2018 Song of the Day - Day 171 - The Cardigans - Higher

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    I surprised a lot of people with that one. I enjoy hearing the original original versions of these covers, especially if I was unfamiliar with them too.
     
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    Band: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
    Song: The Message
    Year: 1982
    Why: Arguably one of the most important and influential hip hop songs ever, right up there with "Rapper's Delight."

     
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    Band: The Sugarhill Gang
    Song: Rapper's Delight
    Year: 1979
    Why: Arguably one of the most important and influential hip hop songs ever, right up there with "The Message."

     
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    Band: World Order
    Song: Have a Nice Day
    Year: 2014
    Why: Sudooooo Genkiiii

     
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    Band: Temple of the Dog
    Song: Hunger Strike
    Year: 1991
    Why: If you like grunge, this album is essential. Put Soundgarden and Pearl Jam together, and that's what you got with Temple of the Dog.

     
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    Band: Linkin Park
    Song: Numb
    Year: 2003
    Why: Some fighters pick one song to walk out to for most of their appearances, and this song has been chosen by welterweight Demian Maia for fifteen straight fights spanning the past six years.

     
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    Band: Dio
    Song: Holy Diver
    Year: 1983
    Why: I had always hoped a fighter would use Dio as a walkout artist, and Andrea Lee made metalheads' dreams come true when she was accompanied to the cage by this song last night.

     
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    Artist: George Michael
    Song: Freedom! '90
    Year: 1990
    Why: Organized choreographed dance!

     
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    Artist: Pat Benatar
    Song: We Belong
    Year: 1984
    Why: It's the kind of song that brings family closer together.

     
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    Band: Spock's Beard
    Song: The Great Nothing
    Year: 2000
    Why: I believe Neal Morse, the mastermind who wrote this song, once called this "the epic to end all epics." This, without a doubt, is one of the finest exceptionally long tracks I have ever heard. Fun fact: if you started this song right now on Eastern time, by the time you finished it, it would be tomorrow and no longer would qualify as the "song of the day" for the 23rd.

     
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    Band: Beastie Boys
    Song: Ch-Check It Out
    Year: 2004
    Why: Working with data all day, I'm certainly checking out everything under the sun.

     
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    Band: No Doubt
    Song: Happy Now?
    Year: 1995
    Why: I miss the days of Tragic Kingdom-era No Doubt. That last album they made over five years ago just felt sad to hear.

     
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    Band: The Tea Party
    Song: Psychopomp
    Year: 1997
    Why: Man, I loved these guys. I was able to see them in concert some years ago with a buddy I haven't talked to in a few years and they put on as good of a show as I could have ever hoped.

     
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    Artist: Neil Diamond
    Song: Sweet Caroline
    Year: 1969
    Why: Darren Till was the first fighter to ever walk out to this song before a fight, according to my stats. He won, and even though his opponent walked out to "Wonderboy" by Tenacious D, he won the battle of the walkouts as the crowd was completely on his side as they burst into song.

     
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    Band: Tenacious D
    Song: Wonderboy
    Year: 2001
    Why: The other half of the walkout music from yesterday's fight card, a song that accompanied Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson to the Octagon. What is the secret of his power?

     
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    Band: System of a Down
    Song: Spiders
    Year: 1998
    Why: If you actually know what is going on in this music video, please tell me. I've been watching it for years and I still don't entirely derive its meaning.

     
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    Artist: Apparat
    Song: Song of Los
    Year: 2011
    Why: Happy 150th, everybody.

     
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    Band: Van Halen
    Song: Hot for Teacher
    Year: 1984
    Why: Woke up with an earworm this morning, with this song looping in my head.

     
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    In June, we start off the month with a series of songs from supergroups, which are bands composed of members of other popular bands to see if they can create something greater than the sum of their parts.

    Band: OSI
    Song: shutDOWN
    Year: 2003
    Genre: Progressive Rock
    Why: Easily one of the most forgotten progressive rock supergroups ever. The band was originally made up of guitarist Jim Matheos of Fates Warning, drummer Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater, and keyboardist/vocalist Kevin Moore also temporarily from Dream Theater. and were joined on this first album by Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree and Sean Malone of Cynic. After Portnoy moved on to other projects, he was replaced by none other than Gavin Harrison, the drummer of Porcupine Tree. So, yeah, some big names made some great music, and yet no one seems to remember them.

     
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    Instead of a why, I'll give you a genre of music and the bands each particular supergroup came from.

    Band
    : Audioslave
    Song: Cochise
    Year: 2002
    Genre: Hard Rock
    Members from which bands: Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine

     

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