Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora "Black Widow"

This is a really fun video with a fantastic hooky chorus. I'm not really on board with Azalea's verses, though. I don't know what it is. I guess the skill she displayed on "Fancy" isn't as evident here. Still, a very enjoyable video with several cool cameos!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

New Countdown: Yay! Long sleeves!!

Milky Chance
I don't know what is doing it, but I am SO excited for the chillier weather this year. This morning, I let the dog out and felt a little nip in the air and was like "oh boy! maybe i can wear LONG sleeves today!!" so weird.

I touch on the impending autumn a little in the show as well as talking about all the normal stuff. Songs, artists, trends, all the usual stuff. Enjoy!!

Countdown #214

Big Data featuring Joywave
The Black Keys
The Dirty Heads
Milky Chance
Vampire Weekend
Vance Joy

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday: 2011

10. Eric Church - Chief
9. Jason Aldean - My Kind of Party
8. Muppets: The Green Album

     1. OK Go - The Muppet Show Theme Song
     2. Weezer and Hayley Williams (of Paramore) - Rainbow Connection
     3. The Fray - Mahna Mahna
     4. Alkaline Trio - Movin' Right Along
     5. My Morning Jacket - Our World
     6. Amy Lee (of Evanescence) - Halfway Down the Stairs
     7. Sondre Lerche - Mr. Bassman
     8. The Airborne Toxic Event - Wishing Song
     9. Brandon Saller (of Atreyu) and Billy Martin (of Good Charlotte) - Night Life
   10. Andrew Bird - Bein' Green
   11. Matt Nathanson - I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along
   12. Rachel Yamagata - I'm Going to Go Back There Someday

Once again, I should have done the Adele album and I nearly did. Second choice was going to be the Kanye/Jay-Z collab. But then I listened to this album again. I had sort of written it off as containing like 3 good songs, but listening to it today, I was kind of blown away. It's a very fun and well-crafted album. If I had my druthers, I'd post a video for the Alkaline Trio song (my favorite on the album from the start) but the only one that appears to be an official video is the OK Go video. But they make good videos, so you know you're in for a treat. Enjoy!

7. Luke Bryan - Tailgates and Tanlines
6. Now 39
5. Pistol Annies - Hell on Heels
4. Barbra Streisand - What Matters Most
3. Adele - 21
2. Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne
1. Game - The R.E.D. Album

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Ariana Grande featuring Zedd "Break Free"

What an odd video. It's trying to be tongue-in-cheek and silly while also trying to be genuinely sexy. I think it has mixed results. The song's pretty good and the video is pretty good, as well. Just weird.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

New Countdown: School's Back For Autumn

Fall is here. Ring the bell. It's so crazy that it's already September. It feels like the year is flying by, but at the same time it feels like we have a whole bunch more year left to go. One of the thing I love about the charts is not knowing what songs are going to be on it in the upcoming weeks and months. By Christmas, who knows what we'll be listening to? I find that super exciting!

Countdown #213

Big Data featuring Joywave
The Black Keys
The Dirty Heads
Jack Johnson
Milky Chance
Vampire Weekend
Vance Joy

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Throwback Thursday: 2012

10. Yellowcard - Southern Air

     1. Awakening
     2. Surface of the Sun
     3. Surface of the Sun
     4. Here I Am Alive
     5. Sleep in the Snow
     6. A Vicious Kind
     7. Telescope
     8. Rivertown Blues
     9. Ten
   10. Southern Air

For the purposes of records for posterity, I probably should have done the Adele album or the Maroon 5 album, but I love Yellowcard and the very end of summer is the best time to listen to Yellowcard. And I hadn't heard anything from this album. And I liked the songs I heard in researching for this post. So basically everyone wins!

Here's my favorite video that I watched. I love the concept. The girl is the singer from the band We Are The In Crowd

9. Zac Brown Band - Uncaged
8. Adele - 21
7. One Direction - Up All Night
6. Justin Bieber - Believe
5. Maroon 5 - Overexposed
4. Insane Clown Posse - Mighty Death Pop
3. Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't
2. NOW 43
1. 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Taylor Swift "Shake It Off"

So the new Taylor Swift was released last week and debuted at #1. It is the 22nd song to EVER do this. It's a catchy song and I feel like her vocals sound like Hayley Williams's (the singer from Paramore) which is a very good thing. There was some controversy about this song being disrespectful to black people or something, but it was based on the person not having watched the video. Clearly this video is all in good fun. Enjoy!

Here are the other songs to debut at #1 throughout the ages. A lot of great songs. Also a run of American Idol winners. And you see Baauer is the most recent one on there from last year when they added YouTube plays to the calculation of the Hot 100.