“Take a Picture” is the second single from Filter’s album Title of Record. The song became a major hit in early 2000. It was the band’s first departure from the industrial rock that they usually played, instead being soft and melodic.
The song’s lush synthesized wall of sound and its lyrics, revolving around the chorus: “Could you take my picture? / ‘Cause I won’t remember”, lends it a surreal and dreamlike aura. Filter’s frontman, and founding member Richard Patrick has said that the song is about him getting drunk on an airplane, taking off all of his clothes, and fighting with the flight attendants who tried to stop him. This would account for the introductory, and later-repeated, lyrics: “Awake on my airplane, awake on my airplane…my skin is bare, my skin is theirs.”1 Comment
“I’m Too Sexy” is a song by English trio Right Said Fred from their album Up. The single topped the American charts for three weeks in early 1992, after having peaked at number two in Britain less than six months earlier.
In the UK, the song equalled the record for the most weeks at number two without ever topping the chart, staying at number two for six weeks in a row while being famously held off the summit by Bryan Adams’ “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”.2 Comments
“Blue (Da Ba Dee)” (also released as “I’m Blue” in some countries) is a eurodance song released in 1999 by Italian group Eiffel 65, as a single from their debut album Europop (1999).
The song is the group’s most popular single, reaching number one in many countries such as Ireland, the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, Norway, Australia, and Germany, as well as reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. In the United Kingdom, the song originally entered the Top 40 purely on import sales. It was only the third single to do this.
The song also received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 2001 Grammy Awards. It was considered a defining song of pop culture in 2000.8 Comments
Maybe it’s just me, but the only cool thing about Cookie Crisp cereal was the commercials. I thought it tasted like a mixture of cardboard and chalk. Give me some Cocoa Pebbles any day!No Comments
“Mambo No. 5″ is a mambo and jive dance song originally recorded and composed by Pérez Prado in 1949.
The song’s popularity was renewed by Lou Bega’s sampling of the original, released under the same name on Bega’s debut album A Little Bit of Mambo. It has since been renewed more recently by Alesha Dixon’s sampling of the tune.3 Comments