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Brother Louie – Stories

Brother Louie – Stories

If you’ve ever confused “Brother Louie” by Stories with “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen, you wouldn’t be the first. Both have catchy choruses. But the differences in the first line are huge. Example #1 Louie Louie, oh no Me gotta go Aye-yi-yi-yi, I said Example #2 Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie Louie Lou-I If you correctly identified example #2 as “Brother Louie” you should buy yourself a ham sandwich as your reward. Brother Louie by Stories reached #1 on the Billboard Top 40 in … Read entire article »

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Playground in My Mind – Clint Holmes

Playground in My Mind – Clint Holmes

The local used record store in my city does an annual $1 sale each summer. I never miss it because it’s a great way to pick up old Ronco and K-TEL compilation records from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. They’re a fantastic snapshot into a moment of time, since most of the records are either based on a year or a theme. They’re nearly perfectly programmed mix tapes or iTunes playlists. And since they cost … Read entire article »

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Also Sprach Zarathustra – Deodato

Also Sprach Zarathustra – Deodato

Also Sprach Zarathustra is one of the best-known instrumental one-hit wonders. You know the famous phrase: Dum. Dum. Dum. Da-dum! Very dramatic stuff. Of course, you probably also know the movie that made this song famous: 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick. It’s a must-see film and widely considered one of the greatest of all time. The song is based on the original music composed by Richard Strauss way back in 1896. … Read entire article »

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Hocus Pocus Lyrics – Focus

Hocus Pocus Lyrics – Focus

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Walk on the Wild Side Lyrics – Lou Reed

Walk on the Wild Side Lyrics – Lou Reed

Click to read how “Walk on the Wild Side” became a one-hit wonder Walk on the Wild Side lyrics Holly came from Miami, F.L.A. Hitch-hiked her way across the USA Plucked her eyebrows on the way Shaved her legs and then he was a she She says, Hey babe Take a walk on the wild side Hey honey Take a walk on the wild side Candy came from out on the Island In the backroom she was everybody’s darlin’ But she never lost her head Even when she … Read entire article »

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Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed

Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed

There is a very short list of influential rock stars who also proudly wear the badge of one-hit wonder. The Grateful Dead and Kraftwerk are in this illustrious crew. Each of them sold millions of records and/or influenced thousands of young musicians to start their own bands. But they only hit the Billboard Top 40 once. Add Lou Reed to this illustrious list. Reed, who is best known for founding The Velvet Underground, hit the Top … Read entire article »

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