When you hear a great song, you can think of where you were when you first heard it, the sounds, the smells. It takes the emotions of a moment and holds it for years to come. It transcends time. A great song has all the key elements — melody; emotion; a strong statement that becomes part of the lexicon; and great production. As soon as you start, you get that magic feeling, an extra feeling. Robinson thought Barrett Strong should record "Shop Around," but Gordy persuaded Smokey that he was the right man for the song.
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Music is an American record label founded by rapper Kanye West in John Legend , Common , and West were the label's initial artists. Common's Be , the label's second release, was the recipient of four Grammy Award nominations. I never asked to a label owner. Sony offered it to me, and I took it. But I can't be there when people are calling me to the studio to hear some music or approve clothes for a video. No disrespect to anybody, my focus is Graduation , I've got a hard enough time calling radio programmers and getting them to play "Can't Tell Me Nothing", a song that's connecting with people but that's only at 1, spins. There followed Kid Cudi , and manager Plain Pat.
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Kanye West has also been somewhat productive throughout this period. We tabulated the votes. Our own editorial list might look a little different, but the result is an excellent reflection of an incredible period in music history. You can also read the list in the July issue of Rolling Stone. True or not, the dreamy Canadian band delivered a sharp, skeptical view of modern romance, tangled up in some of the sweetest indie pop this side of Belle and Sebastian. The result was among the most charming guitar pop of this or any era. Only Phoenix, the four-man embodiment of effervescent Parisian cool, could have made us nostalgic for the turn of the last century at the beginning of this one. The single went platinum.