Phil’s Faves: Songs, December 10, 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!

There’s plenty of musical things to browse!

A 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 brilliant musical achievement! :!

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Would It Be the Same (If The Dirk Kroll Band got another #1 Weekly Faves song?) No, it wouldn’t because that would be their fifth #1!!!!!

Top Ten Songs for the Week of December 10, 2023

1. Would It Be the Same (If I Still Loved You?) —The Dirk Kroll Band (Would It Be the Same (If I Still Loved You?) [5]
2. Confetti —Sarah Morris (Hearts in Need of Repair) [12]
3. Star Dreamer —Angela Perley (Turn Me Loose!) [4]
4. When the Sun Comes Shining Through —Linden Thoburn (The Sun Comes Shining Through) [3]
5. Going Back to London —Bobby Pennock (The Vestiges of Art) [5]
6. New Year’s Eve Waltz —Marty Kohn (New Year’s Eve Waltz)[2]
7. Thing She Does —Bill Edwards (Whole Cloth) [3]
8. Can’t Sit OutThe Blueflowers (Time Didn’t Matter)[2] 
9. Parallel Lines—Crossword Smiles (Pressed and Ironed) [NE]
10.West Virginia Rain —The Wildwoods (Foxfield Saint John)[6]
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