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Song of the day: ZZ Top- Sharp Dressed Man

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This would actually be one of the last records in the record stores, since alfabetically they are the very last. Z and then another Z, but that didn’t stop the audience from buying their records. I’m not surprised, actually, because the records are good rock! And they had beards… I like how they looked (strangely enough) and their music, too. That’s one of the reasons they are song of today. The other reason is the great instrumental piece in this song. I LOVE it!

So for today, we’ve got:

ZZ Top- Sharp Dressed Man

Song of the day: Bakermat- Vandaag

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Sometimes you hear a song which grabs you: you know that you find it very good, you want to know more! I had that one, two weeks ago when listening to the radio. I heard a (relatively) new song on the radio, it was the first time I heard it, and I thought: wow! This is it. This is going to be a hit, and I want his album. It stopped there, there was no album… not yet.
So you start googling around: more music by this artist, where does he get his inspiration from, etc, etc, etc.

I found his YouTube-channel, listened to the songs that were on there, and decided to buy his album as soon as it was there.

The strange thing about his music is that it is new, but it is familiar, too. It has to do with the influences. Jazz, blues, Nat King Cole, to mention a few.
Those are the things I know. Those are the things I like. And the saxophones in his songs, I like those, too.

To give him an extra impulse (which he maybe doesn’t need), I give the honour of the song of the day to his song Vandaag. Because it was the first thing I heard of him. And because I hope he will make a lot of good music in future. And that he will make a record on CD, since I don’t download…

Song of the day: Al Martino- Volare

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Wow! What did I find?
Okay. Let me explain: this is one of the vinyl singles in my father’s box with vinyl singles. He recorded it digitally, and I found it in iTunes as song.
And it doesn’t sound that bad, even a bit sunny, discolike, etc.
Summer is definitively coming, I feel it!

Enjoy Al Martino with Volare!

Don’t forget to vote for the Summer Song of the Day Top 20!

Song of the day: Ritchie Valens- La Bamba

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More summer, sunny rock ‘n roll on its way. What a record!
Later this record was covered by Los Lobos, but I prefer this record, since it’s the original.
Really rock ‘n roll, it sounds summer, it’s Ritchie Valens with La Bamba!
Later he died in the big plane crash, which was later known as “the day the music died”. This phrase of course comes from American Pie by Don McLean, who saw the people in the plane as the basement for the music.

Mmm… summer is coming now! And some inspiration for a new list, too…
Maybe tomorrow more about that.

Song of the day: The Beatles- Can’t Buy Me Love

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The song of the day comes from this album. It’s, as you can see yourself, an album by the Beatles.
The picture is from the mono version, I think my father has the stereo version, but that doesn’t matter at all.
A very good album, the title track is, but there are more songs on an album than only the title track.
This one has 13 tracks, for instance.

The song of the day is the seventh song of the first side, so if you have the album, just look it up.
If you don’t have it, there are two options: Buy it in your record store or read further. (Looking it up on the internet doesn’t count)

It’s Can’t Buy Me Love, by the Beatles of course!

 

Song of the day: Peter Schilling- Major Tom (The Major Tom Story)

Hi there,

Today a whole story!

Firstly, you might remember that one record made by David Bowie. A very good record, and it was called Space Oddity. In this song, you hear the story of Major Tom, who is going into space with a rocket, and everything seems to go fine, but then there is no contact anymore between earth and Major Tom. Nobody knows what happened to Major Tom, but probably he died.

However, we actually don’t know who Major Tom really was. In another record of David Bowie, Ashes to Ashes, Major Tom is no longer an austronaut, but he is a junkie.

But there was more: Peter Schilling gave us more information in his record Major Tom. It’s the same story as in David Bowie’s Space Oddity, but at least we hear a final message. And coming back to the song of the day, Major Tom (the German version) is the song of the day, and his message is for you to find out!

Tomorrow another record as song of the day!

Song of the day: Jerry Lee Lewis- Great Balls Of Fire

Hi there,

You might have noticed that all rock ‘n roll songs are short. That’s because the vinyl records were short back then.
And because of that, the song of the day is only 1 minute and 48 seconds!
It’s a quite well known song:

Jerry Lee Lewis with Great Balls Of Fire!

Tomorrow more rock ‘n roll!

Song of the day: Cock Robin- The Promise You Made

Hi there,

If you talk to me about the eighties, there are hundreds of good records which I can name and tell why I like them.
The song of today is also from the eighties, and it’s one of those good records.
However, there’s no special reason why I find this song good.
It’s just a good record, and it would certainly occur in a list of good records from the eighties.

It’s Cock Robin with The Promise You Made.

Talking about promises, there’s something I want to do. In just some more than a month it’s my birthday.
Since I like music very much, but also hitlists, I want to make a hitlist of the songs of the day.
In a few days, I will put on a voting list for this hitlist. I will put it together and the hitlist will be published on my birthday.
Visit this site regularly, and you will find this voting list.

Song of the day: Lionel Richie- Dancing On The Ceiling

Hello there,

Today we will be dancing, but not in the discotheque… in house, yes.
Not on the floor, but on the ceiling…

The song of the day is made in 1986, and the man who made the record is already busy since 1968.

You already know that I’m talking about Lionel Richie with Dancing On The Ceiling.

Tomorrow there is a new song, dancing somewhere else…

Song of the day: Midnight Oil- Beds Are Burning

Hey there,

I’m looking out of my window and guess what? Yes, it’s snowing again.
Although it is snowing, I will not put in a summer song. I really want something more like rock.
And I have found some record which I came across in December last year, but which is really great.

Let me introduce you: Midnight Oil with Beds Are Burning.

The song is a protestsong, and its goal was to give land back to the Pintupi, Aboriginals in Australia who used to travel around in the desert.

Well, with this song, at least I can stand the snow some better. Tomorrow a new song!

Song(s) of the day: Icona Pop- I Love It / Justin Timberlake- Suit & Tie

Hey there,

I’ve got two new songs for you.

The first song is a mix of all kinds of styles, including punk and indierock. Well, I don’t care, I love it. It’s a DJ-duo from Sweden, Icona Pop, and they have made this incredible good record: I Love It.
I absolutely love it!

And after the return of David Bowie last week, another person has returned as well…
Justin Timberlake has released a new single after quite some years! And it really sounds good. His new single is called: Suit & Tie.
By the way, he was helped by Jay-Z.

This are my favourite new records, tomorrow another old favourite and next friday two other new singles!