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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 [...]

We Got The Beat: Great Drummers in History2019-03-04T01:43:37+00:00

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 [...]

Oscar Winning Best Original Songs: The 80s (part 3 of 4)2019-02-21T16:05:19+00:00

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 [...]

5 Most Controversial Past Grammy Moments2019-02-10T15:56:10+00:00

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 70s (part 2 of 4)2019-02-09T15:35:33+00:00

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 [...]

Oscar Winning Best Original Songs: The 60s2019-02-05T16:28:18+00:00

The Story Behind the Song: Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”

One of the things Pop Daze is often asked about is whether we know the story behind this or that song. That repeated question is what prompted this “Story Behind The Song” series. This is the story behind Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”. "Immigrant Song" is a 1970 song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. [...]

The Story Behind the Song: Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”2019-01-05T21:58:01+00:00

The Tragic Rise and Fall of Badfinger: What happened?

Badfinger has always been such a baffling mystery to many music aficionados. Often called “The Original Power Pop Band”; this band was mega-talented, and very connected, but for some reason, they never were able to achieve the level of stardom they once appeared to be headed for. This band had all the necessary components to [...]

The Tragic Rise and Fall of Badfinger: What happened?2019-01-03T16:18:48+00:00

The Making of “We Are the World”

It Started with an Idea ... Almost every hit song has a really great tale behind it. This is the story of the making of “We Are the World”. The USA For Africa project began with an idea that actor, singer and activist Harry Belafonte had for a benefit concert, after hearing of the UK [...]

The Making of “We Are the World”2018-12-19T16:58:00+00:00