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Thu March 15, 2012
Our favorite solar-powered pop music
At this time of year, most of us in the northern hemisphere are pretty darn glad to be seeing more sunshine. But our old Sun has been having some flare-ups lately, sending massive bursts of energy towards Earth, threatening communications and electrical grids. So before the power goes out, here are some of our favorite solar songs.
Besides their musical achievements, The Beatles were also film and video pioneers, having made A Hard Day’s Night in 1964 and Help! in 1965. Their 1966 single “Rain” had an accompanying music film that some say was the precursor to MTV:
The first song about the Sun that usually comes to mind is another Beatles tune, “Here Comes The Sun”. That’s why we put it second. Here’s a great live clip of George Harrison performing the song with Ringo Starr and Jeff Lynne:
This is the Sun song that we just can’t get out of our heads…and if you have the cure please let us know. This 1967 medley from The 5th Dimension is truly cosmic… “Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”.