Thursday, April 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1993 (2 Weeks at #1)


Janet Jackson "Again" (12/11-12/18)

Janet Jackson is the queen of this segment recently. Seriously, if she's not on a week of Throwback Thursday, it's a surprise to me. I don't think all of the weeks have been published yet, but watch this space especially if you're a Janet Jackson fan. This song is apparently from the movie Poetic Justice although it might also have been from janet. It's a pretty great song.


SWV "Weak" (7/10-7/17)

Another in the long tradition of hits by r&b trios. I don't remember the name of the other group that was on here a couple of weeks ago, but I remember I said something like "From The Supremes through Destiny's Child or TLC..." and this song reminded me of that too.


Silk "Freak Me" (5/1-5/8)

Yep. This song is just what you'd think it would be.

There's another tradition here of groups of 4 or 5 male vocalists that is as old as the female trios, if not older!



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (UK Edition): Sia "Cheap Thrills"


I'm starting to think that maybe I should check out some of Sia's albums. Her videos are so cool. Part of that has to do with her continuing to not show her face in them (that little girl has become Sia's avatar for the entirety of her successful singles). Enjoy this one and then go check out her other video!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

New Countdown: Two Brothers


Plastic Animals

Another week of great alternative tunes counted down from 10 to 1 for your enjoyment! I can just feel summer bubbling under the surface, waiting to burst forth and shower us in memorable (and also perhaps not so memorable) tunes!


Countdown #290

***Featuring***
Cold War Kids
Coldplay
Empire of the Sun
Foals
The Lumineers
Miike Snow
Nothing But Thieves
Plastic Animals
The Strumbellas
twenty one pilots
X Ambassadors

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1994 (2 Weeks at #1)

No songs spent 2 weeks at #1 in 1995!


Ini Kamoze - Here Comes the Hotstepper (12/17-12/24)

So this song making it to #1 for 2 weeks in DECEMBER is kind of mind-blowing for me. It's not all that uncommon for songs with a reggae vibe to them to make it to the top in the summer, but I guess this one got in there when people were longing for the beach. It features an interpolation of "Land of 1000 Dances" (a song by Wilson Pickett that peaked at #30 in 1965) which is pretty cool, too.



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign "Work From Home"


Ah the age old trope of sexy times on the construction site. I like that I'm posting this video as I, myself, work from home.



Sunday, April 17, 2016

New Countdown: Eventually, Everyone Goes Disco


Yuck

A pretty fun countdown this week! Spring is in the air and we're rocking out! Enjoy!


Countdown #289

***Featuring***
Ben Folds featuring Regina Spektor
Cold War Kids
Coldplay
Empire of the Sun
Foals
The Lumineers
Nothing But Thieves
The Strumbellas
twenty one pilots
X Ambassadors
Yuck


Friday, April 15, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1996 (2 Weeks at #1)

2Pac - How Do U Want It (featuring K-Ci and JoJo) /California Love (featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman) (7/13-7/20)

I guess this is a double A side single, but it's really weird to me to be soooo familiar with one of them ("California Love") and to be completely clueless when it comes to the other one.



Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby (5/4-5/11)

This is one of 5 songs from my own personal Mariah Carey mix. I love this song quite a lot.