Tag: singles

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: U-Men, “U-Men”

My first exposure to the bizarre genius of U-Men came when I first tracked down a vinyl copy of the scene-setting C/Z Records comp. Deep...

Film, Music

Pearl Jam Bring Citizen Dick To Record Store Day

If you remember the ’90s movie Singles, helmed by Cameron Crowe, you’ll recall the band Citizen Dick. Or rather, you’ll...

Just Jesse Belvin

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Jesse Belvin, “Guess Who”

When singer/songwriter Jesse Belvin died in a car accident on February 6, 1960, he became the first artist of the rock ‘n’ roll...

Dale Hawkins

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Dale Hawkins, “Susie Q”

The story behind one of the great rockabilly/swamp boogie tunes of all-time, Dale Hawkins' "Susie Q."...

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Frank Sinatra, “Learnin’ the Blues”

Before We Was Fab checks in for the first time with the Chairman of the Board, circa 1955....

The Drifters

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Drifters, “I Count the Tears”

What does one of Ben E. King's greatest songs with the Drifters have to do with the '60s Counterculture movement? Let's find out and live...

Fleetwood Mac, "Black Magic Woman" single

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Fleetwood Mac Songs (Pre-Buckingham/Nicks)

Let's count down the 10 best pre-Buckingham/Nicks Fleetwood Mac songs, shall we?...

Eisley band group photo

Music, News

New Music: Eisley, “Drink the Water”

Listen to the first song from Eisley's upcoming Currents album, "Drink the Water."...

The Four Freshmen

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Four Freshmen, “It’s a Blue World”

A look at the first big hit for The Four Freshmen, 1952's "It's a Blue World."...

Styx, Kilroy Was Here

Music, Podcast

Chart Attack!, Episode 2

Chart Attack! is back for episode 2, covering the Top 10 from March 19, 1983....

The Everly Brothers

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Everly Brothers, “Poor Jenny”

This week's spotlight shines on a great 1959 Cadence single by the Everly Brothers, "Poor Jenny."...

The Andrews Sisters

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Andrews Sisters, “Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some Sea Food, Mama)”

This week we explore one of the great, early sides from the legendary vocal group the Andrews Sisters, "Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some...

Stone Temple Pilots

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Stone Temple Pilots Songs

In the wake of Scott Weiland's firing from Stone Temple Pilots, Chris Holmes counts down the top ten songs from STP's six albums....

The Stereos, "I Really Love You" vinyl single (Cub Records 1961)

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Stereos, “I Really Love You”

In the late summer of 1961, a doo-wop group out of Steubenville, Ohio released one of the unheralded gems of group vocal harmony - "I...

Johnny Cymbal, "Mr. Bass Man"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Johnny Cymbal, “Mr. Bass Man”

In early 1963, Johnny Cymbal cracked the Top 20 with "Mr. Bass Man."...

Before We Was Fab: Billy Joe & the Checkmates, "Percolator (Twist)"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Billy Joe & the Checkmates, “Percolator (Twist)”

This week's column highlights one of the greatest songs ever inspired by a coffee commercial....

The Soul Is in the Bowl - Smokey Robinson

Music, Podcast

Chart Attack!, Episode 1

The first edition of the new Chart Attack! podcast kicks off with the Top 10 singles from the week ending February 15, 1986....

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Ruth Brown, “5-10-15 Hours”

This week the pre-Beatles spotlight shines on Atlantic's Queen of R&B, the one and only Ruth Brown....

The Flamingos (1959)

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Flamingos, “I Only Have Eyes for You”

In the spring of 1959, the Flamingos achieved immortality with one of the most beautiful pop songs ever released....

Bobby Vinton - "There! I've Said It Again"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Bobby Vinton, “There! I’ve Said It Again”

There was musical life before the Beatles, and Before We Was Fab has the proof....

The Beatles - "Nowhere Man"

Music, Popdose Lists

Bronze on the Charts, Gold in Our Hearts: 10 Great Singles That Peaked at #3

Just because a song gets stuck at #3 on the charts doesn't mean it's not an all-time great....

AM Gold: 1979

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 72

With this, the fourth installment of our look at AM Gold: 1979, the Digging for Gold series comes to a close. Thanks to everyone for...

AM Gold: 1979

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 71

One more. Just one more installment of Digging for Gold after this week's and our journey through Time-Life's AM Gold series is at an end....

AM Gold: 1979

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 70

Thanks to this week's "Digging for Gold," in which we look at the second batch of songs from AM Gold: 1979, you can now cross the words...

AM Gold: 1979

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 69

It's 1979! That also means it's the final year of our look at the AM Gold series....

AM Gold: 1978

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 68

That's a wrap on AM Gold: 1978, friends. That means we have just one more year of Time-Life treasures to explore before our little...

AM Gold: 1978

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 67

This week's installment of AM Gold: 1978 features no Bee Gees songs, but two songs written by the Brothers Gibb....

AM Gold: 1978

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 66

In the words of our own Jason Hare, esteemed curator of all things mellow, this second part of AM Gold: 1978 is, "seriously, the Mellow...

AM Gold: 1978

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 65

We hope you've been enjoying our collective journey through the fields of AM Gold so far, because the end is nearly in sight....

am gold 1977

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 64

It's the beginning of the Carter Administration and the malaise has started in the world of AM Gold....