In 1967, Grace Slick wrote a song for the album Surrealistic Pillow. She already wrote the song when she was not yet a member of Jefferson Airplane, but of The Great Society. This band broke up in 1966, Grace Slick joined Jefferson Airplane and brought in two songs: White Rabbit and Somebody To Love. White Rabbit is said to be written whilst hearing the Bolero from Ravell, and there could be something in that statement… Enjoy
Jefferson Airplane- White Rabbit
A band which had a big influence on the music in the nineties and which should not be forgotten! Though their alternative rock is something you either like or dislike, I enjoy most of their work. This song was on their famous album OK Computer, and is made up of an inside-joke from the band (which has to do with the system of reincarnation in the Hindu-belief). It was a hit in the charts, reaching number 8 in the UK and number 14 in the US. It was officially released in 1997, but already in 1996 played live, when Radiohead toured (only for a short time) with Alanis Morissette. The rest is history, and it’s a mystical and somewhat mysterious sort of track, taking you in and making you realise you have listened to it after it has ended. Enjoy
Radiohead- Karma Police
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