When times are particularly difficult, and you are likely to slip into despair, some of the greatest pop songs can provide genuine comfort to make it through the pain. The great thing about advice songs is that you can listen to someone else coach you through a tough situation while rocking out at the same time.
This wonderful book lists 250 of the best pop songs for those times that solid life advice is needed. The songs represent all popular music styles from the last 50 years, from rock to folk and from punk to hip hop. There are many times, for example, in which the three words ‘Let it be’ are words of wisdom. Although the lyrics may have originally been written in reference to interpersonal difficulties within the Beatles, the song does possess a universality that makes ‘Let it be’ one of the great advice pop songs of all time. Other famous pop music mottos to live by are: You Can’t Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones, If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free - Sting and Don’t Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin.
Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow (Frank Zappa) is a collection of all the famous advice songs and many surprises as well. It gives the reader the song titles, painted by hand by the designer, and a striking quote from the song lyrics, as well as indexes on artist and themes. This well-produced, iconic album of words of advice from musicians is the perfect gift for music lovers of all ages.
Marcus Kraft is a graphic designer and art director based in Zurich, Switzerland. From his studio, he realizes commissioned projects for renown clients as well as self-initiated projects. His focus is on elaborate design concepts, editorial projects and typographical quality. He has been awarded several international prizes for his work. In his spare time, he plays the drums in a rock band.