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Best Party Songs of all time

Posted on September 27, 2013 by Comments are off

Best Party Songs of all time


Dexy’s Midnight Runners – “Come On Eileen” (1983)

Lesley Gore – “It’s My Party” (1963)

Kool & the Gang – “Celebration” (1980)

Black Eyed Peas – “Let’s Get It Started” (2004)

Usher – “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” (2010)

Commodores – “Brick House” (1977)

Miley Cyrus – “Party In the U.S.A.” (2009)

Rednex – “Cotton Eye Joe” (1995)

Kenny Loggins – “Footloose” (1984)

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band – “Old Time Rock and Roll” (1983)

Bay City Rollers – “Saturday Night” (1975)

Jay Sean – “Down” featuring Lil Wayne (2009)

Cyndi Lauper – “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” (1983)

Pitbull – “Hotel Room Service” (2009)

Blackstreet – “No Diggity” (1996)

Lionel Richie – “All Night Long (All Night)” (1983)

John Travolta – “Greased Lightnin'” (1978)

Wild Cherry – “Play That Funky Music” (1976)

Lady Gaga – “Telephone” featuring Beyonce (2010)

Bryan Adams – “Summer Of ’69” (1985)

Kid Rock – “All Summer Long” (2008)

Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby” (1990)

Sisqo – “Thong Song” (2000)

Doobie Brothers – “Long Train Runnin'” (1973)

he Trammps – “Disco Inferno” (1977)

Digital Underground – “The Humpty Dance” (1990)

Reel 2 Real – “I Like To Move It” featuring the Mad Stuntman (1994)

Sir Mix-A-Lot – “Baby Got Back” (1992)

Rick Springfield – “Jessie’s Girl” (1981)

Danny and the Juniors – “At the Hop” (1957)

De La Soul – “Me, Myself and I” (1989)

Earth, Wind & Fire – “Boogie Wonderland” with the Emotions (1979)

Destiny’s Child – “Jumpin’ Jumpin” (2000)

David Guetta – “Sexy Chick” featuring Akon (2009)

Rihanna – “Don’t Stop the Music” (2007)

House Of Pain – “Jump Around” (1992)

Jay-Z – “Can I Get A…” featuring Amil of Major Coinz and Ja (1998)

Garth Brooks – “Friends In Low Places” (1990)

Marcia Griffiths – “Electric Boogie” (1989)

Ce Ce Peniston – “Finally” (1991)

Shop Boyz – “Party Like a Rockstar” (2007)

Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” (1985)

Jennifer Lopez – “On the Floor” featuring Pitbull (2011)

Elvis Presley – “Jailhouse Rock” (1957)

KC and the Sunshine Band – “Get Down Tonight” (1975)

Bee Gees – “Stayin’ Alive” (1977)

Rose Royce – “Car Wash” (1976)

C&C Music Factory – “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” (1990)

Billy Idol – “Dancing With Myself” (1981)

Flo Rida featuring T-Pain – “Low” (2007)

Violent Femmes – “Blister In the Sun” (1983)

Tone Loc – “Wild Thing” (1988)

Miami Sound Machine – “Conga” (1985)

Ciara – “1,2 Step” (2004)

Lipps, Inc. – “Funkytown” (1980)

Alicia Bridges – “I Love the Nightlife (Disco Round)” (1978)

Van Morrison – “Brown Eyed Girl” (1967)

The Champs – “Tequila” (1958)

David Bowie – “Let’s Dance” (1983)

Big and Rich – “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” (2004)

Los Del Rio – “Macarena” (1995)

Nelly – “Ride Wit Me” featuring City Spud (2001)

Chic – “Le Freak” (1978)

Brooks and Dunn – “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” (1992)

UB40 – “Red Red Wine” (1988)

Sly and the Family Stone – “Dance To the Music” (1968)

The Troggs – “Wild Thing” (1966)

The Surfaris – “Wipe Out” (1963)

OutKast – “Hey Ya!” (2003)

Village People – “YMCA” (1978)

Tommy James and the Shondells – “Mony Mony” (1968)

Deee-Lite – “Groove Is In the Heart” (1990)

Ke$ha – “Tik Tok” (2009)

Daddy Yankee – “Rompe” (2005)

Tag Team – “Whoomp! (There It Is)” (1993)

Lady Gaga featuring Colby O’Donis – “Just Dance” (2008)

Nelly – “Hot In Here”

Quad City DJs – “C’mon Ride It (The Train)” (1996)

Timbaland – “The Way I Are” featuring Keri Hilson (2007)

Prince – “1999” (1983)

R. Kelly – “Ignition (Remix)” (2002)

Usher – “Yeah” featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris (2004)

Blondie – “Heart Of Glass” (1979)

Rick James – “Super Freak” (1981)

Beastie Boys – “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” (1987)

DJ Casper – “Cha Cha Slide” (2000)

Def Leppard – “Pour Some Sugar On Me” (1988)

Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy” (1991)

Shakira – “Hips Don’t Lie” featuring Wyclef Jean (2006)

The Kingsmen – “Louie Louie” (1963)

Neil Diamond – “Sweet Caroline” (1969)

B-52’s – “Love Shack” (1989)

Mary J. Blige – “Family Affair” (2001)

AC/DC – “You Shook Me All Night Long” (1980)

Pink – “Get the Party Started” (2001)

Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling” (2009)

Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” featuring T.I. and Pharrell  (2013)

Avicii – “Wake Me Up” (2013)

Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop” (2013)

Lana Del Rey – “Summertime Sadness” Remix (2013)

Finatticz – “Don’t Drop That Thun Thun” (2013)

Krewella – “Live For the Night”  (2013)

Ellie Goulding – “Burn” (2013)

Sage the Gemini – “Red Nose”

Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams (2013)

Selena Gomez – “Slow Down” (2013)

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – “Summer Nights” (1978)

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – “Summertime” (1991)

Lovin’ Spoonful – “Summer In the City” (1966)

Beach Boys – “Surfin’ USA” (1963)

Bananarama – “Cruel Summer” (1984)

Cars – “Magic” (1984)

Eddie Cochran – “Summertime Blues” (1958)

Go-Go’s – “Vacation” (1982)

Seals and Crofts – “Summer Breeze” (1972)

Turtles – “Happy Together” (1967)

Katrina and the Waves – “Walking On Sunshine” (1985)

Hanson – “MmmBop” (1997)

The Monkees – “I’m a Believer” (1966)

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Video game music

Posted on September 26, 2013 by Comments are off

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Video game music refers to the soundtrack or background music accompanying video games. Originally limited to simple melodies by early sound synthesizer technology, video game music has grown to include the same breadth and complexity associated with television and movie soundtracks. While simple synthesizer pieces are still common, game music now can include full orchestral pieces and licensed popular music. Video games can now also generate or alter their soundtrack based on the player’s current actions or situation, such as indicating missed actions in rhythm games.

Video game scores surely have to be the most under-appreciated form of music.

The 1980’s video game market became dominated by Nintendo, originally developers of classic arcade games and now focusing their talents on family entertainment systems. The first Nintendo console was a huge success in the mid-eighties and marked a turning point in the history of video games. Due to the immense popularity of Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong, developers were now ready to push the envelope even further than before. Among the numerous increases in graphical and processing power, a unique form of electronic music was born out of the old experimental sound bites of the arcade generation and the newer mufti-channel capacities and frequency techniques. Composition was now starting to play an important role in the process, with early technophiles busy transforming the bleeps and blurps of the Pacman era into something quite exquisite.

Near the late eighties, another giant of the video game music emerged: Nobuo Uematsu, considered by many to be the most talented composer ever to surface in the video game industry. His work for the Final Fantasy universe – starting as early as 1987 – introduced fluttering melodies and rich harmonies that seemed to almost transcend the simple electronic bleeps of the era. In fact, one cannot avoid calling his early work “genius”, especially considering the limitations of the electronic medium in which he was operating.

Composer Masato Nakamura build atop the success of Kondo’s music for Mario, with more of a funk-based approach this time around. Not only did the main Sonic title become as popular as that of its older brother, but Nakamura’s individual music tracks for each level were hugely enjoyable. To this day, everybody immediately recognizes tracks such as the one played over the “Green Hill Zone” stage of the game.

In 1991, the adventure game Myst sparked two revolutions simultaneously: one was the masterful craft and feeling of its game-play, and the other was that it featured the first computer game music to be given an award (although people would have to wait nearly 7 years before it was put onto CD). The work was composed with synthesizers by Robyn Miller (who later went on to score Myst: Riven in 1998) and great emphasis was put on ambiance rather than dramatic composition to further highlight the contemplative quality of the game-play.

playing a computer game Computer MIDI sound was used with great creativity throughout the nineties, first and foremost by Robert Prince with his score to the 1993 cult first-person-shooter Doom. Its explosive mix of hard rock and ghostly synthesizers contributed immensity to the grisly and oppressive atmosphere of the game.

The late nineties and early 2000’s were the golden age of video game music. Heart of Darkness marked another change in game music history, being the first game ever to contain original music scored by an actual orchestra. The game itself was released in 1998

To this day, video game music is both growing in popularity and in quality

Game Composers

Koji Kondo – many Super Mario Brothers and The Legend of Zelda series
Nobuo Uematsu – Final Fantasy series
Masato Nakamura – the early Sonic The Hedgehog games
Jesper Kyd – Hitman Contracts, Freedom Fighters, Assassin’s Creed
Robyn Miller – Myst, Myst: Riven
Martin O’Donnell – Myth, Myth II, Oni, and the Halo Series (first games job was sound design for Riven)
Jack Wall – Myst III: Exile, Myst IV: Revelation, Mass Effect 1 & 2, Jade Empire and Rise of the Kasai
Robert Prince – Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, Spear of Destiny, Commander Keen, Duke Nukem 3D, Axis & Allies
Bruce Broughton – Heart of Darkness
Mark Morgan – Fallout series, Planescape: Torment, Zork series, Dark Seed 2, Descent 2
Michael Hoenig – Baldur’s Gate series
Jerry Martin – SimCity 3000 and SimCity 4 titles
Jason Graves – various Dead Space, Star Trek and Transformers titles
Patrick O’Hearn – Crying Freeman
Christopher Tin – Civilization IV (and his award-winning album “Calling All Dawns” including “Baba Yetu”)
Neal Acree – World of Warcraft series, Starcraft series, with “World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria” nominated in the Annual Games Music Awards 2012
Jeremy Soule – Total Annihilation, Elder Scrolls titles: Morrowind and Oblivion
Amon Tobin – Splinter Cell: Choas Theory
Inon Zur – Prince of Persia series, various Star Trek and Baldur’s Gate titles, Crysis, Dragon Age: Origins
James Hannigan – Reign of Fire, Command & Conquer titles, a range of Harry Potter and Football Manager titles
Rod Abernethy – The Hobbit, various Star Trek titles, Marvel Universe, Dead Head Fred, Rise of the Kasai
Michael Giacchino – Medal of Honor series, Call of Duty titles, film and game versions of The Incredibles, and film and game versions of Star Trek
Bill Brown – many titles in the Command and Conquer, Wolfenstein, and Ghost Recon series, and many more e.g. “CSI: NY” video game to tie-in with his work on the TV series
Harry Gregson-Williams – Metal Gear Solid series and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Joel McNeely – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Howard Shore – Soul of the Ultimate Nation (or S.U.N.)
Michael Nyman – Enemy Zero
Jeff Rona – one of several composers on “God of War 3″ (the others were Gerard Marino, Ron Fish, Cris Velasco and Mike Reagan)
Joe Hisaishi – Ni No Kuni Shikkoku No Madoush (second country)
Hans Zimmer – themes for Crysis 2 (music by Borislav Slavov, Tilman Sillescu, Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe)

Greatest Video Game Soundtracks

Final Fantasy VII – (1997, Nobuo Uematsu)
Super Mario Brothers – (1985, Koji Kondo)
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – (1997, Michiru Yamane)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – (1998, Koji Kondo)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – (1992, Masato Nakamura)
Super Mario Brothers 3 – (1988, Koji Kondo)
Wing Commander – (1990, George “The Fat Man” Sanger)
DOOM -(1993, Bobby Prince)
Deus Ex – (2000, Alexander Brandon, Dan Gardopee, Michiel van den Bos & Reeves Gabrels)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 – (1994, MJ, Howard Drossin, Brad Buxer, Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace, Doug Grigsby III & Scirocco)
Outlaws – (1997, Clint Bajaikan)
Sonic the Hedgehog – (1991, Masato Nakamura)
Chrono Cross – (2000, Yasunori Mitsuda)
Mega Man 2 – (1989, Ogeretsu Kun, Manami Ietel & Yuukichan’s Papa)
Grim Fandango – (1998, Peter McConnell)
Final Fantasy VIII – (1999, Nobuo Uemetsu)
Chrono Trigger – (1995, Yasunori Mitsuda & Nobuo Uematsu)
Phantasy Star II – (1989, Tokuhiko Uwabo)
Kirby s Adventure – (1993, Hirokazu Ando & Jun Ishikawa)
Super Metroid – (1994, Kenji Yamamoto & Minako Hamano)
Metal Gear Solid – (1998, KCE Japan Sound Team, TAPPY, Aoife Ní Fhearraigh & Rika Muranaka)
Super Mario World – (1991, Koji Kondo)
Contra – (1988, H. Maezawa &K. Sada)
Resident Evil 2 – (1998, Masami Ueda)
Final Fantasy IX – (2000, Nobuo Uemetsu)
Silent Hill 2 – (2001, Akira Yamaoka)
Ecco the Dolphin – (1992, Magyari András, Spencer N. Nilsen & Brian Coburn)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty – (2001, Harry Gregson-Williams)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past – (1991, Koji Kondo)
Zombies Ate My Neighbors – (1993, George “The Fat Man” Sanger & Joe McDermott)
Wild ARMs – (1996, Michiko Naruke)
Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts – (1988, Tamayo Kawamoto & Tim Follin)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert – (1996, Frank Klepacki)
Halo: Combat Evolved – (2001, Martin O’Donnell)
Silent Hill – (1999, Akira Yamaoka)
Headhunter: Redemption – (2003, Richard Jacques)
Homeworld – (1999, Paul Ruskay & Yes)
Tales of Symphonia – (2003, Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura & Takeshi Arai)
Duke Nukem 3D – (1996, Bobby Prince & Lee Jackson)
Katamari Damacy – (2004, Yu Miyake & Charlie Kosei)
MechWarrior 2 – (1995, Gregory Alper & Jeehun Hwang)
Final Fantasy Tactics – (1998, Masaharu Iwata & Hitoshi Sakimoto)
Legend of Legaia – (1998, Michiru Oshima)
Civilization II – (1996, Jeff Briggs)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – (2000, Koji Kondo)
Resident Evil – (1996, Masami Ueda, Makoto Tomozawa & Akari Kaida)
Ico – (2001, Michiru Oshima)
Grandia II – (2000, Noriyuki Iwadare)
Wolfenstein 3D – (1992, Bobby Prince)
Xenogears – (1998, Yasunori Mitsuda)
Total Annihilation – (1997, Jeremy Soule)
God of War – (2005, Gerard Marino, Mike Reagan, Winifred Phillips, Ron Fish & Cris Velasco)
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger – (1994, George Oldziey)
Skies of Arcadia – (2000, Yutaka Minobe & Takayuki Maeda)
Shenmue – (2000, Yuzo Koshiro)
Shadow of the Colossus – (2005, Kow Otani)
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 – (1998, Alexander Brandon)
Baldur’s Gate – (1998, John Winski)
The Neverhood – (1996, Terry Scott Taylor)
Interstate 76 – (1997, Arion Salazar)
Mega Man Legends – (1997, Makoto Tomozawa)
DOOM II: Hell on Earth – (1994, Bobby Prince)
ToeJam & Earl – (1991, John Baker & Mark Miller)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – (2004, Harry Gregson-Williams & Norihiko Hibino)
Lufia & the Fortress of Doom – (1993, Yasunori Shiono, Aki Zaitsu & Naomi Kuroda)
Final Fantasy IV – (1991, Nobuo Uematsu)
Command & Conquer – (1995, Frank Klepacki)
Outcast – (1999, Gil Damoiseaux)
Diablo – (1996, Matt Uelman)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six – (1998, Steve Rockett)
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings – (1999, David Rippy & Stephen Rippy)
Rayman 2: The Great Escape – (1999, Eric Chevalier)
Final Fantasy VI – (1994, Nobuo Uematsu)
F-Zero – (1990, Yumiko Kanki & Naoto Ishida)
HeXen – (1995, Kevin Schilder)
Star Control 2 – (1992, Aaron Grier, Erol Otus, Eric E. Berge, Riku Nuottajärvi & Dan Nicholson)
Tomb Raider – (1996, Nathan McCree)
Crusader: No Remorse – (1995, Dan Grandpre & Andrew Sega)
Rise of the Triad: Dark War – (1994, Bobby Prince)
Half-Life – (1998, Kelly Bailey)
Arcus Odyssey – (1991, Motoi Sakuraba)
Fallout – (1997, Mark Morgan)
Heavy Gear – (1997, Jeehun Hwang)
Bubble Bobble – (1986, David Whittaker)
Castlevania – (1986, Kinuyo Yamashita)
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin – (2002, Jesper Kyd)
Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis – (2001, Ondrej Matejka)
Max Payne – (2001, Kärtsy Hatakka & Kimmo Kajasto)
Blast Corps – (1997, Graeme Norgate)
Thief: The Dark Project – (1998, Eric Brosius)
Herzog Zwei – (1989, Naosuke Arai & Tomomi Ohtani)
Syphon Filter – (1999, Chuck Doud)
Space Harrier – (1985, Jas C. Brooke & Mark Cooksey)
Ninja Gaiden – (1988, More Yamasan, B. Hasake & Miyazaki)
Commander Keen in Goodbye Galaxy! – (1991, Bobby Prince)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – (2006, Jeremy Soule)
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans – (1994, Gregory Alper, Rick Jackson, Chris Palmer & Glenn Stafford)
Battletoads – (1991, ?)
Mega Man X – (1993, Setsuo Yamamoto, Makoto Tomozawa, Yuko Takehara, & Toshihiko Horiyama)
Blaster Master – (1988, Naoki Kodaka & Marumo)



Most memorable video game music

Sonic the Hedgehog – Sonic 1 Opening Title Theme
World of Warcraft – Before BC Login Title Theme
Mortal Kombat – The Album
Mega Man – Mega Man 3 Opening Theme
Castlevania – Super Castlevania Theme of Simon Belmont (Bloody Tears)
Street Fighter II – Arcade Music Opening Title
Final Fantasy – Victory Theme
Tetris – “Type A” music in the original Game Boy version
Mario – Super Mario Theme
Zelda – The Legend of Zelda Theme

Halloween 2013 Song Suggestions

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Comments are off

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Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition.

The American Halloween tradition of “trick-or-treating” probably dates back to the early All Souls’ Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for their promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives. The distribution of soul cakes was encouraged by the church as a way to replace the ancient practice of leaving food and wine for roaming spirits. The practice, which was referred to as “going a-souling” was eventually taken up by children who would visit the houses in their neighborhood and be given ale, food, and money.

The tradition of dressing in costume for Halloween has both European and Celtic roots. Hundreds of years ago, winter was an uncertain and frightening time. Food supplies often ran low and, for the many people afraid of the dark, the short days of winter were full of constant worry. On Halloween, when it was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly world, people thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes. To avoid being recognized by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits. On Halloween, to keep ghosts away from their houses, people would place bowls of food outside their homes to appease the ghosts and prevent them from attempting to enter.

Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition. It began as a Celtic end-of-summer festival during which people felt especially close to deceased relatives and friends. For these friendly spirits, they set places at the dinner table, left treats on doorsteps and along the side of the road and lit candles to help loved ones find their way back to the spirit world. Today’s Halloween ghosts are often depicted as more fearsome and malevolent, and our customs and superstitions are scarier too. We avoid crossing paths with black cats, afraid that they might bring us bad luck.



Halloween 2013 Song Suggestions

  • A Nightmare on My Street” – D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
  • alloween” – The Misfits
  • Angie Baby – Helen Reddy
  • Attack of the Ghost Riders – Raveonettes
  • Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Bark at the Moon – Ozzy Osbourne
  • Bat Out of Hell – Meatloaf
  • Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
  • Black Magic Woman – Santana
  • Burning Down the House – Talking Heads
  • Creatures of the Night – KISS
  • Dark Lady – Cher
  • Day of the Dead – Misfits
  • Dead & Bloated – Stone Temple Pilot
  • Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
  • Devil in Disguise – Elvis Presley
  • Devil Town” – Daniel Johnston
  • Devil Woman – Marty Robbins
  • Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead – The Fifth Estate
  • Disturbia – Rihanna
  • Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
  • Down in the Park” – Gary Numan
  • Dragula – Rob Zombie
  • Enter Sandman” – Metallica
  • Every Day Is Halloween – Ministry
  • Fear of the Dark – Iron Maiden
  • Frankenstein – The Edgar Winter Group
  • Freaks Come Out at Night – Whodini
  • Ghost Riders in the Sky – Johnny Cash
  • Ghost Town” – The Specials
  • Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Jr
  • Ghouls Night Out – The Misfits
  • Goo Goo Muck” – The Cramps
  • Grim Grinning Ghosts – Bare Naked Ladies
  • Halloween – Dropkick Murphys
  • Halloween -Dead Kennedys
  • Haunted House of Rock – Whodini
  • Hell’s Bells – AC/DC
  • Highway to Hell” – AC/DC
  • I Put a Spell on You – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • I Put a Spell on You -Nina Simone, “
  • I Put a Spell on You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  • I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
  • I’m Your Boogie Man” – KC & the Sunshine Band
  • Jump in the Line – Harry Belafonte
  • Let the Bodies Hit the Floor – Drowning Pool
  • Living Dead Girl – by Rob Zombie
  • Monster Mash” – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
  • My Body’s a Zombie for You – Dead Man’s Bones
  • Nightmare – Artie Shaw
  • Paint It Black – Rolling Stones
  • People Are Strange – The Doors
  • People Are Strange” – Echo & the Bunnymen
  • Pet Sematary – The Ramones
  • Please Mr. Gravedigger – David Bowie
  • Prince of Darkness – Alice Cooper
  • Psycho Killer” – Talking Heads
  • Raise the Dead – Bathory
  • Red Right Hand” – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • Runnin’ With the Devil – Van Halen
  • Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites – Skrillex
  • Scary Monsters and Super Creeps – David Bowie
  • Season of the Witch – Donovan
  • Somebody’s Watching Me” – Rockwell
  • Spooky – Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • Strange Brew – Cream
  • Superstition” – Stevie Wonder
  • Sympathy for the Devil – Guns ‘n Roses
  • The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
  • The Future” – Leonard Cohen
  • The Legend of Wooley Swamp – Charlie Daniels Band
  • The Number of the Beast – Iron Maiden
  • The Tell – Tale Heart – The Alan Parsons Project
  • The theme from the movie “Halloween”
  • The theme from the movie “Psycho
  • The Vampire Song – Bloodletting – by Concrete Blonde
  • The X-Files theme
  • This Is Halloween – From “The Nightmare Before Christmas” soundtrack
  • Thriller – Michael Jackson
  • Time of the Season – The Zombies
  • Time Warp – Rocky Horror Cast
  • Tombstone Shadow – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Voodoo – Godsmack
  • Voodoo Child – Jimi Hendrix
  • Voodoo Voodoo – LaVern Baker
  • Walk Like a Zombie -The Horrorpops
  • Welcome to my Nightmare – Alice Cooper
  • Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
  • Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard – Tom Waits
  • Witch Hunt – Rush
  • Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
  • Witchy Woman – The Eagles
  • Zombie Stomp – Ozzy Osbourne

Top 2010 Wedding Reception Songs

Posted on September 2, 2013 by Comments are off

Top 2010 Wedding Reception Songs

Party Rock Anthem LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 2010
Sexy And I Know It LMFAO 2011
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera 2011
Dynamite Taio Cruz 2010
DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love Usher Featuring Pitbull 2010
OMG Usher Featuring 2010
Give Me Everything Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer 2011
Marry Me Train 2010
I Like It Enrique Iglesias Feat. Pitbull 2010
Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen 2011
Gangnam Style Psy 2012
On The Floor Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull 2011
Thrift Shop Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz 2012
Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars 2010
Firework Katy Perry 2010
We Found Love Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris 2011
Blurred Lines Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell 2013
Cruise Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly 2012
Like A G6 Far East Movement Featuring The Cataracs & Dev 2010
Teach Me How To Dougie Cali Swag District 2010
Country Girl (Shake It For Me) Luke Bryan 2011
We Are Young fun. Featuring Janelle Monae 2011
God Gave Me You Blake Shelton 2011
Ho Hey Lumineers 2012
Sexy Chick David Guetta Feat. Akon 2010
Suit & Tie Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z 2013
Baby Justin Bieber Featuring Ludacris 2010
Starships Nicki Minaj 2012
Super Bass Nicki Minaj 2011
Can’t Hold Us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton 2013
Club Can’t Handle Me Flo Rida Feat. David Guetta 2010
Stuck Like Glue Sugarland 2010
Forget You Cee Lo Green 2010
Bottoms Up Trey Songz Featuring Nicki Minaj 2010
Teenage Dream Katy Perry 2010
Glad You Came Wanted 2011
Wild Ones Flo Rida Featuring Sia 2012
The Time (Dirty Bit) Black Eyed Peas 2010
Only Girl (In The World) Rihanna 2010
Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You) Enrique Iglesias Feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E 2010
Marry You Bruno Mars 2011
Scream & Shout & Britney Spears 2012
Get Lucky Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams 2013
Crazy Girl Eli Young Band 2011
Rolling In The Deep Adele 2010
Born This Way Lady Gaga 2011
Locked Out Of Heaven Bruno Mars 2012
Harlem Shake Baauer 2012
E.T. Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West 2010
Rude Boy Rihanna 2010
Wanted Hunter Hayes 2012
Feel This Moment Pitbull Featuring Christina Aguilera 2013
Honey Bee Blake Shelton 2011
Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker 2013
Good Feeling Flo Rida 2011
Your Love Is My Drug Ke$ha 2010
Nothin’ On You B.o.B. Feat. Bruno Mars 2010
Dirt Road Anthem Jason Aldean 2011
I Won’t Give Up Jason Mraz 2012
I Love It Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX 2012
Red Solo Cup Toby Keith 2011
What Makes You Beautiful One Direction 2012
Blow Ke$ha 2010
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) Katy Perry 2010
Till The World Ends Britney Spears 2011
Yeah 3x Chris Brown 2010
Wobble Baby V.I.C. 2011
Today Was A Fairytale Taylor Swift 2010
Break Your Heart Taio Cruz Featuring Ludacris 2010
Feel So Close Calvin Harris 2012
I Will Wait Mumford & Sons 2012
Alejandro Lady Gaga 2010
Mirrors Justin Timberlake 2013
A Thousand Years Christina Perri 2011
Look At Me Now Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes 2011
Where Them Girls At David Guetta Feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj 2011
Turn Me On David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj 2012
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not Thompson Square 2010
Black And Yellow Wiz Khalifa 2010
The Edge Of Glory Lady Gaga 2011
Don’t Stop The Party Pitbull Featuring TJR 2012
All I Do Is Win DJ Khaled Feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross 2010
International Love Pitbull Feat. Chris Brown 2011
Some Nights fun. 2012
You Make Me Feel… Cobra Starship Feat. Sabi 2011
Dance (A$$) Big Sean Featuring Nicki Minaj 2011
Whistle Flo Rida 2012
I Knew You Were Trouble. Taylor Swift 2012
S&M Rihanna Featuring Britney Spears 2010
Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor) Pitbull Featuring T-Pain 2010
Just A Kiss Lady Antebellum 2011
Without You David Guetta Feat. Usher 2011
Get Your Shine On Florida Georgia Line 2012
We R Who We R Ke$ha 2010
Radioactive Imagine Dragons 2012
Ni**as in Paris Kanye West & Jay-Z 2011
My Chick Bad Ludacris Featuring Nicki Minaj 2010
Love You Like A Love Song Selena Gomez & The Scene 2011
Treasure Bruno Mars 2012
Diamonds Rihanna 2012
Home Phillip Phillips 2012
Just Can’t Get Enough Black Eyed Peas 2011
No Hands Waka Flocka Flame Featuring Roscoe Dash & Wale 2010
Drunk On You Luke Bryan 2012
Smile Uncle Kracker 2010
Titanium David Guetta Featuring Sia 2011
Beauty And A Beat Justin Bieber Featuring Nicki Minaj 2012
Boys ‘Round Here Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends 2013
Lights Ellie Goulding 2011
Don’t You Worry Child Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin 2012
One More Night Maroon 5 2012
The Motto Drake Featuring Lil Wayne 2011
Rock That Body Black Eyed Peas 2010
Make You Feel My Love Adele 2011
Pumped Up Kicks Foster The People 2010
Just Give Me A Reason Pink Featuring Nate Ruess 2012
Die Young Ke$ha 2012
Rack City Tyga 2011
Cheers (Drink To That) Rihanna 2011
Sorry For Party Rocking LMFAO 2011
Stereo Hearts Gym Class Heroes Feat. Adam Levine 2011
Love The Way You Lie Eminem Featuring Rihanna 2010
Barefoot Blue Jean Night Jake Owen 2011
Down On Me Jeremih Feat. 50 Cent 2010
I Do Colbie Caillat 2011
Mine Taylor Swift 2010
Hey Pretty Girl Kip Moore 2013
Come & Get It Selena Gomez 2013
Danza Kuduro Don Omar & Lucenzo 2011
Good Life OneRepublic 2011
Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye Featuring Kimbra 2011
Boyfriend Justin Bieber 2012
Mama’s Song Carrie Underwood 2010
Scream Usher 2012
We Run The Night Havana Brown Featuring Pitbull 2012
Payphone Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa 2012
Turn Up The Music Chris Brown 2012
Best Love Song T-Pain Feat. Chris Brown 2011
Sweet Nothing Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch 2012
I Don’t Want This Night To End Luke Bryan 2011
My Kinda Party Jason Aldean 2010
22 Taylor Swift 2012
Stay Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko 2013
Someone Like You Adele 2011
Eenie Meenie Sean Kingston Feat. Justin Bieber 2010
Knee Deep Zac Brown Band Feat. Jimmy Buffett 2011
Somebody To Love Justin Bieber 2010
Take It Off Ke$ha 2010
Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff Deadmau5 Feat. Rob Swire 2010
Where Have You Been Rihanna 2011
Back In Time Pitbull 2012
When I Was Your Man Bruno Mars 2013
Airplanes B.o.B. Feat. Haley Williams 2010
What’s My Name? Rihanna Featuring Drake 2010
Grenade Bruno Mars 2010
Tonight Tonight Hot Chelle Rae 2011
Moment 4 Life Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake 2010
Girl On Fire Alicia Keys Featuring Nicki Minaj 2012
Everybody Talks Neon Trees 2012
If I Didn’t Have You Thompson Square 2012
Young, Wild & Free Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars 2011
Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer Billy Currington 2010
Don’t You Wanna Stay Jason Aldean w/ Kelly Clarkson 2010
Just A Dream Nelly 2010
I Want Crazy Hunter Hayes 2013
Stereo Love Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina 2010
Ridin’ Solo Jason DerÃBClo 2010
Young Forever Jay-Z Feat. Mr. Hudson 2010
Drive By Train 2012
All Of The Lights Kanye West 2010
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) Kelly Clarkson 2011
Give It All We Got Tonight George Strait 2012
Sure Be Cool If You Did Blake Shelton 2012
Dance Again Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull 2012
I Need Your Love Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie Goulding 2013
We Can’t Stop Miley Cyrus 2013
Free Zac Brown Band 2010
I Love You This Big Scotty McCreery 2011
I Wanna Go Britney Spears 2011
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) Fall Out Boy 2013
Drink In My Hand Eric Church 2011
Mr. Saxobeat Alexandra Stan 2011
Set Fire To The Rain Adele 2011
Little Talks Of Monsters & Men 2012
Pontoon Little Big Town 2012
Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) Ne-Yo 2012
Rumour Has It Adele 2011
Springsteen Eric Church 2012
Bring It Back Travis Porter 2011
American Honey Lady Antebellum 2010
As Long As You Love Me Justin Bieber Featuring Big Sean 2012
It Will Rain Bruno Mars 2011
Domino Jessie J 2011
Motivation Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne 2011
Dog Days Are Over Florence & The Machine 2010
Backseat New Boyz Feat. The Cataracs & Dev 2011
No Sleep Wiz Khalifa 2011
I Just Had Sex Lonely Island Feat. Akon 2011
I Like It Like That Hot Chelle Rae 2011
You And I Lady Gaga 2011

Top 2000 Wedding Reception Songs

Posted on September 2, 2013 by Comments are off

I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas 2009
Cha-Cha Slide Mr. C The Slide Man 2000
Cupid Shuffle Cupid 2007
Just Dance Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O’Donis 2008
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Beyonce 2008
Yeah Usher 2004
SexyBack Justin Timberlake 2006
I’m Yours Jason Mraz 2008
Hey Ya! Outkast 2003
Poker Face Lady Gaga 2009
Low Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain 2007
Shots LMFAO Feat. Lil Jon 2009
Tik Tok Ke$ha 2009
Boom Boom Pow Black Eyed Peas 2009
Party In The U.S.A. Miley Cyrus 2009
Forever Chris Brown 2008
Let’s Get It Started Black Eyed Peas 2003
Get Low Lil’ Jon & East Side Boyz Feat. Ying Yang Twins 2003
Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy) Big & Rich 2004
Everything Michael Buble 2007
Don’t Stop The Music Rihanna 2007
Lucky Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat 2008
Hey Soul Sister Train 2009
Bless The Broken Road Rascal Flatts 2004
Bad Romance Lady Gaga 2009
Right Round Flo Rida 2009
Better Together Jack Johnson 2005
All Summer Long Kid Rock 2008
Crazy In Love Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z 2003
Down Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne 2009
Come Away With Me Norah Jones 2003
Love Story Taylor Swift 2008
In Da Club 50 Cent 2003
Imma Be Black Eyed Peas 2009
One More Time Daft Punk 2001
My Humps Black Eyed Peas 2005
Empire State Of Mind Jay-Z Featuring Alicia Keys 2009
Gold Digger Kanye West and Jamie Foxx 2005
Hot In Herre Nelly 2002
Telephone Lady Gaga Feat. Beyonce 2009
I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) Pitbull 2009
Get The Party Started Pink 2001
Yeah! Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris 2004
My Wish Rascal Flatts 2006
Hips Don’t Lie Shakira Feat. Wyclef Jean 2006
Say Hey (I Love You) Michael Franti & Spearhead 2008
Need You Now Lady Antebellum 2009
Evacuate The Dancefloor Cascada 2009
Crank Dat (Soulja Boy) Soulja Boy 2007
Fire Burning Sean Kingston 2009
Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake 2003
You And Me Lifehouse 2005
I Loved Her First Heartland 2006
Life Is A Highway Rascal Flatts 2006
Lost In This Moment Big & Rich 2007
The Way I Are Timbaland Feat. Keri Hilson 2007
Umbrella Rihanna Feat. Jay-Z 2007
Hot N Cold Katy Perry 2008
Beautiful Day U2 2000
1, 2, 3, 4 Plain White T’s 2008
Blame It Jamie Foxx Feat. T-Pain 2009
Two Is Better Than One Boys Like Girls Feat. Taylor Swift 2009
Whatever You Like T.I. 2008
Haven’t Met You Yet Michael BublÃA9 2009
Disturbia Rihanna 2008
Say Aah Trey Songz Feat. Fabolous 2009
Live Your Life T.I. Fteaturing Rihanna 2008
Whatever It Is Zac Brown Band 2009
Everytime We Touch Cascada 2006
You And Me Dave Matthews Band 2009
Cyclone Baby Bash Featuring T-Pain 2007
BedRock Young Money Feat. Lloyd 2009
Carry Out Timbaland Feat. Justin Timberlake 2009
In My Head Jason DerÃBClo 2009
Making Memories Of Us Keith Urban 2007
Viva La Vida Coldplay 2008
Big Green Tractor Jason Aldean 2009
Let It Rock Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil Wayne 2008
Shake It Metro Station 2008
Blah Blah Blah Ke$ha Feat. 3OH!3 2009
I Kissed A Girl Katy Perry 2008
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett 2003
I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack 2000
How Low Ludacris 2009
Paper Planes M.I.A. 2008
Drop It Low Ester Dean Feat. Chris Brown 2009
Why Don’t We Just Dance Josh Turner 2009
You Belong With Me Taylor Swift 2009
Wobble V.I.C. 2008
Smack Dat Akon Featuring Eminem 2008
Paparazzi Lady Gaga 2009
Womanizer Britney Spears 2008
Sway Michael BublÃA9 2004
Fireflies Owl City 2009
Toes Zac Brown Band 2009
Cha-Cha Slide Mr. C the Slide Man 2000
Over The Rainbow Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “Iz” 2003
My Little Girl Tim McGraw 2006
Grow Old With You Adam Sandler 2003
Toxic Britney Spears 2004
American Boy Estelle Feat. Kanye West 2008
Glamorous Fergie Featuring Ludacris 2007
Temperature Sean Paul 2005
Halo Beyonce 2009
Use Somebody Kings of Leon 2009
Bulletproof La Roux 2009
Gasolina Daddy Yankee 2004
Sex On Fire Kings of Leon 2008
Remember When Alan Jackson 2004
Bubbly Colbie Caillat 2007
Best I Ever Had Drake 2009
I Can Transform Ya Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz 2009
The Way You Move Outkast Feat. Sleepy Brown 2003
Stronger Kanye West 2007
Honky Tonk Badonkadonk Trace Adkins 2006
LoveGame Lady Gaga 2009
No One Alicia Keys 2007
I’m In Miami Trick LMFAO 2008
Promiscuous Nelly Furtado Feat. Timbaland 2006
You’re A Jerk New Boyz 2009
Closer Ne-Yo 2008
Meet Me Halfway Black Eyed Peas 2009
Beautiful Akon Featuring Kardinal Offishall & Colby O’Donis 2009
Crazy Gnarls Barkley 2006
Suavemente Elvis Crespo 2005
Bye Bye Bye N Sync 2000
Hotel Room Service Pitbull 2009
In The Ayer Flo Rida 2008
She Will Be Loved Maroon 5 2004
Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet 2003
1 2 Step Ciara Feat. Missy Elliott 2004
A Moment Like This Kelly Clarkson 2002
Replay Iyaz 2009
Who Let The Dogs Out? Baha Men 2000
Chattahoochee Alan Jackson 2002
Home Michael BublÃA9 2005
Pump It Black Eyed Peas 2006
Kids MGMT 2008
Here For The Party Gretchen Wilson 2004
I Run To You Lady Antebellum 2009
Walk It Out UNK 2007
Good Girls Go Bad Cobra Starship Feat. Leighton Meester 2009
Hicktown Jason Aldean 2005
If I Ain’t Got You Alicia Keys 2004
Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, MÃBDa & Pink 2001
It’s My Life Bon Jovi 2000
3 Britney Spears 2009
Pon De Replay Rihanna 2005
Daughters John Mayer 2004
Forever Drake Feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem 2009
Redneck Woman Gretchen Wilson 2004
Hollaback Girl Gwen Stefani 2005
Rockstar Nickelback 2007
The Luckiest Ben Folds 2001
I Melt Rascal Flatts 2003
I’m Goin’ In Drake Feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy 2009
Do You Remember Jay Sean Feat. Sean Paul & Lil Jon 2009
I Believe In A Thing Called Love Darkness 2003
Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right Billy Currington 2005
4 Minutes Madonna & Justin Timberlake 2007
Don’t Cha Pussycat Dolls 2005
Love Song 311 2004
Sandstorm Darude 2002
Ignition R. Kelly 2003
You Are The Best Thing Ray Lamontagne 2008
Whatcha Say Jason Derulo 2009
Starstrukk 3OH!3 Featuring Katy Perry 2009
Drop It Like It’s Hot Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell 2004
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off Joe Nichols 2005
My Love Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I. 2007
1901 Phoenix 2009
You’re Beautiful James Blunt 2006
Never Gonna Be Alone Nickelback 2009
Stanky Legg G-Spot Boyz 2008
Would You Go With Me Josh Turner 2006
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol 2006
Salt Shaker Ying Yang Twins Feat. Lil’ Jon & East Side Boyz 2003
Float On Modest Mouse 2004
When I Fall In Love Nat King Cole 2003
Yellow Coldplay 2000
History In The Making Darius Rucker 2009
Don’t Trust Me 3OH!3 2009
Mr. Brightside Killers 2005
Hero Enrique Iglesias 2001
Your Man Josh Turner 2005
When I Grow Up Pussycat Dolls 2008
By Your Side Sade 2000
Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home) Usher Feat. Plies 2009
Run This Town Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West 2009
I Could Not Ask For More Sara Evans 2001
Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’) T-Pain Featuring Yung Joc 2007
Cowboy Casanova Carrie Underwood 2009
Whiskey Girl Toby Keith 2004
Big Pimpin’ Jay-Z 2000
Alive With The Glory Of Love Say Anything 2006
Country Grammar Nelly 2000
Picture Kid Rock Feat. Sheryl Crow 2003
Check On It Beyonce Featuring Slim Thug 2005
When You Were Young Killers 2006
Shake Ya Tailfeather Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 2003

Top 1990′s Wedding Reception Songs

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Top 1990′s Wedding Reception Songs

Electric Slide    Marcia Griffiths    1990
Macarena    Los Del Rio    1995
Cotton Eye Joe    Rednex    1994
Baby Got Back    Sir Mix-A-Lot    1992
Friends In Low Places    Garth Brooks    1990
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing    Aerosmith    1998
Ice Ice Baby    Vanilla Ice    1990
Amazed    Lonestar    1999
Hokey Pokey    Brave Cambo    1997
It’s Your Love    Tim McGraw with Faith Hill    1997
Jump Around    House Of Pain    1992
Boot Scootin’ Boogie    Brooks & Dunn    1992
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You    Bryan Adams    1991
When You Say Nothing At All    Alison Krauss    1995
All My Life    K-Ci & JoJo    1997
Grease Megamix    John & Olivia Newton-John Travolta    1996
My Best Friend    Tim McGraw    1999
Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It    Will Smith    1997
Unforgettable    Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole    1991
I Cross My Heart    George Strait    1992
The Humpty Dance    Digital Underground    1990
This Is How We Do It    Montell Jordan    1995
Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)    Lou Bega    1999
Let Me Clear My Throat [Old-School Reunion Edit]    DJ Kool    1997
U Can’t Touch This    M.C. Hammer    1990
Poison    Bell Biv DeVoe    1990
Tootsee Roll    69 Boyz    1994
I’ll Be    Edwin McCain    1998
Wannabe    Spice Girls    1996
Let’s Get Married    Jagged Edge Feat. Run    1999
The Dance    Garth Brooks    1995
Crash Into Me    Dave Matthews Band    1996
She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy    Kenny Chesney    1999
Truly Madly Deeply    Savage Garden    1997
C’mon ‘N Ride It (The Train)    Quad City DJ’s    1996
Because You Loved Me    Celine Dion    1996
Can You Feel The Love Tonight    Elton John    1994
Hypnotize    Notorious B.I.G.    1997
California Love    2Pac Featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman    1996
Wonderwall    Oasis    1995
Have I Told You Lately    Rod Stewart    1993
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)    C+C Music Factory Featuring Freedom Williams    1990
I Like it, I Love it    Tim McGraw    1995
Butterfly Kisses    Bob Carlisle    1997
From This Moment On    Shania Twain    1998
Apache    Sugarhill Gang    1995
Achy Breaky Heart    Billy Ray Cyrus    1992
I Will Always Love You    Whitney Houston    1992
I’m Too Sexy    Right Said Fred    1991
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)    Proclaimers    1993
Thunderstruck    AC/DC    1990
Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance)    Green Day    1998
You’re Still The One    Shania Twain    1998
Me And You    Kenny Chesney    1996
What Is Love    Haddaway    1993
Good Vibrations    Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch Featuring Loletta Holloway    1991
Shoop    Salt-N-Pepa    1993
Ain’t Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)    Garth Brooks    1993
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)    Backstreet Boys    1998
Vogue    Madonna    1990
Groove Is In The Heart    Deee-Lite    1990
No Diggity    Blackstreet Featuring Dr. Dre    1996
Black Or White    Michael Jackson    1991
Smooth    Santana Featuring Rob Thomas    1999
Whoomp! (There It Is)    Tag Team    1994
Jump Jive An’ Wail    Brian Setzer Orchestra    1998
Mo Money Mo Problems    Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Ma$e    1997
You Had Me From Hello    Kenny Chesney    1999
Its Raining Men    Weather Girls    1990
Now That We Found Love    Heavy D & The Boyz    1991
Man! I Feel Like A Woman!    Shania Twain    1999
I Swear    John Michael Montgomery    1993
When I Said I Do    Clint Black    1999
Iris    Goo Goo Dolls    1998
To Make You Feel My Love    Garth Brooks    1998
I Swear    All-4-One    1994
Get Up Off Of That Thing    James Brown    1990
Any Man Of Mine    Shania Twain    1995
Motownphilly    Boyz II Men    1991
The Keeper Of The Stars    Tracy Byrd    1995
Check Yes Or No    George Strait    1995
Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom    Vengaboys    1998
Dust On The Bottle    David Lee Murphy    1995
Mr. Jones    Counting Crows    1994
Always and Forever    Luther Vandross    1998
Only Wanna Be With You    Hootie & The Blowfish    1995
Jump    Kris Kross    1992
Barbie Girl    Aqua    1997
Gin And Juice    Snoop Doggy Dogg    1994
What I Got    Sublime    1996
Livin’ La Vida Loca    Ricky Martin    1999
I Could Not Ask For More    Edwin McCain    1999
I Want It That Way    Backstreet Boys    1999
Big Poppa    Notorious B.I.G.    1995
Believe    Cher    1998
Watermelon Crawl    Tracy Byrd    1994
Neon Moon    Brooks & Dunn    1992
Can’t Help Falling In Love    UB40    1993
Back At One    Brian McKnight    1999
Santeria    Sublime    1997
Feels Like Home    Chantal Kreviazuk    1999
My Heart Will Go On    Celine Dion    1997
Strawberry Wine    Deana Carter    1996
Carrying Your Love With Me    George Strait    1997
How Do I Live Without You    LeAnn Rimes    1997
Two Pina Coladas    Garth Brooks    1998
Friday I’m In Love    Cure    1992
Back That Thang Up    Juvenile Feat. Mannie Fresh & Lil’ Wayne    1999
Baby One More Time    Britney Spears    1998
I Just Want To Dance With You    George Strait    1998
Whatta Man    Salt ‘N Pepa    1994
I Knew I Loved You    Savage Garden    1999
Beer Barrel Polka    Bobby Vinton    1991
Always Be My Baby    Mariah Carey    1996
Jump On It    Sir Mix-A-Lot    1996
When A Man Loves A Woman    Michael Bolton    1991
How Forever Feels    Kenny Chesney    1998
Cowboy Take Me Away    Dixie Chicks    1999
Shameless    Garth Brooks    1991
I Do (Cherish You)    98 Degrees    1999
I Can Love You Like That    John Michael Montgomery    1995
Juicy    Notorious B.I.G.    1994
Kiss From A Rose    Seal    1994
A Song For Mama    Boyz II Men    1997
Too Close    Next    1998
Sweetest Thing    U2    1998
Crush    Dave Matthews Band    1998
Hold On    Wilson Phillips    1990
To Be With You    Mr. Big    1991
Imagine    John Lennon    1994
All I Want Is You    U2    1994
The Sign    Ace Of Base    1993
She’s Got It All    Kenny Chesney    1997
This Kiss    Faith Hill    1998
Carried Away    George Strait    1996
Intergalactic    Beastie Boys    1998
More Than Words    Extreme    1991
Da’ Dip    Freak Nasty    1997
Regulate    Warren G. & Nate Dogg    1994
Closing Time    Semisonic    1998
I’ll Stand By You    Pretenders    1994
Everlong    Foo Fighters    1997
My Maria    Brooks & Dunn    1996
Ants Marching    Dave Matthews Band    1995
The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)    Cher    1990
A Wink and a Smile    Harry Connick Jr.    1993
I’ll Make Love To You    Boyz II Men    1994
Enter Sandman    Metallica    1991
Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?    Bryan Adams    1995
The Power Of Love    Celine Dion    1993
American Woman    Lenny Kravitz    1999
All The Small Things    Blink-182    1999
Down On The Corner    Creedence Clearwater Revival    1996
Step By Step    New Kids On The Block    1990
Tubthumping    Chumbawamba    1997
Love Of A Lifetime    FireHouse    1991
Tearin’ Up My Heart    N Sync    1998
Endless Love    Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey    1994
Always    Bon Jovi    1994
I Like To Move It    Reel 2 Real    1994
Send Me On My Way    Rusted Root    1994
I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)    Meat Loaf    1994
Kiss Me    Sixpence None The Richer    1998
No Ordinary Love    Sade    1992
Somebody To Love    George Michael & Queen    1993
Rump Shaker    Wreckx-N-Effect    1992
Cowboy    Kid Rock    1999
Just To See You Smile    Tim McGraw    1997
Scar Tissue    Red Hot Chili Peppers    1999
MMMBop    Hanson    1997
When You Love Someone    Bryan Adams    1997
Semi-Charmed Life    Third Eye Blind    1997
Fade Into You    Mazzy Star    1994
This Is Your Night    Amber    1996
Livin’ On Love    Alan Jackson    1994
As Long As You Love Me    Backstreet Boys    1997
Indian Outlaw    Tim McGraw    1994
Harvest Moon    Neil Young    1993
Satellite    Dave Matthews Band    1994
All My Rowdy Friends    Hank Williams, Jr.    1990
Fantasy    Mariah Carey    1995
The Way You Look Tonight    Steve Tyrell    1999
A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)    Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle    1992
Around The World    Daft Punk    1997
All Star    Smash Mouth    1999
All For You    Sister Hazel    1997
Miami    Will Smith    1998
Nuthin’ But A G Thang    Dr. Dre    1992
Every Time I Close My Eyes    Babyface    1996
Linger    Cranberries    1993
I Love The Way You Love Me    John Michael Montgomery    1993
Lights    Journey    1992
Remember The Time    Michael Jackson    1992
Laid    James    1994
You’ll Be In My Heart    Phil Collins    1999
Something About The Way You Look Tonight    Elton John    1997
God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You    N Sync    1998
No Rain    Blind Melon    1993
Buddy Holly    Weezer    1994
Stay (Wasting Time)    Dave Matthews Band    1998

On this day September 2

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On this Day September 2

1661 – Composer George Bohm was born. Böhm was born in 1661 in Hohenkirchen, Thuringia. He received his first music lessons from his father, a schoolmaster and organist who died in 1675. He may also have received lessons from Johann Heinrich Hildebrand, Kantor at Ohrdruf, who was a pupil of Heinrich Bach and Johann Christian Bach. After his father’s death, Böhm studied at the Lateinschule at Goldbach, and later at the Gymnasium at Gotha, graduating in 1684. Both cities had Kantors taught by the same members of the Bach family who may have influenced Böhm. On 28 August 1684 Böhm entered the University of Jena. Little is known about Böhm’s university years or his life after graduation. He resurfaces again only in 1693, in Hamburg. We know nothing of how Böhm lived there, but presumably he was influenced by the musical life of the city and the surrounding area. French and Italian operas were regularly performed in Hamburg, while in the area of sacred music, Johann Adam Reincken of St. Katharine’s Church (Katharinenkirche) was one of the leading organists and keyboard composers of his time. Böhm may have also heard Vincent Lübeck in the nearby Stade, or possibly even Dieterich Buxtehude in Lübeck, which was also close.

Böhm died on 18 May 1733 at the advanced age of 71. His son Jakob Christian, who would have inherited his post, died young. The position eventually went to Ludwig Ernst Hartmann, Böhm’s son-in-law.

Composer George Bohm


1862 – Composer Alphons Diepenbrock was born. Alphonsus Johannes Maria Diepenbrock (2 September 1862 in Amsterdam – 5 April 1921) was a Dutch composer, essayist and classicist. Diepenbrock was not a musician by training. Brought up in a prosperous Roman Catholic family, although he showed musical ability as a child, the expectation was that he would enter a university rather than a conservatory. And so he studied classics at the University of Amsterdam, gaining his doctorate cum laude in 1888 with a dissertation in Latin on the life of Seneca. The same year he became a teacher, a job which he held until 1894, and his decision to devote himself to music. As a composer, he had been completely self-taught from an early age.

He created a musical idiom which, in a highly personal manner, combined 16th-century polyphony with Wagnerian chromaticism, to which in later years was added the impressionistic refinement that he encountered in Debussy’s music.

His predominantly vocal output is distinguished by the high quality of the texts used. Apart from the Ancient Greek dramatists and Latin liturgy, he was inspired by, among others, Goethe, Novalis, Vondel, Brentano, Hölderlin, Heine, Nietzsche, Baudelaire and Verlaine.

As a conductor, he performed many contemporary works, including Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony (at the Concertgebouw) as well as works by Fauré and Debussy.

Throughout his life, Diepenbrock continued his interests in the wider cultural sphere, remaining a classics tutor and publishing works on literature, painting, politics, philosophy and religion. Indeed during his lifetime his musical skills were often overlooked. Nonetheless, Diepenbrock was very much a respected figure within musical circles. He counted amongst his friends Mahler, Richard Strauss and Arnold Schoenberg.

Alphons Diepenbrock is related to Cardinal Melchior von Diepenbrock, who was his great uncle, as well as to a branch of the family that immigrated to America in 1879.

Composer Alphons Diepenbrock

1917 – Composer Laurindo Almeida was born. Laurindo Almeida (September 2, 1917 – July 26, 1995) was a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist and composer who made many recordings of enduring impact in classical, jazz and Latin genres. He is widely credited, with fellow artist Bud Shank, for creating the fusion of Latin and jazz which came to be known as the “Jazz Samba.” Almeida was the first artist to receive Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances. His discography encompasses more than a hundred recordings over five decades.

Laurindo Almeida

1924 – The operetta “Rose Marie”, by Rudolf Friml, opened on Broadway.  Rose-Marie is an operetta-style musical with music by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart, and book and lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II. The story takes place in the Canadian Rockies and concerns Rose-Marie La Flemme, a French Canadian girl who loves miner Jim Kenyon. When Jim falls under suspicion for murder, her brother Emile plans for Rose-Marie to marry Edward Hawley, a city man.

The work premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on September 2, 1924, running for 557 performances. It was the longest-running Broadway musical of the 1920s until it was surpassed by The Student Prince (1926).It was then produced at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London in 1925, enjoying another extraordinary run of 581 performances. It was filmed twice in 1928, once in 1936 and again in 1954.

The best-known song from the musical is “Indian Love Call”. It became Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy’s “signature song”. Several other numbers have also become standards, including the title song.

The operetta "Rose Marie

1927 – Sophie Tucker recorded her song “Some of These Days.” Sophie Tucker (January 13, 1887 – February 9, 1966) was a Russian-born American singer, comedian, actress, and radio personality. Known for her stentorian delivery of comical and risqué songs, she was one of the most popular entertainers in America during the first half of the 20th century. She was widely known by the nickname “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas.

Tucker was born Sonya Kalish (Russian Соня Калиш) to a Jewish family en route to America from Tulchyn, Russian Empire, now Vinnytsia Region, Ukraine.The family appropriated the last name Abuza, settled in Hartford, Connecticut, and opened a restaurant.

At a young age, she began singing at her parents’ restaurant for tips. Between taking orders and serving customers, Sophie “would stand up in the narrow space by the door and sing with all the drama I could put into it. At the end of the last chorus, between me and the onions there wasn’t a dry eye in the place.”

In 1903, at the age of 16, Tucker eloped with a local beer cart driver named Louis Tuck, from whom she would later derive her famous last name. When she returned home, her parents arranged an Orthodox wedding for the couple and in 1906, she gave birth to a son, Albert. However, shortly after Albert was born, the couple separated and Tucker left the baby with her family to move to New York

 Sophie Tucker Some of These Days.

1931 – The radio show “15 Minutes with Bing Crosby” debuted on CBS. Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby, Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Crosby’s trademark bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation.

A multimedia star, from 1934 to 1954 Bing Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses. His early career coincided with technical recording innovations; this allowed him to develop a laid-back, intimate singing style that influenced many of the popular male singers who followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. Yank magazine recognized Crosby as the person who had done the most for American G.I. morale during World War II and, during his peak years, around 1948, polls declared him the “most admired man alive,” ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII. Also in 1948, the Music Digest estimated that Crosby recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music.

15 Minutes with Bing Crosby

1935 – George Gershwin completed the orchestral score for the opera Porgy and Bess. George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin’s compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).

Gershwin studied piano under Charles Hambitzer and composition with Rubin Goldmark and Henry Cowell. He began his career as a song plugger, but soon started composing Broadway theatre works with his brother Ira Gershwin and Buddy DeSylva. He moved to Paris to study with Nadia Boulanger, where he began to compose An American in Paris. After returning to New York City, he wrote Porgy and Bess with Ira and the author DuBose Heyward. Initially a commercial failure, Porgy and Bess is now considered one of the most important American operas of the twentieth century. Gershwin moved to Hollywood and composed numerous film scores until his death in 1937 from a brain tumor.

Gershwin’s compositions have been adapted for use in many films and for television, and several became jazz standards recorded in many variations. Countless celebrated singers and musicians have covered his songs.

George Gershwin

1946: Singer-songwriter, musician and actor Billy Preston is born in Houston, Texas. Preston first became famous as a session musician, working with artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and The Beatles, even sharing credit with the Fab Four on the single “Get Back.” He later found success as a solo artist in the 1970s with the hit singles “Outa-Space,” “Space Race,” “Will It Go Round in Circles” and “Nothing from Nothing.” Preston was also co-author, with The Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson, of “You Are So Beautiful,” recorded by Preston and later a No. 5 hit for Joe Cocker.

Singer-songwriter, musician and actor Billy Preston

1963 – The Angels become the first white all-female group to have a No.1 record. The song was My Boyfriends Back.” The group originated in New Jersey as The Starlets which consisted of sisters, Barbara “Bibs” and Phyllis “Jiggs” Allbut, Bernadette Carroll, and Linda Malzone.

The Angels 1963 No. 1 hit single, "My Boyfriend's Back".

1965 – The Beatles received a gold record for the song “Help!”. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. Their best-known lineup, consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, became considered by many as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later utilized several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania”, but as their songwriting grew in sophistication, they came to be perceived by fans and cultural observers as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era’s sociocultural revolutions.

Starting in 1960, the Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period. Manager Brian Epstein molded them into a professional act and producer George Martin enhanced their musical potential. They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first modest hit, “Love Me Do”, in late 1962. They acquired the nickname the “Fab Four” as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year, and by early 1964 they had become international stars, leading the “British Invasion” of the United States pop market. From 1965 on, the Beatles produced what many critics consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (1968), and Abbey Road (1969). After their break-up in 1970, they each enjoyed successful musical careers. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001. McCartney and Starr remain musically active.

The Beatles



1965 – The Rolling Stones appeared on the British TV show “Ready Steady Go!” Mick Jagger and Andrew Loog Oldham performed a parody of Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe.”  The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. In the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US from 1964–65 and an integral part of the counterculture of the 1960s. The Rolling Stones were also instrumental in making blues a major part of rock and roll, and of changing the international focus of blues culture to the more primitive blues typified by John Lee Hooker and by Chess Records artists such as Muddy Waters, writer of “Rollin’ Stone”, the song after which the band is named. American music critic Robert Palmer said the Rolling Stones’ “remarkable endurance” stems from being “rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music” while “more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone”.

The first settled line-up had Brian Jones on guitar and harmonica, Ian Stewart on piano, Mick Jagger on lead vocals and harmonica, Keith Richards on guitar and backing vocals, Bill Wyman on bass and Charlie Watts on drums. Jones left the band about a month prior to his death in 1969, and was replaced by Mick Taylor, who was replaced by Ronnie Wood in 1975. Since Wyman’s departure in 1993, bassist Darryl Jones has been a collaborator rather than an actual band member.

They were considered to be symbols of rebellious youth in their mid-1960s heyday, and were portrayed as the “Anti-Beatles”. During this time they scored a string of hit singles, many reaching the top of the international charts, particularly in the UK and US. They received a great deal of backlash upon the release of Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967), created as a reaction to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Into the late 1960s and early 1970s the band released Beggars Banquet (1968), Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972). This string of four albums is considered to be the band’s “Golden Age”, and generally regarded as their finest work. After a period of criticism during the mid-1970s, they revived their commercial fortunes and popular appeal with 1978’s Some Girls, their best-selling studio album. Since this time through band friction and solo projects, they have released material less frequently, but have remained commercially popular and continue to embark on highly successful worldwide tours.

The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list and their estimated album sales are above 200 million. They have released twenty-four studio albums, eleven live albums and numerous compilations. Sticky Fingers (1971) was their first of eight consecutive number one studio albums in the United States. In 2008 the Rolling Stones ranked 10th on the “Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists” chart. In 2012, they celebrated their 50th Anniversary with the release of new Greatest Hits album GRRR! featuring two new singles, including chart hit “Doom and Gloom”. In 2013, along with Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons, they headlined Glastonbury

The Rolling Stones

1965 – The Beatles released “Yesterday.” “Yesterday” is a song originally recorded by the Beatles for their 1965 album Help!. Although credited to “Lennon–McCartney”, the song was written solely by Paul McCartney.

he Beatles "yesterday"

1970 – An ad was run in “Melody Maker” by Genesis. Phil Collins answered the ad and eventually joined the group.  Genesis are an English rock band that formed in 1967. The band consist of their three longest-tenured members: founding members Tony Banks (keyboards) and Mike Rutherford (bass, guitar); and Phil Collins (vocals, drums), who joined in 1970. Former members Peter Gabriel (vocals, flute), Steve Hackett (guitar) and Anthony Phillips (guitar) also played major roles in the band in its early years. Genesis are among the highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately 150 million albums sold worldwide.

In the late 1960s, with the release of their first album, Genesis’s music was initially regarded by the band and the fans as a pop experiment, referring to then-popular melodic pop. Then, over the course of a year, (beginning with their second album in mid-1970) they quickly evolved into a progressive rock band with the incorporation of complex song structures and elaborate instrumentation. Their concerts became theatrical experiences with innovative stage design, pyrotechnics, extravagant costumes and on-stage stories. This second phase was characterized by lengthy performances such as the 23-minute “Supper’s Ready” and the 1974 concept album, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. In the late ’70s and early ’80s the band’s musical direction changed once again, becoming more pop oriented and commercially accessible. This resulted in their first top 40 single in the US with “Follow You Follow Me”, their first number one album in the United Kingdom, Duke, and their only number one single in the United States, “Invisible Touch”.


1971 – The Grateful Dead’s ex-manager was arrested for embezzling $70,000 from the band. Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, and space rock,] and for live performances of long musical improvisation. “Their music,” writes Lenny Kaye, “touches on ground that most other groups don’t even know exists.” These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead “the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world”. They were ranked 57th in the issue The Greatest Artists of all Time by Rolling Stone magazine. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and their Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University (May 8, 1977) was added to the Library of Congress’s National Recording RegistryThe Grateful Dead have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.

The Grateful Dead

1976 – The first issue of Musician magazine was published. Musician (1976–1999) was a monthly magazine that covered news and information about American popular music. Initially called “Music America”, it was founded in 1976 by Sam Holdsworth and Gordon Baird. The two friends borrowed $20,000 from relatives and started the publication in a barn in Colorado.


Musician (magazine)

1978 – George Harrison married Olivia Trinidad Arias. Olivia Trinidad Arias was a secretary at his Dark Horse record company. George Harrison,(25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Harrison married Olivia Trinidad Arias, with whom he had one son, Dhani.


George Harrison and  Olivia Trinidad Arias.


1978 – The “Animal House” soundtrack was released. National Lampoon’s Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The film was a direct spinoff from National Lampoon magazine. It is about a misfit group of fraternity members who challenge the dean of Faber College.

The screenplay was adapted by Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller, and Harold Ramis from stories written by Miller and published in National Lampoon magazine. The stories were based on Miller’s experiences in the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity at Dartmouth College. Other influences on the film came from Ramis’s experiences in the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at Washington University in St. Louis, and producer Ivan Reitman’s experiences at Delta Upsilon at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Of the younger lead actors, only John Belushi was an established star, but even he had not yet appeared in a film, having gained fame mainly from his Saturday Night Live television appearances. Several of the actors who were cast as college students, including Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, and Kevin Bacon, were just beginning their film careers, although Tim Matheson was coming off a large role as one of the assassin motorcycle cops in the second Dirty Harry film, Magnum Force.

Upon its initial release, Animal House received generally mixed reviews from critics, but Time and Roger Ebert proclaimed it one of the year’s best. Filmed for $2.8 million, it is one of the most profitable movies of all time, garnering an estimated return of more than $141 million in the form of videos and DVDs, not including merchandising.

Animal House" soundtrack

1981 – The single “Controversy” was released by Prince. Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career. He also has several hundred unreleased songs in his “vault”. He writes and produces his own music and plays most of the instruments; he has established his own recording studio and label. In addition, he has promoted the careers of Sheila E., Carmen Electra, the Time and Vanity 6, and his songs have been recorded by these artists and others, including Chaka Khan, the Bangles, Sinéad O’Connor, and Kim Basinger.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince developed an interest in music at an early age, writing his first song at age seven. After recording songs with his cousin’s band 94 East, seventeen-year-old Prince recorded several unsuccessful demo tapes before releasing his debut album, For You, in 1978. His 1979 album, Prince, went platinum due to the success of the singles “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover”. His next three records, Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982) continued his success, showcasing Prince’s trademark of prominently sexual lyrics and incorporation of elements of funk, dance and rock music. In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as the Revolution and released the album Purple Rain, which served as the soundtrack to his film debut of the same name.

After releasing the albums Around the World in a Day (1985) and Parade (1986), The Revolution disbanded and Prince released the critically acclaimed double album Sign “O” the Times (1987) as a solo artist. He released three more solo albums before debuting the New Power Generation band in 1991, which saw him changing his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol known as “The Love Symbol”. In 1994, he began releasing new albums at a faster pace to remove himself from contractual obligations to Warner Bros, releasing five records in a span of two years before signing to Arista Records in 1998. In 2000, he began referring to himself as “Prince” once again. He has released thirteen albums since then, including his latest, 20Ten, released in 2010.



1986 – Debbie Gibson, while still in school and only 16 years old, began recording the album “Out of the Blue.” Deborah Ann “Debbie” Gibson (born August 31, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress.

In 1988 she was pronounced the youngest artist to write, produce, and perform a #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, with her song “Foolish Beat” and she remains the youngest female to write, record, and perform a #1 single. She has gone on to starring roles on Broadway and touring musicals, as well as independent film and television work. She continues to record, and reached the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart as high as #24 during 2006 in a duet with Jordan Knight titled “Say Goodbye”. In 2010, the album Ms. Vocalist, from Sony Japan was Top 10 on the Japanese Billboard chart and the first single from the album, “I Love You”, hit #1.


Debbie Gibson

1987 – The Amnesty International Tour started in London, starring Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman.

1988 – The Amnesty International Tour started in London at Wembley Stadium.

1989 – Ric Ocasek, of the Cars, married Paulina Porizkova.

1993: Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” video wins four awards, including Video of the Year, at the MTV Video Music Awards. The band responded by not making any more videos until 1998.

Pearl Jam

1995: The opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is celebrated with a star-studded opening ceremony featuring performances by such stars as Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Al Green, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen.

 The opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland


1997 – WAR released its 20th album, “Coleccion Latina.”

2010 – At Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Brooks & Dunn played their final show together at a fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.



Teen “Safe Songs” this week

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Teen “Safe Songs” this week

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LW TW ARTIST TITLE Prime  Cuts # BPM   Needs Edit
1 1 Justin Timberlake Mirrors 201314 78
4 2 Macklemore/Ryan Lewis Can’t Hold  Us 201310 73 Yes
8 3 Demi Lovato Heart Attack 201309 88
3 4 Krewella Alive 201305 128
2 5 Pitbull-C Aguilera Feel This Moment 201302 136
16 6 Chris Brown Fine China 201314 104 Needs Edits
6 7 Macklemoore-Ryan Lewis Thrift Shop 201246 95 CAUTION- USE JUDGEMENT
5 8 Justin Timberlake Suit annd Tie 201303 103 Yes
9 9 Justin Bieber /Wil I am #that Power 201312 128
17 10 Ariana Grande / Mac Miller The Way 201314 83
19 11 Selena Gomez Come & Get it 201315 80
7 12 Maroon 5 Daylight 201247 126
10 13 Calvin Harris/Florence Welch Sweet Nothing 201238 128
23 14 Mariah Carey/ Miguel #Beautiful 201319 107 Edit F Bomb
25 15 Daft Punk Get Lucky 201317 116
14 16 Emeli Sande Next to Me 201230 95
28 17 Sean  Kingston/Chris Brown/Wiz Beat it 201316 98
11 18 Swedish House Mafia Don’t You Worry Child 201234 129
29 19 Avril Lavigne Here’s to never growing up 201315 83
12 20 Olly Murs/ w Flo Rida Troublemaker 201250 106
13 21 Imagine Dragons It’s Time 201208 105
15 22 Will.I.AM-Britney Spears Scream and Shout 201248 129 Major edits require: Sh*t-B**ch
* 23 Robin Thicke Blurred Lines  clean 201322 120 Edit B**ch and A**
18 24 Justin Bieber w /Nicki Minaj Beauty and a Beat 201244 127
22 25 Flo Rida I Cry 201238 126
* 26 Bruno Mars Treasure 201320 116
* 27 Zedd / Ft Foxes Clarity 201305 128
* 28 Maroon 5 Love Somebody 201314 120
20 29 Justin Bieber All  Around the World 201307 128
21 30 Kelly Clarkson Catch My Breath 201243 124

One hit Wonders 2010 – 2012

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One hit Wonders 2010 – 2012

Another Badd Creation Mobile DJ Service 2010 One Hit wonders


Song Performer Date
“Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)” Bono and The Edge February 6, 2010
“We Are the World 25 for Haiti” Artists for Haiti February 27, 2010
“According to You” Orianthi March 6, 2010
“I’m Awesome” Spose April 24, 2010
“Haven’t Met You Yet” Michael Bublé June 5, 2010
“Bulletproof” La Roux June 12, 2010
“Beautiful Day” Lee DeWyze June 12, 2010
“Pray for You” Jaron and the Long Road to Love July 24, 2010
“Lover, Lover” Jerrod Niemann August 7, 2010
“Gettin’ Over You” Chris Willis August 7, 2010
“Teach Me How to Dougie” Cali Swag District September 4, 2010
“Dog Days Are Over” Florence + the Machine October 2, 2010
“Love Like Woe” The Ready Set November 6, 2010
“We No Speak Americano” Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP November 6, 2010
“Whip My Hair” Willow November 13, 2010


Song Performer Date
“Stereo Love” Edward Maya featuring Vika Jigulina January 1, 2011
“I Just Had Sex” The Lonely Island January 8, 2011
“No Hands” Waka Flocka Flame January 22, 2011
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” Thompson Square April 2, 2011
“Written in the Stars” Tinie Tempahfeaturing Eric Turner May 14, 2011
“(It) Feels So Good” Steven Tyler May 28, 2011
“I Love You This Big” Scotty McCreery June 11, 2011
“Like My Mother Does” Lauren Alaina June 11, 2011
“Stitch by Stitch” Javier Colon July 16, 2011
“Inventing Shadows” Dia Frampton July 16, 2011
“Pumped Up Kicks” Foster the People September 10, 2011
“Barefoot Blue Jean Night” Jake Owen September 17, 2011
“Mr. Saxobeat” Alexandra Stan October 29, 2011


Song Performer Date
“Blackout” Breathe Carolina[ February 4, 2012
“Tonight Is the Night” Outasight February 11, 2012
“Glad You Came” The Wanted March 31, 2012
“Somebody That I Used to Know” Gotye featuring Kimbra April 28, 2012
“Drank in My Cup” Kirko Bangz May 19, 2012
“Brokenhearted” Karmin June 9, 2012
“Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” Kip Moore June 9, 2012
“Cashin’ Out” Ca$h Out July 7, 2012


Top 1980’s Wedding Reception Songs

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Top 1980’s Wedding Reception Songs

Don’t Stop Believin’    Journey    1981
You Shook Me All Night Long    AC/DC    1980
Love Shack    B-52’s    1989
Livin’ On A Prayer    Bon Jovi    1986
Pour Some Sugar On Me    Def Leppard    1987
Billie Jean    Michael Jackson    1982
Celebration    Kool & The Gang    1980
Thriller    Michael Jackson    1982
Footloose    Kenny Loggins    1984
Girls Just Want To Have Fun    Cyndi Lauper    1984
Pretty Young Thing (P.Y.T)    Michael Jackson    1982
The Way You Make Me Feel    Michael Jackson    1987
Jessie’s Girl    Rick Springfield    1981
Summer Of 69    Bryan Adams    1984
Bust A Move    Young M.C.    1989
Beat It    Michael Jackson    1983
Come On Eileen    Dexy’s Midnight Runners    1982
Crazy Little Thing Called Love    Queen    1980
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life    Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes    1987
Faithfully    Journey    1983
Push It    Salt-N-Pepa    1987
Sweet Child O’ Mine    Guns N’ Roses    1987
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)    Whitney Houston    1987
White Wedding    Billy Idol    1983
Super Freak    Rick James    1981
What I Like About You    Romantics    1980
Like A Prayer    Madonna    1989
Mony Mony    Billy Idol    1987
Kiss    Prince    1986
Red Red Wine    UB40    1988
Take On Me    a-ha    1985
Wild Thing    Tone Loc    1988
Take Me Home Tonight    Eddie Money    1986    Oldies
Another One Bites The Dust    Queen    1981    Popular
Fishin’ In The Dark    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band    1987    Country
Any Way You Want It    Journey    1980
It’s Tricky    Run-D.M.C.    1986
Rock With You    Michael Jackson    1980
I Love Rock ‘N Roll    Joan Jett & Blackhearts    1982
Open Arms    Journey    1982
Blister In The Sun    Violent Femmes    1982
(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)    Beastie Boys    1987
The Safety Dance    Men Without Hats    1983
Jack & Diane    John Cougar    1982
Forever And Ever, Amen    Randy Travis    1987
It Takes Two    Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock    1988
1999    Prince    1983
Funky Cold Medina    Tone Loc    1989
All Night Long (All Night)    Lionel Richie    1983
You Make My Dreams Come True    Daryl Hall & John Oates    1982
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’    Michael Jackson    1983
You Give Love A Bad Name    Bon Jovi    1986
Kokomo    Beach Boys    1988
Sharp Dressed Man    ZZ Top    1983
Hit Me With Your Best Shot    Pat Benatar    1980
Your Love    Outfield    1985
Walking On Sunshine    Katrina & The Waves    1985
Back In Black    AC/DC    1980
Brass Monkey    Beastie Boys    1986
It’s Raining Men    Weather Girls    1982
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go    Wham!    1984
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)    Dead Or Alive    1984
In Your Eyes    Peter Gabriel    1986
Free Fallin’    Tom Petty    1989
Let’s Go Crazy    Prince & The Revolution    1984
Glory Days    Bruce Springsteen    1985
Eye Of The Tiger    Survivor    1985
Never Gonna Give You Up    Rick Astley    1987
Could You Be Loved    Bob Marley & The Wailers    1980
Man In The Mirror    Michael Jackson    1987
Under Pressure    Queen & David Bowie    1981
Pump Up The Jam    Technotronic Feat. Felly    1989
Funkytown    Lipps Inc.    1980
Sexual Healing    Marvin Gaye    1982
You Dropped A Bomb On Me    Gap Band    1982
Heaven    Bryan Adams    1985
Conga    Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine    1985
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic    Police    1981
Get Down On It    Kool & The Gang    1981
Have I Told You Lately    Van Morrison    1989
Let’s Groove    Earth, Wind & Fire     1981
Strokin    Clarence Carter    1989
Walk Like An Egyptian    Bangles    1986
Just Like Heaven    Cure    1987
Uptown Girl    Billy Joel    1983
Here And Now    Luther Vandross    1989
Could I Have This Dance    Anne Murray    1980
You’re The Inspiration    Chicago    1984
Endless Love    Diana Ross & Lionel Richie    1981
Dancing With Myself    Billy Idol    1981
Bad    Michael Jackson    1987
Paradise City    Guns N’ Roses    1989
She’s Got A Way    Billy Joel    1982
Forever Young    Rod Stewart    1988
Can’t Fight This Feeling    REO Speedwagon    1985
Nothin’ But A Good Time    Poison    1988
Copperhead Road    Steve Earle    1988
If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band)    Alabama    1984
Tainted Love    Soft Cell    1982
Material Girl    Madonna    1985
Holiday    Madonna    1984
Someone Like You    Van Morrison    1987
The Lady In Red    Chris de Burgh    1987
Total Eclipse Of The Heart    Bonnie Tyler    1983
Here I Go Again    Whitesnake    1987
Dixieland Delight    Alabama    1983
Dancing In The Dark    Bruce Springsteen    1984
Take My Breath Away    Berlin    1986
Keep On Loving You    REO Speedwagon    1981
Jump    Van Halen    1984
Start Me Up    Rolling Stones    1981
Through The Years    Kenny Rogers    1982
Wind Beneath My Wings    Bette Midler    1989
Africa    Toto    1983
Let’s Dance    David Bowie    1983
Walk This Way    Run-D.M.C.    1986
I Just Called To Say I Love You    Stevie Wonder    1984
Rock The Casbah    Clash    1982
Everybody Have Fun Tonight    Wang Chung    1986
867-5309/Jenny    Tommy Tutone    1982
I’ll Be There For You    Bon Jovi    1989
Song Of The South    Alabama    1988
Mountain Music    Alabama    1982
Addicted To Love    Robert Palmer    1986
Welcome To The Jungle    Guns N’ Roses    1989
Hurts So Good     John Cougar Mellencamp    1982
Every Breath You Take    Police    1983
It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me    Billy Joel    1980
T.N.T.    AC/DC    1981
You Can Call Me Al    Paul Simon    1986
The Power Of Love    Huey Lewis & The News    1985
I Melt With You    Modern English    1983
Wanted Dead Or Alive    Bon Jovi    1986
Crazy For You    Madonna    1985
Just A Friend    Biz Markie    1989
We Didn’t Start The Fire    Billy Joel    1989
Keep Your Hands To Yourself    Georgia Satellites    1987
With Or Without You    U2    1987
In The Air Tonight    Phil Collins    1981
Like A Virgin    Madonna    1984
Talk Dirty To Me    Poison    1986
Little Red Corvette    Prince    1982
Burning Down The House    Talking Heads    1983
Every Rose Has It’s Thorn    Poison    1988
Angel Eyes    Jeff Healey Band    1989
If I Could Turn Back Time    Cher    1989
Hungry Like The Wolf    Duran Duran    1983
Legs    ZZ Top    1984    Oldies
We Built This City    Starship    1985    Oldies
Always On My Mind    Willie Nelson    1982    Country
The Longest Time    Billy Joel    1984    Rock
I Ran (So Far Away)    A Flock Of Seagulls    1982    Rock
99 Red Balloons    Nena    1983    Popular
My Prerogative    Bobby Brown    1989    Popular
Straight Up    Paula Abdul    1988    R&B
Sister Christian    Night Ranger    1984    Alternative
I Want To Know What Love Is    Foreigner    1985    Rock
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)    Eurythmics    1983    Popular
Born In The U.S.A.    Bruce Springsteen    1984    Oldies
Down Under    Men At Work    1983    Alternative
Into The Groove    Madonna    1985    Oldies
Rebel Yell    Billy Idol    1984    Alternative
Waiting For A Girl Like You    Foreigner    1981    Oldies
What About Love?    Heart    1985    Ballad
Gimme All Your Lovin’    ZZ Top    1983    Popular
Juke Box Hero    Foreigner    1982    Alternative
Purple Rain    Prince    1984    Popular
Don’t You (Forget About Me)    Simple Minds    1985    Oldies
When Doves Cry    Prince    1984    Popular
Love Is A Battlefield    Pat Benatar    1983    Popular
Amarillo By Morning    George Strait    1983    Country
All She Wants To Do Is Dance    Don Henley    1984    Oldies
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You    Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett    1987    Popular
Crazy Train    Ozzy Osbourne    1981    Alternative
How Will I Know    Whitney Houston    1985    Popular
Angel    Aerosmith    1988    Alternative
Bizarre Love Triangle    New Order    1986    Alternative
Faith    George Michael    1987    Popular
Raspberry Beret    Prince    1985    Alternative
Dude (Looks Like A Lady)    Aerosmith    1987    Rock
Heaven Is A Place On Earth    Belinda Carlisle    1987    Popular
Hungry Eyes    Eric Carmen    1988    Oldies
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap    AC/DC    1982    Popular
You Look So Good In Love    George Strait    1983    Country
Every Little Step    Bobby Brown    1989
Atomic Dog    George Clinton    1982    Alternative
Just Can’t Get Enough    Depeche Mode    1985    Alternative
Sherry    Frankie Valli Feat. Four Seasons    1987    Oldies
Bad Medicine    Bon Jovi    1988    Alternative
Candy    Cameo    1986
Sunglasses At Night    Corey Hart    1984    Popular
A Groovy Kind Of Love    Phil Collins    1988    Oldies
Dirty Diana    Michael Jackson    1987    Popular
If Tomorrow Never Comes    Garth Brooks    1989    Country
You Can’t Hurry Love    Phil Collins    1983    Alternative
Bad To The Bone    George Thorogood & The Destroyers    1982    Rock
Modern Love    David Bowie    1983    Oldies
Don’t You Want Me    Human League    1982    Oldies
Got My Mind Set On You    George Harrison    1987    Alternative
Islands In The Stream    Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton    1983    Country