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The April 21st death of rock, soul and funk legend Prince at age 57 has left the music world in utter sadness, shock and disbelief. The suddenness of it and his young age makes it as hard or harder a pill to swallow as the losses of fellow icons like David Bowie, Whitney Houston or Michael Jackson. The outpouring of love for The Purple One in the three days since his death has been nothing short of phenomenal, whether it's been via social media, in dance-offs performed in city streets across the world, or on radio station (land, satellite and Internet-based) marathons of His Purple Highness' vast playlist of classic jams. You may even be listening to your own favorite Prince tunes as you read this, while trying to decide which ones you really liked better than the others. Tough choices, aren't they? Considering that the legacy Prince left behind is about as prolific a catalog of hits (and non-hits) as any artist's in modern history, on any given day your favorite Prince tune might change. In an era when artists, especially superstar ones, recorded an album every two or three years and then slowly milked it dry with lengthy singles promotional campaigns, the Purple One recorded an average of at least one album a year for a total of 39 between 1978 and 2015. You'd have hundreds of Prince jams from which to choose when deciding that favorite. By comparison, Michael Jackson only released six albums (not counting greatest hits compilations or the EP record, _Blood on The Dance Floor_) between 1979 and 2009 when he died, with two more released posthumously. In terms of sheer volume, no other contemporary pop artist can claim such an accomplishment as Prince's. Make no mistake though, Prince was able to flex his extensive creative muscle largely because of his immense popularity and success in the 1980s. Selling nearly 100 million records worldwide in that decade alone was enough to land him the large recording complex he called Paisley Park Studios, where much of his creative genius occurred. The artistic freedom he must have experienced in that studio - without the constraints of schedule pressure, booking fees and A&R people/record execs breathing down his neck - likely served as further inspiration for the man who crafted his art without boundaries. Prince's death comes at a time when we've hardly had time to grieve the others who've left us in this year of artists' reckoning. Preceding him in 2016 were fellow 20th-century legends like Glenn Frey, David Bowie, Maurice White and Merle Haggard. But remember him we will. And for me it continues with this third tribute djrobblog article: a special djroblist of the greatest Prince songs of the classic era, 1978 - 1996. To me there are basically three types of Prince fans: 1) ones that only know the popular singles or think his career began with _1999_ (or worse, _Purple Rain_!); 2) those that know everything from his heyday (1978 - 1996), including album cuts, B-sides, etc.; and 3) those that know and appreciate everything, all the way up to 2015's _HITnRUN_ albums. The djroblist that follows caters to those in the middle category - a sort of compromise if you will. It's a list of 57 songs - one for every full year that the man lived. I realize that only considering the first half of his nearly 40-year career is blasphemous to the truest Prince fans (the third type) out there, and this may leave some of you a bit dissatisfied. I even believe that some of those later songs are possibly better - from a quality standpoint - than what's included here. But I'll leave it to the Type 3s to create a countdown that includes stuff from his last 20 or so albums (post-1996's _Emancipation_), or provide comments and convince me to add them to this list. For now, the focus is the classic years and the songs that "brung 'em"...the ones for which we'll remember him most. So here they are, the 57 Best Songs by Prince - the Classic Years: 1978 - 1996.
Throughout modern history, women have made significant contributions to music in virtually every genre, be it R&B, pop, country, disco, rap/hip-hop, gospel, opera, electronic, reggae, funk...you name it. With March being Women's History Month, what better time is there than right now to shine the spotlight on those who've had the most impact in music over the years. With that in mind, I've created the countdown of countdowns, the 100 Greatest Women in Music for the Past 50 Years. This special djroblist is one for the ages. It is about as diverse a list as you'll encounter of this type (believe me, I scoured the Internet to back up that claim). Women from many generations and various genres are represented here. As with nearly every Internet list, there are a few caveats I must cover. First, this is a secular music list. So the many artists who are exclusively gospel or Christian musicians are not represented here. That's not to say their contributions over the past five decades haven't been notable - quite the contrary. Groundbreaking artists like Tramaine Hawkins, Shirley Caesar, Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winans, Albertina Walker and, of course, Mahalia Jackson certainly deserve praise for all they've done for gospel and to inspire others. But in the final analysis, the playing field was an uneven one for gospel singers. Over the years and even still today, many of the metrics that benefit mainstream musicians (like massive sales, widespread exposure through radio airplay, video channels and streaming) place gospel artists at a comparative disadvantage. Also, this list is a tribute to individual accomplishments, so you won't see any groups. Hence, musical acts like TLC, Dixie Chicks, En Vogue, Salt-n-Pepa, Destiny's Child, Pointer Sisters, Sister Sledge and the Supremes are not listed. However, their individual members may be listed if they had noteworthy or significant roles in the group's success or if they also had qualifying solo success (e.g., Diana Ross, Stevie Nicks, Beyoncé). So how did I create this ranking? I used some of the standard metrics, like chart positions, record sales, or numbers of hits...along with career longevity. Also, more subjective factors like innovation, creativity and artistry came into play. Artists who've been recognized by credible music industry authorities (like Billboard or Rolling Stone magazine, or various halls of fame), awards committees (like the Grammys, BET) and music critics likely fared better than others, even if their sales and overall popularity would suggest otherwise. Also, the list gives more credence to an artist's prime years, with little or no detraction for the inevitable decline that occurs. Obviously, singers whose prime years lasted longer have an advantage over others. But most importantly, the list is influenced by opinion - both mine and yours. Any Internet list of singers, particularly one that ranks women, is bound to create some controversy. I don't expect this to be any different. Unlike many other djroblists, this one gives you the ability to weigh in on each item. So feel free to vote and/or comment on them as you read it. Now, without further ado, I'll let the ladies tell it... Here are the 100 Women with the Greatest Impact on Music over the Past 50 Years!
The rap hit "Panda" by newcomer Desiigner is the new #1 song in America, according to Billboard magazine's Hot 100 singles list. And the song is pretty bad, unless you're under 25, and don't mind rappers that mumble their way through incoherent lyrics about cars that look like pandas. Otherwise, "Panda" is one of the worst #1 songs in recent memory. But is it the worst of the 21st century? I've attempted to answer that question by ranking what I consider the 25 worst #1 songs of the past 16 years and five months. You'll be surprised to see some of the most popular artists of the day whose duds made this countdown. Now there are only two criteria for inclusion on this list: 1. The songs had to be #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 between January 2000 and today (May 2016). There are 203 songs that have done this. 2. They had to suck...badly! (at least half of those 203 songs met this criterion) So here they are, the 25 Worst Number One Songs of the 21st Century...listed by song title, artist (and month the song first reached #1 in parenthesis).
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In order to be productive you need to create system that integrates with itself and meets your needs to function in your business with the most automation and the last amount of time. You also need to figure out your total costs, and put together a map ahead of time of the apps that you're going to use and how much money they are so you have an accurate picture for yourself and others. We have several lists in the category divided in such sections as prototyping, curation, social media and more. Here, this is an overview of the general apps and resources you use daily or regularly to help you manage your day at home and/or at work- calendaring, productivity, sharing, contacts and more. When we turn this into a multi media resource, we will be looking for as much input ahead of time- so please add the apps you use in the section or others, or contact Gail so that we have other notes to change descriptions. You can add the resources that are part of your system automatically onto this list and the specific lists. You can also vote up and down the apps that you like the most. This is a work in progress as we're working on creating a final product that enables small business owners to CEOs of the home (the busiest of all- parents who run the household) and large businesses and departments to help you put together your own productivity system. We will also be partnering with programs and noting that for affiliate and other relationships- not because it will change out information- but so we can help fund these many projects. Contact us if you want to be an affiliate, seller in the marketplace, expert author who represents a brand and can speak to that area in any of multiple formats, and non profit partnerships. We're also looking for grants and other unbiased programs and the request for our information has outgrown our ability to provide it at the level we want. Thank you!
A Tribute to "Friendship" There's nothing better in life than knowing you've got family and friends to share it with. It is my belief that when you have the unconditional love and support of the people around you, you can't help but succeed in life, no matter the obstacles! This blog is a testament to that, as well as the outpouring of love I experienced over the past ten days as I celebrated a milestone 50th birthday here in Chitown. It was truly overwhelming as many, many friends and family poured into downtown Chicago from places all over the country - and some from Canada - to help me celebrate. And those that couldn't be here were here in spirit. To all of you, I say thank you. Thank you for being a friend and showing me what true friendship really is. Not just for the great occasion this weekend, but throughout life. You've been there for me through it all and I can only hope that I've been half as good a friend to you as you have been to me. This article is dedicated to all of you. What you're about to experience is a countdown of the best "friendly" songs. This a compilation of the greatest songs to incorporate the word "friend" in their titles. I've picked 40 of the best, but I'm sure I've left out some. If you can think of more, feel free to comment and suggest them for possible addition. This djroblist is ranked based on primarily two criteria: 1) they're the songs I've loved over the years and/or 2) they struck a nerve with America based on how well they did nationally on Billboard's Hot 100 or R&B charts (or in some cases, the country chart). As a disclaimer, however, these are not ranked solely based on chart performance; there are songs on this list that didn't place highly (or at all in some cases) on Billboard's lists, and that's okay, they're still good! So please hold any comments suggesting otherwise. Now, without any further delay, here's the djroblist of the 40 Greatest "Friends" in Song...from #40 to #1!