Posted on May 27, 2012 by Notorious B.U.D.
Posted on May 9, 2012 by Notorious B.U.D.
Posted on February 25, 2012 by Notorious B.U.D.
Title: A Real Hero
Artist: College featuring Electric Youth
Did You Know: This hauntingly beautiful song isn’t from the 80’s, but it might as well be. A key component of the amazing soundtrack from the movie “Drive”, A Real Hero provides the perfect atmosphere for Ryan Gosling’s finest hour. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you should, but prepare for a gritty flick that harkens back to film noir of the 40’s and 50’s. While your at it, buy the soundtrack. Best album of the year…double stamp it!
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Posted on February 19, 2012 by Notorious B.U.D.
Title: The Promise
Artist: When In Rome
Release: June 1988
Peak Chart Position: #11
Did You Know: Not only was When In Rome a one-hit wonder with “The Promise”, but the band only released a single album before breaking up. How would’ve the world been different if the band had stayed together? No one knows for sure, but most experts speculate that Justin Beiber would never have been born, the Mariners would have won multiple World Series, and zombies would occupy 90% of retail jobs. If you think you recognize this song, it’s probably from Napoleon Dynamite, where it was featured in the end credits.
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Posted on February 13, 2012 by Notorious B.U.D.
Title: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Artist: Whitney Houston
Release: May 2, 1987
Peak Chart Position: #1
Did You Know: Life on Earth is strange, sad, beautiful, and often far too short. Take comfort in the fact that Christ has provided a place more beautiful than we can imagine for those who choose to believe. Here’s hoping Whitney never lost her faith.
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Posted on February 5, 2012 by Notorious B.U.D.
Title: Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Artist: Tears for Fears
Release: June 1985
Peak Chart Position: #1
Did You Know: Tears for Fears has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. That’s enough albums to reach from Earth to the planet formally known as Pluto! Twice! Although the song’s title might suggest otherwise, a recent Gallup Poll showed that only two percent of Americans actually wanted to rule the world. That’s less than the percent of Americans who still support Herman Cain for President. Politics! Pizza! Planets that aren’t planets! 80’s music!
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Posted on January 28, 2012 by Notorious B.U.D.
Title: Your Love
Artist: The Outfield
Peak Chart Position: #6
Did You Know: Despite hailing from a country (England) that has produced only 32 Major League Baseball players, The Outfield chose their name based on their love for America’s Pastime. The New York Mets briefly considered signing lead singer Tony Lewis to a contract in the mid-80’s, before he failed to hit a ball out of the infield (ironic?) during a tryout. The band released a new album “Replay” in 2011 and continues to tour the U.S. and Europe.
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