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The 25 Most Powerful Songs of the Past 25 Years

by Jennifer Drapkin, Kevin O’Donnell and Ky Henderson They’re not the most beautiful songs, or the most musically important. In fact, a few could literally drive you nuts. But the following tunes—some as old as Mozart, others as current as Beyoncé—have fundamentally altered the world we live in at some point in the last quarter century. [...]

Magical Mystery Tour: The Beatles’ Biggest Flop

Did you know The Beatles made a TV movie? Magical Mystery Tour (1967) was their one and only attempt, but it holds another unique place in Beatles history—it was the first, and unequivocally the biggest, flop of their storied career. The Idea The genesis of the disaster known as Magical Mystery Tour was a flight Paul McCartney [...]

Mad Men Theme + Nat “King” Cole’s “Nature Boy” = Beautiful Jazz

What happens when a mini-orchestra performs the Mad Men theme song, gently mashed up with Nat “King” Cole’s classic “Nature Boy”? Awesome jazz fantasticness. Also be aware — it’s performed in a single take, with no cuts or overdubs. BEHOLD: Educational note: the Mad Men theme is actually an edit of “A Beautiful Mine” by RJD2. [...]

Dawn of the Ted

(YouTube link) Misery Bear encounters zombie teddy bears in this Halloween offering from Chris Hayward and Nat Saunders for BBC Comedy. Not recommended for young children. -Thanks, Nat!