Album of the Year– The Good Life- The good Life is a band started by Cursive’s Tim Kasher. This track is the lead off and title track to the band’s third album, “Album of the Year,” which is a concept album. The album depicts the rise and fall of a relationship. It has 12 tracks, each one representing a 2 month span. This song starts off somewhat slow, but it really picks up halfway through. It has sort of a build up, much like the entire album, check it out!
Yearning for Your Love– The Gap Band- Have you ever met that one girl/guy who you can’t seem to get out of your life? One minute you hate them, the next minute you can’t live without them. This is one of the best slow jams ever. The Gap Band are known for their funk jams, and as a result this song is overlooked as one of their best. I feel it deep in my soul when he repeats himself over and over again: “You Can’t Keep Running In & Out Of My Life!” This is some serious R&B/Soul, I do not want to be responsible for any babies that are created as a result of you hearing this song!
Rock & Roll High School– The Ramones- The Ramones are no stranger to many people who love music. With the fall quickly approaching, I thought this would be an excellent time for you re-discover a pioneering band. This is one of their hundreds of kick-ass songs! This song first appeared on the movie soundtrack to the film “Rock N Roll High School.” It later surfaced on the bands 5th album, “Turn of the Century.’ It is the 10th track of the 1980 release. Much like all their song, this track is less than 3 minutes! One of the best lines ever: “I just wanna get some kicks, I just wanna get some chicks!” R.I.P Joey, you still kick ass!
You’re All I Need– Motley Crue- Long before Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee was in a kick ass metal band! Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Tommy Lee & Niki Sixx are part of the notorious Motley Crue. They had so many good jams, it was hard to pick just one. This is probably my favorite one. When I first saw this video I was blown away. This is not one of their major hits, but one of my favorites. It is the second to last song off their “Grils, Girls, Girls” album. The Crue is currently touring, so go check out one of the only metal bands still around!
Everybody Loves The Sunshine– Roy Ayers- In the 1970’s nobody was fusing Jazz and Funk better than Roy Ayers. This was one of his most classic hits. Just a cool beat to kick back to. No singing, just background singers singing the hook. Taken off his 1979 album, “Everybody Loves The Sunshine.” It is the 8th track on this very classic album. Roy Ayers never gets any radio play, so this may be your first experience, so I hope you enjoy and browse his work online!