Archive for category Music Video Monday
Deep Blue Something… They are best known for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” but the album it’s from (their 2nd, actually, which I don’t think I knew until putting this together), Home, has several other tracks that still hold up for me, twenty-some years after the album’s release.
This one is not only the next track on the album after BaT, but it’s also the only other charting single (such as it was… #102).
I’ve mentioned my affinity for The Fratellis’ music before. (In fact, almost a year after their last album dropped, I’m still playing it all day on repeat while at work.)
This track is off of their first album.
This was the lead single from their Results May Vary album. Despite the less than stellar reviews, I actually liked the album – specifically because of the reasons critics seemed not to. I’ve always seen the album as an attempt to try different things, musically…as an artistic growth album, you might say. A decade on, I’m most likely to still actually listen to this one all the way through.
I will admit that it did take a little bit for this Dave Matthews Band track to grow on me when I first heard it (like, 5-6 listens as I picked at the lyrics). It’s actually one I did not know there was a video for at the time, but find on odd (read “good”) resonance with the visuals to coincide with today’s holiday here in the states.
We should be a collective, inclusive country… that’s part of of what’s etched on the the big green lady’s tablet off the coast of NYC. If more people would remember that, then we’ll be able to “Stay American, Baby.”
Blondie had come and gone by the time I was discovering music as a kid. Sure, there may have been some radio singles that I might have heard, but I have no clear memory of being exposed to their music when I was growing up. I’ve heard it since, of course (even if it’s generally just been the big singles).
I have been known, when receiving texts that read “call me” from close friends, to say, “Hello, Blondie” when I’ve called them back.
Billy Joel is an institution: sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, with 33 Top 40 hits in the US, all of which he wrote himself. Let me say that again: he wrote them himself, essentially over a 20-year career*. And it all started with this one.
* 1973-93, with Columbia Records. While, technically, his first album was released in 1971 by a small label, it tanked. But it paved the way for his getting signed by Columbia, which is where he spent the rest of his “pop” career.
David Gray‘s first major US single, from his 4th album White Ladder (originally released in the UK, but re-released in the US on a label founded by Dave Matthews). It’s a bit on the mellower side, but still regularly lands on playlists.