Top 11 Handclap Songs

Top 11 Handclap Songs

Handclapping has long been a staple of rock music, but its lineage traces back to the days of slavery. Drums were often outlawed as a means of communication, so handclapping accompanied spirituals sung in slave quarters. After slavery was abolished, gospel music featured handclapping, foot-stomping and shouts. Gospel’s descendants were the blues and R&B; as […]

Money Talks! The Eddie Money Interview

Money Talks! The Eddie Money Interview

Most know Eddie Money from hits like Take Me Home Tonight and Think I’m in Love or that insane Two Tickets to Paradise ad for GEICO insurance, where customers are “happier than Eddie Money running a travel agency.” There’s a lot more to the Money Man’s story. The former police trainee left New York in […]

Top 11 Getaway Songs

Top 11 Getaway Songs

Top 11 Getaway Songs Written by: Frank Mastropolo Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. – Jerry Seinfeld There are many reasons to take it on the lam: A bad relationship, state troopers on your tail, or maybe you just want to get as far away from New Jersey as you […]

Top 11 Worst & Weirdest #1 Hits

Top 11 Worst & Weirdest #1 Hits

Some were woeful, some were wacky but all inexplicably sold millions of records and topped the charts. You’ve labored for years to dislodge these tunes from your memory, so be warned: Our Top 11 Worst and Weirdest No. 1 Hits will soon be bouncing around your brainpan once again. 11. Ebony and Ivory by Paul […]

Four Decades of Hellfire with Judas Priest (Interview)

Four Decades of Hellfire with Judas Priest (Interview)

The 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap depicted the insanity of life on the road with the fictional heavy metal band. To prepare for the film, director Rob Reiner attended a concert by metal icons Judas Priest. “It physically hurt my chest,” said Reiner. “The reverberation in the hall was so strong that I couldn’t […]

Top 11 Stuttering Songs

Top 11 Stuttering Songs

Rockers have long used stuttering as a musical device to express nervousness or frustration. And sometimes the effect just helps the lyrics fit the music. They’re all here in our Top 11 Stuttering Songs. Which of your favorites did we leave out? Let us know in our comments section below. 11. My Generation by the […]

Top 11 Sun Songs

Top 11 Sun Songs

The sun is shining so it’s time to break out the SPF 2000 and hit the beach. Not quite in shape yet? OK, then bask in the glow of our Top 11 Sun Songs. If we missed any, tell us your favorites in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to turn over! 11. Cheap […]

Top 11 Motown Covers

Top 11 Motown Covers

In the 1960s, Berry Gordy’s Motown empire brought soul music into the mainstream by with musicians that included the Supremes and the Temptations and writer-producer teams like Holland-Dozier-Holland. Its slogan: “The Sound of Young America.” Motown hits inspired British bands and American rockers to record their own versions of its timeless songs. Here are Rock […]

Top 11 Celebrity Name Check Songs

Top 11 Celebrity Name Check Songs

Long before hip hop took name dropping to an insane level, rockers used music to honor those they admire. Often shout outs are a tribute to artists from the past; sometimes they acknowledge a contemporary’s work. Who would you add to our list of Top 11 Celebrity Name Checks? 11. Steve McQueen by Sheryl Crow […]