From his most recent hits, including 2004 Pop Song
of the Year "The Game of Love" (featuring Michelle Branch), "Smooth" (featuring Rob Thomas), and "Why Don't You & I" (featuring Chad Kroeger), to Santana Band classics like "Evil Ways," "Black Magic Woman," and "Oye Como Va," Carlos Santana has been creating a unique fusion of passionate, guitar-powered music for more than 30 years, creatively blending potent rock and roll with blues-driven elements and sensuous Afro-Cuban rhythms.
Opening strong with ``Under the Bridge,'' an avant-garde piece utilizing car horns and bicycle spokes, the thoroughly clever score takes in a plaintive ``Bruno's Theme'' (colored by doleful accordion), the gorgeous pop song
``Attila Marcel'' and a fascinating ``Cabaret Hoover'' (played on refrigerator, vacuum and other stuff).
A Pop Song
of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Publisher of the Year will be announced during the evening, as will the winner of the BMI Foundation's John Lennon Scholarship.
The Game of Love" earned the BMI Pop Song
of the Year Crystal for songwriter Gregg Alexander and his publishing company Keepin' It Real How 'Bout You Music Publishing; this distinction is given to the song tallying the most feature broadcast performances during the eligibility period.
A lavender Jonathan Richman backed by a pink Cheap Trick--that's the Pansy Division of Absurd Pop Song
Brian Rothschild, Executive Director of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, A&M hit recording artists The Black Eyed Peas, and Peter Brinkman, VP Maxell Corporation, presented the $20,000 check for the 2002 Maxell Song of the Year to Amy Fairchild of Wakefield, Massachusetts, for her Pop song
How You Remind Me" earned the BMI Pop Song
of the Year Crystal for songwriters Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and Ryan Vikedal (all SOCAN) of Nickelback and publisher Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Some found Baz Luhrmann's ``Moulin Rouge,'' a story set in 1899 Paris but with characters singing and dancing to familiar rock and pop song
, too hyperkinetic for their taste.
Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes stole the show with an electrifying performance that had the audience out of their seats dancing, and took home four awards in the categories of Best Pop Male Artist, Best Music Video, Best Rock Performance, and Pop Song
of the Year (with the #1 hit "A Dios Le Pido"), where he tied with Mexican singer Pilar Montenegro.
The Xcerts Pop Song
IF only pop songs
sounded like this and not One Direction or 5 Seconds of Summer.
His debut five-track EP showcases Joe's ability to craft the perfect acoustic pop song
and features title track The City Ate My Brains.
The two music teachers and seven sixth formers from Caludon Castle School in Axholme Road, Wyken, have recorded a pop song
and plan to sell the CD to raise funds for the neo natal unit at University Hospital Coventry.