sábado, 21 de maio de 2011

Roxy Music - More Than This


Sons do Fundo brings today "Roxy Music" with their song More Than This.
More Than This is a 1982 single by British art rock band "Roxy Music". It was released as the first single from their album Avalon. The song peaked at #6 in the UK. Although it only charted at #103 in the United States, it remains one of their best known singles there, and was covered by 10,000 Maniacs in 1997 for a successful cover which hit #25, which outperformed "Roxy Music"'s lone US Top 40 single Love Is the Drug(#30, 1976).

In popular culture, the song appears in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, since "More Than This" was one of the songs featured on fictional radio station Emotion 98.3.; Bill Murray performed the song in the film Lost in Translation, directed by Sofia Coppola. Murray sings in a scene where his character is at a karaoke party. His performance is included as a hidden track after a period of silence at the end of the soundtrack album; Emmie's cover of More Than This, appears in "Dancing Stage EuroMIX", as More Than This '99, as one of the eight Universal songs.

Sooo, check out the video below!


sexta-feira, 20 de maio de 2011

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

Hey, everyone!

Today, Sons do Fundo brings Joan Jett and her "Bad Reputation"!

"Bad Reputation" is a rock song performed by Joan Jett and first released on her debut album titled Bad Reputation in 1980.

This sons is featured a lot in popular culture, as videogames (Rock Band 2 or Band Hero), movies (Shrek, 10 Things I Hate About You, etc) and tv-shows (American Chopper and Freaks and Geeks).

In 2009 it was named the 29th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.It is the highest song by a female on the list.

The video, directed by David Mallet, is a re-enactment of 23 record labels rejecting Joan Jett's first solo album and her subsequent rise to the top of the charts with "I Love Rock 'n Roll". Kenny Laguna, cofounder of Blackheart Records, makes a cameo as the Warner Brothers executive.

The sons has been covered a lot of times, from bands like Halfcocked, The Dollyrots, Peaches, Avril Lavigne and so on...

Sooo...Watch the video!


quarta-feira, 18 de maio de 2011

The Go-Go's - We Got The Beat

Hi everyone!

Since this song can't get out of my head, Sons do Fundo proudly posts We Got The Beat by "The Go-Go's".

We Got the Beat is a song recorded by the American rock band "The Go-Go's". Written by the group's lead guitarist Charlotte Caffey, the band recorded the song in 1980 and it was released in May as a single in the UK on Stiff Records. The song's single release brought the Go-Go's underground credibility in the UK. The song climbed to number 35 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart due to the popularity of the song in clubs as an import.

The following year the Go-Go's re-recorded the song for their debut album Beauty and the Beat. Released in January 1982 as the album's second single, We Got the Beat became the Go-Go's biggest hit, spending three weeks at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, behind "Joan Jett & the Blackhearts" I Love Rock 'n Roll. It was during the song's time in the U.S. top ten that Beauty and the Beat topped the U.S. Billboard 200.

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terça-feira, 17 de maio de 2011

F. R. David - Words

Hello ;)

Sons do Fundo presents today another hit from the 80's: Words, by F.R.David.

F. R. David (born Elli Robert Fitoussi) is a Tunisian-born French singer.

During the early 1970s, he was a band member in the French rock band, Les Variations. His personal "trademarks" are his sunglasses and his guitar (a white Fender Stratocaster). His most recognised song was his hit Words (1982), which sold eight million Carrère records across the world, topped charts around Europe in late 1982, and reached No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart in Spring 1983, going on to becoming the 22nd best selling single in the UK during 1983.

The track's eventual UK success was caused by its exposure on BBC TV's Top Of The Pops. The disc was featured on the first edition of a special Euro-slot incorporated in the TV program. The song is a catchy, slightly plaintive mid-tempo ballad sung in a slender, high-pitched voice.

In 1983 Thomas Anders (later of Modern Talking fame) covered David's song "Pick Up The Phone" in German. In 2007 Mr. Oizo of Ed Banger Records sampled the song "Don't Go" on his song First Love, which features singer Uffie.

So, check out the video below ;)


segunda-feira, 16 de maio de 2011

Rolling Stones - Start Me Up

Hi to all of you!

Tonight Sons do Fundo brings "The Rolling Stones" with Start Me Up!

Start Me Up is a song by "The Rolling Stones" featured on the 1981 album Tattoo You. Released as the album's lead single, it reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the UK Singles Chart.

Start Me Up peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Charts in September 1981, where it remains a significant single as "The Rolling Stones" have not been back into the UK top 10 since. In Australia, the song reached #1 in November 1981. In the US, Start Me Up spent three weeks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in October and November 1981, kept from the summit by "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" by Christopher Cross and "Private Eyes" by Hall & Oates. It also spent 13 weeks atop the Billboard Top Tracks chart.

Start Me Up
is often used to open the Rolling Stones' live shows and has been featured on the live albums Still Life, Flashpoint, Live Licks, and Shine a Light. It has been included on every major compilation since its release, including Rewind (1971-1984), Jump Back and Forty Licks.

So, check out the video!

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sábado, 14 de maio de 2011

Amanda Marshall - Let It Rain

Good night, everyone ;)

Tonight, Sons do Fundo brings Amanda Marshall, with her hit song "Let It Rain".

Amanda Meta Marshall was born in August 29, 1972 in Toronto, Canada), growing up in a biracial family to a Caucasian father and a Black Trinidadian mother. In several of her songs, Marshall has reflected on her racial identity "as a woman who looks white but is also half-black".

Marshall studied music extensively during her childhood, including at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. While performing on the Queen Street West bar scene in her teens, she met guitarist Jeff Healey, who was struck by her powerful voice and took her on tour.

She started her career signing a recording contract with Metalblade Records in 1991, but both parties agreed that they were not a good fit and went their separate ways. In 1995, Marshall signed to Epic Records, and released her debut album "Amanda Marshall" the same year. The album was a major success in Canada, generating a great deal of airplay and spawning six Top 40 hits -- "Let It Rain," "Beautiful Goodbye," "Dark Horse," "Fall From Grace," "Sitting on Top of the World," and "Birmingham," which remains her biggest hit internationally.

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Marshall has received 11 Juno Award nominations, between 1996 and 2002 in all of the major categories, including Album of the Year (for her first two albums), Single of the Year (for "Birmingham," "Dark Horse," and "Everybody's Got a Story"), and Artist of the Year.

So, check out the video below and remember this great song!


MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This

"Stop...Hammer time!" Today we have a major hit from the 90's, with U Can't Touch This, by "MC Hammer".

U Can't Touch This is "MC Hammer's" 1990 hit signature song, from his album "Please Hammer, Don't Hurt'Em". The album sold more than 10 million copies, due primarily to this single, and gaining multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA, and other Recording Industries.

Rick James sued Hammer for infringement of copyright, as the song basically consists of the prominent opening riff of "Super Freak", which is constantly repeated throughout. The suit was settled out of court when Hammer agreed to credit James as co-composer, effectively cutting James in on the millions of dollars the record was earning. James was accordingly credited as a co-author.

The song was a huge success chart wise: it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was also a big success in other parts of the world, peaking at #1 in Australia, the Netherlands and Sweden, and #3 on the UK singles chart.

The song's lyrics and catchphrases became common pop culture references, making sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle appearances on TV, movies, and pop culture generally. "You can't touch this" and "Stop... Hammer time!" in particular, were widely used. Even flashmobs were made with this song.

During 2008, the song ranked as number 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs ohttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giff Hip Hop and number 16 on their list of 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s.

Most recently, in 2010, the song ranked as #6 on AOL Radio's list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever, with Matthew Wilkening telling the late Rick James in spirit: "If someone did this to your wonderful work of music, you might choose crack, too."

So, check out the dancing moves in this video!!