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Play This Disney Song Challenge, See How Many Songs You Can Match To The Movie

If I named the Disney Movie, could you sing a well known song from that movie? For instance......Frozen.....yes, you got it, "Let It Go". Ok, what if we got into some of the classic movies, play along with these guys and see how many you can get.

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by: Jerod Harris
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by: Jerod Harris Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Don’t Do Me Like That by Tom Petty [VIDEO]

Petty wrote this after his first group Mudcrutch moved from Florida to Los Angeles in 1974. Not one of the group's more meaningful songs, Creem magazine called it a "throwaway romp."

 

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Chubby Checker, The Only Person to Hang up on Rayman During an Interview

One of my responsibilities on Kool is Music Director, and from time to time I get sent music from record companies hoping I'd give it some airplay. One of the songs I received was Chubby Checker's new song. I tried hard to like it, but the song in my opinion, just didn't have it, so I tossed it.

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Columbia Records
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30 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Stumbles Badly With ‘Give My Regards to Broad Street’

It should have worked, right?

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(Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits [VIDEO]

Group leader Mark Knopfler got the idea for this song  from watching a lousy club band perform. As the story goes, Knopfler was in Ipswich on a rainy night. He ducked into a bar where a mediocre band was closing out the night to an audience that was maybe four or five drunks unaware of their surroundings.

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Jose Antonio SA!nchez Reyes
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Don’t Stop Believin by Journey [VIDEO]

Speaking with New York Magazine, Perry explained that the song originated during a series of gigs in Detroit when he found himself in a hotel room unable to sleep, staring out of the window.

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Want To Start Your Own Rock n Roll Book Collection? Start With This One

Do you want to start your own rock n roll book collection? Start from the beginning of rock and work your way up from the 50's through the 90's for example. In this video, I show you the best book to begin with

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Maaike Boot
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Mercy Mercy Me the Ecology by Robert Palmer [VIDEO]

Marvin Gaye wrote and recorded this song about the environment and how we have an obligation to care for the Earth. Robert Palmer's version was basically a cover, with a few variations of the original

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Photo by Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-What’s Your Name by Lynyrd Skynyrd [VIDEO]

The incident did not happen in Boise, Idaho.The first line was originally

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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Rayman Tells the Story of Mary Clayton Who Sang on Gimme Shelter, and What Happened After the Session [VIDEO]

Mary Clayton, in her prime, was one of the greatest backup singers in rock and roll. I explain what happened when she gets a call to sing with the Rolling Stones on Gimme Shelter, and why she couldn't bear to hear that song on the radio for many years. Please click the subscribe button so you'll get the next edition.

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By: Mark Davis
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By: Mark Davis Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benetar [VIDEO]

Eddie Schwatrz is based in Nashville, but at the time he was a struggling guitarist living in Toronto. He told us: "I was in a kind of weird therapy when I was in my mid-20s, it was called bio-energetics, I believe. One of the things we did was punch pillows, I guess it had something to do with getting out hostility

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Atlantic
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30 Years Ago: AC/DC Catch Up With Their Past on ‘’74 Jailbreak’

On Oct. 15, 1984, a tiny treasure trove of long-lost AC/DC rarities ttiled ‘’74 Jailbreak’ arrived to help curb the seemingly insatiable consumer demand for the world’s hottest hard-rock heroes.

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