Tag Archives: music

Top Pop Songs of 2015?

10. Hozier – Take Me To Church

This is the official video.

But this one is the most awesome.

9. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

8. OMI – Cheerleader

7. Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance

6. The Weeknd – The Hills

5. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen

4. Taylor Swift – Blank Space

3. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

2. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk!

I like the song but it reminds me a lot of James Brown’s Living in America. (Or maybe because it reminds me of it.)

1. Adele – Hello

Tor official (bland) video.

Remix by EC Twins. I guess you can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

Best TV Theme Songs?

We’re listing our 50 favorite TV show theme songs by decade (so it will be easier for you to look for your favorites and tell us how we must be the most tone deaf, tasteless people on the planet to have left out the ones that top your list!)


Rawhide – “Rawhide”

Peter Gunn – “Peter Gunn Theme”

Bonanza – “Bonanza”


 Hawaii Five-O - “Hawaii Five – O Theme”

The Beverly Hillbillies – The Ballad of Jed Clampett

Secret Agent (US name for the British TV show Danger Man – “Secret Agent Man”) This was played over the opening when it was shown in America. The original theme music was “Danger Man Theme”.

Here Come the Brides – “Seattle”

The Courtship of Eddie’s Father – “Best Friend”

Mission Impossible – “Mission Impossible Theme”

The Green Hornet – “Green Hornet Theme”

The Saint – “The Saint Theme”

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson – “Tonight Show Theme”


WKRP in Cincinnati – “WKRP in Cincinnati”

The Dukes of Hazard – “The Good Ol’ Boys”

Happy Days – “Happy Days”

Baretta – “Baretta’s Theme”

Welcome Back, Kotter – “Welcome Back”

The Mary Tyler Moore Show – “Love is All Around”

Minder – “I Could Be So Good For You”

The Partridge Family – “Come On Get Happy”

The Rockford Files – “The Rockford Files Theme”

Dallas – “Dallas Theme”

Taxi – “Angela”

M*A*S*H - “Suicide Is Painless”

The TV show didn’t use the lyrics, but here’s a version with them just because it’s such a pretty song, especially for one having such sad lyrics.

The Odd Couple – “The Odd Couple Theme”


Cheers - “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”

The Greatest American Hero - “Believe it or Not”

The Wonder Years – “With a Little Help From My Friends”

Moonlighting – “Moonlighting”

The Fall Guy – “The Unknown Stuntman”

Fame – “Fame”

Bosom Buddies – “My Life”

Hill Street Blues – “Hill Street Blues Theme”

Hardcastle and McCormick – “Back to Back”

And (also from Hardcastle and McCormick) “Drive”

MacGyver – “MacGyver Theme Song”

EastEnders – “EastEnders Theme”


Friends -“I’ll Be There For You”

The Heights o “How Do You Talk to an Angel?”

Twin Peaks – “Falling”

Ally McBeal – “Searching My Soul”


 True Blood – “Bad Things”

Firefly – “The Ballad of Serenity”

Monk – “It’s a Jungle Out There”

Psych – “I Know You Know”

The Wire – “Way Down in the Hole”

The Returned – “Hungry Face”


The Shadow Line – “Pause”

Peaky Blinders – “Red Right Hand”

Pretty Little Liars – “Secret”

Game of Thrones – “Game of Thrones Theme”

Best Live Albums of the 1970s?

Here are my 10 favorites, by release date.

Live at Leeds – The Who

Live album recorded and released in 1970, it set a standard for the decade’s albums to try to match.



4 Way Street – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

The groups first live album, released in 1971. It’s a little bit folk, a little bit rock, and a lot of 1960’s hippy protest music.



At Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers Band

1971 live album by the Allman Brothers. Duane Allman would die later that year after a motorcycle accident.

live at fillmore east


Jazz Blues Fusion – John Mayall

Album by British blues guitarist John Mayall, recorded in 1971, released in 1972.



Hot August Night – Neil Diamond

1972 double album, a recording of a concert in Los Angeles, CA.



One More From the Road – Lynyrd Skynyrd

1976 album, the only live album they recorded before the airplane deaths of Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, and Cassie Gaines.



The Song Remains the Same – Led Zeppelin

Recorded in 1973, released in 1976 along with their concert film of the same name.



Wings Over America – Wings

A three record set released in December 1976. Paul McCartney’s band performed some of their best songs plus some Beatles classics.



Live and Dangerous – Thin Lizzy

Double LP released in 1978. I love it for the music, I love it for Phil Lynott’s sexy Irish accent.



Live Killers – Queen

The last of the albums in this list to be released and also one of the best.

Queen - Live Killers

Not on the list but deserving an honorable mention. (On a different day, any of these might have made my list.):

Mad Dogs and Englishmen – Joe Cocker, 1970
Coast to Coast: Overture and Beginners – Rod Stewart and The Faces, 1974
Frampton Comes Alive! – Peter Frampton, 1976
The Last Waltz – The Band, 1978
Two for the Show – Kansas, 1978
Waiting for Columbus – Little Feat, 1978