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Old Time Rock and Roll: Bob Seger [clip from Risky Business]; Bon Jovi.

Hello there! This is another entry in our blog post series Tim’s Cover Story Goes to the Movies. In these posts we review a pop tune that features prominently in a film. This week’s entry is Old Time Rock and … Continue reading

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I’m A Believer: Neil Diamond; The Monkees; Smash Mouth [“Shrek”]

Hello there! This is another entry in our series “Tim’s Cover Story Goes to the Movies.” Here we review a pop tune that features prominently in a movie. This week’s entry is I’m A Believer, a great pop tune that … Continue reading

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Tiny Dancer: Elton John; Tim McGraw; John Frusciante

Hello there! This is the third installment in our new feature: “Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies.” In this series, we discuss a famous song that makes an important contribution to a major movie. As is our custom, we … Continue reading

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This Magic Moment: The Drifters; Jay & the Americans; Lou Reed.

Hello there! Our song this week is This Magic Moment. This was a great pop song that originally debuted in 1960. We will review the original performed by The Drifters. We will then discuss cover versions by Jay and the … Continue reading

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Worried Man Blues: The Carter Family; The Kingston Trio; Devo

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Worried Man Blues. This is a great ‘roots’ folk song, originally recorded in the 1940s. We will start with the original song by the Carter Family. We will then review … Continue reading

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What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye; Cyndi Lauper; Daryl Hall & John Oates

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song What’s Going On. This is one of the most powerful and moving soul songs ever recorded. We will start with the original song by Marvin Gaye, and then we will … Continue reading

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Landslide: Fleetwood Mac; Smashing Pumpkins; Dixie Chicks

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Landslide. This is a lovely coming-of-age feminist song written by Stevie Nicks. We will start with the original song by Fleetwood Mac, and then we will review covers from Smashing … Continue reading

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