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The Record is a brand new short-form present hosted by popular culture consultants, authors, and BuzzFeed alums Matt Bellassai and Nichole Perkins. From breaking down bizarre and wild lyrics, to digging into a few of the greatest songs of all time, the weekly collection is the topical mix of music and tradition that you just by no means knew you wanted.

The Record is accessible completely on the SXM App. Hearken to the primary three episodes now and browse extra about them beneath.


Episode 3

In celebration of April Fools’ Day, Matt and Nichole dive deep into songs that includes unforgettable laughter clips that span from healthful to straight up scary.

“Thriller” by Michael Jackson

In the direction of the top of Michael Jackson’s 1982 observe, a unique, far deeper voice cuts in after the eerie sound of a werewolf howl. The voice belongs to Hollywood legend Vincent Value, an actor identified for films like Home on Haunted Hill, The Ten Commandments, and Edward Scissorhands.

“Really feel Good Inc.” by Gorillaz

Damon Albarn informed MTV how “Really feel Good Inc.” got here to be, together with the truth that the tune’s snigger was truly a contented accident: “[Danger Mouse] was good buddies with [De La Soul], and despatched them the observe they usually agreed to fly over. Though at first after they arrived they have been simply messing round, making an attempt to make one another snigger. Luckily we recorded most of that, and that’s how we bought the crazy-sounding snigger that you just hear on the observe. The entire thing labored amazingly, however most of it was an accident.”

“Hungry Just like the Wolf” by Duran Duran

This Duran Duran basic pens with a stair-step drum and a really fast, and considerably mysterious, snippet of a girl laughing. Given their immense reputation on the time, you could be questioning if the band tapped somebody equally well-known for a low-key audio cameo in considered one of their songs, however the reply is definitely rather more easy: The snigger got here from band member and keyboard participant Nick Rhodes’ girlfriend on the time, Cheryl.

Different memorable laughs come from songs like “If You Search Amy” by Britney Spears and “Bigger Than Life” by the Backstreet Boys. Get within the April Fools’ spirit and take heed to Episode 3 of The Record to seek out out the place they got here from.


Episode 2

When Taylor Swift’s “All Too Nicely (10 Minute Model) (Taylor’s Model)” knocked Don McLean’s “American Pie” out of first place for longest tune, it bought us pondering — what different prolonged songs are on the market?

“Purple Rain” by Prince

You might not know an extended model of “Purple Rain” exists as a result of the 1984 tune from the album of the identical identify was edited down from 8:41 to 4:05 when it turned a single. It was initially written as a rustic tune and meant to be a collaboration with Stevie Nicks, who was too overwhelmed by the 10-minute instrumental pattern she obtained from Prince to meet the collaboration.

“Champagne Supernova” by Oasis

Just like “Purple Rain,” “Champagne Supernova” was lower down from 7:27 to five:08 as a radio edit. Noel Gallagher has been quoted saying he nonetheless doesn’t know what the tune is about, but it surely’s the one tune the band has performed each single night time.

“Hey Jude” by the Beatles

On the time it was launched in 1968, “Hey Jude” broke the file for the longest single working at 7:11. The Beatles’ producer, George Martin, thought that nobody would play the tune as a result of it was too lengthy, to which John Lennon mentioned, “They are going to if it’s us.” He wasn’t flawed!

Matt and Nichole discover extra prolonged songs that’ll beef up your playlists, together with “Lodge California” by Eagles and “It’s All Coming Again to Me” by Celine Dion, in Episode 2.


Episode 1

On the premiere episode of The Record, Matt and Nichole discover the songs which might be so iconic that it’s practically unattainable to think about them carried out by anybody else — and but, in an alternate universe…

“Poisonous” by Britney Spears

Initially meant for: Janet Jackson and Kylie Minogue.

Cathy Dennis, one of many songwriters, confirmed “Poisonous” was written with Janet in thoughts. It was then pitched for Kylie’s Physique Language album however turned down, in the end ending up as considered one of Britney’s greatest hits.

“I Don’t Need to Miss a Factor” by Aerosmith

Initially meant for: Celine Dion

Songwriter Diane Warren wrote “I Don’t Need to Miss a Factor” with a feminine diva in thoughts like Celine Dion, envisioning it as a tender and fairly tune. Sung as a substitute by Steven Tyler, it stays Aerosmith’s solely US number-one single.

“Chandelier” by Sia

Initially meant for: Rihanna or Beyoncé

Sia claims she “unintentionally” wrote this mega-hit for herself. She was jamming with pal Jesse Shatkin, sure she was crafting successful for Rihanna or Beyoncé, however as a substitute the lead single for her album 1000 Types of Concern got here to be.

Discover out what different huge hits have been initially meant for different artists — together with Ed Sheeran, Pussycat Dolls, and Bruce Springsteen tracks — on Episode 1 of The Record on the SXM App now.

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