Friday, May 22, 2009
Some of the Coolest Songs...
Some of the coolest songs can come from advertising. The most recent example is the 30 second spot for the Lincoln MKS sports luxury car. Ford/Lincoln Mercury is using Shiny Toy Guns remake of the old Peter Schilling track "Major Tom". I think it is a great ad and if I had the cash, I'd buy the car too. However I am satisfied with owning the song and watching this short video clip.
Lincoln-Mercury is also using a remake of the old David Bowie song "Space Oddity" done this time by singer Cat Power for another Lincoln MKS ad. It seems like the auto maker's current ad campaign revolves around a spacey theme. I like the originals and remakes of both songs and have added them to my vast iTunes library of music.
And of course Shiny Toy Guns' "Major Tom" is making some major moves on Mel's Weekly Top 20 chart as posted below:
MEL'S WEEKLY TOP 20 | Week of May 17, 2009.
This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week
1. California - Shannon Hurley - 1
2. Know Your Enemy - Green Day - 4
3. I'm Not Over - Carolina Liar - 2
4. Major Tom - Shiny Toy Guns - 19
5. Poker Face - Lady GaGa - 5
6. People Got a Lotta Nerve - Neko Case - 3
7. Halo - Beyoncé - 8
8. Show Me What I'm Looking for - Carolina Liar - 10
9. 1, 2, 3, 4 - Plain White T's - 9
10. No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand - 6
11. 99 Times - Kate Voegele - 13
12. Please Believe Me - Darrin Kohavi - 7
13. Focus - Cyndi Harvell - 14
14. What's So Bad (About Feeling Good)? - Ben Lee - 16
15. Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat - 15
16. Two Hands - Jars of Clay - 17
17. I'm Just Here for the Music - Paula Abdul - 20
18. Is Anybody Out There? - The Downtown Fiction - 11
19. Natalie - The NuRu - 12
20. The Great Defector - Bell X1 - new
MEL'S TOP 10 0LDIES OF THE WEEK
As submitted to Plannine's Classic Top 30 site.
1. Revolution - The Beatles
2. Jennifer Eccles - The Hollies
3. My Hawaii - The Rascals
4. Arms of Mary - Sutherland Brothers & Quiver
5. Sad Sweet Dreamer - Sweet Sensation
6. The Story in Your Eyes - The Moody Blues
7. Pretty Lady - Lighthouse
8. Don't Ever Leave Me - Connie Francis
9. Tiny Bubbles - Don Ho
10. Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service