Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This Week Song Title - Artist - Last Week
1. Never Forget You (2nd week @ #1!) - Noisettes - 1
2. Second Chance - Shinedown - 2
3. Celebration (Album Version) - Madonna - 4
4. Fallin' For You - Colbie Caillat - 3
5. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas - 5
6. The Other Side - AM - 8
7. 21 Guns - Green Day - 6
8. People Are Crazy - Billy Currington - 10
9. City On Our Knees - Tobymac - 11
10. Heaven Can Wait - We the Kings - 12
11. She's Got a Boyfriend Now - Boys Like Girls - 17
12. Angel - Kate Voegele - 7
13. Honey In The Sun - Camera Obscura - 15
14. Nobody - Kate Earl - 9
15. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead/ Cherine Anderson - 19
16. Next In Line - Meese - 20
17. Hero - Jars of Clay - 13
18. We Are Golden - Mika - new
19. Bourgeois Shangri-La - Miss Li - new
20. (If You Are Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To - Weezer - 14
The Noisettes hold on to the #1 position for the 2nd week in a row with "Never Forget You". It is a wonderful retro sounding pop/rock song. Been on the chart for more than 11 weeks now. I bought the Noisettes newest CD Wild Young Hearts. It's a great album with 10 varied tracks covering styles from retro rock to disco to torch-like ballads. Best tracks include "Never Forget You," "Don't Upset the Rhythm", "Every Now and Then" and "24 Hours". In all, 10 tracks that will keep you happy!
See the video of "Never Forget You" in the previous entry below.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
One of my favorite current songs is "Never Forget You" by the UK band Noisettes. They are a three piece combo featuring the talented lead singer and diva, Shingai Shoniwa, guitarist Dan Smith and drummer Jamie Morrison. Noisettes have been together since at least 2005 and have released 2 albums and a number of singles so far.
Their latest single "Never Forget You" has been on Mel's Weekly Top 20 chart for more than 10 weeks now and has finally reached the pinnacle position of #1. Yes, this is my current favorite song despite it not getting airplay on local radio. The song is a clever melding of early 60s soul, do-wop and rock n roll with an alternative rock overlay. Great vocals, fuzzy guitars, great sounding backup singers and musicians and a feel that harkens back to music of the early and mid 1960s.
I already own the single MP3 release of "Never Forget You" and have the album Wild Young Hearts on order. Noisettes deserve a listen and this single should be a chart topper everywhere!
MEL'S WEEKLY TOP 20 | Week of September 20, 2009.
This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week
1. Never Forget You - Noisettes - 2
2. Second Chance - Shinedown - 3
3. Fallin' For You - Colbie Caillat - 1
4. Celebration (Album Version) - Madonna - 4
5. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas - 5
6. 21 Guns - Green Day - 8
7. Angel - Kate Voegele - 7
8. The Other Side - AM - 10
9. Nobody - Kate Earl - 9
10. People Are Crazy - Billy Currington - 11
11. City On Our Knees - Tobymac - 14
12. Heaven Can Wait - We the Kings - 15
13. Hero - Jars of Clay - 6
14. (If You Are Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To - Weezer - 16
15. Honey In The Sun - Camera Obscura - 18
16. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas - 13
17. She's Got a Boyfriend Now - Boys Like Girls - 20
18. (Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar - The Guild featuring Felicia Day - 12
19. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead
featuring Cherine Anderson - new*
20. Next In Line - Meese - new
* = returned to chart after originally charting in 2008.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I haven't posted a chart entry in weeks. Over the past month and a half the #1 position has been locked down between Colbie Caillat and Black Eyed Peas with their respective hits "Fallin' For You" and "I Gotta Feeling." Black Eyed Peas held on to #1 with "I Got A Feeling" for 4 weeks, after which "Fallin' For You" by Colbie Caillat took over #1 for 2 weeks. Then Black Eyed Peas went up to #1 again for 2 weeks, only to be replaced by Colbie Caillat at #1 for the last 2 weeks.
We'll see what happens next week. I promise to post a chart again.. and perhaps follow up with subsequent charts as I was doing previously.
Mel's Weekly Top 20 | Week of September 13, 2009
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This Week Song Title Artist Last Week
2 Never Forget You - Noisettes 2
3 Second Chance - Shinedown 4
4 Celebration (Album Version) - Madonna 5
5 I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas 3
6 Hero - Jars of Clay 7
7 Angel - Kate Voegele 8
8 21 Guns - Green Day 6
9 Nobody - Kate Earl 9
10 The Other Side - AM 14
11 People Are Crazy - Billy Currington 12
12 (Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar - The Guild featuring Felicia Day 13
13 Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas 10
14 City On Our Knees - Tobymac 15
15 Heaven Can Wait - We the Kings 19
16 (If You Are Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To - Weezer 18
17 You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift 11
18 Honey In The Sun - Camera Obscura 20
19 Fireflies - Chris Garneau 16
20 She's Got a Boyfriend Now - Boys Like Girls (new)
And now you can listen to some of the latest hits:
TOP 10 OLDIES for September 17, 2009
As submitted to Plannine's Classic Top 30
1. We're An American Band - Grand Funk Railroad
2. I Feel Fine - The Beatles
3. Tuesday Afternoon - The Moody Blues
4. Tiny Bubbles - Don Ho
5. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
6. Just Like Heaven - The Cure
7. The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
8. Guilty of Loving You - Jerry Fuller
9. Summer Sand - Dawn
10. The Pushbike Song - The Mixtures
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
It's September 9, 2009 or 9-9-09. Suddenly The Beatles are new again with their entire music catalog of original albums reissued in a remastered series featuring new packaging and a video extra on each disc.
I captured the above image of The Beatles display at the Honolulu WalMart today. The CDs are handsomely packaged in cardboard eco-packs with all the graphics of the original albums apparent on the covers of each album. The WalMart prices for the single CD albums are $13.88. The White Album is $19.99 and contains two discs.
The Beatles "Past Masters" Vol. 1 & 2 have been combined into one double CD set that sells for $19.99. The album cover I saw was the white on black one used for the first volume of "Past Masters" when they were originally issued as single CDs, the second volume having a black type on white background cover.
The Beatles #1's, the red 1962-66 and blue 1967-70 compilations as well as the blue "Yellow Submarine" albums are not part of this series. Ditto for the multi-disc sets "Live at the BBC", "Anthologies 1, 2 & 3" and the "Love" albums.
WalMart Honolulu had this Beatles display sandwiched between the ongoing Michael Jackson sales racks... but then again, isn't the Michael Jackson estate still making money off the music from The Beatles?
I'm not buying The Beatles remasters. At least not now. But I ask, is this new set worth the price? I mean I have all of these albums on the original issue CDs and then some. Plus LPs, 45s, CD singles, cassette tapes with all of them ripped to MP3. Buying the same music all over again... is it worth the price?
The big news for gamers, Beatles fans and wanna-be's is the release of The Beatles "Rock Band" video console game to Sony Playstation, Microsoft X-Box, and Nintendo Wii today. The gaming industry which is in an economic downturn this year, is hoping this is a huge hit. The Beatles "Rock Band" certainly has gotten a lot of press and buzz. Time will tell if all the hype turn into sales.
I know I won't be getting the game anytime soon since I don't own any of the major consoles. The promotional videos for the game are quite impressive. Too bad those per song game videos can't be released on an individual DVD. It would be nice to just listen and watch. The game publishers have a whole new music video market just for The Beatles. Come on, why not?
Posted below are some clips from the games. The songs are all familiar, the videos are new.
THE BEATLES ROCK BAND COMMERCIAL
THE BEATLES ROCK BAND REVIEW
THE BEATLES ROCK BAND GAMEPLAY MONTAGE
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