Clubs are closed. So are bars and arenas and coffee shops and theaters. But while live music has come to a terrifying halt , artists have been anything but silent during the coronavirus crisis. Musicians are currently bringing their art directly to their fans through live streams, surprise releases, and digital concerts. And we need it now, perhaps more than we have in a long time, for comfort and escape, and to make sense of the world around us. Acts like Waxahatchee and Fiona Apple have released albums that are—in hindsight—prescient snapshots of our current time, whether they offer beacons of hope or solitary musings on individuality and the human spirit.
Time was, when physical formats reigned, if a song didn't take off on first release, it was either consigned to history for ever or, if it was lucky, given another chance with a rerelease. In the digital era, however, a song can afford to be a slow-burner — if it doesn't work out first time, all is not lost. Good songs never die! We look other songs which may have gone under the radar first time around but, thanks to either a rerelease or renewed interest, finally secured their place in the spotlight. Hard to believe now, but the Vegas rockers' debut single did absolutely zero when first released in — it didn't chart at all! Fast forward a few months, with a haircut for Brandon Flowers, a new video and, of course, the wake of a more successful single in the shape of Somebody Told Me, and Mr Brightside was rereleased and went Top 10 — just. While Mr Brightside may have peaked at Number 10 in , its cultural impact goes way beyond, and 15 years later it is has the longest run in the Top of any other song, spending non-consecutive weeks there — it even managed to sneak back into the Top 40 for a few weeks in The original single cover for Mr Brightside, from No way could you call the original release of One Last Time a flop — it peaked at 24 after a slow four-month climb — but there was a feeling such an anthemic tune deserved higher status. It did so in the most unfortunate of ways, after being adopted by fans as a tribute to those killed at the Manchester Arena bombing in
Subscriber Account active since. Every year, the Billboard chooses the best performing pop song from the previous year, based on units sold and chart performance. Some of these songs never even hit No.
Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee. Chris tells the story of "Wicked Game," talks milkshakes and moonpies at Sun Records, and explains why women always get their way. A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets. Definition: "Blend of booty buttocks and delicious. The title "25 Or 6 To 4" by Chicago refers to the time it was written: either 25 minutes to 4 or 26