presents The Top Pop Songs
Of All Time !
We have ranked the pop songs that have charted over the past 50+
years on The ARC Weekly Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100, and come up
a definitive list that will continue to expand as we add to it,
and continue to modify as new songs chart on The ARC Weekly Top
The Strokes consists of
Julian Casablancas on vocals, Nikolai Fraiture on
bass, Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond, Jr. on
guitar, and Fabrizio Moretti on drums. The band
formed in 1998 in New York City after
Casablancas, Valensi, and Moretti began playing
together while at a private school in Manhattan.
Fraiture had been a friend of Casablancas, and
Hammond had met Casablancas while attending a
boarding school in Switzerland. The band members
came from affluent families - Casablancas is the
son of modeling agent John Casablancas, and
Hammond's father was a well known songwriter of
the 70's. The Strokes released the EP The
Modern Age before signing with a major
record label in 2001.
The Strokes released
the EP The Modern Age with 3 tracks
("The Modern Age," "Last
Nite," and "Barely Legal) which were
later included on their debut LP.
October 9: The Strokes released
their debut LP Is
This It in the US (available for download
at iTunes and Amazon-mp3). The LP had been released
earlier in the year overseas and hit the Top 10
in Australia, Norway, Sweden, and the UK. Rolling
Stone described the LP as "...the stuff
of which legends are made. Recorded in a
sub-basement studio off Avenue A in Manhattan,
where the air was blue with cigarette smoke and
three pictures from a Victoria's Secret catalog
were taped to a cabinet for something like
inspiration, the Strokes' debut album is pure New
York rock & roll: all gray-pavement
aggression wrapped in black-leather cool."
This It was released in the US, new cover
art replaced a more racy cover and the track
"New York City Cops" was replaced with
"When It Started" in light of the
recent September 11th terrorist attacks.
January 19: The Strokes performed on Saturday
Night Live and performed "Last
Nite" and "Hard To Explain."
Released: October 28, 2003 US: Gold Billboard Top
peak: # 4 Rolling Stone: - Entertainment
Weekly:B Tracks: "What Ever
Happened?" - "Automatic Stop"
- "12:51" - "You Talk Way Too
Much" - "Between Love And
Hate" - "Meet Me In The
Bathroom" - "Under Control" -
"The Way It Is" - "The End Has
No End" - "I Can't Win"
[ also available on vinyl ]
Released: March 22, 2011 Billboard Top
peak: # 4 Billboard #1: Rock Albums,
Alternative Albums Rolling Stone: - Entertainment
Weekly:B- Tracks: "Machu
Picchu" - "Under Cover Of
Darkness" - "Two Kinds Of
Happiness" - "You're So Right"
- "Taken For A Fool" -
"Games" - "Call Me Back"
- "Gratisfaction" -
"Metabolism" - "Life Is Simple
In The Moonlight"
[ also available on vinyl ]