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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 8:02am On Oct 11
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony (1997).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 8:39am On Oct 11
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 9:19am On Oct 11
Oh yes! smiley

Natalie Imbruglia - Torn (1997).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSZBIs0gs0E
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 9:34am On Oct 11
naptu2:


Listen to the guitars and humming

Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight (1997)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nntd2fgMUYw

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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 12:30pm On Oct 11
Rise up for another enormous anthem.

naptu2:
It feels like deja vu. Like PSquare, like the Gallagher brothers.

In fact, I think what happened at PSquare's US concert was even better than Oasis' US concert. They both went to the US, fought and Noel flew back to Britain without performing.

Just like Oasis, PSquare have had a long drawn out break up and they've attacked themselves on social media. Noel and Liam have been at loggerheads since the 1990s and in 2009 Liam decided that he was fed up of being "bullied". Not even the Olympics could reunite them. Noel performed Wonderwall alone at London 2012 (backed by his new band).

But I hope that, unlike Noel and Liam, PSquare do not look back in anger.


Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger (1995).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8OipmKFDeM

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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 2:35pm On Oct 11
Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2004).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soa3gO7tL-c

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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 2:44pm On Oct 11
Aw!

Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends (2004).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU9JoFKlaZ0
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 3:23pm On Oct 11
naptu2:
A minute's silence in honour of Jam Master Jay.


I'm not certain about who killed Jam Master Jay, but this is the most persistent rumour.

I first heard 50 Cent in 1999 when he released a single called How To Rob. The song caught my attention because it was humorous and he name checked quite a lot of stars (he was rapping about stealing from these stars). Quite a few rappers responded to the track (Jay Z, Big Pun, etc). Most of them launched counter attacks, but the reply I loved the most was not a counter attack. Wyclef replied with, "Low Income, I stay so hungry that if 50 Cent came to rob me, he'd be part of my charity".

Anyway, 50 Cent vanished after that track and I didn't hear him again until he released Get Rich Or Die Trying in 2003 (I was thinking, "I've heard this voice before". It took me a while to remember How To Rob). So, what happened to him between 1999 and 2003?

Well 50 Cent also released a track called Ghetto Qu'ran in 1999 and the track was about the activities of a notorious mobster called Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff and his gang which was called "The Supreme Team". McGriff was not too happy about this and he ordered that 50 Cent should be blacklisted from the US music industry. Columbia Records dropped him and radio stations refused to play his songs. McGriff also put a hit on him and it's believed that this was what resulted in 50 Cent being shot 9 times in the year 2000. He had to move to Canada in order to be able to record mixtapes.

Jam Master Jay had gone into production during Run DMC's decline in the early 1990s (he founded JMJ Records) and 50 Cents was one of the first people he produced. Jam Master Jay continued to mentor 50 Cent after he left JMJ Records and even after he was blacklisted by McGriff. It is believed that this infuriated McGriff and on October 30th, 2002, at least two armed men invaded 24/7 Studios which was owned by Jam Master Jay. They shot and killed Jam Master Jay and injured other people that were in the studio at the time. One of the armed men was Ronald "Tenad" Washington, who was shot dead a few weeks later.

His death pained me because Run DMC were the most peaceful and harmless rappers that I could think of.




Run DMC was made up of rappers Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and their DJ, Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell. Run's brother is the hip hop mogul Russell Simmons (Def Jam, Phat Farm) and he and his Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin produced and promoted Run DMC.


It was revealed during an episode of Run's House (on MTV) that it was actually Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons' idea that Run DMC should do this song. Run DMC didn't really like the idea of doing the song at first. They eventually did the song and it became the first rap song to get into the top 5 of the Billboard charts. I absolutely loved the original version of this song and I love this version even more because it brings two of my favourite groups together. Many people have tried to mix rock and rap together, but only a few have succeeded. This, in my opinion, is the best mix of rock and rap ever.

In the video we see Run DMC trying to rehearse, but they can't because Aerosmith is rehearsing in the next room and Run DMC can barely hear themselves because of the noise from Joe Perry's guitar. They try to tell Aerosmith to turn it down, but that doesn't work. Then Jam Master Jay had an idea. He went out of the room and came back with ginormous speakers. The wall of sound that emanates from those speakers stops Aerosmith in their tracks and roles are switched as Aerosmith is now trying to get Run DMC to turn down the noise. Steven Tyler eventually breaks through the wall and confronts Run DMC.

Then we see them on stage. The groups are competing over which group can wow the audience, Joe Perry vs Jam Master Jay; Run and DMC vs Steven Tyler. Eventually. . . they collaborate.

The original was

Aerosmith - Walk This Way(1975)

This is

Run DMC featuring Aerosmith - Walk This Way(1986).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B_UYYPb-Gk
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 3:32pm On Oct 11
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 4:39am On Oct 12
smiley This was my favourite video in that playlist. I love the beginning when they were waiting for Rod Stewart to arrive. smiley


From the soundtrack of the movie "The Three Musketeers"


Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting - All For Love (1996).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofA3URC1wyk
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 5:25am On Oct 12
The temptation to just post every song from this album is huge. Cracked Rear View is the album to go to if you want rock songs with amazing lyrics.


This is one of the saddests songs. It can turn a hard man into an emotional wreck. Darius Rocker's voice is amazing.


Hootie and the Blowfish - Goodbye (1994).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS50UmpEaUk
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 2:48pm On Oct 12
The lyrics man! The lyrics! Every damn Hootie and the Blowfish song, just listen attentively to the lyrics!

Why is there a Rebel Flag hanging from the State House Walls?


Why can't we love one another?


Hootie and the Blowfish - Drowning (1994).




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzLdbxauex4
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 2:58pm On Oct 12
What would you do if you had a husband/wife that's like this?

Every song on this album is absolutely fantastic and this is among the top three best songs on the album for me.

Listen to the lyrics.


Hootie and the Blowfish - Let Her Cry (1994).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aVHLL5egRY
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 7:08pm On Oct 12
Anybody that watched NTA2 Channel 5 even for a second in the late 1980s and early 1990s must know this song. They played it so much that it was like their theme song.


Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy (1988).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtvmTu4zAMg
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 9:01pm On Oct 12
naptu2:
I remember when I often confused people by saying Bon Jon Jovi and they wouldn't be able to say it properly again. Some people would he so confused that they wouldn't know what I did. They knew that something was wrong with what I said, but they didn't know what.

naptu2:


Me: "Bon Jon Jovi"

Them: "No! angry It's Jon Jon Jovi! Wait, what did I just say"?

naptu2:
Whoa! We're halfway there!
Whoa o! Living on a prayer!


Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer (1986).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 4:40am On Oct 13
Covers and unique versions of songs that were in that playlist.
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 4:44am On Oct 13
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 4:47am On Oct 13
Vanessa Carlton - Paint It Black (2002).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMauMGqa_rk
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 4:53am On Oct 13
The first video has better audio quality while the second is a video of the actual performance.


Alanis Morissette - Ironic (MTV Unplugged) (1995).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T1sCLpDJqw



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w6lAUzZoh0
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 6:42am On Oct 13
smiley

I remember when this song was released and when it was on the charts. It's the theme song of the hit late '90s and early 2000s sitcom Friends.

So no one told you that your life was gonna be this way.
Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's DOA.
It's like you're always stuck in second gear.
When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but

I'll be there for you


The Rembrandts - I'll Be There For You (1994).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-9kPks0IfE
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 7:58am On Oct 13
Oh yes! Of course!

This is the delightful and weird rock song that was on heavy rotation on Nigerian TV in the mid-1980s.

naptu2:
NigeriaInfo is gold! You will not believe what they are playing at the moment!


We've got to move these. . .refrigerators.

We've got to move these colour TVs!

naptu2:
O that guitar!
O that guitar!
O that guitar!


This is the good old days.

"We've got to move these refrigerators"


Dire Straights - Money For Nothing (1985).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTP2RUD_cL0
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 8:45am On Oct 13
I can't remember for sure, but I think that this was the only Nigerian track on that playlist. It was quite difficult to get the track back then (2005) and the audio file that I had ended abruptly midway into the song.

It's a mixture of rock and reggae.


Majek Fashek - Hotel California (1997).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chYQJlw4E-Y
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 11:02am On Oct 13
naptu2:
At last! I've got good quality audio with the original video.

The riff gets me every time. His guitar playing was simply out of this world.



O yeah!


In France, a skinny man died of a big disease with a little name,
By chance his girlfriend came across a needle and soon she did the same.
At home there are seventeen-year-old boys and their idea of fun,
Is being in a gang called 'The Disciples'
High on crack and totin' a machine gun.

Time.
Time.

Hurricane Annie ripped the ceiling of a church and killed everyone inside.
You turn on the telly and every other story is tellin' you somebody died
A sister killed her baby 'cause she couldn't afford to feed it,
And yet we're sending people to the moon.
In September, my cousin tried reefer for the very first time
Now he's doing horse - it's June.

Time.
Time.

It's silly, no?
When a rocket ship explodes and everybody still wants to fly.
But some say a man ain't happy unless a man truly dies.
Oh why?
Time.

Time.
Time.


Baby make a speech, Star Wars fly
Neighbors just shine it on
But if a night falls and a bomb falls
Will anybody see the dawn?

Time.
Time.

Is it silly, no?
When a rocket blows,
and everybody still wants to fly
Some say man ain't happy truly until a man
truly dies
Oh why,
oh why?
Siiiiggn o' the times.

Time
Time


Prince - Sign O The Times (1987).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsZcz9T_-Jc


naptu2:
This song is very special to me. This is the first time that I heard Prince infuse hip hop into his music and I was really into hip hop then. This song is a very funky combination of soul, rock, hip hop and pop.

I’m glad that I found the original video. This video messed with my mind.

But more importantly, this song would touch you if you knew what was happening in the world at that time.

This was 1986/87 and AIDS was real serious business then. The symbol for AIDS at that time was a skull and cross bones. The information campaign around AIDS at that time was designed to scare the hell out of you. It felt like HIV/AIDS was a death sentence and that the person was condemned to die a slow and horrifying death. And then there was that night in 1986 when Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti announced the first case of AIDS in Nigeria. It was incredibly scary.

People rarely talked or sang about AIDS then, but Prince did. He sang, “In France a skinny man died of a big disease with a little name”.

He also sang about gangs, “At home there are 17 year old boys and their idea of fun is being in a gang called the disciples, high on crack and toting a machine gun”.

He sang about poverty, “A sister killed a baby because she couldn’t afford to feed it and we’re sending people to the moon”

This song was released just a few months after the space shuttle exploded and he sang about that too.

“It's silly no, when a rocket ship explodes
And everybody still wants to fly?
But some say a man ain't happy
Unless a man truly dies
O why?
Sign O The Times”

He sang about drugs, “September my cousin tried reefer for the very first time, now he’s doing horse. It’s June”.

He also sang about atomic bombs. "If a night falls and a bomb falls, will anybody see the dawn?"

And the thing was that this was a really cool and funky song. It was message music, yet it wasn’t a sad song.

This song was a big hit in Nigeria and it had very good airplay on NTA2 Channel 5.

I’m tempted to post the entire lyrics, but I won’t. Still, you really need to listen to this song. Listen to the lyrics.

Prince – Sign O The Times (1987)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EdxM72EZ94

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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 11:18am On Oct 13
naptu2:
I read the silly British tabloids in the late 1980s and early 1990s and I could very clearly see what they were doing, although, at the time I didn't know why.

It was quite obvious that they were trying to hound Princess Diana. There was a particular story that angered me. It was a story about William and Harry. At that time they were in kindergarten and primary school, so I wondered how a paper could be writing about what little kids said in school and taking it so seriously, as if they were adults.

Anyway, the tabloids tried to link that name, Dirty Diana, to Princess Diana. It was reported that Michael would not perform the song during the UK leg of his "Bad" tour, because of the way that the tabloids tried to link the song to Princess Diana.

I have since found out that Michael actually planned to remove the song from his set list during his performance at Wembley Stadium, but that he reintroduced it and performed the song after Princess Diana told him that it was her favourite.


This song is just like Billie Jean in the sense that it is actually about groupies. It's the second hard rock song of Michael's career.


Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana (1987)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUi_S6YWjZw

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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by SegFault: 11:40am On Oct 13
naptu2:
Oh yes! Of course![s][/s]

This is the delightful and weird rock song that was on heavy rotation on Nigerian TV in the mid-1980s.




get your money for nothing and your chicks for free. I love this song die ehn. But the sultans still holds it's place in my heart.
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 2:31pm On Oct 13
smiley

Someone saw my playlist and decided that these songs should be there and so she got me the CD for my birthday.


Coldplay - In My Place (2002).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnIZ7RMuLpU
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 3:14am On Oct 14
I disturbed a lot of people with this song 1998-2003.


Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like A Woman (1997).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJL4UGSbeFg
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 3:52am On Oct 14
Tina Turner - The Best (1989).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC5E8ie2pdM

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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 5:28am On Oct 14
En Vogue - Don't Let Go Love (1996).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwhwGmoYv1s

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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 6:00am On Oct 14
This song was not on the playlist, but I was reminded of it when I posted the last song (which was on the playlist).

En Vogue appeared on the popular sitcom, A Different World on January 21st, 1993 and posting the last song reminded me of that appearance.

They acted as Mr Gaines, shy, nerdy, awkward and Christian nieces.

Ron and Mr Gaines opened a new club. The club was funded by Ron and they were going to leverage on Mr Gaines' experience of running a restaurant.

However, unfortunately, Ron had overspent and he was broke and to make matters worse, the act that he had hired for opening night cancelled at the last minute. Mr Gaines told him that he shouldn't worry because his nieces are great singers and they would fill in on opening night. Ron believed that the customers would not be happy with a performance by these nerdy and awkward girls. They proved him wrong.

I searched and can you believe that there's actually a clip of that performance on YouTube? Here it is.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39etbnvOqT0


Here's the original video of the song.

En Vogue - Free Your Mind (1992).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7iQbBbMAFE
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 9:59am On Oct 14
I'm sure that the anti-spam bot will ban me if I post what's in my mind, so I'm just going to post the video.


This song reminds me of Bobby Brown's On Our Own (Ghostbusters) because the video is filled with stars.

I would have liked to post the names of all the stars and what they are lipsyncing to, but I'm afraid of the anti-spam bot, so I'll just post the video.


Nickelback - Rockstar (2005).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmeUuoxyt_E
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 2:59am On Oct 15
Nickelback - How You Remind Me (2001).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aiay8I5IPB8

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