This will be a personal weekly Top Ten list of what I consider to be the best songs that I listened to the previous week. Most songs will be current, but there are no boundaries. I’ve already stated on this web site that I am obsessed with music. I am constantly hunting it down whether it’s online, on CD, from my personal collection, from a library (Yes, I think the library is a great source of music–especially for music that you aren’t sure about.), TV, or radio. Since most of these sources mostly emphasize new music, the odds are pretty good that most of the songs on this list will be new. But in my search, I don’t use any boundaries for the other sources. I am just looking for good music that I haven’t heard, or happened to forget about. Everyone, including myself, has forgotten way more great music than they can ever remember-even if they are also music fanatics.
Also, there will be no rules concerning songs on this list. A song can show up or drop off a number of times. This will be the most volatile of my lists. It all depends on how much music I am exposed to during the week and what I find interesting. On really obscure stuff, I will try to include the source, if I know it.
Top Ten Songs for the Week of July 31, 2011
1. Just One Smile-Blood, Sweat, & Tears
2. Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29-Wendy Carlos
3. The Night Before-The Beatles
4. Walk-Foo Fighters
5. Today Is Your Day-Shania Twain
6. What’s Goin’ On-Ricky Minor & Friends (including Sharon Jones & Grace Potter)
7. Arms-Christina Perri
8. Pumped Up Kicks-Foster The People
9. Mean-Taylor Swift
10. Summer Wind-Frank Sinatra
1) “Just One Smile” —A long forgotten gem! (See 1968, pt.1, August 3, 2011)
2) “Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29”—Another long forgotten gem! (See 1968, pt.2, soon)
3) “The Night Before” —The shock of the night from Paul McCartney at Comerica Park!!
4) “Walk” —see posting on July 31, 2011
5) “Today Is Your Day” —A song that I feel stronger about every time I hear it!
6) “What’s Goin’ On” —A great Marvin Gaye remake that was done live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on the July 21st show!
7) “Arms” —Still haven’t gotten tired of this song or the video!
8) “Pumped Up Kicks” —Probably the catchiest chorus of the Summer!
9) “Mean” —It would be “mean” of me to leave this one off my list!
10) “Summer Wind” —A summer song that just never sounds old to me!