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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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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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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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Adele

A pop star with a great voice, wholesome image, and excellent songs?  Sign me (and my daughter) up!  It’s not often that you can put together a top 10 list after two albums, but here it is (in alphabetical order): … Continue reading

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Top 10 Storm Songs

… and the heat finally gives way to storms (as it did this evening).  Here are my 10 favorite songs with “storm” in the title (in alphabetical order): Lullabye for a Stormy Night by Vienna Teng Sandstorm by Darule Shelter from the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Hot/Heat Songs

It looks like our rough stretch of oppressive heat is just about over, but my top 10 songs with “hot” or “heat” in the title should stick around for much longer: Canned Heat by Jamiroquai (made famous in Napoleon Dynamite) … 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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EW.com’s Hottest Summer Songs of the Past Decade

Here are the results of a recent ew.com poll where respondents had to choose the best #1 song of the last 10 years with my comments in italics: I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas (2009)  – A good song, … Continue reading

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