Radio Rock Playlist
This is my Radio Rock Playlist for radio.
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I have chosen to do a Rock show because there are only 6 radio stations in the UK that specifically cover Rock Music which is why I believe it would be a good idea to do a Rock show.
The first song I’ve chose is Green Day – Basket Case, although this band was formed in 1987 it is a well known band amongst age groups from 12-40 year olds. Basket Case spent five weeks at the top of the Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1994 after their Album “Dookie” was released.
Going up in time to the more recent Tainted love.
Marilyn Manson’s Tainted love became well known from the film “Not another Teen Movie” which was very popular in 2001, I’ve chose this as it’s another well known and liked song.
All the small things by Blink-182 was released in January 2000 and it quickly charted worldwide,it was a number 1 hit on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart, it peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, and peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 as well. All The Small Things charted within the top 20 in ten other countries.
It gained greater significance due to its music video, which parodies and mocks the boy bands Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync. All the Small Things was selected by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Pop Songs”, and listed in the book 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die.
This is why I’ve chosen to put it in my Radio Rock Playlist.
Marilyn Manson and All American rejects have songs next to each other in the cover Album “Nightmare revisited”, “This Is Halloween” by Marilyn Manson is track number 3 and track number 4 is “Jack’s Lament” by The All-American Rejects. I liked their link with each other through the album so I chose this song to be next;
Gives You Hell is The All-American Rejects’ most successful song to date, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and it was top 5 in many other countries. Gives You Hell was certified 4× multi-platinum for sales of over 4 million in the United States by the RIAA. Released in 2008 it is a more recent song that’s known by many people. It is featured in video games such as Rock Band, Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and Tap Tap Revenge 2. The it’s overall a good song and deserves to be played.
Sum 41’s song In too deep was available on Guitar Hero 5 as a part of the downloadable content library which links to Gives you hell as it’s on the video game Guitar hero 5.
Sum 41’s in too deep was in the Canadian charts in 2001-2002, it’s peak position in the canadian charts was 2nd (Nielsen SoundScan). In too deep is featured in American Pie 2 and Cheaper by the Dozen, it is used in the Philippine TV advertisement for the 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer MX and it was also featured in a commercial on the Nickelodeon TV network in 2002. It’s now a more well known song as people have revisited the American Pie Films since American Pie the reunion came out in 2012.
A band formed 2 years prior to Sum 41 is Smash Mouth, who were equality as popular in 2000-2004.
Smash Mouth’s All Star featured in the 2001 comedy Rat Race which closes out the film, where Smash Mouth are hosting a Charity concert,
in addition to the comedy Rat Race, Smash Mouth featured in the films Mystery Men, it was heavily used in the Shrek franchise to promote the series, especially the first film during the opening credits while introducing the character of Shrek. The song was also featured in the soundtrack to Digimon: The Movie, Go Tigers! and Inspector Gadget.
This song has been played more recently as Shrek has come about on the internet again with edited comedy short film sequences which has made people revisit the film Shrek.
Another top 10 song from the 1990s was Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus.
Teenage Dirtbag is a song the American rock group Wheatus, it was released in July 2000. Teenage Dirtbag was included on the soundtrack of the movie Loser.
It was a huge success in Australia, spending four weeks at number 1 and becoming the second-highest selling single of the year. It also reached number 2 in the United Kingdom and Germany.
Bowling for Soup formed in 1994 but it is still going strong, they were one of the headline acts at Download Festival 2014. I got the pleasure of meeting them before they went on stage and I would have to say that although they’ve obviously older now they can still sing just as well as ever. One of the audience’s favourite song’s was a song from the start of the children’s programme “Phineas and Ferb”. Which has brought attention to them once again.
It has become a running gag in Bowling for Soup’s music videos to feature previous songs of theirs as an introduction for the video. This can be seen in “Girl All the Bad Guys Want”, “Emily”, and “High School Never Ends”, which each feature music from “The Bitch Song”, “Girl All the Bad Guys Want”, and “1985” respectively. As they’re such a well known band and they packed out the main stage section of Download Festival this year I felt they deserved a song on the Rock Chart list.
Another popular American Rock Band is The Killers who’s debut single Mr Brightside originally released on September the 29th in 2003 only achieved minor success. It was re-released in 2004, peaking at number 10 in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
It was named “Song of the Decade” by UK radio stations Absolute Radio and XFM, and in April 2010 Last.fm revealed that it was the most listened to track since the launch of online music services, with over 12.2 million plays.
In October 2010, it was voted ninth in the Greatest Guitar Riffs of the 21st Century so far by Total Guitar magazine. It is The Killers’ best-selling song in the US where it has sold over 3 million copies.
It’s a more recent song but it deserved a place on this chart.
Next, the band Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Look Around, another song talking about a woman.
On December 2, 2011, drummer Chad Smith confirmed “Look Around” as the next single when he posted a photo on his Twitter page of his drum set and a toilet saying it was from the “Look Around” video. The Robert Hales directed video pans four different rooms, each containing a member of the band.
It isn’t so much of a popular song worldwide however it did reach number 1 in 2012 on Canada Active Rock (America’s Music Charts).
Another song about a woman but this time it’s a mom, Fountains of Wayne with Stacy’s Mom.
Stacy’s Mom debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of October 11, 2003 at number 59, making it their first song to appear on that chart. It entered the top 40 a week after by moving twenty-one spots to number 38 and moved nine spots to number 31 on the week of October 25, 2003.
It peaked at number 21 the week of November 21, 2003 and stayed there for two weeks, Stacy’s mom stayed on the chart for seventeen weeks and it remains as their only top 40 hit on that chart.
The last song in the list is the most recent song in the playlist from a band called All Time Low, they became more popular when they toured with Pierce the Veil as a supporting act of A Day To Remember’s House Part Tour in September 2012. I thought it would be a nice song to end an evening show.
Kicking off this evening’s show is a 90’s chart topper, Green Day with Basket Case!
Green Day – Basket Case [Official Music Video]by greenday
Going up in time to the 2000s.
Marilyn Manson’s Tainted love became well known from the film “Not another Teen Movie” in 2001, here we have it. Tainted Love, Marilyn Manson.
Marilyn Manson – Tainted Love [HD]by Malfarius𝕍𝔼𝕍𝕆
Early 90s babies will remember hearing this one, Blink-1(82) are still going strong. They headlined at Reading//Leeds Festival this year and boy did they put on a performance.
All the Small Things, by Blink-1(82).
blink-182 – All The Small Thingsby blink182VEVO
Next up we have Gives You Hell by All American Rejects.
I have fond memories of writing the lyrics to this in Maths when I was in senior school, needless to say it was their best selling song, especially to us teenage rebels, haha.
Gives You Hell (Full Narrative Version)by AllAmericanRjctsVEVO
Now a song that featured in the films “American Pie 2” and “Cheaper by the Dozen”, it’s been a song that the public have started to listen to again recently due to the film “American Pie- The Reunion” coming out in 2012, as people decided to revisit the series of films… It’s Sum 41 with In too Deep.
Sum 41 – In Too Deepby Sum41VEVO
A song that never gets old next, it’s Smash Mouth’s – All Star!
Smash Mouth – All Starby SmashMouthVEVO
Teenage Dirtbag is something that both genders could relate to in their teenage years.
Although the back story was more of a middle finger up to the people who judged, 10 year old Brendan B. Brown as a devil worshipper because of his taste in music.
It’s Wheatus, with Teenage Dirtbag.
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbagby WheatusVEVO
Up next we have Bowling for Soup with Girl all the bad guys want, another relatable song.
I got the pleasure of meeting Jaret from Bowling for Soup on the back of Download’s Main Stage this year and even though they’re an older band now they’ve still got it, the field was packed out!
Bowling For Soup – Girl All The Bad Guys Wantby BowlingForSoupVEVO
Next up, The Killers with Mr. Brightside.
The Killers – Mr. Brightsideby TheKillersVEVO