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Artists Versus Labels: Songs Born of Frustration That Led to Fame

1. “Love Song,” Sara Bareilles Sara Bareilles was inspired to write her famous hit “Love Song” after being fed up with industry rejection. Around the time that the track was written, Bareilles’ label wasn’t happy with anything she was putting out. As a result, Bareilles created a candid song about not wanting to write a…

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TWICE VS BLACKPINK: Which K-pop Group Is Better?

Featured Photo: Fair Use. Sources: https://twice2020reborn.blogspot.com/2020/02/twice-photoshoot.html https://www.vogue.co.uk/miss-vogue/article/blackpink-success South Korean K-pop groups TWICE and BLACKPINK dominate the K-pop genre with their musical prowess, choreography, and alluring looks. Together they’re mentioned by default as two of the best female K-pop groups. But out of the two K-pop groups, the question remains: which K-pop group is better? They…

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A Voice to Fall in Love With

Before my husband became my husband, he wooed me with music.  His musical memory is phenomenal. While I enjoyed many of the same tunes, he usually knew a song or two by a band I admired but had never heard before.  And so it goes with “I Believe in You and Me.” Now, most people…

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My Favorite Singers

In today’s post, I’d like to share my favorite singers with you all. This seems to be a pretty important topic to write about, as anyone who actually is interested in what I have to say about music might be wondering what music I enjoy the most. I also want to delve into why these…

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: A Wacky J-Pop Singer Who Glows

Featured Image: Georges Seguin (Okki), CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Fair Use. “Before I start, I do have to admit something quite opinionated…. I’m a huge weeaboo/otaku.” Kiriko Takemura, known by her stage name Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, is a 28-year-old Japanese pop singer and model. What I admire about her is the outlandish…

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Adele Triumphed: Comeback Of The Ages

Featured Image: Photo by Kristopher Harris. No changes were made, no rights reserved. License Information: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Sabbaticals are a typical part of life in order to recover from various pains and setbacks. But when that sabbatical stretches out for several years, it then becomes a problem for some. A beloved icon’s departure will cause dismay,…

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Music for a Writer’s Ears

My non-writer friends often ask me: “Do you get writer’s block?” (Who doesn’t?) “How do you just sit down and write? (Chair? Check.) Or, “What do you really do when you’re writing?” (Um…) But let’s talk about writer’s block, shall we? I’ve heard all the remedies: just write words on a page; skip around your…

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Fun Fact: Mike Posner and Maroon 5’s “Sugar”

In honor of Mike Posner‘s catchy new release, “Stuck in the Middle“—as well as his upcoming album set to be released in January—it’s time to share an interesting story about Posner that many readers may not know. Chances are that, whether or not you are a fan of the song, you have heard Maroon 5’s…

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