23 Dec 2019

Whatever happened to Taco?

Taco Ockerse, otherwise known as just Taco, was the ultimate throwback artist of the 1980s. He took a 55-year-old song, Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” and made it an unlikely top 10 hit in 1982. He
16 Dec 2019

Did U2’s ‘Levitate’ Rip Off R.E.M.’s ‘Hope’? Song Plagiarism

In 1998, R.E.M. released¬†Up, their first album without drummer Bill Berry. On the album was an electronic track called “Hope” that had a memorable riff featured throughout the song.¬† Here’s a snippet of the song: ? Two
12 Nov 2019

Science Says the Beatles Created the Perfect Pop Song

The Beatles continue to astound even science, 50 years after they broke up. The group’s song “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” has been christened the “perfect pop song,” according to scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. According to