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"Single Ladies" by Beyoncé
On this episode, Kirk dives into one of the greatest pop songs of all time.
Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" is arguably the defining song of the last decade, but it's far from your average pop tune. With its unusual tensions and unstoppable groove, it defies safe harmony and resolution, and its composers were more than happy to flip the beat and leave their audience searching for the downbeat.
Album: I Am... Sasha Fierce, 2008
Composed by: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Thaddis Harrell
|Dec 12, 2018|
"You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon
This week, Kirk breaks down one of his favorite songs from one of his favorite albums.
Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al" was a single from his incredible 1986 album Graceland, and its music video introduced a generation to the wonders of goofy lip-synching and fretless bass solos. It's a harmonically simple tune with a cleverly dense arrangement, and brilliantly uses musical layering.
Band/Artist: Paul Simon
Album: Graceland, 1986
Composed by: Paul Simon
|Nov 28, 2018|
"Africa" by Toto
|Nov 18, 2018|