Author: blackcloud


Photo: “Tainted Love” is a song composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of American group the Four Preps, which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964.  It attained worldwide fame after being covered and reworked by British synthpop duo Soft


Photo: “Rock Around the Clock” is a rock and roll song in the 12-bar blues format written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter being under the pseudonym “Jimmy De Knight”) in 1952. The best-known and most


Photo: The best-known version of “Unchained Melody” was recorded by the duo the Righteous Brothers for Philles Records in 1965.  The lead vocal was performed solo by Bobby Hatfield, who later recorded other versions of the song credited solely to


Photo: “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a song by the British rock band Queen, released as the lead single from their fourth album, A Night at the Opera (1975), written by lead singer Freddie Mercury.  Although critical reaction was initially mixed, retrospective reviews have acclaimed “Bohemian


Photo: “West End Girls” by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys and also written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, was released twice as a single. The song’s lyrics are concerned with class and the pressures of inner-city life which


Photo: “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore“ was written by Paul Anka and recorded by Buddy Holly in 1958. The song was issued in January 1959, less than a month before Holly’s death. “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” reached number 13 as a posthumous


Photo: Desmond Dekker (16 July 1941 – 25 May 2006) was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter and musician. He had one of the earliest international reggae hits with “Israelites”. The single was the first UK reggae #1 and among the first to reach


Photo: The Specials were advocates of late-Seventies postmodern ska, the inventors of two-tone and quite simply one of the coolest, most important British bands of all time. In the space of just two years, from 1979 to 1981, the original


Photo: More than three decades ago, Madonna was already one of the biggest, most controversial pop stars on the planet, but things went next-level with Like A Prayer, the first single to be taken from her fourth studio album of


Photo: Glenn Miller (1942). Glenn Miller and His Orchestra was the best-selling recording band from 1939 to 1942. In 1942, Miller volunteered to join the US military to entertain troops during World War II and ended up in the US Army Air Forces.