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This is the 16th song of Act II in the musical, Hamilton. It speaks of an event that truly happened in Alexander Hamilton’s life as most of the other songs do. This song talks about what led up to the death of his son, Philip Hamilton. It shows Hamilton giving his son advice that eventually leads to his death in a duel. The title, “Blow Us All Away,” suggests that it may be related to the song, but it really...
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Rocket Man is the song created by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The performer of this song is Elton John who is a famous English singer-songwriter. And this song was included with the Honky Château in the early 1970s. Rocket Man also became one of the songs of the hit song in the United States and the United Kingdom at that time. According to the study of space events from 1961-1970 , there had a lot of space events occurred...
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Louis Armstrong- Louis Armstrong, aka 'Satchmo” was a native of New Orleans. He was an A-class expert in his profession. His pinnacle came in 1920, during that time he influenced countless musicians with his outrageous trumpet style and vocals. He grew up in a poor neighborhood that was nicknamed “The Battlefield”. Armstrong had a difficult childhood: his father was a worker in the factory and soon after the birth of Louis he abandoned the family. His mother, who frequently turned...
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Human rights are an ongoing universal issue. They are the so-called rights inherent to all human beings regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Throughout time, when Human rights have been withheld from individuals, powerful men and women have sought justice. For example, America’s racial tensions were...
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Fighting Discrimination with a Song Imagine yourself as a black kid feeling connected for the first time to white kids around you. You’re connected through a song, one sung by a black person that is extremely popular with everyone. You and your white neighbor can finally enjoy and chat about the same song and there is no division between the two of you. Michael Jackson’s Thriller proved to be a groundbreaking song that would cause this kind of connection between...
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The song This Is America, they are trying inform viewers of how America isn’t what we perceive it to be. In the video he appears to show a contrast of popular contrast culture’s perception of black experience and its often brutal reality by juxtaposing happy, carefree choruses and dark, aggressive verses. In the beginning when he shots the African American who was playing the guitar and then all of sudden had a bag over his head was a symbolism of...
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The song Euphoria is a song from the Album BTS - Love Yourself ‘Answer’. In Verse 1, the lyrics “You are the sunlight that rose again in my life” means that this person is being compared to the sun, this individual allows him to see more clearly his dreams and goals because this person is able to make him forget the darkness which once troubled him. “A reincarnation of my childhood dreams” this states that our narrator knew the same...
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I am going to analyse the second composition of Another Brick in the Wall which I believe is the most powerful part. It is a protest song against the educational system in the form of storytelling but in order to understand the meaning behind this song we have the keep in mind the lyrics, the sound and also the music video that gives up a better picture of what is the producer’s message. All these three elements are all combined...
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Song Analysis Wide Awake sung by Katie Perry The song “Wide Awake” sung by Katie Perry will be the focal point of this analysis. Music can both be calming and therapeutic to the listener. A descrption of the aesthetics will be included, lyrics description and a song production details. I chose to take a deep dive into this song because the lyrics connect me to the singer. The song can be interpreted as a love story gone bad. Even though...
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This year has been a bit of a challenge, I came upon a lot of obstacles, it was a challenge at times but I found ways to overcome it. I only wanna talk about one today, it’s about the way I had to step up and take the role of being a leader. As a young musician, I have always been fascinated by the idea of being a drum major. Ever since I was a child, I remember admiring drum...
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Bob Marly was a famous Rastafarian from Jamaica who used his music to convey political messages to the world. ‘Redemption Song’ was the last poem he wrote in 1980 before he passed on. I will discuss how the history of slavery is relevant to understand this poem and how Marcus Garvey’s ideas are the central message in the poem and how deeply religious Bob Marley was. In this essay I will show how Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’ is a political...
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The primary themes in ‘Uprising’ are not that far from the album’s title. The album focuses on black unity and Rastafarian spirituality. Given the fact that all the songs were written by Bob Marley himself, it is not surprising that these two themes are prominent in the album, as they often featured in his songs. However, in ‘Uprising’, Marley explores them to the fullest. Listening to some of the songs in the album, particularly ‘Redemption Song’, one feels that Marley...
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Rock music has been extremely popular for a long period of time, originally named ‘Rock and Roll’, the 1950’s was the rise of this genre. Metal as a genre of rock music developed in the late 1960’s to early 1980’s. Metal has always been a very youth generated, typically male generated genre, and has always been seen as a quite shocking form of music. In my essay, I am eager to delve into the notion of misogyny in this genre...
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Being a single mother is doubling the work, the stress, the tears, but most importantly doubling love and care. In 1970, Afeni Shakur, Tupac’s mother, was pregnant with Tupac, while she was on bail after being charged with conspiring to set off a race war. The following year, she was acquitted after defending herself in court. Tupac Shakur, an Africa American hip hop artist, was born on June 16, 1971, in Harlem, New York. Afeni Shakur played both roles as...
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‘Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing’ by Stevie Wonder, a famous American singer-songwriter, is a single released alongside his 1973 album ‘Innervisions’. Stevie Wonder is a powerhouse of an artist. By his teenage years he was releasing successful singles off the Motown Record Label. His song ‘Fingertips’ made him the youngest artist to top the charts at the age of 13. Soon after, that he released 'Uptight (Everything's Alright)', which really cemented his growing stardom. His other hit songs later...
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Music allows artists to convey their trauma, feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and emotions through not just words, but through rhyme, symbolism, rhythm and beat. The result is two songs instead of one: the explicit and the implicit. An example of this is seen in Marshall Bruce Mathers III, professionally known as Eminem, with a history of being completely transparent and raw in his music. He exposes issues in his tempestuous upbringing, characterized by abuse and poverty. A trait that distinguishes Eminem...
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The background story behind the music video for the song ¨Love Story¨ happens to be very personal for Taylor Swift. When you can easily relate to a situation it becomes easier to understand and more believable. This music video and the fictional metaphor of Romeo and Juliet are tyrannized as well. In the music video, the author is addressing young teens who fall in love with others their parents do not approve of. In the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet,...
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A world-famous American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is not only famous for her musical creations, but she is also well-known for her methods of ensuring her musical property serves her financial interests. Unlike many other artists, who are making living out of their creative work, Taylor Swift as a wise person with a capitalistic mindset, has been testing the limits of the law by developing an unconventional strategy to prevent other people and enterprises to make a profit from her song...
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The Beatles third record ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ is an eclectic collection of 13 tracks remarkable in the way that it breaks away from the Beatles’ simpler song structure, doo-wop sound and into blues and pop. This album, for the first time featuring entirely original compositions, helps the Beatles grow their roots deeper in the music industry as authentic artists as opposed to a cover band with a few hits. With their move away from covers which typically were Motown...
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In this paper, the piece of music I will be analyzing in depth is titled ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ by the Beatles. My parents, who were born prior to the release of this song, are responsible for introducing me to this 60’s rock-pop piece and many other musical compositions produced by the band. They adore the Beatles and would constantly play their music in our home when my mom was cooking. Now when I listen to the song,...
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With jazz as one of the most influential and powerful style, there lay various well-known jazz compositions whose composers used different styles to engage their audience. Given jazz’s evolution, many great compositions and edits exist but one in particular, ‘cool jazz’, can be described as one of the most influential and inspiring components in jazz history. Cool jazz is a kind of contemporary jazz that sought much attention after World War II, with much of its notable growth and development...
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‘Shallow’ is a love song by both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. They used the word ‘shallow’ to describe how overwhelming and profound their love for each other is. “I am off the deep end” in aspect, they are deeply in love and involved in each other. The words “I’m falling” are the emotional peak of the song and have a dual meaning for me, reminding me of going off the deep end but also of falling in love. “I'm...
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Music has been a major impact on some of our lives since the beginning, there are all kinds of songs and music based on your preference. When we are happy, we listen to music, as and when we are sad. Most importantly, every song has a message; it tells a story of someone's pain and suffering or even an event that occurred. Research has shown that music has the power to improve our health, such as improving your mood, reduces...
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Green Day is considered among many music critics to be one of the greatest rock bands of all time. They were formed in 1987 and have been icons ever since. The band consists of lead singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist and backup vocals Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool. Green Day has released a total of thirteen studio albums. Their most famous album is probably American Idiot. This album was released in 2004 and contains many of their...
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Big thighs? Curvy with wide hips, large feet, round bellies, cellulite, stretch marks and folds? Crooked teeth, thin lips, flat nose, acne? Yes! They are all normal bodies. I chose the song ‘Body’ by Jordan Suaste because I think it’s the most spectacular and pure song ever made in human history and because I relate to it in a very personal level. Each person has different taste and reasons for liking music and even though, all songs are very different...
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The thing with today's society is that when people listen to a song, they don't think twice about what the song really means. For decades there have been different social issues going on in the United States, one example of a social issue is from ‘21 Guns’. Unfortunately, the USA has not been thinking outside the box of using peace during a war instead of just sending an army. The song '21 Guns' by Green Day was released on May...
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While exploring how people cope with intellectual and emotional stress by listening to work and spiritual songs strengthen and uplifted their psychological well-being. A study was done on some older African American living in the southeastern part of the US. The results revealed participants experiencing stressful life events and how the coping strategies expressed through listening to spiritual songs like praise and worship music uplifted and gave them strength and endurance. In ‘Spirituals to Rock and Roll: The History of...
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Song #1 - Apologize by one republic This song is about a boy and a girl who are in a relationship. The girl keeps hurting him and cutting him off. The first time I read these lyrics I thought this was a song about suicide but then I realized it wasn't. When he says 'I'm holding on to your rope, got me ten feet off the ground' It means he's trying to hang onto this person. 'I'm hearing what you...
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Dippermouth Blues – King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band 'Dippermouth Blues' is an early Jazz tune first recorded by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, one of the first groups of black musicians to get to record. The tune was recorded by Gennett Records and Okeh Records in April and June respectively 1923. Due to King Oliver’s release being the first it is most often attributed to King Oliver, though there is a rumor that Louis Armstrong was the composer due to...
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The Great Depression was a time society had taken a big hit, it brought pain, and drought to many working civilians and people all around the United States. The Great Depression was the worst thing that has ever happened to the American Economy and it lasted the longest, from 1929 to 1941. When the Great Depression reached its absolute bottom, approximately fifteen million Americans were jobless and a large portion of the nation's banks had been declining. The song “Brother,...
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