“Extraordinary Machine” by Fiona Apple (2005)

Remember the whole “free Fiona” campaign? I’d completely forgotten about it until I went to do some research for this entry. A quick summary: it was rumored that Fiona’s record company was holding out on the singer/songwriter’s long-anticipated third album because it wasn’t “commercial enough”. Once songs began to leak, fans began to clamor for… Read More “Extraordinary Machine” by Fiona Apple (2005)

“Everything You Want” by Vertical Horizon (2000)

Vertical Horizon are almost a one-hit wonder band. Not many people remember a song of theirs other than “Everything You Want”. Hell, most people would be hard pressed to remember “Everything You Want”. Never mind the fact that it topped the Billboard Hot 100 in summer 2000, standing out like the sorest of thumbs amidst… Read More “Everything You Want” by Vertical Horizon (2000)

“Everyday” by Dave Matthews Band (2001)

Everyday caused quite a bit of consternation within the Dave Matthews Band fan base. The presence of Glen Ballard as a producer felt like a sellout move to some of DMB’s more hardcore faithful. Ballard, whose resume boasted a co-writing credit on Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror” and co-production on Wilson Phillips’ self-titled debut… Read More “Everyday” by Dave Matthews Band (2001)

“Everybody” by The Jacksons (1980)/”Everybody” by Madonna (1982)/”Everybody” by Anthony Hamilton (2005)

Three different songs; celebrating community in sort of different ways. The Jacksons’ “Everybody” is buried at the end of side one on Triumph, their first album since Michael exploded with Off The Wall. It’s the song that sounds most like a Michael solo track, specifically Off The Wall’s “Get On The Floor” (which closes side… Read More “Everybody” by The Jacksons (1980)/”Everybody” by Madonna (1982)/”Everybody” by Anthony Hamilton (2005)