13 Excellent Songs From 2014 That Can’t Easily Be Categorized

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Genre schmenre – the best music can’t be easily put in a box.

1. Owen Pallett, “Song for Five & Six”

Owen Pallett’s In Conflict is one of the best records to come out in 2014, in part because it’s so singular and difficult to classify. Pallett, a Canadian composer best known for his collaborations with Arcade Fire, makes music that falls somewhere in the space between art rock, modern classical, and singer-songwriter fare.

2. 18+, “Crow”

The male/female duo 18+ sound like a minimalist hip-hop version of the xx, but whereas that band is all about conveying a feeling of sexy intimacy, 18+ are more into projecting the sense that they’re totally into sex, but anxious about intimacy.

3. Sinkane, “Hold Tight”

Ahmed Gallab’s music feels instantly cozy and familiar while putting together a lot of musical elements – country guitar, modern R&B, classic soul, ’70s rock – in a way that’s unlike anything else out there.

4. Caribou, “Can’t Do Without You”

Dan Snaith has been recording as Caribou for a long while now, and has always made music that falls somewhere in the space between psychedelia, funk, and dance music. “Can’t Do Without You” doesn’t fit into any particular category, but is exceptionally good at evoking the feeling of being a little overwhelmed by love and lust.

5. White Hinterland, “Ring the Bell”

Casey Dienel started out as a piano-centric singer-songwriter, but has gradually evolved into something far more strange and beautiful. “Ring the Bell,” from White Hinterland’s album Baby, is sorta like a Mariah Carey song if she had teamed up with the Animal Collective.

6. GFOTY, “Don’t Wanna/Let’s Do It”

This track, by an artist affiliated with London’s PC Music crew, is as confounding and abrasive as a pop song can get while still definitely being a pop song. It’s catchy, but everything about it from the sound of the keyboards and the structure of the song to its bizarre lyrics seems designed to disorient you.

7. Tune-Yards, “Water Fountain”

Merrill Garbus is a singular singer, songwriter, and performer with a big, bold voice and a knack for combining simple, catchy melodies with dense layers of percussion derived from African and Haitian musical traditions. That may seem overly cerebral in print, but in practice, it’s very immediate and physical music.

8. A Sunny Day in Glasgow, “Crushin’”

“Crushin’” sounds exactly like its title implies – dreamy and ecstatic, but also vaguely anxious, since any good crush is going to make you nervous. It’s like a pop song that’s been cracked open and swirled around, with a very Siamese Dream-ish guitar solo plopped down in the middle.

9. Museum of Love, “Monotronic”

Museum of Love is a band led by LCD Soundsystem member Pat Mahoney, and his approach to music isn’t far off from the all-inclusive, mutant-pop aesthetic of LCD mastermind James Murphy. “Monotronic” is pensive and lightly groovy, with Mahoney’s somewhat distant vocals seeming deliberately small in scale compared to the wide-open, oceanic scale implied by the music.

10. TV on the Radio, “Careful You”

TV on the Radio have been working in essentially a sub-genre of one for years now, and “Careful You” – a romantic tune that isn’t quite pop or rock or R&B or electronic music, but is definitely all of the above – is a fine example of them at their best.

11. Panda Bear, “Mr. Noah”

Have you ever had a hazy memory of a song you haven’t heard in a long time, and then heard the song again and noticed that it wasn’t quite as cool as the version that was there, half-formed, in your memory? Panda Bear’s “Mr. Noah” sounds like a vague memory of some ‘80s rock song, but it’s the super cool version that’s all fuzzed out and blurry because you probably heard it that one time from a bad radio signal in a moving car with the windows down.

12. Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, “Strange Colores”

Avey Tare – Panda Bear’s bandmate in Animal Collective – has a bright, trebly sound that is like the musical equivalent of a super-saturated color in a photograph. The structure of “Strange Colores” is essentially rock music, but it’s pushed so far beyond typical rock sounds that it feels vaguely alien.

13. Nautic, “Show”

The London band Nautic specialize in music that makes you feel like you’re in some sort of pleasant daze. “Show” is exceptionally dreamy, like ’70s yacht rock somehow crossed with Brian Eno in his ambient phase.

53 Of The Most Swoonworthy Love Songs From 2014

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53. German folktronica duo Milky Chance’s hypnotic “Stolen Dance.”

52. Future Islands’ soulful, spellbinding “Seasons (Waiting on You).”

51. Jamaican reggae singer Gyptian’s summer love anthem “Stunta.”

50. Lana Del Rey’s love letter to East Coast cool, “Brooklyn Baby.”

49. The slow-burning “When We’re Fire” from Lo-Fang.

48. Los Angeles-based BØRNS’ joyful, Queen-inspired “Electric Love.”

47. Dierks Bentley pleads with a bad girlfriend on “Say You Do.”

46. Singer-songwriter Daniel Wilson’s sad, swelling “If You Went Away.”

45. Garage-pop duo K.I.D’s intoxicating “I Wish I Was Your Cigarette.”

44. The Vamps learn to commit with help from Demi Lovato on “Somebody to You.”

43. Teen star Becky G’s impossibly catchy “Shower.”

42. White Sea’s ethereal “They Don’t Know.”

41. A grateful Kelis celebrates real love on “Breakfast.”

40. Country star Jason Aldean embraces his pop side on “Burnin’ It Down.”

39. FKA Twigs’ smoldering “Papi Pacify.”

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38. YouTuber Troye Sivan gets sexy on the synth-heavy “Touch.”

37. Grace Mitchell’s startling mature take on teen love, “Runaway.”

36. The punchy pop of CRUISR’s “All Over” makes toxic relationships seem fun.

35. Tinashe’s “Pretend” (featuring A$AP ROCKY) is equal parts sad and sensual.

34. Belgian pop star Selah Sue’s hip-hop-influenced “Together” (featuring Childish Gambino).

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33. Australian pop star Betty Who’s euphoric synth-pop celebration “Somebody Loves You.

32. BANKS’ slinky, defiant “Fuck Em Only We Know.”

31. Weird sex is front and center on alt-J’s “Every Other Freckle.”

30. Childish Gambino’s “Pop Thieves (Make It Feel Good)” is an island getaway for your ears.

29. Hilary Duff’s sugary-sweet comeback single, “All About You.”

28. English indie-rock outfit Wild Beasts’ epic, poetic “Mecca

27. Maroon 5’s “Maps” is a foot-stomping ode to romantic persistence.

26. Bipolar Sunshine’s “Future Pt 1 ” (featuring GoldLink).

25. Indie-folk quartet DWNTWN’s single “Missing You” makes being lovesick seem downright dreamy.

24. Justin Timberlake’s cockiness has never sounded sweeter than it does on “Not a Bad Thing.

23. Wiz Khalifa’s tender “Promises.”

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22. Bleachers’ surging ’80s throwback “Rollercoaster.”

21. The light, classical-leaning “Rather Be” from Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne.

20. Country superstar Blake Shelton’s tearjerker “Just South of Heaven.”

19. Jessie Ware’s emotional Ed Sheeran co-write, “Say You Love Me.”

18. Rita Ora’s heartwarming dance-floor jam “I Will Never Let You Down.”

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17. Brooklyn rapper Theophilus London trades verses with Kanye West on the warm “Can’t Stop.”

16. Miguel gets romantic over some fuzzy electric guitar on “Simplethings.”

15. English indie-rock band The 1975’s infectious “Settle Down.”

14. Nick Gardner does his best Phil Collins on the heartfelt “Lose You.”

13. Nashville-based singer-songwriter Madi Diaz makes a strong case for sticking it out on the anthemic “Stay Together.”

12. FKA Twigs makes her love sound threatening on “Two Weeks.”

11. Australian-Swedish sister duo Say Lou Lou’s glittering “Everything We Touch.”

10. One Direction’s “18” is an earnest ode to young love.

9. The shimmering, psychedelic “Can’t Do Without You” from Caribou.

8. How to Dress Well’s jazzy, lovelorn “What You Wanted.”

7. Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy puts his ukulele to good use on “Riptide.”

6. Ed Sheeran’s first dance-worthy “Thinking Out Loud.”

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This year, Taylor Swift left Nashville for New York, said good-bye to the fiddles and fairy tales that made her famous, and released her “first documented, official pop album.” Full of sass and sick beats, 1989 is a departure from her previous work, but a lapsed romantic is still a romantic and underneath the cynicism and slick Swedish production, Taylor’s sentimental streak remains in tact. On the album’s best song, “Wildest Dreams,” Taylor reveals that while she’s given up on happily ever after, she hasn’t given up on love.

Heartbreaking lyric: “Say you’ll see me again / Even if it’s just pretend / Say you’ll remember me standing in a nice dress / Staring at the sunset”

4. Jessie Ware, “You & I (Forever)”

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There’s something refreshing about Jessie Ware’s unapologetic mushiness. She believes in loves that last forever and is matter-of-fact about it. She doesn’t try to downplay her feelings or dress them up. Instead of being flashy or provocative, “You & I (Forever)” is quietly confident. It’s warm and intimate, the musical equivalent of a long-term relationship.

Heartwarming lyric: “And then we’re gonna go until the wheels fall off / Till the wheels fall off / Can’t you see it? / It’s forever”

3. Hozier, “Take Me to Church”

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Irish newcomer Hozier preaches sin and sensuality on this bluesy foot-stomper. Equal parts sex and soul, this anthemic rock ‘n’ roll hymn elevates lovers to gods and urges disciples to worship in the bedroom. Amen. Amen. Amen.

Heartwarming lyric: “When the ritual begins / There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin”

2. Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

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Not all love lasts. Not all love is requited. Not all love is real. But that’s why we need songs like Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.” The slow-burning, gospel-tinged epic captures the exquisite pain and unique pleasure of having your heart broken. If you’re going through a bad breakup, this song (and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s) is all you need.

Heartbreaking lyric: “This ain’t love, it’s clear to see / But darling, stay with me”

1. Charli XCX, “Boom Clap”

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Pop-punk prom queen Charli XCX found love in a hopeless place — the soundtrack for the sure-to-make-you-cry cancer kid romance, The Fault in Our Stars. Instead of wallowing in the film’s heartbreak, she found “glitter in the darkness” and wrote the year’s best love song. Delicate and explosive, “Boom Clap” manages to capture both the excitement and uncertainty of new love.

Heartwarming lyric: “First kiss just like a drug / Under your influence / You take me over you’re the magic in my veins / This must be love”

13 Excellent Pop Songs You Might Have Missed In 2014

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The best tunes weren’t all on the radio.

1. Kimbra, “Miracle”

Kimbra, the New Zealand singer best known for duetting with Gotye on the smash hit “Somebody That I Used to Know,” released a bold, funky album called The Golden Echo this summer, but for whatever reason, it hasn’t really taken off. This is a shame, as it’s a huge step forward for her as a songwriter and as a performer. “Miracle” is the second single from that record, and it’s the kind of extraordinarily joyful pop song that can nudge any mood a bit closer to ecstasy.

2. MNEK, “Every Little Word”

The British musician Uzoechi Emenike is only 19, but he sings and produces his songs with an impressive degree of sophistication. “Every Little Word” is essentially an R&B song, but Emenike’s production is extremely energetic — it’s not quite EDM, but when he belts out the chorus, it packs the emotional punch of a great house track.

3. Tink featuring Jeremih, “Don’t Tell Nobody”

There’s a light, breezy feeling to the R&B side of this track — everything feels a bit weightless when Jeremih sings the hook, and the keyboard tones indicate a chill vibe even if the vocals are all about conflict. Tink’s performance goes against all that — her rapped verses sounds anxious and angry, but never so much that seems like she’s freaking out. There’s a nice sense of emotional scale here, so while she genuinely seems hurt by this dude who’s sleeping around on her, she also comes off as strong and unwilling to put up with his shit. Or, she is until their fights turn into sex and they get sucked into the cycle all over again.

4. Hyuna, “Red”

The South Korean rapper Hyuna is obviously heavily inspired by American hip-hop, but as much as she approximates the cadences and lyrical forms of U.S. rap, everything she does is filtered through the bold, hyperactive aesthetic of K-pop and comes out sounding like something entirely fresh and new. It’s totally unnecessary to understand Korean to enjoy a song like “Red,” which is so full of overwhelming hooks and badass attitude that words are besides the point.

5. A.G. Cook featuring Hannah Diamond, “Keri Baby”

PC Music, an enigmatic crew of experimental pop producers, singers, and rappers from London, have created some of 2014’s most exciting and surreal pop music. “Keri Baby,” a song produced by PC Music ringleader A.G. Cook and featuring vocalist Hannah Diamond, is PC Music at its very best — insanely catchy and gleefully childlike, but also willfully strange and disorienting.

6. Sophie, “Lemonade”

Sophie is another artist connected to the PC Music scene, though it’s unclear on whether or not he’s a member, per se. His single “Lemonade” alternates between two ridiculously catchy hooks – one slow and sexy, the other fast and manic – but it’s all held together by his trademark sped-up androgynous vocals.

7. QT, “Hey QT”

PC Music’s A.G. Cook and Sophie joined forces to produce “Hey QT,” a single that’s so cheerful and adorable that it’s easy to ignore that the vocals are so processed they barely seem like they were ever sung by an actual human being.

8. Saint Pepsi, “Fiona Coyne”

Ryan DeRobertis, the musician known as Saint Pepsi, stepped up his game in 2014 by adding his voice to his glossy, kitschy-yet-classy disco tunes. As it turns out, he’s a pretty good singer, and very good at writing a vocal hook. “Fiona Coyne,” a single released over the summer, is a lovelorn jam that may be the only notable song about falling in love with a character from Degrassi.

9. Pearls Negras, “Pensando em Voce”

This track by the Brazilian girl group Pearls Negras isn’t completely out of the ordinary in terms of trap and Baile funk, but the way it all snaps together with that very Destiny’s Child-ish melody is just incredibly exciting. The level of energy and enthusiasm here is just off the charts, to the point that it’s very hard to imagine a language barrier being a problem for anyone who hears this thing.

10. Bernhoft, “One Way Track”

The Norwegian singer Jarle Bernhoft’s third album has been mostly ignored in the United States since it came out this summer, which is a real shame, as it really should be on the radio alongside like-minded R&B singers like Bruno Mars and Sam Smith. “One Way Track” isn’t a single, but it’s the one that really ought to be a hit, or at least something you’d regularly hear at a Starbucks or something.

11. Shamir, “On the Regular”

Shamir’s first single for the XL label is a ridiculously catchy bubblegum rap tune with a bouncy electro-pop beat and a vaguely androgynous vocal performance. The song is great on its own, but Shamir’s goofy and charismatic presence in the video makes it even more fun.

12. Kate Tempest, “Marshall Law”

Kate Tempest is an award-winning poet in addition to being a rapper, and so it should come as no surprise that she’s penned some of the most vivid lyrics to come out on any record this year. “Marshall Law,” the opening track on her debut albumEverybody Down, is essentially a densely written short story about a bored party girl meeting a desperate, delusional drug dealer at a bar. The detail is incredible, but her empathy for both of these very flawed characters is even more impressive.

13. Slow Club, “Suffering Me, Suffering You”

The British indie duo Slow Club have been making great music for half a decade, but really hit their stride this year with Complete Surrender, an album full of songs that fully embrace the style and raw emotion of R&B music. “Suffering Me, Suffering You,” a song written and sung by Rebecca Taylor, is a stunning single that starts off as a fragile soul ballad, but shifts into a full-on Motown tribute by the second verse.

18 Reasons Your Ella Henderson Obsession Starts Now

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1. This is Ella Henderson. If you haven’t heard her fantastic hit single “Ghost” yet, you either live in America, under a rock, or both.
2. Two years ago the east England native auditioned for The X Factor UK and instantly proved herself to be one of the most soulful contestants in the show’s history.
3. For seven weeks, Ella’s passionate vocals, old soul (real age: 18), and innovative ~eyeliner techniques~ wowed X Factor audiences.
 4. Her emotional covers always rivaled the original, which was especially impressive given that she was just 16 at the time.
5. And even though she didn’t end up winning, it’s OK because neither did the show’s most successful alumni.

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Sorry Leona Lewis, winning is for losers.

6. Simon Cowell signed her anyway and gave her the nickname “Adella” because of her resemblance to Britain’s other golden-voiced songtress.

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7. Instead of rush releasing an album to capitalize on her X Factor ~fame~ she spent took two years to write and record her debut.
8. That’s right, she doesn’t just sing like an angel — she writes like one too.

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9. And somehow in the middle of all of that she found the time to release this actually perfect cover of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”

 

 

 

10. Her studio crafts definitely inspired Miley Cyrus’ bedazzling binge.

 

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11. Related: Her nail art game is on point.

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Her creative energy knows no bounds!

 

12. All the hard work paid off because Chapter One, out TODAY in the UK (and, hopefully soon, in the U.S.), is basically a masterpiece.

 

 

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 13. While “Ghost” is great, the rest of the album is even better.

 

 

 

It seems impossible but it’s true.

 

14. So, to recap: Her singles are topping the charts.

 

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15. She’s performing to sold-out crowds.

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Can’t tell u all how excited I am to finally share my album with u all on Monday! X it’s been a long time coming …. But one day, me and my boys wanna be performing them big stages with these songs!! I can only wish and hope that I can achieve this some point in my life!! I love you amazing bunch! Kisses to every one of you out there!! Goodnight & god bless xxx E . X 🌟🙏 #ChapterOne #13thOctober #PreOrderNow xx

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16. Her nail art is truly exceptional.

 

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Yes, those are minions. Yes, you should be impressed.

17. And X Factor contestants are singing the songs she wrote.
18. Things have come ~full circle~ and her career is only just beginning.

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Slay a bit, Ella.

Jennifer Hudson Releases’He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere’ feat. Iggy Azalea & Pharrell Williams – Listen Now!

Check out your  Jennifer Hudson‘s brand new song “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” featuring Iggy Azalea and Pharrell Williams!

The song will be featured on Jennifer‘s new album JHUD, which is set for released on September 23.

“I hope it’s a song people can listen to and let the music do what it’s meant: let go of the shit that holds you back and just take a minute to dance and feel good,”Jennifer told BuzzFeed about the new track. “It’s that perfect mix of glamorous, late-night style, dance music from the past that has always really hit me deep.”

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Everything You Need To Know About The YouTuber-Turned-Pop Star Troye Sivan

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He’s YouTube royalty.

Everything You Need To Know About The YouTuber-Turned-Pop Star Troye Sivan

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Troye Sivan, 19, started vlogging back in 2012, since then his channel has amassed over 2.5 million subscribers and 100 million views. He’s collaborated with A-list YouTubers like Zoella, Hannah Hart and Marcus Butler. His friendship with Tyler Oakley has spawned its own fandom, one with its own shipping portmanteau (Troyler, obvs) and the power to win the boys a Teen Choice Award.

He’s equal parts Lorde and Justin Bieber.

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Troye Sivan is what happens when you mix Lorde’s down-under roots and alt-pop sensibility with Bieber’s rabid fan-base and mainstream ambitions. It sounds crazy on paper but delightful through headphones.

His personality hasn’t been sanitized an overly cautious management team.

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Like most teens, Troye’s got sex on the brain and a sense of humor that would make most parents blush. Unlike most teen stars, however, these aspects of his personality haven’t been sandblasted away in an effort to make him seem as non-threatening as possible. He announced the release of his music video with a vlog in which he also pondered the consequences of horizontal butt-cracks.

He created his own opportunities.

Before he signed with EMI Music Australia, Troye wrote and released a lot of music independently. He recorded videos of himself singing cover songs, wrote musicalyear-end recaps and released an independent charity single inspired by The Fault In Our Stars. He wasn’t just handed a record deal because he had 2 million followers, he worked hard for it.

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His Tumblr-inspired aesthetic is the real deal.

Everything You Need To Know About The YouTuber-Turned-Pop Star Troye Sivan

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When you look at the visuals for TRXYE it’s obvious that years of reblogging has paid off for Troye. While other, older pop stars pluck indiscriminately from Tumblr’s pages in an effort to stay relevant, Troye’s moody, colorful aesthetic is clearly homegrown.

He’s outsourced promotion to his dedicated stan-base.

All Troye did to promote TRXYE was talk about it on social media; he didn’t do a press tour or give interviews. Instead, he relied on the power of his fans to propel him to the top of the charts with their GIFs, hashtags and vlogs. It ended up being a smart strategy because both “Happy Little Pill” and TRXYE debuted at the top of the iTunes chart in dozens of countries around the globe.

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He’s openly gay.

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This shouldn’t be a big deal, but when you can count the number of out-and-proud pop stars on one hand, it kind of is. Especially when you consider the fact that Adam Lambert, Frank Ocean and Sam Smith all waited until after they had experienced some success before to talk openly about being queer. Troye, however, came out a full year before his major-label debut.

His EP, TRXYE, has been out for less than a week and it’s already charting worldwide.

Everything You Need To Know About The YouTuber-Turned-Pop Star Troye Sivan

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What’s the point at which someone stops being Internet famous and starts just being plain-old famous? Surely it coincides with debuting at the top of the iTunes chart in fifty different countries and cracking the Billboard top five, right? It must.

What are you waiting for? Watch the music video for his single “Happy Little Pill” and get on the Troye Sivan bandwagon.

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66 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Beatles

Via Buzzfeed 66 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Beatles.

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1. John Lennon’s pre-Beatles skiffle group, The Quarry Men, made a record in the summer of 1958 that features Paul McCartney and George Harrison and cost 17 and sixpence to make.

2. The 16-year-old Lennon sung lead on the four tracks they recorded, which included Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be the Day” and the McCartney-Harrison composition “In Spite of All the Danger”.

3. It was Stuart Sutcliffe, John’s art school friend who was drafted in as bass player, who came up with the name “The Beatals”.

4. The first proper recording the band made was “Cry for a Shadow”, a Lennon-Harrison instrumental number in the style of The Shadows. It was recorded in Hamburg on 22 June 1961 with Pete Best on drums, in the assembly hall of an infants’ school.

5. So keen were they to distinguish themselves from The Shadows that The Beatles didn’t use Fender guitars until 1965.

6. During their lengthy stints of playing to drunk sailors and prostitutes day and night in Hamburg between 1960 and 1962, The Beatles (unknowingly) once ate horse for their Christmas dinner.

7. When they first arrived in Hamburg in 1960, then still teenagers, The Beatles lived in a cinema. Lennon said: “We would go to bed late and be woken up the next day by the sound of the cinema show. We’d try to get into the ladies’ first, which was the cleanest of the cinema’s lavatories, but fat old German women would push past us.”

8. Harrison was deported from Germany for being underage.

9. During a 56-night residency in 1960 at Hamburg’s Kaiserkeller, the band played four sets every day – 7.30–9pm, 9.30–11pm, 11.30pm–1am, and 1.30–2am – seven days a week.

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