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The first single from American rapper Flo Rida's fourth album Wild Ones contains a second generation sample: The Swedish dance artist Avicii's tune "Levels" samples the 1961 Etta James song "Something's Got a Hold On Me." Flo's producer Dr. Luke lifted the Etta James vocals from that song and used them here on "Good Feeling." "It's legendary, we got Etta James featured on there, so it's crazy," Flo Rida told MTV News.
The original "Queen Of Soul" (before Aretha Franklin claimed the title), Etta James (b 1938) is recognized by many to have bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll. Rolling Stone
ranked her #22 on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and she is best known to many for her version of the Mack Gordon and Harry Warren song "At Last
This was Flo Rida's third UK #1 single. He previously topped the chart with "Right Round
" in 2009 and "Club Can't Handle Me
" in 2010. The rapper also made a cameo appearance on Alexandra Burke's "Bad Boys
" which reached the peak position in 2009.
Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.
Shaun Morgan of Seether
Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee.
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."