“Oops! We Made A Hit…” – Unexpected Chart-Toppers
Written in an hour, written as a joke…there are a ton of hit songs never expected to make the charts. But they did. Here are a few.
10 Middle Eights by The Fab Four
The Beatles weren’t the first to use the “middle eight” in a song, but they sure took it to another level. Here are some of their best.
What Happened To the Big Power Ballad?
Used to be that big movies came with a big, bombastic power ballad that stayed with you long after the credits. So where are they today?
Thom Bell: He Rang In the Hits
Thom Bell has been called “the black Burt Bacharach” — and for very good reason. The string of hits he’s written and produced is impressive.
Billy Joel’s “52nd Street”: Jazz, Rock, Tension, Release
In 1978, Billy Joel released an album that yielded some radio-friendly hits but some under-the-radar treasures worth another listen.