Archives: February 2010

Hans’ Pick of the Day

One-Trick Pony is an album released by Paul Simon in 1980. Paul Simon’s One-Trick Pony was released concurrently with the film of the same name, in which Simon also starred. Despite their similarities, the album and film are musically distinct, each feature different versions of the same songs, as well as certain songs that appear exclusively on either the film or the album. The album is best known for the track “Late in the Evening” which was a hit for Simon in 1980, peaking at #6 in the U.S.

Hans’ Pick of the Day

I Go to Extremes” is the fourth track on Billy Joel‘s 1989 album, Storm Front. It was released as the second single from the album in 1990. It peaked at the number six position on the Billboard Hot 100, and at #70 on the UK chart. The song was also a top ten hit on both the Adult Contemporary chart, as well as the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song was also a top 40 hit in Germany, peaking at #36 on the German charts.

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I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” was a song performed by Aretha Franklin and George Michael in a duet in 1987. It was written by Simon Climie and Dennis Morgan.The song was a one-off project that helped Michael achieve his ambition to sing with one of his favourite artists, and it reached number one in both the UK Singles Chart and Billboards Hot 100. The song was, remarkably, Franklin’s first and only UK number-one hit, and only her fourth top ten achievement in the country since “I Say a Little Prayer“, nearly two decades earlier. This was also the last of Franklin’s eighteen Top 10 hits in the Billboard Hot 100.

The single was the first Michael had recorded (as a lead artist) which he had not written himself. The co-writer, Simon Climie, was unknown at the time, although he later had success as a performer with Climie Fisher in 1988.

The continuous run of UK chart-toppers ended for Michael thereafter, with his next number-one coming in 1991 – again as part of a duet (this time with Elton John) – while his next entirely solo number-one in the UK didn’t appear until 1996.

On the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” debuted at #59, the week of February 21, 1987, reaching #1 in its ninth week, April 18, 1987, and remaining there for two consecutive weeks.

Hans’ Pick of the Day

Disappear” was a single by INXS, the second single taken from their album X in 1990. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band’s seventh and last top 10 single. It was a lesser hit in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #21, which was still quite an achievement for the band, since, by this point, their hit output was starting to slow considerably.

The song was written by Jon Farriss and Michael Hutchence while they were living together in Hong Kong in 1989.

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Grey Street” is the third and final radio single from Dave Matthews Band from their 2002 studio album, Busted Stuff. The first known recording of the song appears on the unofficially-released The Lillywhite Sessions, produced by Steve Lillywhite. The song revolves around the story of a girl who is consumed with feelings of loneliness, boredom and powerlessness. Color—and the lack thereof—are motifs in the song. Dave Matthews has also admitted that the song is inspired by the life of the poet Anne Sexton. Originally, this song had three verses, but the third verse was dropped in 2002 in live performance from December 17, 2002 and on. The song hit #19 on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 in 2002.

Wednesday HUMP DAY!!!

Ok you know that this is my favorite day of the week! So I’m glad it’s here…getting closer to the weekend 🙂 Hope you are having a fabulous hump day just like me 🙂