Top 10 songs – week ending 30 May 2014

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 30 May 2014.

My #1 for a second week is “Love Don’t Die” by The Fray. Debuts from RAC featuring Kele & MNDR (“Let Go”) and Nichole Nordeman (“Be My Rescue”).

The Fray

The Fray

1. Love Don’t Die – The Fray

2. Change – Churchill

3. Recovery – Frank Turner

4. Calls – Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Jill Scott

5. Run Run Run – Celeste Buckingham

6. Just Another Girl – The Killers

7. Beautiful War – Kings of Leon

8. Let Me Go – Gary Barlow

9. Let Go – RAC featuring Kele and MNDR

10. Be My Rescue – Nichole Nordeman

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Top 20 songs classic – week ending 22 May 1983

This was my first music chart I ever did, from 31 years ago yesterday. As a bonus, I present my full Top 20 of that initial chart.

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1. I Won’t Hold You Back – Toto

2. Der Kommissar – After The Fire

3. Beat It – Michael Jackson

4. Flashdance… What A Feeling – Irene Cara

5. Let’s Dance – David Bowie

6. Little Red Corvette – Prince

7. Always Something There To Remind Me – Naked Eyes

8. Solitaire – Laura Branigan

9. She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby

10. Heartlight – Kenny Loggins

11. Even Now – Bob Seger

12. Stranger In My House – Ronnie Milsap

13. Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

14. Mr. Roboto – Styx

15. Back On The Chain Gang – The Prentenders

16. Jeopardy – Greg Kihn Band

17. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

18. Rio – Duran Duran

19. Be Good Johnny – Men At Work

20. Overkill – Men At Work

 

Top 10 songs – week ending 23 May 2014

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 23 May 2014.

My new #1 is “Love Don’t Die” by The Fray. Debuts from The Killers (“Just Another Girl”) and Gary Barlow (“Let Me Go”).

1. Love Don’t Die – The Fray

2. Recovery – Frank Turner

3. Calls – Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Jill Scott

4. Beautiful War – Kings of Leon

5. Change – Churchill

6. I Kill Giants – The Naked and Famous

7. Run Run Run – Celeste Buckingham

8. Most People – Dawes

9. Just Another Girl – The Killers

10. Let Me Go – Gary Barlow

Top 10 songs classic – week ending 17 May 1985

My personal Top 10 chart from 29 years ago today.

 

1.. One Night In Bangkok – Murray Head

2. Don’t Come Around Here No More – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

3. Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears

4. Smooth Operator – Sade

5. Everything She Wants – Wham!

6. Axle F – Harold Faltermeyer

7. Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds

8. Some Like It Hot – Power Station

9. Never Ending Story – Limahl

10. Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody – David Lee Roth

Top 10 songs – week ending 16 May 2014

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 16 May 2014.

My new #1 is “Recovery” by Frank Turner. Debuts from Churchill (“Change”), The Fray (“Love Don’t Die”) Celeste Buckingham (“Run Run Run”).

1. Recovery – Frank Turner

2. I Kill Giants – The Naked and Famous

3. Most People – Dawes

4. Calls – Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Jill Scott

5. Wild Child – Brett Dennen

6. Beautiful War – Kings of Leon

7. Change – Churchill

8. Love Don’t Die – The Fray

9. The Girls (Around The World) – The Bloody Beetroots featuring Theophilus London

10. Run Run Run – Celeste Buckingham

May 10 birthdays – Fred, Henry, Carl, Donovan, Sid, Bono

May 10 birthdays in the music world

Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899)

You’re All The World To Me

Henry Fambrough (May 10, 1938), an original vocalist with The Spinners

I Don’t Want To Lose You with The Spinners

Carl Douglas (May 10, 1942)

King Fu Fighting 

Donovan (May 10, 1946)

Sunshine Superman

Sid Vicious (John Simon Ritchie, May 10, 1957)

Pretty Vacant with the Sex Pistols

Bono (Paul David Hewson, May 10, 1960)

Bad with U2

Top 10 songs – week ending 9 May 2014

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 9 May 2014.

My #1 for a second week is “I Kill Giants” by The Naked and Famous. Debuts from Kings of Leon (“Beautiful War”) and Afrojack featuring Spree Wilson (“The Spark”).

TheNakedAndFamous_IKillGiants1. I Kill Giants – The Naked and Famous

2. Most People – Dawes

3. Wild Child – Brett Dennen

4. The Girls (Around The World) – The Bloody Beetroots featuring Theophilus London

5. Calls – Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Jill Scott

6. Recovery – Frank Turner

7. Every Praise – Hezekiah Walker

8. The Wire – HAIM

9. Beautiful War – Kings of Leon

10. The Spark – Afrojack featuring Spree Wilson

New Music Spotlight: Klingande & Bakermat

Klingande is a French duo (Cédric Steinmyller & Edgar Catry) with their musical style described as “”Melodic House.” Their saxophone-heavy single for “Jubel” reached to #5 in France and #1 in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. It also performed well in Sweden and The Netherlands.

 

Bakermat is the stage name of Lodewijk Fluttert (born 8 October 1991). The Dutch artist had a song (also saxophone-driven) that used Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech in Bakermat’s song “Vandaag.” The song also performed well in many European markets.

 

Top 10 songs – week ending 2 May 2014

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 2 May 2014.

My new #1 is “I Kill Giants” by The Naked and Famous. Debuts from Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Jill Scott (“Calls”) and Frank Turner (“Recovery”).

1. I Kill Giants – The Naked and Famous

2. The Wire – HAIM

3. The Girls (Around The World) – The Bloody Beetroots featuring Theophilus London

4. Wild Child – Brett Dennen

5. Every Praise – Hezekiah Walker

6. Most People – Dawes

7. Happy – Pharrell Williams

8. Calls – Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Jill Scott

9. Shake – MercyMe

10. Recovery – Frank Turner

Top 10 songs classic – week ending 1 May 2009

My personal Top 10 chart from five years ago today.

 

KaskadeDeadmau5-MoveForMe1. Move For Me – Kaskade & Deadmau5 (vocals by Haley Gibby)

2. After Tonight – Justin Nozuka

3. Old Enough – The Raconteurs featuring Ricky Scaggs & Ashley Monroe

4. Be The One – The Ting Tings

5. Love, Save The Empty – Erin McCarley

6. Love Is A Beautiful Thing – Group 1 Crew

7. Around The Bend – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

8. Good Lord Willing – Little Big Town

9. Should’ve Said No – Taylor Swift

10. Long Distance – Brandy