Posts By Meghan O'Keefe
New Zealand songstress Lorde is one of the most hyped acts in pop music this summer. Her debut single “Royals” is currently sitting at number 12 on the iTunes singles chart and she boasts the likes of Grimes as her fan.
Last night the 16-year-old singer made her American debut at a sold out show at Le Poisson Rouge. We were there to hear cuts from her new album, discover whether or not she lives up to the hype, and to marvel at that amazing head of hair.
So what did we learn?
Chris Brown is nothing if not great at stirring controversy. Today on twitter he posted two tweets that suggest he’s quitting music after his next album, X, is released which caused a flurry of speculation that he’s quitting music. But is he really retiring? Or fishing for compliments???
If you’re one of those people who swears that they hate classical music, you may want to sit down because you’ve probably been listening to classical music this whole time without knowing it.
Sure, everyone uses the same finite number of chord progressions in pop music (many of which can be traced back to Bach), but it also turns out that some of your favorite hit songs, indie pop gems and classic standards aren’t modern at all. They were ripped off. Your favorite graduation song is Pachelbel‘s “Canon in D Major,” one of Elvis Presley‘s greatest hits is actually a sappy 18th century ballad and Robin Thicke‘s real breakthrough song, “When I Get You Alone,” is Beethoven‘s Fifth.
The Immortal Bard once wrote, “If music be the food of love, play on!” but in the cases of these ten amazing bands, love was the fuel behind the music. In each of these 10 bands, at least 2 (if not all) of the bandmates were involved with each other and that off stage romance inspired an amazing song. For some of the couples on our list, their tumultuous break ups inspired classic hit songs, while for others, their true love gave way to sweet, soulful ballads. The course of true love ne’er did run smooth, but it truly inspired these 10 songs.
Money. Power. Respect. Whether you grew up with one of their faces taped to your Trapper Keeper or you’re old enough to be their mom, there’s a hunk on this list for you.