Music played in any social event is pivotal to its success. For example, you would expect upbeat songs in a birthday party because if the songs “My Heart Will Go On” or “Fifteen” will be played, it would not be able to help set the guests into a birthday mood.
Speaking of singing, the booklet includes the lyrics to all tracks. Each track is listed with a description of the original cartoons they come from, as well as a quote from the artists that performed them. The booklet ends with a commentary essay from the compilation’s producer, Ralph Shall. Writing a review of a soundtrack compilation of inspired works shouldn’t just be about the disc itself. Each individual track deserves to be mentioned on its own.
No form of travel symbolizes America quite like the road trip. From mangrove swamps to stony deserts, from the gentle rolling Appalachians to jagged Rocky heights, you can try to have it all in one manic gas guzzling metal-ticking bid.
“Wade in the Water” sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers is a song that many internet sources and popular books claim to contain explicit instructions to fugitive slaves on how to avoid capture and the route to take to successfully make their way to freedom.
I’ve said before that Hip-Hop, whether it’s uplifting, militant, political, comedic, ready-made for the nightclub, “gangsta”, or “audio pornography” is very seductive. Even the “anti-Hip-Hop” listener will find it damn near impossible to not tap his feet or bop his head to the beat. And if he doesn’t know or even understand the lyrics within the verses of the song, he’ll be able to pick up the words (or at least be able to hum the tune) to the catchy choruses.
My Chemical Romance took a more laid back approach in ‘The Ghost of You,’ but that doesn’t make the song any less effective. This sad number explores the pain of the loss of a loved one. While it’s one of the more moody tracks on their ‘Three Cheers for Lovely Revenge’ record, it perfectly demonstrates the bands knack for combining mournful melodies with an angst driven delivery.
‘Famous Last Words’ begins with the tension of a ticking bomb. Building up to a face melting guitar riff before finally kicking into a driving chorus. The refrain “I am not afraid to keep on living” is enough to inspire the most broken of souls.
I was listening to “If it isn’t love,” and the lyrics were so geniune and sincere. They didn’t reflect the music of other groups, during that era. The lyrics from some of those groups were created by songwriters’ who lacked emotions and reeked of coporate America. New Edition was one of the few groups who in such a brief time, forever shaped our childhood. The night, before a friend of mine got married he sat in his car, outside of parent’s home and listened to “Can You Stand The Rain.” The next day, he married the woman, who gave him 5 kids and never looked back. If you listen to the lyrics, you’ll know why.