No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner.
Although Foreigner had been creating hits for almost ten years prior, this was the group’s first No. 1 song.
So let’s take a look at this number one: I Want To Know What Love Is.
In my book, though, Foreigner – my favorite band during my middle school years – scored higher with earlier songs.
These are videos and live performances of some of my favorites:
Feels Like The First Time (live)
Cold As Ice (live)
Hot Blooded (live)
Taylor Dayne will be releasing her long-awaited CD Satisfied next week. Before I review it though, let’s take a look back at her old hits. So, poof up your hair, take out those acid-washed jeans, and dance!
And here’s her new single, Beautiful.
Last night, I went to Jules Bistro on St. Mark’s Place in Manhattan’s East Village. Playing there, on Friday nights and Sunday brunch, is the very talented Lipbone Redding. He plays guitar, and with his lips, he makes all the trumpet and trombone sounds. Rounding off the Lipbone Redding Orchestra are Jeff Eyrich on upright bass and Rich Zukor on drums and percussion.
Soon, I’ll be reviewing his CD Hop The Fence, but for now – check out three of his live performances.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., here are some songs of freedom, along with a video of King’s historic speech.
Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’
Joan Baez – We Want Freedom Now/We Shall Overcome
The Byrds – Turn! Turn! Turn!
U2 – Pride
Mahalia Jackson – We Shall Overcome
Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream
Today would’ve been Elvis Presley’s 73rd birthday. For many of us, it doesn’t feel like he died 31 years ago, and we can remember where we were or what we were doing when we heard about it, even those of us who were only nine years old. Elvis died at the young age of 42, however he did more than most people do in a lifetime. It is estimated – only in sales that were documented- that Elvis has sold over one billion records worldwide, more than anyone else in history.
As the King of Rock and Roll, his music inspired many musicians. Many people danced to, fell in love to, and continue to listen to his music today. Most people only know the songs we’ve heard on the radio or the ones that appear on the #1 complications, however his best aren’t as common. He recorded albums continuously, and they vary in genre from rockabilly, rock and roll, gospel, blues, and country.
Everyone has a opinion about Elvis Presley. Some people are harsh in judgment, while others put him on a godly level. Regardless, Elvis was a strong influence that people couldn’t ignore. Below, are some things influential people said about him.
And since it’s Elvis’ birthday, we’ll only focus on the positive.
There have been a lot of tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king. – Bruce Springsteen
His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense. And he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humor of this country. – Jimmy Carter
He was a unique artist… an original in an area of imitators. – Mick Jagger
A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black man’s music, when in fact almost every black solo entertainer copied Elvis’ stage mannerisms. – Jackie Wilson
Before Elvis, there was nothing. – John Lennon
Vote for your favorite Elvis song below!
In honor of David Bowie’s 61st birthday tomorrow, listen to some of his music. Let’s celebrate a man who has been through many ch, ch, ch, changes… but still sounds and looks great!
Here are some of his videos:
I hope you enjoyed the year in review posts this week. New music and new features will make their way to Adeli’s Music Blog, so please join me in 2008.
Thanks for reading!
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