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1. The Top 10 Best Love Song Duets
The Top 10 Best Love Song Duets
Some of the most romantic songs recorded have been duets, chances for people who, romantically involved or not, enjoy performing together enough to create a love song that touches couples for decades to come. These songs create the perfect mood for weddings, anniversaries, or even a karaoke date....
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:40:33
2. The Top 10 Creepiest Love Songs
The Top 10 Creepiest Love Songs
Some of the most popular love songs, if spoken to a lover, would be creepy or downright declarations of stalking. Professing your undying love and devotion shouldn't make your beloved consider a restraining order. Singing a beautiful love song, on the other hand, requires you to exaggerate. Take...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:41:22
3. Mashups: Oldies Meet 80s Meet Top 40 Pop
Mashups: Oldies Meet 80s Meet Top 40 Pop
DJs take songs and blend them together. Mashup artists are DJs that take that idea three or four steps farther: instead of stopping and starting songs in sync they play them at the same time for a wide variety of effects. Such mashups bring songs to kids in clubs who might otherwise never have he...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:32:19
4. Tips, Tricks, And Explanations For Complicated Grammar Rules
Tips, Tricks, And Explanations For Complicated Grammar Rules
English grammar has a million confusing and contradictory rules. The language has so many words in so many forms that it can be bewildering to figure out which one to use and why. This page will help. Look below for specific tips and links on commonly-misused English words, why you should avoid t...
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:44:25
5. Summertime By George Gershwin: The Greatest Cover Song Ever
Summertime By George Gershwin: The Greatest Cover Song Ever
Everbody who's anybody in the music world has covered George Gershwin's Summertime at one point or another. From mournful, operatic versions true to the original aria to Janis Joplin's throaty shout-blues to Billy Stewart's exuberant scat, Gershwin's masterpiece from Porgy and Bess has really mad...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:43:20
6. What Ever Happened to K-Tel Records?
What Ever Happened to K-Tel Records?
When I was a kid, K-tel Records published the sorts of compilations, on glorious, shiny vinyl, that meant I could get big hits of the day (or at least the day before) with my meager allowance. Well, if my sister and I pooled our allowances we could get a record from time to time. I still have som...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:42:34
7. Scat Singing and Nonsense Songs: Playing with Words
Scat Singing and Nonsense Songs: Playing with Words
Folks have been doing the verbal two-step with scat singing for a hundred years. The creativity and virtuosity that scat allows a singer to display within the confines of any song make it a popular medium. And some of the most fun songs take scat to a new level, making an entire tune of nonsense ...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:43:20
8. What's your favorite song?
What's your favorite song?
I write a lot about my favorite songs, and I decided that it was time to give everyone else a chance to have some input. Tell me your favorite song and who performs it. If you just can't name one, post an album or a band that really moves you. Let me know what taps your toes, what makes you cry, ...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:53:15
9. The Peter Gunn Theme Song
The Peter Gunn Theme Song
Peter Gunn had a theme song, and it's been re-made and remixed since his television show debuted in 1958. Once it hit the airwaves, a new hit song began making its way through musical genres year after year. From the Duane Eddy smash in 1960 through mashups made last year, the Peter Gunn theme ha...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:40:33
10. Cover Songs and Standards
Cover Songs and Standards
Great jazz and blues musicians share a common ground of songs, standards that fans and players know and love. The songs comprise a range of styles and moods but all have one thing in common: they're great music. But modern rock cover songs are tackling these jazz standards and making new songs pa...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:42:35
11. You Give Me Fever
You Give Me Fever
Little Willie John had a Top 25 hit on the US charts in 1956 with Fever, a song written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell (under the name John Davenport). Two years later, Peggy Lee recorded her own version of the song with somewhat different lyrics, reaching number eight on those same charts an...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:42:35
12. One Note Samba: A Bossa Nova Standard
One Note Samba: A Bossa Nova Standard
Antonio Carlos (or Tom) Jobim wrote the music--and translated Newton Mendonca's Portuguese lyrics into English--for Samba Uma Nota So, or One Note Samba, but the song was first recorded by Stan Getz for his 1962 album "Jazz Samba". The song went on to become a major hit in the United States and w...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:44:25
13. Songs with One-Word Titles
Songs with One-Word Titles
You may be wondering why I'd make an entire page about songs with one word titles. As a music fanatic, I love to listen to great songs. Although I actively seek out new music, I sometimes find myself in a rut, listening to the play list of songs that I already know I love. While those songs are r...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:44:25
14. Knockin' on Heaven's Door Cover Versions
Knockin' on Heaven's Door Cover Versions
Bob Dylan wrote Knockin' on Heaven's Door as a part of his soundtrack for a movie about Billy the Kid in the early 1970s. Whether it was the imagery of the lyrics or the global fascination with cowboys and bandits, the song was an instant success. Knockin' on Heaven's Door fired the imagination o...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:41:22
15. Easy HTML Code for Creative Pages
Easy HTML Code for Creative Pages
I'm not one to go crazy adding color and "splash" to a page, but learning a little CSS and HTML code to spice up your content makes it unique and appealing to readers. Here I'll share some of the code tidbits that help me to make professional and appealing pages, here at Squidoo and on my own sit...
Squidoo Community - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:44:25
16. Top 10 Stranded on a Desert Island Songs
Top 10 Stranded on a Desert Island Songs
It's a perennial favorite question on discussion boards and during get-to-know-you exercises: if you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could choose only ten songs to which you could listen, which would you pick? If you're a music fanatic who listens all day long this quest...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:40:33
17. The 100 Best Love Songs
The 100 Best Love Songs
While I have written a description of each of one hundred great songs with the word love in the title and included videos and ways to buy each and every one, I thought it might be nice to have the whole list in a single place. I'll link to each of the pages with the sets of ten but here you'll fi...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:43:20
18. Caravan: A Jazz Standard
Caravan: A Jazz Standard
Although the original recording of Caravan was made in 1936 by Barney Bigard And His Jazzopators, Duke Ellington composed the music for this jazzy cover song and recorded it many times. Then again, Irving Mills wrote the lyrics and the song was based on a ten-bar improvisation by Ellington's trom...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:40:33
19. People Get Ready: A Gospel-Inspired Standard
People Get Ready: A Gospel-Inspired Standard
Curtis Mayfield wrote People Get Ready for The Impressions, who had their biggest hit with the song in 1965. The song has been credited with changing the face of popular music, and dozens of singers and bands have recorded cover versions ever since. You'll find the song on The Rolling Stone's lis...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:44:25
20. The Banana Boat Song: Day-O
The Banana Boat Song: Day-O
The Banana Boat Song, also known as Day-O, grew out of a traditional Caribbean folk song. Trinidadian Edric Connor first recorded The Banana Boat Song in England around 1954, under the title Day Dah Light (Banana Loaders Song), then The Tarriers and Harry Belafonte each had hits with Day-O (or Th...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:44:25
21. Frankie and Johnny: A Murderous Folk Music Standard
Frankie and Johnny: A Murderous Folk Music Standard
Frankie and Johnny has been covered and recorded for a hundred years. While the music for Frankie and Johnny was copyrighted to Hughie Cannon in 1904, there have been various claims regarding the authorship of the lyrics. Some claim that the song goes back to the 1820s. The story may be based on ...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:41:22
22. Old-School Rap and Hip Hop
Old-School Rap and Hip Hop
The Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Ice T and Ice Cube, Midnight Star and Doug E Fresh: if these names make you want to start breakin' and pop-lockin', you've come to the right place. Old-School rap and hip hop took elements from funk, disco, jazz, and blues, stripped them of any pretensions, and made son...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:41:23
23. Sweet Home Chicago: A Blues Standard
Sweet Home Chicago: A Blues Standard
Like many blues songs, Sweet Home Chicago has shadowy origins based in borrowed riffs and rhythms from older songs. The first recording under that name, however, came from legendary blues-man Robert Johnson and was released in 1937. Most sources suggest that the song was loosely based on Kokomo B...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:41:23
24. Song Cover Versions Rock!
Song Cover Versions Rock!
Song Cover Versions Rock! While there has been many a musical misstep over the decades, some songs just beg to be covered. Imagine if only Bob Dylan ever sang Bob Dylan songs like Knockin' on Heaven's Door or no one covered Leadbelly's fabulous Black Betty. What a loss that would be for the music...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:42:34
25. Baby It's Cold Outside: A Winter Standard
Baby It's Cold Outside: A Winter Standard
Frank Loesser wrote Baby It's Cold Outside for he and his wife, Lynn, to perform at a dinner party in 1944. The song was such a hit that the two were popular guests for years. They were so well known for the song, in fact, that Loesser decided to give it up for good by putting it into Neptune's D...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:41:22
26. The Evolution of Ska Music
The Evolution of Ska Music
Ska music has developed from its Jamaican roots in the 1950s and 60s into a worldwide phenomenon that has come in waves of change, incorporating jazz, bop, rock and roll, and punk music as it grew. Here, I've gathered some of the biggest names from those eras, including music videos and an explor...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:44:26
27. Sweet Georgia Brown: A Whistlin' Jazz Standard
Sweet Georgia Brown: A Whistlin' Jazz Standard
Ben Bernie and Maceo Pinkard got together and composed a little ditty, for which Kenneth Casey wrote some saucy lyrics. Thus, Sweet Georgia Brown was born, a song which Bernie and His Orchestra recorded in 1926, at the height of the roaring 20s, and grabbed the attention of flappers, speak-easy g...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:41:23
28. Why Do Kids Love Justin Bieber?
Why Do Kids Love Justin Bieber?
Justin Bieber has taken the pop music world by storm, parlaying a few minor hits into a media presence of which music and singing form only a part. He's been a trending topic on Twitter for months and you can't visit a celebrity gossip site without seeing the words Justin Bieber relating to some ...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:40:33
29. The Great Songs Group Headquarters
The Great Songs Group Headquarters
Great songs deserve more attention than the short shrift that commercial radio and ratings charts give them. In all of the pre-packaged, over-produced garbage that comes out these days, fabulous songs can get lost in the musical shuffle. Add your lenses about one specific song here and tell peopl...
Music - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:42:35
30. The Fargo-Moorhead Derby Girls
The Fargo-Moorhead Derby Girls
If you thought that roller derby was a thing of the 70s, long past and never to be seen again, you've clearly not heard of the skating revolution taking over the US. In Fargo, the Fargo-Moorhead Derby Girls, or FMDG as they are known, have recruited dozens of women and skated several skirmishes a...
Sports & Recreation - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:42:35
31. Making a Christmas Music Play List
Making a Christmas Music Play List
Whether you're having a gathering or simply want a soundtrack for your family's celebrations, Christmas carols and holiday songs help take the edge off winter's chill and remind people that holidays are for celebrating your beliefs and each other rather than getting "stuff". I've compiled a list ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:44:25

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