Top 10 songs classic – week ending 27 April 1984

My personal Top 10 chart from 30 years ago today.

 

Phil Collins - Against All Odds

Phil Collins – Against All Odds


1. Against All Odds – Phil Collins

2. Hello – Lionel Richie

3. Hold Me Now – Thompson Twins

4. Leave it – Yes

5. Miss Me Blind – Culture Club

6. They Don’t Know – Tracey Ullman

7. You Might Think – The Cars

8. The Kid’s American – Matthew Wilder

9. Love Somebody – Rick Springfield

10. Don’t Answer Me – Alan Parsons Project

Top 10 songs – week ending 25 April 2014

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 25 April 2014.

My new #1 is “The Wire” by HAIM. Debuts from Hezekiah Walker (“Every Praise”), Dawes (“Most People”), and Astraea (“Still Dancing”).

1. The Wire – HAIM

2. I Kill Giants – The Naked and Famous

3. Happy – Pharrell Williams

4. Shake – MercyMe

5. The Girls (Around The World) – The Bloody Beetroots

6. Wild Child – Brett Dennen

7. Every Praise – Hezekiah Walker

8. Most People – Dawes

9. Still Dancing – Astraea

10. Dirty Paws – Of Monsters and Men

Music theme: birthday songs

Today is my birthday, so the following is a list of songs that reference birthdays (for better or worse). 🙂

 

Happy Birthday – Altered Images

Happy Birthday – Concrete Blonde

Happy Birthday To Me – Cracker

Birthday – Julie Dolphin

Happy Happy Birthday Baby – Ronnie Milsap

Birthday – The Sugarcubes

Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder

Birthday Suit – Johnny Kemp

Just Another Birthday – Casting Crowns

Birthday – The Beatles

Sixteen Candles – The Crest

Birthday Song – Carole King

Happy Birthday Blues – Kathy Young and the Innocents

Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen – Neil Sedaka

Happy Birthday – Steppenwolf

Happy Birthday – Weird Al Yankovic

Happy Birthday – The Innocence Mission

Unhappy Birthday – The Smiths

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Music Theme : “Happy” songs

With Pharrell Williams dominating the music charts, including my little weekly top 10 list, with his song “Happy,” let’s take a look at other “happy” songs.

The following is a list of songs with “Happy” in their title. The songs on this list can range from truly joyous emotions, to ironic, to downright negative. Excluded are songs that talk about “happy birthdays”… saving that one for Friday (hint, hint) 🙂

A video playlist follows…

Happy Together – The Turtles
Happy People – R. Kelly
Come On Get Happy (The Partridge Family Theme Song)
Happy Days Theme Song
Happy – Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
Happy – Sister Hazel
Happy Happy Joy Joy – Ren & Stimpy
Happy Hour – The Housemartins
Happy Hour – Felix Da Housecat
Happy With Myself – Over The Rhine
Happy Now? – No Doubt
Are You Happy Now? – Michelle Branch
Full Of Life (Happy Now) – The Wonderstuff
If It Makes You Happy – Sheryl Crow
I’m Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage
Sha La La (Makes Me Happy) – Al Green
You Won’t Be Happy – The Beat (U.S.)
I Could Be Happy – Altered Images
Happy Boy – Beat Farmers
A Happy Place – Katie Melua
Be Happy – Mary J. Blige
Happy – Surface
Happy Day – Book of Love
Happy – Public Image Ltd.
When She Was Happy – Pluto
She Makes Me Happy – Rod Stewart
Makes Me Happy – Undersea Poem
Make Someone Happy – Jimmy Durante
I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying – Sting
Happy Pills – Norah Jones
Shiny Happy People – R.E.M.
Happy Jack – The Who
Trigger Happy Jack – Poe
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy – Sonia
Happy – The Rolling Stones
Happy – Leona Lewis
Happy – Pharrell
Happy – Ashanti featuring Ja Rule
Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
My Happy Ending – Avril Lavigne
Happy Trails – Roy Rogers & Dale Evans

Music Theme: Sundays

Concluding our days-of-the-week theme, we now look at songs (or artists) that have “Sunday” in their title (or band name). A video playlist of all the days of the week follows this list.

 

Blondie

Blondie

That’s What I Love About Sunday – Craig Morgan

Between Sundays – DJ Miller

Sunday Girl – Blondie

Sunday Morning – No Doubt

Sunday Morning – Maroon 5 

Sunday – Sia

Sunday – Sonic Youth

Morrissey

Morrissey

Everyday Is Like Sunday – Morrissey

Sunday Papers – Joe Jackson

Sunday – The Cranberries

Sunday Shining – Finley Quaye

Sunday Kinda Love – Israel Houghton

The Monkees

The Monkees

Sunday Morning Coming Down – Johnny Cash

Lazy Sunday Afternoon – The Small Faces

Another Park, Another Sunday – The Doobie Brothers 

Pleasant Valley Sunday – The Monkees

Will You Visit Me On Sundays – Merle Haggard

The Sundays

The Sundays

Sunday – Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra (with Bix Beiderbecke et al.)

Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2

A Decade Under the Influence – Taking Back Sunday

Here’s Where The Story Ends – The Sundays

 

Music Theme: Saturdays

Continuing our days-of-the-week theme, we’ll looks at songs that have “Saturday” in their title.

After “Sundays” is posted on Sunday, a full video playlist will be posted.

 

Chicago-SaturdayInThePark

Come Saturday Morning – The Sandpipers

Saturday In The Park – Chicago

Always Saturday – Guadalcanal Diary

I Love Saturday – Erasure

It’s Saturday – Marcy Playground

Sunless Saturday – Fishbone

Saturday Love – Cherelle featuring Alexander O’Neal

Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting – Elton John

BayCityRollers-SaturdayNight

 Another Saturday Night – Cat Stevens

Saturday Night – Bay City Rollers

Saturday’s Child – The Monkees

Saturday Nite – Earth, Wind & Fire

Another Saturday Night – Sam Cooke

Top 10 songs – week ending 18 April 2014

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 18 April 2014.

My #1 for a second week is “Happy” by Pharrell. Debuts from The Bloody Beetroots (“The Girls (Around The World)”) and Brett Dennen (“Wild Child”).

 

Pharrell - Happy

Pharrell – Happy

1. Happy – Pharrell Williams

2. Shake – MercyMe

3. The Wire – HAIM

4. I Kill Giants – The Naked and Famous

5. Dirty Paws – Of Monsters and Men

6. Thinking About You – Calvin Harris featuring Ayah Marar

7. Trippin’ On Us – Lindsay Ell

8. Let Them See You – JJ Weeks Band

9. The Girls (Around The World) – The Bloody Beetroots

10. Wild Child – Brett Dennen

Music Theme: Fridays

Continuing our days-of-the-week theme, we’ll looks at songs that have “Friday” in their title.

After “Sundays” is posted on Sunday, a full video playlist will be posted.

 

Friday I'm In Love

Friday I’m In Love

Friday I’m In Love – The Cure

Friday I’ll Be Over U – Allison Iraheta

Friday On My Mind – The Easybeats

Black Friday – Steely Dan

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) – Katy Perry

BellAndJames-LivinItUp

Livn’ It Up (Friday Night) – Bell & James

Thank God It’s Friday – Love and Kisses

Music Theme: Thursdays

Continuing our days-of-the-week theme, we’ll looks at songs (or bands) that have “Thursday” in their title (or band names).

After “Sundays” is posted on Sunday, a full video playlist will be posted.

 

Asobi Seksu

Asobi Seksu

Thursday – Asobi Seksu

Sweet Thursday – Pizzicato Five

Thursday – Jim Croce

Thursday – Morphine

Signals Over The Air – Thursday

 

 

Music Theme: Wednesdays

Continuing our days-of-the-week theme, we’ll look at songs that have “Wednesday” in their title.

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A Wednesday Car – Johnny Cash

Wednesday Morning 3am – Simon & Garfunkel

Wednesday – Tori Amos

Wednesday Week – The Untertones

Undertones

Undertones

Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting – Charles Mingus

Wednesday Morning – America

Wednesday Night Waltz – Andy DeJarlis

Any Wednesday – Royal Guardsman

Entire video playlist for all seven days of the week:

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