October 2017

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Kate Bush.

 

 

 

  • Song: "King of the Mountain"

  • Album: Aerial
  • Year: 2005
  • Comment: A commentary on the ubiquitous fame of Elvis, the B-Side of this single was a cover of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing."

 

 

  • Song: "The Red Shoes"

  • Album: The Red Shoes
  • Year: 1993
  • Comment: Inspired by the 1948 film The Red Shoes, which itself was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale from the 1800s.

 

 

  • Song: "Love and Anger"

  • Album: The Sensual World
  • Year: 1989
  • Comment: The final single from The Sensual World. Like many of her videos from 1989 onward, the video was directed by Bush herself.

 

 

  • Song: "Wuthering Heights"

  • Album: The Kick Inside
  • Year: 1978
  • Comment: Bush's debut single, "Wuthering Heights," was the first time a self-written song by a woman appeared at number one on the UK charts. It remains one of Bush's most beloved and iconic songs, and set the stage for her entire career.

 

 

  • Song: "Running Up That Hill"

  • Album: Hounds of Love
  • Year: 1985
  • Comment: The first single for Bush's Hounds of Love album, "Running Up That Hill" deals with the complex nature of gender dynamics in a relationship. It was prominently used in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

 

 

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Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Vampire Weekend.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa"

  • Album: Vampire Weekend
  • Year: 2008
  • Comment: Vocalist and songwriter Ezra Koenig said the song was inspired by the intersection between colonialism and African culture. "Kwassa kwassa" is a rhythmic style from Congo.

 

 

  • Song: "Holiday"

  • Album: Contra
  • Year: 2010
  • Comment: The album Contra derives its title from two very different sources: the rebel groups of Nicaragua and the Contra video game.

 

 

  • Song: "Giving Up the Gun"

  • Album: Contra
  • Year: 2010
  • Comment: The "Giving Up the Gun" video features several significant performers: the Wu Tang Clan's RZA, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, and Lil Jon. Star Jenny Murray also appears as the goth girl in the video for "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa."

 

 

  • Song: "Unbelievers"

  • Album: Modern Vampires of the City
  • Year: 2013
  • Comment: "Unbelievers" and the rest of the Modern Vampires album was co-produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, known for his work with Solange, HAIM, Sky Ferreria, Madonna, and others.

 

 

  • Song: "Horchata"

  • Album: Contra
  • Year: 2010
  • Comment: "Horchata" refers to several types of drink of the same name. They can be made with almonds, rice, barley, sesame seeds, tigernuts, or melon seeds.

 

 

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Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Depeche Mode.

 

 

 

  • Song: "People Are People"

  • Album: Some Great Reward
  • Year: 1984

 

 

  • Song: "Precious"

  • Album: Violator
  • Year: 2005

 

 

  • Song: "Policy of Truth"

  • Album: Violator
  • Year: 1990

 

 

  • Song: "Never Let Me Down Again"

  • Album: Music for the Masses
  • Year: 1987

 

 

  • Song: "Personal Jesus"

  • Album: Violator
  • Year: 1990
  • Comment: "Personal Jesus" was covered by Marilyn Manson and Johnny Cash, among others.

 

 

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Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from T. Rex.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Mambo Sun"

  • Album: Electric Warrior
  • Year: 1971

 

 

  • Song: "Bang A Gong (Get It On)"

  • Album: Electric Warrior
  • Year: 1971

 

 

  • Song: "Jeepster"

  • Album: Electric Warrior
  • Year: 1971
  • Comment: Live Version

 

 

  • Song: "Telegram Sam"

  • Album: The Slider
  • Year: 1972

 

 

  • Song: "20th Century Boy"

  • Album: Tanx
  • Year: 1973
  • Comment: Reached #3 on the UK charts in 1973

 

 

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