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All 133 of Whitney Houston’s Songs, Ranked from Worst to Best

All 126 of Whitney Houston's Songs, ranked from worst to best

Alright, so I’ve seen magazines do this with Taylor Swift, Madonna, Michael Jackson and a few others. I was waiting for the Whitney Houston one to come out (so I could discuss my opinion of it, obviously). For some reason, no one has written it yet, so I figured ‘why not just make mine right now?’ So, here is my totally scientific list of the definitive ranking of Whitney Houston’s songs. Please note: The photo says 126, because that's how many I thought she had at the time. Someone in the comments pointed out an extra four, and one is in The Preacher's[...]

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Why Everyone Should See “The Girls in the Band” on Hulu

Why Everyone Should See "The Girls in the Band"

I'm a big fan of documentaries and memoirs; all the more so if they are about musicians. The Girls in the Band is an incredible documentary about female instrumentalists in big bands. It's currently on Hulu, and everyone should see it. This movie explores racism, ageism and sexism in the music industry, through interviews with women about their experiences. I grew up with my dad's parents, who were big band enthusiasts. Miles Davis, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller were three of their staples. As for females, they were all singers: Judy Garland, Billie Holid[...]

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The Ultimate List of Taurus Singers and Songwriters

An epic list of Taurus singers and songwriters!

We are now into Taurus, and the plural for that is either Tauruses or Taureans. Tauruses sounds like "walruses" to me, so we'll go with Taureans. Taurus is the bull and follows Aries, the ram. Taureans' element is Earth and their birthstones are Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire, Rose Quartz and Garnet. Since I'm all into crystals now, I figure I should include that info. Tauruses are known to be kind and reliable on the positive side. On the negative side, they can be possessive control freaks. As a Virgo, I see nothing wrong with this. If you're a Taurus sign, I ha[...]

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The Ultimate List of Aries Singers and Songwriters

An epic list of Aries singers, songwriters, rappers and composers!

We're now into Aries, also known as The Ram. Aries are known for being fearless trailblazers, but also headstrong and stubborn (all the better for being a trailblazer, amirite?) This is by no means a complete list, but it's an extensive list of every Aries singer, songwriter, producer, composer and rapper I could find. If I'm missing you, please let me know and I'll be happy to add you! You can search for an artist by entering their name in the search area in my sidebar to the right. If you can't find them, let me know! I'll add them asap. I'm a one-woman op[...]

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Tips for Songwriters Struggling with Self-Doubt – Guest Post

How to Handle Self-Doubt as a Songwriter

If you haven't heard of SongFancy, I highly recommend checking it out! It's a great resource for songwriters and the visuals are stunning. Sarah Spencer is an incredible writer and contributor in the music blogging community. She's also a fabulous singer-songwriter herself! I'm so honored to share this post with you today. Deep breaths. Do you love to write songs? Like, most days, do you really enjoy it? Yes? Ok, another deep breath. Then move to step 4. Your latest song does not equal your entire worth as a songwriter. Let’s look at that[...]

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The Ultimate List of Pisces Singers and Songwriters

We're in Pisces, which is the 12th and final sign of the astrological calendar (even though it takes place in February, which is kinda weird? Like, shouldn't it be at the end of the year?) Pisces are known as 'fish' and are compassionate dreamers, but also naive and overly trusting. As always, please let me know if I've missed your favorite Pisces! Tweet me or leave a comment and let me know, it's absolutely possible that I've missed a few great people. I try to cover these bases on every zodiac post, but I am only covering vocalists (including rappers), son[...]

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10 Tips for Beginning Songwriters

I started “writing songs” (I’m using that term loosely since they were garbage) in elementary school. I had an archaic recorder and a tattered Lisa Frank notebook, both of which were my best (and only) friends. If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you have an interest in songwriting. Maybe you haven’t started yet but want to try. Perhaps you’ve written a few but are struggling. Maybe you’re a seasoned pro and you’re coming here anyway, which is also cool. I want to share these 10 tips that I wish I had known earlier in my songwriting career. I[...]

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The Ultimate List of Aquarius Singers and Songwriters

The Ultimate list of Aquarian Singers and Songwriters

We are now into Aquarius, and if you're like me, you're now singing "This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius..." Aquarius runs from January 20th through February 18th. These people are known as a personable, outgoing type under the Air sign, but can also be temperamental and aloof. I now have a complete breakdown of what it means to be an Aquarius musician here! If you're an Aquarius, check that post for helpful tips to grow your music career. Also, I want to point out a fun new feature: If you're looking for a particular artist, you can search for th[...]

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How to Improvise on Piano For Beginners – Guest Post

How to improvise on piano for singers and songwriters!

Today is a guest post! This is a topic I thought would benefit a lot of singers and songwriters, and I have a pro who was kind enough to do a full article on the topic! Nadav Biran is a pianist of 10 years and an audio engineer. He is also the co-founder of catzaudio.com, a pro audio magazine focused on providing musicians with the latest pro audio news, reviews, interviews, and guides. Improvising can be a huge help to songwriters when creating new melodies, and to singers who want to learn vocal scats or ad-libs. Here is a full breakdown on how to improvise[...]

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The Ultimate List of Capricorn Singers and Songwriters

An epic list of Capricorn singers and songwriters!

We are in the final zodiac sign of the year and also into the beginning of the next year, Capricorns. My partner at Brain Stamp is a Capricorn and the description fits him perfectly: Strengths: Responsible, disciplined, good managers Weaknesses: Know-it-all, condescending, expects the worst To be fair, we are alike on the last weakness. But he is a great manager and most of what I read about his zodiac sign seems to fit him well. As always, please let me know if I'm missing anyone or if you'd like to be added to the list! I'd also like to announce that I hav[...]