Throw Back Thursday

Youth of The Nation by P.O.D

Calling all the rock music lover, especially the ones who grow up in 2000’s, here, I present you one of the rock singles from that era, Youth of The Nation from P.O.D. The song was released in their 4th studio album, Satellite, in 2001. The lyric talk about the series of school shooting that happen in America and problems that almost teenager happen to face. I still feel the thrill whenever I hear the intro, the blasting bass and the haunting drum tune, and the chill when I hear the lyrics.  It is no wonder that the song become one of the nominees of Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2003.

If you miss this song as much as I do, here, just press the play button 🙂

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Say It Isn’t So by Bon Jovi

I could spend hours in vain just to pick one of my favourite songs from Bon Jovi. But, this is not only about which one is my favourite. It’s about our #ThrowBackThursday so I could narrow the defining factor in picking just one of Bon Jovi’s song. And it’s Say It Isn’t So. The song appears in Bon Jovi’s seventh studio album, Crush, which out in 2000. This is what I like about Bon Jovi in general, and this song in particular, they can create a broken heart song without sounding whiny. Because, sometimes, you just want to laugh at the pain, not always drown in it. Alright, let’s press the play button and sing this song wholeheartedly!

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Wherever You Will Go by The Calling

Our last #ThrowbackThursday in 2016 goes to Wherever You Will Go by The Calling, an American alternative rock band. Taken from their debut album in 2001, Camino Palmero, this song immediately uplifting The Calling’s name. I consider this love song as a stuck-able song. The guitar melody, Alex Band’s soulful voice, simple yet sweet lyrics, all of them made this song so easy listening and enjoy by lot of people–female, male, old or young people. This is the kind of song that once you know, you’ll find it easy to sing it again even after 15 years later. 🙂

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With You by Linkin Park

Raise your hand if you grow up with this American alternative rock band, Linkin Park. I did–again, thanks to my brother’s music taste. I remember, their debut album, Hybrid Theory, was totally a thing and phenomenal. Maybe because, at that time, Linkin Park brought new air in rock music. They combine electro music, hip hop, rap rock, with rock music, not to forget the way they insert synthesizer into their music, it’s a treat no one can resist to enjoy. The duet between Mike Shinoda and Charles Bennington’s voices are also what makes Linkin Park’s music an addicting thing. I believe lot of people will agree that Hybrid Theory is one of the best alternative rock album ever released.

Now, to pick only one song from this album to be our #ThrowBackThursday is a hard job. I debated with my own self whether to pick In The EndCrawlingRunawayBy Myself, or… all of them. Well, life is so full of choices but too often you can only choose one, so here I am choosing With You as our #TBT. Hope this single will trigger your memory of 2000’s alternative rock era and makes you treat yourself by listening to this album. Enjoy!

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