, Rey Casiano, Austin Winkler and Cody Hanson. It was released as the second single from their album Extreme Behavior. It was their breakthrough hit, charting in the Top Ten on several Billboard trade charts in the United States, and reaching Number One in several countries. A second cover version was released in early 2007 by country music artist Jack Ingram. His version, which was his third Top 40 country hit, peaked in the Top 20 on the Billboard country music charts. The lyrics deal with the singer describing his feelings when his favored girlfriend from his past calls late at night, somewhat pleasantly interrupting his current relationship. More than once, a reference to the call being secret is made, and the singer expresses concern of a fight ensuing as a result. The song concludes just as it began, with the singer questioning to why she is calling so late, though the second (and last) time it is less literal and more figurative, with the underlying meaning "so late" not at night, but way too late in life; unable to continue the previous relationship. The song ends with the plot
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    The Sign

    "The Sign" is a 1993 dance-pop song by the Swedish band Ace of Base. The song was an international hit, reaching Number two in the United Kingdom and spending six non-consecutive weeks as number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It appeared on the band's album Happy Nation (titled The Sign in North America.) The song was the No. 1 song of 1994 according to Billboard magazine's year-end charts. The song was ranked at No. 51 on The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs for the first 50 years of the Hot 100 chart. The song has been covered by The Mountain Goats, and was also heavily featured in the fifth season finale of American Dad!, "Great Space Roaster". The song has also been covered in the TV series Full House, in which fictional band "Girl Talk", led by character Stephanie Tanner, mess up the song during the performance. The song is also played in the South Park episode "Prehistoric Ice Man." The music video of the song features the pop group singing amidst romantic and frolic images; "The Sign" was depicted as an ankh (also known as key of life) and a djed (ancient Egyptian symbol representing stability). The music video is directed by Mathias Julin. Amid
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    Unappreciated

    "Unappreciated" is a R&B song by the girl group Cherish. It is the second single to be released off their debut album, Unappreciated. The single was released in 2006, around September. It was produced by Jazze Pha. The single charted on various countdowns. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #98 on the issue date of October 14, 2006 and to date has peaked at #41. It charted more successfully on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay peaking at #14 on both charts. It charted on one video countdown, BET's 106 & Park, where it debuted at #10 on October 12, 2006. On Tuesday November 7, 2006, the single jumped from number 10 to number 5 and was named a "Monster move" on 106 & Park. It has so far peaked at #2 on the countdown. "Unappreciated" was written by two of the four members of Cherish. The writers are the older members of the group, Farrah, 23, and Neosha, 21. The song is about a relationship between a male and female that is not going well. The female is feeling unappreciated and does not get the treatment that she wants. She claims that the male is taking her love for granted and will not say he loves her anymore. The video for "Unappreciated", directed
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    Vasoline

    "Vasoline" is a song by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots from their second album, Purple. The song was the second single of the album (and also the second most successful, only behind "Interstate Love Song"), reaching #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for two weeks. The song's odd sounding intro was created by Robert DeLeo, who ran his bass through a Wah-wah pedal to get the said effect. The song's lyrics were written by vocalist Scott Weiland. "Vasoline" also appears on the greatest hits compilation album Thank You. As with most other Stone Temple Pilots songs, the lyrics can be vague and hard to interpret, and many interpretations have been suggested by fans. During STP's performance of "Vasoline" on VH1 Storytellers, Weiland says that the song is about "feeling like an insect under a magnifying glass." Perhaps one of the strangest things about this song is the use of syncopation in the riff that the guitar and bass play. By itself, the riff sounds something like swung eighth notes alternating between the musical notes F natural and G natural. However, in reality the riff is an alternating sixteenth and eighth note pattern as part of a 3-beat rhythmic figure
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    Dust in the Wind

    "Dust in the Wind" is a song by American progressive rock band Kansas, first released on their 1977 album Point of Know Return. The song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of April 22, 1978, making it Kansas' only top ten Billboard Hot 100 charting single. The 45-rpm single was certified Gold for sales of one million units by the RIAA shortly after the height of its popularity as a hit single. More than 25 years later, the RIAA certified Gold the digital download format of the song, Kansas' only single so certified as of September 17, 2008. A last-minute addition to the track lineup for Point of Know Return, "Dust in the Wind" would also be its greatest success. The guitar line for the song was written by Kerry Livgren as a finger exercise for learning fingerpicking. His wife, Vicci, heard what he was doing, remarked that the melody was nice, and encouraged him to write lyrics for it. Livgren was unsure whether his fellow band members would like it, since it was a departure from their signature style. However he did offer it to them, and the song was accepted and then recorded. "Dust in the Wind" was one of Kansas' first acoustic tracks; its slow melody and
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    Gonna Make You Sweat

    "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" is the title of a song by American dance group C+C Music Factory. It was released in late 1990 as the lead single from the album, Gonna Make You Sweat. The song charted internationally and achieved a great success in U.S., Austria, Germany and Switzerland where it reached number one on the charts. The rap was performed by Freedom Williams and the vocal "Everybody Dance Now" by disco/house music artist Martha Wash. The official music video features Zelma Davis lip-synching to the actual Martha Wash vocal parts. Wash, perturbed by the fact that her image had been labeled "unmarketable" due to her weight, successfully sued to receive proper credit (and royalties). Wash's courtroom efforts spurred legislation making vocal credits mandatory on CDs and music videos. When it was first released, "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" was met by widespread commercial recognition, initiating the house movement of the early '90s. Topping charts in several countries, the song dominated the airwaves while its accompanying music video received constant rotation on MTV. Music critics praised "Gonna Make You Sweat" for Freedom Williams' Ice-T-like
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    Jordan

    Jordan

    "Jordan" is a song by American musician Buckethead. Originally featured as a playable track on the 2006 music video game Guitar Hero II, "Jordan" was officially released as a downloadable single via iTunes on August 18, 2009. Prior to the inclusion of a studio version of "Jordan" on Guitar Hero II, the song was performed live by Buckethead at a number of shows. While performing the song, Buckethead would omit the guitar solos and interpolate another song (often "Post Office Buddy" from Giant Robot), a series of songs or an improvisation. One such early live version was released as "Vertebrae" on the Praxis live album Tennessee 2004 in 2007. Since the release of the studio version, Buckethead has often included the solo in his live performances of Jordan. An alternate version of "Jordan" was re-created specifically for the video game Guitar Hero II. It is considered one of the most difficult songs to play in the series on Expert difficulty, due to the complexity of its guitar solos, particularly the "Guitar Solo B" and "Guitar Solo C" sections. On the Xbox 360 version, the "Kick the Bucket Award" is an achievement worth 30 gamerscore, and is awarded for completing the song on Expert
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    That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll

    "That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" is a song and a single by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. The song appeared on their 1988 album Blow Up Your Video as the second track. A live version of this song can be found on the band's live album, Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition. The b-side of the single was "Borrowed Time". In 2005, the music video, directed by Peter Sinclair, Brian Grant, and Jiff Morrison, was released on Family Jewels. The video included fans carrying red cardboard Gibson SG guitars.
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    99 Luftballons

    "99 Luftballons" (German for "99 balloons") is a protest song by the German pop-rock band Nena from their 1983 self-titled album. Originally sung in German, it was later re-recorded in English as "99 Red Balloons" for their album 99 Luftballons in 1984. Later Nena (without band) recorded a new version of the song. While at a June 1982 concert by the Rolling Stones in West Berlin, Nena's guitarist Carlo Karges noticed that balloons were being released. As he watched them move toward the horizon, he noticed them shifting and changing shapes, where they looked like strange spacecraft (referred to in the German lyrics as a "UFO"). He thought about what might happen if they floated over the Berlin Wall to the Soviet sector. The English (but not the German) version tells about two children who buy 99 balloons at a toy shop and release them into the air, where faulty radar equipment is unable to identify the balloons. The German version starts with the narrator stating he will tell of a story about 99 balloons. Both versions then continue much in the same way with the government immediately put their troops on red alert and scrambles fighter jets to intercept the balloons, which
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    Lycanthrope

    Lycanthrope

    "Lycanthrope" is a single by the band +44, from their debut album When Your Heart Stops Beating. It was originally released on the band's official website in late 2006, giving fans their second taste of new music from the band, after the airing of the rough mix version of "No, It Isn't", also on their website. It is their first single to be released in the UK and has been released on 7" vinyl. The December 2006 issue of Alternative Press wrote this about the song: "HOPPUS: I love the first line of the song, it says "I wake up at the end of a long, dark, lonely year/it's bringing out the worst in me." And it just starts; there's no intro, no build-up-it just goes." BARKER: "I think it's a great introduction. There isn't one song we could start with that would reveal what the whole record sounds like. This keeps you guessing about what's to come."
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    The Trooper

    "The Trooper" is Iron Maiden's ninth single, released on 20 June 1983, and the second from their 1983 album Piece of Mind. It was one of only a few songs to get much radio airplay in the US, thus peaking at No. 28 on the US Mainstream Rock charts. It also achieved success in the UK, peaking at No. 12 in the UK Singles Charts as well as gaining a much better reception than the band's previous single, "Flight of Icarus". Written by bassist and founder-member Steve Harris, the song is based on the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava 1854, which took place during the Crimean War, and inspired by Lord Tennyson's poem of the same name. The track has been the subject of much praise since its release, with Allmusic describing it as "an all-time genre classic that boasts [guitarists Dave Murray] and [Adrian Smith's] most memorable harmonized lead riff, plus that trademark galloping rhythm," while Mick Wall comments that it is the song "which most Maiden fans from those days still recall first when you mention the Piece of Mind album." The single's accompanying music video included clips of a cavalry battle from the 1941 film They Died with Their Boots On, starring Errol
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    All I Want

    All I Want

    "All I Want" is a punk rock song by the Offspring. It is the tenth track on their fourth studio album Ixnay on the Hombre (1997) and was released as the first single from the album in December of 1996. It reached No. 31 in the UK and No. 15 in Australia. In the US, it peaked at No. 13 on Modern Rock Tracks. The song also appears as the fifth track on their Greatest Hits (2005). The song was featured in the video game Crazy Taxi as well as the computer game Jugular Street Luge Racing. The single was also (at 1:55) the shortest single to be released by the band. The song was originally written by Dexter Holland as part of a (perhaps tongue-in-cheek) Bad Religion songwriting competition at Epitaph Records, under the title Protocol. The song's lyrics originally consisted of significantly complex vocabulary, like many Bad Religion songs. However, when Dexter offered to play it for Epitaph owner and Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz, he was told to "play it on acoustic later or something." Dexter felt rejected and rewrote the song's lyrics to sound more like an Offspring song. The band made a video for the song, which was directed by David Yow of The Jesus Lizard. The video consisted
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    Bathroom Wall

    "Bathroom Wall" is a song taken from Faster Pussycat's first album Faster Pussycat released in 1987. Like much of the band's material from the album, it has a comedy side and deals with graffiti left on a bathroom stall wall that Taime Downe saw backstage at a gig the band were playing prior to getting signed. The single's B-side song "Cathouse" was written about the "Cathouse club" in Los Angeles, a club owned by vocalist Taime Downe and future Headbangers Ball VJ Riki Rachtman. This song was featured in the 1987 film by Penelope Spheeris called Dudes. A cover version of the song is a playable track in the PlayStation 2 video game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s.
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    Boogie Oogie Oogie

    "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is the name of a popular song by disco/R&B group A Taste of Honey. Released from their self-titled album in 1978, it became an extremely popular "crossover" song. The lyrics urge listeners to "boogie oogie oogie till you just can't boogie no more." It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the Hot Soul Singles chart, and the Hot Dance Club Play chart. It would eventually sell over two million copies and has become one of the most recognizable songs from the late 1970s disco era. It would also help the group win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist of 1978. It also reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart. In the late 1990s, the song was used in a national campaign ad for Burger King and was sampled by numerous rap acts. The song was also used in a campaign for Rold Gold Pretzels (featuring actor Jason Alexander) in the mid 1990s. Janice Marie Johnson, a member of the group, recorded another version of the song in 2001. The song also featured in the first episode of season four of Nip/Tuck. G.Q. also released its own version of the song in 1979. The cover picture features Janice-Marie Johnson holding a classic 1970s Fender Jazz Bass. Pure Sugar's "Delicious" in 1998
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    Call on Me

    "Call on Me" is a song by American R&B singer Janet Jackson and American rapper Nelly from Jackson's ninth studio album, 20 Y.O. (2006). Written by Jermaine Dupri, Johnta Austin, James "LRoc" Phillips, Nelly, James Harris III, and Terry Lewis, it was released as the album's lead single in mid-2006, peaking at number twenty-five on the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, it spent two non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, making it Jackson's sixteenth R&B chart-topper. A cover of the song appears in Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party. "Call on Me" is a mid-tempo song which samples The SOS Band's 1983 song "Tell Me If You Still Care", written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. On the song, Jermaine Dupri said, "It's really just a record about when you need a friend, somebody you need to talk to, just call on a person. It's a friend record. It really is not a boyfriend/girlfriend record. The way Nelly and Janet are talking is more girlfriend/boyfriend, but it really goes out to friends." Jackson performed the song on the Rock Witchu Tour and the Number Ones: Up Close and Personal tour. The song premiered on New York City's Z100 on June
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    Dani California

    "Dani California" is a single from the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers' ninth studio album, Stadium Arcadium. The single was first made available at the iTunes Music Store and then was officially released on May 2, 2006. The international radio premiere was April 3, 2006, when Don Jantzen, from the Houston radio station KTBZ-FM, played "Dani California" continuously for his entire three hour program. The single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 24 and peaked at number 6, becoming the band's third single (after "Under the Bridge" and "Scar Tissue") to enter the top-ten. In addition, "Dani California" became the second song in history to debut at number 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, after R.E.M.'s 1994 hit "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" and spent fourteen straight weeks topping the chart. The single also charted at number 1 on the Mainstream Rock charts. The song won two Grammy Awards, one for Best Rock Song and the other for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. It also marked the band's joint-biggest UK hit to date along with "By the Way", peaking at number 2 in the UK Singles Chart, being kept out of number 1 by Gnarls Barkley's
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    John the Fisherman

    "John the Fisherman" is the first single by the alternative rock band Primus, released first live in 1989 on Suck on This, then re-released a year later, this time studio recorded, on Frizzle Fry. Although the band did release the song as a single and filmed a video for it (featuring the band members performing the song on a boat, with a cameo appearance by Kirk Hammett of Metallica, who has been a close friend of Claypool since they attended the same school), the single had very limited success due to its being released on an indie label, and the band did not receive mainstream attention until their next single, "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver", from their 1991 major label debut Sailing the Seas of Cheese. Because of this, many overlook "John the Fisherman" and claim "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" was Primus' first single. When Frizzle Fry was re-released in 2002, many fans who caught on during the major label days of the band bought the album, and it became a fan favorite. There was a new interest in this song, and it received some radio and MTV airplay. "John The Fisherman" is the first part of a four-part story called the "Fisherman's Chronicles", which continued on Primus' later
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    Jumpin' Jack Flash

    "Jumpin' Jack Flash" is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones, released as a single in 1968. Called "supernatural Delta blues by way of Swinging London" by Rolling Stone, the song was perceived by some as the band's return to their blues roots after the psychedelia of their preceding albums Between the Buttons and Their Satanic Majesties Request. One of the group's most popular and recognisable songs, it has been featured in many films and on the Rolling Stones compilation albums Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2), Hot Rocks, Singles Collection and Forty Licks. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, recording on "Jumpin' Jack Flash" began during the Beggars Banquet sessions of 1968. Regarding the song's distinctive sound, guitarist Richards has said: Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards' country house, where they were awoken one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking past the window. When Jagger asked what the noise was, Richards responded: "Oh, that's Jack – that's jumpin' Jack." The rest of the lyrics evolved from there. Humanities scholar Camille Paglia speculated that the song's lyrics might have been
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    Le Freak

    "Le Freak" is a successful 1978 disco song by the disco band Chic. It was the band's third single album and first Billboard Hot 100 and soul music number-one song. Along with the tracks, "I Want Your Love" and "Chic Cheer", "Le Freak" scored number one on the disco charts for seven weeks. The single album has the distinction of being the best selling record ever for Atlantic Records company, and the best-selling single ever for Warner Music Group until it was displaced in 1990 (by Madonna's song "Vogue"). The single achieved sales of seven million and also scored number seven in the UK singles chart. The song was ranked number 19 on Billboard Magazine's top 100 songs of the first 50 years of the "Hot 100" chart. This song commemorates Studio 54 for its notoriously long customer waiting lines, exclusive clientele, and discourteous doormen. Concerning the history of the song, guitarist Nile Rodgers later stated that the song was devised during New Year's Eve of 1977, as a result of him and bassist Bernard Edwards being refused entrance to Studio 54, where they had been invited by Grace Jones, due to Jones' failure to notify the nightclub's staff. He said the lyrics of the refrain
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    Rock This Town

    "Rock This Town" is a song by the Stray Cats from their UK debut album Stray Cats. Its first U.S. release was on the 1982 album Built for Speed. It peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982, becoming the first of the band's three top ten hits in the U.S. It had also previously reached this position on the UK Singles Chart in 1981. The song has been listed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 songs that shaped Rock and Roll. Even the side-project band The Brian Setzer Orchestra has recorded a cover of the song.
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    I Want You Back

    "I Want You Back" is a 1969 song; the debut major-label single for The Jackson 5 which became a number-one hit for the band and the Motown label in early 1970. The song, along with a b-side cover of Smokey Robinson & the Miracles' "Who's Lovin' You", was the only single from the first Jackson 5 album, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5. It went to number one on the soul singles chart for four weeks and held the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the week ending January 31, 1970. "I Want You Back" in the 121st spot on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time Originally considered for Gladys Knight & the Pips and later for Diana Ross, as "I Wanna Be Free", "I Want You Back" explores the theme of a lover who decides that he was too hasty in dropping his partner. An unusual aspect about "I Want You Back" was that its main lead vocal was performed by a preteen, Michael Jackson. The single was a notable first in many respects: it was the first Jackson 5 single to be released on Motown the first of four Jackson 5 number-ones released in a row (the others being "ABC", "The Love You Save", and "I'll Be There"), and the first song written and produced by The
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    Cherry Lips

    "Cherry Lips", also known as "Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)" is a 2001 song written, recorded and produced by alternative rock group Garbage for their third studio album, Beautiful Garbage. It was released the following year by Mushroom Records as the album's second international single, with the exception of North America, where Interscope issued "Breaking Up the Girl" in its place. A percentage of the royalties generated from the sales of "Cherry Lips" was donated to the International Red Cross. "Cherry Lips" was a massive hit in Australia, where the single peaked at #1 on their Alternative chart, #2 on the Airplay chart, #3 on the Club chart and at #7 on the overall ARIA Singles chart. The single spent five non-consecutive weeks in the top ten, and was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association. "Cherry Lips" also peaked at #8 in Italy, where it had been the sound of a prominent winter marketing campaign for Breil Stones. In 2007, "Cherry Lips" was remastered and included on Garbage's greatest hits album Absolute Garbage. "Cherry Lips" was written and recorded at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin. Written just as Garbage were about to begin mixing their third
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    Epic

    "Epic" is a song by the American rock band Faith No More. It was released in 1989 as the second single from their third album The Real Thing in US and in 1990 as their second single from that album in the UK and Europe. The song was a breakthrough hit. It peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 (the band's only Top Ten hit in the United States), and their first Number One single on the Australian charts. It is the band's most popular song and a staple in their concerts. "Epic" was ranked number thirty on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs, number sixty-seven on their 100 Greatest One-hit Wonders list, in 2009, it was named the 54th best hard rock song of all time also by VH1, also in 2009 it charted number 46 on the Triple J Hottest 100 of All Time, the largest music poll in the world. The music video for "Epic", which featured surreal images combined with performance footage of the band soaked by an artificial rainstorm on a sound stage, was subject to controversy because of the treatment of a fish, who is out of water and dying on camera. During an interview, the band joked that the fish seen flopping around in the music video belonged to Icelandic singer Björk, whom they
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    Free Bird

    "Free Bird" (often spelled "Freebird", including by the band itself on the cover of the single) is a song by the American southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It first featured on the band's debut album in 1973, and has been included on subsequent albums released by the band, including the previously unreleased, unfaded-ending version of the original recording (featured on Skynyrd's Innyrds). Amazon.com music reviewer Lorry Fleming calls it "the most-requested song in the history of rock music." Released as a single in November 1974, "Free Bird" became the band's second Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1975, where it peaked at No. 19. A live version of the song also reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977, peaking at No. 38. Free Bird also achieved the No. 3 spot on Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitar Solos. It is used as a finale by Lynyrd Skynyrd during their live performances, and is their longest song, often going well over 14 minutes when played live. The lyrical portion of the song was written early in the group's history. Roadie Billy Powell was discovered as a keyboardist for the band when he played the intro piece to "Free Bird" at a high school prom.
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    Iron Man

    "Iron Man" is a song by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath from their second studio album Paranoid released in 1970. It was later included on their initial greatest hits compilation We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll (1976), as well as all subsequent greatest hits compilations. The title of the song was conceived by Ozzy Osbourne. Geezer Butler took to writing the lyrics around the title. The song was originally entitled "Iron Bloke". Upon hearing the main guitar riff for the first time, Osbourne remarked that it sounded "like a big iron bloke walking about". The title was later changed to "Iron Man". Despite the song's title, it bears no connection to the Marvel superhero character Iron Man, which was created and first appeared in March 1963 (though it has become associated with the character due to this misconception, and was used in the 2008 film Iron Man based on the Marvel character). Butler wrote the lyrics as the story of a man who time travels into the future, and sees the apocalypse. In the process of returning to the present, he is turned into steel by a magnetic field. He is rendered mute, unable verbally to warn people of his time of the impending destruction. His
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    We Three Kings

    We Three Kings

    "We Three Kings", also known as "We Three Kings of Orient Are" or "The Quest of the Magi", is a Christmas carol written by the Reverend John Henry Hopkins, Jr., who wrote both the lyrics and the music. It is suggested to have been written in 1857 but did not appear in print until his Carols, Hymns and Song in 1863. John Henry Hopkins, Jr., then an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church, was instrumental in organizing an elaborate holiday pageant (which featured this hymn) for the students of the General Theological Seminary in New York City in 1857 while serving as the seminary's music director. In 1872 Hopkins was ordained an Episcopal priest and later served as rector at Christ Episcopal Church (Williamsport, PA).
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    Barracuda

    "Barracuda" is a song written and recorded by the rock band Heart. It was released as the first single from the band's second album Little Queen (1977). The song is an aggressive hard rock number notable for a galloping guitar riff and its use of natural harmonics. Upon its release "Barracuda" became Heart's second top-20 hit in the U.S., peaking at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has become the band's signature song and is a staple on American classic rock radio playlists. In 2009, it was named the 34th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. Ann Wilson revealed in interviews that the song was about Heart's anger towards Mushroom Records' attempted publicity stunt involving her and her sister Nancy in a made-up lesbian affair. The song particularly focuses on Ann's rage towards a man who came up to her after a concert asking how her "lover" was. She initially thought he was talking about her boyfriend, band manager Michael Fisher. After he revealed he was talking about her sister Nancy Wilson, Ann became angry and went back to her hotel room to write the original lyrics of the song. "Barracuda" was played at the 2008 Republican National Convention in reference to John
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    Caught in a Mosh

    "Caught in a Mosh" is the second song from the gold-certified Anthrax album Among the Living, and is ranked number 29 in VH1's "40 Greatest Metal Songs." A cover version of the song is included in the game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s.
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    Celebrity Skin

    "Celebrity Skin" is the tenth single by the American alternative rock band Hole, released on September 1, 1998 by Geffen Records. It is the debut single from their third studio album of the same name and is Hole's most commercially successful single, being the only one to reach #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 126 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years". The song was written and recorded in 1997 after Hole's reported hiatus in 1996 due to frontwoman Courtney Love's rising movie career. According to Love, co-writer Billy Corgan wrote the song's main guitar riff during his time at the Celebrity Skin sessions. The lyrics, written by Love, contain references to Dante Gabriel Rossetti's poem A Superscription, and William Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, and Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night ("My name is 'Might-Have-Been"), as well as the song sharing the name of an indie American pornographic magazine and a short-lived punk rock group from Los Angeles. Love joked on Later... with Jools Holland in 1995 that the song was entitled "Celebrity Skin" "'cause [she] touched a lot of it." It was also used in the film American
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    Detroit Rock City

    "Detroit Rock City" is a song by the American hard rock group Kiss featured on their 1976 album, Destroyer. The song was written by Paul Stanley and Bob Ezrin and is about a real Kiss fan who was killed in a car accident on his way to a Kiss concert. The song, recorded and released as a single in 1976, was the third single from Kiss's album Destroyer and was planned to be their last in support of the album. As a single, it did poorly in sales and radio play (other than in Detroit), and failed to chart in the U.S. even though it would prove to be a fan favorite. It came as a surprise that the B-side "Beth", a ballad written and sung by drummer Peter Criss, wound up catching on in different markets in the United States, so the single was reissued with "Beth" as the A-side and "Detroit Rock City" as the B-side. The single version lacks a guitar lick at the first instrumental bridge, leading straight to the second part of this bridge instead of repeating the first part. During the Love Gun/Alive II tour, Stanley changed the lyric, "I know I'm gonna die, why?" to "I know I'm gonna die, and I don't care!" The song was #6 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs and is featured on the album Heavy
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    Get the Party Started

    "Get the Party Started" is a song performed by Pink, and was the first single from her second album called Missundaztood (2001). It became an international hit and reached the top ten in many countries. The song was Pink's highest selling at that time. The track was released on October 9, 2001 to positive reviews from critics and after the release of the single it was confirmed that Pink would be releasing Missundaztood. The song was written by former 4 Non Blondes frontwoman, Linda Perry. She said that the process of making the song was "so unlike me"; according to her, she was going through a "weird phase" during which she wanted to learn how to program drums. She programmed her first beat, picked up a bass guitar, and, in her words, "did what the beat was asking me to do." She decided to put "every wrong instrument" in the song, and consequently acquired a horn sample. "I was doing the music, the melody was already coming to me in what I wanted the song to be," she said. She finished the song by including in the song "every catch phrase you possibly could imagine", before laughing at the realization that she had written a potential hit single and her first dance song. "You
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    Helicopter

    "Helicopter" is a song by English rock band Bloc Party that was originally released in the UK in 2004 on the Little Thoughts EP, and two years later as a single from their debut album, Silent Alarm in the US. The song was received with much acclaim, reaching number 29 on the UK Singles Chart on its first release, but failing to chart in the US. Various remixes have been recorded. It has also been featured on the video games Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero: On Tour, FIFA 06, Project Gotham Racing 3, Burnout: Revenge,Colin McRae Dirt 2, and Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. "Helicopter" was written by all the band members prior to their debut album. Composed in B minor, it was written in common time and has a quick tempo of 171 beats per minute. Its lyrical influences have been debated, with frontman Kele Okereke denying numerous rumors several times. One rumor implied that the song was solely written about then US president George W. Bush, to which Okereke then admitted that the whole meaning upon "Helicopter" was actually regarding himself. The music video has been on YouTube since 27 August 2006. It has received the most views of any of Bloc Party's
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    Material Girl

    "Material Girl" is a song performed by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It was released on November 30, 1984, by Sire Records, as the second single from her second album Like a Virgin. It also appears slightly remixed on the 1990 greatest hits compilation, The Immaculate Collection, and in its original form on the 2009 greatest hits compilation, Celebration. The song was written by Peter Brown and Robert Rans, while Nile Rodgers produced the track. Madonna explained that the concept of the song was similar to her life's situation at that time. According to her, the song was provocative, hence she was attracted to it. "Material Girl" incorporated New Wave music and consists of synth arrangements with a robotic voice repeating the hook. The lyrics identify with materialism, with Madonna asking for a rich and affluent life, rather than romance and relationships. Contemporary and old critics have frequently noted "Material Girl" and "Like a Virgin" as the songs that made Madonna an icon. "Material Girl" was a commercial success, reaching the top-five in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Japan and United Kingdom. It reached the position two of the Billboard Hot 100 in the United
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    Walkie Talkie Man

    "Walkie Talkie Man" is a song by the New Zealand band Steriogram, released in 2004 on the album Schmack! and as a single. The song is widely recognized as bringing Steriogram the majority of their popularity. Its simple, catchy riff and fast-talking verses contribute to the song's popularity, and it attracted even more attention when it was used as the background music to an advert by Apple for the iPod. The song debuted at #19 on the UK Singles Chart and reached #14 on the New Zealand chart. The riff is almost an exact replica of the one used in "Picture Book" by The Kinks, and some of the riffs are similar to those of "Pretend Best Friend" by Terrorvision. "Warning" by Green Day also has a similar riff. Exactly 1:59 into the song, lead guitarist Brad Carter sneezes. The video for "Walkie Talkie Man" was directed by Michel Gondry, and features scenes of children working as studio staff and knitting instruments and equipment, and the band is terrorized by a giant hand made of wool which grabs singer Tyson Kennedy and tears him in half, showing that his insides are also made of wool. The children save him by unraveling the threads that compose the giant and sewing his lower body
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    Wind Beneath My Wings

    "Wind Beneath My Wings" (sometimes titled "The Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Hero") is the title of a song written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. They recorded a demo of the song, which they gave to musician Bob Montgomery. Montgomery then recorded his own demo version of the song, changing it from the mid-tempo version he was given to a ballad. Silbar and Henley then shopped the song to many artists, eventually resulting in Roger Whittaker becoming the first to release the song commercially. It appeared on his 1982 studio album, also titled Wind Beneath My Wings. Following Whittaker's recording, many other artists recorded the song, including Sheena Easton (who also recorded it in 1982). Easton's version appeared on her 1982 studio album Madness, Money & Music, though it was not released as a single by her record company. She did, however, perform it on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Merv Griffin Show, her HBO live concert special, as well as her NBC television special. The first year "Wind Beneath My Wings" appeared on music industry trade publication charts in the United States was 1983. Singer Lou Rawls was the first to score a major hit with the song, as
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    Are You Gonna Be My Girl

    "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" is a song by the Australian rock band Jet, featured on their 2003 album Get Born. It was the first single from the album, released in 2003 in Australia and the UK, and in 2004 in the United States. Written by Nic Cester & Cameron Muncey, the song is often cited for similarities to Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" (particularly its drum pattern and near-identical guitar riff). The band, however, argues that "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" has more in common with 60s' Motown songs, namely "I'm Ready For Love" by Martha And The Vandellas and "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes. Chris Cester responded to the media debacle, stating in a Jared Story interview that the beat was taken from Motown, referring to a meeting between Iggy Pop and himself: "It's funny because I asked him point blank about that. He said I was crazy. He said that when he and David Bowie were writing "Lust for Life", they were ripping off Motown's beat. It's funny that he said that to me because we also thought we were ripping off Motown more than "Lust for Life". To be honest with you that kind of annoyed me a lot, because I always thought it was really lazy. People just go well Lust for Life is
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    Black Hole Sun

    "Black Hole Sun" is a song by the American rock band Soundgarden. Written by frontman Chris Cornell, "Black Hole Sun" was released in 1994 as the third single from the band's fourth studio album Superunknown (1994). It is arguably the band's most recognizable and most popular song, and remains a well known song from the 1990s. The song topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, where it spent a total of seven weeks at number one. The song was included on Soundgarden's 1997 greatest hits album A-Sides and appeared again on the 2010 compilation album Telephantasm. "Black Hole Sun" was written by frontman Chris Cornell. Cornell said that he wrote the song in about 15 minutes. He used a Gretsch guitar to write the song, and commented, "I wrote the song thinking the band wouldn't like it—then it became the biggest hit of the summer." Cornell came up with the song while using a Leslie speaker. Guitarist Kim Thayil said that the Leslie speaker was perfect for the song as "it's very Beatlesque and has a distinctive sound. It ended up changing the song completely." Thayil said that the song "wasn't safe as milk, but it wasn't glass in someone's eye either. It was the spoonful of
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    Black Magic Woman

    "Black Magic Woman" is a song written by Peter Green that first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in various countries in 1968, subsequently appearing on the 1969 Fleetwood Mac compilation albums English Rose (US) and The Pious Bird of Good Omen (UK). In 1970, it became a classic hit by Santana, as sung by Gregg Rolie, reaching No. 4 in the U.S. and Canadian charts, after appearing on their Abraxas album, becoming more closely associated with Santana than Fleetwood Mac. In 2005 the song was covered by ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Snowy White on his album The Way It Is. In 1996, the song was also covered by Gary Hoey on his album Bug Alley. Although not as popular as Santana's arrangement two years later, "Black Magic Woman" nevertheless became a fairly popular blues-rock hit peaking at No. 37 in the UK Singles Chart. It was featured in Fleetwood Mac live set-lists even after Green had left the band, when it was often sung by Danny Kirwan, and during concerts in the early 1970s it would form the basis for long mid-concert jams. The song would often be preceded by a band member reminding the audience that it was a Fleetwood Mac song before it became such a big hit for Santana. Set in the
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    Crazy on You

    "Crazy on You" is the guitar-driven debut single from the female-fronted (Nancy and Ann Wilson) rock band Heart's debut album Dreamboat Annie, released in 1976. Starting with an acoustic guitar intro, the song turns into fast-paced rock song that was the signature sound of the band in their early years. "Crazy on You" attracted attention both for the relatively unusual combination of an acoustic guitar paired with an electric guitar, and the fact that the acoustic guitarist was a female – a rarity in rock music during that time. According to co-writer/guitarist Nancy Wilson on an episode of In the Studio with Redbeard (which devoted an entire episode to the Dreamboat Annie album), the rapid acoustic rhythm part was inspired by The Moody Blues song "Question". The song's lyrics tell of a person's desire to forget all the problems of the world during one night of passion. During an interview on Private Sessions, Ann Wilson revealed the song was written in response to the stress caused by the Vietnam War and social unrest in the United States in the early seventies. "Crazy On You" became the band's first commercial hit, peaking at #35 on the charts in the summer of 1976. Despite its
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    Life Wasted

    "Life Wasted" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. Featuring lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music written by guitarist Stone Gossard, "Life Wasted" was released on August 28, 2006 as the second single from the band's eighth studio album, Pearl Jam (2006). The song peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. On Pearl Jam, "Life Wasted" is reprised as a modified version on the album's tenth track, "Wasted Reprise". "Life Wasted" features lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music written by guitarist Stone Gossard. The main guitar riff for the song is similar to the one featured in the Ramones song "Rockaway Beach" from the 1977 album, Rocket to Russia, and seems to stem from an improv song from Pearl Jam's performance on August 4, 2000 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Blockbuster Pavilion. The lyrics for "Life Wasted" were reportedly written about the death of Johnny Ramone and about the feelings one has after driving home from a funeral. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Vedder stated: When you leave that funeral, that drive is as important as any single stretch of road you'll travel on. You've got a renewed appreciation for
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    Maps

    Maps

    "Maps" is a single by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs from their debut full-length album, Fever to Tell (2003). The song is about the relationship between Liars frontman Angus Andrew and Yeah Yeah Yeahs lead singer Karen O. It was released on February 10, 2004, and the band performed the song at that year's MTV Movie Awards. It reached #9 on Billboard's hot modern rock chart and was included in the popular video game Rock Band. "Miles Away" is a newly recorded version of the song from the band's self-titled EP. The video shows the band playing in an audition in a high school gymnasium, with different light filters changing the color of the room. The tears cried by Karen O in the video are real. She explains: "They were real tears. My boyfriend at the time [Angus Andrew] was supposed to come to the shoot – he was three hours late and I was just about to leave for tour. I didn't think he was even going to come and this was the song that was written for him. He eventually showed up and I got myself in a real emotional state." It was nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards: Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and the MTV2 Award. The video was directed by Patrick
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    Radar Love

    "Radar Love" is a song by the Dutch rock band Golden Earring. Music critic Bill Lamb rates this among his "top 10 driving songs" due to its lyrics about driving all night and its pulse-quickening, up-tempo beat. The single version of "Radar Love" reached #13 in the US. It hit the top 10 in many countries and was also #1 in Germany and Spain. The subject of the song is the point of view of an automobile driver who drives to his lover ("baby") and communicates with her without physical means like telephone or letters. In his radio, he hears "Coming on Strong" by Brenda Lee. The song has been covered by Omen, U2, R.E.M., Ian Stuart Donaldson, Sun City Girls, White Lion, Blue Man Group, Def Leppard, James Last, The NWOBHM band Aragorn, Nine Pound Hammer, Carlos Santana, and the Pressure Boys. The White Lion version charted at #59 on The Billboard Hot 100. Goth-pop band Ghost Dance recorded a cover of the song on the B-side of their "Heart Full of Soul" single, itself a cover of the Yardbirds track. The song was also covered by industrial metal band Ministry on the 2008 album Cover Up. A pre-Mercyful Fate band featuring King Diamond on vocals recorded a cover of the song. It is featured
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    School's Out

    "School's Out", also known as "School's Out for Summer" is a 1972 title track single released on Alice Cooper's fifth album. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?". Cooper said: "There's two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, when you're just getting ready to open the presents. The greed factor is right there. The next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school when you're sitting there and it's like a slow fuse burning. I said, 'If we can catch that three minutes in a song, it's going to be so big.'" Cooper has also said it was inspired by a line from a Bowery Boys movie. On his radio show, "Nights with Alice Cooper," he joked that the main riff of the song was inspired by a song by Miles Davis. The lyrics of "School's Out" indicate that not only is the school year ended for summer vacation, but ended forever, and that the school itself has been blown up. It incorporates the childhood rhyme, "No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks" into its lyrics. It also featured children contributing some of the vocals. "Innocence" in the lyric "...and we
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    Survivor

    "Survivor" is a song by American R&B group Destiny's Child. It was written and composed by band member Beyoncé Knowles, Anthony Dent, and Mathew Knowles for the band's third studio album of the same title track (2001). The song won for "Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals" at the 2002 Grammy Awards. The video won the 2001 MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video, and a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for "Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo". The opening track of singer-songwriter Jill Sobule's 2004 album The Folk Years 2003-2003 is a cover of the song, and a pseudo-cover of the song also opens rapper Vanilla Ice's 2005 album Platinum Underground. In 1999, Destiny's Child members LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett split from Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland, and were replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin. However, soon afterwards Franklin was also dropped from the group. According to Knowles, the group was compared to the reality series Survivor, which inspired her to "write us out of all that negativity." Additionally, the song was Black Entertainment Television's tenth best song of the 2000s (decade). The video premiered on "MTV - Making the Video"
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    The Anthem

    "The Anthem" is the title of a song recorded by American punk rock group Good Charlotte. It was released in January 2003 as the second studio album The Young and the Hopeless. "The Anthem" was the band's third U.K. single, as the release was delayed to 6 months after the American release, and "Girls And Boys" was released in its place. According to Benji Madden, the band was asked to write a new song for a movie soundtrack, and the studio wanted it to be a loser anthem. The song was not used on the film's soundtrack, but somewhat ironically, would go on to feature in more films & television shows than any of Good Charlotte's other songs. "The Anthem" is the second of three 'anthem' songs that Good Charlotte has recorded. The first was "East Coast Anthem" from their debut album, Good Charlotte, and the third is "Dance Floor Anthem" from Good Morning Revival. CD 1: CD 2: "The Anthem" became one of Good Charlotte's most popular songs, and has been featured on numerous film and videogame soundtracks. In 2003 alone, this song appeared in Madden '03, the movies American Wedding, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (although the film takes place in 1986), commercials for the film Just
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    You Know You're Right

    You Know You're Right

    "You Know You're Right" is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana. It is the first song on its compilation album, Nirvana (2002), and the last song recorded by the band. "You Know You're Right" was written in 1993, making it one of the last known Kurt Cobain compositions. For years, it was known from only a bootlegged live version, recorded on October 23, 1993 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois, and from a performance of the song by the American grunge band Hole (fronted by Cobain's widow, Courtney Love) during the band's MTV Unplugged set in 1995. A studio version of the song was recorded at Nirvana's final session, on January 30, 1994 at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, Washington, but remained locked away from fans for years following Cobain's death. This recording became the object of much legal wrangling between Love and surviving Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. Grohl and Novoselic had wanted the song for a planned Nirvana box set, but Love blocked its release, and a battle over Nirvana's legacy ensued. Love maintained that "You Know You're Right" would have been "wasted" on a box set, and would be better-suited to a single-disc collection similar
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    Addicted

    "Addicted" is the third single by the Canadian pop punk band Simple Plan from their debut album No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls. It is featured on the Karaoke Revolution video game. "Addicted" became Simple Plan's first top 50 hit. On August 9, 2003, it peaked at #45 on the Billboard Hot 100. Later, it became a 2004 release in Australia where it peaked in the top 10.
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    I Don't Feel like Dancin'

    "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" is the first single from the second album by the American pop band Scissor Sisters, Ta-Dah. It was written with Elton John, who provides piano for the song, and was the band's first top ten single in Australia and Canada. The song was written by Elton John, Scott Hoffman and Jason Sellards. The song also scored the band their first UK No.1. The single's cover art features actress Veronica Cartwright. The single was made available on most download services on July 19, 2006 and was released as a CD single on September 4. It became the band's first UK number 1 single and topped the charts for four consecutive weeks. It ended the year as the UK's fourth best-selling single of the year. The song was in the UK Singles Chart for 27 weeks and performed live by the band at the BRIT Awards, 2007. The song's tempo, arrangement, use of falsetto vocals, and subject matter have been compared by reviewers in The Guardian and The Sun newspapers to Leo Sayer's 1976 hit "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing". The song also features a rhythm piano that makes reference to "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" by The Four Seasons. The song has a segment after the first chorus that
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    The Hand that Feeds

    "The Hand That Feeds" is a song by the American industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails, released as the lead single for the album With Teeth (2005). It is the highest charting song by Nine Inch Nails on all charts except for U.S. Modern Rock Tracks, where it stayed at number one for five weeks, because the single that followed, "Only", stayed at number one for two more weeks (non-consecutively), and the Billboard Hot 100, where "The Day The World Went Away" peaked at #17. It is, to date, Nine Inch Nails' only single to hit the top 10 of the UK Singles chart and the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, where it peaked at #2 for two weeks. Though several stations played a leaked copy of "The Hand That Feeds" in February, official radio play of the song began on March 14, 2005. "The Hand That Feeds" was released for sale on both iTunes and Napster on March 22, 2005. Upon its release, it topped the iTunes Top 100 songs list. A music video was made for this song. It was directed by Rob Sheridan and was released on March 17, 2005 on the NIN official website. A second video for this song was directed by Ian Inaba, but was shelved and was never completed. The April 15, 2005 update to the
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    Caught Up

    "Caught Up" is a song by American R&B singer Usher. It was written by Ryan Toby, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis and Jason Boyd, and produced by Dre & Vidal for Usher's 2004 album Confessions. The song was released as the fifth and final single from the album on December 21, 2004. The single peaked at number eight in the United States, the only single released from Confessions without topping the Billboard Hot 100, and generally below top ten on most charts worldwide. It received positive reviews from contemporary critics. Although Usher "didn't look too far" when starting working on his fourth studio album Confessions and decided to "continue building" with previous producers, he branched out with several musical collaborators. Usher enlisted Philadelphia producers Andre "Dre" Harris and Vidal Davis of Dre & Vidal, along with other musical collaborators. During the sessions, Usher asked them to create a "real up-tempo beat". When they worked on the track, they partied the whole time which Dre considered a "partly record". He recalled, "We had some women, some drinks, some music." After Dre created the beat, they decided to "make sure the mood was inspiring during recording." They went
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    Go with the Flow

    "Go with the Flow" is a song by Queens of the Stone Age from the album Songs for the Deaf, released as a single in 2003. At the 46th Grammy Awards, the song was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance. The music video for the song was filmed in England by Shynola. At the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, it won Best Special Effects and was nominated for Best Art Direction. The video—rendered in black, white, and red—features the band performing at the back of a pickup truck driving through a desert highway. The video also has sexual themes such as a metaphor of two cars colliding with each other, symbolizing intercourse, and an image of a trident showing some erotic attributes. The song was featured in the video games Freestyle Street Soccer, SingStar Amped, Juiced 2, Gran Turismo 4, ATV Offroad Fury 4, SingStar Rocks!, Rock Band and Rocksmith as a playable track. It is also featured in MotorStorm: Arctic Edge for the PSP and PS2. The 12" is pressed on clear vinyl and may be limited.
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    Holiday in Cambodia

    "Holiday in Cambodia" was the second single by the American punk band Dead Kennedys. The record was released in May 1980 on Alternative Tentacles with "Police Truck" as the b-side. The title track was re-recorded for the band's first album, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (1980), and the version that appeared on this single, as well as the single's b-side, are available on the rarities album Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death (1987). The cover picture of the single is taken from the 6 October 1976 Massacre in Thailand, and depicts a member of the rightist crowd beating the corpse of a student protester with a metal chair. The song attacks both Eastern totalitarianism and Western complacency. The song's lyrics offer a satirical view of young, self-righteous Americans (So you been to school/For a year or two/And you know you’ve seen it all/In daddy’s car/Thinkin’ you’ll go far...) and contrast such a lifestyle with a brutal depiction of the Pol Pot regime of Cambodia (Well you’ll work harder/With a gun inside your back/For a bowl of rice a day/Slave or soldier/Till you starve/Then your head is skewered on a stake). The re-recording of this song that appears on Fresh Fruit for
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    I'm a Slave 4 U

    "I'm a Slave 4 U" is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears. The song was written and produced by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, for Spears' third studio album, Britney (2001). It was released on September 24, 2001 by Jive Records, as the first single from the album. The urban song, has a similar soundscape to Vanity 6's 1982's song "Nasty Girl", while its lyrics talks about being a slave to the music. The song garnered mixed reception from music critics. Some critics argued it was the singer's most mature sound at the time compared to her previous singles, while other noticed the song's attempt to leave behind Spears' girl next door image and said her vocals were unnatural. "I'm a Slave 4 U" achieved commercial success, peaking inside the top-ten in almost every country that it charted on. However, the song peaked at number twenty-seven in Hot 100 and at number eighty-five in Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, both being the lowest chart positions of the single worldwide. A music video for the single, which was directed by Francis Lawrence, was released along with the single released. It features Spears dancing in a sauna, and it was recreated by television series
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    Anarchy in the U.K.

    "Anarchy in the U.K." is a song by the English punk rock band The Sex Pistols. It was released as the band's debut single on 26 November 1976 and was featured on their only album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. "Anarchy in the U.K." is number 56 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Originally issued in a plain black sleeve, the single was the only Sex Pistols recording released by EMI, and reached number 38 on the UK Singles Chart before EMI dropped the group on 6 January 1977, a month after the Bill Grundy incident, in which members of the band used profanity during a live television broadcast. In the documentary The Filth and the Fury, John Lydon described the composition of the song's opening lyrics, explaining that the best rhyme he could devise for the first line, "I am an Antichrist", was the second line, "I am an anarchist". The lyrics endorse a particularly sensational, violent concept of anarchy that reflected the pervasive sense of embittered anger, confusion, restlessness, economic frustration and social alienation which was being felt by a generation of disenfranchised youth amidst the repression and squalor of
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    Don't Cha

    "Don't Cha" is the debut single by American girl group the Pussycat Dolls. The song was originally recorded by American recording artist Tori Alamaze, and was released as her debut single in March 2005, on Universal Records. After Universal Records dropped her from the label, Cee-Lo Green gave the track to the Pussycat Dolls. The song was released in 2005 as the lead single from the Dolls' debut studio album PCD. "Don't Cha" is about a girl who teases a guy that she is hotter than his girlfriend. "Don't Cha" has received mostly positive reviews from most music critics who praised its R&B grooves and it high dose of energy. The song has also achieved commercial success by topping charts in Australia, Belgium, the Republic of Ireland, the New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, as well as reaching the top ten in many other countries. The music video of the song portrayed the Pussycat Dolls lingering in various locations dressed in seductive clothing as they dance and sing. "Don't Cha" was performed by the Dolls in a number of live appearances including their first headlining PCD World Tour and the second worldwide tour Doll Domination Tour. The chorus of the song is based on
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    Even Flow

    "Even Flow" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. Featuring lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music written by guitarist Stone Gossard, "Even Flow" was released in 1992 as the second single from the band's debut album, Ten (1991). The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song was included on Pearl Jam's 2004 greatest hits album, rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003). A remixed version of the song was included on the 2009 Ten reissue. "Even Flow" features lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music written by guitarist Stone Gossard. Bassist Jeff Ament said, "I know it was a great song all along, and I felt that it was the best song that we got the worst take of on the first record. There were a hundred takes on that song, and we just never nailed it." Drummer Dave Krusen said, "I was pretty green back then and 'Even Flow' suffered from too much fluctuation." He added that "it was really tough for me. I don't know why. Not sure why we didn't use that one from the demo as well, but I know it felt better." Guitarist Mike McCready stated, "We did 'Even Flow' about 50, 70 times. I swear to God it was a nightmare. We
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    Heartbreaker

    Heartbreaker

    "Heartbreaker" is a song recorded by Pat Benatar on her 1979 album In the Heat of the Night. Written and composed by Geoff Gill and Clint Wade, it reached number 23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It is a staple of her live shows. The song is featured as downloadable content for the music video game series Rock Band, and is a playable song for the game Guitar Hero: World Tour. The song is a playable song for the game Karaoke Revolution: Presents American Idol, as well as downloadable content for its sequel, American Idol Encore. Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their 1982 album Chipmunk Rock. Former American Idol finalist Allison Iraheta regularly covers the song as part of her set on the Glam Nation Tour. This song was also performed by Benatar and her band in the Charmed episode "Lucky Charmed". The song was named the 72nd best hard rock song of all time by VH1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tween Band The Pop Rocks performed a parody as a Steelers fan song in January, 2009 A parody version was sung by Silas Weir Mitchell's character Donny Jones in the My Name Is Earl episode "The Birthday Party." The song was covered by alternative musician Peter Pepper on his 2012 album
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    Learn to Fly

    "Learn to Fly" is the first single from the Foo Fighters' third album There Is Nothing Left to Lose. It was released on two different singles in the UK in 1999. "Learn to Fly" is one of the band's most successful and recognized singles, including being their first Modern Rock #1 song on the Billboard charts, beating their single "This Is a Call"'s previous peak of #2. Reaching #19, it is also the band's second highest charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as becoming their first Top 40 single, while being their highest charting on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart along with the 1996 hit "Big Me", reaching #13. The song is in the key of B major (I, v, IV) in 4/4 time signature. The music video for the song takes place on an airplane, parodying the movie Airplane!. Two airline mechanics (played by Jack Black and Kyle Gass from Tenacious D) hide "World Domination brand 'Erotic' Sleeping Powder" in the coffee-maker, which ends up incapacitating everyone who drinks the coffee. The band, having avoided the coffee (choosing liquor instead), finds themselves forced to land the plane. For the video, each band member (Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Taylor Hawkins) portrays
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    Love Rollercoaster

    "Love Rollercoaster" is a song by American funk/R&B band The Ohio Players, originally featured on their 1975 album Honey. The song was a hit upon its initial release, reaching the top of both the R&B and pop charts. It still sees wide airplay on classic funk and R&B stations. The song uses the roller coaster, a common theme park attraction, as a metaphor for the ups and downs of dating and romantic relationships. The roller coaster metaphor is also suggested musically as the guitarist plays a funk riff which slides up and back down repeatedly throughout the song. Allmusic.com indicates it was composed by Beck, Bonner, Jones, Middlebrook, Pierce, Satchell, and Williams. While the song is known within the music community for its distinctive and influential sound, within the popular imagination it remains best identified with a persistent urban legend. During an instrumental portion of the song, a high-pitched scream is heard (between 1:24 and 1:28 on the single version, or between 2:32 and 2:36 on the album version); this was Billy Beck, but according to the most common legend, it was the voice of an individual being murdered live while the tape was rolling. The "victim's" identity
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    Obstacle 1

    Obstacle 1

    "Obstacle 1" is a song by Interpol, from their first album Turn On the Bright Lights. The song was released as a single on November 11, 2002, then remixed by producer Arthur Baker and reissued as a single on September 15, 2003. The music video for "Obstacle 1" was directed by Floria Sigismondi. A WKQX Radio interview with the band states that they wrote the song after watching a news report about a model's recent death. "Obstacle 1" is featured as a playable track on Guitar Hero World Tour. Singer Charlotte Martin has a rendition of "Obstacle 1" on her album, Reproductions. CD (OLE570-2): 7" vinyl (OLE570-7): Remix CD (OLE594-2): 7" vinyl (OLE594-7): DVD (OLE594-9): The promotional video for the song was directed by Floria Sigismondi. It shows several shots of the band playing in an aisle, there are many wires moving up and down. Then, a woman (Floria herself) appears dancing the song on another aisle. In a shot, a glass of water fall down and breaks, the water begins to move through the aisles and arrives to the aisle where the woman is dancing. The woman falls down and is electrocuted as a result of the electrical wires in the water.
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    Raining Blood

    "Raining Blood" is a song by the American thrash metal band Slayer. Written by Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King for the 1986 studio album Reign in Blood, the concept deals with religion, specifically said to be about overthrowing Heaven. Originally released on the Reign in Blood track listing on October 7, 1986, it was released as a single later that year. The song is one of only three tracks on Reign in Blood that is longer than three minutes, itself being four minutes and seventeen seconds long. The song ends with a minute of rain sound effects, closing Reign in Blood. Described as a "classic" by Allmusic, it is noticed by fans as one of Slayer's most popular songs. As an almost permanent addition to their live sets, King and Hanneman said it was their favorite song to play live. There have been many appearances of the song in the media and elsewhere, including the South Park episode, "Die Hippie, Die" and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, said to be one of the hardest songs in the Career Mode setlist. There is also a live appearance of the song in the compilation albums both Headbangers Ball and Hard N' Heavy Vol. 61. "Raining Blood" was written by Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. D.
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    The Devil Went Down to Georgia

    "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" is a song written and performed by the Charlie Daniels Band and released on their 1979 album Million Mile Reflections. The song is written in the key of D minor. Vassar Clements originally wrote the basic melody an octave lower, in a tune called "Lonesome Fiddle Blues". The Charlie Daniels Band moved it up an octave and put words to it. The song's verses are closer to being spoken rather than sung (i.e. chant or Sprechstimme), and tell the story of a boy named Johnny, in a variant on the classic deal with the Devil. The performances of Satan and Johnny are played as instrumental bridges. The song was the band's biggest hit, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100. It is featured in the 1980 movie Urban Cowboy, whose choreographer, Patsy Swayze, claims that she set the song's tempo. "How fast can you dance it?" Daniels asked. "How fast can you play it?" Swayze replied. The song is a narrative about the Devil, who comes to Georgia to procure souls. He has not obtained nearly as many as usual recently, and is willing to "make a deal" out of desperation. He happens upon a young fiddle player named Johnny, who is minding his own business and
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    Twist and Shout

    "Twist and Shout" is a song written by Phil Medley and Bert Russell. It was originally titled "Shake It Up, Baby" and recorded by the Top Notes and then covered by The Isley Brothers. It was covered by The Beatles with John Lennon on the lead vocals and originally released on their first album Please Please Me. The song was covered by The Mamas & the Papas in the style of a ballad in 1967 on their album Deliver, and on a film soundtrack by Cliff Richard. It was also covered by The Tremeloes. Most recently Chaka Demus and Pliers reached No. 1 on the UK charts with their version in January 1994. The Who performed it throughout their career, most notably on Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 and 1982's Who's Last. It was heavily sampled by female rap trio Salt-N-Pepa in 1988. In 1961, a year after Phil Spector became a staff producer at Atlantic records, he was asked to produce a single by an up-and-coming vocal group, the Top Notes (sometimes named "Topnotes"): "Shake It Up, Babe." This was before Spector perfected his "Wall of Sound" technique, and the recording lacked all of the energy the group exhibited in its live performances. Songwriter Bert Russell felt Spector had
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    Before I Forget

    "Before I Forget" is a Grammy Award winning song by Slipknot and the third single from their 2004 album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). It was listed as AOL's top metal song of the decade. "Before I Forget" borrows certain elements from a much older Slipknot song "Carve", which was recorded before their self titled album. Singer Corey Taylor stated that he fought with producer Rick Rubin over the chorus. Rubin wanted Taylor to change the chorus vocal melody because he felt it wasn't catchy, however Taylor stood his ground and the chorus stayed unchanged. Within the last 18 seconds of the full-length song, Morse Code can be heard in the left channel, along with Corey muttering 'You're wasting it', however, reversed. After being nominated 6 times previous, the band won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. It was the second track from the album that was nominated for a Grammy Award. "Vermilion" was nominated 2005 for the same award. The video for "Before I Forget" shows Slipknot performing the song unmasked and in casual clothes (all with black shirts), as opposed to their usual cover-alls. The video makes use of strategic camera techniques in which the members' faces
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    Blue Monday

    "Blue Monday" is a single released in 1983 by British band New Order, and later remixed in 1988 and 1995. The song has been widely remixed and covered since its original release, and became a popular anthem in the dance club scene. At nearly seven-and-a-half minutes, "Blue Monday" is one of the longest tracks ever to chart in the UK, and is the biggest-selling 12" single of all time. Despite selling well it was not eligible for an official gold disc because Factory Records was not a member of the British Phonographic Industry association. However, the Official UK Chart Company (UK Singles Chart) has estimated its total UK sales at over one million. In the all-time UK best-selling singles chart, published in 2002, "Blue Monday" came 76th. The song begins with a distinctive semiquaver kick drum intro, programmed on an Oberheim DMX drum machine. Gillian Gilbert eventually fades in a sequencer melody. According to band interviews in NewOrderStory, she did so at the wrong time, so the melody is out of sync with the beat; however, the band considered it to be a happy accident that contributed to the track's charm. The verse section features the song's signature throbbing synth bass line,
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    Fergalicious

    "Fergalicious" is a song performed by American recording artist Fergie for her first studio album The Dutchess (2006). It was written by Fergie and Black Eyed Peas bandmate will.i.am, who also produced the song as well as providing the instrumentation. The song was slated as the second single from the album and released for airplay on October 23, 2006. "Fergalicious" is an electro song with R&B and hip hop characteristics. It contains compositional samples of "Supersonic", a song written by Dania Maria Birks, Juana Michelle Burns, Juanita A. Lee, Kim Hazel, and Fatima Shaheed and performed by J. J. Fad, and "Give It All You Got", a song written by Derrick Rahming and popularized by Afro-Rican. The critical reception of "Fergalicious" was positive, with many praising it as a catchy and danceable track. Some music critics compared the song to "My Humps" (2006), a single released by The Black Eyed Peas from their fourth studio album Monkey Business (2005). "Fergalicious" was a commercial success domestically and moderately in some international countries. In the United States, it peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number one on the Pop Songs chart. "Fergalicious" was
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    Karma Chameleon

    "Karma Chameleon" is a song by British New Wave band Culture Club, featured on the group's 1983 album Colour by Numbers. The song spent three weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 starting on 4 February 1984, becoming the group's biggest hit and only US #1 among their many top ten hits. "Karma Chameleon" was also a huge global hit, hitting #1 in sixteen countries worldwide, and the top ten in several more. Sleeve by David Levine Photographer. In the group's home country of the United Kingdom, it became the second Culture Club single to reach the top of the UK Singles Chart (after "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"), where it stayed for six weeks in September and October 1983, and became the UK's biggest-selling single of the year 1983. It is widely regarded as Culture Club's signature song. In an interview, Culture Club frontman Boy George explained: "The song is about the terrible fear of alienation that people have, the fear of standing up for one thing. It's about trying to suck up to everybody. Basically, if you aren't true, if you don't act like you feel, then you get Karma-justice, that's nature's way of paying you back." The song won Best British Single at the 1984 Brit
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    Laid to Rest

    Laid to Rest

    "Laid to Rest" is a song by the groove metal band Lamb Of God from their fourth album, Ashes of the Wake. It was the first single from the album, and a music video was made for it. The song is meant to be a first-person narrative of a murder victim, haunting his killer from beyond the grave. On the other side, the lyrics may also have a connection to the Iraq War, like most of the songs from Ashes of the Wake. This song has recently been covered live by hip hop band Gym Class Heroes during the 2008 Vans Warped Tour.
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    Outtathaway!!

    Outtathaway!!

    "Outtathaway!" is the third single from The Vines' debut album Highly Evolved. It is the Vines' second highest charting single (after "Get Free") and also written by Craig Nicholls. The song was used in the movie Bruce Almighty, but it wasn't included on the official movie soundtrack. The song was renamed "Outtathaway!" for single release although its correct title is "Outtathaway" minus the "!". The video, directed by David LaChapelle, sees the band in some sort of club, playing in front of a debauched crowd. During the song, singer Craig drifts around the microphone slashing at his guitar while gig-goers drink and dive off balconies and crowd surf. The video grows more frantic and feverish as the song progresses, with the camera occasionally cutting to images of Nicholls and friends stumbling around the halls, destroying dressing rooms and break dancing in the toilets. During the video, a girl rushes up on stage to hug Nicholls, who he apparently throws over his shoulder (This is because of Craig's Aspergers Syndrome, some people who suffer from it are sensitive to touch, and as stated in an interview Craig hates other peoples arms being put around him). At the very end, bassist
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    Bulls on Parade

    "Bulls on Parade" is a song released by American rap metal band Rage Against the Machine in 1996, and can be found on their second album Evil Empire. "Bulls on Parade" addresses the American military-industrial complex, a situation in which industry (the arms industry, primarily) urges government to take military action, with the intent of obtaining military contracts, to thereby increase its revenue. The idiom "bulls on parade" refers to a bull market. The symbol may also mean the muscularity of American responses to complex problems, acting more like bulls showing off with violence rather than pursuing diplomatic means. Also the verse, "They rally around the family, with a pocket full of shells" could refer to the composer's belief that American politicians in both parties represent the family as an integral part of their policies, but in actuality they use this as a "scarecrow" tactic because they really have pockets full of ammo ("shells") catering to the military-industrial complex. The verse in the song, "Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes, not need, just feed the war cannibal animal", refers to the military-industrial complex and to the war economy. Another verse, "They
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    Infected

    "Infected" is a song written by Brett Gurewitz from the punk rock group Bad Religion. It was released in 1994 and appears on their eighth proper studio album Stranger Than Fiction. Along with "21st Century (Digital Boy)", "Infected" is considered to be their breakthrough song, as it received airplay from modern rock radio stations. During the 1990s, frontman Greg Graffin used to sing "don't be mad about it, Bobby", referring to then-drummer Bobby Schayer, instead of "don't be mad about it, baby".
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    Madhouse

    Madhouse

    "Madhouse" is a song by the American heavy metal band Anthrax. It was released as the only single and third track from their second album, Spreading the Disease. The song is an up-tempo time signature with heavy distorted guitar riffs. The song has become a staple of live concerts, and has also appeared on Anthrax's "best of" album, Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991). In 2009 it was named the 46th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. A music video was produced which featured the band performing in an insane asylum with several mental patients going along with the song. However, the video didn't receive much airplay because it was banned from MTV, who believed the content to be degrading to the mentally ill. Heavy Metal band Pantera had a live cover in 1987.
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    Round and Round

    "Round and Round" is a song by American glam metal band Ratt, released as a single in 1984. It proved to be the biggest hit of Ratt's career, reaching No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. It appears as the third track of their album Out of the Cellar. The song was named number 51 on "VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's" and was named the 61st best hard rock song of all time also by VH1. The song was featured in the 2008 film The Wrestler and the 2012 comedy film That's My Boy. The music video finds the band set up in the attic of a rich family's mansion. They start to terrorize the family members during dinner while causing a major racket with their music. During the song's guitar solo, Ratt guitarist Warren DeMartini falls through the attic floor, onto the dining room table where the family members are eating. The video briefly features comedian Milton Berle, whose nephew Marshall Berle was Ratt's band manager at the time. Milton Berle played the staid head-of-household and crossdressed to play the matron in the video. Both characters seem perturbed by the loud volume of Ratt's playing, and quickly leave the table. Meanwhile, a seemingly shy yet attractive woman is drawn by the music
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    Surrender

    "Surrender" is a single by Cheap Trick released in June 1978 from the album Heaven Tonight. It was the first Cheap Trick single to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 62. But it was a hit single in Japan and its success in Japan, as well as the success of its preceding singles "Clock Strikes Ten" and "I Want You to Want Me", paved the way for Cheap Trick's famous concerts at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo in April 1978 that were recorded for the group's most popular album Cheap Trick at Budokan. It is ranked #465 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". It is a late 1970s teen anthem, describing the relations between the baby boomer narrator and his G.I. generation parents. The narrator describes how his parents are weirder and hipper than many children would believe. For example, the narrator describes how he discovers his "mom and dad are rolling on the couch" and listening to his Kiss records late at night ("rolling numbers, rock-and-rolling, got my Kiss records out"). In the 2007 book "Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide", a section on Cheap Trick featured reviews on the top 20 stand-out tracks from the band. One track
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    Talk Dirty to Me

    "Talk Dirty to Me" is the second single from Poison, originally from the album Look What the Cat Dragged In. It was the band's first big international hit. It is a staple on their live shows and was named by VH1 40th greatest hard rock song of all time. It is considered a glam metal classic and is often heard on rock radio stations across the globe. The song, along with "I Won't Forget You", "Fallen Angel" and "Ride the Wind", was the subject of a lawsuit in 2011 by members of the defunct band Kid Rocker, who claimed that the songs were based on Kid Rocker songs played to Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille before he was a member of Poison. "Talk Dirty to Me" is on the following albums.
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    Afterlife

    Afterlife

    "Afterlife" is a song by American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. The song is released as the third single from their self-titled album. The song itself features a string orchestra and was written by the band's drummer, The Rev. It was voted the best song of the new album on the band's homepage. The single and a live-action music video were released in early 2008. The music video is directed by Wayne Isham who has shot videos for bands like Bon Jovi, Judas Priest and Mötley Crüe. As a side note, in the album version, there are violin parts in the intro and later in the song, both of which are cut out of the video, along with the bridge of the song, which features The Rev's vocals. The song is available as downlodable content for Rock Band and Guitar Hero 5, and is featured in the video game NHL 09. The music video (legally released on March 12 by Avenged Sevenfold and Warner Bros.) consists of the band performing, on a small stage and shows clips of M. Shadows running, Zacky Vengeance ballroom dancing, Synyster Gates in a candle-lit room with a skull in his hand, symbolic of the play Hamlet, Johnny Christ holding and then releasing several pigeons but they were portrayed as
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    Scary Monsters

    "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)" is the title track from David Bowie's 1980 album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). It was also issued as the third single from that album in January 1981. Coming as it did in the wake of two earlier singles from Scary Monsters, "Ashes to Ashes" in August 1980 and "Fashion" in October the same year, NME critics Roy Carr and Charles Shaar Murray labelled its release another instance "in the fine old tradition of milking albums for as much as they could possibly be worth". Musically the track was notable for its lead guitar work by Robert Fripp and distinctive synthesized percussion. The lyrics, sung by Bowie in a mock-cockney accent, charted a woman's withdrawal from the world and descent into madness ("When I looked in her eyes they were blue but nobody home ... Now she's stupid in the street and she can't socialise"). Thematically it has been compared to Joy Division's "She's Lost Control" (1979), and to the "claustrophobic romance" of Iggy Pop's 1977 collaborations with Bowie, The Idiot and Lust for Life. The edited single reached #20 in the UK charts. As well as 7" vinyl, it was issued in Compact Cassette format. It has since been performed on
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    Sweet Child O' Mine

    "Sweet Child O' Mine" is the third single by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, and the third from their 1987 debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction. Released on August 17, 1988, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the band's first and only number-one single in the U.S. It reached number six on the UK Singles Chart, when re-released in 1989. Lead guitarist Slash has been quoted as having a disdain for the song due to its roots as simply a "string skipping" exercise and a joke at the time. In a VH1 special, it was stated that Slash played the riff in a jam session as a joke. Drummer Steven Adler and Slash were warming up and Slash began to play a "circus" melody while making faces at Steven. Rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin asked Slash to play it again. Meanwhile lead singer Axl Rose was upstairs in his room and heard the 'jam session' going on downstairs and couldn't help but write lyrics. He based it on his girlfriend Erin Everly. With Steven's added drum part, Izzy's chords and Duff McKagan's bassline the harmony became the core of the song. Originally, there was a third verse to the song. However, this verse was later cut from recording as the band's
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    Almost Easy

    Almost Easy

    "Almost Easy" is a song by American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. It is the second song as well as second single from their self-titled album. The song first premiered at a concert in Indonesia during Avenged Sevenfold's 2007 Southeast Asian Tour. The song was officially released on September 18, 2007 through online music stores such as iTunes, URGE. The song was written by the band's drummer, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan. In the second chorus the whole band sang simultaneously - all 5 members combined their voices for more of a choir sound, which was shown in the MVI that came along with their self-titled album. The song was included on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen soundtrack. It was originally planned to be on the 2007 Transformers soundtrack; however, it was not finished in time. The song is available as downloadable content for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock as of March 6, 2008 and featured again as part of the Avenged Sevenfold track pack for Guitar Hero 5. The song is also featured in Rock Band 2 and Need for Speed: ProStreet. In December 2008 it was announced that the USC Trojan Marching Band would perform the song at the Rose Bowl halftime show on January 1,
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    Complicated

    "Complicated" is the debut single by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, released in 2002 from her debut album, Let Go. It was written by Lavigne and The Matrix (Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, and Graham Edwards), and produced by The Matrix. The single reached number one in Australia (for six weeks), New Zealand and Mexico (for nine weeks), number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three in the United Kingdom. Based on its chart performance, the song is Lavigne's second most successful single (only behind her 2007 single "Girlfriend") and was one of the most successful releases of 2002. Lavigne tied a record set by Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" when "Complicated" held the number one spot on the contemporary hit radio chart (which tracks air play on the radio) for eleven weeks in a row. "Complicated" was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. "Complicated" is a song about how people can be fake. Lavigne said about the song: "People sometimes bother me how they're not real and how they're just, like, putting on a face and being two-faced". Lavigne stated that she experienced this with both boyfriends and female friends. The
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    Kung Fu Fighting

    "Kung Fu Fighting" is a disco song written and performed by Carl Douglas and composed and produced by Biddu. It was released as a single in 1974, at the cusp of a chopsocky film craze, and eventually rose to the top of the British and American charts, in addition to reaching number one on the Soul Singles chart. It received a Gold certification from the RIAA in 1974, won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best Selling Single, and popularized disco music. It eventually went on to sell eleven million records worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. The song uses the quintessential Oriental riff, a short musical phrase that is used to signify Chinese culture. "Kung Fu Fighting" was rated number 100 in VH1's 100 Greatest one-hit wonders, and number 1 in the UK Channel 4's Top 10 One Hit Wonders list in 2000, the same channel's 50 Greatest One Hit Wonders poll in 2006 and Bring Back ... the one-hit Wonders, for which Carl Douglas performed the song in a live concert. The song was originally meant to be a B-side to "I Want to Give You My Everything" (written by Brooklyn songwriter Larry Weiss, and sung by Carl Douglas). The producer Biddu originally hired Douglas to sing
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    La Bamba

    "La Bamba" is a Mexican folk song, originally from the state of Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the U.S. charts and one of early rock and roll's best-known songs. Valens' version of "La Bamba" is ranked number 345 on Rolling Stone magazine′s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and is the only song on the list not sung in English. "La Bamba" has been covered by numerous artists, most notably by Los Lobos, whose version was the title track of the 1987 film La Bamba and reached #1 in the U.S. and UK singles charts in the same year. The music video for Los Lobos' version, directed by Sherman Halsey, won the 1988 MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film. La Bamba is a classic example of the Son Jarocho musical style which originated in the Mexican state of Veracruz and combines Spanish, indigenous, and African musical elements. The song is typically played on one or two arpas jarochas (harps) along with guitar relatives the jarana jarocha and the requinto jarocho. Lyrics to the song vary greatly, as performers often improvise verses while performing. However, versions such as those by musical groups Mariachi Vargas de
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    Me and My Gang

    Me and My Gang

    "Me and My Gang" is the title of a country music song written by Jeffrey Steele, Jon Stone and Tony Mullins. It was recorded by country group Rascal Flatts on their 2006 album of the same name, and released on April 17, 2006 as the second single from the album. The song peaked at #6 on the Billboard country singles charts that year. "Me and My Gang" is an up-tempo with electric guitar accompaniment, including a talk box in the intro. In it, the male narrator tells of traveling across the country with his gang. Tony Mullins, one of the song's writers, said that he came up with the song's main riff while working on another song. Jeffrey Steele then heard the riff and decided that it seemed to fit a title, "Me and My Gang", that he had in his mind at the time. While working on recording the song, Rascal Flatts' lead singer Gary LeVox called Mullins and asked if one line in the song could be changed. This line then became "Dude named Elrod, jammin' on an iPod", which Mullins says was the first line that came to him. Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine, in reviewing the album, said that the song seemed like a simplification of Big & Rich's "swagger" and featured similar talk-box
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    Miss Murder

    "Miss Murder" is a song by American rock band AFI. It was released on April 3, 2006 as the lead single from their seventh studio album Decemberunderground. It was initially scheduled to premiere on LIVE 105 on April 13, 2006, however, it was released early due to overwhelming fan reaction. It was released in the United Kingdom and Australia on April 24 and July 29, 2006. It was written by Davey Havok and produced by Jerry Finn. Musically, "Miss Murder" is an alternative rock song that has elements of pop music and pop punk, using guitars, drums and synthesizers in its instrumentation. It also has contributing vocals from The Despair Faction, AFI's fansite. The song received favorable from music critics, who complimented its musicianship. It is the band's most commercially successful single to date, reaching number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Internationally, the song was a moderate success, charting within the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany. It won in the category Best Rock Song at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards and was nominated for the Kerrang! Award for Best Single. An accompanying music video was directed by Marc Webb (who has
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    Mississippi Queen

    "Mississippi Queen" is a song by the American rock band Mountain. Considered a rock classic, it was their most successful single, reaching #21 in the Billboard Hot 100 record chart in 1970. "Mississippi Queen" was also a hit for Ozzy Osbourne in 2005 and has appeared in several soundtracks. "Mississippi Queen" was recorded during the sessions for Mountain's 1970 debut album Climbing!. Drummer Corky Laing recalled that he had developed some of the lyrics and the drum part prior to his joining the band. Later, when guitarist Leslie West was looking for lyrics for a guitar part he had written, Laing pulled out "The Queen" and the two worked out the song together. When the group proceeded to record "Mississippi Queen", bassist and producer Felix Pappalardi insisted on numerous takes. Growing weary, Laing started using the cowbell to count off the song. Pappalardi liked it so much he left it in the mix, creating the instantly recognizable intro to the song. In 2005, Ozzy Osbourne recorded "Mississippi Queen" for his 2005 album Under Cover. His version was released as a single and peaked at #10 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart; Molly Hatchet also did a version on their Southern
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    Monkey Wrench

    "Monkey Wrench" is the first single released from the second Foo Fighters album, The Colour and the Shape. Blistering lyrics chronicled the 1997 disintegration of singer/song writer Dave Grohl's four year marriage to Jennifer Youngblood. The song spent 15 weeks on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart (now the Alternative Songs chart), topping out at number 9. Monkey Wrench is an up-tempo rock song, written in the key of B and performed with distorted guitars in Drop-D tuning. The song opens with a descending guitar line over a chordal riff of B5/F#5/E5 for two bars. After a gap, the main verse enters with vocals and a choppier, palm-muted version of the intro riff. A pre-chorus using an E5 power chord then gives way to a chord-based chorus of B5/G#5/F#5/E5/F#5/E5/C5/B5. The music video was directed by the band's lead singer/songwriter Dave Grohl. In the video, Grohl arrives at his apartment with groceries in hand. He walks into an elevator, as he tries to walk into the door he is stopped by the chain latch and peers in through the peephole. There a doppelganger set of the whole band is shown playing. The rest of the bandmates (save guitarist Pat Smear) walk out of their
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    Trippin' On a Hole in a Paper Heart

    "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart" is a song by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, featured on their third album, Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop. The song also appears on the greatest hits album, Thank You. The core music was written by drummer Eric Kretz, while the lyrics were written by Scott Weiland. Although many fans have different interpretations of the lyrics, Weiland directly stated in a radio interview that the very ambiguous and mysterious lyrics to the song actually alluded to a "very bad experience dropping acid." The band has had six songs reach the number one position on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, with "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart" being the last of these to reach the top. In 1997, the song received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the Grammy Awards.
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    Gypsy Woman

    "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" (also released as "Gypsy Woman (La da dee la da da)") is a house music song by American singer Crystal Waters. It was written by Neal Conway, Nathaniel S. Hardy, Jr. and Waters and is the first single from her 1991 debut album, Surprise. The song includes the chorus of "La da dee, la da da" and a much-sampled organ refrain that is similar to gospel music. Slant Magazine ranked the song 48th in its 100 Greatest Dance Songs list, adding: ""Gypsy Woman" sets its portrait of a crusty, haphazardly made-up bag lady begging dementedly on street corners to the Basement Boys's unforgivingly brutish, mongoloid thump". It peaked at number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and at number two in the UK Singles Chart, and it went to number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. When the song was descending the charts, it appeared on the benefit album Red Hot + Dance in a new incarnation mixed by Joey Negro, who took the song into a new musical direction. "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" was the highest-debuting single for a new act in the UK Singles Chart at that time - its debut at 3 was later eclipsed by Gabrielle's "Dreams" entering at two, and
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    My Name is Jonas

    "My Name Is Jonas" is a song by alternative rock band Weezer, written by Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson and Jason Cropper that appears on their self-titled debut 1994 album Weezer, also known as The Blue Album. It is one of the few Weezer songs with any co-writing credits and the only writing credit Cropper ever received in the band, as he came up with the acoustic intro to the song. "My Name Is Jonas" was inspired by Rivers's brother who got into a car accident at Oberlin College and was having a problem with his insurance. According to Cuomo himself "'Jonas' explains how The Plan is reaming us all, especially my brother." In 1995 there was apparently some confusion as to what the third single off The Blue Album would be, and several stations in the US and Canada played "My Name Is Jonas" as a single in spring 1995. This actually got to the stage in Canada where radio stations were serviced with a promo single. The plug was pulled early after "Say It Ain't So" was confirmed as the third single, and the Canadian only radio promo is thus one of the most prized Weezer collectibles. This song has remained a very popular song for the band and is a concert staple. When the song is played
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    Rock and Roll All Nite

    "Rock and Roll All Nite" is a song by Kiss, originally released on their 1975 album Dressed to Kill. It was released as the A-side of their fifth single, with the album track "Getaway." The studio version of the song peaked at No. 57 on the Billboard singles chart, besting the band's previous charting single, "Kissin' Time" (#79). A subsequent live version, released as a single in October 1975, eventually reached No. 12, the first of six Top 20 songs for Kiss in the 1970s. "Rock and Roll All Nite" became Kiss's most identifiable song and has served as the group's closing concert number in almost every concert since 1976. In 2008 it was named the 16th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. The members of Kiss were under intense pressure to put together their third album, 1975's Dressed to Kill. They were abruptly called off tour to work on a follow-up to 1974's Hotter Than Hell when the album began to die on the charts - even though they had no new songs ready. The sessions were being produced by the head of their label Neil Bogart, who was upset that the band had yet to successfully capture the excitement of their live act on record and wanted to correct the problem
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    Go That Far

    Go That Far

    "Go That Far" is a song by rock artist and Poison vocalist Bret Michaels. This song is the first single from Bret Michaels' new album Rock My World and served as the theme song for the reality television show, Rock of Love seasons 1 and 2. This song features a music video directed by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Shane Stanley and also appears in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock as a bonus track. The song is special for one reason: its rhythm guitar part in co-op mode has four-note-chords, which are unique to only this song. The section that has these chords in the practice mode is "Bridge 2 solo". They do not appear anywhere else in any game in the Guitar Hero series except in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, where the last note of the Joe Perry guitar battle is a four-note-chord. Also, Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan in Guitar Hero: On Tour has a four-note-chord in the "Solo 2" section.
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    Hot Stuff

    "Hot Stuff" is a hit single released by American singer Donna Summer in 1979 as the first single release from her Bad Girls album through Casablanca Records. Up to that point, Summer had mainly been associated with disco songs but this song also showed significant rock influences including a guitar solo by ex-Doobie Brother and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. It is her most popular song, based on the performance on the Billboard Hot 100. "Hot Stuff" won Summer the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, making her not only the first African-American artist to achieve that feat, but also the first woman to ever win a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance. It is ranked #104 on the updated Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". The song also lists at #67 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time. In 1979 the Hungarian singer Kati Kovács sang it on Disco Party (Hungaroton Pepita SLPX 17623, Hungary) album. The track was covered in 1995 by DJ Miko, giving the tune a contemporary dance music twist, and later partially covered by The Pussycat Dolls in their 2005 debut album PCD. The verses (which were slightly altered) and the
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    Killing in the Name

    "Killing in the Name" is a song by American rap metal band Rage Against the Machine, featured on their self-titled debut album, and was released as the lead single from the album in November 1992. In 1993, the song peaked at number 25 in the United Kingdom. Written about revolution against racism in security agencies, "Killing in the Name" is widely recognized as the band's signature song, and has been noted for its distinctive guitar riffs and heavy use of strong language. In 2009 the song was the focus of a successful Facebook campaign to prevent The X Factor winner's song from gaining the Christmas number one in the United Kingdom for the fifth successive year. The campaign provoked commentary from both groups and other musicians, and gained coverage in both national and international press. The song became the first single to reach the Christmas number one spot on downloads alone. "Killing in the Name" has been described as "a howling, expletive-driven tirade against the ills of American society." The song repeats six lines of lyrics that focus on racism in security agencies with the refrain, "Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses," an allusion to
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    Say "I Gotta Believe!"

    "Say "I Gotta Believe!"" is a single by De La Soul featuring Japanese singer Double. The song was released as part of the soundtrack for the popular Japanese videogame, PaRappa the Rapper 2. Outside of Japan, copies of the single are extremely rare. The song received a promotional video, which featured the group as chefs, mixed with clips of PaRappa.
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    Trapped Under Ice

    Trapped Under Ice

    "Trapped Under Ice" is a song by heavy metal band Metallica. This song is from their second album Ride the Lightning (1984). The song "Trapped Under Ice" is a nightmarish first-person narrative of a person being trapped under ice, both freezing and drowning. It is one of the songs on Ride the Lightning that retains the furious rhythms from Kill 'Em All, and features extreme guitar playing with many techniques not usually found in Metallica's songs. It is one of Metallica's least performed live songs, being played in its entirety only 4 times. The song's intro riff was written by Kirk Hammett during his stint with thrash metal band Exodus, namely in a demo song with that band called "Impaler" (later redone on Exodus's "comeback" album, Tempo of the Damned). This song was covered by deathgrind band Exhumed, for their cover album Garbage Daze Re-Regurgitated.
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    Black Sunshine

    "Black Sunshine" is a song initially featured on the album La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1 by White Zombie which was used as a promo single in 1992 and 1993. The song can also be found on Rob Zombie's Past, Present & Future and the greatest hits album The Best of Rob Zombie. A spoken word section was recorded by Iggy Pop for the intro and was used in the song's final cut. The song is about a racing car, a Ford Mustang, called "Black Sunshine". Iggy Pop recorded the spoken word vocal intro and outro of the song "Black Sunshine" as well as playing the character of a writer in the video shot for the song. He is singled out for special thanks in the liner notes of album. The audio sample "I work on this baby the same way, trying to get maximum performance." is taken from the 1965 movie Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. Also, the lyrics contain the words "to the devil a daughter comes", most likely a reference to the movie To the Devil a Daughter. It is in 6/4 time with a tempo of 135 beats per minute. Iggy Pop's spoken intro is as follows: "Gripping the wheel, his knuckles went white with desire! The wheels of his Mustang exploding on the highway like a slug from a .45. True death: 400
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    Finally

    Finally

    "Finally" is a 1991 song by the musician CeCe Peniston. A dance mix of this song was made, and this remixed version was used in many dance music compilations. "Finally" became Peniston's first (and biggest) hit song, peaking at number five on the US Hot 100 in January 1992 and becoming her only U.S. top-ten hit to date. Prior to that, it was also successful on the US Dance chart, where it spent two weeks at number one in late 1991. In addition, the song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart in a remixed version. The song features in the 1998 film Bimboland produced by Ariel Zeitoun. The 7-inch Choice Mix was used in the 1993 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and featured on its soundtrack album. The song is also featured in the stage musical based on the film. For her ninth tour Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour that resumed on November 11, 2006 at Sydney Entertainment Centre (ended on January 23, 2007), Kylie Minogue used elements of Peniston's song when performing her 2000 comeback single "Spinning Around", co-written by Paula Abdul. And in November 2009, also pop musician Lady Gaga used excerpts of "Finally" for the opening of The Monster Ball Tour in her
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    I Think I'm Paranoid

    I Think I'm Paranoid

    "I Think I'm Paranoid" is an alternative rock song written, performed and produced by Garbage and was the second single released from their second album Version 2.0. The song was released internationally in July 1998, following up on the success of the band's prior hit, "Push It". "I Think I'm Paranoid" reached the Top Ten on the UK Singles chart and Airplay charts, while across the Atlantic also becoming a hit on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. "I Think I'm Paranoid" became the biggest hit from Version 2.0 in Italy, where it featured on a 30-second advert campaign for Breil Watches and was placed in heavy rotation by MTV Italy In 2007, "I Think I'm Paranoid" was remastered and included on Garbage's greatest hits album Absolute Garbage. Garbage began writing their second album, which would go under the working title of Sad Alcoholic Clowns, in March 1997 in the band's label-head Jerry Moss's Friday Harbor, Washington, vacation house. The group demoed and made rough outlines for new songs, of which "Bend Me" was one. When they felt they had made a good start, Garbage took the work they made in Washington back to their Madison, Wisconsin base at Smart Studios and begin fleshing
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    Institutionalized

    "Institutionalized" is a song by the American hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies. It was released in 1983 as the only single from their debut album, Suicidal Tendencies. It is often classified as the band's signature song and would be re-recorded for the album Still Cyco After All These Years ten years later. The 1993 version was nominated for the Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 1994. The original version of the song was featured on the long-out of print compilation album F.N.G., while the Still Cyco After All These Years version appears on Prime Cuts and Playlist: The Very Best of Suicidal Tendencies, which was not endorsed by the band. The song follows "Mike", presumably a teenage Mike Muir, through a series of social conflicts with friends and, more significantly, parents. The lyrics in the verses are not sung, but spoken in a run-on sentence style. The lyrics are complemented by the lead guitar, which is subdued at the start of the verses, but becomes more frantic and powerful with the protagonist's confrontations and emotional outbursts, mainly based on a heavy, funk-influenced riff that increases in speed several sections before each chorus. This is one of the few
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    Should I Stay or Should I Go

    "Should I Stay or Should I Go" is a song by the English punk rock band The Clash, from their album Combat Rock. It was written in 1981 and featured Mick Jones on lead vocals. It became the band's only number-one single on the UK Singles Chart, a decade after it was originally released. In November 2004, it was ranked at 228 on Rolling Stones "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list. In 2009 it was ranked 42nd on VH1's program 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. Many rumours have arisen about the song's content, such as Jones' impending dismissal from The Clash or the rocky personal relationship between Jones and singer Ellen Foley, but Jones himself says It wasn't about anybody specific and it wasn't pre-empting my leaving The Clash. It was just a good rockin' song, our attempt at writing a classic... When we were just playing, that was the kind of thing we used to like to play. -Mick Jones, 1991 The Spanish backing vocals were sung by Joe Strummer and Joe Ely: On the spur of the moment I said 'I'm going to do the backing vocals in Spanish,' ... We needed a translator so Eddie Garcia, the tape operator, called his mother in Brooklyn Heights and read her the lyrics over the phone and she
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    Strutter

    "Strutter" is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss, released on their eponymous debut album in 1974. The song was released as the third single from their album and failed to chart. "Strutter" is one of the few Kiss songs written by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley together: Stanley wrote lyrics to a song for which Simmons had originally written music, called "Stanley the Parrot". Stanley lyrics here show some of his Bob Dylan influences. Original Kiss drummer Peter Criss has said "Strutter" is his favorite Kiss song. "Strutter" has appeared on following Kiss albums:
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    Summertime

    "Summertime" is the first single taken from DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's fourth studio album, Homebase. The song was produced by Chicago-based producers Hula & K. Fingers and won a Grammy Award for best rap single in 1991. It spent a week at number #1 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, as well as reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became the duo's first single to enter the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #8. The song's music is a replay of "Summer Madness", a popular hit released by Kool & the Gang in 1974. From 1996 to 1998, CBBC used the background music of the song for links between programmes. It was also used in a series of commercials for supermarket chain Wal-mart (Asda). The song was also used in the introduction of NBC's sitcom 1992 special Saved by the Bell. In 1998, the song was remixed and given the additional title of "'98". It was released as one of the duo's last singles in summer 1998. Summertime won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. The single is DJ Jazzy and The Fresh Prince's most popular song, and is still played in rotation around the world, especially in the United Kingdom during the summer months.
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    The Number of the Beast

    "The Number of the Beast" is Iron Maiden's seventh single and the second from their 1982 album of the same name. It was also re-released in 2005. Upon release in 1982, the song caused controversy in the United States where its religious subject matter caused outrage amongst religious groups. In spite of this, it remains one of the band's more popular songs, reaching No. 18 in the UK singles charts, and has been performed on almost all of their concert tours. On top of this, the song has been covered numerous times and has appeared in several video games and films. According to the song's writer, bassist and band-founder Steve Harris, it was inspired by a nightmare he had after watching the film Damien: Omen II, in addition to the poem Tam o' Shanter by Robert Burns. The song opens with a spoken word passage, read by English actor Barry Clayton, which quotes directly from the Book of Revelation. According to lead vocalist, Bruce Dickinson, the band originally asked Vincent Price to read the intro, but decided to hire Clayton after Price refused to do it for anything less than £25,000. The track is known for its very long, high-pitched and guttural wail at the end of the intro, which
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    Heart-Shaped Box

    "Heart-Shaped Box" is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana, written by vocalist and guitarist Kurt Cobain. The song was released as the first single from the group's third and final studio album, In Utero, in 1993. It was one of two songs from the album mixed by Scott Litt in order to augment the original production by producer Steve Albini. While Nirvana's label DGC Records did not release a physical single for sale in the United States, "Heart-Shaped Box" received much American radio airplay, reaching number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The international release of the single reached number five on the UK Singles Chart. The song's music video, directed by Anton Corbijn, garnered critical plaudits. Kurt Cobain wrote "Heart-Shaped Box" in early 1992. Cobain forgot about the song for a while, but began working on it again when he and his wife Courtney Love moved to a house in the Hollywood Hills. In a 1994 Rolling Stone interview, Love said she overheard him working on the song's riff in a closet. She said she asked him if she could use the riff for one of her songs, to which he replied, "Fuck off!" and closed the closet door. "He was trying to be so sneaky",
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    Here It Goes Again

    "Here It Goes Again" is an alternative rock/power pop song by OK Go, and is the third released single (the fifth including radio-only singles) from the album Oh No. It also appears on the compilation album Now 23. It remains the band's only single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, where it entered the Top 40 at #38, mostly due to the music video. Featuring the band dancing on treadmills, the video became a staple on YouTube; it was one of the most watched videos, with over 52 million views, until it was removed from their channel. In addition, the single peaked at #36 in the UK Singles Chart on October 1, 2006, hence marking their second UK Top 40 single and their third UK Top 75 single. It was also featured on the video game Rock Band; according to MTV Games's Paul McGooyer, this helped to spur further interest in the band. Its sole b-side, "The Lovecats", a cover of The Cure's single was previously released on the band's Do What You Want EP and the single "A Million Ways". An alternate version was nicknamed "UK Surf". The song was featured on the season 6 premiere of the American comedy series, Scrubs. The music video of the song is an elaborate performance of the band dancing
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    Let's Get It Started

    "Let's Get It Started", originally titled "Let's Get Retarded", is a song on The Black Eyed Peas' 2003 album Elephunk. It was released as a single in 2004. The song was included on the soundtrack for the 2006 romantic comedy It's a Boy Girl Thing and the 2010 comedy Hot Tub Time Machine. It gained popularity as the theme song for the 2004 NBA Playoffs on ABC and was performed live at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. The song is featured during the opening credits of the 2004 motion picture Barbershop 2: Back in Business (although it is not included in the film's soundtrack album). It was featured in the film White Chicks. It was used in UK advertisements for the game The Urbz: Sims in the City. The song was remixed for The Black Eyed Peas' fifth studio album The E.N.D. as "Let's Get Re-Started", it was also featured on their remix album The E.N.D. Summer 2010 Canadian Invasion Tour: Remix Collection "Let's Get it Started" won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 2005 Grammy Awards, and was also nominated for Record of the Year and Best Rap Song. The song samples the single "Bass Is Loaded" by Leaders of the New School. The music video, directed by jay z, takes
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    No One Like You

    "No One Like You" is a song by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, written by band members Rudolf Schenker (guitar) and Klaus Meine (vocals). It first appeared on the band's 1982 album Blackout, and was one of three hit singles from the album. The song also appeared on multiple "Greatest Hits" type albums, including Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads, Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions and Box of Scorpions. The song reached #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It also reached #1 on the US Billboard Rock Tracks chart. In Canada, it peaked at. No 49. In 1984 the band released a live-version of the song as a taster for their forthcoming live-album World Wide Live. The flipside featured the live-version of their classic "The Zoo" appearing also on the live album. The song was covered by Lagwagon on their 2002 album Let's Talk About Leftovers. Cover versions of this track are playable in the video games Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s and Rock Revolution. It also appears on the Supernatural episode "Bugs". The video for this song is set in the city of San Francisco and features Alcatraz Island with one of the band members being the recipient of capital punishment. The song
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    One

    "One" is a power ballad by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the third and final single from their fourth album ...And Justice for All. "One" was also the band's first Top 40 hit single, reaching number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is one of the band's most popular songs and has remained a permanent live staple since the release of the album, making this the most played song from the album ...And Justice for All. Like "Fade to Black", and "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", the song starts off slow and clean, but as the song goes on, becomes heavier and faster, leading up to a tapping solo by Kirk Hammett, and a dual guitar section by Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield. "One" was written in November 1987 by Metallica's principal composers James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. The song was released in 1989 as the fourth and final single from the album. For the first 17 seconds of the song there are a series of sound effects with a battle theme, an artillery barrage and helicopter are heard and continues slightly over a clean tone guitar intro by Hetfield before Kirk Hammett comes in over the top with a clean-toned solo. The song speeds up after Ulrich's drums come in
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    Paint It, Black

    "Paint It, Black" is a song released by The Rolling Stones on 13 May 1966 as the first single from the US version of their fourth album Aftermath. It was originally titled "Paint It Black" without a comma. Keith Richards has stated that the comma was added by the record label, Decca. The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Mick Jagger wrote the words and Keith Richards wrote the music. Bill Wyman claims in his books that the song was a group effort although it was credited to Jagger/Richards. The single reached number one in both the United States and the United Kingdom charts in 1966. In 2004 it was ranked number 176 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In the US and UK, it was the first number one single to feature a sitar on the recording. The song acquired its distinctive rhythm when Wyman, looking for a way to "fatten up" the bass sound, began playing with his fists on the pedals of an organ during the recording session. Richards said Wyman was doing a take-off of their first manager who started out as an organist in a cinema pit. Brian Jones played the song's signature sitar riff, and Jagger contributed to the lyrics, which
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    Who Was In My Room Last Night?

    "Who Was in My Room Last Night?" is the opening track from American alternative rock band Butthole Surfers' sixth album, Independent Worm Saloon. A remixed version, known as the "Tate or Tot Mix," was released on the CD magazine Volume Eight. Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers can be seen tending bar.
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    Always

    "Always" is a synthpop ballad by British duo Erasure. It was released in 1994 as the first single from their sixth studio album I Say I Say I Say. Mute Records issued the single in the UK, while Elektra Records released it in the U.S. "Always" was written by Erasure members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, and is produced by Martyn Ware. The song is based around synthesized harmony by Clarke and Bell's subdued vocals and lyrics. The music video features Bell in a Chinese scroll painting-inspired backdrop. The song quickly became Erasure's 13th Top 10 on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number four. In the United States, the single became Erasure's third Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 20, six years after their last major U.S. pop hit. On the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, "Always" climbed to number six. The 2009 mix of the song (found on Total Pop! The First 40 Hits) is featured in the "Robot Unicorn Attack" Flash game on Adult Swim's website, the iPhone and the Android Market. It is a simple side-scrolling platform game where the player controls a robot unicorn to jump across platforms, collect fairies and smash through stars to earn extra points. The
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    Bad to the Bone

    Bad to the Bone

    "Bad to the Bone" is a song by George Thorogood and the Destroyers released in 1982 on the album of the same name. While it was not a major hit on initial release, its video made recurrent appearances on the nascent MTV, which was created a year before. Licensing for films, television, and commercials has since made "Bad to the Bone" better recognized. The song's roots can be traced back to rock and roll musician Bo Diddley's song "I'm a Man", which uses a similar guitar riff and vocal rhythm, and has a similar overall structure, as well as Muddy Waters's "She Moves Me" and "Mannish Boy" and Johnny "Guitar" Watson's "Gangster of Love". The riff is also very similar to the one from Chuck Berry's song "No Money Down" as well as Elvis Presley's "Trouble". The video intercuts a live performance by Thorogood and his band with his playing a lengthy game of pool with Bo Diddley. Pool player Willie Mosconi is summoned from another room by a spectator, and he wagers a large sum of money on Diddley. As Thorogood appears to be winning, a group of children outside celebrate while Diddley gets a dirty look from Mosconi. Thorogood smokes a fat cigar throughout the pool-playing sequence. The
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    Blitzkrieg Bop

    "Blitzkrieg Bop" is a song by the American punk rock band Ramones. It was released as the band's debut single in April 1976 in the United States. It appeared as the opening track on the band's debut album, Ramones, also released that month. The song, whose composition was credited to the band as a whole, was written by drummer Tommy Ramone (music and lyrics) and bassist Dee Dee Ramone (lyrics). Based on a simple three-chord pattern, "Blitzkrieg Bop" opens with the chant "Hey! Ho! Let's go!" The song is popular at sporting events where "Hey! Ho! Let's go!" is sometimes shouted as a rallying cry. "Blitzkrieg Bop" is number 92 on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at number 31 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks, and in 2008 Rolling Stone placed it number 18 on top 100 of Best Guitar Songs of All Time. In 2009 it was named the 25th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. "Blitzkrieg Bop" was named after the German World War II tactic blitzkrieg, which means "lightning war". The song was mainly written by drummer Tommy Ramone, while bassist Dee Dee Ramone came up with the title (the song was originally called
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    Buried A Lie

    Buried a Lie is the lead single from Senses Fail's second album, Let It Enfold You. The song is featured on the video game Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party. The music video of this song portrays a comical story of a boy whose girlfriend dies. It is pronounced a tragic accident but the protagonist thinks otherwise. He finds the man who poisoned her and reports him to the police. The video is directed by lead singer Buddy Nielsen's real-life mother Lisa Brown.
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    Canned Heat

    "Canned Heat" is the second single from British funk band Jamiroquai's fourth studio album, Synkronized, released in 1999. The song was their second #1 on the U.S. Dance Chart and peaked at #4 on the UK Singles Chart. The music video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund. The song is used in the film Napoleon Dynamite, as background music during the title character's dance performance before a high school assembly. Over the numerous releases of the "Canned Heat" single, two B-Sides exist. "Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" is a funky instrumental that features an intro of two drum beats that lasts about 1.5 seconds and then enters a strongly bass driven repetitive melody. Many keyboard effects are used throughout the song's 4:00 minute duration. The song enters a percussion section at 3:07 and lasts for the remainder of the song slowly fading out from 3:45. The song can be found only on the Canned Heat single and some editions of the Synkronized album, the Australian double disc release being an example. Nowhere on the single or in the music notes of editions of Synkronized containing the song does it list who it was written or recorded by. There is a possibility that the track may be a
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    Celebration

    "Celebration" is a number one hit song released in 1980 by Kool & the Gang from their album Celebrate!. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 7, 1981, and held that position until February 20, 1981. Late in 1980, the song had also reached #1 on both the Billboard Dance and R&B charts. The song dominated the radio for nearly the entire year and is still heard today at weddings and parties, and is also a popular anthem for sporting events. It was also an international hit, reaching #7 in the United Kingdom. A version with dubbed vocals in Spanish was recorded and released in Latin American markets. It's often considered the last hurrah of disco, being the last song of that genre to chart, with 1980 being the last major year for the genre. The song is notable for having been played when the remaining American hostages returned home following the 1979-1981 Iran hostage crisis. It is also a popular anthem for sporting events; for example, it was prominently associated with the 1982 World Series victory by the St. Louis Cardinals and is played over the PA system after Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Tennessee Titans, Hagerstown Suns, and Milwaukee Bucks victories.
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    Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll

    "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll" is a rock song by the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult from their 1972 self-titled debut album. It was written by Sandy Pearlman, Donald Roeser, and Albert Bouchard, and released as a single. The riff was inspired by Black Sabbath's song "The Wizard", featured on their own self-titled debut album. It is a staple on their live shows.
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    Dancing in the Street

    "Dancing in the Street" is a 1964 song first recorded by Martha and the Vandellas. It is one of Motown's signature songs and is the group's premier signature song. Produced by William "Mickey" Stevenson and written by Stevenson and Marvin Gaye, the song highlighted the concept of having a good time in whatever city the listener lived. The idea for dancing came to Stevenson from watching people on the streets of Detroit cool off in the summer in water from opened fire hydrants. They appeared to be dancing in the water. The song was conceived by Stevenson who was showing a rough draft of the lyrics to Gaye disguised as a ballad. When Gaye read the original lyrics, however, he said the song sounded more danceable. With Gaye and Stevenson collaborating, the duo composed the single with Kim Weston in mind to record the song. Weston passed on the song and when Martha Reeves came to Motown's Hitsville USA studios, the duo presented the song to Reeves. Hearing Gaye's demo of it, Reeves asked if she could arrange her own vocals to fit the song's message. Reeves recounted that she initially regarded the song as too repetitive. Gaye and Stevenson agreed and including new Motown songwriter Ivy
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    Finley

    Finley

    Finley are an Italian pop punk band, formed in Milan in 2000. The band is made up of four guys from Legnano, a town near Milan. The band got its name from NBA star Michael Finley. The four members of the band chose the name because they thought it had a cool sound, even if though they weren't into basketball that much. They used to call themselves a "HardPop" band, some others said their genre is Pop punk or Soft Punk, but actually their genre is a mixture between pop and rock. Their way of making music changed during their career, throughout which they have sung in both Italian and English. In 2006, the group won in the category Best Italian Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 in Copenhagen. On 14 April 2007 they won in the category Italians Do It Better, Best Lacrima Awards and Best Number One Of The Year at the MTV TRL Awards (Italy) 2007. Finley released their single "Fumo e cenere" on Total Request Live on 24 November 2006; in the same year, they released a DVD+CD combo of all their works. The band is particularly active on the road. They were on tour non-stop in 2006, putting on over the year over sixty concerts all around Italy. In 2008, they once again won in the
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    Good Times

    "Good Times" is a 1979 song composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. It was first recorded by their band, Chic, for their 1979 album, Risqué. In August of that year it became the band's second number one single on both the Billboard Hot 100 and soul singles chart. Along with the tracks, "My Forbidden Lover", and "My Feet Keep Dancing", "Good Times" reached number three on the disco charts. The song has become one of the most sampled tunes in music history, most notably in rap and hip-hop music. Billboard magazine named "Good Times" the number one R&B single for 1979. The song is ranked #229 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The lyrics are largely based on Milton Ager's "Happy Days Are Here Again." It also contains lines based on lyrics featured in "About a Quarter to Nine" made famous by Al Jolson. Nile Rodgers has stated that these depression-era lyrics were used as a hidden way to comment on the then-current economic depression in the United States. In late 1979 Debbie Harry suggested that Nile Rodgers join her and Chris Stein at a Hip hop event in a communal space taken over by young kids and teenagers with boom box stereos, who would play
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    Hangar 18

    "Hangar 18" is a song by American heavy metal band Megadeth from the 1990 album Rust in Peace. UFO conspiracy theories, or possibly Hangar 18, the 1980 film based on those theories, inspired drummer Nick Menza to write the lyrics. Shortly thereafter, frontman Dave Mustaine composed the music. Hangar 18 is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, and it is speculated that an alien aircraft was brought there from Roswell in 1947. The song reached number 25 on the Irish Singles Chart, also reached number 26 on the UK Singles Chart. A sequel to this song called "Return to Hangar" was included on Megadeth's ninth album The World Needs a Hero. It tells the fictional story of the life-forms said to be contained in Hangar 18 coming back to life and killing those inside the building before escaping. "Hangar 18" was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 1992 Grammy Awards. The "Hangar 18" video is themed after the song's lyrical concept. It depicts the torture of aliens and, at the end, shows all the band members in freezing chambers. The video was shot in San Pedro, California at a Water & Power building. Coincidentally, the band would film the video for "Crush
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    I Love Rock 'N Roll

    "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" is a rock song written in 1975 by Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker of Arrows, who recorded the first released version. The song was later made famous by the hit version by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in 1981. Alan Merrill has been playing the song recently live in England, Europe, Japan and most often in his home town New York City. The song was originally recorded and released by Arrows in 1975 on RAK Records, with lead vocals by Merrill and produced by Mickie Most. In an interview with Songfacts, Merrill said he wrote it as "a knee-jerk response to The Rolling Stones' 'It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)'.". This version was first released as a B-side, but was soon re-recorded and flipped to A-side status on a subsequent pressing of the record. Although not a chart hit in its original version as a result of nonexistent promotion by the band's label, the song has come to worldwide prominence due to very successful cover versions. Joan Jett saw Arrows perform "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" on their weekly television series Arrows. when she was touring England with The Runaways in 1976. She first recorded the song in 1979 with two of the Sex Pistols: Steve Jones and
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    Life in the Fast Lane

    Life in the Fast Lane

    "Life in the Fast Lane" is a song written by Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey and Don Henley and recorded by the American rock band Eagles on their 1976 studio album Hotel California. It was the third single released from this album, and peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. It tells the story of a couple that takes their excessive lifestyle to the edge. On In the Studio with Redbeard, Glenn Frey revealed that the title came to him one day when he was riding on the freeway with a drug dealer known as "The Count". Frey asked the dealer to slow down and the response was, "What do you mean? It's life in the fast lane!" In that same interview, Frey indicated that the song's central riff was played by Walsh while the band was warming up in rehearsals and Walsh was told to "keep that, it's a song". The song was also recorded for an MTV special as part of the Eagles 1994 reunion tour and Hell Freezes Over album. Guitarist Joe Walsh plays the song on his solo tours. In 2007, Jill Johnson covered the song on her album Music Row. The track "Livin' It Up" on Limp Bizkit's album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water samples the phrase life in the fast lane throughout. Frey, Henley, and
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    Main Offender

    "Main Offender" is a song from The Hives' second album, Veni Vidi Vicious, as the fourth track. It was released again on the compilation Your New Favourite Band. The song is essentially a rewrite of the song Have Love, Will Travel by The Sonics. Nicholaus Arson notes the song as a favorite. The song reached number 24 in the UK Singles Chart in May 2002. This was a re-release, the single having failed to chart when it was originally released in 2000. The song was also featured in a commercial for the lingerie-brand Agent Provocateur, which showed Kylie Minogue riding an electric bull in her underwear, with Main Offender playing in the background. The song is featured as a playable track in music video game Rock Band, and was performed on stage by Harmonix Music Systems employees while showcasing the game at the 2007 E3 convention. The music video is shot in black and white, in harmony with their recurring theme, and involves them and some evil clones of them and a wooden horse. Early on in the video, mysterious manager Randy Fitzsimmons' hand is seen signing some sort of contract.
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    Police Truck

    "Police Truck" is a song by the Dead Kennedys. The song was originally released in May, 1980, as the B-side of the "Holiday in Cambodia" single and later released in June 1987 on the DKs' compilation album, Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death. The song is a satirical attack on the actions of two police officers, and takes a first person view from the authorities themselves. The song was inspired by an incident that occurred in Los Angeles in the early 1980s in which two police officers performed illegal activities such as drinking on the job, beating up drunks, and raping prostitutes. It also functions more generally as an attack on police corruption and brutality and the police's support for a capitalist system. The song was one of the Kennedys' early popular songs. "Police Truck" is built around a surf rock beat (similar to ones heard in the early instrumental surf singles such as The Chantays' "Pipeline"), and highlighted by East Bay Ray's echoed guitar leads and the descending chorus "ride, ride, Howie, ride." "Police Truck", like many of the band's songs, serves as an example of the Dead Kennedys' ability to portray a disturbing scenario through humorous lyrics. The song
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    Search and Destroy

    "Search and Destroy" is a song by American rock band The Stooges, recorded for the group's third album Raw Power (1973). Lead singer Iggy Pop said that he pulled the title "from a column heading in a Time article about the Vietnam War." In 1997, "Search and Destroy" along with the rest of the songs on Raw Power were remixed and remastered by Iggy Pop and Bruce Dickinson. The result was far more aggressive and stripped down than the original release, which had been mixed by David Bowie. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it #468 on their list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". In 2009 it was named the 49th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.
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    Wanted Dead or Alive

    "Wanted Dead or Alive" is a song from Bon Jovi's 1986 album Slippery When Wet. The song was written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora and was released in 1986 as the album's third single. During a February 20, 2008 encore performance in Detroit Michigan Jon Bon Jovi told the crowd about running into Bob Seger at a Pistons game. As he introduced his song "Wanted Dead or Alive", he said it was inspired by Seger's "Turn the Page" hit and called the song the band's anthem. The song peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #13 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, making it the third single from the album to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100. As a result, Slippery When Wet became the first hard rock album to have 3 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2003 a new version was released on the album This Left Feels Right and this version was also released as a single with a promotional video. Now considered one of the band's signature songs, it has become known to younger audiences as the iconic theme song for Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch TV show. The song was also featured on the last episode of Season 3, ("No Rest for the Wicked"), on The CW series Supernatural when lead
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    With a Little Help from My Friends

    With a Little Help from My Friends

    "With a Little Help from My Friends" (originally titled "A Little Help from My Friends") is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, released on The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967. The song was written for and sung by The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr as the character "Billy Shears"; it is ranked No. 304 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Lennon and McCartney finished writing this song in mid-March 1967, written specifically as Starr's track for the album. It was briefly called "Bad Finger Boogie" (later the inspiration for the band name Badfinger), supposedly because Lennon composed the melody on a piano using his middle finger after having hurt his forefinger; but in his 1980 Playboy interview Lennon said: "This is Paul, with a little help from me. 'What do you see when you turn out the light/ I can't tell you, but I know it's mine...' is mine." Lennon also attributed most of the song to McCartney in his 1972 Hit Parader interview: "Paul. It was Paul's idea. I think I helped with some of the words. In fact, I did. Hunter Davies was there when we did it and mentioned it in the book. 'What do you see when you turn out
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