Friday, June 24, 2016

New Countdown: Triumphant Returns!


Cold War Kids
I'm getting this one up somewhat earlier this week because I'm going down to Richmond for the weekend. I'm seeing friends, family, and meeting new friends!

So I will be on this radio show called Sound Gaze at 11 am on Saturday (6/25) so here's the link if you're interested. If you aren't able to listen live, I believe that the episodes are archived at that same link! So, enjoy!

We've got some great music on this episode too, so your music dance card is filling up fast!



Countdown #299

***Featuring***
Arthur Russell
blink-182
Cold War Kids
Doomtree
Fitz & the Tantrums
Kaleo
KONGOS
The Lumineers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Strumbellas
The Struts
twenty one pilots

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1995 (3 Weeks #1)

No songs spent 3 weeks at #1 in 1996!

This is a CLASSIC. So sinister and so catchy. I can only imagine what it was like for people that knew the Stevie Wonder song before they heard this.

You know what? I'm going to do it. You can't listen to Gangsta's Paradise and NOT listen to Amish Paradise. So get ready for a two-fer. :)


Coolio featuring L.V. - Gangsta's Paradise (9/9-9/23)


"Weird"Al Yankovic - Amish Paradise (peaked at #53)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Kent Jones "Don't Mind"

A nice summery dancey track. Very fun. Lots of scantily clad women. You know, like music videos in the summer.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

New Countdown: Recording Proximity


Fitz & the Tantrums (6/13/16)
Photo Credit: Megan Cox


Well, I learned something very important this week: Recording in my office, I need to speak up, because I don't sit as close to the microphone. So I'm worried you're either not going to be able to hear me or you're going to have my vocals turned up to an appropriate level and will blow your ears out with the music. Either way, I hope you like what you hear....for as long as you CAN hear!

Isn't that picture great? My friend Marc's friend and coworker Megan took it!


Countdown #298

***Featuring***
AWOLNATION
blink-182
Cold War Kids
Fitz & the Tantrums
Kaleo
Leslie Odom, Jr.
The Lumineers
Not Drowning, Waving
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Strumbellas
The Struts
twenty one pilots

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1997 (3 Weeks at #1)

This week, we have two R&B/Hip-Hop videos with huge extended action movie-style music videos. I love this instinct. To have the song going, but to really just have the musicians playing Action Hero. Love it.

Also, there's "MMMBop". And I love "MMMBop". I bought the cassingle and eagerly anticipated getting the album for my 14th birthday and I loved the album. It is a SOLID pop song and I love it.

Mariah Carey - Honey (9/13-9/27)


Hanson - MMMBop (5/24-6/7)


The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize (5/3-5/17)


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Pink "Just Like Fire"

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love a good soundtrack music video. I like seeing how the artist incorporates the elements of the movie into the video and maybe even what cameos there are. And I am 98% sure that's her daughter in the video with her which is awesome

Saturday, June 11, 2016

New Countdown: Counting Fundamentals


Fitz & the Tantrums

I'm really proud about how early this is coming out and really eager to try to pull the reins back on my procrastination and get this thing publishing with some sort of regularity again!

So enjoy the show and stick around until the end to witness me talk at length about a fact that is 100% wrong. And then watch me backpedal. Seriously, it's in the last 20 seconds of the last intro. And it's hilarious :)


Countdown #297

***Featuring***
AWOLNATION
blink-182
Cold War Kids
Farewell Flight
Fitz & the Tantrums
Kaleo
The Lumineers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Strumbellas
The Struts
twenty one pilots