Top 10 songs classic – week ending 28 April 2000

My personal Top 10 chart from 15 years ago today…

William Orbit -

William Orbit – “Pieces In A Modern Style” album

1. Barber’s Adagio For Strings {Ferry Corsten remix} – William Orbit

2. Mysterious Times – Sash! featuring Tina Cousins

3. I See You Baby {Fatboy Slim remix} – Groove Armada

4. The Bad Touch – The Bloodhound Gang

5. Miserable – Lit

6. Say My Name – Destiny’s Child

7. Adam’s Song – Blink 182

8. Sexual (Li Da Di) – Amber

9. Do Or Die – Super Furry Animals

10. Telling Stories – Tracy Chapman

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Top 10 songs classic – week ending 27 April 1990

My personal Top 10 chart from 25 years ago today…

Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O’Connor

1. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor

2. C’mon Get My Love – D-Mob (featuring Cathy Dennis)

3. Black Velvet – Alannah Myles

4. Deliverance – Mission U.K.

5. No More Lies – Michel’le

6. Here’s Where The Story Ends – The Sundays

7. Don’t Wanna Fall In Love – Jane Child

8. Birdhouse In Your Soul – They Might Be Giants

9. Blue Savannah – Erasure

10. Cuts You Up – Peter Murphy

April 25 Birthdays

Musical roll call of musicians form on April 25th, featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Björn Ulvaeus, Stu Cook, Andy Bell, and Matthew West.

Ella Fitzgerald (born 1915)

“Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall” (with the Ink Spots)

Björn Kristian Ulvaeus (1945), ABBA

“The Visitors” as ABBA

Stu Cook (1945), bass guitarist, Creedence Clearwater Revival

“Have You Ever Seen The Rain” (CCR)

Andy Bell (1964), Erasure

“Oh L’amour” (Erasure)

Matthew West (1977)

“More”

Top 10 songs classic – week ending 24 April 1965

The Wayback Machine goes back 50 years to the day before my birth, as we look at the Top 10 songs according to Billboard for the week ending on the 24th day of April of 1965.

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1. The Game Of Love – Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders

2. Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter – Herman’s Hermits

3. I’m Telling You Now – Freddie & The Dreamers

4. I Know A Place – Petula Clark

5. Stop! In The Name of Love – Diana Ross & The Supremes

6. Tired of Waiting For You – The Kinks

7. I’ll Never Find Another You – The Seekers

8. The Clapping Song (Clap Pat Clap Slap) – Shirley Ellis

9. Shotgun – Jr. Walker & The All Stars

10. Silhouettes – Herman’s Hermits

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Top 10 songs – week ending 24 April 2015

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 24 April 2015. My #1 for a fifth week is “My Type” by Saint Motel.

Debuting this week is “One Last Time” by Ariana Grande.

SaintMotel-MyType51. My Type – Saint Motel

2. Waiting Here -Jake Isaac

3. Inside Out – Spoon

4. Mystery – Boxed In

5. Budapest – George Ezra

6. Weight of Love – The Black Keys

7. When The Beat Drops Out – Marlon Roudette

8. Better Than You Left Me – Mickey Guyton

9. Just Another Love Song – Haley & Michaels

10. One Last Time – Ariana Grande

Top 10 songs – week ending 17 April 2015

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 17 April 2015. My #1 for a fourth week is “My Type” by Saint Motel.

Debuting this week are “Better Than You Left Me” by Mickey Guyton and “Just Another Love Song” by Haley & Michaels.

SaintMotel-MyType41. My Type – Saint Motel

2. Waiting Here -Jake Isaac

3. Mystery – Boxed In

4. Budapest – George Ezra

5. Weight of Love – The Black Keys

6. Inside Out – Spoon

7. Kansas City – The New Basement Tapes

8. When The Beat Drops Out – Marlon Roudette

9. Better Than You Left Me – Mickey Guyton

10. Just Another Love Song – Haley & Michaels

Chart Debuts – 16 April 1983

BillboardDebuts16Apr1983We take another look at Billboard.com and their archives of all of their Top 100 charts.

From 32 years ago today, these are the songs that debuted on the Billboard Hot 100…

Affair Of The Heart – Rick Springfield
Faithfully – Journey
Time (Clock of the Heart) – Culture Club
I Eat Cannibals – Total Coelo
Why Me? – Planet P
Cool Places – Sparks & Jane Wiedlin
Love On My Mind Tonight – The Temptations
Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant
Never Gonna Let You Go – Sergio Mendes

Percy Sledge passes away (April 14, 2015)

Percy Sledge (born November 25, 1941) passes away at the age of 73.

Most famous for his #1 smash hit “When A Man Loves A Woman.” released in March of 1966.

Top 10 songs – week ending 10 April 2015

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 10 April 2015. My #1 for a third week is “My Type” by Saint Motel.

Debuting this week are “Inside Out” by Spoon and “When the Beat Drops Out” by Marlon Roudette.

Saint Motel

Saint Motel

1. My Type – Saint Motel

2. Waiting Here -Jake Isaac

3. Mystery – Boxed In

4. Kansas City – The New Basement Tapes

5. Budapest – George Ezra

6. Weight of Love – The Black Keys

7. Inside Out – Spoon

8. We Are All Running – The Once

9. Broken Beautiful – Ellie Holcomb

10. When The Beat Drops Out – Marlon Roudette

Music Spotlight: Giorgio Moroder

GiorgioMoroderIconAn important part in dance music, Giorgio Moroder is most famous for his instrumentals such as “The Chase” (featured in Midnight Express) as well as his work with Donna Summer. He has also worked with many other artists such as David Bowie (“Cat People”), Blondie (“Call Me”), and Irene Cara (“Flashdance…What A Feeling”), and Limahl (“Never Ending Story”).

Still going strong, he has just reached #1 on the Dance chart with his collaboration with Kylie Minogue (“Right Here, Right Now”).

The Chase

I Feel Love – Donna Summer

Cat People (Putting Out Fire) {Let’s Dance version} – David Bowie

74 is the New 24

Right Here, Right Now – featuring Kylie Minogue

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