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Joan Jett, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"

Throwback Thursday: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll'

Mar 2014 20:32PM EDT

I love rock 'n' roll, you love rock 'n' roll, he/she/it loves rock 'n' roll. Put another dime in the jukebox, add a killer, back-to-basics riff underneath a proper growl, and you got a hit for the '80s. No song offers the simple sentiment about digging good tuned better than this classic Joan Jett & The Blackhearts hit, and today (March 20) marks 32 years since the song took a loving hold on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven straight weeks. So, for today's #ThrowbackThursday, we're going to take another look back at this tune.READ MORE

Cher in "Believe"

Throwback Thursday: 'Believe' by Cher

Mar 2014 20:47PM EDT

Auto-Tune. Whether or not you love it or think it's nothing but a big ol' crutch for an otherwise untalented singer, music fans cannot deny that it's inevitable on today's pop charts. Jason Derulo, T-Pain, Future... none of these musicians would have any business in the music industry if it weren't for one single... Cher's "Believe."READ MORE

Ace Of Base "The Sign"

Throwback Thursday: Ace Of Base Find 'The Sign'

Mar 2014 19:51PM EDT

Some songs just wiggle their way into the world of pop culture, never to look back or apologize for what they are. Ace Of Base's most popular song, "The Sign" just so happens to be one of those tunes. This week, it's celebrating 20 years since it rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the track still remains a big part of American popular culture.READ MORE

Nirvana

Throwback Thursday: Celebrate Kurt Cobain's 47th Birthday with 'MTV Unplugged In New York'

Feb 2014 15:45PM EDT

Today (Feb. 20) marks what would have been Nirvana frontman/grunge leader Kurt Cobain's 47th birthday. Though, of course, this year marks 20 years since he took his own life, his groundbreaking music continues to live on. Even though Nirvana have released a slew of posthumous releases since 1994, for today's #ThrowbackThursday, we'll look at the very first one, and the album that somehow ended up feeling like a tribute to Cobain: Nirvana's acoustic record MTV Unplugged in New York.READ MORE

Neutral Milk Hotel

Throwback Thursday: 'In The Aeroplane Over The Sea' by Neutral Milk Hotel

Feb 2014 16:37PM EDT

For this week's edition of #ThrowbackThursday, we'll celebrate 16 years regardless... of Neutral Milk Hotel's pinnacle album In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. Since being released on Feb. 10, 1998, this indie rock record has become the thing of legend, influencing countless acts from Arcade Fire to Brand New to Okkervil River. Neutral Milk Hotel have, of course, leaked to every level of musicianship, due to the fact that In The Aeroplane Over The Sea cuts can be heard at most local coffee shops on open mic nights.READ MORE

Happy birthday, Rick Astley!

Throwback Thursday: Rick Astley, 'Never Gonna Give You Up'

Feb 2014 22:39PM EDT

Today, February 6, may be best known in the day in history when reggae legend Bob Marley was born, and that's totally fine and good. Perfectly valid, at that. Marley's impact on musical culture is undeniable and should be celebrated. However, he shares a birthday with one other popular musician... one who has also deeply affected culture, albeit in a different way. Yes, February 6 is also the birthday of Rick Astley. And for this week's #ThrowBackThursday, it's time to get Rick Rolled.READ MORE

Hole, "Live Through This"

Throwback Thursday: 'Violet' by Hole

Jan 2014 00:22AM EDT

The biggest day in the footballs is right around the corner... the Super Bowl. The 2014 edition of the American tradition will see the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks. The music of Denver... not so well established. There's OneRepublic (kind of), India.Arie (ish... she was born there) and a few other acts, but the city has no distinct sound. Seattle, on the other hand, has been the birthplace of hard rock for over two decades, most notably grunge, which as we all know, rose in 1991 like a black hole sun all thanks to Nirvana. But, we know enough about Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. Instead, for this week's Throwback Thursday, let's look a little to the left of those guys at Hole.READ MORE

Otis Redding

Throwback Thursday: "Pain in My Heart" by Otis Redding

Jan 2014 12:22PM EDT

Our Throwback Thursday hasn't been all that throwback lately. This track stands out as the namesake of Otis Redding's debut album, Pain In My Heart, recorded from 1962 to 1963. Redding strikes an unparalleled balance of smooth rasp. The song showcases the effortless feel that his voice is dropped from heaven, as its dug deep straight from the soul. READ MORE

Elliott Smith

Throwback Thursday: “Alphabet Town” by Elliott Smith

Jan 2014 12:06PM EDT

Elliott Smith's saturated voice drips with longing, ringing out every last drop until you're left as dried up and empty as the characters in "Alphabet Town." It's a song set against a backdrop that takes on a haunting mood of its own. The harmonica is used delicately; when it fades out all that's left is the lingering echo of Smith and his acoustic.READ MORE

No Doubt's "Tragic Kingdom"

Throwback Thursday: “Spiderwebs” by No Doubt

Jan 2014 11:10AM EDT

When No Doubt released "Spiderwebs," their second single off of 1995's Tragic Kingdom, one thing was clear: they weren't going to quietly retreat as a one-hit wonder after the first single, "Just a Girl." Following up with "Don't Speak" sealed the deal -- they had more staying power than a catchy ska punk song. This past spring Rolling Stone confirmed that Rock Mafia producers and Greg Kurstin were teaming up with the band to write new material for a 2014 album release.READ MORE

Nick Drake

It's Time You Gave This Drake a Listen

Jan 2014 22:52PM EDT

For this Throwback Thursday we're returning to the 70s to spotlight an artist who finished his last album during the early part of this decade. Nick Drake was caught between two more distinctive eras, and had a sound completely of his own. Listen to "Place to Be" now.READ MORE

'October' by U2

Throwback Thursday: 'October' by U2

Dec 2013 16:26PM EDT

Music Times believes that it's never too late to go back and try something old. Throwback Thursdays will go back and pull out an album that's at least 10 years old, so that you can find something new, or revisit something you've forgotten about.READ MORE

'Vitalogy' by Pearl Jam

Throwback Thursday: 'Vitalogy' by Pearl Jam

Dec 2013 17:08PM EDT

Music Times believes that it's never too late to go back and try something old. Throwback Thursdays will go back and pull out an album that's at least 10 years old, so that you can find something new, or revisit something you've forgotten about.READ MORE

'Vanishing Point' by Primal Scream

Throwback Thursday: 'Vanishing Point' by Primal Scream

Nov 2013 12:35PM EDT

Music Times believes that it's never too late to go back and try something old. Throwback Thursdays will go back and pull out an album that's at least 10 years old, so that you can find something new, or revisit something you've forgotten about.READ MORE

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