Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Taylor Swift featuring Brendan Urie (of Panic! At the Disco) - ME!

It's always nice when I don't even have to watch the video for this post because I've seen it several times already. I watched it once on my own, watched it twice with my kids, probably watched it again on my own, saw a making-of video. This has been a big deal and the fact that Old Town Road is holding this one from #1 speaks volumes. I love this song and I'm excited for the album

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Top Ten Wednesday Double Feature: Sam Smith & Normani "Dancing With a Stranger" and Khalid "Talk"

This week we have a couple of interesting songs (because I sat with the first one open on my computer and never ended up posting about it...) that are linked, it turns out. The first is a collaboration between Sam Smith and Normani.

It's a very classic sounding song where, as usual, the word "dancing" means something else entirely


And then we have a solo track from Khalid (who I have previously done a Top Ten Tuesday on his collaboration with Normani! Connections!) that is also very enjoyable. Very colorful. I'm excited about this guy!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Khalid "Better"

This song is very enjoyable and to vocoder part at the end is awesome. I really want to know if those were real cars or realistic looking CGI, because that driving was amazing.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Top Ten Twosday: Jonas Brothers "Sucker" and Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus "Old Town Road"

Hey hey everyone! So I've got two songs for you this week. The first is the first single from the Jonas Brothers in 6 years and it was so anticipated and so ravenously received that it became the 34th single to debut at #1 (the last one was Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" which was part of the last Top Ten Tuesday. I apparently can't handle #1 debuts lol). This song is good, but I wonder if people mostly hear it as a Nick Jonas/DNCE collaboration. I don't know what the Jonas Brothers sounded like, really, so that's what it sounds like to me, which isn't all bad actually!




And then this song I guess is part of a Red Dead Redemption meme? And then Billy Ray Cyrus jumped on a collaboration with the original rapper and then the song jumped from #15 straight up to #1!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

New Countdown (November 2018): Quote Unquote


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We're doing some more catch up this episode and this time it's November 2018! Good songs, an artist of the month I know very little about and hopefully the establishment of a momentum to keep these things coming!


Countdown #399 (November 2018)

***Featuring***
AJR
Bastille & Marshmello
Cap'n Jazz
Flora Cash
Imagine Dragons
The Interrupters
lovelytheband
Mumford & Sons
Panic! At the Disco
The Revivalists
twentyonepilots

Thursday, February 28, 2019

New Countdown (October 2018): Eyes on the Prize


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twentyonepilots. I just realized how appropriate this is for October
Hey. So the last time you heard me on this show, I was talking about switching up the format a little bit to catch up. Well this is the first episode of that and I think it went fairly well. I'm hoping to get these out with a fair amount of regularity, then get back to doing week-by-week. But holding this format in my back pocket if I might need it. Enjoy!


Countdown #398: October 2018

***Featuring***
AJR
Bastille & Marshmello
Dennis Lloyd
Imagine Dragons
The Interrupters
lovelytheband
Mike Mictlan
Mumford & Sons
Panic! At the Disco
The Revivalists
twentyonepilots
Walk the Moon
Weezer


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Cardi B & Bruno Mars "Please Me"

This song debuted at #5 this week. The video isn't available yet, so here's the audio!

I just listened to a podcast about their previous collaboration: The New Jack Swing throwback song "Finesse (Remix)" and it's interesting how this is also a90's Throwback feeling song!

Top Ten Tuesday: Ariana Grande "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored"

I'm going to do two separate posts because this should have gone up last week during a monumental week for the Hot 100. For the first time since 1964, the top 3 songs were all by one performer: Ariana Grande. I've featured the two other songs (7 Rings and Thank U Next) before, so here's the third

This song is pretty good. I'd put it behind thank u next but ahead of 7 rings.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Top Ten Twosday: Ariana Grande "7 Rings"and J. Cole "Middle Child"

So it looks like I haven't posted on here in almost a month which is wild, but don't worry. There are posts coming. Oh you better believe it. Keep watching this space. I missed TTT last week, so here's a twofer.

First, the Ariana Grande song that debuted at #1 last week. It's good. It feels a little like a sketch more than a complete song, but I only listened to it once, so I'm happy to be proven wrong on that take.




And then a J. Cole song that moves up 22 positions this week. No music video yet, but it's a pretty good song!


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

New Countdown: Two Different Armstrongs!


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Imagine Dragons

And so we reach the end of September 2018. But fear not, we're going to be switching things up for the next couple of episodes and I'm very excited about it. Here's a fun thing, I didn't come up with this new plan until a couple of days before I recorded the intro for lovelytheband, so when you listen to me before that on the show, you know something that I don't. And then stay tuned to the last intro to hear what the plan actually is.


 Countdown #397

***Featuring***
AJR
Death Cab for Cutie
Dennis Lloyd
Foster the People
Imagine Dragons
The Interrupters
lovelytheband
Louis Armstrong
Panic! At the Disco
Rancid
Walk the Moon
Weezer


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Top Ten Wednesday: Burl Ives "Holly Jolly Christmas"

Happy New Year!! We've got some more Christmas classics hitting the Top 10 this week. Here's a song from 1964!