Thursday, February 11, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1993 (1 Week at #1)

No songs for only 1 week at #1 in 1994!

Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle - A Whole New World (3/6)

Back in 1993, Aladdin was where it was AT. A number of Disney movies had these very serious renditions tacked on to their soundtracks. Nothing wrong with that!

New Countdown: Rarefied Air


Coldplay
Hello! I'm sick. And you can hear it in my voice. And also in my blanking on the term (during the last intro of the show) that I used for the title of the blog post. I substituted the phrase "esteemed ranks" but when you hear me pause before saying that, know that that pause (which i would have normally taken out, but have left in for posterity) is me trying to think of the phrase "rarefied air".


Countdown #280

***Featuring***
Cage the Elephant
Cold War Kids
Coldplay
Fall Out Boy featuring Demi Lovato
Foals
Imagine Dragons
New Found Glory featuring Hayley Williams
Nothing But Thieves
Silversun Pickups
twenty one pilots
Vance Joy
X Ambassadors

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Zayn "Pillowtalk"


First single from former One Direction guy Zayn Malik. He's decided to just go by Zayn

Debuted at #1 on the Hot 100.

Maybe semi-NSFW?

I guess this is the kind of video you make when you leave your "boy band" and want to show that you're grown up.

Being a grown up means crying blood, apparently....


Friday, February 5, 2016

New Countdown: Would You Believe....


Silversun Pickups

If you came here stoked for an episode chock full of Get Smart quotes and references, I'm afraid you're going to be sorely disappointed with all but the last 30 seconds of the episode....

Fortunately, the rest of the episode is pretty great and I think you'll find your life vastly improved after having listened to it.

So, enjoy!


Countdown #279

***Featuring***
Cage the Elephant
Cold War Kids
Coldplay
Death Cab For Cutie
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Nothing But Thieves
Silversun Pickups
Standard Fare
Stevie Wonder
twenty one pilots
Vance Joy
X Ambassadors

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1995 (1 Week at #1)

WOW what a great set of songs. And they only stayed in the top position for a WEEK? Crazy.

Whitney Houston - Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (11/25)

The first of two songs from a movie this week. I feel like no one talks about the "Movie Soundtrack Song Music Video" genre. It's truly a 90's icon. Show the performance, now clip, now performance, now clip. If you're feeling really bold, have the singer be in some way IN the movie. Perhaps a cameo by a star of the movie? Maybe, like in this one, the singer is actually one of the stars of the movie. Or, like we'll see later, maybe the singer is just belting it out from atop a building in the city where the movie takes place


Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone (9/2)

This song holds a Guinness World Record as the first song in the 37-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut at number one. I actually thought it was #1 for longer than 1 week, but I guess I thought wrong. This is a great song, but get ready for basically no one to be wearing shirts.


Seal - Kiss From a Rose (8/26)

Just a classic song. Meets all the "MSSMV" requirements and also gives me a big injection of nostalgia. Love it.



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Flo Rida "My House"

Pretty straightforward party anthem. Flo Rida isn't blowing anyone away with his amazing rapping, but I think he's really just here to have a good time.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Countdown!: Snowed In



Yeah, I named today's post after the Hanson Christmas album. So what? Snow what? No no. Not that :)

I recorded this podcast before, during, and after shoveling my arms off. Listen to my chipper voice at the beginning when I didn't know just how much snow it was going to end up being. So cute!



Countdown #278

***Featuring***
Cage the Elephant
Cold War Kids
Coldplay
Death Cab For Cutie
Fleet Foxes
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Nothing But Thieves
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Silversun Pickups
twenty one pilots
Vance Joy
X Ambassadors