Bob Dylan, Robert Zimmerman, Elston Gunnn, Boo Wilbury, The Bard, King of Folk, God of Lyricism, whatever you want to call him, he is one of the greatest things to ever happen to music. A modern blend between a Shakespeare/Beethoven icon; Bob Dylan is not just the King of Folk Rock, he is Folk Rock. His songs consist of complex lyrics that people have spent decades, some their entire lives, on trying to decipher.
There comes a time when you gotta just give in and listen to those depressing songs. There’s something to be said for maintaining a positive outlook, but catharsis is often necessary. Here are the six songs that have been hitting me right in the feels recently.
Ritchie Valens, Godfather of Chicano Rock and one of the greatest vocalists to ever live was a pioneer of classic 1950s music and one hell of a guitarist. His songs are severely underrated but I want to share with you one of my favourite singers in the whole world. As you know, Ritchie Valens was taken from us early—aged only 17-years'-old, he died in the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. He was the youngest to die in the crash.
Elvis Presley, known as The King of Rock and Roll, or simply as "The King," was one of the most influential human beings to ever grace music. Nobody has "not heard" an Elvis Presley song, even if they don't know it's Elvis, they've heard one. There could be many songs to put on this list, but I will share with you the "essentials" to get your Elvis playlist started. Here's a bit of history of Elvis and I...
Now, I love songs from the 1950s and if I were to tell you the truth, I was meant to make this list "100 songs from the 1950s" as that is what it previously said on my handwritten notes. I got a bit carried away and realised that when I reached about 70, I still had so much more to say. I still have so much more to say now and yet, I wanted to keep this article manageable. I may do a "part two" to this playlist, but for no,w I hope you enjoy the first 250 songs that I love that came out between the years 1950 and 1959. This means that people like Bobby Vee, Bob Dylan and some of Joan Baez's music will not be making the list (cries in anger, oh god why). But, you will see some familiar faces I hope and I really do hope with all my heart that you have a lovely time reading my list and listening to my recommended 250 songs.
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This is a list of 20 songs that you can tell your non-K-Pop loving friends to listen to! This list is made up of multiple genres (because yes, even though it's called K-Pop, it's not only pop music) and there are male, female, and mixed groups.
Reggae music and cruises go together like peanut butter and jelly. What's one without the other? Cruising is the most relaxing method of vacation travel. It wouldn't be the same without the sweet sound of reggae music. The laidback, feel-good, uplifting vibes make the day so much better when you're sunbathing out on the pool deck waiting to get to the next port of call. If you've ever been on a cruise vacation, there's a high chance that you've probably heard these songs during your voyage.
The early 2000s have produced some major hits that we will all play for many more years to come. Here is a list of some of my personal favorites from the era. With no exclusion of genres, this may give you a little bit of deja vu.
We are half way through February and there’s been plenty of amazing music that needs to be brought to your attention. Following on from my previous article on new releases which have slipped under the radar, I’ve decided to turn this into a series to help increase up and coming artists exposure and bring their wonderful music to your ears.
With The Walking Dead returning on February 10th, I felt it was appropriate to create a playlist that could put people in the mood to fight some zombies. Ranging from Johnny Cash to Imagine Dragons, epic to somber, these are songs that can strangely make us think of the undead. So, who's ready for the apocalypse?
It's been a good start to the year for new music and some great new talent is emerging. Here are my top five picks for tracks that you need to hear from artists that you may not know.
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