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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: 1963

10. Marvin Gaye - Pride and Joy

Gotta love Marvin Gaye. This is actually a great week for songs. But I decided to only do one song from this list.  But I mean, I could just as easily have played the Elvis, Stevie, Surfaris, Essex, or Jan & Dean songs!

9. Elvis Presley and the Jordanaires (You're the) Devil in Disguise
8. Kyu Sakamoto - Sukiyaki
7. The Surfaris - Wipe Out
6. Little Stevie Wonder - Fingertips Pt 2
5. Lonnie Mack - Memphis
4. Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
3. The Tymes - So Much in Love
2. The Essex - Easier Said Than Done
1. Jan & Dean - Surf City

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Maroon 5 "Maps"

Hmm. Well I think that the song is super catchy as per usual with Maroon 5, but the video is a little...I don't know. I mean, first of all, the lone profanity was gratuitous and surely intended to heighten the tension of the situation. Second, what's the message? I guess it's something like "Don't take loved ones for granted because they could be gone before you know it", but jeeez. This is kind of after-school-specialing it, isn't it?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Countdown: Looking Forward to Remembering When

Bon Iver circa 2011
It's a big week around our household and so the air is crackling with excitement. Some of us are turning 1 and some of us are turning more than 1. It's all very confusing as to who's turning what.

I'll be doing the Birthday podcast again this year, so that means my birthday will be spent saving blog posts by people and then sorting through them and seeing which songs I like best and all of that. I love it, even if it can be a little daunting.

It's a good countdown this week and I really hope you enjoy it. These are always the episodes I love best. The ones in the middle of summer when the songs are the most nostalgia inducing. Someday we'll hear "Do I Wanna Know" and think "Ah, that takes me back to the summer of...was it 2014? Those were the days..." and it'll be great :)

Countdown #206

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

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Throwback Thursday: 1964

Two VERY different songs featured today. Listen to them in order and you'll be mellow for the rest of the day. Also, did you notice that this is the 1964 Top Ten and there are NO Beatles songs on it? The only Beatles song on the chart this week was "Love Me Do" at something like #24. Weeeird

10. Chuck Berry - No Particular Place to Go

9. Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto - The Girl From Ipanema

8. Peter and Gordon - A World Without Love
7. Barbra Streisand - People
6. Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop
5. The Dave Clark Five - Can't You See That She's Mine
4. Gerry and the Pacemakers - Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
3. The Four Seasons - Rag Doll
2. Johnny Rivers - Memphis
1. The Beach Boys - I Get Around