"T.N.T." is a song recorded in 1975 by the hard rock band AC/DC from their Australian album T.N.T. and the international version of High Voltage. The song is written by Bon Scott, Angus Young and Malcolm Young. This song would later appear on Live and Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition, with Brian Johnson providing vocals. --This song appears on the soundtrack to the game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. This song also was in the intro video of the game. --After the September 11th terrorist attacks, it was not played on Clear Channel US radio stations, due to some of the lyrics. --The song also appears in an episode of That '70s Show. --The song is used by the San Francisco Giants while playing at AT&T Park. --This single is also used by the Ottawa Senators of the NHL at their home games. --The song is played by the San Jose SaberCats during kickoffs. It is a tradition for the fans to bang the pads surrounding the field during the begining of the song
One of AC/DC's most popular songs, "Whole Lotta Rosie" has been included on each of the band's official live albums: three with Scott (If You Want Blood You've Got It, Live from the Atlantic Studios, Let There Be Rock: The Movie, the latter two released in 1997 as part of the Bonfire box set), and also three with Brian Johnson (released on Live, Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition, and also the tour edition of Stiff Upper Lip). The only other song that appears on all five of these releases is "The Jack". A live video of "Whole Lotta Rosie" is also featured on the DVD Family Jewels, from a 1978 performance on the BBC's TV concert series Rock Goes To College. Current live performances of "Whole Lotta Rosie" are accompanied by a giant, inflatable "Rosie" as seen on the Live at Donington video. In March 2005, Q magazine placed the live version from If You Want Blood... at number 16 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. * After the death of Scott in 1980, Brian Johnson sang "Whole Lotta Rosie" in his audition as Scott's successor. * Angus the bull, the mascot of Aberdeen FC, runs out to the riff from "Whole Lotta Rosie". * A live cover version, performed by Guns N' Roses, can be found on their "Live from the Jungle" EP, a CD that was released in Japan but is currently discontinued.
"Whole Lotta Rosie" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the eighth and final track on the band's fourth Australian album, Let There Be Rock, released in Australia in March 1977, and was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott. It is also the eighth and final track on the international version of Let There Be Rock, released in June the same year. It was also released as a single, with a B-side of "Dog Eat Dog", in 1978. The song's lyrics are based on Bon Scott's actual sexual experiences with an obese woman, whose first name was Rosie. There is an ongoing search for the real Rosie, although she has yet to be found. Some believe the title is a reference to the Led Zeppelin classic "Whole Lotta Love", but it is more likely just a variation of the idiomatic English phrase "a whole lot of [something]": hence the chorus lyric, "you're a whole lotta woman". The song's main riff was also featured on an earlier recording with different lyrics, titled "Dirty Eyes", which saw official release on Volts, part of the Bonfire box set. "Dirty Eyes" features a different chord progression in the chorus, as well as a slower tempo than "Rosie".
"Smile" is Lily Allen's first mainstream single release, and was penned by Lily Allen, Iyola Babalola and Darren Lewis (the duo who produced the track as Future Cut). The Organ riff is a sample of Jackie Mittoo playing keyboards on Free Soul by The Soul Brothers, written by Jackie Mittoo. The music video, directed by Sophie Muller (who also directed the video of previous UK number-one "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira), shows Lily getting revenge on an ex-boyfriend who cheated on her. She pays some thugs to beat him up, then takes him to a cafe to console him, while the thugs trash his apartment and scratch his vinyl records, while she puts laxatives in his coffee so he gets diarrhea. Later he has to come round to her house to use the bathroom as his has been blocked by the thugs, and Lily laughs at him behind his back while pretending to console him. The female thug in the video is played by performer/dancer/singer Tanya Billey, who attended the esteemed BRIT school of performing arts. The video finishes with Lily walking down the street smiling while the ex-boyfriend is DJing in a nightclub only to find that all his vinyl records have been scratched. Lily commented in an interview that the video was banned on MTV because it contained mugging. "I got really offended when my single, Smile, got banned from MTV in the U.K. because it had the word fuck in it!". It also has a profanity in its first verse; the offending lyric 'But you were fucking that girl next door' is censored in some releases, but present in others.
"Alfie" is a song written by Lily Allen and Greg Kurstin, produced by Kurstin for Allen's debut album Alright, Still. The song was released with "Shame for You" as a double A-sided single in 2007. It is about her younger brother, Alfie Owen-Allen, smoking cannabis in his room in addition to her commenting that he watches television and plays computer games too much. When Alright, Still was released in July 2006, "Alfie" reached number seventy in the UK Official Download Chart. The double A-side entered the UK Singles Chart at number forty-four on digital downloads only, and then to number fifteen when combined with physical single releases. "Alfie" entered the Official UK download chart at number seventeen. The official second single in the United States. The video features a puppet playing Alfie (Owen-Allen refused to appear in the video), who Lily takes drugs away from, as well as catching him masturbating over "Roxy and Babs get it on" pictures and stopping him taking beer from the fridge. The video was released to iTunes in America on May 8.
"LDN" is a single by Lily Allen which was released in the UK on 25 September 2006. It was co-written by Future Cut, and features a sample of "Reggae Merengue", written by Arthur "Duke" Reid and Tommy McCook. The song was originally released on strictly limited edition 7" vinyl (500 copies) in the UK on 24 April 2006, accompanied by album track, "Knock 'Em Out," and was re-released in September following the huge success of Allen's second single "Smile". There have been two music videos made for "LDN," the first being a low budget affair to promote the original 7" release and the second to promote the re-release. * The first version of the video, recorded in speed-up camera, follows Allen riding her bike through London. It depicts many positive aspects of London, showing her taking a friendly photograph with a police officer, greeting a passer-by, eating at an ice cream cafe and relaxing in the public park, seeing people playing and having fun. * The second version of the "LDN" video was produced to be more in line with the song's lyrics, particularly, "When you look with your eyes, everything looks nice, but if you look twice, you can see it's all lies." It opens with Allen in a record store asking the store manager for an eclectic piece of music, satirising keywords that have been used to describe her album - "punky, electronica kindof, grime kinda like new-wave grime, kindof maybe like more broken-beats like kindof dubbie broken beats but a little bit kinda a bit soulful like high drum n bassy but kinda more broken drum and bass". The video ends with Allen receiving another phone call; her boyfriend has decided not to come. Angry and unhappy, she storms away, and the vivid colour disappears to reveal the duller, more depressing reality of her surroundings..
In 1980, Aretha Franklin's career was given a much-needed boost thanks to a cameo appearance on The Blues Brothers. That same year, Clive Davis signed Aretha to his fledgling Arista Records. While songs like "United Together" and "Love All The Hurt Away" - a duet with George Benson - returned her to the Top 10 on the Billboard R&B charts, it wouldn't be until her 1982 single, "Jump To It", produced by longtime admirer Luther Vandross, that gave the singer her first R&B chart-topper and pop success since "(Giving Him) Something He Can Feel". The Jump To It album enjoyed a long run at #1 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart (even the Zoomin' album only reached #3). It won an American Music Award, was nominated for a Grammy and was certified Gold in early 1983 - Aretha's first Gold disc since the 1976 Sparkle album. The following year Franklin and Vandross collaborated again on the dissapointing Get It Right. But in 1985, Franklin's sound was commercialized into a glossy pop sound as she experienced her first-ever Platinum-certified album, Who's Zoomin' Who?. In 1986, Franklin did nearly as well with an album simply titled Aretha which yielded Franklin's first number-one pop single in two decades with the George Michael duet, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)". Other hits included her cover of The Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and the girl group-inspired "Jimmy Lee". When the album was taken out of print, it had sold over 900,000 copies. Subsequent follow-ups such as 1989's Through The Storm and 1991's What You See Is What You Sweat sold poorly and failed to produce any major mainstream hits - other than the former's title track Elton John duet - but her career got a slight boost in 1993 when she scored a dance-club hit with "A Deeper Love" off the Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit soundtrack.
The Freestylers are an English electronic music and dance music group. During 2002 and 2003 the group began releasing singles under the artist name Raw As F**k which then became the title of their third album. Released in 2004, it featured the single "Push Up", which reached the top 30 in the UK and top 3 in Australia. Another single, which was previously released before "Push Up", called "Get A Life", was re-released and reached the top 20 in Australia. Raw As F**k is an alternative name used by the band during 2002 & 2003 primarily for their vinyl releases. The band continued to use the alias in 2004 only this time for their album title rather than their group name.