Author: Richard D’Orazi

Carry encyclopedic knowledge of popular music. Write essay like reviews of hit songs and albums from the ‘50s to today through my various columns The Ones of the ‘10s, Best Sellers, and Random Tracks. I also review music-related movies and documentaries when I feel like it.

Random Tracks: Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs’ “Wooly Bully”

In Random Tracks, I review a random hit song from any point in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 going from the chart’s beginning in 1958. If you like what I’m doing, comment and let me know what random Hot 100 hit song you want me to review.

Album of the Year: Genius Loves Company (2005)

With the 2022 Grammys coming up, I’ve decided to take a look back and review the albums that have won the Album of the Year award. Some of these albums have already been covered or will be covered in the Best Sellers so I won’t be touching those. I’ll be doing as much of these as I can of these until the Grammys on January 31st.

Album Of The Year: Raising Sand (2009)

With the 2022 Grammys coming up, I’ve decided to take a look back and review the albums that have won the Album of the Year award. Some of these albums have already been covered or will be covered in the Best Sellers so I won’t be touching those. I’ll be doing as much of these as I can of these until the Grammys on January 31st.

Random Tracks: The Beatles’ “Get Back” (with Billy Preston)

In Random Tracks, I review a random hit song from any point in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 going from the chart’s beginning in 1958. If you like what I’m doing, comment and let me know what random Hot 100 hit song you want me to review.

Album Of The Year: Tapestry (1972)

With Grammy nominations coming up, I’ve decided to take a look back and review the albums that have won the Album of the Year award. Some of these albums have already been covered or will be covered in the Best Sellers so I won’t be touching those. I’ll be doing as much of these as I can of these until the 2022 Grammys Awards on January 31st.

1985: Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA

In The Best Sellers, I’m reviewing the best selling albums in the United States from every year since 1956. With this column, I’ll be examining the music that Americans have made popular over the years analyzing the musical and societal trends that influence what people want to listen to.