Top 5 Songs Of 2012

19 Dec

Here is my list of the top five songs of 2012.

#5 Foxy Shazam – I Like It

Honestly, this whole album is great. If I decide to do a top album list, it will certainly be on it.

#4 Craig Finn – Honolulu Blues

I love The Hold Steady. America’s best bar band. This was off Finn’s first solo album. Nothing that Finn does will get a bad grade in my book.

#3 Gotye (feat. Kimbra) – Somebody That I Used to Know

Everyone is the world is sick of this song. A few months ago you couldn’t go an hour without hearing it. There’s a reason for that. Somebody remained No. 1 for eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Because it’s fucking brilliant.

#2 Alabama Shakes – Hold On

Front woman Brittney Howard is the voice that will save southern rock ‘n roll. If we hold on long enough, Alabama Shakes will take over the world.

#1 Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built

You just can’t help but sing along to the chorus, and if you don’t think this is the best song of the year, I tell you all to go to Hell.

Merry Motherfuckin’ Christmas

16 Dec

Longest Songs On TouchTunes

10 Dec


If you ever feel the need to piss people off at the bar, these are the longest songs currently on the TouchTunes jukebox. Next time someone “plays next” your songs, return the favor. If you know of any more, please leave them in the comments.

The Allman Brothers Band – Mountain Jam – 33:42

Emerson Lake & Palmer – Karn Evil 9 – 29:41

Manowar – Achilles, Agony and Ecstasy In Eight Parts – 28:37

Mike Oldfield – The Orchestral Tubular Bells – 26:34

Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (Part One) – 25:30

Phish – Union Federal – 25:29

Pink Floyd – Echoes – 23:29

Moe – Timmy Tucker – 23:26

Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (Part Two) – 23:20

Dream Theater – Change Of Season – 23:09

Yes – The Gates Of Delirium – 21:55

Emerson Lake & Palmer- Memoirs Of An Officer And A Gentleman – 20:16

Yes – Close To The Edge – 18:41

Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant Massacree – 18:37

Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – 17:03

Rap Music

25 Oct

I love old rap music, before it was called hip-hop. My problem with new hip-hop is that everything sounds the same. I’m in my 30′s and rap music has never taken the next step to be great. It was great in the late 80′s/early 90′s, but now it’s garbage. You have the good ones like Jay z, etc, but old school rap was the great hip hop music. Some of my favorites…

If you can give me four better songs then these, feel free.

Slade- Keep Your Hands Off My Power Supply

23 Oct

This was Slade’s most popular album in the US. For some reason, this album has been out of print for years now. If you can find it used for under $20, go for it. Most should remember their hit Run Runaway, but the stand out track is My Oh My. Such a great song that is still ignored to this day. Keep Your Hands Off My Power Supply spent 18 weeks on the Billboard top 200 albums chart in 1984.

The Rolling Stones – Dirty Work

20 Oct

ESPN has been playing old, odd Rolling Stones songs on Monday Night Football this season. Recently, they played One Hit To The Body off of Dirty Work. This has always been one of my favorite Stones albums, probably because of the album cover, but really for their cover of Harlem Shuffle.

I’m not sure why Stones fans hate this album. The Stones themselves probably hate it. They probably don’t even remember it. 80′s Stones > 70′s Stones. Yeah, I said it. The 2012 Stones are off to a good start. Doom and Gloom is a damn good song.

Dr. John – Locked Down

19 Oct

Produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Locked Down just might be Dr. John’s best album ever. I’m serious. It’s not so much psychedelia, compared to other Dr. John records, it’s more straightforward blues and rock n’ roll. Not bad for a 71 year old. ★★★★★


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