I’m Special, So Special: What Song Is It?

Song: Brass in Pocket (1980) Artist: Pretenders Album: The Pretenders (Real Records/Sire) Brass in Pocket may be the most well-known Pretenders song, but since, like so much of the Pretender’s music, it has lived on so long, many people who hear it may have never heard of the Pretenders. Since the words “Brass in Pocket” are … Read more

What Song Was the Scorpions’ First Major U.S. Hit?

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Song: No One Like You Album: Blackout (1982) Label: Mercury Although Blackout was not the Scorpions’ first album to break in America, it offered up their first major hit: No One Like You. Scorpions had already had album success with 1979’s Lovedrive (1979), which featured guitar work from both original guitarist Michael Schenker, Rudolph Schenker’s brother … Read more