June 30, 2013

Drawing Lyrics (VI)

Thriller  has often been referred to as the greatest music video ever and also been voted the most influential pop clip of all time. So it had to appear on this blog sooner or later, right?

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Click to button to (re-re-re)watch the extended version of this awsome short film!

There are a wide range of artists who have been performing this theme tune in recent years. I bring you some examples which have drawn my attention significantly:

Emily Elbert. With a guitar and her own voice, this girl from Boston performs a simple, but quite interesting cover.

The widely known Vitamin String Quartet with one of their classical music versions.

The wondrous ukulele tune by the Hawaiian Jake Shimabukuro

The cover carried out by the Spanish band Speak Low is a cool funky instrumental version. 

June 28, 2013

Drawing Lyrics (V)

It's obvious that you have heard and super-duper-heard CrazyGnarls Barkley's big hit. But surely, unless you're a hack laptop DJ who spends too much time trolling webs for hot new remixes, you may not be familiar with the theme tune Nel Cimitero Di Tucson, which is essentially an instrumental Crazy. It really seems like Gnarls Barkley had sampled it! It's wicked interesting to hear the original version and see how it has been modified till becoming the song we all know. Despite the trumpets were replaced by strings, the baseline practically remains the same.

Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

Here you have the original version. Listen to it and keep reading.

In addition, we can not talk about this tune without mentioning its covers. Here are four versions:

Updated Info

Thanx to We're Covering The Original, another cool version track can be included in the list:


June 25, 2013

Drawing Lyrics (IV)

The title of next song originates from what The White Stripes' lead singer, Jack White, thought the Salvation Army was called when he was a child. It deals with the band's rising popularity and the negatives that came with it. After White came up with the riff, he devised a storyline in which a protagonist comes into town and all his friends are gossiping about him. Pay attention to the lyrics.

The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army

June 20, 2013

June 16, 2013

Drawing Lyrics (II)

<< I'm late. I'm late. For a very important date. >>

White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

June 11, 2013

Drawing Lyrics (I)

This is a special tribute to my namesake.

Amy Winehouse - Rehab