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With a riff like this, it's hard not to like this song. Franz Ferdinand's signature song, it's been featured in numerous video games including the first Guitar Hero and NHL 2005. It's a great song.
This song, is epic. Powerful lyrics, the music is insanly amazing, and when Unearth plays it live, it's absolute insanity.
An overlooked song from Blackfoot, it sounds both similar to and different from the band's hit "Train, Train." While "Train, Train" is a more driving hard rock, this is more melancholy Southern rock. But it's still a great song.
A Song that is not only good and meaningful lyrically but has a nice and very suitable music which complements the lyrics well. Listeners can also relate to the song as it is not too specific.
The first track from Disraeli Gears was originally a straight blues cover of "Hey Lawdy Mama." With help from his wife Gail, album producer Felix Pappalardi took the tapes home and wrote a new melody and lyrics; he returned the next day with "Strange Brew," a McCartneyesque pop song. The song is also notable for featuring Eric Clapton on lead vocals instead of Jack Bruce. Clapton did not initially like the song, but conceded to play on the unspoken condition that he get to incorporate an Albert King guitar solo. The results speak for themselves.
Wow. This song is just amazing, from the lyrics to his voice to the simple piano music. It's a fabulous song for whenever you love someone and are just so overjoyed that you could just tell everyone. It's catchy and simple, but so moving at the same time.
Ram Jam's cover of the Leadbelly work song, released on their eponymous debut album, was the band's only hit U.S. single, marking them as a one-hit wonder. It peaked at #18 on the pop charts, and the band released one more album before fading into obscurity. However, a remix of the song was released in 1990, and reached #13 on the UK singles chart. The song is a popular staple on several classic rock, AOR, and oldies stations.
I nominate this song because the text is like a mirror of some problems in the USA and because this song tells some sad stories.
The virtuosity of Rush's band members more than makes up for the lack of lyrics in the song, and it is one of the best examples of Alex Lifeson's guitar playing. An interesting bit is that the introduction riff, played in 10/8 time, is the rendering of the letters "YYZ" in Morse code. The song is one of Rush's most popular, and it is a staple in all of their live shows.
This song is a very powerful song coursing with emotion. Whenever I hear the violin intro, my heart skips a beat. It would greatly deserve Song of the Day.
Does a record company ever say, "Oops"? Maybe MCA should for overlooking "Love Injection" as a potential hit on Watley's first album. It's every bit as good as "Some Kind Of Lover" and "Don't You Want Me", but opts for a sparser arrangement that puts Watley's pleading vocal front and center. Dark, heavy synth bass and some tantalizingly lazy drum hits make the song stand out against the rest of the album, and even twenty years later, it's still quite tasty. Shame on you, MCA...
George Thorogood's take on the John Lee Hooker staple is long, but a great song. With Thorogood's distinctive guitar sound, I think it would be hard to find a better cover than this. And I find it interesting that it takes three and half minutes before Thorogood even uses the title phrase.
Well, since it is 2008, it is time for elections or whatnot, presidential debates, and power-hungry animals are fighting for, well, power. This song talks about uselessness of a war, and how we are deceived to believe that we are doing a war for a purpose. What better time to put a song like that onto the Song Of The Day Catalog than now.
The Yardbirds' first hit on the Billboard charts, it marked the band's movement away from the blues. It was partially because of this shift that Eric Clapton decided to leave the band; while he didn't contribute much to the song, he contributed nonetheless. With the trademark harpsichord and Keith Relf's vocals, it's one of the best ways to introduce the group's music to friends or family.
This is about having courage to try something you haven’t tried. This won the Grammy Award for Best Country in 2001. This is considered to be Womack's signature song. She sang this for her daughters.
A spectacular debut, by a sensational young and talented swiss singer (winner of a german singing contest). The song is a brilliant fusion of funk and soul and having the song of the day will help bring her to a wider and international audience. As an artist, she has what it takes to be an international success and the song is something a lot of young people (or even older people) can relate to, it's about being in love with somebody, even though they're not exactly perfect and nobody understands why s/he is in love.
Clocking in at a little under three minutes, it is one of Sabbath's signature songs, and the title track of their second album. Unlike other songs in the Sabbath portfolio, Paranoid's tempo is uncharacteristically fast, with less emphasis on the heavy metal aspect of the music; the song sounds more like hard rock than heavy metal. But I enjoy it, and a cover of the song appears in both Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Rock Band.
This song just has an unmistakable bassline, and a catchy chord riff throughout it. The addition of the horns completes this as an amazing ska song.
With its driving guitar work and everyman lyrics, it's one of the best songs to listen to in the car. And the song is so well-known, a lot of people either aren't aware or don't care that Golden Earring is from Denmark. But it, along with "Twilight Zone," is one of the best songs to come from the region.
It's a beautiful song with great lyrics that shows George Harrison's development as a songwriter. By now, most people are aware that Eric Clapton, at the time the lead guitarist with Cream, played the song's lead guitar track.
Written in response to the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre in Ireland (and to a lesser extent, the 1920 massacre), it is not only one of U2's signature songs, but also one of their most overtly political. The song is considered to be one of the best protest songs, and it is a staple in U2's live shows. Overall, it's a very powerful song.
I'm pretty sure that this is the song that God listens to each day as he takes his morning coffee.
Molly Hatchet's only single from their album Flirtin' With Disaster, it peaked on the charts just shy of the Top 40. But with its bouncy guitar work and Danny Brown's throaty vocals, it remains a staple on classic rock stations, and it's becoming one of my favorite Southern rock songs.
This song is good for any teenage girl going through this type of situation. It's also a good song to listen to.
Simply because it is the nicest song of all time, and always relaxed me no matter what mood I am in.
Eric Clapton's heartbreaking tribute to his son Conor is one of his most powerful songs after "Layla." In 1991, a four and half year old Conor died after accidentally falling from a 54th floor window in New York. As Eric came to accept the situation, he took refuge in his music, and writing this song helped him deal with the loss.
Chuck Ragan's great raspy voice and the perfect backing vocals make this song really enjoyable to hear. If you read the lyrics you'll understand why he puts so much emotion in his singing. Probably one of the best song by Hot Water Music.
Considered Deep Purple's signature song, it has one of the most recognizable guitar riffs in rock music. The song recounts the true story of the band's disastrous attempt to record an album at the Montreaux Casino in Switzerland; during a Frank Zappa concert, the casino ended up burning down, and the band watched the "smoke on the water" blowing over Lake Geneva from their hotel room. And while Purple didn't intially believe the song was going to be a hit, the single ended up hitting #4 on the Billboard pop charts. I think it derserves to be SoTD, and to be honest, I'm surprised it hasn't been nominated before.
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