The Beatles ‘She Loves You’

The Beatles ‘She Loves You’ Writers: John Lennon, Paul McCartney Producer: George Martin Released: Sept. ’63, Swan 15 weeks; No. 1 Lennon and McCartney began writing this song on a tour van, and George Harrison dreamed up the harmonies, which Martin found “corny.” The band overruled Martin on the harmonies, but they took his… Continue reading

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Bo Diddley ‘Bo Diddley’

Bo Diddley ‘Bo Diddley’ Writer: Ellas McDaniel Producers: Phil and Leonard Chess Released: June ’55, Checker Did not chart Didley’s first single went to Number One on the R&B charts and immortalized the bedrock beat that would power everything from Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” to the Smiths’ “How Soon… Continue reading

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Jerry Lee Lewis ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On’

Jerry Lee Lewis ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On’ Writers: Dave Williams, Roy Hall Producer: Jack Clement Released: June ’57, Sun 29 weeks; No. 3 When Lewis decided to record what would be his breakthrough hit, it had already been cut four times and gone nowhere. Lewis filled it with frantic… Continue reading

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Bob Dylan, ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’

Bob Dylan, ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’   Writer: Dylan Producer: Bob Johnston Released: Jan. ’64, Columbia Did not chart “I wanted to write a big song, some kind of theme song, with short, concise verses that piled up on each other in a hypnotic way,” said Dylan. “This is… Continue reading

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Procol Harum, ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’

Procol Harum, ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ Writers: Keith Reid, Gary Brooker Producer: Denny Cordell Released: June ’67, A&M 12 weeks; No. 5 A somber hymn supported by an organ theme straight out of Bach (“Air on the G String,” from the “Suite No. 3 in D Major”), Procol Harum’s “Whiter… Continue reading

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The Sex Pistols, ‘Anarchy in the U.K.’

The Sex Pistols, ‘Anarchy in the U.K.’ Writers: Keith Reid, Gary Brooker Producer: Denny Cordell Released: June ’67, A&M 12 weeks; No. 5 A somber hymn supported by an organ theme straight out of Bach (“Air on the G String,” from the “Suite No. 3 in D Major”), Procol Harum’s… Continue reading

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Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, ‘The Message’

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, ‘The Message’ Writers: Duke Bootee, Melle Mel Producer: Sylvia Robinson Released: May ’82, Sugar Hill 7 weeks; No. 62 “The Message” was a breakthrough in hip-hop, taking the music from party anthems to street-level ghetto blues. It began as a poem by schoolteacher Bootee;… Continue reading

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Bob Dylan – Desire

Bob Dylan – Desire, [Flac] A metà degli anni settanta Dylan sembra ritrovare la vena perduta più o meno dieci anni prima: nel 1975 esce “Blood on the Tracks” e l’anno successivo, nel 1976, vede la luce questo “Desire”. Dylan ha ricominciato a frequentare le vecchie conoscenze del Greenwich Village,… Continue reading

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The Eagles, ‘Hotel California’

The Eagles, ‘Hotel California’ Writers: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley Producer: Bill Szymczyk Released: Dec. ’76, Asylum 19 weeks; No. 1 “Hotel California” was rumored to be about heroin addiction or Satan worship, but Henley had more prosaic things on his mind: “We were all middle-class kids from the… Continue reading

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