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November 23, 2009: "A Day In The Life" by The Beatles

  • Nominated by: jasocova
The culminant song of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. As many have stated, this album is what made music be what we hear todays. It continues what the reprise of the title's song left, like the applauses. It starts with a casual day, an accident was reported as a man crashed his car and was left headless (this is constantly referred as the death of the real Paul McCartney. The one that we hear today is allegedly just someone trained to look like him. This has not been proved yet). Following an orchestral bridge in the song, the narrator informs that he went to see a movie. Another orchestral bridge later and John Lennon begins to sing about waking up late (Woke up, fell out of bed[...]looking up, I noticed I was late). Then, as the song draws to a close, the narrator reports of a shooting in Lancashire. Finally, the orchestra re-enters, tensing the environment, when a crashing piano finishes the album that made history.

November 20, 2009: "Scene Six: Home" by Dream Theater

  • Nominated by: Clancy
After the failure of their previous album (Falling Into Infinity), it was crunch time for the band. They decided to do a follow up of "Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and The Sleeper" from their album Images and Words. The album was titled Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. The song "Home" was hailed (and still is) a Prog Metal masterpiece. The song is an amazing performance from all the band members, especially Jordan Rudess on keyboards. Kingnee - Youtube Music video on YouTube Kingnee - Youtube Music video on YouTube

November 18, 2009: "Do You Feel Like We Do" by Peter Frampton

The anchor of Frampton Comes Alive! is fourteen minutes of pure magic. Frampton's guitar riff, the keyboard solo, and the infamous talk box solo have made this one of the greatest live songs of all time, no doubt.

November 17, 2009: "Το φως στην ψυχή" by Έλενα Παπαρίζου

This song reminds me of some bad and mostly good personal moments. The song's name means "The light in our soul" and the lyrics are so touching. I think that love is magic and this song is a good one to relax to and remember good old memories. You can listen it here:

November 16, 2009: "Stranglehold" by Ted Nugent

I'd really only heard of Ted Nugent because of "Cat Scratch Fever", but this 8:30 rocker is – for lack of a better word – awesome. The supporting bass and drum lines compliment Ted's guitar work to a T.

November 15, 2009: "Estranged" by Guns N' Roses

Their time together was short, but they changed rock history. Guns N' Roses added some life to it. They had their flaws, but, simply, they were one of the best. Hell, they could even be considered the best 80's hair band. An example of their awesomeness would be "Estranged", released in 1991, it continues to be a popular Guns N' Roses hit. The lyrics are the work of a poet, with no set chorus, and the guitar is incredible. God plays the solos through the talent of Slash, the piano solo is amazing too, and the music video is totally extravagant. Written at a "bummed out" time for singer Axl Rose, it is a GREAT song. I consider it the "Stairway to Heaven" of the 90's. Legendary Song..... Kingnee - Youtube Music video on YouTube

November 14, 2009: "Cliffs of Dover" by Eric Johnson

The first time I ever heard of Eric Johnson was when I played the song in Guitar Hero III. Johnson's virtuosity on the guitar is beyond description. It's not surprising that he won a Grammy award for this song. Just take a listen here:

November 13, 2009: "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits

The Dire Straits' first single quickly became a Top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic, and helped Dire Straits reach #2 on the album chart. I love this song.

November 11, 2009: "I Love You More (Than You Like Me)" by The Streets

This song totally describes what I'm feeling and what is actually going on in my life. The lyrics and music shows desperation of being in a no win situation. Besides the lyric and the music, the song also has one of the best videos I've ever seen. Kingnee - Youtube Music video on YouTube

November 9, 2009: "Don't Look Around" by Mountain

"Don't Look Around" opens Mountain's second album, Nantucket Sleighride, with a bang reminiscent of hard rock numbers like "Mississippi Queen" and "Silver Paper" from 1970's Climbing!. Running just shy of four minutes, it's definitely got the Mountain sound to it. (Nantucket sleighride was a term used by Nantucket whalers.) Kingnee - Youtube Music video on YouTube

November 7, 2009: "What I Got" by Sublime

After lead singer Bradley Nowell's death in May of 1996, Sublime had a difficult choice to make. Either they broke up, or they replaced Nowell. Changing the title from Killin' It to Sublime, the album was eventually released in July of that year, before deciding to break up. The album was a major success, going five times platinum. It also spawned many hit singles, "What I Got" being one of them. The hip hop influenced song became number 1 on the Modern Rock charts and for good reason. This song is just plain great, and speaks about a variety of topics everyone can relate to. Kingnee - Youtube Music video on YouTube

November 6, 2009: "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll" by Rainbow

The title track of Rainbow's third album is a rockin' ode to the longevity of rock and roll. It's definitely in the top 10 of my favorite Rainbow songs.

November 5, 2009: "Long Road To Ruin" by Foo Fighters

With this song making #1 on 2008's Modern Rock Charts, it helped Foo Fighters become the first act to have a number 1 hit every year for four consecutive years, and with good reason as well. This song features the usual great lyrics you would expect to find with a Foo Fighters song, along with a great melody. Not to mention, the video is just amazing too. Kingnee - Youtube Music video on YouTube

November 4, 2009: "Let Go" by A Static Lullaby

This band's lyrical style is a near-flawless blend of screaming vocals juxtaposed with clean vocals. This song is a perfect example. It also epitomizes the cover song, mixing the lyrics of Frou Frou with the musical style of A Static Lullaby. Too many times a band does a cover of a pop song while changing their style to match the song. However, this song is an exception. Kingnee - Youtube Music video on YouTube

November 2, 2009: "Badge" by Cream

To repay Eric Clapton for his contribution to "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", George Harrison played the song's lead guitar track up until the bridge. The song may have been released on Cream's last album, but it remains one of their classic hits.

November 1, 2009: "Behind Blue Eyes" by Limp Bizkit

Knowing how much I love this classic Who song, a friend of mine sent me a link to this cover on YouTube. Not a band I'm overly familiar with, I listened, uninfluenced by the controversary surrounding the band and the bad reception that their music sometimes receives. Although no interpretation could ever match up on any level to the original, nevertheless I thought it wasn't half bad. Judge for yourself. Kingnee - Youtube Music video on YouTube