Song of the Day #2,835: ‘Loose’ – The Stooges

stooges_funhouseDuring my final week looking at 1970, I’ll feature albums and bands with which I have very little familiarity. I’ve heard the names, but I’ve pretty much never heard the music.

First up are The Stooges, whose sophomore album Funhouse served as a loud, obnoxious rebuttal to the melodic pop of the 60s.

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Song of the Day #2,544: ‘Maneater’ – Nelly Furtado

nelly_furtado_looseThis is the third Nelly Furtado track I’ve featured on this blog, and not coincidentally it’s the third time Furtado has appeared on a Random Weekend.

Those three tracks also represent the only three tracks I’ve ever heard from Furtado’s 2006 album, Loose.

Of course this raises the question of why exactly Loose is in my record collection to begin with.

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Song of the Day #2,203: ‘Say It Right’ – Nelly Furtado

nelly_furtado_looseI managed to post 2,194 Song of the Day posts without once featuring a Nelly Furtado song, and now I’m posting my second in a week.

One of the hardest concepts for me to wrap my mind around is the idea of true randomness. Every time I’m in my car and randomly hear three Beatles songs back-to-back-to-back, I figure something must be wrong with the stereo system.

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Song of the Day #2,195: ‘Do It’ – Nelly Furtado

nelly_furtado_looseWhen Nelly Furtado went from hippy-dippy ‘I’m Like a Bird’ mode to trashy pop star over the course of two albums, the makeover seemed desperate.

But apparently she knew what she was doing, as the second album, Loose, became her biggest hit, ultimately selling 12 million copies worldwide.

Furtado cited artistic reasons behind the genre change-up — a desire to stretch her music into the R&B and hip-hop arenas and away from the more world-music influences of her debut.

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