Category Archives: music

Billboard Top 10, January 27, 1996

After writing up my ill-informed opinions on today’s top chart songs, I thought:¬†why not listen to the top ten from twenty years ago? So I did. #1: One Sweet Day – Boys II Men & Mariah Carey As usual, I … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged | Leave a comment

Billboard Top 10, January 30, 2016

I’m not really up on popular music these days. This is partly because I don’t like listening to the radio – too many commercials and annoying announcers. It’s partly because I can’t listen to streaming radio at work – not … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Houses of the Rising Sun

“The House Of The Rising Sun” is a traditional English folk ballad that may date as far back as the 16th century. It became famous when The Animals recorded it in 1964: I love this video, partly because it is … Continue reading

Posted in music | Leave a comment

Early 1970s Songs #2: “Which Way You Goin’ Billy” by The Poppy Family

This one’s cheating a bit, because it’s actually from 1969, but I remember listening to it when I first started listening to the radio in the early 1970s, so I think it counts. Besides, it’s great. This is a lot … Continue reading

Posted in music, retro | Tagged | Leave a comment

Early 1970s Songs #1: “Sweet Mary” by Wadsworth Mansion

For some reason, I felt an irresistible urge to listen to this song today: This song is such fun. The vocal intro is unstoppable: “Wop ba doo ba doo wop wop wop wa-aa wop”. And then they repeat it with … Continue reading

Posted in music, retro | Tagged | Leave a comment

Lots of Wild Horses

While looking up random songs on the Internet, I noticed that there were several versions of “Wild Horses” out there, so I thought I would listen to as many of them as I could. First, the Rolling Stones original, released … Continue reading

Posted in music | Leave a comment

Rest in peace, David Bowie

As you probably know, David Bowie passed away last weekend. I was thinking about what Bowie song or songs to post to Facebook, and I realized that there were so many of them. So here’s a list of ten favourites, … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged | 1 Comment