Posts Tagged ‘pop music’

The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore

August 21, 2017

“The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore,” written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, recorded by The Walker Brothers in 1966. It was originally recorded by Frankie Valli the year before.

Music for Eclipse Day 2017.

Remastered stereo version here.

Related:

“Total Eclipse in the Music Division!” Cait Miller, In the Muse, Library of Congress blog

“What Folklore Tells Us About Eclipses,”  James Deutsch, Smithsonian

“When is the next total solar eclipse?” Brian Resnick, Vox

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Jug Band Music

August 19, 2017

“Jug Band Music,” written by John Sebastian and recorded by him with his band, the Lovin’ Spoonful, in 1966.

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Donald Trump’s Favorite Russian Pop Star

July 11, 2017

“Good Love,” written and performed by Azerbaijan-born Emin Agalarov, the favorite Russ-Pop artist of the U.S. President and his son, Donnie Jr. Just like Don Jr., Emin is the son of a controversial billionaire. Their daddies even know each other.

Video directed by Alan Badoev.

EMIN official website.

Related:

“How a Pageant Led to a Trump Son’s Meeting With a Russian Lawyer,” By Megan Twohey and Steve Eder, New York Times

“How Trump’s ‘Miss Universe’ in Russia Became Ensnared in a Political Inquiry,” Katie Rogers, New York Times

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Rinky Dinky

July 8, 2017

Sounds Incorporated perform their 1964 hit “Rinky Dink” on Radio Bremen TV’s “Beat Club,” 1964. Everybody cha-cha!

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American Girl

July 4, 2017

“American Girl,” written and performed by Bonnie McKee. Ms. McKee, who has written songs for (and with) Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kesha, Kelly Clarkson and others, has a fine grasp of contemporary American culture.

Celeb karaoke version here

Bonnie McKee official website

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Helden

June 24, 2017

“Helden (Heroes),” von David Bowie. Wunderbar!

David Bowie website

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The End of the World

May 7, 2017

“The End of the World,” composed by Arthur Kent with lyrics by Sylvia Dee, performed by Sharon Van Etten on Resistance Radio. The song was a huge hit for Skeeter Davis in 1962.

Sharon Van Etten website

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Fille Dimanche

April 16, 2017

“Sunday Girl” by Blondie, with Debbie Harry singing in French.

Blondie website

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Wait for Me

February 19, 2017

“Wait for Me,” written by Daryl Hall, performed by Pat Monahan of Train, with Daryl Hall and friends. An episode of the Live From Daryl’s House webcast.

Pat Monahan website

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To Be With You

January 29, 2017

“To Be With You,” written by Eric MartinPaul Gilbert, and David Grahame and recorded by  Mr. Big in 1991. It was the number one song in fifteen countries. Music video director: Nancy Bennett. The hairdresser is uncredited.

Mr. Big: Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass guitar), and Pat Torpey (drums).

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