THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

I have a forever soft spot for this song. I immediately get little tears in my eyes, get goosebumps each and every time.

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, THE CATCHIEST SONG OF ALL TIME

“We Are the Champions” is the catchiest song of all time, according to science. “Y.M.C.A.” by the Village People, Europe’s “The Final Countdown”, and “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi were also in the list.

WEST SIDE STORY OPENS ON BROADWAY

63 years ago today, the most acclaimed musical of all time, West Side Story, opens at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.

SLOWDIVE – GOLDEN HAIR

Have you ever cried because of gorgeous guitar soundscapes and beautiful noise?

DOUG FIEGER & SHARONA KNACK

Doug Fieger would have been 68 today. Do you even know that “My Sharona” is actually taken from a girl with the same name—Sharona Alperin?

PHIL LYNOTT 71

He would’ve turned 71 today. Happy birthday, Phil Lynott! Bring Thin Lizzy boys back in town!

THE NATIONAL: I NEED MY GIRL

Matt Berninger, the oaken baritone singer of The National, is like, as Pitchfork said: a Cary Grant interpretation of Leonard Cohen. Or I’d say: the Neil Diamond of indie rock.

ROBERT SMITH, MARY POOLE, & LOVESONG

Robert Smith penned “Lovesong” as his wedding present for Mary Poole in 1988. The two are still together, their rock ‘n’ roll marriage bucking the odds and showing no signs of, well, disintegrating.

DISCO INFERNO: THE NIGHT DANCE MUSIC DIED

41 years ago today, disco was killed by a public backlash with the infamous Disco Demolition Night at Chicago’s Comiskey Park. At least 9 were injured and 39 got arrested.

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