#ThrowbackThursday: Goldfinger – ‘Get Up’


   

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I can’t believe it’s already been a decade since Goldfinger released their sixth album, Hello Destiny… (SideOneDummy Records, 2008) but it has.

The first single to be taken from the album was in fact ‘One More Time’, which although a great track, I couldn’t resist sharing ‘Get Up’ in all of its pop punk/ska punk glory! In fact, on iTunes, it is actually the most popular track on the record!

It actually wasn’t released as a single, so no music video exists but it’s chock full of political messages that really pack a punch! It’s the sort of song you can really visualise a politically-driven video for though; the kind that would feature news clips, etc.!

Great song, great message, incredible band!

What are your thoughts of this 2008 pop punk/ska punk belter? Are you still a fan of the track, 10 years on? Do you have a #ThrowbackThursday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.

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‘Get Up’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/get-up/993329380?i=993329394


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#ThrowbackThursday: Darren Hayes – ‘On The Verge Of Something Wonderful’


   

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It’s been a decade since Darren Hayes released the first single from his third album (This Delicate Thing We’ve Made), ‘On The Verge Of Something Wonderful’.

It is a truly captivating song with some fantastic trademark highs in Hayes’ voice – it’s a powerful and emotive track that really stood apart from the rest of mainstream music at that time, by reigniting the 80s sound. The track (and in fact the rest of the album) was recorded with the help of a 1983 Fairlight CMI synthesizer.

It reached Number 20 in the UK charts and not only did the song have a very 80s feel to it but so did the video. The music video contains a cameo appearance by Janice Dickinson and features Darren singing in front of a series of animated backdrops – it is reminiscent of the Max Headroom TV series, certain scenes from the film Electric Dreams and the graphics of some Atari brochures from the early 80s.

Do you have some great memories of this track? Have you got a #ThrowbackThursday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.

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‘On The Verge Of Something Wonderful’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/on-the-verge-of-something-wonderful/id717145078?i=717145484


#ThrowbackThursday: Paramore – ‘Misery Business’


   

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As if Paramore‘s ‘Misery Business’ is a decade old already?! You might not believe it, but it is. This week, the track turned 10 years old.

The song was the lead single from the band’s second studio album, Riot!, and it peaked at Number 17 in the UK charts (the highest position the band received until that point). It’s an incredible, punchy, sing-along track that just makes you want to bounce around to it, wherever you are. Hayley Williams’ voice is just remarkable in it too.

The music video was fantastic too – it merged scenes of the band performing with high school clips involving a “bitch” pushing people around, hurting people and cutting off a girl’s hair, until the band give her a taste of her own medicine. It’s definitely worth a watch, so check it out below.

Do you still love this track, 10 years on? Are you still a fan of Paramore today? Have you got a different #ThrowbackThursday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or hit us up via social media.

Matt – Muzik Speaks
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‘Misery Business’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/misery-business/id604804755?i=604804763


#ThrowbackThursday: Good Charlotte – ‘The River’ featuring M. Shadows & Synyster Gates


   

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I love Good Charlotte; always have, always will!

I cannot believe that ‘The River was released a decade ago; it’s an incredible song with a pretty wicked video too; it’s a timeless track!

The song was taken from the band’s fourth album, Good Morning Revival, and featured M. Shadows and Synyster Gates from the band Avenged Sevenfold. It’s a high-intensity track that made a huge impact on me from the very first listen – it’s got a massive energy to it. Interestingly, there are several references to the Bible throughout the song and the running time of the track is 3:16, which an intentional reference to John 3:16.

The track was also dedicated to James “The Rev” Sullivan (from Avenged Sevenfold) after his passing.

Remember this track? Got another favourite Good Charlotte song? Please share your thoughts or own #ThrowbackThursday song in a comment or via our social media accounts.

Matt – Muzik Speaks
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‘The River’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-river-feat-m-shadows-synyster-gates/id280429634?i=280429668


#ThrowbackThursday: We The Kings – ‘Check Yes Juliet’


   

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2017 marks the 10th anniversary of We The Kings‘ self-titled, debut album, from which ‘Check Yes Juliet’ is one of the most successful singles.

The song is everything you could want from a power pop/pop rock/pop punk track – punchy guitars, swirling synths, beltable vocals and an epically catchy chorus. The song undoubtedly exploded the band onto the pop rock scene and it’s great that we are now celebrating their 10th anniversary with them. You can also catch them on their 10th Anniversary US tour now (BUY TICKETS HERE).

The music video is a take on William Shakespeare’s classic tale, in which lead singer Travis plays Romeo, ‘tossing rocks’ at Juliet’s window. Juliet’s parents do not approve of her relationship with her “Romeo” and demand that she stay away from him. The video ends with Juliet sneaking out to see Travis perform at a house party.

Matt – Muzik Speaks
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‘Check Yes Juliet’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/check-yes-juliet/id749398340?i=749398405


#FeelGoodFriday: Alphabeat – ‘Fascination’

Sure, this song is nearly a decade old and would be well-suited to a #ThrowbackThursday but it couldn’t be more appropriate for this #FeelGoodFriday!

Danish bubblegum pop band, Alphabeat released their first commercially successful single, ‘Fascination’, back in June 2008 to rather big success. The song reached Number 6 in the UK charts, and it epitomises everything pop; it’s got male and female vocals, big drums, funky guitars and a bit of an 80s and 90s pop edge to it.

Blare this song out loud and sing to your heart’s content…HAPPY FRIDAY everyone!

Are you still loving this song? What memories do you have when it was released? Have you got any similar songs to share? Please leave them in a comment below or on our Facebook and Twitter.

Matt – Muzik Speaks
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Taken from the album, ‘This Is Alphabeat’, you can download ‘Fascination’ from iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/this-is-alphabeat/id693568832