A Retrospect In Popular Music

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Hello folks, if you can still hear me, I was a bit lazy finishing this blog up, so in the bottom part will be links to part 1 and part 2. However, life commitments and and “diabetes” (I reversed it in 3 months) can interrupt anyone’s life. Without further ado, part 3 of A Retrospect in Popular Music for 1996

Metallica: Although Rage Against The Machine’s “Evil Empire” and Van Halen’s “Best Of Volume 1” were highlights of the year in Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, I prefer Metallica returning from hiatus with their album “Load”. Load was released on June 4th of this year, the album went on to sell 680 thousand copies in the first week, although not without some negative critic feedback as the band departed from their thrash metal style to more
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in 1996, Spice Girl’s “Spice” album had started a Beatlemania version with their own certified “Girl Power”. In Addition, a heavy marketing emphasis on anything they could market from lunchboxes, clothing and even their 1997’s movie “Spice World”, would help they averaged close to 500-800 million worldwide between 1996 to 1998. However, they scored multiple hits in 1996 like “Wannabe” “Say You’ll Be There” and 1997’s “Spice Up Your Life” they were never able to recreate sustaining power when “Ginger Spice” Geri Halliwell left in 1998. Although, they produced one more album and had a 2007-2008 reunion, the Girls were never able to recreate their popularity. However, their performance at Closing Ceremony of 2012 Olympic Games in London was the most talked and most tweeted event of the Summer with all 5 women…show more content…
Although, the band originated in 1989 and had there first album in 1992, it wasn’t until the 1996’s “Bring Down The Horse” got them notoriety. With two hit singles of “6th Avenue Heartache” and “One Headlight” in 1996, catapulted the indeed pop culture. Other gems like “The Difference” and “Three Marlenas” on the album makes this a gem. Furthermore, Jakob’s remake of Bowie’s classic in 1997 helped them staying the spotlight longer. However, The Wallflower were never able to follow up there debut album with the success and the only constant in the band is Jakob Dylan himself, who still tours sparingly
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