The Flashback of the 60s, 70s, 80s Greatest Music Hits

Dec 31, 2017

2000: The Reactivation of Everything


2000: The Reactivation of Everything
This fame that persisted till the 2000s and beyond is still favored today. Hip-Hop has become popular by musicians like Usher or Justin Timberlake. This music trend was then intensified by Jay-Z and Kanye West who combine hip-hop with rap to create an enjoyable rhythm with rap-style lyrics. Moreover music in this decade was determined by a contrast in themes. In recent years, when hip-hop and rap music overtook the mainstream music, music has been repeatedly criticized for its violent themes and sexual lyrics. The impression that hip-hop focuses on sexually based themes, and rap promotes violence against innocent citizens has come up. Furthermore, the charts were also topped by the mainstream pop music genre. Musicians like Kelly Clarkson who won the television show American idol, contributed to the popularity of this music genre. Besides, the 2000s also witness the birth of various new music genres. Rock metal rap combines lyrics that are characteristic of rap with memorably rhythms that are typical for rock plus the hard core feeling of metal. Musicians like Kid Rock have contributed to this unique style of music. The music genre emo, which is metonymic with emotional music due to its heartfelt lyrics and melancholy melodies, also peaked in popularity by its formation in 2000. Bands like Dashboard Confessional recorded great success by this genre. Bands like Green day construed emo in a new way. By the use of louder music and faster melodies with the maintenance of typically sad and depressing lyrics, these bands tended to criticize the government and present administration. Green Day’s song “American Idiot” caused a great deal of controversy by vituperative lyrics and concert speeches about the American government. At the same time, musicians like Alan Jackson and Toby Keith counteracted by creating pro-American songs that support the present administration and government. In addition, the present music represents many musicians and artists who have proved themselves. Many of them have been there for decades, like Madonna. Bands like The Red Hot Chili Peppers arose to the popular music scene in the late 1980s to early 1990s and are still generating great popularity. Other pop artists, such as Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears are still making the headlines in today’s society but do not continue in building on the success that they have built up years ago. And so the trend continues. Some musicians have a long-term fan base which will continue to buy their albums as long as they make them while others are one-hit wonders that society will never hear from again. The 2000s unlike other decades did not experience the emergence of a new genre of music. Instead, there was fusion of different yet existing types of music. This is the pattern music industry has followed for decades and which will be probably maintained for many more. To put in a nutshell as diverse and exciting, the music development, mainly from the 70s to the 90s was so monotonous it is to be expected in future.

1990: The Era of Grunge, Heavy Metal, Hip-Hop, Teen Pop and BriT Pop


1990: The Era of Grunge, Heavy Metal, Hip-Hop, Teen Pop and BriT Pop
Music in the 90s was very diverse and outstanding. A lot of timeless songs were created and recorded by many different types of artists. The creation of new music genres did not find any limits - from Alternative via SkaPunk, Fusion to RapRock. Alternative Rock and its subgenres Grunge, a combination of guitar rock and metal, and Pop Punk peaked in popularity during the 1990s. Bands like Nirvana, especially their singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain, found success with mainstream audiences and are today still associated with this decade. Heavy metal converted into new subgenres such as rapcore. rap-, nu- and industrial metal. Even electronic music underwent a change by the split of techno and house into new styles including trance, drums and bass, trip-hop and eurodance. The appeal to a younger radio audience was achieved by pop and teen pop, with bands like Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, 98 Degrees. Hanson and The Spice Girls. In the late 1990s. female teen pop artists took the world by storm with major hits by Jennifer Lope/. Destiny’s Child, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears. Contemporary R&B also achieved great success on the pop charts especially for Whitney Houston. Mariah Carey, TLC, Toni Braxton. Lauryn Hill, and Boys II Men. Brit Pop as a subgenre of alternative rock, which was embodied by bands like Oasis, was also formed in this decade. The big growth in diversity and sales, the radio airplay and the overall success for artists like Eminem or Dr. Dre explains the fame of Hip-Hop in the 90s.

1980: The Decade of Genre Revivals, Madonna, and Michael Jackson


1980: The Decade of Genre Revivals, Madonna, and Michael Jackson
Due to declining sales, the music industry had difficulties in 1980. Disco was dead and the music industry was looking for something to till the space. Thanks to the technological advancements in audio and video recordings, the music industry experienced a renaissance in the 80s. The release of numerous music videos and the high number of sales of CD players helped the business to provide a boom and animated record companies to reissue old albums on CD. These progresses had great intlucncc in bringing various new bands and music styles into the mainstream including a revival in heavy metal, disco, pop. new wave. rap. and hip-hop. Madonna and Michael Jackson arc just some of the iconic names which dominated during this dccadc. To put in a nutshell, the 80s were a “mash up” decade bringing new and reviving former music genres.

Dec 30, 2017

1970: The Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Disco Variety



1970: The Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Disco Variety
There was more variety in music in the 70s than ever before. Music became more experimental due to technical progresses enabling music listeners to choose from dozens of music genres. The early 70s were ruled by singer songwriters and soft rock. Glam or Glitter Rock appeared briefly in the first half of the 70s. Moreover Disco was introduced to the music scene and dominated the radio and dance floors with songs from pop groups like Abba and the Bee Gees at this time. Psychedelic music that was very well received in the 60s declined, but converted into progressive rock (e.g., Queen) and heavy metal. A harder version of Rock, the so-called Hard Rock also carved out its place in the music world in the 1970s. In the late 70s Punk rock started as a reaction to progressive and arena rock. With the establishment of Punk a new wave began as bands start to use synthesizers and move beyond guitars and drums. Bands like ACDC, Pink Floyd, or Queen recorded great success during this era. In addition, the 1970s witness the birth of another worldwide music genre: Reggae.


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1960: The Beatles and Hippie Time


1960: The Beatles and Hippie Time
One decade later, rock music dominated the popular music charts further on. In the early part of the 60s Elvis Presley continued to generate hits, but the music also diversified with the folk revival, Phil Spector’s wall of sound, the Brill Building sound, girl groups, and surf music. Songwriting in 60s was characterized by moving beyond pop love songs and by the beginning of the inclusion of social consciousness and political statements. By 1964, U.K. bands were led by the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, two bands of modem youths who expressed a profound understanding of the society at a time when governments were trying new things. Their success could be seen by the 60s record charts’ where the Beatles dominated with six of the top ten albums of the decade and 21 of the 60s top 100 singles. The second place was earned by Elvis Presley with four of the decades’ top 100 albums and nine of the top 100 singles. The 60s were also shaped by the creation of soul music which evolved from the rhythm and blues as well as gospel to reveal the fight for the equality of whites and blacks. In the latter half of the 60s psychedelic music emerged to reflect the growing hippie culture. Album sales became more important as a harder rock sound popped up which built the cornerstone for heavy metal.


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1950: The Rock and Roll Era


1950: The Rock and Roll Era
The music in the 50s was characterized by light melodies and sweet lyrics. Songs were innocent and inoffensive and contained feel-good tunes which reflected the optimistic mood of America post World War II. At this time the pop charts were dominated by artists like Pat Boone, Rosemary Clooney, and Perry Como. Moreover a new driving music force was established when the era of Rock and Roll began. In 1955, when Bill Haley’s “Rock around the clock” became popular, people learned to swing to a whole new sound and felt vitality by this music genre. Rock and Roll music is characterized by a front man appearing as singer is accompanied by instruments like guitars, e-bass, drums, and sometimes saxophones. Infectious beats and rhythms established Rock and Roll as dance music which followed the traditions of blues and swing music.

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Dec 29, 2017

A 200 Legjobb Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B zeneszámok – Magyarország Slágerlista (2017)

A 200 Legjobb zeneszámok – Magyarország Slágerlista (2017)
Hallgassa a 2017-es Popzene, R&B, Hip-Hop klasszikusait. Magyar és külföldi slágerek a popzene a WLCY Radio Hits Playlist! Regionális és helyi rádiók leggyakrabban játszott felvételeiből áll össze, a hallgatottság szerinti súlyozásos módszerrel összesítve. Az országos, regionális és a megyeszékhelyeken fogható helyi rádiók adásainak heti 7 napos, napi 24 órás monitorozásával, az egyes dalok pontos játszási száma alapján áll össze.

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Dec 26, 2017

Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes (2017)


"Too Good at Goodbyes" is a song by British singer Sam Smith that was released on 8 September 2017. It is the lead single from his second studio album, The Thrill of It All (2017).

Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes (2017)
Chris Willman of Variety said about the track, "Once again, Smith is plumbing the depths of melancholia with a flawless, effortlessly flexible tenor that seems to be on loan to the underworld from somewhere in the heavens. There's not a lot in the track that he, carry-over collaborator Jimmy Napes, and songwriter-producer duo Stargate have come up with to detract from that instrument. For the first minute of the song, Smith’s voice is joined only by the sparsest and most basic piano chords, along with some finger-snapping. Eventually a light beat kicks in, then a gospel choir, as if to almost mock Smith’s romantic lamentation by raising it to the level of spiritual battle."




Dec 25, 2017

Camila Cabello - Havana (Audio) ft. Young Thug (2017)

"Havana" is a song recorded by Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello featuring guest vocals from American rapper Young Thug. It was released on August 3, 2017 as a promotional single of her upcoming debut studio album Camila (2018), along with "OMG". On August 30, via social media, Cabello confirmed the song as the album's second single. It was serviced to radio on September 8. On November 12, a remix version of the song with Daddy Yankee was uploaded to Cabello's YouTube page. The first verse of the song is sung in Spanish while Daddy Yankee replaces Young Thug's verse.




Due to the spontaneous success of the song, "Havana" became its proper lead single. The song has performed well internationally, reaching number one in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Scotland and the United Kingdom as well as the top ten in a number of countries including Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, while peaking at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it became Cabello's highest ranking.

Ed Sheeran - Perfect Symphony (with Andrea Bocelli) (2017)

Ed Sheeran - Perfect Symphony (with Andrea Bocelli) (2017)
"Perfect" is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran from his third studio album, ÷ (2017). After the album's release it charted at number four on the UK Singles Chart. On 21 August 2017, Billboard announced that "Perfect" would be the fourth single from the album. The song was serviced to pop radio on 26 September 2017, as the third single from the album in the United States (fourth overall). The song eventually reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100 in December 2017. It also peaked at number one in sixteen other countries, including Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. A version of "Perfect", titled "Perfect Duet", with American singer Beyoncé was released on 1 December 2017. Another duet with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, titled "Perfect Symphony", was released on 15 December 2017. "Perfect" also became the UK Christmas number-one song for 2017.


1910 Fruitgum Company (Music Group Biography)


1910 Fruitgum Company (Music Group Biography)
The prototypical bubblegum group, the 1910 Fruitgum Company was the brainchild of Buddah Records house producers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz, also the masterminds behind such phenoms as the Ohio Express and the Music Explosion. The Kasenetz-Katz formula was a simple one: they enlisted anonymous studio musicians (in this case, vocalists Mark Gutkowski and Joey Levine -- also the singer in the Ohio Express -- along with guitarists Frank Jeckell, Pat Karwan, and Chuck Travis, horn player Larry Ripley, and drummers Rusty Oppenheimer and Floyd Marcus), and prolifically recorded lightweight, fluffy pop songs which found an eager audience in fans looking for an alternative to the edgier rock music of the late '60s. With the 1910 Fruitgum Company, the Kasenetz-Katz team scored their first major hit, the 1968 Top Five smash "Simon Says," launching the bubblegum craze; that same year they also scored with the singles "1, 2, 3 Red Light" and "Goody Goody Gumdrops," all three issued as title tracks from the group's first trio of LPs. 1969's "Indian Giver," the title cut from the Fruitgum Company's fourth album, was their last Top Five hit, and after one last LP, Hard Ride, the group disbanded; some of its members later resurfaced in the Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus.

Dec 16, 2017

British Invasion Radio Playlist Part III (20 Songs)

British Invasion Radio Playlist Part III (20 Songs)
British Invasion is your time capsule into the swinging '60s when artists from all of the UK brought raw rock 'n' roll, beat and pop music to the rest of the globe. Are you a mod or a rocker?
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    Dec 9, 2017

    British Invasion Radio Playlist Part II (20 Songs)

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      Dec 7, 2017

      British Invasion Radio Playlist Part I (20 Songs)

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        The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)

        The Zombies - Time of the Season (1968)
        "Time of the Season" is a song by the British rock band The Zombies, featured on their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle. It was written by keyboard player Rod Argent and recorded at Abbey Road Studios in August 1967.




        Several other songs from Odessey and Oracle were released as singles prior to "Time of the Season". Columbia Records supported the album and its singles at the urging of new A&R representative Al Kooper. One of the singles issued on Columbia's Date label was the non-commercial-sounding "Butcher's Tale", which Columbia thought might catch on as an anti-war statement, at the time a popular trend. "Time of the Season" was only released at Kooper's urging, initially coupled with its original UK B-side, "I'll Call You Mine", without success. After previous singles flopped, Date re-released "Time of the Season" backed with another UK flop single, "Friends of Mine", and it made its breakthrough in early 1969, over a year after the band split up. It reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March, topped the Cashbox chart, and reached number 1 in Canada. It did not chart in the band's native Britain, despite being rereleased twice, but it later found success there with Rod Argent saying that it became "a classic in the UK, but it's never been a hit." In mid-1969, it peaked at number 2 on the South African hit parade.


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