10 Nearly Forgotten Number One Songs

As the decades pass, some songs increase in popularity when they reach new listeners via concerts, advertising, or movie soundtracks. Others aren’t readily available commercially, and thus become nearly forgotten. This list is of outstanding songs many casual listeners will not be familiar with, and Read More …

10 Facts and Fibs About Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd are one of, if not the most, well-known rock bands of the progressive rock genre, capturing the essence of lengthy instrumental passages and complementing them with memorable vibes and clear lyrics. Their concepts were compelling, from early psychedelic eccentricities to the formation of Read More …

Top 15 Power Trios

The power trio is a rock and roll band format popularized in the 1960s. The traditional power trio has a lineup of guitar, bass and drums, leaving out the rhythm guitar or keyboard often featured in other rock music. In more recent years, the term Read More …

Top 10 Premortem Songs by Tupac

Tupac Shakur is a rap legend, considered by many to be the best rap artist ever, with record sales only second to Eminem’s in the rap genre. 16 years after his death, his songs are still played and enjoyed by people immensely, a testament to Read More …

10 Really Weird Inspirations For Beloved Popular Songs

Inspiration for a hit song can come from anywhere. A well-written hook can go a long way towards making a song about visiting relatives or basic navigation for first-graders into a hit, and even tunes with topics as relatable as being a famous person and Read More …

10 Bizarre Musical Hoaxes

Hoaxers have always been with us, whether through the news, television, or the Internet. The music industry is not without its fair share of practical jokes as well, sometimes perpetuated by the artists themselves, and sometimes put on by the fans. 10Nine Inch NailsStrobe Light Read More …

Who Buys Music Anymore? A Statistical Inquiry

View this image › Jenny Chang/BuzzFeed It’s a simple question — so simple, in fact, that it can be easy to overlook. Who, exactly, is buying music these days? On the week ending Aug. 25, Billboard reported that the United States had gone through the Read More …

Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch Refuses To Allow Death To Sell Him Out

View this image › Bryan Bedder / Getty Images Yauch’s will was filed Tuesday, and he left his entire fortune in a $6.4 million trust for his wife and daughter. He has allowed his wife the right to sell and/or manage his art, but it Read More …

Top 10 Extreme Genres of Music

Music can soothe the savage beast and it can work us up into a fury. There is a seemingly infinite number of styles of music and this list looks at ten of the less usual ones. Just to clarify, the use of the word “extreme” Read More …

10 Brilliant Examples of Intellectual Hip-Hop

Hip-hop can be an excellent form of artistic expression, but there is a strong stigma that anything related to hip-hop or rap cannot be a decent form of music. If you look beneath what the masses are listening to, you’ll find the subtle niches several Read More …