Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Eminem New Music

sing with me, sing for the years
sing for the laughter, sing for the tears,
Sing it with me, just for today, maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away...

Eminem will join a very elite club tomorrow when the new Billboard Hot 100 singles chart is unveiled.
The hip-hop king's new single, "Not Afraid," will be just the 16th to debut at No. 1 on the nearly 52-year old chart.
Released digitally last Monday (May 3) just four days after its radio premiere, "Not Afraid" has had 380 000 digital downloads.

 Black Sabbath

Revolution in their minds - the children start to march
Against the world they have to live in
Oh! the hate that's in their hearts
They're tired of being pushed around
and told just what to do
They'll fight the world until they've won
and love comes flowing through

Ronnie James Dio, solo artist and former vocalist for Black Sabbath, died yesterday following a battle with stomach cancer at the age of 67.

Black Sabbath formed in Birmingham, England in 1966 under the name Polka Tulk Blues Band , and later Earth. Initially a blues-rock band, Earth moved in a darker direction when Geezer Butler, a fan of the black magic novels of Dennis Wheatley, wrote an occult-themed song titled "Black Sabbath" (the song name was apparently inspired by a 1963 Boris Karloff film). When the band found themselves being confused with another local band called Earth, they adopted the song title as their new name. 

Lady Antebellum

You wear your smile like a summer sky
Just shining down on me and you
I swear your heart is a free bird
On a lazy Sunday afternoon

 As predicted, Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" seems set to return to No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, thus earning its fifth non-consecutive week at the top of the tally.

   Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" hits No. 1 next week with less than 60,000, it will mark the lowest-ever sales week at the top of the Billboard 200 since Nielsen SoundScan began powering the chart with its sales data in May of 1991.

  Music Trivia

    Mellow Yellow

"Electrical banana" is referring to a vibrator that was sent through the mail. Donovan originally wrote this as a singalong at parties.
   The 45 version had the lyrics "I'm just mad about 14-year old girls and their just mad about me" as the lyrics. Most stations stopped playing it and the 45 was re-released with "I'm just mad about 14 and she's just mad about me". This little fact has been swept under the rug over the years.

 Stevie Nicks

Nicks started writing this after reading the book Triad by Mary Leader. It is about a woman who believes she is being possessed by the spirit of a woman named Rhiannon. There are themes of mythology and the occult that Nicks used in her song along with the name.
  Rhiannon is the name of a Welsh goddess. According to myth, Rhiannon shuns a God and marries a mortal man. That God then frames her for the murder of her own son, and she is forced to stand at the entrance to a city and tell everyone entering that she killed her child.

 Yorke says this is about being in love with someone, but not feeling good enough. He describes the feeling as, "There's the beautiful people and then there's the rest of us."
Yorke based this on a song called "The Air That I breathe," which was written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood in 1972. After "Creep" was released, Radiohead agreed to share the songwriting royalties, so this is credited to Yorke, Hammond and Hazlewood.

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