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On this day in music history: April 13, 1974 - “Bennie And The Jets” by Elton John hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also peaking at #15 on the R&B singles chart on May 18, 1974. Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, it is the second US chart topper for the British singer, songwriter and musician born Reginald Kenneth Dwight (legally changed to Elton Hercules John). John and Taupin writes the song as a satirical statement on the hedonism and excess prevalent in the music industry of the 1970’s. Though Elton likes the song himself, he feels that radio won’t play it, and is against releasing it as a single, but fate has other plans. The song begins receiving heavy airplay as an album cut from radio station CKLW in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, making it a number one airplay record in the Detroit area. It’s huge popularity prompts MCA Records to release it as a single. Entering the Hot 100 at #69 on February 16, 1974, it reaches the top of the chart eight weeks later. He also performs the song on the syndicated music program “Soul Train”. “Bennie And The Jets” is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

Dancing in the Moonlight“I am not some starry eyed waif here to succumb to your… your pelvic sorcery!” - Gamora

i. what i like about you - the romantics|| ii. unchained melody - righteous brothers || iii. dancing in the moonlight - king harvest || iv. piano man - billy joel || v. build me up buttercup - the foundations || vi. waiting for a girl like you - foreigner || vii. right here waiting - richard marx || viii. hot blooded - foreigner || ix. some kind of wonderful - grand funk railroad || x. can’t fight this feeling - reo speedwagon || xi. i’m burnin’ for you - blue öyster cult || xii. don’t go breaking my heart - elton john & kiki dee

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For @carryon-countdown Day 9: Music

I decided to share with you all a playlist I made inspired by this wonderful book (: Click on the title to find it on spotify! (Below are some, but not all, songs included)


Carry On, Simon

Golden Boy - Natalie Merchant

Candle In The Wind - Elton John

Blue Eyes - Cary Brothers

Call Me Maybe - Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

I Put A Spell On You - Alice Smith

Push Me Down the Stairs - Nanami Ozone

Basil - Jeremy Loops

Light A Match - Marigolds

Fire - Louis The Child

Vampire - Nitemayor

Lucy - Trampled By Turtles

BITE - Troye Sivan

The Chosen One - Bread

Carry On - Norah Jones

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Because I was listening to “Someday Out of the Blue” by Elton John on the Road to El Dorado soundtrack, and decided it was a good Garak/Bashir song… and then I got to thinking that the two would be good as Tulio and Miguel… and then I started thinking I should draw it, followed by me popping the movie in and taking screenshots and deciding who would be each character (Sisko would be the cheif, and I’m almost convinced that Miles would be the horse.) I couldn’t quite decide who Chel would be. I thought about making her Ziyal, but I think Ezri fit better. And, of COURSE, we have Dukat as Tzekel-Kan (and if I had drawn any of the background people in the screenshot I got for this, they would have all been Bajorans.)

And then, I couldn’t figure out if I wanted them in the El Dorado outfits, or in the DS9 ones… so I went for both. (here, we see Dukat in his Fire Caves outfit)

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So…. there’s me blabbering on about my new madness. Have fun.

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Could there possibly be a music video out there as magical as Elton John, animated and singing along with the likes of Miguel and Tulio? 

“(BGWTB) was one of the last things we did. It was heart wrenching, man. That was Jerry saying goodbye to Layne. When Jerry was singing it, you could hear a pin drop. A couple of the guys had to leave the studio – it was too much for them. I was literally sitting at the board with tears coming out of my eyes, weeping about a guy I had never even met. It was hardcore.

“The whole thing with Elton John happened because Jerry had written him a very heartfelt letter. He told Elton how much he meant to him and Layne and what the track was about. He said that the song needed something else…piano. A few weeks went by, and we didn’t hear anything. Then one day we got a phone call: ‘Elton will do it, but he can only do it in Vegas, and he has a window from, like 2 to 4.’ So we flew to Vegas – of course!” [laughs]

“We go to the studio, and Elton John walks in. I couldn’t believe it – there’s Elton John! I mean, I grew up on him, and there he was, ready to play on a track I was producing. I had goosebumps. So we listened to the song with Elton, and then he played a take. His first pass…well, he was playing, but he was playing hard. Too hard. And I’m sitting there thinking, Oh my God, how am I going to tell Elton John that he’s overplaying?“

Well, I got my courage up and turned on the talkback mic and said, ‘Hey Elton, that’s great, but it’s a little too much.’  And he was cool and said, ‘No problem. Let me do it again.’  And he played another take that was awesome!  But see, it all goes back to what I was originally saying:  You can’t be afraid to tell these guys the truth.  They want to give you their best.  Even Elton John.  I had to tell him that what he did wasn’t right, and he was fine with the criticism.  He did it again, and it was exactly what the song needed. [laughs]   

I hear myself talking about it, and it sounds so unreal.  Telling Elton John to redo his piano was pretty heavy, but it’s what I had to do.”


Nick Raskulinecz, Producer 

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anonymous asked:

Zarry

  • Who made the first move; - ummm, Harry, he dropped all the hints for Zayn to pick up, but zayn always thought harry was just being harry, so Harry had to be very blunt for him to understand. when they were watching movie one harry literally spelled it out for zayn that ‘this is a date, i want to date you, D-A-T-E’ and zayn laughed and kissed his stupid mouth
  • Who said ‘I love you’ first; - zaynee, they were taking a shower and harry kept tickling him and zayn was giggling and once he finally managed to pin harry wrist to his chest, he kissed both of his palms and suddenly he wasn’t giggling and looked at harry and said i love you and harry stiffened for a bit before he stated giggling and kissing zayn all over
  • How often they fight; - not often, but when they fight, they fight big, they don’t fight over harry hogging blanket or leaving dirty dishes in sink. they fight over more serious things and they go all the way, say everything and start with one topic and then say everything that’s bothering them. harry gets really angry and remember when zayn said that harry could be terrifying when he was angry, so yeah, he starts shouting and zayn sits on the couch like an asshole and rolls his eyes to piss harry off even more. but they don’t stay angry at each other for long. 2 days is their record so far
  • Whose big spoon/little spoon; - harry is the little spoon, and zayn lovesss holding him at night, tangling they legs to warm himself and kissing his neck and stroking his tummy to help him to go to sleep. and harry lose feeling small in zayn’s arms and loves smushing his face in zayn’s.
  • What their nicknames are for each other; - harry called zayn sunshine, because that’s what trisha calls him and harry thinks it makes zayn feel a bit home. Zayn call harry babe, sweetheart, love, haz, dear, darling, most of these when they are having sex 
  • Whose the better cook; - harry, he’s better at baking tho, and zayn’s got a sweet tooth, so they fit perfectly. Zayn even got him “kiss the cook” apron a a joke, and harry wears it every morning and if he wears nothing beneath it, zayn isn’t bothered
  • Their song; - someday out of the blue - elton john. because they literally fell in love out of the blue 
  • Who remembers their anniversaries; - both, but harry makes big deal out of it. zayn remember all of them, first kiss, first time, first 'i love you’, first dance as a couple, but he doesn’t want to seem like a sap, so he never admits that he actually know them.
  • Their favorite thing to do together (besides sex); - sleeping, oops. zayn loves his sleep obvs and harry loves sleeping with zayn and just loves being together, tangled limbs and warmth and just loves doing nothing and feeling secure and safe.
  • Who ‘wears the pants’ in the relationship; - umm, zayn? he’s a bit more dom than harry when it comes to making serious decisions.
  • How they would get engaged; - zayn would propose, because harry is the one to put all the effort in this relationship and plan date nights and dress them up for parties and keep their relatives updated. so zayn decides that he wants to do this, make it perfect for harry. so he does it the way harry would have wanted, buys flowers and wears nice shirt, lights scented candles, order nice diner and all that cliche stuff, and then gets down on one knee and harry cries and they have sweet, lazy sex and it’s just perfect.
  • What their wedding would be like; - small and homey, it’d be super private and niall would be harry’s best man and louis zayn’s and they would wear matching ties. flowers would be yellow and purple. they would cry during their vows and harry would tell zayn to shut up because he’s making him cry. eleanor would catch the flowers and harry would starts planning her and louis’ wedding before his own was over.
  • How many kids they’ll have; - 3? probably, 2 girls and one boy. harry would be the strict parent and zayn would absolutely spoil their kids and buy them everything and they’d eat candy together when harry’s not home and read comics together and i’m crying