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New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/jason-aldeans-new-song-kill-modern-country/Could Jason Aldean’s New Song Kill Modern Country?“BURNIN’ IT DOWN” Jason Aldean “JUST PASSING THROUGH”
For Jason Aldean’s  highly anticipated Burn It Down fall tour, Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr will be on the lineup bill. Miranda Lambert, on selected dates, will be a special addition. Jason’s ready to drop his sixth CD this winter (see his previous discography). “Burnin’ It Down” (hence the Tour’s name) is the lead single and has been a recent concert staple. Longtime fans of Aldean will be put off by the synthesizers and Luke Bryan style here. The song was written by Florida Georgia Line for the newly single country star. “Burnin’ It Down” is lightweight, trying so hard to be sexy, but there’s just no heart and soul here. It’s truly a poor choice for the lead single.

 
Many country music fans have been slamming the new record for Jason moving away from his roots.  Most fans wish Aldean would stick to his common man lyrics, outlaw persona, and good ole boy attitude.  But there is a change in country music that’s pushing traditional sounds to the back burner. Rap and country have been merging together more and more. Aldean’s remix of “Dirt Road Anthem” with Ludacris, Tim McGraw with Nelly, even Pitbull’s on a current track with Jerrod Niemann!   When lesser artists like Niemann are scoring big with rap and EDM influenced songs, why not jump on the bandwagon?   But it doesn’t make sense that an artist as powerful and dynamic as Jason would need to resort to Auto-Tune and recycled dance beats.  NOTHING about this song except for a brief reference to the band, Alabama, is country. Hopefully a backlash is generated from this train wreck of a song. Where’s Alan Jackson and George Strait been hiding? Compare the new single to something heartfelt like “Just Passing Through”, which do you prefer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC2tLWMMF38
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o_qs87TbFE

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Could Jason Aldean’s New Song Kill Modern Country?

“BURNIN’ IT DOWN” Jason Aldean
“JUST PASSING THROUGH”

Jason Aldean Burning It DownFor Jason Aldean’s  highly anticipated Burn It Down fall tour, Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr will be on the lineup bill. Miranda Lambert, on selected dates, will be a special addition. Jason’s ready to drop his sixth CD this winter (see his previous discography). “Burnin’ It Down” (hence the Tour’s name) is the lead single and has been a recent concert staple. Longtime fans of Aldean will be put off by the synthesizers and Luke Bryan style here. The song was written by Florida Georgia Line for the newly single country star. “Burnin’ It Down” is lightweight, trying so hard to be sexy, but there’s just no heart and soul here. It’s truly a poor choice for the lead single.

 

Jason AldeanMany country music fans have been slamming the new record for Jason moving away from his roots.  Most fans wish Aldean would stick to his common man lyrics, outlaw persona, and good ole boy attitude.  But there is a change in country music that’s pushing traditional sounds to the back burner. Rap and country have been merging together more and more. Aldean’s remix of “Dirt Road Anthem” with Ludacris, Tim McGraw with Nelly, even Pitbull’s on a current track with Jerrod Niemann!   When lesser artists like Niemann are scoring big with rap and EDM influenced songs, why not jump on the bandwagon?   But it doesn’t make sense that an artist as powerful and dynamic as Jason would need to resort to Auto-Tune and recycled dance beats.  NOTHING about this song except for a brief reference to the band, Alabama, is country. Hopefully a backlash is generated from this train wreck of a song. Where’s Alan Jackson and George Strait been hiding? Compare the new single to something heartfelt like “Just Passing Through”, which do you prefer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC2tLWMMF38

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o_qs87TbFE

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/p-o-d-releasing-new-acoustic-cd/P.O.D. Releasing New Acoustic CDDo you remember P.O.D.’s version of Bob Marley’s “Get Up Stand Up” on MTV’s New Years Eve Party? Every time the California rockers would go to a radio station for an interview, the DJ’s begged them to play something acoustic for the radio.   Fans were blown away hearing their favorite hard rock anthems like Alive and Youth Of The Nation stripped to the core.   After so much positive feedback, the band decided to collect an entire CD of unplugged material.   A Pledgemusic campaign was started and fans who bought the CD early would be allowed special access to the recording process. 
“GET UP STAND UP”  Bob Marley Cover
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3srIXVoTHQs
Getting a copy of the CD earlier than anyone else is really cool, but P.O.D. has such a tight connection to their Warrior fans and wanted to up the ante.   Not only a free CD was offered, fans who donated more would be eligible to Skype instrumental lessons, autographed memorabilia, even a private concert at your house!     A final set list hasn’t been established but it’s not just a greatest hits collection.  Two brand new songs will appear on the final version.    P.O.D. has not met their Pledgemusic goal yet, so you’re still eligible to donate and win some of the great opportunities they’re offering.

“YOUTH OF THE NATION”   (Funky R&B Acoustic Performance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STubCuZBhVg

“PANIC AND RUN”   (Reggae influenced)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjCeDil7380

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P.O.D. Releasing New Acoustic CD

P.O.D. backstageDo you remember P.O.D.’s version of Bob Marley’s “Get Up Stand Up” on MTV’s New Years Eve Party? Every time the California rockers would go to a radio station for an interview, the DJ’s begged them to play something acoustic for the radio.   Fans were blown away hearing their favorite hard rock anthems like Alive and Youth Of The Nation stripped to the core.  After so much positive feedback, the band decided to collect an entire CD of unplugged material.   A Pledgemusic campaign was started and fans who bought the CD early would be allowed special access to the recording process. 

“GET UP STAND UP” Bob Marley Cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3srIXVoTHQs

POD AcousticGetting a copy of the CD earlier than anyone else is really cool, but P.O.D. has such a tight connection to their Warrior fans and wanted to up the ante.   Not only a free CD was offered, fans who donated more would be eligible to Skype instrumental lessons, autographed memorabilia, even a private concert at your house!     A final set list hasn’t been established but it’s not just a greatest hits collection.  Two brand new songs will appear on the final version.    P.O.D. has not met their Pledgemusic goal yet, so you’re still eligible to donate and win some of the great opportunities they’re offering.

“YOUTH OF THE NATION”   (Funky R&B Acoustic Performance)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STubCuZBhVg

“PANIC AND RUN” (Reggae influenced)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjCeDil7380

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/music-2010s-versus-1960s-wins/Music Of 2010’s Versus 1960’s:  Who Wins?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic rock now includes bands like Green Day and Pearl Jam. In an ever-changing music world, how will the next generation look back on today’s most popular songs? Maybe I’m showing my age (it is my birthday today!), but do you really think people will still be sentimental listening to today’s big songs 40 or 50 years from now? Do the biggest hit songs from the 1960′s still sound exciting today or have they become dated and old-fashioned? Rather than take a cross-section of many songs from each era to compare, let’s simply take the #1 Song in the country for three consecutive years on July 25th from each of the decades, I’ll let you make the call.

 
#1 1965 The Rolling Stones “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” Versus #1 2012 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoxRFOr_sQ0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNaR-rxAic
#1 1966 The Troggs “Wild Thing” #1 2013 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis “Can’t Hold Us Down”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hce74cEAAaE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zNSgSzhBfM
#1 1967 The Doors “Light My Fire” #1 2014 Iggy Azalea “Fancy”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MifWlrkEBD4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-zpOMYRi0w

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Music Of 2010’s Versus 1960’s: Who Wins?

iggy azaleaPhoto of ROLLING STONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic rock now includes bands like Green Day and Pearl Jam. In an ever-changing music world, how will the next generation look back on today’s most popular songs? Maybe I’m showing my age (it is my birthday today!), but do you really think people will still be sentimental listening to today’s big songs 40 or 50 years from now? Do the biggest hit songs from the 1960′s still sound exciting today or have they become dated and old-fashioned? Rather than take a cross-section of many songs from each era to compare, let’s simply take the #1 Song in the country for three consecutive years on July 25th from each of the decades, I’ll let you make the call.

 

#1 1965 The Rolling Stones “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” Versus
#1 2012 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoxRFOr_sQ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNaR-rxAic

#1 1966 The Troggs “Wild Thing”
#1 2013 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis “Can’t Hold Us Down”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hce74cEAAaE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zNSgSzhBfM

#1 1967 The Doors “Light My Fire”
#1 2014 Iggy Azalea “Fancy”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MifWlrkEBD4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-zpOMYRi0w

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/top-10-losers-songs-loser-title/Top 10 Losers:  Songs with Loser In The TitleCalling someone a LOSER is usually reserved as the ultimate putdown of failure at life.   You know the saying, “sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt me”, the word loses its impact if you have the right attitude.  Get called TV’s Biggest LOSER and you win $500,000 on their weight loss reality show.   Many musicians have turned the negative label into a positive by aligning themselves with the nickname.   Going all the way back to the Fab Four to even the crew on Glee’s theme song, a huge variety of bands and genres have used the word “Loser” in their song’s title.  Let’s countdown the Top 10 Loser Songs:
Honorable Mention:   Heavy Metal’s U.F.O.  “The Loser” and  Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead – “Loser”
10.  Montgomery Gentry   “Long Line Of Losers”
A traditional country rocker, Montgomery Gentry shows us that being from a broken home doesn’t mean your life is over.  Take pride in who you are and your family that helped shape your personality.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjXnWY1pGo
9.    Warrior Soul – “The Losers”
Kory Clarke’s Grunge rock band didn’t leave a big impression on the music industry.   But the New York City rockers delivered a passionate “loser” number worthy of our Top 10 List.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaDsh0IZ020
8.     Cast of Glee!  – “Loser Like Me”
Glee has set multiple Billboard records for landing an incredible number of singles on the Hot 100.  But every song has been a cover or a mash-up of two or more hit songs.  “Loser Like Me” and “Get It Right” were their first two original songs.  It was released on “Glee, The Music, Volume 5″
7.    Little River Band – “Lonesome Loser”
This song went to #6 in 1979 for the Australian soft rock band.   It’s been played to death on the radio, but it’s probably one of the first songs you thought of for this countdown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue7yhSZfdcw
6.     3 Doors Down – “Loser”
#1 on the Modern Rock charts.   The highly personal lyrics speak about Brad Arnold’s high school friend who battled cocaine addiction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ui_Q4qBDJY
5.     Social Distortion – “Winners and Losers”
Punk rock favorites, Social Distortion, turn up the electric guitars and rip into a heated rocker.   Released in 2004, this was the band’s comeback album after Mike Ness’ two solo records.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YfLv3njgCw
4.     Bob Seger – “Beautiful Loser”
“He wants to dream like a young man, With the wisdom of an old man.  He wants his home and security, He wants to live like a sailor at sea.”   An early hit by Seger and his Silver Bullet Band, the song shows that a loser doesn’t have be a bad thing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v48jF-4FDo
3.     The Beatles   – “I’m A Loser”
John Lennon admits he wrote this one after listening to a lot of Bob Dylan records.   The country tinged song has downbeat lyrics but Lennon’s performance has to make you smile.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYnbtI2VuwQ
2.     Beck – “Loser”
This was the song that introduced the masses to Beck. “I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me”.   “Loser” was funky, unique, tongue-in-cheek, and a brilliant mix of music genres.   Beck claims to be imitating Public Enemy’s Chuck D’s rap style here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgSPaXgAdzE
1.      Tom Petty – “Even The Losers”
Why is Tom Petty’s Loser song #1?    It’s so upbeat and hopeful.    The full title is “Even The Losers (Get Lucky Sometime)”    People are influenced by words, but it comes down to your inner strength in how to choose to let it label you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0el_8ZKw7w

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Top 10 Losers: Songs with Loser In The Title

even the losers tom pettyCalling someone a LOSER is usually reserved as the ultimate putdown of failure at life.   You know the saying, “sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt me”, the word loses its impact if you have the right attitude.  Get called TV’s Biggest LOSER and you win $500,000 on their weight loss reality show.   Many musicians have turned the negative label into a positive by aligning themselves with the nickname.   Going all the way back to the Fab Four to even the crew on Glee’s theme song, a huge variety of bands and genres have used the word “Loser” in their song’s title.  Let’s countdown the Top 10 Loser Songs:

beatles i'm a loserHonorable Mention:   Heavy Metal’s U.F.O.  “The Loser” and  Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead – “Loser

10.  Montgomery Gentry   “Long Line Of Losers”

A traditional country rocker, Montgomery Gentry shows us that being from a broken home doesn’t mean your life is over.  Take pride in who you are and your family that helped shape your personality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjXnWY1pGo

9.    Warrior Soul – “The Losers”

Kory Clarke’s Grunge rock band didn’t leave a big impression on the music industry.   But the New York City rockers delivered a passionate “loser” number worthy of our Top 10 List.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaDsh0IZ020

8. Cast of Glee! – “Loser Like Me”

Glee has set multiple Billboard records for landing an incredible number of singles on the Hot 100. But every song has been a cover or a mash-up of two or more hit songs. “Loser Like Me” and “Get It Right” were their first two original songs. It was released on “Glee, The Music, Volume 5″

7.    Little River Band – “Lonesome Loser”

This song went to #6 in 1979 for the Australian soft rock band.   It’s been played to death on the radio, but it’s probably one of the first songs you thought of for this countdown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue7yhSZfdcw

6.     3 Doors Down – “Loser”

#1 on the Modern Rock charts.   The highly personal lyrics speak about Brad Arnold’s high school friend who battled cocaine addiction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ui_Q4qBDJY

5.     Social Distortion – “Winners and Losers”

Punk rock favorites, Social Distortion, turn up the electric guitars and rip into a heated rocker.   Released in 2004, this was the band’s comeback album after Mike Ness’ two solo records.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YfLv3njgCw

4. Bob Seger – “Beautiful Loser”

“He wants to dream like a young man, With the wisdom of an old man. He wants his home and security, He wants to live like a sailor at sea.” An early hit by Seger and his Silver Bullet Band, the song shows that a loser doesn’t have be a bad thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v48jF-4FDo

3.     The Beatles   – “I’m A Loser”

John Lennon admits he wrote this one after listening to a lot of Bob Dylan records.   The country tinged song has downbeat lyrics but Lennon’s performance has to make you smile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYnbtI2VuwQ

2.     Beck – “Loser”

This was the song that introduced the masses to Beck. “I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me”. “Loser” was funky, unique, tongue-in-cheek, and a brilliant mix of music genres.   Beck claims to be imitating Public Enemy’s Chuck D’s rap style here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgSPaXgAdzE

1.      Tom Petty – “Even The Losers”

Why is Tom Petty’s Loser song #1?    It’s so upbeat and hopeful.    The full title is “Even The Losers (Get Lucky Sometime)”    People are influenced by words, but it comes down to your inner strength in how to choose to let it label you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0el_8ZKw7w

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/mashup-monday-robin-skouteris/MASHUP Monday:  Robin Skouteris & The Beatles + Queen“GET FUNKY!” Robin Skouteris
Perfect summer mash-up! Put on the sunscreen, grab your hottest beach outfit, and blast this one. You’ve got some 70′s Disco (KC and The Sunshine Band and Chic), 80′s Nostalgia (prepare to be Rick-rolled plus Madonna’s “Holiday and “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life”), all mixed with today’s hottest hits by Daft Punk and Justin Timberlake. Robin is making the song available free for downloading at https://soundcloud.com/robinskouteris/getfunky Robin’s been one of the leading mash-up DJ’s for the past few years, check out some of his other incredible mixes including “L.O.V.E”  and “Moonlight Hotel” featured on Mike’s Daily Jukebox.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuABBaWz7yY#t=119
“FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS COME TOGETHER” Queen and The Beatles Mash-up
Imagine in the 70′s if John Lennon could have recorded a song with Queen. We know John loved performing Elton John, David Bowie, and other Brits so this could have happened. Two of the most dynamic, inspirational, and talented musicians of our lifetime teaming up for one epic song. It is usually sacreligious to mess around with a Beatles classic like “Come Together”. But the mash-up artist here seamlessly manages to link Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” with Lennon’s vocals. Even the video is synced as if this collaboration truly happened. What do you think? Does the mash-up add new flavor to two classics or is this just wrong?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMGo7H5-a0A

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MASHUP Monday: Robin Skouteris & The Beatles + Queen

“GET FUNKY!” Robin Skouteris

get funky mashupPerfect summer mash-up! Put on the sunscreen, grab your hottest beach outfit, and blast this one. You’ve got some 70′s Disco (KC and The Sunshine Band and Chic), 80′s Nostalgia (prepare to be Rick-rolled plus Madonna’s “Holiday and “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life”), all mixed with today’s hottest hits by Daft Punk and Justin Timberlake. Robin is making the song available free for downloading at https://soundcloud.com/robinskouteris/getfunky Robin’s been one of the leading mash-up DJ’s for the past few years, check out some of his other incredible mixes including “L.O.V.E” and “Moonlight Hotel” featured on Mike’s Daily Jukebox.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuABBaWz7yY#t=119

“FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS COME TOGETHER” Queen and The Beatles Mash-up

fat bottomed girls come together queen beatlesImagine in the 70′s if John Lennon could have recorded a song with Queen. We know John loved performing Elton John, David Bowie, and other Brits so this could have happened. Two of the most dynamic, inspirational, and talented musicians of our lifetime teaming up for one epic song. It is usually sacreligious to mess around with a Beatles classic like “Come Together”. But the mash-up artist here seamlessly manages to link Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” with Lennon’s vocals. Even the video is synced as if this collaboration truly happened. What do you think? Does the mash-up add new flavor to two classics or is this just wrong?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMGo7H5-a0A

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/world-cup-2014-top-10-moments-coldplay-shakira/World Cup 2014: Top 10 Moments  (Coldplay, Shakira)Some have described the 2014 World Cup as the greatest of them all.  Record scoring, huge crowds, superstars, set in Brazil, the home of futbol.   One week ago, today, FIFA’s 2014 World Cup concluded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Congratulations to Germany for winning their 4th World Cup, as they became the first European nation to win the coveted trophy on North or South American soil. As we look back on the 32 day tournament, what were the 10 most memorable (good and bad) moments of the 2014 World Cup? Note: Two of these are music related as this is Mike’s Daily JUKEBOX 

 
COLDPLAY “Sky Full Of Stars” 2014 FIFA Closing Montage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZkYAXvWBmc

10. Cristiano Ronaldo’s brilliance, yet early exit. Ronaldo, not only, has the most perfect set-up assist at the last second to force a tie vs the USA, he alsoscores in the 80th minute against Ghana to put the U.S. into the Quarterfinals as Portugal is eliminated. No tears for Ronaldo though, he and his supermodel girlfriend, Irina Shayk, on the cover of this month’s Maxim Magazine, earned an extended vacation together.
9. Miroslav Klose of Germany at the age of 36 becomes the World Cup’s all-time leading scorer. Playing in his 4th World Cup, Klose tacked on two more goals, running his career total to 16 passing Ronaldo.
8. Lionel Messi earns the Golden Ball? What? The world’s “greatest soccer player” fails to score in the Quarterfinals, Semi-Finals, or the Finals, yet wins the trophy for best player in the tournament. The look in his eyes as he accepted the award showed his disdain for the moment.
7. Tim Howard and James Rodriguez become the new break-out stars of FIFA. Tim Howard’s record breaking saves against the Netherlands earned him internet fame as the new American hero of soccer. The new superstar of soccer could very well be Colombia’s James Rodriguez. Six goals in six games, Maradona and LeBron James both proclaimed their respect for James.   He won the Golden Boot as the tournament’s leading scorer.
6. Shakira’s closing performance! So many all-star performances hyped the World Cup. Wyclef with Santana, Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull, but nothing compared to Shakira’s amazing performance of “La La La” that highlighted the closing ceremony.
BEST MOMENTS OF THE 2014 WORLD CUP set to Shakira’s “La La La”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_4DHFvNA5o
5. Brazil’s back is LITERALLY broken after Neymar’s injury. After cracking vertebrae in his back, Neymar missed the last two matches for Brazil. What followed was their worst defeat in Brazil’s illustrious history. No one will forget Germany’s “7 Minutes Of Hell” when they destroyed Brazil.
4. Underdogs surprise us all. Who would guessed the United States surviving the Group of Death? Costa Rica, Algeria, Switzerland, and Greece all qualify for the 2nd Stage and defending champs, Spain, Italy, and England bow out early.
3. Luis Suarez wanted some Italian Food – unfortunately he had to settle for an Italian opponent. For the THIRD time, Uruguay’s Luis Suarez bit an opponent during a match. His resulting four month suspension eliminated any hope for Uruguay in the 2nd Round.

 

2. Brazil proved to be the ultimate host country for this event. Vibrant energy, the huge crowds gathered on the beach to watch the event live, the huge volume of the Brazilians during their National Anthem all took our breath away. Who can forget the fireworks above the Christ The Redeemer Statue after the final goal!
Brazil National Anthem: Players and Fans crying
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV_ZwQ19MoY
1. Mario Gotze scores the latest goal in the history of the World Cup to clinch Germany’s FOURTH World Cup. Mario was one of Germany’s super subs that provided that extra energy needed to lock up the victory. Gotze is a product of Germany’s new training system, an innovation approach that truly worked miracles.

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World Cup 2014: Top 10 Moments (Coldplay, Shakira)

***BESTPIX***Colombia v Uruguay: Round of 16 - 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilSome have described the 2014 World Cup as the greatest of them all.  Record scoring, huge crowds, superstars, set in Brazil, the home of futbol.   One week ago, today, FIFA’s 2014 World Cup concluded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Congratulations to Germany for winning their 4th World Cup, as they became the first European nation to win the coveted trophy on North or South American soil. As we look back on the 32 day tournament, what were the 10 most memorable (good and bad) moments of the 2014 World Cup? Note: Two of these are music related as this is Mike’s Daily JUKEBOX :)

 

COLDPLAY “Sky Full Of Stars”
2014 FIFA Closing Montage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZkYAXvWBmc

Germany World Cup 2014

10. Cristiano Ronaldo’s brilliance, yet early exit. Ronaldo, not only, has the most perfect set-up assist at the last second to force a tie vs the USA, he alsoscores in the 80th minute against Ghana to put the U.S. into the Quarterfinals as Portugal is eliminated. No tears for Ronaldo though, he and his supermodel girlfriend, Irina Shayk, on the cover of this month’s Maxim Magazine, earned an extended vacation together.

9. Miroslav Klose of Germany at the age of 36 becomes the World Cup’s all-time leading scorer. Playing in his 4th World Cup, Klose tacked on two more goals, running his career total to 16 passing Ronaldo.

8. Lionel Messi earns the Golden Ball? What? The world’s “greatest soccer player” fails to score in the Quarterfinals, Semi-Finals, or the Finals, yet wins the trophy for best player in the tournament. The look in his eyes as he accepted the award showed his disdain for the moment.

christ redeemer brazil rio7. Tim Howard and James Rodriguez become the new break-out stars of FIFA. Tim Howard’s record breaking saves against the Netherlands earned him internet fame as the new American hero of soccer. The new superstar of soccer could very well be Colombia’s James Rodriguez. Six goals in six games, Maradona and LeBron James both proclaimed their respect for James.   He won the Golden Boot as the tournament’s leading scorer.

6. Shakira’s closing performance! So many all-star performances hyped the World Cup. Wyclef with Santana, Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull, but nothing compared to Shakira’s amazing performance of “La La La” that highlighted the closing ceremony.

BEST MOMENTS OF THE 2014 WORLD CUP
set to Shakira’s “La La La”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_4DHFvNA5o

5. Brazil’s back is LITERALLY broken after Neymar’s injury. After cracking vertebrae in his back, Neymar missed the last two matches for Brazil. What followed was their worst defeat in Brazil’s illustrious history. No one will forget Germany’s “7 Minutes Of Hell” when they destroyed Brazil.

4. Underdogs surprise us all. Who would guessed the United States surviving the Group of Death? Costa Rica, Algeria, Switzerland, and Greece all qualify for the 2nd Stage and defending champs, Spain, Italy, and England bow out early.

luis suarez3. Luis Suarez wanted some Italian Food – unfortunately he had to settle for an Italian opponent. For the THIRD time, Uruguay’s Luis Suarez bit an opponent during a match. His resulting four month suspension eliminated any hope for Uruguay in the 2nd Round.

 

2. Brazil proved to be the ultimate host country for this event. Vibrant energy, the huge crowds gathered on the beach to watch the event live, the huge volume of the Brazilians during their National Anthem all took our breath away. Who can forget the fireworks above the Christ The Redeemer Statue after the final goal!

Brazil National Anthem: Players and Fans crying

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV_ZwQ19MoY

1. Mario Gotze scores the latest goal in the history of the World Cup to clinch Germany’s FOURTH World Cup. Mario was one of Germany’s super subs that provided that extra energy needed to lock up the victory. Gotze is a product of Germany’s new training system, an innovation approach that truly worked miracles.

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/music-trivia-last-video-michael-jackson-filmed/Music Trivia: Last Video Michael Jackson Filmed?   “ONE MORE CHANCE”    Michael Jackson
The last music video that Michael Jackson ever filmed was his slow jam, “One More Chance” filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada.    The song was part of Michael’s greatest hits package “Number Ones” and included on his monumental DVD box-set “Michael Jackson’s Vision”.    “One More Chance” went to #1 in multiple countries worldwide but only went to #83 in the States. What is wrong with American pop music fans?     You may recognize R. Kelly’s background vocals in the mix, he wrote the song for Michael.   The music video flips the script as Michael is seen in the audience as a large choir fills the stage.   While producing this video, the Neverland Ranch police raid was going on.  The video wasn’t released until after Michael’s death with new footage added posthumously.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-owpIWQMd80

“ONE MORE CHANCE”    The Jackson Five
Not to be confused with the slow jam from Michael’s solo career, “One More Chance” was also the name of the best non-Jackson Five single from their debut album.  The song was the B-Side to both “I’ll Be There” and “I Want You Back”.  “One More Chance” is innocent, pure, and vintage 70′s Motown.   Hearing Michael sing lines like “Everybody loves the star, When he’s on the top.  But no one ever comes around, When he starts to drop.  But you were someone special, You stuck through thick and thin.  But I was much too busy trying to shine, To let your love shine in” seem prophetic after all of the scandals regarding Michael’s tumultuous later years.   You can find this song on the Jackson Five’s ABC album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMYiFaEuf44

 

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Music Trivia: Last Video Michael Jackson Filmed?

“ONE MORE CHANCE”    Michael Jackson

one more chance michael jacksonThe last music video that Michael Jackson ever filmed was his slow jam, “One More Chance” filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada.    The song was part of Michael’s greatest hits package “Number Ones” and included on his monumental DVD box-set “Michael Jackson’s Vision”.    “One More Chance” went to #1 in multiple countries worldwide but only went to #83 in the States. What is wrong with American pop music fans?   You may recognize R. Kelly’s background vocals in the mix, he wrote the song for Michael.   The music video flips the script as Michael is seen in the audience as a large choir fills the stage.   While producing this video, the Neverland Ranch police raid was going on.  The video wasn’t released until after Michael’s death with new footage added posthumously.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-owpIWQMd80

“ONE MORE CHANCE”    The Jackson Five

The Jackson 5 One More Chance MotownNot to be confused with the slow jam from Michael’s solo career, “One More Chance” was also the name of the best non-Jackson Five single from their debut album.  The song was the B-Side to both “I’ll Be There” and “I Want You Back”. “One More Chance” is innocent, pure, and vintage 70′s Motown.   Hearing Michael sing lines like “Everybody loves the star, When he’s on the top.  But no one ever comes around, When he starts to drop.  But you were someone special, You stuck through thick and thin.  But I was much too busy trying to shine, To let your love shine in” seem prophetic after all of the scandals regarding Michael’s tumultuous later years.   You can find this song on the Jackson Five’s ABC album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMYiFaEuf44

 

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/super-freestyle-explosion-concert-dates/Super Freestyle Explosion Concert DatesImagine a 60′s rock concert featuring the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin. Sad to say, this never happened. But if you’re a fan of old school 80′s Freestyle dance music, a lineup of this magnitude is getting together for an incredible concert this fall. So far, only more three dates have been announced, two in Florida and one in Texas. The previous shows in Houston and San Antonio got primarily great reviews. If you were going to dance clubs in the late 80′s to the mid 90′s, this is a must see special event. Non-stop hits, a trip back in time, and a night of dancing to some of the most infectious party jams of their day.

 
Who’s performing? Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose’, Debbie Deb, Shannon, Trinere, Nu Shooz, Connie, Pretty Poison, and Nocera.
September 12th Orlando – The Amway Center September 13th Tampa – The Tampa Bay Times Forum October 4th El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
“DREAMIN OF LOVE” Stevie B
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CqAUrNInWs
“LET THE MUSIC PLAY” Shannon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-0sUuGufmw
“SEASONS CHANGE” Expose’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCQiYJrsqYo
“HEAD TO TOE” Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51Iq8JmmfxY
“CATCH ME (I’m FALLING)” Pretty Poison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrFbYhlr1Ws

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Super Freestyle Explosion Concert Dates

ExposeImagine a 60′s rock concert featuring the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin. Sad to say, this never happened. But if you’re a fan of old school 80′s Freestyle dance music, a lineup of this magnitude is getting together for an incredible concert this fall. So far, only more three dates have been announced, two in Florida and one in Texas. The previous shows in Houston and San Antonio got primarily great reviews. If you were going to dance clubs in the late 80′s to the mid 90′s, this is a must see special event. Non-stop hits, a trip back in time, and a night of dancing to some of the most infectious party jams of their day.

 

Lisa Lisa Cult JamWho’s performing? Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose’, Debbie Deb, Shannon, Trinere, Nu Shooz, Connie, Pretty Poison, and Nocera.

September 12th Orlando – The Amway Center
September 13th Tampa – The Tampa Bay Times Forum
October 4th El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center

“DREAMIN OF LOVE” Stevie B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CqAUrNInWs

“LET THE MUSIC PLAY” Shannon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-0sUuGufmw

“SEASONS CHANGE” Expose’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCQiYJrsqYo

“HEAD TO TOE” Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51Iq8JmmfxY

“CATCH ME (I’m FALLING)” Pretty Poison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrFbYhlr1Ws

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/make-break-linda-perry-project-review/Make Or Break: VH1’s Linda Perry Project ReviewVH1′s new reality show, “Make Or Break: The Linda Perry Project” debuted last night. After scoring a major 90′s hit, “What’s Up” with her alt-rock band, 4 Non Blondes, Linda became one of the finest songwriters and producers of the past 15 years. Christina Aguilera, P!nk, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, Steven Tyler, The Dixie Chicks, Courtney Love…Linda Perry has been a force and at the heart of music today. Why do a reality show? The opening minute of the show puts it all on the line when Linda said, “I’ve got a lot to lose here, my reputation, my credibility, and I honesty don’t want to lose any of it. I’m doing this because I truly feel the music industry has missing passion and emotion, I have a talent for pushing out those emotions.” Watch this clip as Linda shares her disgust at the product pushing music reality shows on TV today.
MAKE OR BREAK PREVIEW:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k-aW_fWWrM
This show is not in competition with American Idol or The Voice where brand new artists especially chosen for TV are highlighted each week. Linda listened to countless demos and handpicked some veteran artists who have seen their career stalled out.  They’re living at L.A.’s famous Paramour Mansion and recording at Perry’s Kung Fu Gardens Studio.  Linda is hoping to mentor, inspire, and evoke the passion inside of them. Everyone here has the raw talent, but something is holding them back. One notable group on the first episode, Hunter Valentine (pictured here), has been struggling for a decade. Linda’s been-there done-that with her career. She’s the perfect ally to offer strong guidance as they discuss breaking up the band.
PINK with LINDA PERRY “What’s Up”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nnj-bhv6vQ
The goal of the series is for Linda to sign at least one artist to her label. Judging from the first episode, this is a welcome radical change to music reality competitions. There was no elimination, no forced karaoke moments, no Hollywood glamor, but thankfully Linda did not hold back any sharp opinions or heartfelt praise either.   Linda Perry is known for her honesty, swagger, and no-holds barred approach, yet her vulnerability and sincere interest in these artists is undeniable.   The first episode did move slower than expected but true music fans will truly appreciate going behind the scenes, witnessing the entire songwriting and recording process. Look for Make Or Break: The Linda Perry Project on Wednesdays, 10PM EST.
LINDA DISCUSSES WRITING “Beautiful”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CbTIg1To5k
“BEAUTIFUL” Christina Aguilera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAfyFTzZDMM

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Make Or Break: VH1’s Linda Perry Project Review

Make Or Break VH1 Linda Perry ProjectVH1′s new reality show, “Make Or Break: The Linda Perry Project” debuted last night. After scoring a major 90′s hit, “What’s Up” with her alt-rock band, 4 Non Blondes, Linda became one of the finest songwriters and producers of the past 15 years. Christina Aguilera, P!nk, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, Steven Tyler, The Dixie Chicks, Courtney Love…Linda Perry has been a force and at the heart of music today. Why do a reality show? The opening minute of the show puts it all on the line when Linda said, “I’ve got a lot to lose here, my reputation, my credibility, and I honesty don’t want to lose any of it. I’m doing this because I truly feel the music industry has missing passion and emotion, I have a talent for pushing out those emotions.” Watch this clip as Linda shares her disgust at the product pushing music reality shows on TV today.

MAKE OR BREAK PREVIEW:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k-aW_fWWrM

Hunter Valentine Linda Perry ProjectThis show is not in competition with American Idol or The Voice where brand new artists especially chosen for TV are highlighted each week. Linda listened to countless demos and handpicked some veteran artists who have seen their career stalled out.  They’re living at L.A.’s famous Paramour Mansion and recording at Perry’s Kung Fu Gardens Studio.  Linda is hoping to mentor, inspire, and evoke the passion inside of them. Everyone here has the raw talent, but something is holding them back. One notable group on the first episode, Hunter Valentine (pictured here), has been struggling for a decade. Linda’s been-there done-that with her career. She’s the perfect ally to offer strong guidance as they discuss breaking up the band.

PINK with LINDA PERRY “What’s Up”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nnj-bhv6vQ

Linda PerryThe goal of the series is for Linda to sign at least one artist to her label. Judging from the first episode, this is a welcome radical change to music reality competitions. There was no elimination, no forced karaoke moments, no Hollywood glamor, but thankfully Linda did not hold back any sharp opinions or heartfelt praise either.   Linda Perry is known for her honesty, swagger, and no-holds barred approach, yet her vulnerability and sincere interest in these artists is undeniable.   The first episode did move slower than expected but true music fans will truly appreciate going behind the scenes, witnessing the entire songwriting and recording process. Look for Make Or Break: The Linda Perry Project on Wednesdays, 10PM EST.

LINDA DISCUSSES WRITING “Beautiful”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CbTIg1To5k

“BEAUTIFUL” Christina Aguilera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAfyFTzZDMM

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/metallica-espn-sportscenter-commercial/Metallica Does An ESPN Sportscenter Commercial!During Monday’s Major League Baseball All-Star game, ESPN debuted a new commercial for Sportscenter featuring none other than heavy metal gods, Metallica! Like so many of their hilarious commercials, the spot features a big time cameo performance doing something outrageous. Yankee future Hall Of Famer, Mariano Rivera, retired from baseball last year and used to come to the mound to close out games to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”. With Mariano gone, Metallica are in search of a new athlete in need of a entrance song. Jay Harris, Scott Van Pelt, and Stuart Scott all appear in the 30 second spot with Metallica. Funniest part of the clip when Stuart Scott used Kirk Hammett’s guitar lesson flier for a gum wrapper! BONUS VIDEO: Metallica’s nine minute tribute medley to Ronnie James Dio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoPYP-58SHU


 

 

 

 
“MARIANO RIVERA TRIBUTE set to ENTER SANDMAN”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZygEuFo432M
“RONNIE RISING MEDLEY” Metallica’s Tribute to Ronnie James Dio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsmaotgFaoY

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Metallica Does An ESPN Sportscenter Commercial!

metallica espn sportscenterDuring Monday’s Major League Baseball All-Star game, ESPN debuted a new commercial for Sportscenter featuring none other than heavy metal gods, Metallica! Like so many of their hilarious commercials, the spot features a big time cameo performance doing something outrageous. Yankee future Hall Of Famer, Mariano Rivera, retired from baseball last year and used to come to the mound to close out games to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”. With Mariano gone, Metallica are in search of a new athlete in need of a entrance song. Jay Harris, Scott Van Pelt, and Stuart Scott all appear in the 30 second spot with Metallica. Funniest part of the clip when Stuart Scott used Kirk Hammett’s guitar lesson flier for a gum wrapper! BONUS VIDEO: Metallica’s nine minute tribute medley to Ronnie James Dio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoPYP-58SHU

James Hetfield

 

 

 

 

“MARIANO RIVERA TRIBUTE set to ENTER SANDMAN”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZygEuFo432M

“RONNIE RISING MEDLEY” Metallica’s Tribute to Ronnie James Dio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsmaotgFaoY