Sunday, November 29, 2009

മ THE POLICE, Every Breath You Take|Roxanne|Message In A Bottle|

The Police were an English rock trio, from London, England, formed originally in 1977. The trio consisted of Gordon Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), widely known by his stage name of Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar, vocals) and Stewart Copeland (drums, vocals, percussion).

The Police have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, and became the world's highest-earning musicians in 2008, thanks to their reunion tour. Rolling Stone ranked The Police number 70 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

BRIT Awards
1982: Best British Group
1985: Outstanding Contribution To Music

Grammy Awards
1980: Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "Reggatta de Blanc"
1981: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Don't Stand So Close to Me"
1981: Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "Behind My Camel"
1983: Song of the Year for "Every Breath You Take" (awarded to Sting)
1983: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Every Breath You Take"
1983: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for Synchronicity

The Police were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 10 March 2003

Monday, November 23, 2009

മ .:H:A:P:P:Y B:I:R:T:H:D:A:Y R:E:A:N:A:C:L:A:I:R:E:.

Hi Reanaclaire a special dedication to your 25th birthday every year for now and forever. Age is mind over matter. If you don't mind; it doesn't matter. Wishing you "cheng choon mei lai, sum seong see seng" - canto. Many Happy Returns of The Day. Happy Birthday!

Something different from the usual birthday song, whoa I love the beat of this Japanese/English birthday song. This is specially for you - GAMBATE!!!. Hope you like it..God bless.

Friday, November 20, 2009

മ THE POINTER SISTERS, Yes We Can Can|Wang Dang Doodle|He's So Shy|Slow Hand||Jump|Neutron Dance|Freedom|

The Pointer Sisters are an American Pop/R&B recording artiste from Oakland, California that achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. The trio consisting of Anita, June, and Ruth, after Bonnie left the group.

The first single from this album (as well as the first song on side A), a funk cover of "Yes We Can Can", reached number 11 on the pop charts, and would go on to establish itself as an R&B classic. The album's second single was a cover of Willie Dixon's Blues stomper "Wang Dang Doodle". It reached the R&B top 40 and the group's thrift shop style began to catch on with fans, many of whom would attend their shows in similar attire.

In 1980 the soulful pop single, "He's So Shy", reached number three on the charts, and the following year a slow, sultry ballad, "Slow Hand", reached number two.

Lyrics | Pointer Sisters lyrics - He's So Shy lyrics

Lyrics | Pointer Sisters lyrics - Slow Hand lyrics

In 1983, the Pointer Sisters released what became their biggest-selling album ever with Break Out. In 1983 Ruth had also become a grandmother for the first time. With the advent of MTV the sisters were able to exploit their visual style and extend their audience. In 1984 they achieved four Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles in a row. "Automatic" reached #5; "Jump (for My Love)" reached #3; a remix of "I'm So Excited" was added to the album almost a year into its shelf life and reached #9; and another single from the album, "Neutron Dance", also featured on the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, reached #6. [Wikipedia]

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

മ The PRETENDERS, Stop Your Sobbing|Kid|Brass in Pocket|Back On The Chain Gang|I'll Stand By You|

The Pretenders are a British rock band. The original band consisted of group founder and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitar,backing vocals, keyboards), Pete Farndon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Martin Chambers(drums, backing vocals, percussion).

The Pretenders quickly rose to critical attention with the January 1979 single, "Stop Your Sobbing", written in 1964 by Ray Davies. It was followed in quick succession that year by the popular singles "Kid" in June and "Brass in Pocket" in November, which cracked the American market for the band (reaching #14 on the Billboard Hot 100), and reached no.1 in the UK.

"Back on the Chain Gang," This song was released in October and marked a new level of musical sophistication for the band while becoming their biggest hit in the U.S., staying at #5 for three consecutive weeks.

Lyrics | Pretenders lyrics - I'll Stand By You lyrics

In March 2005, the Pretenders were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Only Hynde and Chambers attended the ceremony. In her acceptance speech, Hynde named and thanked all the replacement members of the group. [wikipedia]

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

മ THE PLATTERS, My Prayers|Twilight Time|Smoke Gets In Your Eyes|Great Pretender|Only You|

The Platters were a successful vocal group of the early rock and roll era. The Platters formed in Los Angeles in 1953 and were initially managed by Ralph Bass. The original group members were Alex Hodge, Cornell Gunther, David Lynch, Joe Jefferson, Gaynel Hodge and Herb Reed.

The Platters' unique vocal style had touched a nerve in the music-buying public, and a string of hit singles followed, including two more Top 100 number one hits, one Hot 100 number one hit, and more modest hits such as "I'm Sorry" (#11) and "He's Mine" (#23) in 1957, "Enchanted" (#12) in 1959, and "The Magic Touch" (#4) in 1956. The Platters soon hit upon the successful formula of updating older standards, such as "My Prayer", "Twilight Time", "Harbor Lights", "To Each His Own", "If I Didn't Care" and Jerome Kern's "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes". This latter release caused a small controversy after Kern's widow expressed concern that her late husband's composition would be turned into a "rock and roll" record. It topped both the American and British charts in a tasteful Platters-style arrangement.

The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in its inaugural year of 1998. The Platters were the first rock and roll group to have a Top Ten album in America. They were also the only act to have three songs included on the American Graffiti soundtrack that sparked an oldies revival in the early to mid-1970s: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "The Great Pretender" and "Only You (and You Alone)". [Wikipedia]

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

മ PLAYER, Baby Come Back|This Time I'm In It For Love|

Player is an American rock band during the late 1970s. Their #1 hit, "Baby Come Back" was written by Peter Beckett and J.C. Crowley. Player first came together in Los Angeles, California. The original members included Peter Beckett (lead vocals, guitar), John Charles "J.C." Crowley (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Ronn Moss (bass, vocals) and John Friesen (drums).

Their biggest hit, "Baby Come Back", rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978 and was a chart success in other countries. Their follow up single "This Time I'm In It For Love" also peaked at No. 10 the same year. Among several notable accolades, Player was named Billboard's Best New Singles Artist of 1978. Eric Clapton became so impressed with Player that he invited them to open for him during his 1978 North American tour. This further fueled their popularity. 

The band's No. 1 signature song, "Baby Come Back", was used in the 2007 film Transformers in a scene where Bumblebee purposely stalls in a romantic location so that the protagonist, Sam Witwicky (played by Shia LaBeouf), can have some alone time with the object of his romantic desires, Mikaela Banes (played by Megan Fox). When Mikaela is about to leave, Bumblebee eventually restarts and plays the song. [wikipedia]