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Dozens of cover songs flood radio stations every year. Sometimes cover versions happen on the spur of the moment during a live concert and other times covers are thoughtfully put together with the hopes of either reviving a band’s popularity or in tribute after the original singers pass away.Many…
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For the thousands of songs the world hears, millions go unlisted. Musicians can often save time from songwriting to shift through the cultural detritus of unknown records. Be it sampling or covers, that process created the following 10 iconic songs. Though lesser known, the original versions have…
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Anyone over 40 knows how nostalgia can creep up on us. One minute you’re the single 20-something at the concert, the next you’re a parent hearing those same songs on classic rock radio. Pop culture loves loving back two decades. The 2000s saw an 80s resurgence, while the 90s craze of the 2010s is…
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It’s not exactly a secret that many famous songs are based on, or were inspired by, books. The art of storytelling for the sake of entertainment, be it in written or musical form, is ancient and universal, so some degree of cross-over is expected. Discovering what stories influenced certain songs,…
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