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Today´s positive/magic song is from one of my favourite bands, Turin Brakes and the song “Underdog (Save Me)” from their first album “The Optimist LP” released in 2001. The album was critically acclaimed by the UK music press and cemented the band’s place in the UK “acoustic movement” (a term invented by the music press). Championed by radio DJs such as Jo Whiley (BBC Radio 1), the band provided a respite from the pop groups that dominated radio airplay at the time. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DaySixteen

Today´s positive/magic song is Peter Gabriel´s “Don’t Give Up”, a duet with Kate Bush from his 1986 album “So”. The single version was released as the second single from the album in the UK in 1986 and as the fifth single in the United States in 1987. It spent eleven weeks in the UK Top 75 chart in 1986, peaking at #9. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DayFifteen

Today´s positive/magic song is the truly fitting charity single “We Are the World” originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World. A worldwide commercial success, topping music charts throughout the world and becoming the fastest-selling U.S. pop single in history. The first ever single to be certified multi-platinum, “We Are the World” received a Quadruple Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. Awarded numerous honors—including three Grammy Awards, one American Music Award, and a People’s Choice Award—the song was promoted with a critically received music video, a VHS, a special edition magazine, a simulcast, and several books, posters, and shirts. The promotion and merchandise aided the success of “We Are the World” and raised over $63 million (equivalent to $147 million today) for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DayFourteen

Today´s positive/magic song is from one of my favourite bands, Crowded House and “Don’t Dream It’s Over” from their 1986 self-titled debut studio album. The song was written by band frontman Neil Finn, and released in October 1986 as the fourth single from the album. The song, described by AllMusic as a “majestic ballad”, became the band’s biggest international hit, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States in April 1987. It was also a great success in Finn‘s native country of New Zealand, where it peaked at Number 1. The music video for the song was created by Australian film production company Meaningful Eye Contact and was directed by Alex Proyas. It was filmed in Sydney at an abandoned theatre in Balmain. It was nominated for Best Group Video, and Best Direction at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards, and earned the group a Best New Artist award. Rest in peace Paul Hester. 🙏🏻 #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DayThirteen

 

 

Today´s positive/magic song is U2´s “The Unforgettable Fire” from their 1984 album “The Unforgettable Fire”. The song was released as the album’s second single in April 1985. The album was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. “The Unforgettable Fire” album received generally favourable reviews from critics and produced the band’s biggest hit at the time, “Pride (In the Name of Love)”, as well as the live favourite “Bad”, a song about heroin addiction. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DayTwelve

Today´s positive/magic song is Edie Brickell & New Bohemians “Love Like We Do” from their 1988 debut album ”Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars”. The album went 2 x platinum in the United States. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DayEleven

 

Today´s positive/magic song is Alanis Morissette´s “Hand in My Pocket” from her 1995 international debut album ”Jagged Little Pill”. The song was the second single from the album and received substantial success through radio airplay in the US. The album “Jagged Little Pill” topped the charts in thirteen countries; with sales of over 33 million copies worldwide, it is one of the best-selling albums of all time and made Morissette the first Canadian to achieve double diamond sales. “Jagged Little Pill” was nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning five, including Album of the Year, making Morissette the youngest artist in history to win the honor, a record she held until 2010, when Taylor Swift won this prize with Fearless (2008). Rolling Stone ranked “Jagged Little Pill” number 327 on its 2003 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DayTen

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