Listicles

10 Jazz Singles of the ’60s That Became Hits

Back in the day, record labels released jazz tunes as singles, and sometimes they became huge hits. We revisit 10 classics of the genre from the 1960s

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10 Grammy Album of the Year Hits & Misses

“And the winner is…” often leads to a lot of head shaking. We’ve identified some that were well-deserved and others that didn’t make sense

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10 Grammy Best New Artist Winners & Losers

Some of the winners will make you shake your head. Some Grammy trivia: Who won in 1970: CSN, Chicago or Led Zep? And you won’t believe who beat out Boston

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13 Classic Triple Albums: When Rockers Expanded the Limits

In the classic rock era, some of the greatest artists expanded the limits of what was being released on vinyl. We look back at some of the best 3-LP sets.

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10 Classic Rock Covers by Metal Bands

Metal bands are not known for tackling other artists’ material. Someone forgot to tell that to Van Halen, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and several others.

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11 Greatest Not-So-Typical Guitar Leads

Guitar World Founding Editor Noe Gold identifies 11 classic rock guitar leads whose greatness isn’t speed & flash but melodicism, ingenuity and originality.

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10 Memorable Rock Concert Riots

Sometimes concerts get far wilder than planned and riots break out. Here are 10 of the more significant rock shows that spiraled into chaos.

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 4)

Our series continues with novelty songs, a German driving song, and one from a movie that scared the daylights out of us. Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting…

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10 Unusual and Surprising Cover Songs

Our writer veered toward songs that might have some oddball elements but really reinvented the song, or made you hear it in an altered state

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10 Re-Released Songs That Became Hits

Sometimes the timing just wasn’t right. When these classic rock songs first went to radio they flopped. The stars were aligned the second time

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