It's an annual tradition for Last Sandwich to combine the best of Sandwich Rock K-Pop with the best of mainstream Fandom K-Pop, in order to create a unified Top 10 K-Pop List that enables us to compare the two different genres.
K-Pop has been a surging force that swept the world over the last two decades, and it seems to be getting stronger each day. They have revitalized the music industry and given hope to legions of fans, who always seem to be waiting for the next great South Korean artist or song.
K-Pop Impact On Sandwich Rock
Not only has K-Pop reshaped rock and roll music in general, it has also been a godsend for the Sandwich Rock industry. In the last couple of years, all the best Sandwich Rock songs have been coming out of South Korea as well, which brings us to the purpose of the article.
Our goal is to compare the best of Sandwich Rock K-Pop with the best of mainstream Fandom K-Pop, and see how the two combined genres impact each other. So, our panel of judges voted on the best songs from both genres and came up with the list below.
Two Sandwich Songs Make List
As luck (and talent) would have it, two phenomenal Sandwich Rock songs made the grade. "Hotdog Dance" by the Hamster Powder Club at #7 and "Hamburger" by Roku, which took the top spot at #1.
So, without further ado, here is our list of Top 10 K-Pop Songs of 2021. We've also added two additional songs as a bonus.
Top 10 K-Pop Songs Of 2021
|1||Hamburger||Roku (로쿠)||2021||Sandwich Rock|
|4||LILAC (라일락)||IU (아이유)||2021||Fandom|
|5||I'm a 빛||Hwa Sa (화사)||2021||Fandom|
|7||Hotdog Dance||Hamster Powder Club (스터 파우더 클럽)||2021||Sandwich Rock|
|8||Mumumumuch (하늘 땅 바다만큼)||MAMAMOO (마마무)||2021||Fandom|
|9||I Feel Your Love||Luli Lee (이루리)||2021||Fandom|
|10||Next Level||Aespa (에스파)||2021||Fandom|
|12||I Miss You||Roku (로쿠)||2021||Fandom|
|#||K-Pop Era||Time Span||Description|
|1||1st Generation||1992 to 2000||Artists Birth Ranges in the 1970s|
|2||2nd Generation||2001 to 2011||Artists Birth Ranges in the 1980s|
|3||3rd Generation||2012 to 2019||Artists Birth Ranges in the 1990s|
|4||4th Generation||2020 to Present||Artists Birth Ranges in the 1990s/2000s|
One of the best Sandwich Rock Songs ever was released by a British Band named Slade back in 1981. The song, Knuckle Sandwich Nancy, told the story about the lead singer, Noddy Holder, getting his lights knocked out by an overzealous bouncer after a show.
Of course, everyone knows that a "knuckle sandwich" refers to a punch in the mouth, where the sandwich would be the aggressor's fist. The way that Holder described the whole incident was so direct and honest, and he didn't hide the fact that he was "put out like a light". That's what makes the song so great!
There's a detailed description on the album's "Till Deaf Do Us Part" Wikipedia page.
On Wikipedia, it states, "Knuckle Sandwich Nancy has lyrics (that) refer to a real-life incident suffered by (Noddy) Holder. During a 1978 gig in Porthcawl, a bouncer became too aggressive with the fans, to which Holder told him to lay off. The bouncer later attacked Holder after the show, giving him a broken nose and black eyes. Holder would press charges and the bouncer was sent to jail for three months."
The Knuckle Sandwich
Here is the incredible song that Noddy Holder and Jim Lea wrote as a result of the incident, "Knuckle Sandwich Nancy".
Knuckle Sandwich Nancy by Slade
Current Slade Lineup
Slade is an amazing band that has had huge hits, both on their own and by other bands covering their songs.
The current lineup of Slade is fronted by Dave Hill, and their web site link is listed below. Plus, there are more videos of Slade on their Youtube Channel, so you can check that out as well.
Classic Music Videos
Here are two more songs from Slade that Last Sandwich has always liked, "Run Run Away" and "My Oh My".
Run Run Away by Slade
My Oh My by Slade
And just to show the reach that Slade had all over the world, here is a cover of "My Oh My" by Wakin Chau (周華健), a very famous singer from Taiwan and Hong Kong.
And of course, here is the most famous cover of a Slade song of all-time, the Top 10 USA smash, "Cum On Feel The Noize" for Quiet Riot in 1983.
Hailing from Quebec, Canada, Alex Burger released an amazing album in 2021 called "Sweet Montérégie". A fascinating and somewhat an unusual entertainer, he once appeared on La Voix playing a cover of Mitsou's "Bye Bye Mon Cowboy", Alex Burger has a unique style all his own.
Today, we want to take a look at Burger's last two albums and get a feeling for his music. Without further ado, here is our list of Alex Burger's Top 10 Songs.
Top 10 Songs By Alex Burger
|1||C'est pas le Pérou||Alex Burger||2021|
|2||Plus grande que nature||Alex Burger||2020|
|3||Blood merci (straight to jail)||Alex Burger||2017|
|4||La Balade du mixologue||Alex Burger||2021|
|5||Pays Chauds||Alex Burger||2017|
|6||J'prends ça pour du cash||Alex Burger||2021|
|7||Le rock & drôle du bord d'la 20||Alex Burger||2017|
|8||Chanson pour Simon||Alex Burger||2021|
|9||À'ment donné||Alex Burger||2017|
|10||La randonnée||Alex Burger||2021|
|11||Sweet Montérégie||Alex Burger||2021|
After a few years of listening to sandwich music from around the world, Last Sandwich has decided to complile the first-ever Ultimate Sandwich Rock Playlist. Whether it is Led Zeppelin or HamsandwicH, this playlist encompasses our favorite songs by all the great Sandwich Rock artists.
In order to get this show on the road, here it is...
(Work in progress...)
The Ultimate Sandwich Rock Playlist (2021)
|2||Cruising For Burgers||Fuse||1970|
|4||Eating Fish in Hamburger Heaven||Little Hands of Asphalt||2012|
|6||Hotdog Dance||Hamster Powder Club (햄스터 파우더 클럽)||2021|
|9||Out Of Here 離開 (Ft. 張震嶽 A-Yue)||MC HotDog 熱狗||2012|
|12||Sandwiches of You||Godley & Creme||1978|
|14||Hot Pork Sandwiches||Tanita Tikaram||1990|
|15||Burger And Fries||Charlie Pride||1978|
|16||Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries||Blaze Foley & the Beaver Valley Boys||2006|
|17||Cheeseburger In Paradise||Jimmy Buffet||1978|
|18||Hamburger Midnight||Little Feat||1971|
|19||Hotdog Stand (Live)||Begonia||2021|
|21||Cheeseburger||Gang of Four||1983|
|22||Raw Hamburger||Kool & The Gang||1969|
|23||What Made My Hamburger Disappear?||The Unholy Modal Rounders||1976|
|24||Hotdog & Hamburgers||John Mellencamp||1987|
|25||You're Not My Favourite Sandwich||Elsa Birgitta Bekman||2020|
As an American hard rock band coming out of New York, Cheeseburger has a relatively small body of work consisting of two albums and an EP, but the influence of their songs looms large. Their music has appeared in an animated television series, video games, and movies.
One of their band members helped originate the Adult Swim animated series called "Superjail!", and had their band create the theme music for it.
They are definitely one of the coolest sandwich rock bands of the modern era.
Here is our list of Top 25 Cheeseburger (NY) Songs.
Top 25 Songs by Cheeseburger (Band)
|6||Do You Remember?||Cheeseburger||2007|
|12||Walkin' After Midnight||Cheeseburger||2007|
|16||Deep In The Cups||Cheeseburger||2011|
|17||Roll Like That||Cheeseburger||2011|
|19||Gang's All Here||Cheeseburger||2007|
|21||Money For The Heart||Cheeseburger||2007|
|25||Let The Good Times Roll||Cheeseburger||2007|
Every person has a doppelganger in the world, someone who looks, walks, and talks just like them, possibly even sharing the same name. Now, imagine if the doppelganger wasn't a person, but an entire band. Well... that's exactly what happened to the two bands we're focusing on today.
They were from two different countries, spoke in two different accents, and even drove on opposite sides of the street. And yet, they shared a passion for the same style of music, chose the same band name, and even did a cover version of the same song. It's truly amazing!
Hot Club Sandwich (NZ)
On one side of the world, in New Zealand, there were a couple of gentleman who formed a band that played jazz, swing, blues, and country music, and sang about whimsical topics such as rugby and life.
The band decided to call themselves "Hot Club Sandwich".
They proceeded to make several albums covering a wide genre of music. However, there was one song in particular that caught their eye. They chose to cover a popular song from 1942 by the King Cole Trio called "Hit That Jive, Jack" (which was a rearrangement of Skeets Tolbert's slower 1941 version).
Hit That Jive, Jack (cover) by Hot Club Sandwich (NZ)
And then, on the other side of the world, in America, you had something happen that defies imagination.
Hot Club Sandwich (WA)
Around the same time the New Zealand group was formed, something amazing was happening in the states. On the other side of the world, in Washington, USA, there were a group of gentlemen that formed a band which played jazz, swing, choro melodies, and Venezuelan Joropo rhythms. They were known for playing the classics of the 1930s and 1940s.
They also called themselves "Hot Club Sandwich".
And, in an even weirder twist of fate, they also decided to cover the King Cole Trio version of "Hit That Jive, Jack".
Hit That Jive, Jack (cover) by Hot Club Sandwich (WA)
Hot Club Sandwich (NZ) vs Hot Club Sandwich (WA)
So, which version of "Hit That Jive, Jack" sounds better? Is it Hot Club Sandwich (NZ) version? Or the Hot Club Sandwich (WA) version?
While both versions are phenomenal, we find ourselves leaning towards the Hot Club Sandwich (WA) version. The (NZ) version was a little too fast for our tastes, while the (WA) version was closer to the original, and even added a little flair.
Last Sandwich Winner: Hot Club Sandwich (WA)
We hope you enjoyed learning about these two great bands that share the same name (and even the same love of jazz music). As an added bonus, we want to share the original Skeets' version of "Hit That Jive, Jack", along with the King Cole Trio version.
Hit That Jive, Jack by Skeets Tolbert and His Gentlemen of Swing (1941)
Hit That Jive, Jack by the King Cole Trio (1942)
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