One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “So It Goes” by Nick Lowe!!!

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,”  is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.

Here’s the link for when the show returns: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!

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Let’s kick off the Semi-Annual Theme Attic Hall of Fame week with the first person I enshrined, Nick Lowe!

How does one go about starting a Hall of Fame?

I decided that I would do a segment starting on my first radio show for a Hall of Fame.

I wanted to honor artists that I felt inspired me to develop a lifelong addiction to music.

Since the station policy is to not play artists that are widely played on other stations, or widely known, the Hall of Fame has always been a tricky maneuver for me. That also explains why some truly great artists are still not in it.

Since my format is musical themes, I had the added incentive to develop a Hall of Fame, because I planned on using it as a theme twice a year: in May a week before Memorial Day, and the week of Thanksgiving. I saw that as a way to play more known artists occasionally because they would fit my theme.

Who does one pick to start a Hall of Fame?

I guess a chronological order of great musicians could be one way, but that would be very rigid and not much fun. I like to jump around!

Why Nick Lowe?

Since I wasn’t sure how long I might be doing a show back then, I decided to grab something that was handy and Nick Lowe had always been a staple around the house for many years. He and Bruce Springsteen were pretty much a major part of my post Beatle listening life for decades.

When I first ran across today’s song, “So It Goes” from the album “Pure Pop for Now People,”– a title I almost always mess up, even today. (I prefer the British one: “Jesus of Cool!” Now that one I can remember!), I wasn’t familiar with Nick at all.

I was going to Michigan State at the time, and roamed the East Lansing, Michigan, Grand River record stores frequently.

I remember going into the narrow one on the eastern side of town. It was the one that was very narrow and seemed to only have about 100 albums total in the store. Albums were displayed on the wall on very narrow shelves. I wish I could recall the name of the place.

It wasn’t really much of a store, and I never could figure out how they stayed in business, because the albums were priced at least $1 higher than the other places. However, it was closest, so it was first stop, and a welcome one t that when the weather was sub zero.

The music was always loud and pumping there, and if anything was cutting edge, they would have it first.

Staring back at me for the first time, I remember seeing the cover, one of the greatest album covers of all time, “Pure Pop for Now People” and those six profile images of what I presumed to be band members, and I thought, “This is going home with me today, no matter what’s on it!”

I had no idea who Nick Lowe was, but I recognized his name as the producer of Elvis Costello’s, “My Aim Is True,” an album that had monopolized my turntable for several months up until then. I also feel that there was a “Jesus of Cool” reference on the back of the album. The album title was changed to avoid any religious issues in the U.S..

But I had a choice to make: There was only one copy. Do I buy it now, or do I take a chance and go up the street to see if State Discount, which was a drug store but had the best prices on music and therefore where I spent most of my music money, had it?

I noticed it was on Columbia Records, a major label, and that meant State Discount might have it for less.

They didn’t.

After walking the two miles or so back and forth between the two stores, I went back to the first one.

They still had it!

I had rolled the dice and lucked out, even though it was more expensive.

“Pure Pop,”  went home with me!

When I brought it home and heard the opening sonic blast of “So It Goes,” I was hooked and knew I had made a wise investment!

I was falling ever deeper into Punk Rock at the time, but here was a style of music that rocked and still managed to seem relevant by fitting in the “discussions with the Russians” lyric!

That sucker got played repeatedly before I even moved on to the other pop masterpieces on the album!

“We’ve [sic] got 50,000 watts of broadcasting power!”

That’s right!  I heard the lyric incorrectly, but we were in control, me and Nick, and would remain so for quite a while!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “So It Goes” by Nick Lowe!!!

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Phil’s Faves: Songs, November 15, 2020

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, Prime Time Theme Attic,” currently on hiatus. (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET)

(Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu)

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic 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:

https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-songs/

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq !

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This week, May Erlewine was “motivated” and got “Get Right” to #1!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of November 15, 2020

1. Get Right—May Erlewine and The Motivations (In the Night) (Song starts at 1:18)
2. I Think I Came Too Late to the Party—Michael on Fire (Where Dreamers Only Go Soundtrack)
3. What We Breathe In—The Chordaes (What We Breathe In)
4. Say a Prayer—Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis (Easy As Pie)
5. Are You Listening?—Billy Brandt [Hall of Fame] and Sarana VerLin (Are You Listening?)
6. Your Version of the TruthBill Edwards (Sounds Like Love)
7. In the Night—Wendy Webb (Step Out of Line)
8. The Next Big Thing—Jeff Scott (NOLA to New York)
9. Sugar—Lindsay Lou (Southland)
10.Our World to Save—Bob Hausler (Single)
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The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “L & T” by The Doug MacDonald Quartet!!!

Here’s a link to the complete list: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

Please share the post to help spread the word!

Regardless of everything going on in the world that is way more important than my daily post, I will continue, nonetheless, in case someone is looking for a few minutes of respite.

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A blast of rain.

Then a warm front raises temps.

Next, a cold front blows through followed by another blast of rain.

High winds blow all day.

Sounds like the weather in Southeast Michigan is doing some improvising, so why not complement it with some improvised Jazz!

Guitarist and leader Doug MacDonald has been trying to release albums while his muse has been red hot–just like his music!

He’s put out six albums in the past six years with several configurations!

Joining him on this endeavor, “L & T” from 2019’s “Organisms” album, are Bob Sheppard – tenor saxophone, Carey Frank – B3 organ, and Ben Scholz – drums.

Everyone gets a nice turn to let loose on the song, but I like it best because Ben gets two turns!

He keeps them short and to the point, though, for maximum effect!

The Most Awesomest Song of the Day is “L & T” by The Doug MacDonald Quartet!!!

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Philby Submissions: Last Official Call for 2017 or First In for 2021…Sort Of!!!

The Philby Award

It’s past the time of the year when I usually request any last minute Philby submissions.

I had planned to do more posts about planning my year end wrap ups, but I kept waiting to see if and how things might change.

Well, if I want to finalize this year’s plans, asking for final submissions is the first step of the process.

If you’re unfamiliar with what I’m talking about, the Philbys are my annual personal recognition for brilliant musical achievement!

There are two lists: One for songs and one for albums.

The album selections are made from a sliding four year pool of music.

This year that pool is 2017-2020.

The song selections are usually from the same range, too, but I’m a little more open to almost anything, since over time, there have been plenty of older songs that have found new life years after they’ve been recorded, even ending up on hit movie soundtracks.

Needless to say, this year is going to be unlike any year.

However, I have arrived at the realization that there will be issues every year no matter what I plan.

One of the reasons that I use a multiple year submission scale is that just getting music out to the world is sometimes difficult for an artist.

A lot of them are not really wired for self promotion.

Making music is totally different than drumming up interest in it, especially for independent musicians.

Yes, there are promoters that can help with that. And nothing against promoters because they have a role to play. But they cost money, and the artist already had to pay to record the music, and may not be prepared for the process of promoting it.

After looking at how some other independent awards are handled, I figured a four year window allows me enough time to serendipitously run across someone’s music.

I have told this story several times, but I try very hard to listen to everything that is submitted.

Although I work on my list, starting literally on January 1st, using a four year sliding window, I carry over what would qualify from the prior years.

Up to this point of the year, I just reached my largest batch of albums.

So, it’s basically a little over the number I used last year.

But let’s talk about this year, which is absolutely the weirdest year ever!

I haven’t even done a show for almost months!

I haven’t any idea how this will affect either list.

However, I will come up with something that makes sense.

And as large as my working list is, I know I have room for more.

I can never have enough!

Therefore, I am accepting entries for Philby consideration!

So, if you’ve made some music dating back as far as 2017, I will accept that music for consideration.

If you have something older than 2016, send that, too, but identify the release date. I’m always looking for GREAT music.

For the Philbys, I’m looking for full albums.

However, if you only have a single, I’ll accept that, too. Don’t forget that I also have a Philby Hot Songs list, and more artists are releasing singles these days.

But please don’t send me an incomplete album if you have one.

So, please don’t edit for me.

I hate that and I might not even check out the item. I don’t know why anyone would only send selected songs instead of their whole work of art for consideration.

Please don’t send me links to listen to music. That’s not how I listen to music.  And I probably won’t listen to it if you send me a link to stream it. Either send me the album to download or request my mailing address to send a physical copy.

Every year I say that if your item came out later than May, it may not end up on this year’s list. So it’s possible that submissions entered now may only be considered for 2021. (It sounds so good to think of 2020 being finished!)

However, this year will be totally different than other years. I have not received any where near the amount of releases that I normally do.

It might be an excellent year to send a submission.

I will accept any genre of music. I like a variety of styles, even on the same album!

So, please e-mail your mp3s, and please make sure it is an mp3 only, to phil@philmaq.com.

If you want a physical address or have other questions, please e-mail me at the same address. Because selections will be considered for more than a single year, there isn’t an expiration date at the present.

If you want someone who will actually listen to your music, I am that person.

If you want some recognition for working hard and baring your soul, that might be me, too. I can’t make any promises, but I will listen to your music.

If you are reading this and are not a musician but know someone who is, please forward this to them.

Good luck to all who participate!
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My weekly radio show “Prime Time Theme Attic,” can be heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET when it returns.

(Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu)

It almost always includes a weekly countdown of my favorite albums or songs  and some shows feature two countdowns!

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

 

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The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “What We Breathe In” by The Chordaes!!!

Here’s a link to the complete list: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

Please share the post to help spread the word!

Regardless of everything going on in the world that is way more important than my daily post, I will continue, nonetheless, in case someone is looking for a few minutes of respite.

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From the opening notes of “What We Breathe In,” the title track from New York City based folk/rock group The Chordaes‘ 2019 album release, the first impression that the song will have some classic rock elements is fairly obvious from the inclusion of a sitar sound.

The song more than delivers a winning midtempo rocker with such a yearning vocal from Leo Sawkin that would make The Moody Blues proud!

A good melody and arrangement, including a singalong chorus, makes “What We Breathe In” a song that would survive in any era of Rock music!

In addition, it’s currently #1 on my Faves Song list this week!

The Most Awesomest Song of the Day is “What We Breathe” by The Chordaes!!!

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One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Jukin’ and Shakin'” by Joseph Veloz with Lucky Peterson!!!

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

Please share the post to help spread the word!

Regardless of everything going on in the world that is way more important than my daily post, I will continue, nonetheless, in case someone is looking for a few minutes of respite.

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We’re overdue for some Friday Music Fun!

Today’s tune is a tight, intensely syncopated jam called “Jukin’ and Shakin'” by Southeast Michigan Multiple Philby Award winning artist Joseph Veloz with Lucky Peterson from his Offerings” album!

All of the tracks feature a collaboration with a different artist.

Two of the consistencies among tracks is the phenomenally talented musicians and Joseph‘s thumping bass!

Smashing through the intro, attacking horns, drums, and bass drop an incendiary device at the entrance of the song!

Lucky takes control of the vocals and then leads everything to his wickedly hot organ solo, followed by a stinging guitar turn!

The sound textures between the fluid keys and the bluesy string bending is an impressive contrast!

Peterson‘s strong vocals pull the rest of the song through, and just like that, it’s all over!

In fact, after a slightly longer than normal pause, Lucky has to tell the listener, “I’m done!”

What else could one want?

Great horns, organ, guitar, bass, and rockin’ drums!

Joseph Veloz made the track happen, and then he was smart enough and gracious enough to get out of Lucky‘s way!

Sadly, Lucky Peterson passed away earlier this year.

“Jukin’ and Shakin'” is a great piece of music to show how much his immense talent will be missed.

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “Jukin’ and Shakin'” by Joseph Veloz with Lucky Peterson!!!

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One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Song of the Lower Classes” by Windborne!!!

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,”  is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.

Here’s the link for when the show returns: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!

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I first “met” Windborne almost four years ago.

It was at a time when I was feeling very low about the 2016 inauguration.

Let’s face it. The talk was of American carnage .

And just when I thought all that was left was despair, a video popped up in my Facebook feed with a group of singers in the cold and snow, taking a downtrodden song right to his main hotel!

Hope!

Somebody was singing for me!

And to me!

Here’s a clip of that fateful day:

I wasn’t the only one that was moved by Windborne.

They used that clip to raise interest in their eventual 2017 Philby Award winning album, Song on the Times.”

One of the few times that I anticipatedly waited to see someone in concert finally took place when they played at Stone House Concerts in Detroit.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I was surprised and delighted!

It was a unique experience minus microphones!

It was four beautiful, harmonizing voices and a couple of “folk” instruments.

Talk about being “unplugged!” Ha!

And it was right there in front of you: everything laid out there to be experienced!

There were labor songs, folk ballads, a foreign language wedding song, and even a couple of fun tunes!

A whole spectrum of human emotions were there to experience!

After the show, I asked them to sing on my next radio show, and they agreed since they had a day between gigs.

It was another unique, vibrant show featuring many songs that they didn’t sing at the house concert!

They even recorded a theme song for me that I still use!

Fast forward to October 2020, and Windborne are working on a new album, “Of Hard Times and Harmony,” and they are looking for some help to release it.

Besides everything that I said previously about them, they demonstrate a couple of concepts that I really like about music:

  • When you sing a song where the originator is deceased, both the song and the artist come alive again! And
  • Windborne fully believe, as do I, that music can change people’s hearts, and therefore, the world, too!

Those are two attributes about music that I love the most!

Here’s the link for the new album: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/of-hard-times-harmony-windborne-s-new-album?utm_source=Windborne+News%21&utm_campaign=c66da9af94-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_71b9385c10-c66da9af94-515466397#/  

Lynn, Will, Lauren, and Jeremy have gone around the world bringing down barriers in several languages.

Windborne accomplishes that by believing in what they do, and showing their own heart in every show!

They are now prepared to bring a whole new group of songs that they’ve researched for years.

Deserving that their voices be heard, Windborne deliver the very lowly song of the lower classes.

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “Song of the Lower Classes” by Windborne!!!

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The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “Fair Weather” by Samantha Fish!!!

Here’s a link to the complete list: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

Please share the post to help spread the word!

Regardless of everything going on in the world that is way more important than my daily post, I will continue, nonetheless, in case someone is looking for a few minutes of respite.

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Summer is officially over!

Some years it’s hard to tell, but not this year.

Southeast Michigan will not see weather like we had for the past week in November–warm, sunny, and dry, until Spring 2021.

The skies were almost the same as yesterday: Clear and lots of sun!

The difference was about 25 degrees colder!

Blues legend in the making and multiple Philby Award winner Samantha Fish, sings the first line of the chorus today’s song, and the poignant line registers a direct hit on my mental state:

“Farewell, my fair weather.”

Following a subdued downward Beatlesque phrase on guitar for an intro–tremendously different than her often incendiary string dazzling wizardry, Samantha tells a tale about a failed relationship that she compares to “Fair Weather,” a ballad on her most recent “Kill or Be Kind” album.

It was a perfect companion for today’s deteriorating Autumnal future!

The Most Awesomest Song of the Day is “Fair Weather” by Samantha Fish!!!

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, November 8, 2020

Over time, my listening habits have changed and at the moment I usually listen to albums completely through. I haven’t done that in years, but it’s actually very rewarding—particularly when the album is good. Every album that will be on this list will fit that category.

Songs from the albums on this list forms the basis of my countdown list for the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show,” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

(Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu)) on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

It’s another peak into my listening habits—which is a goal of mine. If you want to know where I’m heading or what I think about some new music, you will find it here.

I honestly don’t expect there to be much volatility on this list because these albums are what I have been basing many of the sets on my show.

Once again, there will be no boundaries. I will go wherever my musical muse takes me.

Here’s the link to the complete list of Fave Albums: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums/

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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There’s some “Light Magic” from Strawberry Heritage as their second #1 Faves Album!!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of November 8, 2020

1. Light Magic—Strawberry Heritage
2. Red Sky Remembers—Gary Browe
3. Garden of Earthly Delights: An XTC Celebration—Various Artists
4. No Control—Alex Little and The Suspicious Minds
5. Out of the Blues—Boz Scaggs
6. Kill or Be Kind—Samantha Fish
7. A Simple Life—Nick Carter
8. Addicted—Will Ludford
9. Fun and Fancy Free—Sundae and Mr. Goessl
10.Silver City—Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, November 8, 2020

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, Prime Time Theme Attic,” currently on hiatus. (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET)

(Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu)

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic 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:

https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-songs/

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The Chordaes breathe in the air as this week’s #1 song!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of November 8, 2020

1. What We Breathe In—The Chordaes (What We Breathe In)
2. In the Night—Wendy Webb (Step Out of Line)
3. Get Right—May Erlewine and The Motivations (In the Night) (Song starts at 1:18)
4. I Think I Came Too Late to the Party—Michael on Fire (Where Dreamers Only Go Soundtrack)
5. Our World to Save—Bob Hausler (Single)
6. She’s a Devil—The Wag (We Carry On)
7. Your Version of the TruthBill Edwards (Sounds Like Love)
8. Are You Listening?—Billy Brandt [Hall of Fame] and Sarana VerLin (Are You Listening?)
9. Say a Prayer—Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis (Easy As Pie)
10.Galaxy—The Whiskey Charmers (Lost on the Range)
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