Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1985

10. Bryan Adams - Reckless
9. Foreigner - Agent Provocateur
8. REO Speedwagon - Wheels are Turning
7. Madonna - Like a Virgin
6. Tina Turner - Private Dancer
5. Beverly Hills Cop - Soundtrack

     1. Patti LaBelle - New Attitude
     2. Shalamar - Don't Get Stopped in Beverly Hills
     3. Junior - Do You Really (Want My Love?)
     4. Rockie Robbins - Emergency
     5. Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance
     6. Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On
     7. Danny Elfman - Gratitude
     8. Patti LaBelle - Stir It Up
     9. The System - Rock 'N Roll Me Again
   10. Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F

Last time we were on 1985, it was February and there were two songs from this soundtrack on the Top Ten. And in fact, many of the songs on that Top Ten are from albums on THIS Top Ten.

This is a fun 80's video. Harold F gets to pretend that he's in the movie and we get to see clips from the movie. Kind of a cool way to do an instrumental track.

4. Wham! - Make It Big
3. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
2. Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
1. John Fogerty - Centerfield

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Podcast: Well SOMEONE Has to Have Written the Book

Robert De Long
This episode of the podcast is way better than the procrastination I injected into it. I hope you enjoy it!

Countdown #239

***Featuring*** (notice how we have a band from the first 7 letters of the alphabet without missing one this week!)

Cage the Elephant
Death Cab For Cutie
Elvis Costello
Florence + the Machine
George Ezra
Milky Chance
Modest Mouse
The Monotones
Robert DeLong
Walk the Moon

Top Ten Tuesday: Fetty Wap "Trap Queen"

I was watching this video the other day to prepare for writing this very thing I'm writing now. This is a song where everything about the song and video seem to be about making drugs and all of that thug life stuff, but if you notice, they're making pies in the video. At one point he even talks about putting on oven mitts and pulling a pie out of the oven. This song is better than some that have been a part of this feature and that little tongue-in-cheek humor really endears it to me.

In its own way, it's kind of a sweet love song!....Kind of...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1986

10. Simple Minds - Once Upon a Time
9. Starship - Knee Deep in the Hoopla
8. Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin
7. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

      1. So Far Away
     2. Money For Nothing

     3. Walk of Life
     4. Your Latest Trick
     5. Why Worry
     6. Ride Across the River
     7. The Man's Too Strong
     8. One World
     9. Brothers in Arms

I used to have this album. But now I don't. I wonder what happened to it. I wonder if I lost it in the Great CD Case Loss of 2001. Hmm. Anyway, I really like this album and I know that Dire Straits aren't "cool" or whatever. But I like it!

6. Barbra Streisand - The Broadway Album
5. Mr. Mister - Welcome to the Real World
4. John Mellencamp - Scarecrow
3. Heart - Heart
2. Sade - Promise
1. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (UK Edition): Sam Smith featuring John Legend "Lay Me Down"

So this is the current #1 on the UK Singles Chart. Literally only going by the music video, this was recorded by Legend and Smith for Red Nose Day.

A great song with two very talented gentlemen!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

New Countdown: Ides of March Edition

Some changes on the countdown this week. And I think for the better. I'm always interested in how long it takes for the countdown to turnover from the beginning of the year and we are getting ever closer to that!

Countdown #238

Cage the Elephant
Death Cab For Cutie
George Ezra
Imagine Dragons
Milky Chance
Modest Mouse
Robert DeLong
Straylight Run
Walk the Moon

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1987

10. Huey Lewis - Fore!
9. Europe - The Final Countdown
8. Cinderella - Night Songs
7. Paul Simon - Graceland
6. The Georgia Satellites - Georgia Satellites
5. Janet Jackson - Control
4. Genesis - Invisible Touch
3. Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is
2. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
1. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill

     1. Rhymin & Stealin
     2. The New Style
     3. She's Crafty
     4. Posse in Effect
     5. Slow Ride
     6. Girls
     7. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (to Party!)
     8. No Sleep till Brooklyn

     9. Paul Revere
   10. Hold It Now Hit It
   11. Brass Monkey
   12. Slow and Low
   13. Time to Get Ill

I was going to do the Bon Jovi album, but then it occurred to me that I might have done them for this year on the Hot 100 and, sure enough, there they were. So I did the #1 album. Which is also a doozie. Lots of great songs on this one. I don't own a copy. I believe I'll put it on my wishlist!