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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Heavy Rotation

I'm off to the beach to go rollerblading. While I was uploading songs onto my iPod for a beach playlist, I decided to check and see what the most played songs were.

Some of these I haven't listened to in over a month, but it just goes to show how much I tend to play a song to death in short bursts.

1. Kelly Osbourne - "One Word" (61 plays)

2. Kelly Clarkson - "Since U Been Gone" (53 plays)

3. B-Boys International "One Step Closer (35 plays)

4. The Killers - "Smile Like You Mean It" (30 plays)

5. Interpol - "Evil" (24 plays)

6. Backstreet Boys - "Incomplete" (20 plays)

7. Pop! - "Serious (WIP Shala Wap Mix)" (19 plays)

8. Gunther/Samantha Fox - "Touch Me" (18 plays)

9. Interpol - "Not Even Jail" (18 plays)

10. Kelly Clarkson - "Behind These Hazel Eyes" (18 plays)

9 Comments:

  • At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Numb From Drugs said…

    You are a trash pop addict. Fabulous. You've probably listened to Kelly Osbourne's song 60 more times than she has.

     
  • At 2:11 PM, Blogger MoogaBoo said…

    If only they had iPods in 95. I bet yours would have looked like this:

    Annie Lennox "No More I Love Yous" 325 plays

    Yaki-Da "I Saw You Dancing" 789 plays

    Sybil "When I'm Good And Ready" 5,210 plays

     
  • At 7:59 PM, Blogger mediawhore said…

    Tragically (some would say anyway) mine would go Shamen (Ebenezzer Goode), Urban Cookie Collective (The Key, The Secret) and finally the unforgetable Double Trouble (Steet Tuff). But I agree with Moogaboo - Sybils is a gem that has been long since forgotten - the career should be ressurected.

     
  • At 10:40 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Sadly, it's not '95, and so here are the tallies:

    1. Sybil - "When I'm Good 'N' Ready" (4 plays)
    2. Annie Lennox - "No More 'I Love Yous'" (2 plays)
    3. Urban Cookie Collective - "The Key The Secret" (2 plays)

    While I do have Yaki Da "I Saw You Dancing" buried somewhere in the archives, it's not on my iTunes... and never heard Double Trouble's "Street Tuff," but now I'm intrigued.

     
  • At 9:36 AM, Blogger Kevin said…

    OMG! Yes! Double Trouble & The Rebel MC! Love love love it!

    "Is he a Yankee? No I'm a Londoner"

    Also check out Rob 'N' Raz feat. Leila K. "Got To Get" (released in the US on Arista as Leila K. With Rob 'N' Raz, with mixes by Mike 'Hitman' Wilson -of "Another Sleepless Night" fame- and StoneBridge). While on Leila K., also check her cover of Plastic Bertrand's "Ça Plane Pour Moi", produced by Denniz PoP and Douglas Carr. Aah! Today's music just plain sucks! Music was so much fun back in the late 80s/early 90s. Damn grunge and Nirvana!

    Artist : Double Trouble & The Rebel MC
    Song : Street Tuff

    Cut-cut-cut tell me somethin'
    You can play a bass
    You can play a drum

    Everybody shake your stuff
    The Rebel's here

    Get up, the MC has started
    Pump up the house and groove it
    Stop, you're in a shakedown zone
    You like bass, I love it to the bone
    Hustle, I got muscle
    Time to rock 'cause the rhythm is trouble
    Dance, let's go crazy
    When you see me shout Rebel MC
    Outlaw kicking up dust
    You know what it is, I'm just street tuff

    (CHORUS:)
    Everybody shake your stuff
    The Rebel's here and he's street tuff
    Everybody shake your stuff
    The Rebel's here

    'Just Keep Rockin'' was the last chant
    I'm back, brand new round the mike stand
    On stage I make it look easy
    I'm the Rebel so run come follow me
    Hard not soft, underground boss
    Turn up the bass and the treble of course
    Feel with the music and you wonder
    Is he a Yankee? No I'm a Londoner
    Tell yo mate I'm droppin' it rough
    You know what it is I'm just street tuff

    (CHORUS)

    Elementary like A B C
    Easy as one two three
    Yes, it's the Rebel MC
    Rough like a ninja, stinging like a bee
    Back by public demand
    You're now rockin' with a one man band
    Go with the flow moves you know
    Jam the nightclub, rock the disco
    Funky music I can't get enough
    Know what it is, I'm just street tuff

    (CHORUS)

    Rhythm gets me hype
    Let me take you on a journey, a musical flight
    I'm a hustler, know how to deal
    Not fake 'cause I'm so real
    Get down to the brand new mix down
    Stand firm, Double Trouble in the background
    For the white black and the light brown
    Dash the old style, this is the new sound
    Wheel, you know what it is, I'm just street tuff

    (CHORUS)

     
  • At 10:17 AM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Actually, Malmö, really good music came out during and after the whole grunge thing and crossed over in the US - probably in reaction to grunge - like Snap!'s "Rhythm Is A Dancer," Captain Hollywood Project, Culture Beat, Ace of Base, Real McCoy, LaBouche, Gina G, Amber, etc.

    I think the problem is that a lot of international pop "artists" mistakenly thought that they had to get all R&B/Hip Hop in order to cross over here, and so that's become the dominating sound.

    I was thinking yesterday about how everything is so conservative now.. but that's a good thing... because it's undeniabley the peak of the conservative climate here, just like it's the peak of music being dominated by Hip Hop... And with that, there's always the politital/cultural reaction to the extreme.

    It's coming.

    (Sorry, I'm not trying to equate Hip Hop with the current political administration... in fact, I do like some Hip Hop.... I'm just trying to draw a parallel... and not doing a good job ;-)

     
  • At 2:45 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    J'ason, I have always believed that this is a great topic. I'm a firm believer that "alternative"/grunge and "gangsta rap" was the death of pop and dance music in the US. And I know I'm not the only one either. Yes, some of these songs were American hits (Real McCoy, Snap!), but they were the exception, not the rule. And many of them didn't even reach the Top 10 (Culture Beat, Gina G.)... and none of them reached No. 1. I can even pinpoint a specific week when this occurred... early 1992, when Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy" made way for Mr. Big "To Be With You" at the No. 1 slot, after hanging in there for 3 weeks. There's such a HUGE difference between 1991 and 1992. Yes, I despise alternative with a passion (sorry!) as well as hip hop/rap. I did use to like rap before it went all gangsta on us! NWA be damned!

    J'ason, you really can't deny it! (as Lisa Stansfield would say). Look at all the dance hits we had since the late 80s until 1991. Starting in 1992, the charts were plagued by rap and alternative. 1992 was the last year I listed to the radio. It's a shame that the period where pop music (and to a certain extent dance music) was revived by the Spice Girls didn't last very long. I'd also admit I don't understand why everybody likes Max Martin, and all the sound-alike producers that came out of Sweden... I hate that sound! BSB, Britney, 'N SYNC, etc. I do like Max's new rockier direction he's taken though. Not that horrible, sappy R&B inflicted he's responsible for!

    OK, enough kvetching for me! This is of course, just my own humble opinion. :-)

     
  • At 7:41 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Well, just a few more comments from me on that:

    I don't consider Mr. Big's "To Be With You" to be grunge. To me, that strikes me as the death of heavy metal - which, I"m sorry, you have to give props to grunge/alt rock for doing away with the travesty of metal.

    Second, in my opinion, the dance/pop that I mentioned (Real McCoy, Ace of Base, La Bouche, Corona) that became hits during the whole grunge/alt rock period of the '90s is much more likeable than crappy late 80s/early 90s pop like Taylor Dayne, Right Said Fred, Rhythm Syndicate, Technotronic, etc. Again, this is a personal preference.

    That said, there's a lot of alt rock I like. There's a lot of pop I like. There's some rap... okay, a little... that's why I'm here.

    Right, so now on to my weekly bashing of American Idol...

     
  • At 4:26 AM, Blogger Kevin said…

    Ha ha ha!

    I don't consider "To Be With You" a grunge song! It's a power ballad (aka heavy metal ballad). I just meant that starting with that Hot 100 chart, things have never been the same.

    I'm now off to play my CD Maxi of Nomad feat. MC Mikee Freedom "(I Wanna Give You) Devotion" and Technotronic feat. Ya Kid K "Move This" (I used to love that Revlon commercial!). If anyone has the Nomad video, hit me up!

     

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