It is time for the Top 20 Songs of 2018. My previous post, if you missed it, was the Top 20 Rock Songs of 2018. Go check it out by clicking on the link. These 20 songs are all genres other than rock. Some were popular and chart toppers and others were not. They are my favorites, that touched me in some way so don’t expect any indie bands or anything trendy. If you want that go to one of the cool sites out there, this ain’t it.
If you missed the Top Rock Albums of 2018 or the Top Albums of 2018 (that were not Rock), just click on the link and go check them out.
Let’s get started…
#20 – “Space Cowboy” – Kacey Musgrave off the album ‘Golden Hour’: I am not huge into today’s country music, but Kacey is different. She is doing things her way, pushing boundaries and sounds. I love her voice and her songs are always interesting and worth diving into lyrically. This one is no different. It is more pop than country, but still good.
#19 – “Say Hello” – Rhett Walker Band off the ‘Rhett Walker Band E.P.’: Rhett’s a Christian rock band and this song comes off with the power of Church Revival and gets you up out of you chair, hands in the air and give it your all. If you want to get moving, this will do it.
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I bought this on a 2LP Deluxe Edition vinyl for my daughter the week before it was actually released. Not sure how we were able to do that, but there it was so we bought it. I have to say it is one sensational package as you get a lot for your money which isn’t always the case. There are 34 tracks, but only 19 actual songs (which is still a lot). The other tracks are little snippets from the movie. So without seeing the movie myself, I know the movie pretty well now as the soundtrack follows the storyline.
The movie stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga and follows the story of an aging country singer (Bradley) and he meets this young woman (Gaga) and loves her singing voice and her as it turns out. Her star goes up while his falls and the movie tells the story of how that impacts their relationship. I won’t spoil it for you. The movie is also Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut. Oh yeah, he sings and writes some of the songs too. Impressive.
The songs were written by both Bradley and Lady Gaga as well as contributions from many other artists include DJ White Shadow, Lukas Nelson, Mark Ronson, Jason Isbell, Diane Warren and Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow) to just name a few. I have to say, musically the album sounded great with some stellar session musicians taking the rein.
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Lady Gaga is too easy for this treatment…and I like easy. So here is a collection of Lady Gaga memes from around the internet. I hope you enjoy!
A Star is Born…
The Meat Dress…
And Just Because…
And there you have it! Have a great week!!
Alright, it is time Dee Snider and Twisted Sister got a turn at the memes. There were so many to go through that I hope I captured the best. Whether or not you like the band doesn’t matter, hopefully you will laugh at them anyway. Sit back and enjoy.
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Welcome to October. Halloween decorations will start going up and Fall should be arriving soon…well I am in the South so I guess we don’t get Fall weather until Christmas. The new releases are still coming fast & furious (great title for a movie franchise…I wonder if it has been done). There are two releases from 2 of my favorite singer songwriters and there are just so many to choose you should be able to find something. My choices are in Blue. Let me know what interests your or I am missing anything so people will know.
- Matt Nathanson – Sings His Sad Heart – (Acrobat Records): Matt Nathanson, what can I say. He is one of my favorite Singer-Songwriters out there today. I have seen him live 3 times (all is an opener…I need to see him as a headliner). This album will be there when I get home on vinyl along with his Def Leppard Cover E.P. on vinyl as well. This will consume most of my listening this weekend. His lyrics are insightful at times, quirky, funny and sometimes damn near brilliant. I can’t say enough good things. Damn…I hope I haven’t built him up too much to disappoint…nah..can’t happen.
- Steve Perry – Traces – (Fantasy): The legendary Journey singer is back with his first album in over 20 years and I could not be more excited. I can’t say I am a huge fan of what I have heard so far, but that doesn’t matter. Any new music by this man is welcomed and will be listened to for time to come.
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Amazingly, I have a had time to watch a few documentaries I have been wanting to see. First it was ‘Hired Gun’ Review and now it is the Lady Gaga documentary, ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’ which I have been wanting to watch since its release in September 2017 on Netflix. The documentary covers the time in Stefani Germanotta’s life (aka Lady Gaga) between the making of her outstanding album ‘Joanne’ and her Super Bowl appearance in 2017.
The style of the video takes a minute to wrap your head around and understand why it is being filmed that way. The style is called Cinéma Vérité which is an observational style of filiming. Click on the name to learn more. Once I got passed the style, I really started enjoying the film. It is an in depth, behind the scenes, look into her life. It doesn’t look like she was too worried about how she came across. You see her happy and smiling, crying, with or without make-up or even clothes at times.
Lady Gaga bares it all and doesn’t hold back anything which really draws you into her world and makes her feel authentic. You start to feel what she is going through and she becomes relatable. The thing I got out of it, being a rock star is not glamorous at all. It is grueling work, it is brutal, it is exhausting, it is painful and it is not a life for the faint of heart.
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It is time for the Top 20 Songs of 2017. My previous post, if you missed it, was the Top 20 Rock Songs of 2017. Go check it out by clicking on the link. These 20 songs are all genres other than rock. Some were popular and chart toppers and others were not. They are my favorites, that touched me in some way so don’t expect any indie bands or anything trendy. If you want that go to one of the cool sites out there, this ain’t it.
If you missed the Top Rock Albums of 2017 or the Top Albums of 2017 (that were not Rock), just click on the link and go check them out.
Let’s get started…
#20 – “Something Just Like This” by the Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay off the album ‘Memories…Do Not Open’: This song was a family favorite during the year. The one song the wife liked as well as all the kids and as a result, I heard it a lot and it grew on me to where I stopped and listened to it when it came on the radio. A catchy little song with a great beat.
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It is time to make you laugh, make you smile or make you mad…either way…I am good. We made it through Monday, now we need some laughs. This week we focus on an easy target, Katy Perry. Love her or hate her, she will make you at least feel one these things. And she was absolutely horrible hosting the VMAs on Sunday!!!! It wasn’t all her fault, the writing was plain awful.
My family has loved her for years. My two girls enjoyed her last few album and my wife and oldest daughter were going to go see her in concert in September. She has since cancelled her show in Charlotte and she claims it was a scheduling conflict, but if that was the case wouldn’t you just reschedule the show?? We think it was poor ticket sales.
Now on to the memes…
For the featured image, I love how they did “you’re move”…people are freakin’ idiots. So he is saying “you are move Katy Perry”…makes no sense.
Let’s start off with a couple about her songs…
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It is time for the Top 20 Songs of 2016. My previous post, if you missed it, was the Top 20 Rock Songs of 2016. Go check it out by clicking on the link. These 20 songs are all other genres other than rock. Some were popular and chart toppers and others were not. They are my favorites, that touched me in some way.
If you missed the Top Rock Albums of 2016 or the Top Albums of 2016 (that were not Rock), just click on the link and go check them out.
Let’s get started…
20. “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars off the album ’24K Magic’: Ok, I love this song. There is something about Bruno that I enjoy. It is what you come to expect from Bruno and that isn’t a bad thing. Very catchy and makes you want to dance.
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The year is almost over so it is time to look back at what was awesome in music during the year. I have already looked back at the Top Rock Albums of 2016 (click to read). This list will cover all other genres that I listened to over the year including Pop, R&B, Christian and whatever other genre you want classify these albums. Rock is my favorite genre that is why it gets it’s own list, but that doesn’t take away from any of these choices as I think they are great on their own.
Note: These albums were my favorites and not necessarily the most played on the radio (which I hate the radio) or even the biggest sellers. These are just what I came across during the year and connected with me in some way. So, we might as well get started…
The #1 Album of 2016
Lady Gaga – Joanne (Interscope Records): This was an easy pick for me. The album was such a pleasant surprise and a departure from her last album. It had a little bit of everything from Pop to Country to Rock to Folk. It was such a great mixture of songs that gave us one cohesive album. The title track, “John Wayne”, “A Million Reasons” and “Perfect Illusion” were all great songs. Even the Deluxe Edition was great with “Grigio Girls”. All around classic album for Lady Gaga. Check out my review here.
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