Category Archives: 4Ever Songs

4Ever Songs: Oasis “Wonderwall”

If you’re looking for a peak moment in the career of Oasis, those rough-and-tumble, rude-and-ready bastions of BritPop, “Wonderwall” is that moment. As a matter of fact, it’s probably the acme of that entire musical movement that included bands like Blur and Pulp and ruled the roost for a brief, heady time in the mid-’90s. The song, featured on the band’s nearly perfect second album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory, not only enthralled the hometown fans, reaching #2 in the U.K., but it also broke the band to the American pop audience, hitting #8 on the Billboard charts.

4EVER SONGS: FISCHERSPOONER ‘Emerge’

Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner formed Fischerspooner as a performance art project in New York City in 1998. Following the single “Emerge” and their breakthrough album #1, they earned a loyal following in the New York club scene and Europe. Over the course of their career, Fischerspooner incorporated various multimedia, costumes, and additional artists into their work, with the group at one point comprising 20 performers.

4Ever Songs: Led ZeppeliN ‘Whole Lotta Love’

Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ is a track that would ultimately play a pivotal role in shaping the career of one of the most vital band’s of all time, allowing Zeppelin to become a stadium-filling group who would soundtrack rock music for years to come.

The legendary track took over a year to perfect with Jimmy Page initially coming up with the intuitive riff during the summer of 1968, a period of time when he was residing in his houseboat on the River Thames. Unfortunately, the riff didn’t find a home on their self-titled debut which was released the following January but, showing longevity, the glorious composition was eventually put to good use.

4Ever songs: portishead ‘glory box’

“Glory Box” is perhaps English electronic band Portishead’s most well-known and loved track to date, released in January 1995 as the third and final single for their debut album, “Dummy”. “Glory Box” features samples from two songs: “Ike’s Rap II” by Isaac Hayes, and the bassline from “Daydream” by the Wallace Collection.

“Glory Box” was written by all members of Portishead – Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley, as well as producing the track alongside Adrian Utley. Isaac Hayes is also featured on the song-writing credits. “Glory Box” is a haunting and trip-hop song, describing romance and womanhood and how the two intertwine together.

4Ever Songs: Electric Light Orchestra: ‘Last Train to London’ 

It was 1979 when ELO , the symphonic rock band led with an iron fist by the great Jeff Lyne , released the double-sided single A that included the songs ‘ Last Train to London’  and ‘ Confusion’ , recorded in the studios. Musicland from Munich and both included on Discovery  (Jet Records), a monumental Disco-scented album packed with hits like ‘Don’t Bring Me Down ‘, ‘Shine a Little Love’ and ‘On The Run’ .

4Ever Songs: Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Relax’

“Relax, don’t do it, when you want to suck it to it. Relax, don’t do it, when you want to come…” While these words provided ample excuse for BBC Radio and TV to impose a ban on the joyously hypnotic 1983 debut single by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, they also served as a mid-’80s anthem during an era when homo-eroticism became an intrinsic component of the Britpop scene. Thanks to a suitably lewd S&M promo video that, predictably, was also barred from the airwaves, along with a massive marketing campaign that saw kids all over the UK wearing T-shirts with the slogan ‘Frankie Says Relax’, the band rode a short-lived wave of high-profile controversy. Yet of far longer-lasting impact was the music behind all the hype — a hi-NRG brand of dance-synth-pop that, as crafted by production supremo Trevor Horn, broke new sonic ground, while epitomising ’80s excess in all its garish, overblown glory.