The Ballroom Blitz

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Today I’m tuning it back to “The Ballroom Blitz” by Sweet. Such a classic!!

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: September 1973

TRIVIA: This song was inspired by an incident on 27 January 1973 when the band was performing at the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock, Scotland and were driven offstage by a barrage of bottles.

BONUS VIDEO: I can’t hear this song without thinking of the awesome rendition sung by Tia Carrere in Wayne’s World. Enjoy!!

See you next Tuesday!

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Peace Train

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY! Cat Stevens is one of my favourite musicians. His songs have such powerful messages and always bring a wave of calm and peace over my soul. Today I’m tuning it back one of my favourites, “Peace Train”.

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: September 1971

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Here Comes The Rain Again

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! It’s another rainy day here in Toronto, so today I’m tuning it back to Eurythmics’ “Here Comes The Rain Again”. Enjoy!

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: January 12, 1984

TRIVIA: David Stewart (co-writer of the song with Annie Lennox) revealed that the lyrics to the song came into being after an argument between him and Lennox while they were doing some songwriting in New York City’s Columbus Hotel. The basic melody had already been written and Lennox looked out the window after their fight and noticed it was starting to rain. She announced, “Here comes the rain again.”

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Shaking The Tree

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY! In honour of International Women’s Day (and all the incredible, strong women in my life) I’m tuning it back to “Shaking The Tree” by Peter Gabriel.

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: November, 1990

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Informer

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! It’s snowing!!!! It looks like we’re going to get a lot of snow today… so I’m tuning it back to “Informer” by Canadian reggae musician, Snow.

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: January 2, 1993

TRIVIA: In 1992, while on vacation in Queens, New York, Snow met MC Shan, and the pair produced a four-song demo. MC Shan then introduced Snow to producer–managers Steve Salem and David Eng, who signed him to their Motor Jam Records company, and licensed the music to East West Records. Shortly thereafter, Snow began serving an eight-month sentence in Toronto for assault. “Informer” began getting radio and MuchMusic airplay while he was incarcerated.

See you next Tuesday!!