“Fallin'” by De La Soul & Teenage Fanclub (1993)

Sure, we can blame the soundtrack of the forgettable film Judgment Night for spawning the rap/rock movement that gave us Korn and Limp Bizkit. We can also laud it for commendably bridging what were thought of as two disparate musical worlds (save for the Beastie Boys, who defy all logic); alternative rock and hardcore hip-hop.… Read More “Fallin'” by De La Soul & Teenage Fanclub (1993)

“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 I Write The Book” by Elvis Costello & The Attractions (1983)

“Everyday I Write The Book” was the first of three (count ‘em, three) Elvis Costello singles to hit the U.S. Top 40. It’s the first Costello song I remember hearing, and needless to say I still have a soft spot for it. It’s smoother and more soulful than Elvis’s first run of singles, and it’s… Read More “Everyday I Write The Book” by Elvis Costello & The Attractions (1983)

“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)