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It’s raining outside, you’ve cuddled yourself in the warmest blanket you could find, you have a hot cup of cocoa kept in your reach, and a melodious, soothing playlist is playing softly in the background. What else can you ask from life in those moments? Unfortunately, sometimes we choose a song which is either too loud/harsh or too soft/mushy to suit the rainy environment. The songs we choose should be fresh, just like the newly wet earth; and the combined feeling of the aroma of the ground and the music should make the hair on your skin stand up.

I’ve had many people ask me for a suitable playlist on a rainy day, and I decided to make a universal playlist that everyone can listen to. But what if its not raining in your country? Fret not, there is a website that will make you feel right in the middle of a heavy downpour.

I really have to thank the creators who came up with this amazingly ingenious idea – and actually got it to work. I’ve seen websites where you can morph your voice, virtually make coffee, and what not. But this? Completely out-of-the-box thinking.

Okay, so the website is as follows:

http://www.rainymood.com/

Can the name of the website get any better? Probably not. When you’re in the mood for a virtual downpour, just head on to this site, and turn the speaker volume up. It has an awesome background too- that of a fogged up window, with rain pellets knocking on it. Really, all you need now is a shower hose drenching you, and you have a mini downpour!

Okay, getting straight down to business, here are the top 10 songs that I personally think HAVE to be on everyone’s rainy day playlist. Some are old, and some are relatively new. So here we go!

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Rain Songs

Number 10: Coldplay – The Scientist

Why I included this – The song’s tempo and the rhythm suit the noise of the rain perfectly. The vocals also make the rain much more enjoyable. Sit back and enjoy!

Number 9: The Eagles – New Kid In Town

Why I included this – This song has a bass and rhythm that compels you to get out of your chair and jump in the rain. It’s subtly paced and has a smooth flow of vocals to it. This is one song you don’t want to forget adding in your playlist!

Number 8: Simon And Garfunkel – The Boxer

Why I included this – Does it need an explanation? Soft melody, powerful lyrics, and a feel-good atmosphere all around when you hear the song. Beautiful vocals are just the topping to the cake. Hum to this one while it pours outside!

Number 7: Michael Learns To Rock – The Actor

Why I included this – The vocals are probably the softest ones I’ve ever heard. The pace of the song, the steady beats and the mild rhythm in the backdrop make it a must-listen-to song during the rains.

Number 6: Pink Floyd – Time

Why I included this Ah! Nothing like sitting inside and reflecting on the time spent in your life! You, dear reader; just sit back, turn the rain volume up, close your eyes and relax. Sir Gilmour will do the rest!

Number 5: Abba – Fernando

Why I included this – ABBA – Enough said.

Number 4: Chicago – If You Leave Me Now

Why I included this – Probably the best vocals (next to SImon & Garfunkel), this song just flows! The song may sound all mushy, but it’s not. Listening to this song whilst the rain actually brought a tear in my eye – it sounds that beautiful!

Number 3: Credence Clearwater Revival – Who’ll Stop The Rain

Why I included this – Isn’t the song name quite ironic? But no; nobody wants to stop the rain. The classic country vocals and the lively beats make for a memorable evening in the rain. The lead guitar is the main reason I recommend this song to you.

Number 2: Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love

Why I included this – Absolutely mesmerizing vocals and a soft, subtle melody and soft beats are the factors which make this song Number 2 on the list. Don’t miss it!

Number 1: Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

Why I chose this as the Number 1 – The “If I Just Lay Here” part seems so relevant to the rain outside. It creates a totally different atmosphere altogether.  Okay, maybe the song is a little romantic, but I urge you to listen to this song in the rain. I’m sure it’ll be the most memorable downpour you’ll remember! The chorus was enough to move me to tears. Don’t you dare miss this one!

Hope you like the collection! To download the complete list, I have provided a link to 4shared below. Sign in using your Social Network id and password to download! Enjoy!

Link To Download Above Songs: http://audiophileparadiserainmusic.4shared.com

Again, don’t forget to type in this website and leaving it on for the rain sound:

www.rainymood.com

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According to a worldwide survey, “Hotel California” is the most common song in music playlists. Who can blame them? The song is truly a masterpiece, undoubtedly the best song delivered by the Eagles. It’s also one of the most renowned songs globally. “Hotel California” is known for it’s misinterpreted lyrics, and simple, but effective guitar rifts. Just yesterday, I was surfing the web, when I came across a fact stating that there are more than 30 misinterpreted meanings to the lyrics. Weird, huh? Anyways, I’ll be reviewing this masterpiece today. Hope you like it! Let’s get to it!

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Eagles (L-R): Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Timothy B. Schmit

History: “Hotel California” is a song from the Eagles’ self- titled album. It was released as a single on February 1977. Although the song has lots of misinterpreted lyrics, the Eagles say the song is about “The high life in Los Angeles”. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for one week in May 1977. This song earned the Eagles the 1977 Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards in 1978. The song was certified to a platinum rating after successfully crossing 1,000,000 online digital downloads. The guitar solo in “Hotel California” has been rated the Eighth ranking on the Guitar Magazine’s Top 100 Guitar Solos. There is only one *famous* version of the song viz. The Studio Version, having a duration of 6 Minutes and 8 Seconds.

What this song tries to convey to us: There are a LOT of interpretations of the song, and I’m afraid if I go on writing them, I’ll die due to exhaustion. So, I’ve provided a link, so that you can check it out anytime: Misinterpretations of “Hotel California”.

Review: The song starts off with the bass and the acoustic guitar. The song is known for its simplicity, after all. Don Henley kick starts the vocals at 00:52, after the famous ‘door knocking’ sound is heard. The context of the song is smooth, lyrics are simple and rhythm is enchanting. The vocals (Don Harley) also pack a punch, being on the softer side. The first chorus starts at 01:45, and it is the most famous part of the song, with quirky electric guitar rifts added in between. The beats are also completely different for the chorus. With the chorus ending at 02:10, Henley starts the second stanza again; and adds a little “Urgh” (02:18) in between. This verse also contains the notorious “So I called up the Captain, “Please bring me my wine”; He said “We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969″” phrase, which is referred to as a metaphorical phrase. The second chorus will start at 03:03, and just like the previous one, it’ll be added with quirky guitar rifts and high tempo beats. Anyways, the third stanza begins at 03:29; and it is considered to be the most controversial stanza. The vocals end with a bang at 04:20, and an awesome solo (Electric guitar) is initiated from the same. The beats are almost identical, and the guitar solo (From 04:20 – 06:25) just BLOWS your mind off! From highs to lows, from lows to highs – Such ease, such perfection! There are also plenty of looped rifts played, my favorite being the 05:39 – 06:25 loop. The song starts fading off from 06:08, and ends completely at 06:31.

Review: No arguments or pros/cons here, no need for special mentions, just a flat out 10/10 for this epic masterpiece. Rock on, Eagles!

 

Lyrics for “Hotel California” : http://artists.letssingit.com/the-eagles-lyrics-hotel-california-4bkfzsg

Download link for “Hotel California” : http://rocky-52.net/son/son_e/eagles/eagles_hotel.mp3 (Right click on link, click “Save Link/Target As)

 

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“Hotel California” is a song from Eagles’ self titled album, “Eagles”