Category:Little River Band songs
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The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Little River Band – Little River Band are a rock band originally formed in Melbourne, Australia, in March 1975. The band achieved success, not only in Australia but also in the United States. Nine singles appeared in the top 20 on the singles chart. Ten singles reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Reminiscing their highest peaking at No.3, only First Under the Wire appeared in the top 10 albums on the Billboard 200. Early members were Beeb Birtles, Ric Formosa, Graeham Goble, Roger McLachlan, Derek Pellicci, most of the groups 1970s and 1980s material was written by Goble and/or Shorrock, with contributions from Birtles, David Briggs and Pellicci. Little River Band have received many awards in Australia. In May 2001 the Australasian Performing Right Association, as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, named Cool Change, written by Shorrock, Little River Band have undergone numerous personnel changes, with over 30 members since their formation. None of the musicians now performing as Little River Band are original members, in the 1980s members included John Farnham, David Hirschfelder, Stephen Housden, Wayne Nelson and Steve Prestwich. Currently the line-up is Nelson with Rich Herring, Greg Hind, Chris Marion, Two former members have died, Barry Sullivan in October 2003 and Steve Prestwich in January 2011. Upon formation they were an Australian super group with Birtles, Goble, Pellicci, Birtles had been the bass guitarist in the 1960s pop-rock band Zoot. During 1971–72 the original members of Mississippi also recorded as a band under the pseudonym Drummond. They achieved a hit, for eight consecutive weeks, on the Go-Set National Top 40. Shorrock had been the singer of a 1960s pop band, the Twilights. Both Axiom and Mississippi had tried to break into the United Kingdom record market without success, Axiom disbanded after moving to the UK, and Shorrock sang for a short period with a more progressive rock outfit, Esperanto. In 1974 Birtles, Goble, Pellicci and Shorrock met in London with Glenn Wheatley, with Wheatley as manager, they agreed to reconvene in Melbourne in early 1975. Due to the indifferent reception they had received in the UK. After their return to Australia, the members began rehearsing in February 1975, I booked the Golfview Hotel in Geelong for the Saturday night of 1 March 1975. While travelling to the venue down the Geelong Road from Melbourne, from the back of the truck Glenn Shorrock shouted, What about the Little River Band
2. Reminiscing – Reminiscing is a 1978 song written by Graeham Goble, and performed by Australian rock music group Little River Band. It remains their greatest success in the United States, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song is about a couple reminiscing about the past, with certain music reminding them of certain memories. Reminiscing was given a BMI Five Million-Air award for five plays on US radio—the highest achievement ever for any Australian popular song. According to Albert Goldmans biography, John Lennon named Reminiscing as one of his favourite songs, may Pang, erstwhile girlfriend of Lennon, said Oddly, with all the fantastic music he wrote, our song was Reminiscing by the Little River Band. The original Little River Band song was used for the 2010 film The Other Guys starring Will Ferrell, barry Manilow covered the song for his 1996 album Summer of 78. Fellow Australian band Madison Avenue, covered the song, the single was released during 2001 and certified Gold by ARIA. Jazz Nouveau released Reminiscing which is a collection of Little River Band songs with a jazz/latin twist, featuring five female vocalists, Emma Pask, Evelyn Duprai, Danielle Blakey, Anthea White and Anita Spring. Proceeds from the sale of this CD go to Variety - The childrens charity, biz Markie sampled the song for his song Throwback on the album Weekend Warrior. Thumbs Carllile made a cover on his 1979 album Guitar Wizard. The Rise included a cover of the song. During American Idol’s 2007 broadcast of Idol Gives Back, Ben Stiller jokingly threatened to sing the song nonstop until $200 billion in donations was achieved, episode Permanent Record Wrecker, Avery Bullock is heard singing it in the elevator. The song is featured in the Freaks and Geeks episode Kim Kelly is My Friend, the song is heard playing in the background during a scene in Knocked Up with Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd at a Las Vegas hotel room. The song is featured in the HBO series Divorce, Australian band Madison Avenue covered the song during 2001. Their version became a top ten success in their home country, CD single Reminiscing Reminiscing Everything You Need Reminiscing Its Alright The song was also used in the movie Date Night and was played in the background during the Las Vegas scene of Knocked Up. An instrumental of the song is played during the Strike Out episode of the sitcom King Of Queens, the song is included in the Soundtrack for the movie Monsters Vs. Aliens, and was prominently featured in one of the movies dance scenes. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
3. When Will I Be Loved (song) – When Will I Be Loved is a classic popular song written by Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, who had a US top ten hit with it in 1960. Linda Ronstadt covered the song in 1975, and her version was a bigger hit in the US peaking at number two. The Everly Brothers scored a number 8 hit single with When Will I Be Loved in the summer of 1960 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The track had been recorded in 1960 while the duo were contracted to Cadence Records, by 1960 they had moved to Warner Brothers, the belated release by Cadence of When Will I Be Loved provided the Everly Brothers with a final rockabilly-style hit. The session, produced by Archie Bleyer, took place on February 18,1960 at the RCA Studio in Nashville and those at the session included, The song had its highest profile when Linda Ronstadt covered it on her album Heart Like A Wheel. This version rearranges the verses of the Everly Brothers original, transposing the first and third verses. Capitol Records was reportedly unsure whether to release When Will I Be Loved or Youre No Good as the lead 45 off of Heart Like a Wheel, Billboard did afford a number 1 ranking to When Will I Be Loved on its C&W chart. Manfred Mann included a version of the song on their number-one EP in 1966, John Denver recorded a cover of the album on his 1966 album John Denver Sings. However, the album was not released to the public until 2011. In 1967 Johnny Young & Kompany reached No.3 in Australia with When Will I Be Loved charted in tandem with its flip Kiss Me Now. Sandy Denny recorded a version of the song with Linda Thompson on the rock n roll covers album Rock On with The Bunch in 1972, the track was also released as a single that same year. Tanya Tucker recorded When Will I Be Loved for her 1975 album Tanya Tucker, Slik has taken this song on their album Slik in 1976. Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds released a version of the song on their 1980 EP, Dolly Parton has performed the song live on numerous occasions, including on her 1987-88 TV series Dolly. In the movie Cocktail, Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue dance, ria performed the song in the movie When Will I Be Loved. Carrie Underwood performed the song on American Idol in 2005, John Fogerty remade When Will I Be Loved for his 2009 album The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again, the track is performed as a duet with Bruce Springsteen. The Chapin Sisters remade When Will I Be Loved for their 2013 album release A Date with the Everly Brothers. Versions of When Will I Be Loved have also recorded by Rosemary Clooney, John Denver, The Little River Band, Gram Parsons, Sandy Posey, Ricochet. Vince Gill recorded the song for the soundtrack of the 1994 movie 8 Seconds, martina McBride sang the song on the ACM Girls Night Out Broadcast, April 22,2011
4. Cool Change (song) – Cool Change is a hit song by Australian rock group Little River Band written by lead singer Glenn Shorrock. It was the single from their sixth album, First Under the Wire. Released in August 1979, Cool Change did not reach the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart top 50. It was released in the United States in 1979 on the Capitol Records label and reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, in May 2001 Cool Change was selected by Australasian Performing Right Association as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time. The Australian soft rock group Mississippi had toured the United Kingdom in 1974, while in the UK, they met ex-The Masters Apprentices bass guitarist and now manager, Glenn Wheatley, who was due to return to Australia. Also in the UK was Glenn Shorrock, who had attempted a career there. Mississippi returned to Australia in 1975 with Shorrock joining on vocals and songwriting. They soon changed their name to Little River Band, other original members were guitarist-vocalists Graeham Goble and Beeb Birtles, lead guitarist Ric Formosa, bass guitarist Roger McLachlan and drummer Derek Pellicci. They first toured the US in 1976, and had top ten hits there with Reminiscing in 1978, First Under the Wire was their sixth album and was released in August 1979 by EMI in Australia and Capitol Records in US. It was the bands first and last top ten album on the US Billboard 200, the album also featured another top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit with Lonesome Loser as the first single released ahead of the album in June. Greg London released a cover to radio on 16 June 2009 that entered the Top 30 on the Media Base and R&R airplay charts on 18 August 2009, reaching number 5 on the FMQB AC40 Chart
5. First Under the Wire – First Under the Wire is the fifth album by Australian group, Little River Band, which was released in July 1979 by Capitol Records. It peaked at No.2 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart and it was the bands only United States top ten album and was certified platinum status according to RIAA. The album included two top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits in Lonesome Loser and Cool Change, on 30 July 2010, the album became available for download
6. When the War Is Over – When the War Is Over is a power ballad originally performed by Australian band Cold Chisel on their 1982 album Circus Animals. The song was written by drummer Steve Prestwich and issued as the single from the album, peaking at #25 on the national singles chart. The chorus is repeated at the beginning and end of the song, despite this unusual arrangement, When the War is Over has become one of Cold Chisels most popular songs and the one that has been covered by more artists than any other. At least five versions of the song have been recorded. Author Prestwich said, I got the first verse of melody and lyric quite spontaneously, however, I had to write the middle eight in the studio just prior to it being recorded. Moss described the song as, a pretty fine example of Steves songwriting and it all seems fairly straight ahead and easy when you hear it, like all good things are. Its so simple, but so effective, don Walker said, I didnt see the potential in it at the time. Since then, I know from the reaction when we play it live, former Australian Idol contestant Cosima De Vito released a version of the song as a double A-side with the track One Night Without You in August 2004. She had previously performed the song on the Australian Made episode of the program, De Vitos version presented an acoustic-guitar and string driven theme as opposed to the strong guitar and drums of the original. It received very limited airplay on radio stations. Despite this, it managed to become the first independently recorded and released single to debut at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was also the best selling independent Australian single for 2004. The release stayed in the Top 5 for over a month and was certified platinum for shipments of over 70,000 units and this version featured as the theme song to the Australian mini-series Sword of Honour. Farnham recorded the track a second time as a bonus for the re-release of his 1988 album Age of Reason, british hard rock band Uriah Heep recorded a version of the song for their seventeenth studio album Raging Silence. Something for Kate covered When the War is Over on the 2007 tribute album Standing on the Outside, john Schumann and the Vagabond Crew covered the song on their 2008 album Behind the Lines. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics