A debut album, the first album a band puts out, is usually a practice run. For many bands, it's not great but might lead them to a later album with charting hits and record sales. However, once in a while, a band releases a phenomenal debut album that grabs the gold in the first shot. Here are the best debut albums by rock and pop bands, the best debuts we could find.
Vampires have been a big part of fiction literature in the world for more than 200 years. There's something about blood-sucking creatures that come out only at night... it fascinated us. They scare us, but also romance us. We're drawn to them for some odd reason. Secretly, we all want to be one? Here are the top-rated vampire novels of all time:
Good or not, these are the most recognizable songs ever recorded. We surveyed 200 people about the Top 100 songs of all time (based on streaming and sales for the past 50+ years), and some songs were not recognized by either the oldest or the youngest surveyed. Ages were evenly distributed from 16 to 69 years old. Quite a few songs were not recognized by the ultra youth, and a couple were not known by the oldest (no one over 24 ever heard of The Weeknd, for example, so it fails the list). However, we found 25 songs that at least 90% of our group recognized. These were the top: Most Recognizable Songs of all time.
Some one-hit wonders get noticed again and again, and some have been rejuvenated by new movies or social media. How Bizarre by OMC was made popular again by Tik Tok. Brandy by Looking Glass got revived by the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Others got new life in fresh new TV shows or series. Here we look at the forgotten one-hit wonders, those we forgot we loved and haven't heard in a long while. To be clear, these are not the top, best or most-successful one-hit wonders, but they are the best ones that we lost, the hits never picked up by TV, movies or TikTok... and maybe we just forgot them.
The use of numbers in pop and rock songs has been a standard for years. There are tons, countless, as it seems the use of numbers in songs is popular beyond words. Here are the Top 20 songs with digits in their titles, numerical song bliss that hit the Top 40 charts.
Sometimes rock songs or pop songs slip in some spirituality without us even knowing it. They may even top the charts without anyone really listening to the lyrics or catching the Christian theme.
These are Christian themed songs by popular rock and pop band, in some cases hard rock, who reached the Top 40 charts, bands not considered to be Christian.
It's rare but occasionally an English-language song will feature foreign words in its lyrics. Even rarer is when one of these hits #1 in the Top 40 charts. To make our list, the song must include an entire chorus or two verses in another language, not just one or two words (No Livin la Vida Loca, and we need more than C'est la vie or Te Amo), and had to have reached the Billboard Top 100 or be from a Top-10 band.
Here are the best and most successful English language songs that use foreign lyrics in a substantial way.
Over the years, some rock bands gave in to the disco craze and recorded disco songs with a dance groove. Yep, even the hardest rockers surrendered to the beat, and there's nothing wrong with that. Here are the Top 20 disco songs recorded by Rock bands, some you'd never expect.
The best songwriters in the history of music from the last 75 years. There is more to a song that the art of singing it or playing the instruments. It takes a good songwriter. If the song is not well written, the best voice in the world won't make it right. There are a handful of talented songwriters out there who have shaped the history of music, far too many to be listed. However, some rise to the top. Here are the best songwriters. The first five are a tie for 1st place. It's really hard to rank these five top