Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throwback Thursday: 1961

10. Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
9. Connie Francis - Together
8. Brenda Lee - Dum Dum
7. Dee Clark - Raindrops
6. Del Shannon - Hats Off to Larry

Well, we've reached the point where music videos are kind of not a thing that you can really find if you want to find them from the year the songs are from. But here's a bonus. I know this song because of the Me First and the Gimme Gimmes cover. This one.

There's really no excuse for me not being able to find a music video for that. Or like, a live video or something. But here we are. I hope you enjoy the tunes!

5. Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That Part 1
4. Arthur Lyman Group - Yellow Bird
3. U.S. Bonds - Quarter to Three
2. Brook Benton - The Boll Weevil Song
1. Bobby Lewis - Tossin' and Turnin'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TWO Doomtree Updates! (Dessa Video and New Track!)

Well I *was* just going to post the new Dessa video for one of my favorite songs on the album (and #3 in this year's Festive Fifty) "Fighting Fish" so here THAT is:

But then Doomtree dropped a new crew track as a teaser for the upcoming album that they've been working on this summer. I haven't even listened to it yet, and will be listening to the embedded track below. So I'm very very stoked to embed it and hit "Publish"!

Top Ten Tuesday (UK Edition): Cheryl Cole featuring Tinie Tempah "Crazy Stupid Love"

It's very interesting to watch this video because, as far as I'm aware, this song has not been played at all over in America. And yet, the same trends we're seeing over here of the pop song with the rap bridge and the horns at the hooks are happening in this song as well. What an interesting international trend.

What's also interesting is the change that Cheryl Coles' image has gone under in a couple of years. See, *I* know Cheryl Cole from the video below and so it's very interesting to see that she's gone for a more mature image in this new video, or more like, in the videos leading up to this video.


Welp, I'm embarrassed. I was confusing Cheryl Cole with Cher Lloyd. I'll still post the video, just so you can see the change I thought this woman had gone through. Haha. It's funny to think about now that I know it's not the case. And I thought this change had happened in 2 years. That would have been a drastic change indeed. I also just realized that this is a remake of sorts of the Jackson 5 song of the same (or, similar) name

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Flashback Countdown #5: 1998

Eve 6
Well, I'm in Virginia Beach this weekend (and most of the week, actually) so here, as has become tradition, is a Flashback Countdown. This time we're heading back to 1998. It's a fantastic episode full of fantastic songs. Look down at the list of artists. Then think of the first song that comes to mind by them. That's the song, in all likelihood. It's so great.

Flashback Countdown #5 (1998)

Barenaked Ladies
Beastie Boys
Eve 6
Goo Goo Dolls
Harvey Danger
Marcy Playground
Smashing Pumpkins

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: 1962

10. Freddy Cannon - Palisades Park

A great summer song written by game show host and alleged CIA hitman Chuck Barris. It has been a while since I've watched Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, but maybe I'll change that soon.

9. Dee Dee Sharp - Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)
8. Pat Boone - Speedy Gonzales
7. Joanie Summers - Johnny Get Angry
6. Claude King - Wolverton Mountain
5. Brian Hyland - Sealed With a Kiss
4. David Rose and His Orchestra - The Stripper
3. Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
2. The Orlons - The Wah Watusi
1. Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Disclosure featuring Sam Smith "Latch"

I listened to this whole album the other night and it definitely stands up well in my limited knowledge of the Dance Music genre. It reminds me of the Chemical Brothers album Surrender.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

New Countdown: Posted by a Sleep-Hungry Zombie!


My birthday was quite enjoyable and my son's was as well! We had his party today (even though his b-day was on Thursday) and so I'm feeling super tired. My sister and I stayed up way too late last night, got up to take the little guy to the Little Gym and then partied and partied. But this is a very enjoyable countdown, if you ask me!

Countdown #207

Arctic Monkeys
Big Data featuring Joywave
The Black Keys
Bon Iver
Fitz  & the Tantrums
Jack White
Vance Joy