This soft, lingering tune discusses the beauty of love and the tragic realities of an affair. Written by Lou Reed and performed by The Velvet Underground, “Pale Blue Eyes” highlights Reed’s quivering vocals and meaningful lyrics. The track was released in 1969 on the album The Velvet Underground. Interestingly, Reed notes in his book Between [...]
We all know about being tired—we’re high school students for crying out loud! Released in 1987 by The Smiths, an English alternative rock band from the 80′s, “Asleep,” as its name might tell you, is a slow, beautiful lullaby calling for sleep. With its relaxing piano, calm voice, and eerie winds, “Asleep” is the perfect [...]
New York has provided many trying moments for all of us, and this song both laments and celebrates the rough nature of the city. Especially as “Nemo” approaches, New York will certainly provide many problems and tests in the coming days. LCD Soundsystem, an indie-punk band formed in 2001, released this tribute to the city [...]
The American new wave band Blondie released “Heart of Glass” in 1978 as a single off their album Parallel Lines. Debbie Harry’s floating, high-ranged vocals carry the bouncy, pop-synth instrumentation of the song. The extremely popular disco sound launched Blondie all the way to US Billboard’s top spot in 1979, and similarly took the number one [...]
Rudimental, a London based quartet, teams up with British singer John Newman on their fast-paced, feel-good single, “Feel the Love.” Spacey, upbeat synthesizers whir over electrifying bass, complementing Newman’s soulful vocals. This song is sure to be replaying in your head over and over again. Enjoy!
Indie rock band Imagine Dragons makes a powerful impact with their recent hit “Radioactive” off their 2011 EP Night Visions. Las-Vegas-based, the group consists of singer Dan Reynolds, Ben McKee, Wayne Sermon, and Dan Platzman. The song features a heavy dubstep backing mixed with gritty and emotional vocals. Enjoy!
Coldplay’s 2011 hit “Princess of China” featuring pop singer Rihanna garnered rave reviews, with its electronic, synth-backed track and playful vocal interchange between frontman Chris Martin and Rihanna. The acoustic version is even more enticing, as the stripped-down sound leaves the listener with Martin and Rihanna’s vocals and a simple guitar accompaniment. Enjoy! Below is [...]
The hugely successful Connie Francis topped American music charts in the 1950′s and 1960′s. Her soulful, jazzy, and rock ‘n roll style is infectious in one of her mot popular hits “Fallin’.” Enjoy!
The indie rock band, The National, brings us our Song of the Day. Lead singer Matt Berninger’s resonant, deep voice carries the song with earnest lyrics and a strong drum accompaniment. Also including fellow members Aaron Berninger, Bryce Dessner, Scott Dessner, and Bryan Devendorf, The National delivers a unique, yet memorable performance. Enjoy!
Vermont-based rock band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, brings us our Song of the Day. Their 2010 hit “Paris (Ooh La La)” features lead singer Potter’s raspy vocals and powerful guitar riffs. Enjoy this old school-influenced rock ‘n roll track!