Vol V, Issue 11 – Top of the world (01 Nov 2020)

For the love of rock

Vol V, Issue 11 – Top of the world (01 Nov 2020)




Name of song – Top of the world

Band – Van Halen

Writers – Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Alex Van Halen

Release year – 1991

Album – For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

Peak chart positions

# 1 – Billboard Album Rock Tracks

# 27 – Billboard Hot 100

Top of the world

“Van Halen” – A prototype hard rock band, who shaped the entire hard rock and heavy metal scene in the late seventies and early eighties – and is credited with numerous hit singles and albums. Undoubtedly, most of the credit of their popularity goes to Eddie Van Halen who cofounded the band with his elder brother Alex Van Halen (Drums) in Pasadena, California in 1974, along with Michael Anthony (Bass) and vocalist David Lee Roth. The band’s numerous hit numbers have made them one of the best selling groups of all time. With sale more than 80 million worldwide, it is no surprise that they have the record of most multi-platinum albums by any American band. They have been ranked 7th on top 100 hard rock artists of all time by VH1. Although with repeatedly changing members, the group has been facing repeated controversies and uncertain future and with recent death of Eddie Van Halen, further uncertainty has loomed over the band at present.

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Vol II, Issue 19 – Whatever you want (01 Nov 2017)

For the love of rock

Vol II, Issue 19 – Whatever you want (01 Nov 2017)



Name of song– Whatever you want

Band- Status Quo

Album- Whatever You Want

Writer– Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown

Release year– 1979

Peak chart positions-

          # 4 – UK Singles Charts (1979)

Similar artists– Slade, Dave Edmunds, Uriah Heep, Golden Earring, Nazareth


Whatever you want

Reviewers- Bikash Shrestha/Nirab Kayastha

Famous as a British boogie rock band, Status Quo was formed originally by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After various line-up changes and with the addition of Rick Parfitt in 1967, they ultimately became Status Quo in 1969. They have had numerous hits and are famous for evergreen numbers like “In the army now”, “Rockin’ all over the world”, “Pictures of matchstick men”, “Whatever you want”, “Down down” etc to name a few. Actually, they hold the Guinness Book of World Records for maximum number of UK Hit Singles (61) than any other band in history. They were also awarded Brit Awards in 1991 for their contribution to music..

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