Category Archives: In the News

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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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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Chart Flashback: 1984

Entertainment Weekly published and regraded the Top 10 songs from 1984.  I’ll rank them from best to worst from my perspective today: When Doves Cry by Prince.  (#3 in 1984).  This is what it sounds like when you write a good … Continue reading

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2012 Rock and Roll Hall Fame

The induction ceremonies were recently held for the 2012 class of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.  This year’s performer inductees are listed below along with an iTunes link to their best (in my opinion) or most popular song. … Continue reading

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The 30 Greatest Artists Right Now

Here is Entertainment Weekly’s List of today’s best artists.  The *’s indicate my approval. Adele * (Yep.  She totally deserves it.) Taylor Swift Drake Carrie Underwood Katy Perry Jack White The Black Keys Nicki Minaj Mumford & Sons (It seems … Continue reading

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Grammy Albums of the Year

With the Grammys (and an almost sure win for Adele) coming up tomorrow, I thought I would look back at my favorite Album of the Year winners.  Here there are by year: 1967 – A Man and His Music by … Continue reading

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The NPR 100

I just happened upon NPR’s 100 Most Important American Musical Works of the 20th Century.  I know, it’s about 10 years late, but I still find lists like this to be quite fascinating.  Here is my top 10 (in alphabetical … Continue reading

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Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Snubs

The newest inductees are The Stooges, The Hollies, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, and ABBA.  I do like certain songs from each of the latter four, but I really don’t care much about any of them.  What I do think is interesting, … Continue reading

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Top Downloaded Singles of 2009

Entertainment Weekly provided a list of the top downloaded singles of 2009.  Here they are: Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas Poker Face by Lady Gaga Just Dance by Lady Gaga Right Round by Flo Rida I Gotta … Continue reading

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The 2010 Grammys

I hate to think I’m losing touch with mainstream music, but I really don’t care about most of the Grammy nominees this year.  That being said, here are the artists I’m rooting for: Beyonce in Record, Album, Song, Female Pop Performance, … Continue reading

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