Olivia Newton-John ‘Totally Hot’

I think the case can be made the post-Grease Olivia Newton John, a lyric coloratura soprano with a 3.5 octave range, was an architect for the 80s – 90s Madonna-led dance/pop diva genre. Besides Disco Queen Donna Summer, no mainstream female artist was doing pop with such provocative overtones in the late 70s/early 80s.

Even though the four-time Grammy award winner didn’t venture too far into R&B like the pop songstresses who followed her, à la Sheena Easton (imagine if Prince had become ...

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A medley of 90s dance hits on a ‘melodica.’

Benny the Jukebox posted this amazing display of melodica mastery on Youtube. Not familiar with a melodica? It’s also known as a ‘blow-organ’ and a ‘key-flute.’

It’s also know as a ‘hooter,’ from which the popular 80s band The Hooters got their name. I remember all of these songs from college! Check it out.

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Eddie Van Halen Gives 75 Guitars To Public Schools

Guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen has donated 75 electric guitars from his personal collection to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports music education in public schools across the country.

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation will distribute the guitars to music programs in public schools throughout the Los Angeles area where there are not enough instruments to meet the demand of students enrolled, per Van Halen’s request.

“Music is the universal language. It has the ability to transcend and convey ...

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Scientists discover ‘hit song’ equation

“…you can dance to it” really is a big part of the recipe.

A team of scientists say they’ve discovered an equation that predicts whether a song will be a hit.

Researchers from the University of Bristol claim their “hit potential equation” can predict a Top Five single with 60 per cent accuracy by analysing factors such as volume, tempo, timing and harmonic complexity.

To test the formula, researchers used songs from the last 50 years of the Official UK Singles Charts, taking ...

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If Elvis never died

Interesting article I missed from back in January that seeks to trace the career path of ‘The King’ had he not passed away in 1977. He would have turned 76-years-old this year. ‘He died before a lot of us were even born, so all we know of the man are songs and video clips from days that seem completely foreign to us now. Because of that, it’s easy to forget that he had a lot of years ahead of him ...

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