Phil’s Faves: Songs, May 14, 2023

This is a 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.

Most of the songs heard on this list have been played on my radio show, Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays 12PM-4PM ET!

The show can be heard on WHFR 89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area of Michigan, or it can be streamed with this link:!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 2:09” segment of my show on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link for the complete history of all the Fave Songs:!

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse!

Here’s a link for my weekly Faves Album lists:!

Another list that you might find interesting is my list for “The Most Awesomest Songs of the Day”:!

If you’d like to know what I think are even better than awesome songs, have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

My somewhat unusual Hall of Fame can be explored here:!

Lastly, but most importantly, is my Philby Awards link! A Philby is my annual award for outstanding musical achievement! :!

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This Time Has Come” for Joe Peters and Friends [Hall of Fame] to get their fourth #1 weekly Faves Song!!!!

There are some interesting stats concerning Joe Peters and Friends:

        1. This is their third #1 of this year!!! That is the most #1s in any calendar year by any artist!

    1. It is the most songs by an artist on the weekly list since 2016! (Angela Perley!)
    2. It is the first time since 2015 that an artist has had two songs on the list simultaneously! (Wendy Webb!)

    3. Other stats:

    4. The three #1 are by various Joe Peters and Friends!!!

    5. This is the second #1 by Warriors, Zombies, and Other Joedai Pilgrims!! The other two were by The Joedai Warriors and Joedai Trobairitz and Troubadours!! (That sure is some alphabet soup!)



Top Ten Songs for the Week of May 14, 2023

1. This Time Has Come —Warriors, Zombies, and Other Joedai Pilgrims with Melanie Hahn—Greene (Joe Peters [Hall of Fame] and Friends (Collaboration) [5]
2. I Try —Jen Sygit (It’s About Time) [6]
3. You Don’t Know —The Rallies (Serve) [5]
4. Someone to Stay —The Show Ponies (How It All Goes Down) [3]
5. Faded Rose Prelude/Faded Rose —Joedai Trobairitz and Troubadours with Phil Maq (Joe Peters [Hall of Fame] and Friends) (Beyond Collaboration)[8]
6. River Jordan—Rochelle Clark (In Time) [2]
7. Butterfly —Heather Layne (Single) [5]
8. Whistleblower—Luti Erbeznick (Whistleblower) [NE]
9. We Got Soul—Mike Watt and The SecondMissingmen (Single) [NE]
10.Connoisseur—Mark Jewett and The Strategic Advisers (The Lucky One) [7]
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