Tags : throwback thursday

Throwback Thursday: Baba O’Riley // The Who

When Pete Townshend – guitarist and co-founder of The Who – gazed out upon a field of rubbish in 1969, it’s hard to imagine how even he could’ve foreseen just how ubiquitous the song it inspired would become. According to Townshend, it was the sight of the deserted, litter-strewn landscape at the end of The […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: In The Morning // Razorlight

Indie rockers Razorlight might have scored their No. 1 with the single ‘America’ but our favourite song is ‘In The Morning’. The guitar licks have a distinct 2006 quality to them, and it’s the saccharine pop factor to the track which makes it impossible not to sing into your hairbrush as you’re getting ready, which […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: What You Know // Two Door Cinema Club

Fans of Two Door Cinema Club will know they have recently released a new album, False Alarm. It’s a world away from ‘What You Know’, the fifth and final single from the Northern Irish band’s debut, Tourist History. It’s hard to believe that their first ever record came out in 2010!  This upbeat track has […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Help! // The Beatles

My mother has always been a huge fan of The Beatles, and I suppose it was inevitable that this affection would be passed on to me – she has a large collection of CD’s and has several of their films on videotape, and I remember watching their film Help! a lot in my childhood. I was too […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) //

‘You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record)’ by Dead or Alive perfectly encapsulates everything that is good and pure with New Romantic music: it’s upbeat, it’s a bit electro, and the fashion included within the video is iconic still (pirate eye patch included). Although the exact date I first heard this song escapes me, I […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Same Jeans // The View

‘Same Jeans’ is one of those rare songs that can transform even the grumpiest of people into a chilled out, foot tapping, head bobbing state within the first minute. From the album Hats Off to the Buskers, ‘Same Jeans’ was released in 2007 – making it a baffling eight years old – and is Dundonian […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Sex on Fire // Kings of Leon

‘Sex on Fire’ is possibly the most well known Kings of Leon song, competing with their fellow success ‘Use Somebody’. Both songs were hits from their 2008 album Only by the Night. For many, this was their first introduction to the band, therefore this particular song can be considered the hit which made the band more […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: 99 Red Balloons // Nena

If you need something to lift you up out of a gloomy situation, ‘99 Red Balloons’ is your song. Infectiously upbeat synths and bouncy vocals blend into the wildly danceable classic. For those of us soon headed to university, grappling with the contrasting emotions of impeding independence, a rollickingly enjoyable playlist is just what we […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Happy Birthday Jane // The Enemy

It’s easy to forget in 2015 that Coventry’s contribution to the post-punk revival of the late 00’s, The Enemy, were once seen as new, exciting, and a potential British rock ‘n roll success story in the making. With the hindsight of nearly a decade and two universally panned follow-up records,  it’s patently obvious that this […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Girls and Boys // Blur

It appears not much has changed in the way young people do their holidays since Blur’s 1994 hit single ‘Girls and Boys’ took to the charts and catapulted the band to fame. Taking influence from synth-pop dance tunes and disco beats, the song is an obvious send-up of the hedonistic club culture that occurs during young Brits’ […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Siberian Breaks // MGMT

An overlooked gem on MGMT’s fantastic 2010 follow-up to their widely popular Oracular Spectacular, ‘Siberian Breaks’ became a staple in the alternative/psychedelic rockers’ live set. Along with the other songs on Congratulations, this ever-changing track symbolized a new era for the band that was more true to themselves and heralded in the sound they genuinely […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Take On Me // a-ha

Taken from Norwegian band a-ha‘s acclaimed 1985 debut album Hunting High and Low, ‘Take On Me’ is a classic 80’s track that is guaranteed to make you want to dig out those old Back to the Future videotapes and revel in a shitload of nostalgia. It’s a pop song dripping with synth that bubbles, squeaks, […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: Are You Gonna Be My Girl // Jet

Australian rock band, Jet’s most well-known tune, ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’, is from their debut album Get Born and was released in August 2003, making it almost twelve years old. The track starts with a jingling tambourine beat that is apparent right the way through the song, giving it a 60s Motown-style sound. The introduction […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: For Your Entertainment // Adam Lambert

In the past year, Adam Lambert has released his third studio album, The Original High, taken a (temporary) seat at the judging table of American Idol (where he got his ‘big break’) and toured the world with Queen. Not bad for someone who’s launch into mainstream music didn’t exactly go as planned. After finishing second on the […]Read More