Daughtry Live In Concert

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On November 12th the rock band Daughtry will perform live at Pompano Beach Amphitheater. The band is known for songs such home, September and Long Live Rock n Roll. This band is known for their catchy songs such as these.

The song home is on the band’s self-album which released in 2007. This song was charted at 5 in the US. According to songfacts.com Chris Daughtry wrote this on his couch in North Carolina, shortly before had even appeared on the American Idol show. The site also states Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the most popular US album of 2007 selling 3.2 million copies in the States.

September is a song that is on the band’s Leave This Town album that was released in 2009. According to songfacts.com the bittersweet ballad’s music video features Chris Daughtry playing live and looking back at his past with bandmates bassist Josh Paul, drummer Robin Diaz, and guitarists Brian Craddock and Josh Steely. The site also mentions Leave This Town debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. As Daughtry’s self-titled debut album also topped the chart, they became the third group in the 21st century to arrive with a pair of #1s.

Long Live Rock n Roll is from the album Baptized that was released last year. Songfacts.com states the track looks at some age-old rock debates such as the Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones, and Van Halen vs. Van Hagar. The site also mentions his acoustic anthem is a humorously nostalgic ode to the good ole days. Chris Daughtry penned the song with Boys Like Girls frontman Martin Johnson and songwriter-producer Sam Hollander (aka, S*A*M), who is best known for his work with One Direction, Cobra Starship and Gym Class Heroes.

 

Below is YouTube video of a live performance of  Home

It’s My Party Reaches #1 In The US

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When it comes to birthdays, there are two songs that come to mind the traditional Happy Birthday song and It’s My Party by Lesley Gore. The song reached #1 in the US today during 1963 according to thisdayinmusic.com. This New York native recorded this song at the young age of 16 and it was produced by Quincy Jones.

It’s My Party is about a young girl whose birthday party doesn’t turn out the way she excepted it to. Her boyfriend arrives at the birthday, but leaves with another girl making the birthday girl want to cry.   This was Gore’s first single and only #1. She did have big hits with “She’s A Fool” and “You Don’t Own Me,” but her chart success tapered off in the mid-’60s and her last Top-40 was “California Nights” in 1967 according to songfacts.com

Lesley Gore was not the first artist to record a version of this song. Songfacts.com states the first to record the song was Helen Shapiro, but her version was relegated to an album cut. The site also states that Quincy Jones heard this song on one of Gore’s demo tape and the pair agreed on recording it.

Lesley Gore came out with a comeback album in 2005 entitled Ever Since according to biography.com. It’s My Party is such a big hit that recent generations sing Gore’s music out loud. She may not be performing now days but this song will never be forgotten. Below is the music video of It’s My Party.

 

Nirvana’s First Performance Ever

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Nirvana was a Grunge band from Seattle Washington that hit the music scene in 1991. The band members consisted of Kurt Cobain (lead singer), Krist Novoselic (guitarist), and Dave Grohl (drummer). January 24th marked the day this rock band had their first performance ever in Australia at the Phoenician Club in Sydney during 1992 according to thisdayinmusic.com.

The group was known for songs such as Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come As You Are, and Lithium. According to songfacts.com Kathleen Hanna, the lead singer of the group Bikini Kill, gave Cobain the idea for the title Smells Like Teen Spirit when she spray painted “Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit” on his bedroom wall after a night of drinking and spraying graffiti around the Seattle area.

Come As You Are lyrics, “Come doused in mud, soaked in bleach” were taken from a campaign in Seattle that encouraged heroin users to soak their needles in bleach after injecting to reduce the risk of spreading HIV according to songfacts.com. The site also states the chords in this song are a slowed down replica of Killing Joke’s 1985 song “Eighties.” The songs were so similar that Nirvana considered holding off releasing this as a single.

There is a lot of self-loathing going on in Lithium, as Kurt Cobain sings, “I’m so ugly” and takes the voice of a man on the brink of killing himself – dysfunctional, random, and all of that states songfacts.com. The site also mentions Cobain made it clear that most of the time, he wasn’t singing about himself in his songs, but was pulling from what he saw in other people.

On April 5th 1994 Kurt Cobain committed suicide with a shot gun in his home in Lake Washington. According to phrases.org.uk his last words are to his imaginary childhood friend Boddah.  In the letter he talks about not having the passion to perform and that it is better to burn out than fade away. Kurt Cobain may be gone but his music and the band Nirvana are still alive  in the music world and will never be forgotten  Below is the music video Smells Like Teen Spirit.