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Song of the day: Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five- The Message

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In 1982, Sugar Hill Records released a hip hop single with clear social criticism. Melle Mel actually did not want to record the song, since the group was used to making party rap songs, and not to critical songs. Luckily, they decided to record the song. It has been used in many songs as a sample, and even Genesis was influenced by it: the laugh in Mama was inspired by The Message. The song ended on number 8 in the UK chart and number 62 in the US (number 12 in the Hot Dance Club Play). Enjoy

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five- The Message

Song of the day: Phil Collins- I Wish It Would Rain Down

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In 1990, Phil Collins released another single from his album …But Seriously. For the song, he invited Eric Clapton, who had never before played on a Phil Collins record. As Phil Collins said: this is right down your street. The music video contained a lot of humour and references to Cream and Genesis. The song itself peaked at number 1 in Canada, number 3 in the US and number 7 in the UK. Enjoy

Phil Collins- I Wish It Would Rain Down

Song of the day: Genesis- Follow You Follow Me

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In 1978, Genesis was left with three members, causing the album title to be And Then There Were Three. Mike Rutherford wrote this love song in ten minutes, the band jammed a bit and then the song was there. In many ways this was a break through: it was the first Genesis hit in the US and the first written for a female audience, as almost all their fans were men. The song made it to number 7 in the UK and number 23 in the US. Enjoy

Genesis- Follow You Follow Me

Song of the day: Genesis- Jesus He Knows Me

Hello everybody!!!

Here’s another song of the day, with a nice clip!
The song is made by Genesis, a music group which is active since the sixties, and it was active until 2010.
And… wait! In Genesis, there was an artist we already know! Peter Gabriel, from the stopmotion video of Sledgehammer!
That’s nice, isn’t it?

Well, tomorrow.. Oh wait! I forgot the song! The song of the day is Jesus He Knows Me.
It’s one of the later songs of Genesis, from 1992.

Tomorrow a new song, and since the weather is so bad, it’s going to rain!

“Huh?? What does he mean?”
“How am I supposed to know that? He’s so cryptic, I mostly don’t know what song is the song of the day!”