Rock Ballad of the Week: The Beatles “Thank You Girl”

Oh, oh, you’ve been good to me
You made me glad
When I was blue
And eternally I’ll always be
In love with you
And all I gotta do
Is thank you girl, thank you girl

I could tell the world
A thing or two about our love
I know little girl
Only a fool would doubt our love
And all I gotta do
Is thank you girl, thank you girl

Thank you girl for loving me
The way that you do (Way that you do)
That’s the kind of love
That is too good to be true
And all I gotta do
Is thank you girl, thank you girl

Oh, oh, you’ve been good to me
You made me glad
When I was blue
And eternally I’ll always be
In love with you
And all I gotta do
Is thank you girl, thank you girl

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh

*Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul Mccartney

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The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With a line-up comprising John LennonPaul McCartneyGeorge Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are regarded as the most influential band of all time.[1] The group were integral to the evolution of pop music into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.[2] Their sound, rooted in skifflebeat and 1950s rock and roll, incorporated elements of classical music and traditional pop in innovative ways. They also pioneered recording techniques and explored music styles ranging from ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As they continued to draw influences from a variety of cultural sources, their musical and lyrical sophistication grew, and they came to be seen as embodying the era’s socio-cultural movements.

*source: Wikipedia

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Rock Ballad of the Week: Ten “You’re In My Heart”

I’ve come to know the magic in your eyes,
I’ve come to know the way it feels when a love is real,
You taught me not to hide behind disguise
To let my heart reveal in time, the belief inside
That as long as we are together
I’ll be on your side forever
Beside you all the way, to love you come what may
Now until the twelfth of never
You will guide my life’s endeavours
You’re everything I need, you put the strength in me.

You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul,
When we’re apart, it’s strong enough to hold
I never doubt or question why
You are my life, the truth it never lies
This love will never die

To paint with all the colours of your smile
To sail the ocean in your eyes is a paradise
Along the road we chose to walk in time
We’ve created other lives, from yours and mine
Hidden in the way to held you
Hidden in the way we kissed
A spark became an ember that waited to exist
I could never live to tell you
All that I have left to say,
For every moment I’m beside you
Takes my breath away

You’re in my heart, your in my soul
You give me hope and shelter from the cold
For when we laugh and when we cry,
It’s in those eyes, this love will never die

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Ten (also typeset as TEN or ten) is a British melodic hard rock band which was formed in 1995. Up until June 2015, the band has released fourteen studio albums, four compilation albums, four EPs, a double live album, nine music videos and four lyric videos, with the latest one being “The Esoteric Ocean”, from their 14th studio album Illuminati. In March 2016, the band announced their return to Frontiers for a multi-album deal, starting with the release of their thirteenth studio album entitled Gothica and a reissue of their back catalogue in box-set format, entitled Opera Omnia The band’s fourteenth studio album entitled Illuminati, was released in November 2018, through Frontiers Records, while the box set Opera Omnia, followed some months later, to huge critical acclaim.

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Rock Ballad of the Week: Incubus “Wish You Were Here”

I dig my toes into the sand
The ocean looks like
A thousand diamonds
Strewn across a blue blanket
I lean against the wind
Pretend that I am weightless
And in this moment
I am happy, happy

I, wish you were here
I, wish you were here
I, wish you were here
I, wish you were
Here

I lay my head onto the sand
The sky resembles
A back-lit canopy
With holes punched in it
I’m counting UFOs
I signal them with
My lighter
And in this moment
I am happy, happy

I, wish you were here
I, wish you were here
I, wish you were
Here
Wish you were here

I, oh
The world’s a roller coaster
And I am not strapped in
Maybe I should hold with care
While my hands are
Busy in the air
Saying

I, wish you were here
I, wish you were
I, wish you were here
I, wish you were here
I, wish you were
Here

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Wish you were here Writer/s: Steffen Aaskoven, Marc George Andersen, Klaus Bau, Lars Erlandsson, Fredrik Lenander, Jan Winther 

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Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex “Dirk Lance” Katunich, and Gavin “DJ Lyfe” Koppell; both of whom were eventually replaced by bassist Ben Kenney and DJ Kilmore respectively.

Incubus has attained commercial success, reaching multi-platinum sales, as well as releasing several successful singles. After their first two albums, Fungus Amongus (1995) and S.C.I.E.N.C.E. (1997), the band earned mainstream recognition with the release of their 1999 album Make Yourself which spawned several hits, including the band’s highest charting song “Drive.” Success continued with the albums Morning View (2001) and A Crow Left of the Murder… (2004). Their sixth studio album, Light Grenades, debuted at No. 1 in 2006 and was followed by Incubus’ first greatest hits album Monuments and Melodies in June 2009 and the band’s 2011 album, If Not Now, When?. Incubus also released an EP, Trust Fall (Side A), in early 2015, and two years later, the band released their eighth studio album, titled 8, on April 21, 2017. Worldwide, Incubus has sold over 19 million albums.

*source: Wikipedia

Rock Ballad of the Week: Guffria “Love You Forever”

Searching for the open door, to take us back just like before
It’s not too late, no it’s not too late
What we’ve done, and we’ve been through, says it all, what’s left to prove
You can’t throw away, oh, what’s here to stay

Darling, I love you forever, believe me, I love you forever, forever my love

Today we laugh, tonight we cry, flip the card, and can’t decide
Heads we win, tails we lose
Who’s to say, what’s wrong or right, and through the tears the truth will shine
It’s all I can do, babe I’m gonna stay with you

Darling, I love you forever, believe me, I love you forever
Darling, I love you forever, forever my love

Solo

Forever, my love. Forever my love. Forever my love. You’re there in my heart

Darling, I love you forever, believe me, I love you forever, forever my love
Forever. Forever my love, forever my love

*Songwriters: Gregg Giuffria / David Eisley

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Giuffria was an American rock band that was formed in 1983 by Gregg Giuffria after his departure from the band Angel, a glam/hard rock band from Washington, D.C..

Giuffria was formed as Gregg Giuffria‘s side project in 1982 after his departure from Angel. At the onset, Giuffria had intended to forge this project under the ‘Angel’ moniker, until several members of the now-defunct band took suit. The band’s classic line-up consisted of Gregg Giuffria on keyboards, David Glen Eisley (lead vocalist), Craig Goldy(guitar), Chuck Wright (bass), and Alan Krigger (drums). Eisley had recently been vocalist for Los Angeles-based band Sorcery. Goldy had briefly been a member of hard rock/glam metal band Rough Cutt, while Wright had guested on several tracks on Quiet Riot‘s album, Metal Health, although not an official member at the time. Tom Quinton played drums for several months in 1983-84 but was dumped in favor of long time session drummer Alan Krigger, who was deemed to have a better image than Quinton.

Giuffria were signed to MCA Records in 1984. Their debut album Giuffria, soon followed, peaking at No. 26 on the album charts, while spawning two hit singles, “Call to the Heart” (Hot 100 #15) and “Lonely in Love” (Hot 100 #57).

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Rock Ballad of the Week: The Del Fuegos “Stand By You”

In this life we know

People come and go

Always needed something to ring true

You have always stood by me

Let me be what I must be

Honey, I will stand by you

Stand by you

When your confidence is aching blue and cold

And you could not force a smile to save your soul

In the shadows lingers doubts

As to why some dreams work out

While others wave goodbye before they’re through

You give me never and in hope

And I pray you’ll always know

Throughout the days and everything you do

That honey, I will stand by you

Stand by you

When your confidence is aching blue and cold

You could not force a smile to save your soul

Stand by you

When you’re feeling

Tired grey and old

Honey, I will be too

When the final out arrives

And we look back on our lives

I hope you see the man you wanted to

The man you stood by

Standing by you

Honey, I will stand by you

I will always stand by you

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*The Del Fuegos were a 1980s garage-style rock band. Formed in 1980, the Boston-based band gained success in 1986 on success of their songs “Don’t Run Wild” and “I Still Want You” and appearing in a widely seen television commercial for a beer company. The band’s fans included Tom Petty, who appeared on one of the band’s songs and featured them as an opening act on one of his tours.

*source: Wikipedia

Rock Ballad of the Week: Journey “Faithfully”

Highway run
Into the midnight sun
Wheels go round and round
You’re on my mind
Restless hearts
Sleep alone tonight
Sendin’ all my love
Along the wire
They say that the road
Ain’t no place to start a family
Right down the line
It’s been you and me
And lovin’ a music man
Ain’t always what it’s supposed to be
Oh girl you stand by me
I’m forever yours, faithfully
Circus life
Under the big top world
We all need the clowns
To make us smile
Through space and time
Always another show
Wondering where I am
Lost without you
And being apart ain’t easy on this love affair
Two strangers learn to fall in love again
I get the joy
Of rediscovering you
Oh girl, you stand by me
I’m forever yours, faithfully
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Faithfully, I’m still yours
I’m forever yours
Ever yours, faithfully

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Writer/s: JONATHAN CAIN

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Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987 when Steve Perry was lead vocalist. During that period, the band released a series of hit songs, including “Don’t Stop Believin’ (1981), which in 2009 became the top-selling track in iTunes history among songs not released in the 21st century.
Its parent studio album, Escape, the band’s seventh and most successful, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200and yielded another of their most popular singles, “Open Arms“. Its 1983 follow-up album, Frontiers, was almost as successful in the United States, reaching No. 2 and spawning several successful singles; it broadened the band’s appeal in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart. Journey enjoyed a successful reunion in the mid-1990s and later regrouped with a series of lead singers.

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Rock Ballad of the Week: Yes “If You Only Knew”

I can lift you with my heart
Give you meaning every day
Cannot live without your truth

And be the true me
To be the true you
Pick the flowers from your floor
Put them in your arms for you my love
Realize my life and more

Say you will ‘n’ then
Take me home
Make me clear
It feels so much better
Take me home
To this heart of hearts

If only you knew
You caught me when I was falling
Yes you caught me when I was falling fast

And only you knew
You answered me when I was calling you
You saw me when I was dreaming you
Into my life

Everyone who looks at you
Sees the loving in your every move
You’re the healing of the soul

To be the true you
To be the true me
I will be your strength all time
Ever wishing you this love and more
Forever be your guiding song

Say you will and then
Take me home
Make me clear
To feel so much better
In this life
In your heart of hearts

If only you knew
How you caught me when I was falling
Yes you caught me when I was falling fast

And only you knew
You answered me when I was calling you
You saw me when I was dreaming you
Into my life

When I feel the hurt in so many peoples’ lives
I take a deep breath and think of your smile your eyes
When I hear the sadness of this earth time
Then I take a deep breath and know that you understand
That you understand

And only you knew
How you caught me when I was falling fast
Caught me when I was falling fast
If only you knew
How you answered me when I was calling you
You saw me when I was dreaming you

If only you knew
Yes you caught me when I was falling fast
You caught me when I was falling
Into your life

*Written by: ALAN WHITE, BILLY SHERWOOD, CHRIS SQUIRE, IGOR PETROVICH KHOROSHEV, JON ANDERSON, STEVE JAMES HOWE

Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford. The band has undergone numerous formations throughout its history; twenty musicians have been full-time members. Since June 2019, it has consisted of guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, singer Jon Davison, bassist Billy Sherwood, and additional touring drummer Jay Schellen. Yes have explored several musical styles over the years, and are most notably regarded as progressive rock pioneers.

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