Deft, sophisticated and yet also strangely ominous, Riders On The Storm is unquestionably one of the best Doors songs of all time. The final track the band recorded with Jim Morrison, it closed out their sublime LA Woman album and also rose to No.14 on the US Billboard singles chart in the period immediately following Morrison’s death – becoming the singer’s suitably haunting swansong more by accident than design.
Perhaps the most famous bubblegum pop song of all-time, ‘Sugar, Sugar’ is famous for being a hit song for a fictitious band. “What group never appeared together, never went on the road together, never interviewed together, as the group, and had a #1 song?” That would, of course, be The Archies, the fictitious rock band from The Archie Show. The concept of the Archies was conceived by Don Kirshner, a music manager who had gained a great deal of fame from being the guy that was brought in by the producers of The Monkees to manage the band itself.
The Weeknd‘s ‘Blinding Lights’ reached its 100th week on the UK’s biggest chart show. The song first entered the chart at the end of 2019 then spent the start of 2020 as The Official Big Top 40 Number 1.
‘Blinding Lights’ re-entered the chart during 2021 and for the very-first chart of 2022, its fourth year running in the Top 40. It extends its record as the song with the most weeks in the chart ever, blowing its nearest the competition out of the water. ‘Blinding Lights’ has seen similar success in the US. The song holds the record too for the most weeks ever in the chart. Undoubtedly, ‘Blinding Lights’ has become The Weeknd‘s most-successful song of his career so far.
What a way to start! By 1978, he had been part of Genesis for nearly eight years, and had reluctantly accepted the role of frontman following Peter Gabriel’s departure. However, he had been planning to do a solo album for some time by 1981.
Phil wrote the song during the grief he felt after divorcing his first wife Andrea Bertorelli in 1980. The divorce contributed to his 1979 hiatus from Genesis, until the band regrouped in October of that year to record the album Duke. The song reached number two in the UK, and has sold over 3 million copies in the States. It also reached the top 10 in at least 13 other countries, and has arguably become his signature song.
Mark Foster was a jingle writer. He wrote commercially for brands like Honey Bunches of Oats and Verizon. But Foster had bigger dreams for himself, and he knew that he had a lot to tell the world. So, he enlisted drummer Mark Pontius and friend/bassist Cubbie Fink to help him bring his songs to life. Together as Foster & The People, which evolved into Foster the People, the musicians released their debut song “Pumped Up Kicks” on September 14, 2010.
The Killers‘Day & Age was Brandon Flowers and co’s third studio album, released on 18 November 2008. The LP included the likes ofSpaceman, A Dustland Fairytaleand their enduring hit and stadium filler, Human.
The iconic song – which was the first track to be taken from the album – was released on 22 September 2008 and became an instant indie anthem. Over a decade later and it’s still one of the most popular tracks during their live set.
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