Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (UK Edition): Carly Rae Jepsen "I Really Like You"

Not going to do the highest charting song that I haven't played from the UK chart because I have a feeling we'll be seeing it on the US chart next week (possibly at #1)!

And I don't think that this is going to make the US Top Ten. And I LOVE the video. So here it is.

On another note, I'm pretty sure that "Call Me Maybe" was why I started doing this feature, so that's cool.

Enjoy!

Monday, May 25, 2015

New Countdown: Starting the Shorter Holiday Week Off Right!


Temple of the Dog
Well, I got more than halfway through the recording of the show on Saturday night! But...then it was Memorial Day weekend and, you know, things came up.

I think you're really going to like this episode, though! So, enjoy!



Countdown #247

***Featuring***
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
AWOLNATION
Death Cab for Cutie
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Robert DeLong
Saint Motel
Temple of the Dog
Vance Joy
Walk the Moon

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1977



1. Secondhand News
2. Dreams
3. Never Going Back Again
4. Don't Stop
5. Go Your Own Way
6. Songbird
7. The Chain
8. You Make Loving Fun


9. I Don't Want to Know
10. Oh Daddy
11. Gold Dust Woman

Well if 1978 was about Saturday Night Fever, 1977 was about Rumors. It won Album of the Year and was #1 for 31 non-consecutive weeks. It's a killer album. It was #4 in my One Year, 100 Albums Countdown. You're probably familiar with at least a couple of the songs. And if you're not, well, I'll just recommend that you GET familiar with the whole thing!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (UK Edition): LunchMoney Lewis "Bills"

Well this is a fun song! I can see myself listening to this one a lot! Enjoy!


Monday, May 18, 2015

New Countdown: Vast Improvements!


Muse
Well, we're going to put this one in the "Win" column because, after last week, *only* 24 hours late is an achievement, to be sure!

We've got some great songs and some great Contrast Podcast news and it's just a really great time for everyone, I think!

It's hard to believe it's almost time to start keeping track of the Summer Jams! I've really got to get that second Birthday podcast published (Read: created and published)!

Enjoy!




Countdown #246

***Featuring***
AWOLNATION
Death Cab For Cutie
Foo Fighters
Milky Chance
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Robert DeLong
Saint Motel
They Might Be Giants
Vance Joy
Walk the Moon

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1978



1. Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive


2. Bee Gees - How Deep is Your Love


3. Bee Gees - Night Fever


4. Bee Gees - More Than a Woman


5. Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
6. Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven
7. Tavares - More Than a Woman
8. David Shire - Manhattan Skyline
9. Ralph MacDonald - Calypso Breakdown
10. David Shire - Night on Disco Mountain
11. Kool & the Gang - Open Sesame
12. Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'
13. Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
14. KC and the Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
15. David Shire - Salsation
16. MFSB - K-Jee
17. The Trammps - Disco Inferno

Basically, this album was #1 for the first half of 1978 (1/21/78-7/7/78) so it's no surprise that this is the featured album this week. I know some people have huge negative feelings about disco or whatever, but just listen to the first four songs. It's amazing. If the soundtrack had just been a 5 track EP of just the first side of the album, it would have been a best-seller.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Countdown: The Episode That Almost Killed Me, or, The Episode That Nearly Wasn't!


Muse
Well this was a tough one! I'm not sure really what happened, but I kept being SO tired at night and then I just kept recording one or two intros and calling it a night. So that's why the dual title. I'm not sure if it almost killed me or if I almost just didn't finish it.

But it's a good one with great tunes and LOTS of Bonus Songs.

And also, even though it feels silly now, Happy Mother's Day!





Countdown #245

***Featuring**
AWOLNATION
B.B. King & Eric Clapton
Beastie Boys
Dar Williams
Death Cab For Cutie
Florence + the Machine
Foo Fighters
Milky Chance
Modest Mouse
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Robert Delong
Taylor Swift
Walk the Moon