Chance the Rapper, a young Chicago native, is more than a “performer” — a force of nature might be a more accurate term.
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Thankfully, Indian movies and actors are becoming mainstream in this country. “Slumdog…” was wildly successful, grossing $377M on a budget of $15M.
Continue reading “Slumdog Millionaire (soundtrack) ~ Jai Ho (2009)”
The real star of the video (in her brief appearance) is Billy Joel’s wife at the time, Christie Brinkley – the car, the outfit, and – oh yeah, those legs.
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These guys were all-around talents – solid instrumental licks, complex vocals, serious multi-tracking. In their sound, we all embraced the California myth.
Continue reading “Beach Boys ~ Fun, Fun, Fun (1964)”
Like most people, I thought “Philadelphia Freedom” was a salute from Elton John'(above) to America on the eve of our bicentennial. It wasn’t, but …
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Paul Simon took a huge risk in putting music from South African on the map in his “Graceland” album. We (as well as history) have been the better for it.
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Although the lyrics of this tune are actually a little sad, you’d never know it from the good time everyone is having in this video.
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Thirty years separated the original release of this tune from its appearance in the hugely successful juke-box musical. I loved it as a kid and still do.
Continue reading “Jersey Boys (soundtrack) ~ Oh, What a Night ~ (2005)”
This sweet, upbeat tune had legs of its own but it became a true phenomenon as a video in how it melded the modern band Weezer into the old TV show “Happy Days”.
Continue reading “Weezer ~ Buddy Holly (1994)”
Bruce Springsteen is a durable, beloved performer known for creating original, straight-up, un-gimmicky music with just a bit of his native New Jersey grit.
Continue reading “Bruce Springsteen ~ Dancing in the Dark (1984)”