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Classic Broadway Shows

Top 100 Classic Broadway Songs

Posted: December 18, 2016 at 7:27 pm   /   Music Lists, Soundtracks and Theater

by Ronaldo Tumbokon Many beautiful songs that are now considered classics, or are called “standards” actually come from Broadway musicals.  Broadway musicals or musical theater are plays with parts that are performed as songs and dances instead of just dialogues.  The songs, also called showtunes, are sung by the characters or the chorus to orient […]

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Top Classic Jazz Music Albums

Top 50 Classic Jazz Albums

Posted: December 15, 2016 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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Showtunes in Broadway Musicals

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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Music for Romance

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 1980

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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Top Hits of 1970

Top Hits of the 70s | Oldies Songs List 1970

Posted: May 10, 2014 at 5:18 pm   /   Pop

The top hits oldies music of the 70s is characterized by a number of musical styles. On one end, the heavy metal genre came of age with artists like Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, and Kiss. On the other end, artists like The Jackson Five, The Osmonds, David Cassidy and The Bay City Rollers created […]

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Top Hits of 1990

Top Hits of the 90s | Oldies Songs List 1990

Posted: May 10, 2014 at 5:17 pm   /   Pop

In the 1990’s, the most dominant genres are R&B and rap, with artists like Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, Coolio, and Mase making top hits, as well as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.  Pop, specifically teen pop and dance pop continue to be very popular. American teen pop singers like the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, 98 degrees, […]

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Grammy's Album of the Year

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 Music Albums

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 Opera Recordings

Top 50 Operas and their Recordings

Posted: May 10, 2014 at 3:01 am   /   Classical Music

In appreciating opera, you have to forget the prejudices against the genre, borne by spoofs and ridicule by popular culture. When you have gone past this, you will discover a special kind of theater where emotions of the characters are expressed through music that is overwhelming, sublime, powerful and beautiful. Opera is also for those […]

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