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Song of the day: Red Hot Chili Peppers- Snow (Hey Oh)

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an influencial band, who had different big hits in the nineties, but also some in the zeroes. Their zeroes hit album was Stadium Arcadium, released in 2006. The first single from this album was Tell Me Baby, and this was the second single. Its content is about starting all over, like the singer wanted to do. It would make number 22 in the US, number 1 on the US rock chart, and number 16 in the UK. In my opinion, it’s one of the best songs they ever made. Enjoy

Red Hot Chili Peppers- Snow (Hey Oh)

Song of the day: Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama

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A song from 1974, and it was a hit single: it would be on number 8 in the US, and even on number 6 in Canada. The band had recorded several songs between 1970 and 1972 in Alabama, and they wrote down their impressions. That impressions would be in their song, but that’s not all: the song includes an attack on Neil Young, who was very critical about southern USA. Lynyrd Skynyrd replied to that with their positive impressions, and the nice thing is that Neil Young has played the song once, as a tribute when three members died in a plane crash. The beginning comment, turn it up, was not ment to be there, but it was a comment to the producer. It sounded good and they left it in. Enjoy

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama

Song of the day: Air- All I Need

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My testweek is coming up soon (this week Wednesday) and rather than to stress for it, I relax. Stressing will mean bad results and less work done. For relaxation, I could put on Enigma with Sadeness, maybe I will tomorrow, but today I have a long forgotten band from the nineties to relax. Come to rest with

Air- All I Need

Song of the day: Sixpence Non The Richer- Kiss Me

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Some bands surprise you: I didn’t know they had a best of at all! I could find one hit, the song of the day, and that’s it. I can think of a reason why they didn’t have that much hits. Not a lot of persons step inside a record store and ask for Sixpence Non The Richer. Just a bit too long for persons to remember. But it’s a nice song, so enjoy:

Sixpence Non The Richer- Kiss Me

Song of the day: Imagine Dragons- On Top Of The World

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What a good year it was for new bands! And in particular this band is one of my favourites: we want more, I would say. What a nice song it was this year, used in a commercial, I believe… So for today, enjoy:

Imagine Dragons- On Top Of The World

NEW!

In the Netherlands, we used to have this jingle in the Top 40 (our hit chart) which said something like “mwap mwap mwap mwam NIEUW!” This single introduced a new single in the chart. (For the ones who are interested, copy and paste this link to hear it: https://soundcloud.com/pkicken/nieuwwww

But okay, I did not write the post to talk about the jingles on the Dutch radio. My goal was to tell you something about my new idea, which introduced on the 17th of October. I said that I would reveal it when I had 100 followers. And for a few days already, I’ve reached the number. So what’s the plan?

You’ll probably know the Rock ‘n Roll Hall Of Fame, which is very famous. I saw the nominees this year, and I thought: what? Are they not yet introduced in the Hall Of Fame?
That was the reason for me to start up a new Hall Of Fame. This Hall Of Fame will include all the artists that I think deserve such a place. I will start with it very soon, with a day which puts in 5 artists!

What are the restrictions?

1. Artists have had hits which are older than 5 years.
2. Artists have been featured in a Song Of The Day.
3. Artists have my personal liking (that’s the thing some artists fail)

Other restrictions may be added along the way.

And of course, your suggestions are welcome as well! If they have not yet been featured in a Song of the Day, please write that down in the reaction as well.

When do I start? Soon, 3 November. (Why that date? Don’t know!)

Song of the day: Oasis- Wonderwall

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A nineties classic today! These two brothers made some amazing records, and after that they didn’t want to work together anymore after they had a fight. End of the band, goodbye good music! Fortunately, we have their old records, and maybe (wishful thinking) they will come back in some years if they have decided they can go on tour again together… For today, the programme is as follows: we listen to one of their biggest hits, namely:

Oasis- Wonderwall

Song of the day: Procul Harum- A Whiter Shade Of Pale

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A golden oldie today! And this is really good. Strangely we don’t hear the name Procol Harum that much anymore… It’s mostly Beatles, Rolling Stones, but this fantastic band is forgotten… So that’s the reason they are in the spotlight today. The first time I heard this song it really made a big impression on me, and after not hearing it for a long time I came across the song on a single. Well, this is the result. An old song from 1967, which is one of the best songs ever made.

Listen to:

Procol Harum- A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Song of the day: Roots Syndicate- Mockin’ Bird Hill

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Yeah! Roots Syndicate. One of those one day flies, to have one hit and never return again.
It’s even that bad that they only exist on a Dutch Wikipedia-page, since they were Dutch. For a commercial of an insurances compagny they made a song, which was not ment to be released…
However, it was that popular that it was released, and in the Netherlands it went to number one.

No idea if it was known in other countries, and if not, then it’s about time to listen to this song. It was released in 1993, so it’s 20 years after the release that it’s song of the day! Really like the summer!

Roots Syndicate- Mockin’ Bird Hill

And for those interested in the commercial, watch it here. The text appearing in the end is the catchfrase of the compagny: translated it’s Just Call Apeldoorn. Apeldoorn is the place where the insurancescompagny is located.

Summer Song of the Day #8: UB40- Red Red Wine

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A band which is one of my favourites is UB40. Their music is relaxed, reggae, and happy. Since summer is here, they can’t miss in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20!
Unfortunately, the song which you have voted for and which is on number 8, Red Red Wine, has been song of the day once before.

So I want to focus on another good song of them. The song which is not in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20 is a single by them from 1990. It was a cover of an older song, but they had a hit with the song.
The song was a big hit all over the world. Of course I’m talking about Kingston Town, the (unofficial) song of the day.

Number 8: UB40- Red Red Wine