The Cranberries – “Dreams”

I first heard a portion of this song on the movie “Boys on the Side,” with Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Drew Barrymore, and Matthew McConaughey. I was immediately taken with the singer’s voice.  The song itself is dreamy, sad, and her voice is quite haunting, which was a great fit for that particular movie scene.  … Continue reading The Cranberries – “Dreams”

Jr. Walker and the Allstars – “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)”

"What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)" is a 1968 song that was a 1969 hit single by Jr. Walker & The AllStars. The single was one of Jr. Walker's most successful releases, becoming a hit on both the R&B and pop singles charts. "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)," written by Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua, … Continue reading Jr. Walker and the Allstars – “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)”

Vicki Lawrence – “The Night the Light’s Went Out in Georgia”

This song tells the tale of a man who finds out from his friend Andy that his wife had cheated on him with both Andy and a guy named Seth. This being Georgia, he gets a gun and sets out to kill Andy, but when he gets there Andy is already dead. The police show … Continue reading Vicki Lawrence – “The Night the Light’s Went Out in Georgia”

The Buckingham’s – “Don’t You Care”

The Buckinghams is an American sunshine pop band from Chicago formed in 1966. They went on to become one of the top-selling acts of 1967, charting their only five Top 40 hits in the U.S. that year. The band dissolved in 1970 but re-formed in 1980 and as of 2019, they continue to tour throughout … Continue reading The Buckingham’s – “Don’t You Care”

Crowded House – “Don’t Dream It’s Over”

This song was a huge part of my growing into a young adult. I remember riding around in my 1979 Mercury Cougar with that song blasting on the radio, cruising and singing. According to Songfacts, Crowded House lead singer Neil Finn wrote this song. He explained in an interview with Goldmine: "I wrote that on … Continue reading Crowded House – “Don’t Dream It’s Over”

Brendan Francis “Brush Shiels” – Old Pal

Irish musician Brendan Francis “Brush” Shiels from County Dublin, is best known for being the front-man of Gary Moore‘s first band, Skid Row. An Irish blues-rocker of the late ’60s and early ’70s, it was based in Dublin and fronted by bass guitarist Shiels. The band is particularly notable for being the one in which … Continue reading Brendan Francis “Brush Shiels” – Old Pal