Hangin Tough

Hangin' Tough is a collection of essays and anecdotes about boxing that I have wholly composed and written on the social media platform Quora. As such, the content of the book has already been subjected to mass-market crowdsourcing, ...

Author: Jawed Akrim

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665585064

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

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Hangin’ Tough is a collection of essays and short stories that celebrate boxing. Jawed Akrim, a lifelong scholar and fan of the noble sport, answers an individual question with each essay or story. The question-and-answer format engages readers and encompass a variety of topics, such as: • Was there ever someone more intimidating than Mike Tyson? • Were people scared to fight Muhammad Ali? • Has a boxer ever been so nervous that they didn’t leave the dressing room? • Who would win in a match between Sonny Liston and Rocky Balboa? • What was the most unrealistic thing that happened in the Rocky movies? Filled with colorful personalities such as boxers Muhammad Ali, Canelo Alvarez, Sonny Banks, Trevor Berbick, David Bey, Joe Louis, and many others, the book also highlights trainers and other sports figures with a connection to the ring. Prepare to be shocked, amazed, and even horrified as you take a walk on the wilder side of boxing history.

New Kids on the Block s Hangin Tough

Hangin' Tough, released in September 1988, took fiftyfive weeks to reach number one—one of the longest climbs to the top in the chart's history. The explosion of activity that occurred at the top was enough to make your head spin: “You ...

Author: Rebecca Wallwork

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628929751

Category: Music

Page: 160

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Hangin' Tough, the second album by the New Kids on the Block, has sold more than seventeen million copies worldwide since it was released in 1988. But the album and the band have also been dismissed, derided and deemed uncool by the music establishment. Almost thirty years later, the New Kids still perform the songs from Hangin' Tough.Hundreds of thousands of grown women still flock to their concerts to hear-and go bat-shit crazy for-the songs they first heard when they were teenagers. Is this mere nostalgia or can the science of music help explain the enduring success of Hangin' Tough? What is it about this album that made it so special? Is the music any good or are there other factors at play too? Journalist and New Kids fan Rebecca Wallwork sets out to analyze the quality of Hangin' Tough with the help of music cognition experts, critics, producers and music industry pros. This is not a story about crazy fans, boy bands and truckloads of cheesy merchandise; it is an exploration of a watershed album and moment in pop culture history. It is a glimpse into the brain of not just New Kids fans, but into the minds and hearts of anyone who loves music.

Total Request Live

The example that is cited as evidence that the ballots aren't stuffed by the network or the record companies is the fans' on-line campaign for '80's boy band New Kids on the Block's signature tune "Hangin' Tough.

Author: Ian Jackman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743418508

Category: Popular music

Page: 150

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Presenting an inside look at the driving force behind today's pop music scene: MTV's Total Request Live! Drawing an audience of more than 1 million viewers a day, and hosted by Carson Daly, "TRL" has become much more than a popular Top Ten video countdown show -- it's also a highly-influential, multi-platinum starmaking machine that's only continuing to grow in its importance for modern music. Now MTV Books has the definitive companion to the top-rated MTV show! Packed with everything from a behind-the-scenes look to more full-color photos of today's hottest music stars than fans can handle, this book is perfect for any TRL fanatic!

New Kids on the Block

At each show, the crowd went crazy when the guys played “Hangin' Tough.” At that pointof every performance, Donnie says, “The building would shake.Every handwas up intheair, side toside. The wayit looksnowis the way it looked then, ...

Author: Nikki Van Noy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451667875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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An authorized biography of supergroup New Kids on the Block—tracking their rise, fall, and recent return as one of the biggest acts of all time (with a special focus on the fans who have supported them every step of the way). Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood. They set the bar for every boy band that followed and changed the course of pop music forever. In the 1980s, for millions of young girls around the world, they were gods. But behind the scenes, they were just kids. In this authorized biography of the band, the New Kids tell it all to rock author Nikki Van Noy. “What distinguishes this from similar biographies is Van Noy’s inclusion of the voices of dozens of NKOTB fans both in the story itself—commenting on events from a fan’s perspective—and sharing personal tales of kindnesses shown by the band members at the end of each chapter.” (The Boston Globe)

80s Chart Toppers

an idea for a song called “Hangin' Tough”.' Meanwhile, these impressive chart positions encouraged CBS Records in Britain to invite the youngsters for a promotional visit to coincide with the release of the 'Hangin' Tough' project.

Author: Sharon Davis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780574110

Category: Music

Page: 464

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The '80s were a decade of musical change. As the '70s disco stranglehold was broken, rock, gay, dance and pop music competed with funk and soul, romantic ballads and political protest, computerised music and controversy. The glamour of costume, greasepaint and cross-dressing was put to good use by New Romantic groups like Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Soft Cell, Culture Club and the Human League, while the world also looked to Britain for the most exciting pop acts such as the multi-million-selling Wham!, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Eurythmics and the Pet Shop Boys. Mainstream dance music was at its peak, spearheaded by Stock, Aitken and Waterman, and their stable of artists, including Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Rick Astley, were all chart-topping names. From the USA came the artist of the decade, Michael Jackson, while Madonna and Whitney Houston provided the 'Girl Power' of the '80s. The decade also saw the philanthropic side of the music industry as the stars responded to famine in Ethiopia with the charity records 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' and 'We Are The World'. The'80s catered for all musical tastes, no matter how bizarre, and was far more eclectic than any other decade. From bubble-gum pop with Bucks Fizz to the stadium rock of Simple Minds,'80s Chart-Toppers brings a comprehensive year-by-year, month-by-month guide to the hottest sounds of the decade.

Shadows of the Music Industry

The album Hangin Tough was greatly rising in sales, and during the tour the fans only wanted to see the New Kids on the Block, and often they ignored the fact Tiffany was there also. This resulted in Tiffany becoming the opening act, ...

Author: Michael Hur

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312306059

Category: Fiction

Page: 671

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Shadows of the Music Industry is an account of the untold history regarding artists, and events of the music industry. The book explores the hidden stories of Satanism, the occult, mind-control, cover ups, and the death of various artists from the 1930's to the 2000s. Shadows of the Music Industry takes the reader into an exploration of the aspects that surrounded the lives of some of the most successful artists in music industry history. The chapters presented here are the unauthorized stories that are based upon testimony, case-files, and law enforcement records.

Rock Song Index

HANG 'EM HIGH Artist: Booker T. and the MG's Written by: Jack Gold, Phil Zeller, Dominic Frontiere From the album: ... HANGIN' TOUGH Artist: New Kids on the Block Written by: Larry Johnson (Maurice Starr) From the album: Hangin' Tough ...

Author: Bruce Pollock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135462963

Category: Music

Page: 704

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Hangin ' in . EU 742418 .... Hangin ' loose . EU 724718 ... 1712 Hanes , Leigh . EP 360769 . ... Hangin ' on . EU699240 . EU 726052 . 1584 1584 1657 1752 1988 2148 2359 2059 2169 2286 2151 1829 1829 2492 2423 1500 ... Hangin ' tough .

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office


ISBN: STANFORD:36105119498355

Category: Copyright

Page: 1308

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The Intellectual Devotional Modern Culture

In danger of being dropped by Columbia Records, the band released its second album, Hangin' Tough, a year and a half later. While the group was on tour in 1988 with the pop act Tiffany, its second single from Hangin' Tough, ...

Author: David S. Kidder

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594867453

Category: History

Page: 387

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Shares a year's worth of daily readings on topics of popular culture ranging from art and literature to consumer products and sports.

Mixtape Nostalgia

On their website, NKOTB announced their Mixtape Tour as part of the thirtieth anniversary of Hangin' Tough.84 In late 2018 they posted a marketing video which opens with a dual-cassette boombox, two hand-written mixtape cases, ...

Author: Jehnie I. Burns

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793616807

Category: Music

Page: 279

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Mixtape Nostalgia analyzes the role of the mixtape as a site of collective memory tied to youth culture, community identity, and sharing music. The author looks at the history of the mixtape from the early 1980s and the rise of the cassette as a fundamental aspect of the music industry.