Tag: Elton John

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #49: Days of the Week, Vol. I

Thursday needs to fire its publicist....

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #44: “Blue” Songs, Vol. I

Man, why are all of these songs with "blue" in the title so melancholy? Oh, right. ...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Carpenters Were Never Cool

There was nothing hip about Karen and Richard, and that's why they succeeded....

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #26: Mom

Have you thanked your mother lately? No, seriously, thank your mother. ...

Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 2/1/86

Greetings and welcome to CHART ATTACK!, the long-defunct-but-now-resurrected series where we take a look back at a Billboard Top 10...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Year-End Best-Of Lists

Dw. Dunphy’s Year-End Clearance Sale!

It's the best (and some not-so-best) of 2016, a year when we really needed it....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: August 14, 2015

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Album Reviews, Music

Review: Jim O’Rourke – “Simple Songs”

Jim O’Rourke can resemble a complicated musical chameleon. Since the late 80s, he has blended a patchwork career in the avant-garde with...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: April 17, 2015

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Music, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Best of 2014: The 2014 Music Notable Awards!

Yes, at WickedLocal.com I’ve already run down my picks for the year’s standout albums, my 2014 mixtape suggestions and my ratings for...

Soul Serenade - Madeline Bell

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Madeline Bell, “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”

A hit for Madeline Bell that was a bigger hit by a Motown supergroup...

Music, Songs That Kill

Songs That Kill: Elton John, “Candle In The Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)”

When it comes to writing, or rewriting a song, good intentions only get you so far....

CD Reviews, Music

CD REVIEW: Julian Velard, “If You Don’t Like It, You Can Leave”

“No one plays Gershwin anymore,” laments Julian Velard in “That Old Manhattan,” the penultimate and one of the standout tracks from...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Blockbuster Greatest-Hits Albums

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...

Elton and Billy, like Peanut Butter & Jelly

Popblerd!

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Eight

All hail the piano men!...

Popular Culture, Theatre, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Broadway Musicals as an Important Cultural Force

A series in which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the...

Popblerd!

Popblerd’s Classic Rock Christmas

'Twas the day before Christmas, and the Popblerd staff wants to share their favorite classic rock holiday songs with you....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… The Road to Chris Rea

This ain't no technological breakdown....

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 42

Can't have a Billy Joel talk these days without Elton John as well, so they are together again in this week's Bottom Feeders. ...

am gold 1977

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 61

This week's AM Gold is dedicated to the memory of the late Hal David (May 25, 1921 – September 1, 2012)....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: August 31, 2012

Kick your Labor Day weekend off early, join in this week's Friday Five!...

AM Gold: 1970

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 33

What better way to kick off a new decade of AM Gold than to sharpen our collective wit and come up with all the awful Bread jokes we can?...

Music

Thank You for the Music!

Join the Popdose Staff as they say "Thank You" to the people that introduced them to the music that shaped their lives....

Julian Velard

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Julian Velard, Schubas, Chicago, 11/4/11

A review of Julian Velard concert last Friday at Schubas in Chicago....

Beyond the Wonder, Music

Beyond the Wonder: Up

They're too sexy for Milan, New York, and Japan. But is Right Said Fred's "Up" too sexy for this installment of Beyond the Wonder? Chris...

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Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Penultimate Songs

We're such geeks that we even think about albums with great second-to-last songs....

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 1

Popdose breaks down the first five songs from Time-Life Music's AM Gold: 1962 compilation album, and takes time to enjoy a classic 1980s...

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Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Brian Wilson

As Brian Wilson hits the big 6-9, Popdose looks back at 15 occasions when the former Beach Boy has been The Very Guest Of various artists...