Top 10 songs – week ending 15 September 2017


Arcade Fire

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 15 September 2017. My #1 song for a fourth week is “Everything Now” by Arcade Fire. Debut this week from The Revivalists (“Wish I Knew You”).


1. Everything Now – Arcade Fire
2. Passionfruit – Yaeji
3. Runaway – Allison Weiss
4. Shadow – Chromatics
5. Back To The River – Pretty Reckless
6. Rise (Sing It Loud) – Caroline Jones
7. All In One Night – Stereophonics
8. Wish I Knew You – The Revivalists
9. The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
10. I Dare You – The xx


Don Williams Passes Away (8 September 2017)


Don Williams

Donald Ray Williams was born 27 May 1939 in Floydada, Texas.


He was with the group Pozo-Seco Singers until its break-up. In 1971 Don launched his solo career, with many country #1 songs and one Top 40 song.

A sample of his solo work follows…

You’re My Best Friend

Tulsa Time

I Believe In You

Falling Again

Lord I Hope This Day Is Good

Troy Gentry Passes Away (8 September 2017)


Troy Gentry

Troy Gentry was born 5 April 1967 in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1999 he and Eddie Montgomery signed with Columbia Records’ Nashville division and went by the name Montgomery Gentry. They had first formed in 1990 under the band name Early Tymz with younger brother John Michael Montgomery. A helicopter crash took Troy’s life on 8 September 2017.


A sampling of Montgomery Gentry songs follow…

Back When I Knew It All


Hell Yeah

She Don’t Tell Me To

Something to Be Proud Of

What Do You Think About That

Where I Come From

You Do Your Thing

Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker Passes Away (3 September 2017)

Walter Carl Becker (born 20 February 1950) co-founded the jazz-rock band Steely Dan with songwriting partner Donald Fagan. He also produced “Flaunt the Imperfection” by China Crisis and “Flying Cowboys” by Rickie Lee Jones.

A sample of his work with Steely Dan follows…


Do It Again

Reelin’ In The Years

Dirty Work

Rikki Don’t Lose That Number

Pretzel Logic


FM (No Static At All)

Hey Nineteen

Time Out Of Mind

Cousin Dupree