How many people does it take to write a hit song?


Here is Friday 19th May's Top 5. Let's do this...

1) Video of the week.

Soundgarden - Live at Rhino Records, September 1989.

A sad loss this week, but what a life of excellent music. Turn it up and enjoy.

2) Track of the week.

Paramore - Hard Times

I like Paramore, and so do most people (apart from those that think it's cool not to like them). The new album is fun.

3) Quote of the week.

"The habits we groove become who we are, one minute at a time. A small thing, repeated, is not a small thing." - Seth Godin

4) Article of the week.

How many people does it take to write a hit song?

A fascinating article on collaboration in modern pop. A cursory search into most of the top 40 these days shows just how many people are involved in pop music tracks.

5) Gig of the week.

Krysthla, Black Ink Sun, Thrones and Siderian at The King Billy, Northampton

This is the most powerful line-up in a long time. Volume, riffs, aggression, speed, melody, they've got it all. NOT TO BE MISSED.

Speak to you next Friday,