Welcome to Holly&Kelly’s Music Review!

We’re so glad you’re here! Follow us through an exploration of 1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 1,001 Albums You Must Listen to Before You Die. Discover new favourites, reminisce on sounds from your childhood!

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Song 73 – Blueberry Hill

SONG: Blueberry Hill ARTIST: Fats Domino YEAR: 1956 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: Blueberry Hill was actually published way back in 1940, but didn’t become famous until this version we’re listening to today. The music was written by Vincent Rose, and the lyrics by Larry Stock and Al Lewis. It’s super weird, but theContinue reading “Song 73 – Blueberry Hill”

Song 72 – Heartbreak Hotel

SONG: Heartbreak Hotel ARTIST: Elvis Presley YEAR: 1956 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: “Heartbreak Hotel” was written in 1955 by Tommy Durden and Mae Boren Axton.  There are two conflicting stories of how the song started out, but the most agreed-upon version is from a newspaper article about the suicide of a lonely manContinue reading “Song 72 – Heartbreak Hotel”

Song 71 – Be-Bop-A-Lula

SONG: Be-Bop-A-Lula ARTIST: Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps YEAR: 1956 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: Be-Bop-A-Lula was written by Gene Vincent and his manager, Bill “Sherill Tex” Davis in 1955. Vincent started writing the song as he recuperated from a motorcycle accident at the US Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia with his hospitalizedContinue reading “Song 71 – Be-Bop-A-Lula”

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