Happy Holidays & thanks for checking in to see what’s new at 977Music.com! We’ve got a bunch of great new music for you to enjoy this month, so grab a set of headphones and tune in to your favorite 977Music radio station – or pick from the very latest tracks added to 977Music, shown below.
Music is an incredible art form…can you imagine how monotonous life would be without it? What would a graduation be without “Pomp and Circumstance”? What about a wedding without the “Wedding March”? Songs have impact; this impact often inspires other artists to make their own version of popular songs from the past. Sometimes, the audience gives a negative review of the revision—inspired, no doubt by some fond memory they have of the original. At other times, the cover version makes much bigger waves than the original; sometimes to the point that everyone forgets who initially sang it. With all of that in mind, we have compiled a short list of covers that ended up better than the originals. Continue reading Cover Songs That Beat the Originals »
Streaming technology is a means of allowing certain media such as video, audio and other multimedia to be transmitted via the Internet. Among all the music delivery technology around us—satellite radio, CDs, cassettes…8-tracks (maybe we’ve gone a little too far with that one)—streaming Internet Radio has become the choice of many music consumers. 977music.com was created to embrace streaming technology because of the benefits that streaming radio offers to users.
What Are The Benefits?
1. It can be viewed in real time- Media streaming allows the user to listen to music on the Internet in real time. As opposed to the conventional method of obtaining music online—downloading files from the Internet to your desktop, the music can be actually listened to instantly without using up your hard drive storing all the mp3’s.
2. You can listen to the music of your choice- Among its biggest advantages over conventional radio is the wide array of choices to select from. Internet radio offers all kinds of music genres; there’s something for every generation.
We’ve been busy making updates and developing new features and are pleased to announce the arrival of our Facebook Application! Add it to your Facebook profile to share your music with your friends!
The 977music.com Facebook Application
Attention Facebook Addicts: now you can share your 977music playlist with your friends.The new 977music.com Facebook Application allows you to add a 977music tab to your Facebook profile page.
So, what does the 977music.com Player Application Let You Do?
Share Your Playlist
You’ve probably already started a playlist on 977music.com – if not, login to start one now! Your playlist can hold up to 1,000 songs – think of it as your own personal radio station – that you can play anytime, in any order with no skip limits! The Facebook App allows you to share this playlist with your friends with a 977music tab on your profile page.
Share 977′s Stations and Artist Playlists
If your friends want more than the 50 hours of music in your playlist, the 977music.com Player app lets them tab over and choose their favorite type of music from 977′s 11 Internet Radio Stations or load any artist’s playlist to enjoy.
Thanks for checking in to see what’s new at 977Music.com. We’ve back this month after making some major updates so grab a set of headphones and tune in to your favorite 977Music radio station and we’ll kick it off.
Request Your Music - Add Your Favorite Songs to 977!
At 977Music, we play all of the greatest hits for your listening enjoyment. However, sometimes we may not have every song from your favorite artist, or perhaps we’re missing new music from an up-and-coming band you heard last week.
To help you find the music you’re looking for, we’ve just launched Request Your Music. Now you can request your favorite songs which aren’t on 977Music and we’ll try to add it to the site for you to enjoy!
Invite A Friend – Share the Fun and Earn 500 Points
It’s more fun with your friends, so let them know you’re listening to great music on 977Music & earn an extra 500 points per referral. Each point gets you closer to great prizes. Let others know where all the good tunes are at, by posting a link to your Twitter, Facebook, Linked In or Google Buzz. Visit our Share the Music Rewards page to learn more and get your links.
Droid Does 977 - Have an Android Phone? Get the App!
Hey Android Fans, we got something good for you. 977Music just released an 977Music player for Android which lets you listen in to your favorite music stations while on the move. Download the 977Music player for Android.
Don’t have an Android? We have 977Music music players for many cellphone brands, including the iPhone / iTouch, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Palm webOS, which you can download from our Mobile Links page.
Have you ever thought about what ten songs represent the best of country music? If you will be asked to pick ten songs, which ones would they be? Below are some of the country songs that we think would qualify for the top ten; they range from classic country music to mainstream country music and anything in between.
10: ‘I Fall To Pieces’ (1961)
This is probably one of the greatest country songs of all time. The melody and the timbre of the voice of the singer is what set this song apart from other songs.
09: ‘Folsom Prison Blues’(1955)
Johnny Cash wrote this song while serving overseas in the US Air Force after seeing the movie Inside the Walls of
Folsom Prison. Cover versions of this song have been recorded by Charley Pride, Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard and Brooks & Dunn among others.
08: ‘I Hope You Dance’ (2000)
The greatness of this song is signified by the award it received when this song was released: the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.
07: ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ (1949)
Part of this song’s appeal is that Hank Williams singing style immediately evokes the feeling of loneliness that he’s singing about.
06: ‘The Dance’ (1990)
Aside from the music, the music video, which features a number of American icons that died for a dream, plays a big role in defining this song.
05: ‘Crazy’ (1961)
Many artists have tried to recreate this song, but none of ever came close to the original. The night Patsy Cline debuted this song she received three standing ovations and the song became an immediate crossover hit, earning hit status on three different charts in the early 1960’s.
04: ‘Stand By Your Man’ (1968)
This is one of the old time classics. As proof of its stature in the country genre, the song has endured over the years and is still continuously played at weddings and country bars across the country.
03: ‘I Cross My Heart’ (1992)
This song has been a sound track of a movie and has been No. 1 on the charts.
02: ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’ (1952)
Written and recorded by Hank Williams and released after his death, this blues ballad is considered one of his greatest songs.
01: ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ (1980)
This song really portrays how a man feels after being betrayed by his lover. George Jones credits this song with winning him the Best Male Country Vocal Performance Grammy Award.
Obviously, not everyone is going to agree on the top ten songs…some of the songs that you like might have made the list and others might not have. The bottom line is that we all have our own preferences. But no matter how different we all may be, country music remains one of the greatest music genres with thousands of great songs to enjoy. Now that you’ve studied up, hop on over to our free Country Music Internet Radio channel and listen to some of these songs you’ve read about!