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The poignant meaning behind Amor Eterno lyrics
Begin the Beguine: discovering origin and meaning
Wiegenlied: folk poem behind Brahms' Lullaby
Whalien 52: uncovering the hidden meaning
There were no bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover
(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover is an iconic song composed in 1941 by the American songwriting...
Prog rock version of Jerusalem was banned by BBC
Jerusalem is a British national song based on a poem by William Blake printed in 1808. At the heart of the poem is the...
The Birth of 'Venus': from Stephen Foster, to The Big 3, and Shocking Blue
Stephen Foster (1826—1864) was an American composer whose vast contribution to a popular song, specifically the ballad...
Dede Efendi: the father of the famous Ottoman waltz
İsmail Dede Efendi (1778–1846) is one of the greatest Turkish classical composers. He has created masterpieces in all...
Innovative Bohemian Rhapsody set new standards for the music video production
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is one of the strangest and least-understood songs in the rock genre. It comes across as an...
Desh Raag as universal music scale
Desh Raag is a beautiful and melodious indian classical piece, also called Monsoon Raga, which is often played at night...
Seven Nation Army riff conquers sport and classical music
It seems that since the initial release of the White Stripes' Seven Nation Army in 2003, the crowds at sporting events...
[H]ouse playlist is a remedy for everyone
American medical drama House, M.D. is not just an excellent guide to understanding actual diseases, but it also contains...
MTV and EMI did not appreciate the concept of Kate Bush's iconic Running Up That Hill
Running Up That Hill, initially titled A Deal with God, is no doubt the most iconic work of Kate Bush which came to life...
The Blues Brothers' greatest gamble becoming one of their most enduring hits
The Blues Brothers were once the stars of their era, listed among the most popular groups of the late '70s. Vocalist...
The Celtic Baroque roots of Stairway to Heaven
Irish musician Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) is considered to be a pioneer in blending court music of the Baroque era...
The rock'n'roll wave overshadowed Lazybones writer
Hoagy Carmichael was an American composer, singer, pianist, and actor who wrote quite a few songs that ended up becoming...
New pragmatic Bond score by Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman, having never written a proper action score before Skyfall, succeeded in updating Bond's aesthetic with a...
The jig dance tradition: five centuries old and still counting
Jig is a folk dance that became popular in Scotland and northern England in the 16th century and in Ireland in the 18th...
Four continents come together for Manu Chao's Clandestino
In Latin America and Europe, this guy is virtually an icon who seems to have taken the role of Bob Marley. Manu Chao is...
Flow, My Tears found popularity after John Dowland gave it lyrics
Originally composed as an instrumental theme, the lute song Flow, My Tears was created by the English Renaissance...
Placements of hit tracks on albums rooted in vinyl era
Establishing the track number for the album's title song might be one of the most vital things in production....
Who is the true architect behind The House of the Rising Sun?
The authorship of The House of the Rising Sun can not be accurately determined to this day, since the song is a folk...
Metallica with San Francisco Symphony: fresh & heavy atmosphere of modern opera
It seemed like Metallica were running out of ideas at the end of the millennium. However, in 1999, they released S&M...
'50s technological revolution of sound recording elevated Sinatra's voice
The ‘50s were a time of modification for every industry, including the music recording and production. Rock'n'roll and...
Stereo sound ignored commercially for a quarter of a century after its discovery
Stereo is the reproduction of sound using two separate audio channels in a way that creates the feeling of sound heard...
The rise of the Crimson King
The Stones in the Park generally refers to a free outdoor festival held in Hyde Park on 5 July 1969 that was headlined...
Stephen Hawking's message immortalized through the sound of modern pop culture
Great late Stephen Hawking is known for his extensive work in the fields of quantum physics, focusing on general and...
The Snows They Melt the Soonest survives through folk tradition
The Snows They Melt the Soonest is a British folk song dating back to at least as far as 1821. It was mentioned, along...
Liverpool FC and the famous You'll Never Walk Alone chant in a Pink Floyd track
You'll Never Walk Alone is a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. The song has been...
Starman's mission made possible at last with Musk sending Bowie to the stars
In February 2018, the 1st Falcon Heavy Rocket was successfully launched, carrying on board a Tesla Roadster car which...
Man of Constant Sorrow revived in the Coen brothers' classic
Man of Constant Sorrow is a traditional American folk song first published by Dick Burnett, a partially blind fiddler...
Asturias by Isaac Albéniz and its life in The Doors interpretation
Asturias is a famous work by the Spanish composer and pianist Isaac Albéniz. This piece, coming at around six minutes...
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The History of Popular Music
Discover stories from each decade. Listen to gems from the 1960s, 1970s, and more.
Explore Phrygian, Lydian, Dorian, and other modes through the harmonic analysis of popular songs.
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Indian Classical Music
Dive into the South Asian philosophy through Indian classical music. Learn about musical traditions of the Hindustani and Carnatic culture.
The Epoch of Romanticism
Get a taste of the most beloved and fruitful music period. See the personalities behind the major shift of the eras — from Classical to Romantic.
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Om Namo Narayanaya: meaning and purpose of popular Vishnu mantra
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