ABBA - S.O.S - On ABBA Album (1975)

ABBA - S.O.S - On ABBA Album (1975)
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"SOS" was the third single from Swedish pop group ABBA's self-titled 1975 album, their third for Polar Music and their second for Epic and Atlantic. It was released with "Man in the Middle" as the B-side. Agnetha Fältskog, who sang lead, recorded the song in Swedish on her 1975 solo album Elva kvinnor i ett hus. "SOS" was ABBA's first major worldwide hit since "Waterloo" and, to date, is the only Hot 100 single (or #1 single in Australia) in which both the title and the credited act are palindromes.

"SOS" marked a huge turnaround in ABBA's fortunes, most notably in the UK and Ireland, where it returned the group to the Top 10 for the first time since "Waterloo". Reaching #6 and #4 respectively, "SOS" started a run of 18 consecutive Top 10 hits for ABBA in the UK and Ireland. "SOS" reached #1 in Australia, Belgium, France, West Germany (where it spent 7 weeks at the top), New Zealand and South Africa, and was a Top 3 hit in Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy (where it became ABBA's most successful hit), Mexico, Rhodesia and Switzerland. The song also became ABBA's second Top 20 hit in the United States, peaking at #15 (due to the single charting in the U.S. before "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", whereas elsewhere "SOS" charted afterwards).

Chicago radio station WLS, which gave "SOS" much airplay, ranked the song as the 61st biggest hit of 1975. It peaked at number six on their survey of 22 November 1975.

"SOS" is one of the most-covered of ABBA's songs. It has been recorded and performed in concert by several prominent artists, including John Frusciante, Peter Cetera, and Chris deBurgh.

The track has a number of music industry devotees. The Who guitarist Pete Townshend has said "SOS" is one of the best pop songs ever written, adding that when he first heard the song he "was transported by it".

Former Beatle John Lennon declared that it was one of his favourite pop songs, while Ray Davies of The Kinks said that he was taken with the song after seeing the group perform it on the television show Seaside Special.

War - Why Can't We Be Friends? - From The Album Why Can't We Be Friends? (1975)

War - Why Can't We Be Friends? - From The Album Why Can't We Be Friends? (1975)
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"Why Can't We Be Friends?" is a song by the band War. The song has a simple structure, with the phrase "Why can't we be friends?" being sung four times after each two-line verse amounting to over forty times in under four minutes. The song reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1975. It had the dubious honor of being played in outer-space , when NASA beamed it to the linking of Soviet cosmonauts and U.S. astronauts for the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project ,also in 1975.. Billboard ranked it as the No. 23 song of that year ,on it's year-end,Top 100 songs list.

The song is played during the freshman hazing scene in Dazed and Confused. It also plays over the main credits in Lethal Weapon 4, was also covered in BASEketball, Bridge to Terabithia, and played in The Final Destination. A clip of the song is played as Homer Simpson's entrance music in Season 8 Episode 3 of The Simpsons, "The Homer They Fall". American pop rock band Smash Mouth covered the song on their debut album Fush Yu Mang in 1997, releasing it as their second single.

Three Dog Night - Joy To The World - On Naturally Album (1971)

Three Dog Night - Joy To The World - On Naturally Album (1971)
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"Joy to the World" is a song written by Hoyt Axton, and made famous by the band Three Dog Night. The song is also popularly known by its opening words, "Jeremiah was a bullfrog". Three Dog Night originally released the song on their fourth studio album, Naturally in November 1970 and subsequently released an edited version of the song as a single in February 1971.

The song, which has been described by members of Three Dog Night as a "kid's song" and a "silly song", topped the main singles charts in North America, was certified gold by the RIAA, and has since been covered by multiple artists.

The song is featured prominently in the film The Big Chill. It is sung by a child character at the beginning and the Three Dog Night recording is played over the end credits.

It is also played at the end of every Denver Broncos victory at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and, before it, Mile High Stadium. Notable playings of this song after Broncos victories included then-Chicago Bears head coach Abe Gibron's singing along with the song in 1973, as immortalized by the Football Follies; and at the end of Super Bowl XXXII, played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

When the song hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1971, Axton and his mother, Mae Axton, became the first mother and son to each have written a number one pop single in the rock era. Mae Axton co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel", which was the first number one hit for Elvis Presley.

Halsey - New Americana - On Badlands Album (2015)

Download Halsey - New Americana - On Badlands Album (2015)
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"New Americana" is a song by American singer and songwriter Halsey taken from her debut studio album, Badlands (2015). It was written by Kalkutta, Larzz Principato, James Mtume and Halsey, while production was handled by Lido. Described as electropop and alternative pop, the song describes the normalization of aspects of counterculture, including recreational drug use. The song was released on July 10, 2015, as the second single from the album.

"New Americana" is an electropop and midtempo alternative pop song. According to the digital sheet music published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., the song is composed in the key of E♭ major with an approximate tempo of 87 BPM and a vocal range of B♭3-C5. The track also includes a sample of "Juicy" by The Notorious B.I.G. Halsey's voice is layered on the chorus, which was inspired by Pink Floyd's similarly-themed hit, "Another Brick in the Wall".

"New Americana" received mixed reviews from critics. The song received a warm reception from radio programmers, with D.J. Zane Lowe of Apple Beats Music saying of Halsey that "there's a new icon there", and that the song was "big". It has been labelled by critics, including Billboard, USA Today, and The New York Times, as a "generational anthem" for millennials.

Green Baron of Sputnikmusic, however, labelled the song Halsey's "worst foray into the world of songwriting", and found the lyrics to be "incredibly forced" and "too try-hard". Nathan Reese of Pitchfork was similarly unconvinced by the song's lyrics, describing the song as "plasticky" and superficial where it aimed to be inspirational.

AM TOP 40 December 05, 2015 Music Chart

AM TOP 40 December 05, 2015 Music Chart
Here we go with the Top 40 hits of the nation this week on American Top 40, the best-selling and most-played songs from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Canada to Mexico. In the next three hours we'll count down the 40 most popular hits in the United States this week, hot off the record charts of Billboard magazine for the week ending December 05, 2015.

This Week Last Week Artist & Song
1 1

Shawn Mendes

2 5


3 3


Hotline Bling
4 2

Taylor Swift

Wildest Dreams
5 7

Ellie Goulding

On My Mind
6 4

The Weeknd

The Hills
7 10

Selena Gomez

Same Old Love
8 9

Elle King

Ex's And Oh's
9 8

Alessia Cara

10 6

Justin Bieber

What Do You Mean?
11 14

Justin Bieber

12 13

Meghan Trainor

Like I'm Gonna Lose You feat. John Legend
13 11

X Ambassadors

14 18

Ariana Grande

15 17

Demi Lovato

16 12

One Direction

Drag Me Down
17 16

R. City

Locked Away feat. Adam Levine
18 20


Lay It All On Me feat. Ed Sheeran
19 23

Fetty Wap

679 feat. Remy Boyz
20 24


Hide Away
21 27

One Direction

22 21

Major Lazer

Lean On feat. DJ Snake & MO
23 31

5 Seconds Of Summer

Hey Everybody!
24 29


Cake By The Ocean
25 19

Selena Gomez

Good For You
26 15

Calvin Harris

How Deep Is Your Love feat. Disciples
27 34

Gwen Stefani

Used To Love You
28 35

The Chainsmokers

Roses feat. Rozes
29 30

The Weeknd

In The Night
30 37


Something Better feat. Lady Antebellum
31 22

The Weeknd

Can't Feel My Face
32 26


33 38

Fall Out Boy

Irresistible feat. Demi Lovato
34 28

Ed Sheeran

35 39

Nico And Vinz

That's How You Know feat. Bebe Rexha
36 32

Fall Out Boy

Uma Thurman
37 -


Only Love feat. Pitbull
38 -

New Americana
39 36

Skrillex And Diplo

Where Are U Now feat. Justin Bieber
40 -


The Fix feat. Jeremih