Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ten Halloween Rock Songs

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Halloween is one of the occasions that is celebrated around the world. It was originally influenced by the Western European festivals of the dead with possible pagan roots particularly the Celtic Samhain. Activities during the Halloween include Trick-or-treating, Costume parties, carving pumpkins to Jack-o-lanterns, lighting bonfires, visiting haunted places/attractions, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. If you're planning to host a costume party, these rock songs will definitely set the "Halloween" ambiance and will make your party a spooky hit!

Alice Cooper - Welcome to my Nightmare
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the moon
Blue Oyster Cult - Dont Fear the Reaper
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
Godsmack - Vampires
Misfits - Halloween
Rob Zombie - Dragula
Slayer - Raining Blood
Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country
Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams (are we made of this)


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Top Ten Psychedelic Rock Songs

The Psychedelic Beatles and The Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album. | image from coroflot.com
The 60's was a rich era of music because it was the time when a lot of music genre emerged which shaped and changed the history of the music industry. This was also the time when the use of the Psychedelic Drugs especially the "LSD" (Lysergic acid diethylamide) became popular, which gave birth to a new subculture of people using these drugs, the Psychedelia. This influenced a new genre of music which expressed the mind-altering experiences of the psychedelic drugs. Here are top ten Psychedelic Rock Songs which delivered the "high" and "blissful" feeling of drugs which are evident in the songs' musicality, visual interpretation, and some lyrics. BE READY TO BE BLOWN AWAY!

10. Bass Strings - Country Joe and the fish
9. At the Mountains of Madness - HP Lovecraft
8. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles
7. Dark Star - Grateful Dead
6. Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
5. Are You Experienced - Jimi Hendrix
4. Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd
3. Grace - Country Joe and the Fish
2. The American Metaphysical Circus - The United States of America
1. Tomorrow never knows - The Beatles

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Top Ten John Lennon Compositions

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Today would be John Lennon's 72nd birthday if he was not murdered by Mark David Chapman, a guy who committed the crime after reading the book "The Catcher in the Rye" by JD Salinger. (Wikipedia). 32 years after his death, he is still remembered because of his contribution to the music industry, with the greatest band ever The Beatles, and his timeless compositions. Here's a roundup of my top ten favorite John Lennon Songs and compositions as my tribute to the "greatest rock artist of all time" (for me of course). Happy Birthday Sir!

10. Jealous Guy
9. Woman
8. Nowhere Man
7. You've got to hide your love away
6. A day in the life
5. In my life
4. Lucy in the sky with diamonds
3. Strawberry Fields Forever
2. I am the walrus
1. Imagine

Disclaimer: This list is based only on my taste and discretion. Any reactions? please leave a comment. thanks!!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Top 20 Rock one-hit wonders

These are some of my favorite rock one-hit wonders. Some of the artists in this list have released a followup album and singles but never made it big like the first hit singles that topped the US and UK billboard charts. I wonder where are these artists now. I've already embedded a playlist so it will be easier for you to listen to the songs. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: i'm not a music expert and this list is only based on my discretion, knowledge, and music taste. :)