There are many reasons why “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was The Beatles’ first American smash. Dig into what makes the record irresistible.
Cracked vocals, messed-up harmonies, bad guitar riffs… None of them marred the perfection of Beatles tracks like “Please Please Me,” “If I Fell,” and “I’ll Get You.”
Back in the day, Tin Pan Alley songwriters wrote introductory “verses” that were nothing like the song that followed. Steely Dan modernized this old-world technique on “Babylon Sisters.” See how.
We know our community likes tuneful, clever songwriting and cracking musicianship, so … Crowded House.