K-HITS Playlist

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K-HITS Playlist: ‘One Way Or Another’ Has A Lot Of Imposters

Arguably, “One Way or Another” is one of Blondie’s most enduring songs. Part of this has to do with the fact that it’s been covered extensively and appeared in a million movies and television shows. A brief list of movies it’s been in: Puss In Boots, The Spy Next Door, Mean Girls, Coyote Ugly, Beverly Hills Ninja, and, I assure you, many, many more. It’s also been in “The A-Team” and “The Simpsons” and has been featured in about a thousand Swiffer commercials…

08/20/2013

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K-HITS Playlist: ‘Edge Of Seventeen’ Is ‘Bootylicious’

I’m pretty certain I’m not the only one who hears Stevie Nicks say “just like the one-winged dove” in “Edge of Seventeen.” The actual lyric is, of course, “white-winged dove.” I’ve got a couple problems with that though…

07/10/2013

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K-HITS Playlist: Duran Duran’s So Hungry They Could Eat A Wolf

“Hungry Like the Wolf” is just one of those songs: you want to hate it, but that doesn’t stop you from singing the lyrics under your breath when it comes on…

06/11/2013

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K-HITS Playlist: Love Is A Battlefield (Please Don’t Hurt Me)

“Love is a Battlefield” is easy to remember. Go ahead, sing it out loud now. You know the words. I don’t care if you’re in an office, just give it a try, no one’s gonna judge you for singing a catchy song.

05/30/2013

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K-HITS Playlist: Logically Dumbed Down (Thanks, Supertramp!)

Lyrically, The Logical Song by Supertramp is a song about growing up. But, let’s face it, as much as you can associate with the words above, they ain’t poetry. Or, if they are, they’re bad poetry. He’s speaking in generalities, he gives us nothing to see, he doesn’t pique any of our senses, they’re just a bunch of words! So, again, they ain’t poetry…

05/14/2013

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K-HITS Playlist: Born In The U.S.A. (The Sad One)

I gotta be honest: I didn’t like Born in the U.S.A. when I first heard it. My ears consider the electric organ that infiltrated the Born In The U.S.A. album to be one of the worst crimes in rock music history.

05/09/2013

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K-HITS Playlist: Is ‘That’s All’ About Phil Collins’ Dog?

What makes That’s All so great? For starters, the piano tune played throughout is infectious. Tony Banks was able to create a handful of notes that any music lover would instantly find catchy and forever recognize. The drums and bass in the song aren’t too shabby either, leading the music forward gently, framing the most recognizable part of the song: Phil Collins’ voice…

05/01/2013