Thursday, May 28, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1976


 


1. Let Em In


2. The Note You Never Wrote
3. She's My Baby
4. Beware My Love
5. Wino Junko
6. Silly Love Songs


7. Cook of the House
8. Time to Hide
9. Must Do Something About It
10. San Ferry Anne
11. Warm and Beautiful

I know virtually nothing of Paul's career post-Beatles. I should investigate more. This album had three separate runs at #1 in 1976.

Can someone recommend to me what to check out of Paul post-Beatles?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (UK Edition): Carly Rae Jepsen "I Really Like You"

Not going to do the highest charting song that I haven't played from the UK chart because I have a feeling we'll be seeing it on the US chart next week (possibly at #1)!

And I don't think that this is going to make the US Top Ten. And I LOVE the video. So here it is.

On another note, I'm pretty sure that "Call Me Maybe" was why I started doing this feature, so that's cool.

Enjoy!

Monday, May 25, 2015

New Countdown: Starting the Shorter Holiday Week Off Right!


Temple of the Dog
Well, I got more than halfway through the recording of the show on Saturday night! But...then it was Memorial Day weekend and, you know, things came up.

I think you're really going to like this episode, though! So, enjoy!



Countdown #247

***Featuring***
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
AWOLNATION
Death Cab for Cutie
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Robert DeLong
Saint Motel
Temple of the Dog
Vance Joy
Walk the Moon

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1977



1. Secondhand News
2. Dreams
3. Never Going Back Again
4. Don't Stop
5. Go Your Own Way
6. Songbird
7. The Chain
8. You Make Loving Fun


9. I Don't Want to Know
10. Oh Daddy
11. Gold Dust Woman

Well if 1978 was about Saturday Night Fever, 1977 was about Rumors. It won Album of the Year and was #1 for 31 non-consecutive weeks. It's a killer album. It was #4 in my One Year, 100 Albums Countdown. You're probably familiar with at least a couple of the songs. And if you're not, well, I'll just recommend that you GET familiar with the whole thing!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (UK Edition): LunchMoney Lewis "Bills"

Well this is a fun song! I can see myself listening to this one a lot! Enjoy!


Monday, May 18, 2015

New Countdown: Vast Improvements!


Muse
Well, we're going to put this one in the "Win" column because, after last week, *only* 24 hours late is an achievement, to be sure!

We've got some great songs and some great Contrast Podcast news and it's just a really great time for everyone, I think!

It's hard to believe it's almost time to start keeping track of the Summer Jams! I've really got to get that second Birthday podcast published (Read: created and published)!

Enjoy!




Countdown #246

***Featuring***
AWOLNATION
Death Cab For Cutie
Foo Fighters
Milky Chance
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Robert DeLong
Saint Motel
They Might Be Giants
Vance Joy
Walk the Moon

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1978



1. Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive


2. Bee Gees - How Deep is Your Love


3. Bee Gees - Night Fever


4. Bee Gees - More Than a Woman


5. Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
6. Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven
7. Tavares - More Than a Woman
8. David Shire - Manhattan Skyline
9. Ralph MacDonald - Calypso Breakdown
10. David Shire - Night on Disco Mountain
11. Kool & the Gang - Open Sesame
12. Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'
13. Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
14. KC and the Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
15. David Shire - Salsation
16. MFSB - K-Jee
17. The Trammps - Disco Inferno

Basically, this album was #1 for the first half of 1978 (1/21/78-7/7/78) so it's no surprise that this is the featured album this week. I know some people have huge negative feelings about disco or whatever, but just listen to the first four songs. It's amazing. If the soundtrack had just been a 5 track EP of just the first side of the album, it would have been a best-seller.