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Favorite Songs of 2014

It appears that this is now a yearly post for the sake of posterity.  While I didn’t experience a whole lot of music outside of pop and rock in 2014, these songs were my favorites. Ain’t It Fun by Paramore … Continue reading

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Favorite Songs of 2013

Although I haven’t been posting to this blog regularly, I felt it necessary to publish my 10th annual top 20 list (see the archives here).  I wouldn’t say I love all of these songs at this very moment, but the … Continue reading

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Chart Flashback: 1992

It’s the year I graduated from college.  Let’s see how my ratings compare the Entertainment Weekly’s recently published list. Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot.  EW: A.  JayTunes: B.  It had some shock value back then and has some ironically … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Song of Summer

I found a great list from EW that ranks the best summer songs of the last 20 years on the basis of sense of summer, cultural impact, legacy, and x-factor. Here are my rankings (with EW’s verdict): Waterfalls by TLC, … Continue reading

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16 Songs Everyone Over 50 Must Own

Don’t ask me how I got there, but the other day I happened to stumble upon this fascinating list of essential songs for seniors at the AARP website: Frank Sinatra: Once Upon a Time Neil Young: Harvest Moon Stevie Wonder: … Continue reading

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Chart Flashback: 1994

Here’s another Entertainment Weekly Chart Flashback that caught my eye. Let’s see how the ratings compare for one of my first years out of college. The Sign by Ace of Base.  EW: A-.  JayTunes: B-.  I’m sure this song got a … Continue reading

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Guns Blazing

I know that it’s been quite a while since my last post, so I thought I come back with a nice set of new music that I’ve been enjoying for the past few weeks (surprisingly including two that feature guns).  … Continue reading

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Favorite Songs of 2012

Since there were several artists that released multiple favorites, this year I’ll list my songs of the year by artist.  Here you go: Casey Abrams: Get Out Adele: I’ll Be Waiting, Someone Like You (for the record, I’ve never liked … Continue reading

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Grammy Nominees

The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced last week.  Here’s who I am pulling for: Fun. (Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “We Are Young“; Album of the Year and … Continue reading

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New Music for October 2012

I just wanted to mention a few songs that have caught my ear recently: Get Out by Casey Abrams Just Another Day by Erin McCarley Stuck On You by Meiko Stars by Grace Potter If Only by Dave Matthews Band … Continue reading

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