THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
879-Beck-Where It’s At.
1996-Number 35 single.
Best Bit-At 2.44.He’s got two turntables, and a microphone, all he needs now is a few flashing lights, and he can do mobile disco’s.
Beck Hansen (see also best songs 230) was born Bek David Campbell on July 8, 1970, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., he is considered to be one of the most innovative artists, since the start of the 1990’s.He has covered many musical genres, including,Alternative Rock, Folk, Americano, and Hip-Hop. His mother, Bibbie Hansen is a musician, and actress, who has performed in the Andy Warhol film ‘Prison,’
‘Where It’s At’ is taken from Beck’s critically acclaimed fifth studio Album, ‘Odelay’, released in 1996. The song was co-written by Beck, and The Dust Brothers, who are John King, and Michael Simpson. The song references early Hip-Hop, when DJ’s would use two turntables, and a microphone to create the right atmosphere.Beck also reminisces about his early days as a struggling musician,when having to work odd jobs to make ends meet. There are also several samples in the song, including audio from a 1969 middle-school sex education Album called ‘Sex For Teens (Where It’s At’) The line, ‘That was a good drum break’ is sampled from the 1989 song ‘I Don’t Care If U Disrespect Me,’ by The Frogs, and the sample, ‘Two turntables and a microphone,’ is lifted from the song ‘Needle to the Groove,’ by the Old School Hip-Hop group The Mantronix.
‘Move through the room like ambulance drivers,shine your shoes with your microphone blues.’