"Subterranean Homesick Blues," (1965). Bob Dylan. As a singer of protest songs, Bob Dylan had been one of the leading performers of the early 1960s folk movement. His move to "folk rock" in 1965 was shocking to his fan base, and when he appeared on stage at the Newport Folk Festival with an electric guitar, he was vigorously booed, in one of the most famous incidents of the period. This song was revolutionary not only for its innovative blend of musical styles, but also for its new use of language. The intensity of imagery was something that had never been heard before in pop music and would not be equaled again until Grand Master Flash and "The Message" of 1982. (See below).
Instead of despairing their lack of musical culture, take a look at some of the latest music from the pop charts. Those trashy popular song aimed at pre-teen kids that many musicians find of little worth are actually adored by children.
"And I Love You So" had been kicking around since it broke into the charts off my first album "Tapestry" in 1970, and of course, it was a big surprise to me to be on the charts right from the start. I never dreamed I'd be on the charts.
Hit songwriting in pop music has become increasingly easier to predict by music industry insiders and music fans alike. Not too long ago, in pop music, there was a wide variety of musical tastes by major labels, and no one could really put a finger on which song would be a sure hit.
You can ask the guests to come in their best pop idol looks or as their favourite pop diva. The party, of course, will be overflowing with the usual cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, or whatever type of food the bride and the guests prefer. You'll even have your own cool DJ to chill out to or, if you prefer, to dance the night away to. Essentially, you'll want to create a vibe that usual pop stars and divas would have at their own little soirees.
Acoustic was released in 1992 and contains some of their previous hits and also some cover versions of Cyndi Lauper's song Time After Time, Tom Waits's Downtown Train, Elvis Costello's Alison and Bruce Springsteen's Tougher Than The Rest. The acoustic album was a US only release. Another compilation album was released in 1993 titled Home Movies.
You look back now and say, "Well, of course 'American Pie" , that make sense, but if you think about it a little bit, it's a crazy song, and it's very long and very un-commercial.