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July 31, 2010: I Am Loco by Ill Niño

The best song that Ill Niño never released as a single from their 2001 album Revolution Revolución. The nu metal genre is showcased in this song, which makes great use of dramatic bass lines and drumming. The lyrics describe being taken over by either mental illness or anger, depending on your point of view. It's hard to believe that the same guy sings all bits of this song. While I've included the YouTube link to the live version here, the song itself contains the link to the studio version.

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July 30, 2010: Dare To Be Stupid by "Weird Al" Yankovic

Cramming the essence of Devo's entire career into three and a half minutes, the title track of Al's third album is a riotous take on new wave music. I think anybody who's ever done something stupid can relate to this song.

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July 29, 2010: Bad Reputation by Joan Jett

Recognizable to TV fans as the theme song of "Freaks and Geeks", I find it uncharacteristically fast, relative to "I Love Rock 'N' Roll". But the song can still rock hard after thirty years.

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July 28, 2010: Only Hope by Switchfoot

A ballad of hope; deep and touching. Jon Foreman's voice is just amazing. Singing about hope and surrender, it's a song easy to remember and to find oneself in it over and over again. Switchfoot is known for the movie "A Walk To Remember" and loved by their fans for their amazing live-shows.

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July 27, 2010: Dream Song by Scott Matthews

Beautiful chorus melodies, brilliant lyrics. The song has many emotions in my opinion. Also has Eastern influences. Give it a listen! Chose this video because the album version is much more powerful (single version on official video).

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July 26, 2010: Losing My Religion by Graveworm

I've never been a fan of cover versions, but this song changed my mind completely. It's a black metal version of the R.E.M. song of the same name. I often wonder if Graveworm used to sing this song as a joke before they got the rights to record it. Listen to it and you'll understand what I mean - the chorus with the lyrics "I thought that I heard you crying" is sensational and the drumming throughout the whole song is amazing.

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July 25, 2010: Lola by The Kinks

The Kinks' first single of 1970 was their first Top 10 hit in five years. They still have their signature garage rock sound, and the whole song rocks hard. I think I got into the original because of "Weird Al" Yankovic's parody "Yoda".

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July 24, 2010: Season Of The Witch by Donovan

Roughly twice as long as a traditional pop song of the 60s, it's been one of Donovan's most popular hits for almost forty-five years. I think my favorite part of the song is the unusual emphasis on "witch" in the chorus.

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July 23, 2010: Renegades of Funk by Rage Against The Machine

I was listening to the radio one day and this song came on. It became one of my favorite songs after that. This is just a great song.

July 22, 2010: Albuquerque by "Weird Al" Yankovic

A rambling, stream of consciousness narrative, it's the longest studio recording Al has released. While his parodies are a riot in their own right, his original compositions are just as hilarious. Just take a listen below.

July 21, 2010: Runnin' Down A Dream by Tom Petty

It's hard to keep Tom Petty's solo material separate from the material he recorded with the Heartbreakers, but it's awesome music either way. With the driving guitar riff, I'm not surprised it netted Tommy P. a Top 40 hit.

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July 20, 2010: Bye Bye Love by The Cars

No, not the 1950's twanger from the Everly Brothers, but the New Wave rocker set to Beat poetry by Ric Ocasek and the Cars. While the Ben Orr vocals and Elliot Easton's lead guitar keep up the frantic pace, the drums of David Robinson "drive" this one into classic rock status.

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July 19, 2010: Surfin' Bird by The Trashmen

A surf rock favorite from 1963, I can see why it was so popular. As a novelty song, it's quite funny, but that chorus can be pretty annoying, too. Don't forget that the bird's the word!

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July 18, 2010: Jamaica Farewell by Harry Belafonte

Probably one of Belafonte's most famous songs, a sad ballad about someone leaving Jamaica for some time and leaving "his girl" in Kingston. An unofficial anthem of Jamaica in a time when Bob Marley & The Wailers was only 11 years old.

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July 17, 2010: Dance Yrself Clean by LCD Soundsystem

This is absolutely one of the best opening tracks of an album I've ever heard. When the bass kicks in after the slow intro, it's impossible to not start bobbing your head.

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July 16, 2010: I've Been Thinkin' by Handsome Boy Modeling School

Beautiful, haunting, soulful song by a troubled performer. Never known anyone not like it, it's an (almost) unknown gem!!

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July 15, 2010: Hey You by 311

If every song were to have an attitude, this song would have the best out of all songs in its genre. In other words, Hey You looks at the good side of life. The chorus, Hey you/You're my lifetime companion/I think of all those years you saw me through tears and the good times that we spend, is an uplift in my opinion, maybe because of the album.

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July 14, 2010: Blinded By Fear by At The Gates

Opening track of At the Gates' most popular album Slaughter of the Soul, also one of the most known tracks of the band. The song has heavy riffs and great vocal performance, true melodic death metal masterpiece.

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July 13, 2010: Another One Rides The Bus by "Weird Al" Yankovic

An almost bare song, featuring only Al on accordion and John Schwartz drumming Al's accordion case, Al's parody of "Another One Bites The Dust" was his first big success. It's hard to believe the song is almost 30 years old, but it laid the groundwork for what Al's career became.

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July 12, 2010: Act Naturally by The Beatles

After finding Help! at my local library, I was totally surprised when I learned The Beatles had covered the Buck Owens song. I was really only familiar with the song because of Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, but the Fab Four can rock country music as easily as classic rock and roll.

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July 11, 2010: Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley

Idea by Johnny Cash, inspired by a couple at some dance, written by Carl Perkins, Blue Suede Shoes represents one of the first rockabilly records. It's written in a 12-bar-blues scheme, uses a boogie-rhythm and merges elements of Blues, Rock, Country and Pop-Music. Written & produced in only 2 days, it was released only 14 days after Perkins wrote the first line. Some weeks later RCA asked Elvis to cover the song for his debut-album Elvis Presley (1956), which in fact was the first rock(abilly)-album crashing the top ten of US-album charts. Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis reached at least #20 in the Billboard charts.

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July 10, 2010: I Made It (Cash Money Heroes) by Kevin Rudolf

It's my favorite song.

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July 09, 2010: Celebrity Skin by Hole

Awesome song for Rock Band... Great music video... Courtney Love is awesome

Preferred Date: July 9, 2010 (Courtney Love's birthday)

July 08, 2010: Half Full Glass Of Wine by Tame Impala

Never before have I heard a band pull off such a psychedelic, stylish rock sound like Tame Impala, and this relatively new song is a great example. The boys from Perth in Australia struck gold with this one, their first ever single, and no wonder it's being compared to The Beatles and Jefferson Airplane soundwise.

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July 07, 2010: Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Although Creedence never had a #1 hit in the U.S., they did score this #1 U.K. hit in 1969. And who can forget the memorable mondegreen "there's a bathroom on the right"? I still get a kick out of that.

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July 06, 2010: I Feel Free by The Amboy Dukes

I was so surprised when I learned The Amboy Dukes covered the Cream hit. Ted Nugent is no Eric Clapton, but there's nothing wrong with that; Nuge has got his own style of playing, and the Dukes made the song their own.

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July 05, 2010: Arbeit Macht Frei by The Libertines

A song reminding us of the cruelty of the Third Empire and about the danger of neo-fascism. Exhorting.

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July 04, 2010: Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do by Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band

First track on Cpt. Beefheart's first album Safe As Milk. Pretty catchy tune. Beefheart got noticed and admired by Paul McCartney as well as by John Lennon. The song is good, classic blues-rock. It's also the intro-sample on Dead Weather-concerts. Simply a great song.

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July 03, 2010: I Love Rock 'N' Roll by Arrows

More bass driven than Joan Jett's cover version, Arrows' version rocks just as hard. If I hadn't heard Jett's version, I don't think I ever would have discovered the original.

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July 02, 2010: Lost by Michael Bublé

This is an amazing song by a really talented singer, I love it, it's one of my favourites. Michael Bublé is THE man.

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Preferred Date: July 2, 2010 (My 18th! :D)

July 01, 2010: Ready To Go by Republica

I heard this song while watching the Chicago Bulls' 1996-97 Championship Season Documentary on VHS. It included a music video of that song that features highlights of the season and the championship.
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