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On December 2, the legendary rock band will release their 16th studio album, “Rock or Bust”. One of the singles, “Play Ball”, has already been released on October 7, but the great news is that the entire album is now streaming in full as part asiTunes’ “First Play” program.
So here we are – the season of Valentine’s Day is approaching in all its red and chocolate-orientated glory. It’s not all about the candy though as the romanticism of this time of year is closely linked with the sensuality that different types of music can bring, whether it is pleasure of swooning from Frank Sinatra or being titillated by Enrique Iglesias. Let this eclectic playlist guide you through the annual celebration of love and expect plenty of goosebumps.
One of the biggest selling singles of 1960, this Elvis Presley hit was written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman in 1926. An additional spoken part was introduced to the song in 1950, following lines from Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” (Act II Scene VII: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players …”) which landed it on the Billboard Pop Chart for eight weeks.
The history of pop music is littered with lyrics that are absolutely filthy. After all, sex and rock and roll go together almost as well as drugs and rock and roll. Most songs about sex, however, are laughably transparent. These songs hid their salacious intent so well that they fooled just about everyone.
Celebrating the deeds and legacy of such an extraordinary man as Nelson Mandela, it can be difficult to find the right words. So much better that there is such a vast archive of music composed with him as an inspiration.