Thursday, September 29, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1999 (5 Weeks at #1)

Three classic late-90s songs from three Latinx performers (I'm not sure if Christina Aguilera identifies as Latina, but her father is from Ecuador, so I think it maybe counts, right?). I love it. All three of these, if they come on 90s on 9, I will leave on. Yes, even Livin' La Vida Loca.

Fun Fact: I once wrote a play about pirates in about 1999 called "Livin' La Vida Pirate"


Christina Aguilera - Genie in a Bottle (7/31-8/28)

Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love (6/12-7/10)

 Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca (5/8-6/5)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Podcast Episode of the Week (9/18-9/25/2016)

Good grief! I listened to 19 podcasts last week! They were:

3 Limited Resources
2 Switched on Pop
2 Sawbones
2 Still Buffering
2 Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
1 Unabashedly Obsessed
1 The Adventure Zone
1 The Great Albums
1 My Favorite Murder
1 Star Wars Minute
1 Wings: The Podcast
1 Pop Shop
1 New Yorker Radio Hour
1 special edition of My Brother, My Brother and Me called My Sister-in-Law, My Sister-in-Law, and Me

I would say that the most memorable podcast of the week was My Sister-in-Law, My Sister-in-Law, and Me.

This was a special edition of what is affectionately know to fans as MBMBAM (muh-bim-bam) featuring the wives of the three hosts of the normal show, the McElroy brothers. It was interesting to hear them tackle the format of the show (which is a pseudo-advice show) and to hear their personalities come through. I know one of the wives, Sydnee, from Still Buffering and Sawbones, so it was nice to have that landmark to navigate by.

Runners up this week were the episode of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text that covered Chapter 6 from the perspective of Expectations, and the Limited Resources Set Review of the Common and Uncommon cards in the new Magic: The Gathering set. It was an eclectic week!

I don't think you can hear MSLMSLAM (muh-slim-slam) unless you are a supporter of the Maximum Fun network. A guy that listens to Unabashedly Obsessed sent it to me along with some other exclusive episodes of shows. Thanks again, Matt!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty "Broccoli"

This video is not entirely safe for work. So be warned.

This song is insanely catchy and it's also the source of one of my favorite vines (which I actually so LONG before I heard this as a proper song). So I'll put both of those on here.



Saturday, September 24, 2016

New Countdown: New Legacy

The Lumineers

What an interesting show we have this week! Listen in amazement as my voice gradually clears from the haze of sleep :)

Hear me realize that my bonus song should be different, IN REAL TIME!

But most of all....Enjoy :)

Countdown #311

Bishop Briggs
Blink 182
Cage the Elephant
Green Day
The Head and the Heart
The Lumineers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Starting Line
twenty one pilots

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1990 (4 Weeks at #1)

No song stayed at #1 for 4 weeks in 1992 or 1991!

Enjoy the ballads :)

Stevie B - Because I Love You (The Postman Song) (12/8-12/29)

Mariah Carey - Vision of Love (8/4-825)

Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U (4/21-5/12)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber "Let Me Love You"

No official video for this one yet, but boy am I glad I went with Shawn Mendes a couple of weeks ago!

Here's a lyric video for the song. I feel like Justin Bieber is forging a new genre. Biebercore?

Monday, September 19, 2016

Podcast Episode of the Week (9/11-9/17/2016)

This week I had very few podcasts where I listened to more than one episode.

Embarrassingly, one of them was my own podcast, Unabashedly Obsessed.
The other was Billboard's Pop Shop podcast.

I also listened to one episode each of:
Song Exploder,
Welcome to Night Vale,
Chart Beat,
You Made It Weird,
Switched on Pop,
My Favorite Murder,
The Great Albums,
The Adventure Zone,
and Wings

So, a very eclectic week, to be sure.

Probably the most memorable episode I listened to was Gary Trust from Billboard's Chart Beat podcast. He interviewed SiriusXM's Kid Kelly about his career and how he got to where he is today. It was super inspirational and I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would!

Throwback Thursday: 1993 (4 Weeks at #1)

It's a rainy and gross Monday morning, so here's one of my favorite Mariah Carey songs that spent about a month at #1 at the end of 1993 and the beginning of 1994. I missed posting it on Thursday, but I think it'll be good to hear today!

Mariah Carey - Hero (12/25-1/15/94)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

New Countdown: Good Griefs


As we start September's countdowns, we find ourselves with a new Artist of the Month, and a NEW NUMBER ONE! Get stoked! Wooo!

Enjoy :)

Countdown #310

Bishop Briggs
Blink 182
Cage the Elephant
Foo Fighters
Green Day
The Lumineers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Starting Line
twenty one pilots

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Charlie Puth featuring Selena Gomez "We Don't Talk Anymore"

Wow. What a great song and what a great video. I feel like I could watch this video over and over again and keep finding new things to notice. Love it. Welcome to the Top Ten!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Podcast Episode of the Week (9/4-9/10/2016)

I've decided to try to do more with the podcasts I listen to each week, so here's something that I thought I might do. I'm going to keep track of the episodes I listen to each week and then on Sunday or Monday, publish a post talking about the most memorable one (or one of the most memorable. There's not, like, one winner and a bunch of losers).

So this week I listened to 11 podcast episodes:
Three episodes of The Great Albums,
one episode of Paste Magazine's The Archive,
two episodes of the Magic: The Gathering podcast Limited Resources,
one episode of the EXCELLENT true-crime podcast My Favorite Murder,
two episodes of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text,
one episode of Billboard's Pop Shop podcast,
and one episode of one of my own podcasts, Unabashedly Obsessed. That's right. I listen to my own shows.

And probably the most memorable of them was the episode of The Great Albums about Foo Fighters self-titled debut album.

I really thought there was some cool insight into what it was like to witness the dawning and birth of this band via Eddie Vedder's Self-Pollution Radio (a pirate radio broadcast that I am DEFINITELY going to track down on YouTube) and it was interesting to hear Bill and guest Jim Hanke discuss what makes the album great but also what on the album ISN'T great.

It's a great episode of a great podcast about Great Albums! So go check it out!

New Countdown: Goodbye Summer, Goodbye August

The Lumineers

We are getting caught up and we're starting that by finishing August! This is a fun one and it also contains the Top Ten Alternative Songs of the Summer as calculated by yours truly! I think you're gonna like it a lot!

Countdown #309

Bishop Briggs
Blink 182
Bob Dylan
Cage the Elephant
The Lumineers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
twenty one pilots
The White Stripes
Young the Giant

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1994 (4 Weeks at #1)

Basically two versions of the same idea for a song. Both super romantic songs about true love.

Sadly, that is not Celine covering Huey Lewis and the News :(

R. Kelly - Bump n Grind (4/9-4/30)

Celine Dion - The Power of Love (2/12-3/5)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (UK Edition): Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper "Perfect Strangers"

This is at #7 on the UK Charts. It's always so interesting to me how they have a SLIGHTLY different sound at the top of their pop charts. I mean, there's a lot of overlap, but then there's something like this which is very interesting.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1995 (4 Weeks at #1)

I mean, we're getting into some classics, here, folks. I honestly would contend that this song has held up better than any other TLC single. Yes, including "Waterfalls"

TLC - Creep (1/28-2/18)

Artist of the Month: September 2016: The Starting Line

Well this will certainly be a change from The White Stripes. I'm excited to really immerse myself in some of their latter-day albums. And they have a 3 song EP (or something) up on Spotify that came out on July 1 that I'm kicking things off with! It's quite enjoyable.