Category Archives: From the Vault

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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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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Chart Flashback: 1983

I love Entertainment Weekly’s Chart Flashbacks, but I often disagree with their ratings. Let’s see how it goes this time as we journey back to junior high… Maniac by Michael Sembello (from Flashdance).  EW: A  JayTunes: C  Sorry EW, but it’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, MTV!

MTV debuted on August 1, 1981 at 12:01 am by playing “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.  I don’t really remember that video very well, but I do remember… Of course the channel is total garbage now, but it did … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

On our country’s birthday, I thought I’d take a walk down (recent) memory land and throw a few things at you: my Top 10 Patriotic Songs list from 2009, my Top 10 America Songs from 2008, and this little slice … 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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Bob Dylan

What are we going to do about you, Bob?  You’re obviously one of the greatest songwriters of all time, yet your voice leaves quite a bit to be desired (kind of like Bruce Springsteen, but even more so).  I know… … Continue reading

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Rufus Wainwright Does Gum

I’ve always sort of liked Rufus Wainwright ever since I saw him open for Barenaked Ladies in the mid-90s (April Fools and his cover of Hallelujah from the Shrek Soundtrack are my favorites), but this rendition of gum jingles moves him up … Continue reading

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Graceland 25th Anniversary

As I’ve mentioned before, Paul Simon is one of my favorite artists of all time and Graceland is one of my favorite albums of all time.  Today they released a 25th Anniversary Edition of this amazing CD with a few alternate … 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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