Gimme Five

Classic Rock Songs Sung by the Other Guy: Gimme Five

Classic Rock Songs Sung by the Other Guy: Gimme Five

Most bands have an acknowledged lead singer. But what about when others took over for the Rolling Stones, Heartbreakers, Queen, Doors and Faces?

Rick Danko’s Most Underappreciated Band Songs: Gimme Five

Rick Danko’s Most Underappreciated Band Songs: Gimme Five

You know Rick Danko from “Stage Fright” and “It Makes No Difference.” To celebrate his birthday, let’s explore some of his lesser-known Band tracks.

Power Pop Songs Other Than ‘Go All The Way': Gimme Five

Power Pop Songs Other Than ‘Go All The Way': Gimme Five

Big Star, the Romantics and the Knack make our list of power pop songs that deserve some of the attention that the Raspberries’ titanic hit usually gets.

Jon Herington Solo Songs: Gimme Five

Jon Herington Solo Songs: Gimme Five

You know him from his work with Madeleine Peyroux, the Dukes of September and Steely Dan. Let’s dig into Jon Herington’s solo career.

Warren Zevon, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson + others: Gimme Five, Halloween Edition

Warren Zevon, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson + others: Gimme Five, Halloween Edition

Stuck for a Halloween playlist to help while away the minutes between tonight’s zombie apocalypses?

Rock is Dead! Songs by Todd Rundgren, the Knack, Elvis Costello, others: Gimme Five

Rock is Dead! Songs by Todd Rundgren, the Knack, Elvis Costello, others: Gimme Five

To celebrate October, autumn and U2’s recent marketing fiasco, here’s a few songs about the death of everyone’s favorite bad penny, rock ‘n’ roll.

Bruce Springsteen Songs about Cars: Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen Songs about Cars: Gimme Five

They were as ubiquitous, at one point, as songs about girls.

Deep Cuts from the Band’s Self-Titled 1969 Masterpiece: Gimme Five

Deep Cuts from the Band’s Self-Titled 1969 Masterpiece: Gimme Five

Even lesser-known tracks continue to yield important insights, decades later.

Forgotten George Harrison gems from The Apple Years: Gimme Five

Forgotten George Harrison gems from The Apple Years: Gimme Five

George Harrison’s catalog, even more than a decade after his death, is widely underappeciated outside of the radio hits, a grievous thing.

Gimme Five: 1980s ‘Hair Ballads’ That Don’t, You Know, Suck

Gimme Five: 1980s ‘Hair Ballads’ That Don’t, You Know, Suck

I bristle when folks dismiss everything from this era as garbage.