• Story Behind the Song: “Layla”

Story Behind the Song: “Layla”

Eric Clapton is known for one of rock’s most riveting guitar licks from the intro of his song 1972 hit song “Layla.” The song has an impressive pedigree. It was written with by Clapton along with his bandmate Jim Gordon of Derek and The Dominoes. The famous piano solo was written and played by Gordon’s [...]

  • Best Cannabis Ice Cream Recipe

Best Cannabis Ice Cream Recipe

At Pop-Daze, we love a good time. Hanging out with friends, listening to music, and, if it’s legal in your part of the country, enjoying a little puff, puff pass action. But edibles are big business, too. According to Green Entrepreneur, “In 2016, over $180 million was spent on weed-infused food and drinks in California [...]

INXS: From the Beginning

INXS From the Beginning Formed originally as The Farriss Brothers in 1977, coming out of Sydney, Australia,  the rock band INXS demonstrated early on that they were something truly special and unique. However, their journey to stardom was not an easy one and they would have to prove themselves to both fans and critics alike. [...]

  • Summer Hits Part 2

Hits of the Summer Part 2

Each decade has definitive songs that we all love which sing about the hot lazy days of summer. The ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s each gave us iconic songs about heat, fun, romance and lost days of youth that reflect the current events of their time but are still popular today. Summer Songs of the [...]

  • Hits of the Summer Part 1

Hits of the Summer Part 1

Summer songs stick with us because these popular hits remind us of our hot, lazy, sun-filled days when the days are longer and filled with fun activities. Released specifically for the season, these tunes are usually upbeat and designed for listening during summer fun. Summer Songs of the 1960s Songs about sun, surf and cars [...]

Do You Remember? VH1’s “Behind the Music” On January 1, 1985, MTV’s parent corporation launched a new music video network aimed at building upon what the original music channel had created, but it focused on a slightly older demographic. When VH1 first came into existence, it was all about music videos and music shows. Favorites [...]

Let’s Hear It For The Girls: Women In Rock (Part 3 of 3)

Let's Hear It For The Girls: Women In Rock (Part 3 of 3) The 80s were rad, but let’s dive right back into our Women In Rock series. Time to see what the ladies of the 90s were up to, and how their music evolved. The ladies kept it lively with drama, insanity and a [...]

Let’s Hear It For The Girls: Women In Rock (pt 2 of 3)

Let's Hear It For The Girls: Women In Rock (Part 2 of 3) Move over boys… let’s hear it for the girls. It’s time to dive back into our totally awesome rocker chicks! These women truly helped change music from its formats in the late 60s into the many new genres of modern music in [...]

Let’s Hear It For The Girls: Women In Rock (Pt 1 of 3)

Let’s Hear It For The Girls Women In Rock (Part 1 of 3) Women in Rock. Be it all-girls or female-fronted bands, it doesn’t matter - we love them. They rock our worlds with their music and influence. Let’s take a closer look at a few of these ladies who have made their own way [...]

  • The Best Shows of the 1990s Pt. 2

The Best Shows of the 1990s Pt. 2

Welcome back! In our previous article, we began highlighting our favorite shows of the 1990s. Ranging from the camaraderie of Friends, to the cynicism of Seinfeld and adventures into the unknown with The X-Files, the 1990s saw television creators take familiar concepts and push them into edgier regions not touched upon in previous decades. Join [...]

  • The Best Shows of the 1990s

The Best Shows of the 1990s

We’ve combed through each decade to highlight some of the best television shows of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and now the 1990s! With this installment, we’ll focus on an era of television where producers began employing new and experimental concepts that would change what could be done with the format forever. Buffy the Vampire Slayer [...]

One Hit Wonders: In The USA

One Hit Wonders: In the USA What exactly constitutes a “One-Hit Wonder”? In exploring this topic we find that many songs by a band or an artist that are what we’d consider one-hit wonders in the US are actually hugely popular acts, with several charted hits in other countries. They are also are fan favorites, and/or [...]

90210: The 90s Smash Hit Returns

90210: The 90s Smash Hit Returns 90210: The iconic Beverly Hills zip code. It was the zip code that we all wanted to live in during the 90s, while we hung out with the charming and dramatic characters from the show of the same name. Many of us rabidly watched this show for 10 years [...]

We Got The Beat: Great Drummers in History

We Got The Beat: Great Drummers in History Aside from pop culture, movies and music, one of the things Pop Daze is totally fascinated with is what’s behind each specific genre. Or in today’s case -- drummers. Every song needs a good, driving, solid beat. But the oft-asked question is “who did it best?” It’s [...]

  • Best TV Shows of the 1980s

Best TV Shows of the 1980s – Part Two

Welcome back to part two of the best shows of the 1980s! Join us as we continue to reminisce about the era that jumpstarted the careers of many now-familiar actors. Groundbreaking in their subject matter and style, these are our favorite shows of the 1980s. Cagney & Lacey Although the ’80s was the golden era [...]

  • Best Shows of the 1980s

Best Shows of the 1980s – Part 1

We hope you’ve enjoyed our series looking back on our favorite shows of yesteryear. Beginning with the 1960s, we discussed such classics as The Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched and Gilligan’s Island. The 1970s brought us MASH, Mork & Mindy, Happy Days and more. Now we’ll move on to the 1980s, the golden era of the [...]

Oscar Winning Best Original Songs: The 90s (pt 4 of 4)

Oscar Winning Best Original Songs: The 90s (part 4 of 4) Finally, the 90s! The final era of the millennium. So much occurred in both music and pop culture that decade. After the wild abandon of the 80s, the 90s were a more tamed-down version of the same. However, much more fantasy-oriented, with 6 of [...]

Oscar Winning Best Original Songs: The 80s (part 3 of 4)

Oscar Winning Best Original Songs: The 80s (part 3 of 4) The 80s! One of our favorite decades that also produced some of the raddest tunes winning the Oscar category for Best Original Song. In part 3 of our commemoration of the upcoming Academy Awards on February 24, we explore the 80s, and all its [...]

Love Songs: 60s-90s

In honor of today being St. Valentine’s day, we thought we’d highlight some of the hit love songs, and the people who made them from previous decades. Whether you were a fan of the 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s or all of them, as we are, the one theme that seems to run through every [...]

  • The Best Shows of the 1970s

The Best Shows of the 1970s Pt. II

Thanks for tuning in once again! Below you’ll find five of the top 10 TV shows of the 1970s, where we’ll dive deeper into the shows that shaped our lives and influenced television in future generations. Check out our other blog for the rest!  Charlie’s Angels Beginning in 1976, Charlie’s Angels produced five seasons and [...]

  • Best Shows of the 1970s

The Best Shows of the 1970s

As many of you know, Pop-Daze was created in part to celebrate the pop culture elements of the ’60s through the ’90s. A big part of pop culture both then and now is television. Where the 1960s helped to shape what television would become, in many ways the 1970s ushered in a completely different, socially [...]

5 Most Controversial Past Grammy Moments

As we await tonight’s 61st Annual Grammy Awards Show, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the most interesting moments in Grammy History. Some of these moments seem almost tame by today’s standards, but at the time they occurred, they were considered controversial. We chose some of the moments we felt were [...]

Oscar Winning Best Original Songs – The 70s (part 2 of 4)

And now, on to part 2 of our commemoration of the upcoming Academy Awards on February 24, with the Oscar Winning Best Original songs from previous decades, along with some colorful tidbits and side stories. This installment is the Oscar Winning Best Songs of the 1970s, along with some of the surrounding controversies.  Take a [...]

Oscar Winning Best Original Songs: The 60s

The 60s (part 1 of 4 parts) We thought it would be fun to commemorate the upcoming Academy Awards, which are being televised on February 24th. Let’s take a look back at the Oscar Winning Best Original songs from previous decades, along with some of the cool stories behind them. Our first installment is all [...]

The Story Behind The Songs: Queen

The Story Behind The Songs: Queen   With the release of the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”, there has been a resurgence in interest in the band Queen, particularly during the period when Freddie Mercury fronted the band. We here at Pop Daze thought it only fitting and appropriate to highlight some of the band’s songs and [...]

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