Have you ever wondered what the saddest song might be? Many people might assume it's a country song, since many of those seem to specialize in tales of woe. However, according to a recent survey of 2,000 adults, REM’s 1992 track “Everybody Hurts” holds the top spot. Rounding out the top five are the following: … Continue reading Music Monday: Saddest Song of All Time
Music Monday: When the B-Side > A-Side
The A-side and B-side are the two sides of phonograph records and cassettes; these terms have often been printed on the labels of two-sided music recordings. The A-side usually features a recording that its artist, producer, or record company intends to be the initial focus of promotional efforts and radio airplay and hopefully become a hit record. The B-side (or "flip-side") is a … Continue reading Music Monday: When the B-Side > A-Side
Music Monday: Music to Test Your Headphones With
This post is a kind of collaboration with my youngest son. He is writing a similar post, highlighting his favorite songs to listen to using his headphones. He's got a much broader range of music that he listens compared to me, so I'd encourage you to check it out at Muzik Mondai. I'm often a … Continue reading Music Monday: Music to Test Your Headphones With
Is This the Best Grade School Performance Ever?
Every year, Cannes Lions explores the value of creativity in branded communication: from product and service development to the creative strategy, execution, and impact. Since I'm such a fan of commercials, I always look forward to seeing what the winning ads were from the Festival. The winning ad in the Film Lions category was a … Continue reading Is This the Best Grade School Performance Ever?
Music Monday: Queen at Live Aid
When the song Killer Queen came out in 1974, I distinctly remember rushing out to buy the album it was on and playing the song over and over until I had it completely memorized. Ever since that night, Queen has been one of my favorite groups. However, somehow I missed their performance at Live Aid in 1985, … Continue reading Music Monday: Queen at Live Aid