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Top Music Albums of 2014

Posted: December 29, 2014 at 9:10 pm   /   Pop

The music scene of 2014 is dominated by women artists. Taylor Swift had the year’s top-selling album “1989”, despite or maybe because she removed her music from Spotify, a popular online music streaming service. Beyoncé also made more than a hundred million from a surprise album release, a world concert tour and product endorsements. Other […]

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Top 100 Showtunes

Posted: May 10, 2014 at 6:08 pm   /   Soundtracks and Theater

I like showtunes, in fact it’s pretty much the only kind of music I listen to. This has created a problem in my young life. All too often when meeting a peer and we engage in the traditional small talk (“How old are you?” “What school do you go to?”) It is never long before […]

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Top 100 Romantic Songs

Posted: May 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm   /   Pop

Looking for timeless songs to dedicate to your sweetheart?  Here are songs that express pure feelings of romantic love.  The songs selected below are lyrical and passionate, and the melodies are warm and mellow and not rowdy or rollicking, emphasizing more the emotional side of romance, rather than the sensual. Have songs to suggest?  Feel […]

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Top Hits of the 80s | Oldies Music List 1980

Posted: May 10, 2014 at 5:30 pm   /   Pop

When you scan the top hits of the 80s oldies music, you will see that rock music (Queen, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Quiet Riot, Europe, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and Cinderella) continued to branch out into many sub-genres. Alt rock (Hüsker Dü, The Replacements, R.E.M., The Pixies, and Sonic Youth), heavy metal […]

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The Grammy Awards Album of the Year – The Full List

Posted: May 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm   /   Music Awards Lists

The Grammy Awards (or the Grammophone awards or “Grammys”) are considered to be the most prestigious music awards of the music record industry. They are presented yearly by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to acknowledge the year’s outstanding musical achievements . The awards are chosen by voting members consisting of music industry […]

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Top Hip Hop Albums

Posted: May 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm   /   Hip Hop

Hip Hop is not only music. It is a whole youth culture coming from the black inner New York city ghetto and characterized by its rebelliousness – a spirit of a people being expressed musically. LL Cool J described hip hop as “an attitude. It was a vibe that began in the ghetto and spread […]

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Top 100 Classical Music & Recordings

Posted: May 6, 2014 at 8:38 pm   /   Classical Music

Classical music is music that has withstood the test of time, and has delivered the same kind of pleasure it did when they were performed in the concert halls and royal chamber rooms in the distant past. Some classical music are hard to appreciate because it takes a kind of sensitivity to take pleasure from […]

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Top Jazz Albums

Posted: May 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm   /   Jazz

Jazz is music characterized by propulsive syncopated rhythms (accents in unexpected places), and forward momentum called “swing”.  Improvisation is a very important part – soloists make up the music on the spot and without planning, which can only be done well by the truly gifted.  Typically, this improvisation is accompanied by repeated chord progression of […]

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Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time

Posted: May 5, 2014 at 9:25 pm   /   Music Awards Lists

001. Chuck Berry – Johnny Be Good 002. Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze 003. Cream – Crossroads 004. The Kinks – You Really Got Me 005. The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar 006. Van Halen – Eruption 007. The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps 008. Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven 009. Allman […]

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Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs – The Full List

Posted: May 5, 2014 at 8:47 pm   /   Music Awards Lists

1 Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan 1965 2 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones 1965 3 Imagine John Lennon 1971 4 What’s Going On Marvin Gaye 1971 5 Respect Aretha Franklin 1967 6 Good Vibrations The Beach Boys 1966 7 Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry 1958 8 Hey Jude The Beatles 1968 […]

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