Friday, March 7, 2008

A Tribute to the Greatest Names in Music

Music is the soul of all things.

Music exists in all different kinds of forms.

Music is what brings us alive.

There's disco, rock, pop, blues, jazz, hip-hop, country, alternate, world, and techno. There are endless possibilities to music. Strum a guitar, play a piano, blow on the flute—combined, they make music.

When you're happy, there's a song for that. When you're sad, there's a song for that too. When you've just been broken up in a relationship, there's a song for that. When you've made a mistake, there's a song for that. When you love somebody, there's a song for that as well.

But ever since the 21st century arrived, music has been changed forever. Pop, hip-hop, and R&B roamed every road, every street, and every country. They filled up headphones and piled up in iPods. Nowadays, new and different artists have dominated the music industry.

These artists are great. But now, everyone only knows them. They don't care about the olden' days anymore. Those great, amazing singers and those inspirational artists. No one cares about them anymore, and it's a big waste of talent. Not only did they have talent, they impacted our lives in some way.

Without further ado, below is the list of the greatest/famous artists of all time.

Aretha Franklin – RespectOne of the most strongest vocal performances of all time.
The Supremes – Stop! In the Name of LoveA very recognizable 50's-60's song.
Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling StoneNamed best song of all time by Rolling Stone

McHammer – Can't Touch ThisMost well-known dance tune to all ages.
The Beatles – All You Need is LoveA culturally impacting song.
ABBA – Mamma MiaThe song that inspired the hit broadway musical...and soon-to-be movie musical.
Diana Ross – I Will SurviveA highly regarded song.
Elvis Presley – Jailhouse RockThe song that got everyone rockin' and rollin'.
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Duet)A beautiful duet of the infamous song.
Madonna – Material GirlAs girly a song can ever get.
Cyndi Lauper – Time After TimeIt stays true to its name. Time after time, the song remains known.
Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go OnThe song from the hit movie Titanic, in which skyrocketed to fame.
Michael Jackson – Beat ItThe catchiest tune of the time, from the King of Pop.

This is only a small list of the other great performances out there. There's simply too many other magnificent songs out there, and I can't list them all (for the sake of this post's length).

The following are famous, Disney songs. Who knew cartoons had such beautiful music?

Beauty and the Beast – Beauty and the BeastA heartfelt song known by nearly every child.
Mulan – ReflectionA song that strongly conveys the message of uncertainty within one's looks and duties.
Lion King – Circle of LifeThis song shows the importance and purpose of every life.
Aladdin – A Whole New WorldRomance never was more 'uplifting'!
Poccahontas – Colors of the WindA moving song that tells everyone to respect the earth.
Hercules – I Won't Say I'm In LoveA song that embodies the denial of love.
The Little Mermaid – Under The SeaAgain, one of the most well-known songs, known by nearly every child.

I hope you have found this article to be a new musical experience to you. Young or old, we all need to appreciate what music has done for the world. That's exactly what these songs have done.

-the clam.

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1 comment:

digital delay said...

add some more!
but great list

i just want to add that you list consists of mostly big pop music from around the, 60s - maybe early 90s? I dont know, haha

missed out on some other genres