This month’s playlist is all about songs from the 1980s, which as most 90s kids know was an interesting time for most pop culture, but I managed to find a few diamonds in the proverbial rough.
- Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go – Soft Cell (If it’s not this version I’m outta here!)
- I Ran – A Flock of Seagulls
- Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
- The Tide is High – Blondie
- Centerfold – J. Giles Band
- Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears For Fears
- Got My Mind Set on You – George Harrison
- Take on Me – A-Ha
- Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
- Kayleigh – Marillion
In keeping with my general tastes, it’s mostly rock esque/new wave/prog/and a little pop. A lot of these gems are radio mainstays, so crank up the tunes, grab a Tab and watch some Care Bears, then rock out! And on that note, it’s time to end.
All for now,
Title from: Tide is High by Blondie
I was thinking that I haven’t put a playlist up in a while, and hardly get time to really listen to a lot of music any more. If I’m lucky I can listen to a couple of songs on my lunch break, or when I am folding laundry.
- Roll To Me – Del Amitri
- Possum Kingdom – The Toadies
- The Set Up – Reel Big Fish
- The Impression That I Get – Mighty Mighty Bosstones
- Everything About You – Ugly Kid Joe
- No Rain – Blind Melon
- 1979 – Smashing Pumpkins
- Drain You – Nirvana
- Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger
- Your Boyfriend Sucks – The Ataris
I went 90s this time, and quite frankly I could have gone on and on and on, but I decided to keep it to a manageable number. I grew up in the 90s and so many of these songs were on the radio, or I discovered them in my teens and I was hooked. I’ve always been a rock fan, and the derivatives I most enjoy are Punk, Emo and Ska. There wasn’t really a lot of punk in the 90s. Emo was starting to become more and more mainstream, and Ska was in it’s heyday. The other day J was telling me that he was teaching himself how to play Drain You, which is super rad. And on that note, it’s time to end!
All for now,
Title from: Drain You by Nirvana
Summer is starting to really wind down, I know, I know, it’s so sad, but it’s so incredibly true. So I thought I might share some of my favourite Doo Wop hits. Doo Wop music was really great, it’s a genre that most people my age would never listen to, but with my love of Grease, Shag, Mad Men and just the 1950s and 1960s, it’s no wonder I am a fan!
- Come and Go With Me -Dion
- Under the Boardwalk -The Drifters
- Be My Little Baby -The Ronnetts
- Stagger Lee -Lloyd Price
- Stand by Me -Ben E. King
- Wonderful World -Sam Cooke
- The Wanderer -Dion
- Sherry Baby -The Four Seasons
- One Fine Day -The Chiffons
- Sixty Minute Man -Billy Ward and the Dominoes
I have been listening to Doo Wop heavily for about two years now, I even have a Pandora station! It’s good old American and so many of the songs are still really great today! And on that note, it’s time to end!
All for now,
Title from: Under the Boardwalk by The Drifters
This month’s playlist is exploring some of my favourite Paul Simon tracks. Paul Simon is one of those artists that you can listen to at almost anytime in your life and a song you never paid much mind to instantly becomes your anthem.
2. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
3. Me and Julio Down by the School Yard
4. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
5. Rene and Georgette Magritte and Their Dog After the War
6. Train in the Distance
7. Slip Sliding Away
8. Mother and Child Reunion
9. Loves Me Like a Rock
10. Have a Good Time
11. Call Me Al
13. Obvious Child
A lot of his music is on the singer/songwriter side. It’s melodic, prolific, and calm. It’s great to put on and chill. I have been listening to this music since I was a young child, and I still love it. The memories that these songs hold are some of my favourites. And on that note, it’s time to end!
All for now,
Title from: Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
June we are exploring some of my favourite tunes of the 1970s. A lot of the music I heard growing up was what my parents listened to. They listened to a lot of rock, my dad listened to some heavier stuff, while my mom listened to Bruce Sprinsteen and Southside Johnny. I fall somewhere in the middle, with a major concentration in punk rock. Here are just some of my favourite tunes from the 1970s!
1. Fire – Jimi Hendrix
2. White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
3. Train, Train – Blackfoot
4. Rosalita – Bruce Springsteen
5. Old Man – Neil Young
6. Heart of Glass – Blondie
7. Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
8. Maggie May – Rod Stewart
9. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
10. Black Betty – Ram Jam
11. Heroes – David Bowie
12. Spanish Bombs – The Clash
13. Kings and Queens – Aerosmith
14. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend – The Ramones
15. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
I really enjoyed putting this playlist together, and so many of these songs have great memories attached. I think I knew every line to Bohemian Rhapsody before I started kindergarten. I got a reissue of London Calling when I was in high school on vinyl, and the first time I listened to the album in it’s entirety I felt right at home. More recently I have really gotten into Fleetwood Mac, Dreams is definitely one of my favourite songs. Happy listening. And on that note, it’s time to end!
All from now,
Title from: Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
This month we are exploring some of my favourite music from high school. I listened to a lot of EMO/Punk/Alt Rock/Rock mostly from the late 90s and early 00s. A lot of these songs I listen to all of the time, and some I haven’t heard in forever.
1. I’m Not Okay (I Promise) – My Chemical Romance
2. Parker Lewis Can’t Lose – Fall Out Boy
3. Polished and Poisoned – Monty Are I
4. You’re So Last Summer – Taking Back Sunday
5. Jesus Christ – Brand New
6. Daddy’s Little Defect – Sugarcult
7. Cigarette Song – Yellowcard
8. The Calendar Hung Itself – Bright Eyes
9. Gives You Hell – The All American Rejects
10. A Favor House Atlantic – Coheed and Cambria
11. Space – Something Corporate
12. You Charlatan – Project Rocket
13. Stuck On You – The Reunion Show
14. I Won’t Spend Another Night Alone – The Ataris
15.Almost – Bowling For Soup
16. Mass Pike – The Get Up Kids
17. Blue and Yellow – The Used
18. Thrash Unreal – Against Me
19. Catalina – The Descendents
20. Lemon-Aid – Gob
A lot of this music just spoke to me when I was an angsty teen. I had blue hair, pyramid stud belts, mix matched earrings and a wide array of concert tees. I was mad at the world, myself and my life. Music was my escape, I felt free and home. This month I went a bit over board with my selections, but there is so much more that I wanted to share. And On that note, it’s time to end! Happy listening.
All for now,
Title from: Trash Unreal by Against Me!
For this months playlist we are featuring a single band, and this band just so happens to be one of my favourites, obviously! I came to this party a little late, admittedly, but once I arrived I was totally hooked. It started with four lads from Liverpool, and the rest is Rock ‘n Roll history. Yeah, that’s right, we’re talking about The Beatles!
1.Twist and Shout
2. Revolution 1
3. Eight Days a Week
4. When I’m 64
5. Hey Bulldog
6. Hello Little Girl
7. Sexy Sadie
8. Paperback Writer
9. Helter Skelter
11. Drive My Car
13. Dear Prudence
14. It Won’t Be Long
15. Please Please Me
17. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite
18. All You Need is Love
19. Oh! Darling
20. Let it Be
This playlist is a bit longer than normal, I try to shoot for 10-15 songs. But when it comes to such a great band such as The Beatles, I had to go a bit longer. Yes, my tastes may not be the norm, but almost every Beatles’ song, even the remakes are good in their own right. I’ve included some pictures of my Beatles collection. Most of my music (like many I’m sure) is in mp3 form. But I can say there is nothing like listening to music on vinyl, and I have been fortunate enough to find a Beatles record in good condition. And when they re-released some albums on CD a few years back I bought a couple. Happy listening! And on that note, it’s time to end!
All for now,
Title from: All You Need is Love by The Beatles