Pop songs – Pinehurst Kids http://pinehurstkids.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 03:06:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://pinehurstkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-1-32x32.png Pop songs – Pinehurst Kids http://pinehurstkids.com/ 32 32 Olivia Rodrigo, Cyndi Lauper and More Pop Stars React to Roe v. wade https://pinehurstkids.com/olivia-rodrigo-cyndi-lauper-and-more-pop-stars-react-to-roe-v-wade/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:40:04 +0000 https://pinehurstkids.com/olivia-rodrigo-cyndi-lauper-and-more-pop-stars-react-to-roe-v-wade/

Olivia Rodrigo attends the Billboard Women in Music Awards at the YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California on March 2.MARIO ANZUONI/Reuters

On Friday, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, deciding that there was no longer a federal constitutional right to abortion in the country. The international reaction from female pop stars has been swift, fierce, sometimes melodic and often expletive.

“Do you want to hear a secret, girls?” New Zealander Lorde asked on stage on Sunday at England’s five-day Glastonbury Festival, referencing her song Secrets of a girl (who has seen it all). “Your bodies were meant to be controlled and objectified since before you were born. This horror is your birthright.”

The Royals The singer ended her monologue with a four-letter word to the Supreme Court, whose 5-4 vote controversially overturned the landmark 1973 reproductive rights ruling.

Lily Allen attends Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 4 premiere at Netflix Brooklyn in New York City on May 14.Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Lorde, 25, was among several artists from Glastonbury over the weekend who appealed to the Supreme Court. American pop phenom Olivia Rodrigo has brought out British singer Lily Allen for a specific sentencing.

“This song is for judges Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh,” Rodrigo announced, referring to the five matching robe wearers. “We hate you. we hate you.” Rodrigo and Allen then performed the latter’s 2014 song which has a title that contains the same profanity said by Lorde.

Other artists who used their Glastonbury platform to express their displeasure with the court ruling include Megan Thee Stallion, Phoebe Bridgers, Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish, who dedicated her song your power to those affected by the decision.

Cindy Lauper at the 2019 WorldPride Opening Ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on June 26, 2019.ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

Elsewhere, female musicians have released new material to protest the Roe v. Wade. Cyndi Lauper re-recorded her 1993 song about abortion rights Sally’s Pigeons, co-written with Mary Chapin Carpenter. The release of the new acoustic version was accompanied by a series of tweets.

“…If we don’t have control of our own bodies, we don’t have true freedom,” Lauper tweeted. “We are second-class citizens. We must mobilize. We need to make our voices heard. »

Lauper is well known for her 1983 anthem Girls just wanna have funin which she sang “Oh mama darling, we’re not the luckiest.”

Feminist folk-rock icon Ani DiFranco collaborated with Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard on the new rocker Disorders, the profits of which will be donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds. “I entered into negotiations, with the blissful abyss of dissociation,” DiFranco sings. “And all that entails, watching you weaponize your ejaculations.”

DiFranco’s previous pro-choice songs include Amendment, song of the lost woman and Hello Birmingham, written in response to the 1998 bombing of an abortion clinic in Alabama. Gossard and Pearl Jam recorded the songs related to abortion act of love and Song X – both written by Neil Young – for Young’s Mirrorball album in 1995.

Pearl Jam also took to Twitter on Friday.

“No one, not the government, not the politicians, not the Supreme Court should prevent access to abortion, birth control and contraceptives”, the band tweeted. “People should have the freedom to choose.”

Taylor Swift arrives at the 77th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on January 5, 2020.MARIO ANZUONI/Reuters

Pop superstar Taylor Swift also used her voice on social media, retweeting a widely shared statement made by former First Lady Michelle Obama, while adding his own concerns“I am absolutely terrified that we have come to this – that after so many decades of fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s decision has stripped us of that.”

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Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury show hailed as ‘phenomenal’ | Glastonbury 2022 https://pinehurstkids.com/paul-mccartneys-glastonbury-show-hailed-as-phenomenal-glastonbury-2022/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 18:21:00 +0000 https://pinehurstkids.com/paul-mccartneys-glastonbury-show-hailed-as-phenomenal-glastonbury-2022/

Paul McCartney’s historic set at Glastonbury was hailed as one of the greatest performances of this generation as a crowd of over 100,000 gathered on the festival’s famous Pyramid stage to watch him perform.

He was joined on stage by Foo Fighters’ Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl – and even sang a duet with his former bandmate John Lennon, using special effects pioneered by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.

Eyebrows were raised when it was announced that McCartney, who turned 80 last week, would headline, becoming the oldest headliner in Glastonbury’s 52-year history.

Paul McCartney is making headlines on Saturday night at Glastonbury 2022. Photograph: Jon Rowley/EPA

But all doubts were shredded when McCartney wrapped up a nearly three-hour set with a dramatic fireworks display and mass song for Let It Be, Hey Jude and Live and Let Die.

“It exceeded all expectations,” beamed Richard Martin, 75, who was part of the biggest crowd the Pyramid stage has ever seen.

He said: “Although I’m almost his age, I’ve never seen the Beatles – my wife did, she was one of those screaming teenagers – but he just pulled it off.

“He was brilliant. Of course, he’s a pro – he’s been at it for half a century. The people behind us were in their twenties and knew the songs inside out – it’s a tremendous testament to the durability of the songs.

Paul McCartney was joined by Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen.
Paul McCartney was joined by Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen. Photography: Harry Durrant/Getty Images

Nearly 4 million people tuned in to watch from home and garnered rave reviews. The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis said McCartney’s greatest hits were “about as exciting as pop music gets”, while the Independent described him as “far and away the best this writer has seen on the Pyramid stage in 30 years of Glastonburys”.

The Sunday Telegraph hailed it as “one of the most exciting, uplifting, banger-filled and star-studded sets this 50+ year old festival has ever seen”.

Some festival-goers had camped out all day to get closer to the Pyramid stage and it turned out to be a sensible decision. The crowd easily reached 100,000, ranking alongside one of the biggest crowds on the Pyramid stage alongside the Rolling Stones in 2013.

At 9 p.m., half an hour before McCartney took the stage, it was impossible to get near the front as huge masses of people poured in from all corners of the 365-hectare (900-acre) site.

“It was amazing. Musically, it was up there with one of the most defining moments of my life,” James Jack, 35, said after screaming with the hit Bond Live and Let Die – a moment which he says was fulfilling a childhood dream: “When you watch the movies with your dad when you’re about six years old. It was a childish moment for me, it really pushed me forward. That’s the kind things you talk to your grandchildren about.

Grohl, who had to step down from a landmark show in 2015 after breaking his leg, became Macca’s surprise sideman for I Saw Her Standing There, immediately followed by Band on the Run. Even before Bruce “the boss” Springsteen arrived, the crowd was levitating with joy.

Grohl and Springsteen, rock icons who had traveled from the United States especially for the shoot, seemed delighted to join McCartney on stage.

“A true legend”: Paul McCartney. Photography: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

“It was phenomenal,” said Sorcha Ingram, 25. “I had the time of my life. I’ve never experienced anything like it. I was obsessed with the Beatles when I was younger, that’s where my musical tastes come from. It was the first time watching it, and my first time at Glastonbury. It’s a historic moment, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“He’s a real legend,” said Keith Burnet, 59. “He actually put on a really good gig that spanned his entire career at his own pace and pace.”

But he faced criticism for showing a “very ill-advised” clip of Johnny Depp during his Glastonbury title.

A clip of Depp appeared on the big screen during My Valentine, a love song written for McCartney’s wife, Nancy Shevell.

One Twitter user wrote: “I’m so sad that a man like Paul McCartney chose to give Johnny Depp a platform. Once again, victims of domestic violence are completely mocked.

McCartney and Depp are said to be close friends, and the American actor was featured in video footage during the 80-year-old’s recent Get Back tour of the United States.

However, there was no escaping the fact that most attendees wouldn’t get to see McCartney perform again – and that made the night extra special.

The NME said he threw “absolutely everything he had – which is saying a lot for a true Beatle – at Glastonbury 2022, looking like a man who, frankly, knows he might not do it again “.

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Hella Mega tour review – middle-aged pop-punk legends still have guts | Music https://pinehurstkids.com/hella-mega-tour-review-middle-aged-pop-punk-legends-still-have-guts-music/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:14:00 +0000 https://pinehurstkids.com/hella-mega-tour-review-middle-aged-pop-punk-legends-still-have-guts-music/

Bbetter late than never. It’s been almost three years since pop-punk idols Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer announced their Hella Mega tour and, thanks to Covid-19, it’s only now that the triumvirate are coming to the UK. A crowd of 75,000 gathers under pale gray skies to see the royal family of their kind in one place, preceded by Australian pub rockers Amyl and the Sniffers.

Amy Taylor’s populace aren’t used to the glitz of stadiums and are more suited to places where their full-face rock ‘n’ roll ragers can bounce off walls until they punch you in the chest. The vastness of tonight sadly swallows up much of that strength, and the quartet’s gritty melodies are nowhere near gigantic enough to compensate. At least their vocalist is as lively a frontman as ever, exploring every inch of the massive stage.

Amy Taylor of Amyl and the Sniffers. Photography: Burak Çıngı/Redferns

Promoting the ode to vintage hard rock that is the 2021 album Van Weezer, Rivers Cuomo and company are unrecognizable. The frontman traded his geek chic for a Metallica t-shirt and daddy-rock locks — which is fitting given the vastly improved punch Weezer is bringing tonight. A cover of Enter Sandman embodies this newfound power, though the live surroundings also make classics like Say It Ain’t So and Beverly Hills sound louder and heavier than they’ve ever been.

Weezer's Rivers Cuomo performs at London Stadium
Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo performs at the London Stadium. Photography: Burak Çıngı/Redferns

Fall Out Boy has to decide what his brand is. The Chicagoans have been happily peddling tongue-in-cheek pop-punk (increasingly emphasizing “pop” over the course of their careers) since 2003. Yet they take over their stage in front of an all-black backdrop , and the emergence of a haunted house drum riser for Dance, Dance implies an affinity for horror. Thnks fr th Mmrs, This Ain’t a Scene and My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark all sent the stadium into a frenzy, even if the numbers played in between can’t rise above the archetypes pop punk.

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz.
Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz. Photography: Burak Çıngı/Redferns

American Idiot, Holiday, Know Your Enemy, Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Green Day kick off with a tetralogy of their greatest hits, and an onslaught of pyrotechnics and crowd repartee only heightens the excitement. While this is a euphoric opening salvo, it also means Californians are peaking early. Their remaining 90 minutes are all diminishing returns and repeat rounds.

When Billie Joe Armstrong carries a fan on stage to play guitar, barely an hour after doing the same only to have another let him sing, there’s an inevitable sense of Groundhog Day boredom. It takes nothing less than Wake Me Up When September Ends, Jesus of Suburbia and Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) in sequence – the latter two featuring enough fireworks to overstimulate an arsonist – to find the top of the game again. beginning of this set. Nonetheless, Billie informs her rabid crowd, “It took us 1,000 days to get here, but we got there!” and the roars back telegraph that many have found it worth the wait.

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The first number 1 song George Harrison wrote for the Beatles wasn’t as popular in the UK https://pinehurstkids.com/the-first-number-1-song-george-harrison-wrote-for-the-beatles-wasnt-as-popular-in-the-uk/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 01:55:10 +0000 https://pinehurstkids.com/the-first-number-1-song-george-harrison-wrote-for-the-beatles-wasnt-as-popular-in-the-uk/

TL; DR:

  • One of the Beatles songs that George Harrison wrote used a line that George knew was a cliché.
  • John Lennon has revealed why this song was George’s first song to become an A-side.
  • The song was a huge hit.

George Harrison of The Beatles | ATM/Redferns Archives

Many Beatles songs have reached number one in the United States. However, few of them were written by George Harrison. George’s first No. 1 single was not as popular in the UK.