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Written by Jimi Hendrix, “Third Stone from The Sun” appeared on the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s 1967 album Are You Experienced. While starting out with jazz-influenced styling, listen after the 3:20 mark for some very “Whole Lotta Love“-esque improv work (Hendrix’s influence on Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen and others is clear). The track was recorded at Olympic Studios in London and produced by Chas Chandler.
GUITAR only (Jimi Hendrix):
“Every Breath You Take” became a massive hit off The Police’ equally successful 1983 album Synchronicity. In addition to staying at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight weeks, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of the Year, and the track for Record of the Year, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. It was recorded at AIR Studios, Montserrat and mixed at Le Studio, Quebec, Canada and produced by The Police and Hugh Padgham.
GUITAR only (Andy Summers):
“Sledgehammer” became a huge hit along with its accompanying music video in MTV’s 80s heyday. It was released on the 1986 album So and went to #1 in Canada and the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, also topping out at #4 on the UK chart. Gabriel was nominated for three Grammy Awards on the release and the widely acclaimed video won MTV and Brit Awards. It was recorded at Ashcombe House in Bath, England and produced by Daniel Lanois, who also worked with U2, The Killers and others.
VOCAL only (Peter Gabriel)–starts at :50 mark:
Released as the third single off the Red Hot Chili Peppers 2006 album Stadium Arcadium, “Snow (Hey Oh)” also became the group’s third straight #1 single on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album also garnered a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2007 along with four other wins. The track was recorded at The Mansion in Los Angeles, California and produced by Rick Rubin.
INSTRUMENTAL–GUITAR/KEYBOARDS/BACKGROUND VOCALS (John Frusciante): DRUMS (Chad Smith); BASS/BACKGROUND VOCALS (Flea):
BASS only (Flea):
From Blondie’s third studio release Parallel Lines, “Heart Of Glass” became a signature hit for the group, highlighted by Deborah Harry’s effervescent vocals. The track went to #1 in most world territories including the U.S. and U.K. The album was recorded at The Record Plant in New York City and produced by Mike Chapman, who also worked with Sweet, The Knack and others.
VOCAL only (Deborah Harry):
Queen’s triumphant anthem “We Are The Champions” was released first on their 1977 album News of the World. Charting well upon its release, the track was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009, and is a staple at sports events worldwide. It was recorded at Sarm West Studios and Wessex Studios in London and produced by Queen with the assistance of Mike Stone.
VOCAL only (Freddie Mercury):
GUITARS only (Brian May):
DRUMS only (Roger Taylor):
VOCAL (Mercury), PIANO (Mercury), RHYTHM GUITAR (May) only:
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Led Zeppelin’s seminal “Whole Lotta Love” appeared first on their 1969 release Led Zeppelin II. The album was essentially #1 on all worldwide charts shortly after its release, with a couple of #2s thrown in. Guitarist Jimmy Page produced the album and it was recorded at a raft of different studios including Olympic and Morgan Studios in London, A&M, Quantum, Sunset, Mirror Sound, and Mystic Studios in Los Angeles, California, Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, A&R, Juggy Sound, Groove and Mayfair Studios in New York City; and a studio called the “hut” in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
VOCAL only (Robert Plant):
GUITAR only (Jimmy Page)–listen to what Page does starting at the 1:54 mark:
SLIDE GUITAR/THEREMIN/MISC. GUITAR overdubs only (Jimmy Page)–you have to hear this, all those parts you hear battling it out in the mix, here are some of them…:
DRUMS (John Bonham) starts around :40 mark. Check out the funky vocal utterings at 3:46…:
BASS (John Paul Jones):
“Shiver” is a track off Coldplay’s debut album, Parachutes, released in 2000. The track followed “Yellow” as the second single released and rose to #35 on the UK Singles chart and #26 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The album was recorded at Matrix and Wessex in London, Parr Street in Liverpool and Rockfield Studios in Rockfield, UK and was produced by Ken Nelson and Coldplay.
VOCALS only (Chris Martin):
“Michelle” appeared on the Beatles 1965 Rubber Soul release and in addition to top chart positions and other accolades won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1967. Paul McCartney reworked the song from a parody piece he had created after seeing a French student play at a party he had been at. It was produced by George Martin and recorded at EMI Studios in London.
GUITARS (George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney):
The Smiths | Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before (vocal only, guitars only, instrumental)
From The Smiths 1987 album Strangeways, Here We Come, the track “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” was released as a single in all territories outside the UK. The album went to #55 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #2 on the UK Top Albums list. Recorded at The Wool Hall in Beckington, Somerset, UK, it was produced by Morrissey, Johnny Marr, and Stephen Street.
VOCAL only (Morrissey):
GUITARS only (Johnny Marr):
INSTRUMENTAL (GUITARS/KEYS: Johnny Marr, BASS:Andy Rourke, DRUMS: Mike Joyce):