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The Strokes’ “Someday” is still a hit

The Strokes’ “Someday” is still a hit

Courtney Thomas

March 14, 2017

his song was requested by our A&E editor to be song of the week, so this one's for you Lucas! In September of 2002, The Strokes released one of their more well-known songs, "Someday" as the third single from their album "Is This It." This indie rock band's song peaked at number 17 on the U.S. Al...

“Down” puts Marian Hill on the map

“Down” puts Marian Hill on the map

Courtney Thomas

March 7, 2017

arian Hill, a fairly unheard of duo, has recently sparked the interest of Americans, due to frequent play on the radio. "Down" is part of the duo's first album, "Act One," which was released in 2016. The song was featured in Apple's iPhone 7 AirPods commercial during a playoff football game. The du...

Song of the week: “Stuck on the Puzzle”

Song of the week: “Stuck on the Puzzle”

Courtney Thomas

February 14, 2017

his song was requested by our very own features editor, Natalie Trzeciak. Alex Turner, the lead singer in Arctic Monkeys, has not only been backed by a band, but has also been a soloist. Turner released an EP titled "Submarine" for the movie "Submarine" in 2011. His song "Stuck on the Puzzle" is unique in...

Reliving the old Sum 41

Reliving the old Sum 41

Courtney Thomas

February 8, 2017

n light of 101 WKQX's Piqniq Music Festival tickets going on sale, I started listening to music by the artists who are going to be there. The only song I recognized by Sum 41 was "In Too Deep," which was featured in "Cheaper by the Dozen," one of my all time favorite movies. "In Too Deep" is your cl...

The Lumineers inspire us to follow our dreams

The Lumineers inspire us to follow our dreams

Courtney Thomas

January 26, 2017

leep on the Floor" was released by The Lumineers on Nov. 16, 2016, as the fourth single from their second album, "Cleopatra." The first time I heard "Sleep on the Floor," I was in love. To me, the song was saying, if you want to do it, do it. Life is too short to be stuck in one place. You can live sl...

Drumming to his own beat

Drumming to his own beat

Courtney Thomas

January 24, 2017

In sixth grade, junior Jack Filpi joined band to pursue his love of music; he started out on the tuba. That following February though, Filpi was concussed, and his doctor had recommended that he give up the tuba, which also meant giving up band, and that was something that Filpi did not want to even...

“Wild Horses” is the newest party hit

“Wild Horses” is the newest party hit

Courtney Thomas

January 17, 2017

ritish singer, Bishop Briggs, has been just a song away from launching her career and "Wild Horses" may have done just that for her. From Bishopbriggs, Scotland, the singer started her career in a Tokyo karaoke bar. "Wild Horses" was released in 2015 and served as her debut song. The song was heard by...

Jack’s Mannequin’s ‘Dark Blue’ has many different meanings

Jack’s Mannequin’s ‘Dark Blue’ has many different meanings

Courtney Thomas

December 11, 2016

ack's Mannequin, now known as the popular group Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, recorded "Dark Blue" way back in 2005 for their first studio album. In 2013, the song went gold, meaning that it made over $1 million in sales, almost eight years after the song's initial release. It's no surprise th...

101 WKQX’s “Nights We Stole Christmas” night one rocked the Aragon

101 WKQX’s “Nights We Stole Christmas” night one rocked the Aragon

Courtney Thomas

December 4, 2016

[1]01 WKQX hosted night one of their fifth annual concert series, "The Nights We Stole Christmas," on Dec. 1, at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Before the start of the concert at 7 p.m., fans could get photos with Santa Claus and Salty the Snowman, a #TNWSC icon. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness kicked...

‘Lucky’ takes us back to 2009

‘Lucky’ takes us back to 2009

Courtney Thomas

October 24, 2016

n Jan.13, 2009, one of the sweetest and most calming songs I've ever heard was released: "Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. The song is about love and being, well, lucky to have someone in their life that they love so much. Mraz and Caillat's voices harmonize so beautifully, I get goosebumps ev...

Throwback to Florence + The Machine’s “No Light, No Light”

Throwback to Florence + The Machine’s “No Light, No Light”

Courtney Thomas

October 17, 2016

"No Light, No Light," was released on Florence + The Machine's second studio album, "Ceremonials," on Oct. 28, 2011. The song was released as a single that following January. "No Light, No Light" is about a fragile relationship and the frustrations of trying to keep it together, even when it is so clearly...

“Million Reasons:” Lady Gaga’s comeback song

“Million Reasons:” Lady Gaga’s comeback song

Courtney Thomas

October 13, 2016

Lady Gaga has been off the music radar since 2014, a full two years, until recently with the release of "Perfect Illusion," released Sept. 9, and her most recent single, "Million Reasons." Both songs are from her upcoming album "Joanne," named after her middle name, and is set to drop Oct. 21. "Million...

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