Songs Like No One Else
Stevie Wonder’s “I’m Not Alone”, has been a constant tug on my heartstrings for 10 years. The lyrics are candid about the loss of a loved one, mental illness, and how we try change ourselves to fit in with other people. The song’s title is also a perfect example of this. You are not the only one suffering from this problem. Many people have it, and you are not the only one! But there’s something about “I’m Not Alone” that makes it so much more than just a good listen.
Stevie Wonder’s “As”
Stevie Wonder, still living in the love songs world in 1976, released his landmark album Songs in the Key of Life. The track six of CD disk 2 contains the song “As”. Although many self-described Black pop artists sported colorful African clothing, few of them managed to understand the true nature of the African consciousness. Stevie Wonder’s “As” is a testament to this.
Although many renowned musicians have sampled “As”, Stevie Wonder’s song, it didn’t gain widespread popularity until 1980s. Wonder also performed the song on Sesame Street, and his band performed the track with Paul McCartney. This was one Stevie’s biggest hits in a decade. His next chart-topping albums were “Superstition”, and “The Time is Now.”
Stevie Wonder has received many awards, in addition to his music. He has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame three times and was named a Messenger of Peace by the United Nations in December 2009. The Grammy Awards also recognized Stevie Wonder’s many humanitarian endeavors. The artist has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Grammy Awards, and other honors, among which are the “Gershwin Prize,” a lifetime achievement award from the National Civil Rights Museum, and more.
The original Stevie Wonder song “As” was a chart-topping hit for George Michael and Mary J. Blige nearly 20 years ago. Later, the two singers teamed again and it became a huge hit in their country. Today, the song has been reworked by Waze & Odyssey and DJ Tommy Theo, turning it into a mammoth house track called “Always.” This track is a classic because of the instrumental backing the vocal samples.
Journey’s “Take A Walk on the Wild Side”
Lou Reed wrote Walk on the Wild Side. It was released on the Transformer album in 1972. The lyrics are about various people, including transgender people, who make a trip to New York City. The song also mentions Holly Woodlawn and Candy Darling. The song was deemed a “siren song” that drew generations of people.
Journey recorded the song. The band recruited the help of many musicians to record the song. Herbie Flowers played twin bass lines and was one of the instrumentalists. Herbie Flowers claimed that he came up with this idea because it meant double pay. His contribution to the song cost him PS34. The song was a huge success and became a popular hit in the U.S.
Earth, Wind, & Fire’s “Happy!”
During the seventies, the group became a household name, solidifying the rise of black album music. They were the top-selling R&B group on Columbia Records with six consecutive platinum albums. “Happy” is one of their best-known songs, and the group’s stage presence remains a mainstay to this day. Earth, Wind & Fire used a full orchestra to perform their songs during their peak.
Earth, Wind & Fire’s hit singles in the 1980s were “Shining Star” (Reasons) and “Shining Star”. In addition, they had eleven consecutive gold albums, selling more than 500,000 copies and earning platinum status on eight of their recordings. During their tenure, they also released the best-selling compilation albums, “The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire,” and “Raise!.”
The Earth, Wind, & Fire song “September”, which commemorates Earth, Water, and Fire Day, is performed by Earth, Wind, & Fire. It’s celebrated on September 21. The song’s lyrics refer to that night – September 21st – as the group celebrated this occasion with a concert. The song has been a worldwide celebration for Earth, Wind & Fire Day since then. Demi Adejuyigbe has made September 21 an internet holiday for five years.
A joyous recording, “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire, is an all-time great. Its music video inspired some of the most memorable fan art. The track’s eight-bar loop repeats throughout the song. It moves up and down a diatonic A major chord, which is the result of combining two A major scale notes. The chords are then paired, and the result is a happy song.
MCR’s “Coming to America”
MCR reintroduced the song on their second album cycle, “Dead!” The band also included the lyrics to the popular Cemetery Drive in their second album cycle, “Dead!” The song is a tie-in with the comic book line, which may surprise some fans. In addition to the song’s lyrics, the album also includes some interesting music videos, such as this gothic flashmob video for “Dead!”
All Time Low’s “Alessia”
All Time Low’s “Alessia” song lyrics are a parody of Nat King Cole. The singer, born Alessia Caracciolo, has been making indie rock since 1993 and has recently begun experimenting with electronic sounds. In her new album, Double Negative, Low is exploring darker sounds that are both more modern and more menacing. On songs like “Quorum” (white noise), “Dancing and Blood,” she adds guitar lines and a 4/4 bass drum to the mix. Her voice is long, droning, and it is clear that her mother is in the final stages of her life.
Alessia Cara made it her mission throughout her career to share her experiences and encourage others. She is not afraid to share her thoughts and has been open about her anxiety and depression. She embraces loneliness and compares tears to glitter and uses her insomnia to write music. In the meantime, she continues to pursue her dream of becoming a singer.