The great Johnny Cash said, "You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone." And sometimes those stones lead to triumph. Just ask music video goliath Roy LaManna who has attributed to the success of thousands of videos from top artists including Justin Bieber and The Killers.
Exactly half of the songs voted into the top 10 appear in re-worked versions. As always, this is a blessing for folks in search of musical inspiration, since these uptempo updates take existing gym favorites and accentuate their beats and momentum.
The high octane MonumenTour rocked through Irvine California Saturday night with co-headliners Fall Out Boy and Paramore at the Verizon Amphitheater. The show packed a one two punch as both bands brought their best game to the packed crowd of over 16,000 in the out door stadium.
"I think, for bands like us, we can be a gateway," says bassist Pete Wentz. "We can say like, 'Hey, check out what these other bands we grew up with do.' I think that's an important thing to do as an artist."
In a singles-oriented music landscape, it's easy to forget that these radio hits are part of a larger body of work. So who released the best albums of 2013? Here's a look at my top 10 picks for the year.