Wednesday, 22 January 2020
"Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)" is a 1996 song by American rock musician John Mellencamp. It was released as the first single from his 14th studio album, Mr. Happy Go Lucky, and peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it his final top-forty hit in the US. It also peaked at number four on the Billboard Adult Top 40 and number 10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. In Australia and New Zealand, the song became Mellencamp's final hit in both countries, reaching number 21 in Australia and number 35 in New Zealand. In Canada, it gave Mellencamp his fourth number-one single on the RPM Top Singles chart, staying at number one for five weeks, and his success would continue in Canada for a few more years. The song's music video features American actor Matthew McConaughey.
Mellencamp told Sirius radio in 2008 that "Key West Intermezzo" was co-writer George Green’s take on The Great Gatsby. "The big, long yellow car gave it away," Mellencamp said.
01 Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First) (Edit)
02 Wild Night (Live)
03 What If I Came Knocking (Live)
04 Small Town (Acoustic Version)
"Pressure Off" (featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers) a single track single by Duran Duran didn't do much on the charts managed #72 in Belgium and #59 in Italy.
01 - Pressure Off (feat. Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers)
Thursday, 16 January 2020
"Big Mistake" is a pop rock song performed by Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia. It was written by Imbruglia and Mark Goldenberg for Imbruglia's debut album Left of the Middle (1997). The song was released as the album's second single in March 1998. Although less successful than "Torn", "Big Mistake" still proved to be a hit in certain territories, reaching number two in Iceland and the United Kingdom, number five in Spain and number six in Australia. It was not released in the United States or Canada.
01 Big Mistake
02 Torn (Acoustic MTV Unplugged)
03 Something Better
04 Tomorrow Morning
On 31 May 1998 Australian-born singer-songwriter, Natalie Imbruglia, released "Wishing I Was There" as the third single from her debut album, Left of the Middle. Prior to this song's release, Imbruglia's first two singles, "Torn" and "Big Mistake" were major chart hits during late 1997 and early 1998. "Wishing I Was There" followed, but was less successful than her first two singles, reaching number 19 on the UK Singles Chart, number 24 in Australia, and number 40 in New Zealand. In Canada, however, the song reached number five on the RPM Top Singles chart in September 1998, becoming her second hit there after "Torn", which spent 12 weeks at number one between April and July.
In the United States, the song was not allowed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 due to rules in place at the time, but reached a peak of number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart, where "Torn" had stayed at number one for 11 weeks. It also peaked at number 13 on the Adult Top 40 chart and number 15 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. Elsewhere, the song charted in Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, but did not reach the top 50 in any of those countries. It did, however, make it to number 27 in Italy.
01 Wishing I Was There
03 Big Mistake (MTV Live Version)
04 Wishing I Was There (Transister Remix)
"That Day" is a song by Natalie Imbruglia, released as the first single from her second album White Lilies Island. In Australia, the song reached number 10, while in the United Kingdom, it peaked at number 11. The song also charted well in Italy, peaking at number 14, and in Sweden, where it reached number 34. "That Day" wasn't released in the United States, where "Wrong Impression" was the first and only single from the album.
01 That Day
02 Shikaiya (For Billy)
03 Just Another Day
The physical single of Imbruglia's version of the song has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, including more than 1 million copies in the UK alone. In the UK, it is the 85th biggest selling single of all time. The track peaked at number two for three weeks, being held off the top spot by Aqua's "Barbie Girl". On 24 September 2007, Natalie Imbruglia's version of the song re-entered the UK Singles Chart at number 70, on the strength of digital sales after her greatest hits album was released. In the Flanders region of Belgium, the single peaked at a number one for 7 consecutive weeks and charted for 22 weeks. On the all-time Ultratop charts, it maintains a position of number 107.
As of 2011, "Torn" holds the record for most played song on Australian radio since 1990, played more than 300,500 times since its 1997 release, an average of 75 times a day, based on data compiled by the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA).
In the United States, the song peaked at number one on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 11 consecutive weeks. However, as a result of rules preventing tracks which had not been released as physical singles from charting on the Billboard Hot 100, the song did not chart there during its peak of popularity in the United States. When the song was declining in popularity, the rules changed to allow airplay-only songs onto the chart, and the song charted for 2 weeks, peaking at number 42. It was a massive success in neighbouring Canada, where it peaked at number one on the RPM Top Singles chart for 12 nonconsecutive weeks, from 13 April to 8 June and 22 June to 6 July 1998. It was the most successful single of 1998 there.
In 2013, "Torn" was declared the No. 1 Best Pop Song on a top 10 list, part of a larger collection of songs by Q magazine in their special edition 1001 Best Songs Ever issue. Billboard ranked "Torn" the No. 26 Biggest Pop Song based only on pop radio charts compiled between 1992 and 2012. "Torn" remained the 19th most played song in the UK from 2001 to 2010. In 2005, "Torn" was listed at No. 383 on Blender magazine's list of "500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born"
03 Frightened Child
In 1997, Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia, working with Thornalley, covered the song for her debut studio album Left of the Middle (1997). Imbruglia's version was recorded in Kilburn, London with David Munday (lead guitar), Phil Thornalley (bass, rhythm guitars), Chuck Sabo (drums), Henry Binns, Sam Hardaker (Zero 7) (drum programming) and Katrina Leskanich (background vocals). It was mixed by Nigel Godrich. Released as a single, Imbruglia's version became a worldwide hit.
For the track, Imbruglia received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, losing to Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On". The music video for "Torn" features British actor Jeremy Sheffield.
02 Diving in the Deep End
Friday, 3 January 2020
No Talking, Just Head is an album released in 1996 by The Heads, a band composed of Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads, joined by a variety of guest singers. Shaun Rider of the lead singer of the Happy Mondays Joined them on the second single "Don't Take My Kindness for Weakness".
01 Don't Take My Kindness For Weakness (Album Version)
02 Don't Take My Kindness For Weakness (Lunatic Calm Remix)
03 Don't Take My Kindness For Weakness (Roni Size Mix)
04 Don't Take My Kindness For Weakness (Farley And Heller Fire Island Mix)
"Words" is a song by Australian singer Kate Miller-Heidke, released on 26 May 2007 as the lead single from Miller-Heike's debut studio album Little Eve. The song peaked at number 43 on the ARIA Charts.
01 Words (Radio Mix)
02 Words (Album Mix)
03 We're Gonna Need Love
Paul Norton has been a professional musician for over 30 years – from his 1980’s hit band The Runners, to a successful solo career, to writer, producer and musical director.
Paul has worked with Wendy & The Rockets, Steve Hoy and the Hoy Boys, Hillbilly Moon, and with these and his own bands has toured extensively. Thanks to Sunny
01 Lil' Red Riding Hood
02 Nothin' She Can't Do
Weather with You" is a song by rock band Crowded House. It was the third and most successful single released from the group's third studio album Woodface (1991), reaching top 50 in ten countries, including the United Kingdom, where it reached number seven. The song was intended to be part of the Finn Brothers' unreleased 1990 debut, but after Capitol Records found the recordings, they were merged with a Crowded House session to become Woodface. At the APRA Music Awards of 1994, the song won Most Performed Australian Work Overseas. Thanks to Sunny.
01 Weather With You (Single Edit)
02 Mr Tambourine Man
03 Eight Miles High
04 So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
01 Weather With You
02 Fall At Your Feet
03 When You Come
04 Walking On On The Spot
"Photograph" is a song recorded by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released in August 2005 as the first single from their fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons. The song made multiple US and UK top 10 charts, reaching number-one in several of them.
01 Photograph (Album Version)
02 Photograph (Edit)
03 We Will Rock You
My Friend the Chocolate Cake are an Australian chamber pop group formed in 1989 by mainstays, David Bridie on vocals and keyboards and Helen Mountfort on cello and backing vocals (both ex-not drowning, waving). They have released seven studio albums with two reaching the ARIA Albums Chart top 50, Brood (1994) and Good Luck (1997). The band has twice won the ARIA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album category: for Brood in 1995 and Good Luck in 1997.
Thanks to AussieRock
01 Throwing it Away
02 Chinese Envoy
03 The Romp
04 The Gossip
05 Turkish Story
Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Smoking Gun is a 1986 song by Robert Cray. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart and No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, Cray was nominated for the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards for Best New Artist in a Video for this song.
01 Smoking Gun
02 More Than I Can Stand
04 Divided Heart
Robert Derwent Garth Forster (born 29 June 1957) is an Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist and music critic. In December 1977 he co-founded an indie rock group, The Go-Betweens, with fellow musician, Grant McLennan. In 1980 Lindy Morrison joined the group on drums and backing vocals. In December 1989, after recording six albums, The Go-Betweens disbanded.Forster began his solo music career from 1990.
02 Falling Star
03 Brookfield 1975
04 Lonely Boy
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Hey You. Yes You. is the fourth album by Australian musician Ben Lee, released in 2002. The single, "Something Borrowed, Something Blue", was voted #22 in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2002.
01 Something Borrowed, Something Blue
02 Mistakes (In The Key Of Orange)
03 Confide In Me
04 Sandpaperback (Live At The Wireless)
05 I Am A Sunflower (Live At The Wireless)
Sunday, 10 November 2019
Two of Australia’s favourite voices have combined to embark on a national tour, and have released a CD as well to celebrate a very special partnership being born.
Peter Cupples, and his celebrated soul band from the 70’s Stylus, have combined their talents with one of New Zealands most popular exports, Margaret Urlich, to put together a series of live shows. The highlight of the evening was the two duets performed by Peter and Margaret together. These songs appear on the CD which has been released in conjunction with the tour. Thanks to Smackster.
01 Too Much Too Little Too late
02 Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
"The World Tonight" is a song by Paul McCartney and is the second track on his 1997 album Flaming Pie. The first, and only, single from Flaming Pie that was released in the US, on 17 April 1997 peaking at #64 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #23 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.And in July as the second single from that album in the UK, peaking at #23 in the UK Singles Chart.
01 The World Tonight
02 Used To Be Bad
03 Oobu Joobu - part 3
01 The World Tonight
02 Really Love You
03 Oobu Joobu - part 4
Robert Derwent Garth Forster (born 29 June 1957) is an Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist and music critic. In December 1977 he co-founded an indie rock group, The Go-Betweens, with fellow musician, Grant McLennan. In December 1989, after recording six albums, The Go-Betweens disbanded. Forster began his solo music career from 1990. Thanks to Tarago
02 Falling Star
03 Brookfield 1975
04 Lonely Boy
Nils Hilmer Lofgren born on June 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois.
Is an American rock musician, recording artist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Along with his work as a solo artist, he has been a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band since 1984, a member of Crazy Horse (1970–1971; 1973; 2018–present), and founder/frontman of the band Grin. Lofgren was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the E Street Band in 2014.
Walkin' Nerve taken from the album Silver Lining, Keith Don't Go (Live) Previously unreleased live version recorded May 1990, The Birchmere, Alexandria,VA.
01 Walkin' Nerve
02 Keith Don't Go (Previously Unreleased Live)