New year, new songs! Take a look at what we added below, and as always you can see what songs are available here.
Riptide – Vance Joy
Sometimes you need to take a break and come back to something later to finish it strong. That’s exactly what Vance Joy did with his 2013 single Riptide. He wrote some of the indie pop’s chords and lyrics back in 2008 and only came back to it in 2012 while writing another song. Thank goodness he did – we can’t get enough of this feel-good hit.
Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
Before there was rock ‘n’ roll, there was rockabilly. A little bit country, a little bit rhythm & blues, it’s fun and rebellious — and this zippy ditty is no exception! It’s been covered by numerous artists since its release in 1958, from The Beach Boys to The Who and even Jimi Hendrix, who performed it live.
How You Remind Me – Nickelback
‘How You Remind Me’ is yet another popular song about an ex by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It’s the lead single from their third album, Silver Side Up, which was released in 2001. The track seemed to be everywhere on the radio that year!
I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
“I Wanna Be Sedated” was written by Joey Ramone.
“It’s a road song. I wrote it in 1977, through the 78. Well, Danny Fields was our first manager and he would work us to death. We would be on the road 360 days a year, and we went over to England, and we were there at Christmas time, and in Christmas time, London shuts down. There’s nothing to do, nowhere to go. Here we were in London for the first time in our lives, and me and Dee Dee Ramone were sharing a room in the hotel, and we were watching The Guns of Navarone. So there was nothing to do, I mean, here we are in London finally, and this is what we are doing, watching American movies in the hotel room.”
— Joey Ramone, explaining the chorus in an interview.
Image credits: “Vance Joy” by kingArthur_aus is licensed under CC BY 2.0]