Thursday, December 29, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1991 (7 Weeks at #1)

No songs started 7 week runs at #1 in 1992!

Michael Jackson - Black or White (12/7-1/18/92) (This has a long video and a short video)

Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (7/27-9/7)

Here's the video for this song. I guess Mr. Adams is not a fan of embedding weird.

Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 Year End Countdown

Cold War Kids
Well, I'm back! I knew when I left that I would be probably coming back with the Year End Countdown and so it has come to pass! I'm really feeling refreshed and jazzed about doing this podcast and I hope you're all be jazzed about joining me!

Fully half of the year end countdown is taken up by two bands. I bet you can guess at least one of them!


2016 Year End Countdown

Bear Hands
Blink 182
Cage the Elephant
Cold War Kids
The Lumineers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
twenty one pilots

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1993 (7 Weeks at #1)

Two songs by white guys singing reggae (or reggae-informed) pop spent 7 weeks at #1 in 1993!

UB40 - Can't Help Falling In Love (7/24-9/4)

Snow - Informer (3/13-4/24)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Zayn/Taylor Swift "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)"

Here is the lead single from the soundtrack of the next installment of the Fifty Shades of Grey series. And it features two TTT alumni: Zayn (of One Direction and solo fame) and Taylor Swift. Will it be as big as The Weeknd's "Earned It"? Time will tell.

Switched on Pop Discuss "Stressed Out" ( 8 Months Ago)

One of my favorite podcasts right now is called Switched On Pop. The two hosts, Nate and Charlie, break down how pop songs and trends and genres work in terms of songcraft and music theory. It's really interesting for music geeks that want to go DEEP into how a song works.

So here's an episode all about the twenty one pilots song "Stressed Out". So here that is! Enjoy!

Switched On Pop - 33. The Populist Pop of Twenty One Pilots

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1995 (7 Weeks at #1)

There were no songs from 1990-1993 that spent 6 weeks at #1. There were no songs from 1996-1999 that spent 7 weeks at #1. Amazingly, THREE songs in 1995 spent 7 weeks at #1. It was the year of Seven Weeks at #1.

TLC - Waterfalls (7/8-8/19)

Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It (4/15-5/27)

Madonna - Take a Bow (2/25-4/8)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello "Bad Things"

This was a very very compelling video and it interpolates on of my favorite Fastball songs!

And here's the Fastball song :)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1994 (6 Weeks at #1)

There were no songs that started their six week runs in 1995!

So we'll move on to two ICONIC 90's songs, including one of my favorite songs of all time. Try to guess which one it is!

Boyz II Men - On Bended Knee (12/3-12/10, 12/31/1994-1/21/1995)

Ace of Base - The Sign (3/12-4/2, 5/7-5/14)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1996 (6 Weeks at #1)

I feel like there are two Celine Dions: The catchy pop songstress and the emotional balladeer. This song bridges the gap between the two

Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me (3/23-4/27)