Made some free time between classes to write this one. Here’s playlist #61 for you-
The first song I have for you came out as a one-hit wonder by Brit musician Robin Scott’s project called “M”. The song is called Pop Muzik. Released in 1979, the song is the very personification of the genres that M gets classified into- new wave/ synthpop.
The song is ridiculous of course, but hey, iconic music from the period was often ridiculous like this one, but still driving.
Apparently this ballad wasn’t included on the US version of the album ‘Whitesnake’, which is a pity really. It’s a beautiful song. David Coverdale has so much power and emotion in his voice. I’ve always been a big fan of his style.
From a musical point of view as well, this song has all the elements that would please me.
It’s Van Morrison and Mark Knopfler with Irish Heartbeat.
Irish Heartbeat was originally written by Morrision in collaboration with Irish band The Chieftains. The one featuring Knopfler is from Morrison’s studio album, ‘Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue’
Guns N’Roses now with a song of theirs that is my absolute favourite. It’s called Estranged.
I am honestly not too fond of Axl Rose’s voice, but on this one, I think he sounds really impressive. I like the overall structure of the song as well.
According to Slash, the song was written while the band was rehearsing for an extended period of time in Chicago. Axl revealed that he wrote the song during a more “bummed out” time in his life when his marriage with Erin Everly was annulled.
This song has some very intricate impressive guitar and piano work, so if you’re keen as a musician, do pay close attention.
Of all the Blackmore’s Night songs that I’ve heard (most of which I have liked), this is a favourite. I never seem to get enough of Candice Night’s voice. And of course, there is no need to say it at all- Ritchie Blackmore is guitar genius.
So there you go. Another playlist from me to you.
Until next week.