Monday, March 24, 2014

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - March 23, 2014



Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of March 23, 2014.

This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1 Says She Loves Me (2nd Week @ #1!) Aer 1
2 All Of Me John Legend 4
3 Dark Horse [feat. Juicy J] Katy Perry 3
4 "Happy (From ""Despicable Me 2"")" Pharrell Williams 9
5 Sleeping With a Friend Neon Trees 2
6 Turn It Around Lucius 6
7 Coming of Age Foster the People 7
8 Hey Brother Avicii 5
9 Timber (feat. Ke$ha) Pitbull 12
10 Magic Coldplay 15
11 Are You Listening Kopecky Family Band 13
12 Best Day of My Life American Authors 20
13 Taxi Dancer Dengue Fever 14
14 Young Heart Blondfire 17
15 Cardiac Arrest Bad Suns 8
16 Say Something [feat. Christina Aguilera] A Great Big World 10
17 #Selfie (Instrumental Mix) The Chainsmokers --
18 The Giving Tree Plain White T's 11
19 Team Lorde --
20 Raging Fire Phillip Phillips --


CHART NOTES

Aer holds the @ number 1 for a 2nd week in a row with "Says She Loves Me". Great sounding single that is not getting much airplay. Too bad. Good song.

John Legend comes in at #2 with the year's most popular love ballad "All of Me". May be #1 by next week. We'll see.

Pharell Williams jumps from #9 to #4 this week with his song "Happy".

Three songs debut on the chart this week. They include the dance oriented track "#SELFIE" by The Chainsmokers at #17. At #19 we find Lorde and her latest "Team". In at #20 is the 2nd single to make the chart by Phillip Phillips. This one is called "Raging Fire".

Songs That Went to #1 in 2014

Says She Loves Me - Aer (2)
Sleeping With a Friend - Neon Trees (4)
Timber - Pitull featuring Kesha (4)
Unconditionally - Katy Perry (3)

(x) = Total weeks @ #1

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - March 16, 2014.



Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of March 16, 2014.
This WeekTitleArtistLast Week
1 Says She Loves Me Aer 3
2 Sleeping With a Friend Neon Trees 1
3 Dark Horse [feat. Juicy J] Katy Perry 5
4 All Of Me John Legend 8
5 Hey Brother Avicii 4
6 Turn It Around Lucius 7
7 Coming of Age Foster the People 2
8 Cardiac Arrest Bad Suns 6
9 "Happy (From ""Despicable Me 2"")" Pharrell Williams 18
10 Say Something [feat. Christina Aguilera] A Great Big World 10
11 The Giving Tree Plain White T's 12
12 Timber (feat. Ke$ha) Pitbull 9
13 Are You Listening Kopecky Family Band 16
14 Taxi Dancer Dengue Fever 17
15 Magic Coldplay 19
16 Stay The Night Zedd 14
17 Young Heart Blondfire 20
18 The Walker Fitz & The Tantrums 11
19 Story Of My Life One Direction 13
20 Best Day of My Life American Authors --

CHART NOTES:

Sorry the charts haven't been published in a couple of weeks. Internally I kept them going, just never had time to web publish much of anyting lately. The missing charts will eventually be posted to my music blog.

In the meantime we have a new song at #1. Aer makes it with this hit that so far is a non-hit in most places. "Says She Loves Me" is a catchy song that should be getting more airplay and chart action. Perhaps it is a summer kind of song (along with its music video) that may still gel later this season. We aren't even into spring yet. Still I like this song enough to make it my #1 for the week.

Otherwise the usual suspects are here along with an eclectic few. Enjoy.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Flashback Friday: The Hollies



FLASHBACK FRIDAY - The Hollies
The Air That I Breathe & more

This week our Flashback Friday spotlight is on The Hollies, a British group that has entertained the public since the mid 1960s. They were part of the original British Invasion of music groups that burned up the charts in the mid 60s along with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dave Clark Five and others.

The Hollies are well known for several chart hits, of which the top 10 I have posted here. My favorite Hollies song of all time is "The Air That I Breathe", a 4 minute long opus written by singer / songwriter Albert Hammond who had his own hits in the early 1970s (It Never Rains in Southern California).

"The Air That I Breathe" was a top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit, peaking at #6 in the summer of 1974.

My 10 top tracks by The Hollies follow:

1. The Air That I Breathe (1974)
2. Long Cool Woman [in a Black Dress] (1972)
3. Bus Stop (1966)
4. Carrie Anne (1967)
5. Jennifer Eccles (1968)
6. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (1970)
7. Look Through Any Window (1965)
8. On a Carousel (1967)
9. Stop Stop Stop (1966)
10. Magic Woman Touch (1973)


Friday, March 7, 2014

Flashback Friday: The Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)



FLASHBACK FRIDAY on Mel's Internet Universe Music Blog

One of my favorite rock n roll songs of the sixties belong to The Bobby Fuller Four. Released as a single in December 1965, "I Fought the Law" climbed to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966. The song is a cover recorded by Bobby Fuller of a song first published by The Crickets, Buddy Holly's old group, in 1958 shortly after Holly died.

"I Fought the Law" was the biggest hit the Bobby Fuller Four ever had because a few months later Bobby Fuller himself was found dead in a garage after an apparent suicide.

The song has been covered many times, most famously by The Clash in 1978.



More Covers

The Big Dirty Band



Bryan Adams (1988)



Larry L


Friday, February 28, 2014

Flashback Friday: Bruddah IZ "Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World"



FLASHBACK FRIDAY @ Mel's Internet Music Universe Blog

One of the most beautiful songs to ever come out of Hawaii, this is Israel Kamakawiwo╩╗ole's (Bruddah IZ) is a medley of the classic Judy Garland track "Over the Rainbow" and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World."

According to the Wikipedia this song was recorded in one take in 1988 and was included in IZ's album Facing Future that was released in 1993. The song eventually received international acclaim, airplay and recognition after being featured in several movies including Meet Joe Black, Finding Forrester and 50 First Dates.

IZ died in 1997 and unfortunately never saw this recording reach the stellar heights it has received over the past decades. The song is a consistent best seller in the digital music space at services such as Amazon.com and iTunes.

Today in honor of "Somwhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World", we make it the Flashback Friday feature track on this blog.



Judy Garland's original version of "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz (1939).



Louis Armstrong's recording of "What a Wonderful World"