Reaching the charts is a measurement of success in the music industry, as this means that you have recorded a hit. The more your record sells, the higher it will go on the charts. There is no magic formula for reaching the top of the charts, but somebody has to do it. A lot of the music today seems to be manufactured pop and hip-hop hits that all basically sound the same, but I may be prejudiced against it, because it doesn’t sound like what was done by my generation. Every generation thinks that their music is what sounds good, so they identify with it. I just found out that my great nephew is a hip-hop artist and he has 5 of his videos on YouTube and even though it is not my style, I did enjoy watching all the Nate Savage videos ‘God Got Me’, ‘Jimmi Neutron’, ‘They Say’, ‘Play Time’ and ‘Konoha’, which you can find here: Nate Savage – YouTube.
I need to thank Fandango for taking over as the host of Song Lyric Sunday for the past two weeks and doing one hell of a job as the guest host. Last week we had Substitute Music Teacher #2 where the theme was songs that songs that were turned down by recording artists that went on to become a big hit for somebody else. This week the theme is songs that hit the top of the charts. Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two. Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post. Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about. Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music. Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it. If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or you can pull it into your post, so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.
This week I will be writing about the only Harry Nilsson song to reach #1 ‘Without You’, which was written by Badfinger and next week, I will be writing about the song ‘Badlands’ by Bruce Springsteen. The upcoming prompts will be:
July 24, 2022 – Feature a song by a group or an artist that surprisingly never reached #1 on the charts – This idea was taken from UK #1s blog, The UK Number Ones Blog
July 31, 2022 – Illness, Injury, Scars suggested by Angie of King Ben’s Grandma
August 7, 2022 – Pets, Names, Memories suggested by Di of pensitivity101
August 14, 2022 – Educate, Learn, School, Teach