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All I want for Christmas is Mariah
For over a century, "Jingle bells" has been associated with Christmas. For over 25 years, "All I want for Christmas is you" has trumped that. Here's how...
25 December 2020
Rapper's delight for the most part
The song "Rapper's delight" is often considered to be the first hip hop hit track in history. While it has achieved legendary status over the decades, its background is far less known, and for more storied than most would assume...
17 December 2020
The language of love?
In 1972, what looked like a US-type pop spoof took over the Italian airwaves. Now, it has not only achieved cult status, but it also became more relevant as time went on...
7 December 2020
"(I can't get no) Satisfaction" is one of the most famous songs — ever. It propelled the Rolling Stones into super-stardom, usually portrayed as the grittier alternative to the Beatles' ethereal sounds... And it was all an accident.
26 November 2020
The King of Rock 'n Soul
Solomon Burke was both a major recording artist — and a unique character. Although he passed away a decade ago, his storied life is still great fodder for music trivia geeks like us. Like that time at the Apollo...
12 November 2020
New town road
A few weeks ago, rapper Lil Nas X won no less than 4 Billboard Music Awards, including Top 100 Song and Top Rap Song. But that came after one of the most telling incidents in US charting history...
2 November 2020
The world recently found out that jazz legend Keith Jarrett may never be able to play again. While that is terribly sad news, let us not forget all the joy his Köln performance has been giving us for decades...
22 October 2020
Thrilling Beat it
The great Eddie Van Halen left this earth a mere few days ago, it seems somewhat fitting to talk about one of the quirkiest episodes in his incredibly storied life: the recording of Michael Jackson's infamous "Beat it" guitar solo...
12 October 2020
Read the notes
Perhaps the greatest French musician of the 20th century, as well as one of the greatest in the world, is Belgian-born Gipsy Django Reinhardt. Many things about his life are truly outstanding — including the fact that he couldn't write...
1 October 2020