Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Drake "Nice For What"

This is the first song in the history of the Hot 100 to replace another song by the same artist, where both songs debuted at #1. Which is pretty cool. I like when history gets made. It also samples "Ex-Factor" by Lauryn Hill, and I hope that leads to a whole new group of people discovering THAT amazing album.

I like this song and video quite a bit!


Sunday, April 15, 2018

New Countdown: That Nostalgic Feeling of a Comatose Computer

Moon Taxi



There was a time, early on in this countdown's life, where I would constantly have computer problems and would have to figure out ways around them. That is what I dealt with, with this episode as my computer has fallen very ill. But I am hopeful that it is on the mend. This episode was entirely recorded while I waited for Nicole from Apple to call me back. Which is not a dig against Nicole. She has been awesome and I recognize that she is not only dealing with me.

ANYways. This was a good countdown. I hope that the musical differences between my vocals and the songs isn't too jarring. Enjoy!


Countdown #378

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
AWOLNATION
Bad Relgion
Big Boi
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
The Killers
lovelytheband
Moon Taxi
Muse
Portugal. The Man
Thirty Seconds to Mars

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: The Weeknd "Call Out My Name"

New stuff from The Weeknd will always go to the top of the list for me. This one debuts at #4! The new EP debuts at #1 over on the Billboard 200.


Sunday, April 8, 2018

New Countdown: Moon Bands

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Muse


Welcome to April! It's a new month and around here it's very....wintery? Ugh, the weather, am I right?

It's a good fun episode with a new Artist of the Month! Woohoo!


Countdown #377

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
AWOLNATION
Big Boi
Danger Mouse featuring Run the Jewels and Big Boi
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
The Killers
lovelytheband
Moon Taxi
Muse
Portugal. The Man
Walk the Moon


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - XXXTentacion - Sad!

This song is fine. Nothing too special, but it wasn't as off the wall as I was anticipating. It should be noted that this guy is very very very controversial in terms of his run-ins with the law and history of domestic violence and lots of really bad stuff.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

New Countdown: Now With More Poetry Reading!

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AJR


And so March goes out like a lamb. We're in for one more week of our March Artist of the Month and then I also read a poem! It's a very fun one and the songs remain excellent! :)


Countdown #376

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
Alice Merton
Blink-182
Dessa
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
The Killers
lovelytheband
Moon Taxi
Muse
Pennywise
Portugal. The Man
Walk the Moon

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Lil Dicky featuring Chris Brown "Freaky Friday"

Ok, much as I really really really wish that this featured almost anyone else, I found this video super entertaining and I especially loved the ending. I'm happy to see Lil Dicky getting some recognition!


Sunday, March 25, 2018

New Countdown: Rock Against [Insert Name Here]

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Walk the Moon



Hey! It's a new countdown this week with some new punk rock bonus songs and maybe even some new songs on the countdown! Who knows?!??? :-D

Enjoy :)


Countdown #375

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
Alice Merton
The Ataris
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
The Killers
lovelytheband
Moon Taxi
Muse
Pennywise
Portugal. The Man
Walk the Moon

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line "Meant To Be"

I have to admit, when I see Florida Georgia Line associated with something, I'm hesitant. Bro Country is about at the very end of my interest list and, like it or not, they are one of the Icons of Bro Country.

That said, I really liked this song. It's straightforward and very catchy and it ends on a cute, funny note.


Sunday, March 18, 2018

New Countdown: Polkugal. The Man

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How many plays on that band's name do you think I can use for titles for this countdown before they're off the Top Ten? I bet this isn't the last time by a longshot. :)

It's a good episode this week. A little punky, a little polka-y. So, get stoked about that! And enjoy ;-)


Countdown #374

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
Alice Merton
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
The Killers
lovelytheband
Muse
Pennywise
Portugal. The Man
Rancid
Walk the Moon
Yellowcard


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey "The Middle"

This is a very nice song and the video feels very old-school. I'm not entirely sure who "Grey" is in terms of their contributions to the song or video, but I really enjoyed this one!


Sunday, March 11, 2018

New Countdown: Mug mug mug


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Foster the People
Running a little bit behind, but we're getting things done this weekend! It's a fun, punky little show this week and I think you'll enjoy it very much!


Countdown #373

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
Alice Merton
Descendents
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
The Killers
lovelytheband
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Muse
Pennywise
Portugal. The Man
Walk the Moon

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign "Psycho"

This is a fairly straightforward song that doesn't blow me away and so I'm interested in why it has vaulted onto the chart to debut at #2. Is Post Malone just super super popular? Interesting!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

New Countdown: In Like a Lion, Gone in a Moment

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Pennywise


New month, new countdown songs, new Dessa, new Artist of the Month! It's a lot of newness on here and I get into some lyrical interpretation that takes us into a deep dive into the device of false narrative continuation. It's a good time :)


Countdown #372

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
Alice Merton
Beck
Dessa
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
The Killers
lovelytheband
Pennywise
Portugal. The Man
Walk the Moon

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Kendrick Lamar and SZA "All the Stars"

This is another song from the Black Panther soundtrack to find its way into the Top Ten. This soundtrack is so exciting to me :)

Sunday, February 25, 2018

New Countdown: Last Call For Last Tracks


Echo & the Bunnymen

Last episode of the month and we're still listening to songs by those guys up there! And also more bands! Alternative Songs woooooooo!

But seriously, it's a great episode and you should listen with an eagerness that can only be rivaled by a child on the eve of their birthday!


Countdown #371

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
Alice Merton
Beck
Echo & the Bunnymen
Elle King
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
The Killers
The National
Portugal. The Man
Walk the Moon
Weezer

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: BlocBoy JB featuring Drake "Look Alive"

This was a good video. I'm a little surprised that it has debuted at #6, but it feels like the sort of song that perhaps has some sort of Internet Meme/Dance Video attached to it? It is entirely possible that I'm just not aware of it yet. I like when Drake is silly.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

New Countdown: Crown/Crowd Control


Beck (photo from Consequence of Sound)

It's another great countdown list this week! We've got some more new music and some more old music. Well, the same old music....well not the SAME old music. Look, just listen and you'll know what I mean!


Countdown #370

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
Alice Merton
Beck
Echo & the Bunnymen
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
The Killers
The National
Portugal. The Man
Walk the Moon
Weezer

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar "Pray For Me"

Debuting at #7 is this song from the Black Panther soundtrack that basically amounts to a new Kendrick Lamar album. Or, like at least a mixtape. I'm very excited about it. It came out on Friday, but I haven't listened to anything but this and the other single from it. This song is so great.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

New Countdown: Stethoscope Bulbs


The National

So, on this week's show, there is a product being sold by a certain band and I had no idea what it was at the time. But then, after I finished recording, I went over to my friend's house and her daughter had one. It's a PopSocket for a cell phone and I never would have thought of that in a million years. I guessed it was the end of a stethoscope and that was what I guessed. So, I'm silly. Enjoy the episode!


Countdown #369

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
Alice Merton
Beck
Echo and the Bunnymen
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
The National
Portugal. The Man
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Walk the Moon
Weezer


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton "Say Something"

This is a TRULY impressive video for the song that debuts at #9 this week. It also makes me excited to check out the album. I will admit that the prospect of putting a video like this together stresses me out a lot.


Saturday, February 3, 2018

New Countdown: Low-voiced Shoegazey Alternative Rock


Beck

We're kicking off February with some new songs, a new Artist of the Month, and a new Alternative Album Grammy. There are lots of fun new songs to hear, so buckle up and enjoy!


Countdown #368

***Countdown***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
Alice Merton
Bastille
Beck
Echo & the Bunnymen
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
The National
Portugal. The Man
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Walk the Moon

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Drake "God's Plan"

This is the 29th song to debut at #1. Every year since 2009, at least one song has debuted at #1 and Drake has checked that off for 2018! It's a decent song. Nothing about it really blows me out of the water but it's fine!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

New Countdown: Portugal. The Rock Block


Walk the Moon


We are wrapping up January this week and I have continued to stay up to date on countdowns! I'm very very stoked about that.

I mention it on the show, but check out the I Never Saw It podcast. You'll hear an intro that will explain it further!

Enjoy!


Countdown #367

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
Alice Merton
Beck
Cast of School of Rock
The Cranberries
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
Portugal. The Man
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Walk the Moon
Weezer

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Throwback Thursday: 1960

Here we are, about to introduce the truly BIG DOG in the Instrumental #1's Game. This is a song that spent 9 WEEKS at #, almost double the next longest run.

Incidentally, here's the Wikipedia synopsis of what A Summer Place was, which is something I've never known.

A Summer Place is a 1959 romantic drama film based on Sloan Wilson's 1958 novel of the same name, about teenage lovers from different social classes who get back together twenty years later, and then must deal with the passionate love affair of their own teenage children by previous marriages.

Percy Faith - Theme from A Summer Place (2/22/60-4/18/60)


And here is where I first heard of this song:


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Dua Lipa "New Rules"

I really liked this one a lot! The song is catchy, the message is good, and the video is lovely!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

New Countdown: Wrong, But Also Right


Patti Lupone and Mandy Patinkin from the Original Broadway Cast of Evita


What an interesting episode this turned out to be! Lots of fun facts and also a counting challenge that I totally whiffed on! It's a fun, weird one (see the picture above) so enjoy!


Countdown #366

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
Alice Merton
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Beck
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
The Lumineers
Portugal. The Man
The Simpsons
Walk the Moon
Thirty Seconds to Mars

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Throwback Thursday: 1961


Two instrumentals that I'm not at all familiar with, though I am familiar with the artists from SNL and Barenaked Ladies fame, respectively! I would also like to point out that this means that 1961 started with nearly two solid months of instrumental #1's!

I enjoyed both of these, and i bet you will too!


Lawrence Welk - Calcutta (2/13/61-2/27/61)


Bert Kaempfert - Wonderland by Night (1/9/61-1/30/61)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Bruno Mars & Cardi B "Finesse"

This song jumps 35 -> 3 after the video came out. And you'll be able to see why. The video is SO FUN! I really enjoyed this and I'm glad that it bumped it up to the Top Ten



Saturday, January 13, 2018

New Countdown: Watch the Video!


Original Broadway Cast of Cats

Hey everyone! Hey! I'm on time this week! I honestly can't believe it and I'm really really happy about it. It makes me feel organized and WITH IT.

I hope you enjoy this episode and that you're enjoying this January Artist of the Month :)


Countdown #365

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
Alice Merton
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Beck
Imagine Dragons
The Lumineers
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Portugal. The Man
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Vance Joy
Walk the Moon



Thursday, January 11, 2018

Throwback Thursday: 1962

1962 saw THREE instrumentals go to #1 and they are all very different from each other. They all set a very specific mood, which is really cool. Enjoy!


The Tornados - Telstar (12/23/62-1/5/63)


David Rose - The Stripper (7/7/62)


Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger on the Shore (5/26/62)


Sunday, January 7, 2018

New Countdown: Welcome to the Moment


Portugal. The Man

Here we are. At the start of 2018. And only a day behind. I'm planning to be caught up in the next episode and, as I explained in the beginning of the show, it's not my fault that I'm behind. I'm excited to have no idea what comes next in the chart!


Countdown #364

***Featuring***
AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo
Alice Merton
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Beck
Bleachers featuring Lorde
Imagine Dragons
The Lumineers
Portugal. The Man
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Vance Joy
Walk the Moon


Thursday, January 4, 2018

2017 Artists of the Year!!!!


Barenaked Ladies
I think the Artists of the Year countdown is consistently my favorite show of the year. It's a fun way to look back at my listening habits and generate a pretty eclectic show to boot! Enjoy it! I know I will!


2017 Artists of the Year

***Featuring***
Barenaked Ladies
The Beatles
Blink 182
Bob Dylan
Busta Rhymes
Cast of Hamilton
Diet Cig
Kendrick Lamar
New Found Glory
P.O.S
Radiohead
Smashing Pumpkins

Throwback Thursday: 1968

We've got two songs for the year 1968. I was confused because I thought, "But I know the words to 'Grazing in the Grass'!" And then I realized it was an instrumental cover. The 60's were crazy, man. AND HOLD THE PHONE. The instrumental was the original! The version that I know by The Friends of Distinction came out a year later. That really is insane.

Hugh Masekela - Grazing in the Grass (7/20/68-7/27/68)


This second song was at #1 for 5 weeks, which we haven't seen since the first week we were doing this theme, with Baauer's "Harlem Shake" staying at #1 for 5 weeks as well! There's only one instrumental that stayed at #1 for longer than 5 weeks. Can you guess what it is?

Paul Mauriat - Love is Blue (2/10/68-3/9/68)