Monday, February 28, 2011

The Oscars Hall Of Fame (Academy Awards Best Original Songs from 1934 to 2010)




Yesterday night, Randy Newman's We Belong Together (from Toy Story 3) won the Academy Award for the Best Original Song. But who won the same award in 1976? And in 1960? And in 1939? Answers are in this playlist: it features all the winning songs at the Oscars. Most of the time, they're the original versions from the movies. Just in seven cases (out of 77) I had to replace them with some surrogates. Enjoy!

(and if you want more, starting from here you will find all the huge Oscars playlists I made one year ago...)


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The Oscars Hall of Fame
(Academy Awards Best Original Songs from 1934 to 2010)
Source: Wikipedia.

1934 The Continental Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, from The Gay Divorcee)
1935 Lullaby of Broadway (Winifred Shaw, Dick Powell & The Chorus / Busby Berkeley, from Gold Diggers of 1935)
1936 The Way You Look Tonight (Fred Astaire, from Swing Time)
1937 Sweet Leilani (Bing Crosby, from Waikiki Wedding)
1938 Thanks for the Memory (Bob Hope & Shirley Moss, from The Big Broadcast of 1938)
1939 Over the Rainbow (Judy Garland, from The Wizard of Oz)
1940 When You Wish upon a Star (Cliff Edwards from Pinocchio)
1941 The Last Time I Saw Paris (Ann Sothern, from Lady Be Good)
1942 White Christmas (Bing Crosby & Marjorie Reynolds from Holiday Inn)
1943 You'll Never Know (Alice Faye, from Hello, Frisco, Hello)
1944 Swinging on a Star (Bing Crosby, from Going My Way)
1945 It Might as Well Be Spring (Jeanne Crain & Louanna Hogan, State Fair)
1946 On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe (Judy Garland & Cyd Charisse, The Harvey Girls)
1947 Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (James Baskett, from Song of the South)
1948 Buttons and Bows (Bob Hope, from The Paleface)
1949 Baby, It's Cold Outside (Esther Williams & Ricardo Montalban, from Neptune's Daughter)
1950 Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole, from Captain Carey, U.S.A.)
1951 In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening (Bing Crosby, from Here Comes the Groom)
1952 High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin') (Tex Ritter, from High Noon)
1953 Secret Love (Doris Day, from Calamity Jane)
1954 Three Coins in the Fountain (Frank Sinatra, from Three Coins in the Fountain)
1955 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (Andy Williams from Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing)
1956 Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Qué Será, Será) (Doris Day from The Man Who Knew Too Much)
1957 All the Way (Frank Sinatra, from The Joker Is Wild)
1958 Gigi (Louis Jordan & MGM Studio Orchestra, from Gigi)
1959 High Hopes (Frank Sinatra, from A Hole in the Head)
1960 Never on Sunday/Ta Pedia Tou Pirea (Anastasia, from Never on Sunday)
1961 Moon River (Henry Mancini & His Orchestra, Breakfast at Tiffany's)
1962 Days of Wine and Roses (Henry Mancini & His Orchestra and Chorus, from Days of Wine and Roses)
1963 Call Me Irresponsible (Frank Sinatra, from Papa's Delicate Condition, actually the movie version is sung by Jackie Gleason)
1964 Chim Chim Cher-ee (Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, from Mary Poppins)
1965 The Shadow of Your Smile (Tony Bennett, from The Sandpiper, not the original movie version)
1966 Born Free (Matt Monro, from Born Free)
1967 Talk to the Animals (World Premier London Cast, from Doctor Dolittle, not the original movie version)
1968 Windmills of Your Mind (Noel Harrison, from The Thomas Crown Affair, not the original movie version)
1969 Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head (B.J. Thomas from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
1970 For All We Know (Carpenters, from Lovers and Other Strangers, original movie version is sung by Larry Meredith)
1971 Theme from Shaft (Isaac Hayes, from Shaft)
1972 The Morning After (Maureen McGovern, from The Poseidon Adventure)
1973 The Way We Were (Barbra Streisand, from The Way We Were)
1974 We May Never Love Like This Again (Maureen McGovern from The Towering Inferno)
1975 I'm Easy (Keith Carradine, from Nashville)
1976 Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born) (Barbra Streisand, A Star Is Born)
1977 You Light Up My Life (The Film Score Orchestra, You Light Up My Life, not the original movie version)
1978 Last Dance (Donna Summer, from Thank God It's Friday) • Music and lyrics: Paul Jabara
1979 It Goes Like It Goes (Jennifer Warnes, from Norma Rae)
1980 Fame (Irene Cara, from Fame)
1981 Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) (Christopher Cross, from Arthur)
1982 Up Where We Belong (Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes, from An Officer and a Gentleman)
1983 Flashdance... What a Feeling (Irene Cara, from Flashdance)
1984 I Just Called to Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder, from The Woman in Red)
1985 Say You, Say Me (Lionel Richie, from White Nights)
1986 Take My Breath Away (Berlin, from Top Gun)
1987 (I've Had) The Time of My Life (Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, from Dirty Dancing)
1988 Let the River Run (Carly Simon, from Working Girl)
1989 Under the Sea (Samuel E. Wright, from The Little Mermaid)
1990 Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man) (Madonna, from Dick Tracy) • Music and Lyrics:
1991 Beauty and the Beast (Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson, from Beauty and the Beast) • Music: Alan
1992 A Whole New World (Lea Salonga & Brad Kane, from Aladdin)
1993 Streets of Philadelphia (Bruce Springsteen, from Philadelphia)
1994 Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John, from The Lion King)
1995 Colors of the Wind (Vanessa Williams, from Pocahontas)
1996 You Must Love Me (Madonna, from Evita)
1997 My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion, from Titanic)
1998 When You Believe (Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston, The Prince of Egypt)
1999 You'll Be in My Heart (Phil Collins & Glenn Close, from Tarzan)
2000 Things Have Changed (Bob Dylan, from Wonder Boys)
2001 If I Didn't Have You (Billy Crystal & Jane Woodman, from Monsters, Inc.)
2002 Lose Yourself (Eminem, from 8 Mile)
2003 Into the West (Annie Lennox, from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
2004 Al otro lado del río (Jorge Drexler, from The Motorcycle Diaries)
2005 It's Hard out Here for a Pimp (Three 6 Mafia, from Hustle & Flow)
2006 I Need to Wake Up (Melissa Etheridge, from An Inconvenient Truth)
2007 Falling Slowly (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, from Once)
2008 Jai Ho (A.R. Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls, from Slumdog Millionaire, not the original movie version)
2009 The Weary Kind (Ryan Bingham, from Crazy Heart)
2010 We Belong Together (Randy Newman, from Toy Story)

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0617)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Acclaimed Music Top 20 Albums of 1961

Bobby Bland: steps two, number one


This is a kind of "history of music" project, based on aggregated charts found on Acclaimed Music. It features Top 20 playlists for decades 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and yearly Top 20 playlists (both songs and albums) for each year from 1960 to 2010. It's a weekly project.

Just like previous year's playlist, this 1961 chart is filled with great jazz. Bob Dylan and Beatles were yet to come, rock albums were yet to be invented: Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, Art Blakey ruled. But the number one, according to Acclaimed Music algorythm, is blues and soul singer Bobby "Blue" Bland. Enjoy!


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TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 1961
Source: Acclaimed Music
Missing from Spotify: 2 albums
(legenda: the number preceding the artist name is the ranking in Acclaimed Music Top 3000 chart)

1 (450) Bobby Bland - Two Steps from the Blues
2 (486) Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth
3 (496) Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard
4 (539) John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
5 (561) Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz
6 (595) Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby
7 (828) Gil Evans - Out of the Cool
8 (835) Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane - Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
9 (1068) Max Roach - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite
10 (1106) Judy Garland - Judy at Carnegie Hall
11 (1315) Miles Davis - Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
12 (1337) The Shadows - The Shadows
-- (1563) Jimmy Giuffre 3 - Thesis/1961
13 (1612) Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz
14 (1632) The Original Soundtrack - West Side Story
-- (1716) Jimmy Giuffre 3 - Fusion/1961
15 (1826) John Coltrane - Coltrane Jazz
16 (1901) Ornette Coleman - This Is Our Music
17 (1902) Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - A Night in Tunisia
18 (1938) George Russell - Ezz-Thetics
19 (2040) Stan Getz - Focus
20 (2054) Eric Dolphy - At the Five Spot, Vol. 1

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The Complete Acclaimed Music Series

SONGS:
- Top 20 Songs of 1920s
- Top 20 Songs of 1930s
- Top 20 Songs of 1940s
- Top 20 Songs of 1950s
- Top 20 Songs of 1960

ALBUMS:
- Top 20 Albums of 1950s
- Top 20 Albums of 1960
- Top 20 Albums of 1961

The Last.fm Hype 69 - February 2011 (update 27/2)

Esperanza Spalding: heart of bass.


Welcome again to the crazy world of Hype 69, the Spotify version of Last.fm Hype chart, "the latest and greatest place to find out who is rising in the world of music" (more technically: a chart of top rising songs in the audioscrobbling Last.fm community). Unique rule: no more than five songs each artist.

Just 51 songs, this week, instead of the usual 69. Many albums & tracks are not available on Spotify yet (by Hillsong United, Tyler, the Creator, OFWGKTA, MellowHype, Earl Sweatshirt). Anyway, some real gems are included, like those from PJ Harvey's new album Let England Shake or by Grammy "best new artist" Esperanza Spalding. Five songs from both these nice ladies. And five from Drive-By Truckers' new album Go-Go Boots, too. Enjoy!


The Last.fm Hype 69
(69 songs, about 4 hours)

1. Lady Gaga – Born This Way
2. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
3. PJ Harvey – The Glorious Land
4. PJ Harvey – Bitter Branches
5. PJ Harvey – Hanging In The Wire
6. PJ Harvey – The Last Living Rose
7. Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows – If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is
8. Jessie J feat. B.o.B – Price Tag
9. Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows – Sex Life
10. Bayside – Already Gone
11. Esperanza Spalding – Chacarera
12. Drive-By Truckers – Go-Go Boots
13. Esperanza Spalding – Apple Blossom
14. Tyler, The Creator – Sandwitches f/Hodgy Beats
15. Esperanza Spalding – As A Sprout
16. Esperanza Spalding feat. Leo Genovese – Precious
17. Chris Brown – Yeah 3x - Clean Version
18. Drive-By Truckers – Dancin' Ricky
19. Esperanza Spalding – She Got To You
20. Drive-By Truckers – I Do Believe
21. Drive-By Truckers – Cartoon Gold
22. Drive-By Truckers – Everybody Needs Love
23. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – Jazz (Interlude)
24. A Skylit Drive – Xo Skeleton
25. Frankie & The Heartstrings – Hunger
26. Sparzanza – Temple Of The Red-Eyed Pigs
27. Those Dancing Days – I'll Be Yours
28. Treefight For Sunlight – Facing The Sun
29. Skream & La Roux – Finally
30. Siriusmo – Nights Off
31. Diddy - Dirty Moneym Skylar Grey – Coming Home
32. Enrique Iglesias, Ludacris, DJ Frank E – Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)
33. White Apple Tree – Snowflakes
34. Radiohead – Cuttooth
35. Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown – Champion
36. Justin Bieber feat. Jaden Smith – Never Say Never
37. R.I.O. – Like I Love You
38. Beady Eye – The Roller
39. Akron/Family – Don't Be Afraid, You're Already Dead
40. Dr. Dre feat,. Eminem, Skylar Grey – I Need A Doctor
41. Roxette – She's Got Nothing on (But The Radio)
42. Rihanna – S&M
43. Asobi Seksu – Coming Up
44. Radiohead – Fog
45. Jay-Z/ Linkin Park – Numb/Encore
46. Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie Goulding – Wonderman
47. Rose Elinor Dougall – Start/Stop/Synchro
48. Radiohead – Trans-Atlantic Drawl
49. Veronica Maggio – V för Vendetta
50. Asobi Seksu – My Baby
51. David Guetta feat. Juliet, Joachim Garraud – Do Something Love

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0220)
(achtung, babies! this is an active playlist. it will be periodically and automatically updated)

From Last.fm, don't forget...
The Last.fm 69 (69 most popular songs of the month)

The Ultimate Chart (update week 9, 24/2/2011)

Mumford and Sons at Grammy 2011

"The Ultimate Chart is an unprecedented aggregation of timely, relevant metrics and a product of our friends' and partners' hard work and well-deserved success. We analyze and integrate information about music everywhere -- from Amazon and iTunes and YouTube and VEVO and Pandora and Clear Channel and Myspace and Facebook and Yahoo and AOL and many, many others".

Welcome again to the pop side of Spotirama. In the land of mainstream, this week we slightly feel the Grammy effect. Even if they didn't win any prize, Mumford and Sons and Justin Bieber got the strongest increases. For the British band, the reason is a good performance on stage. For the boy-star, it's likely the rage amongst his fans for him not being picked as "best new artist" of the year. Enjoy!


THE ULTIMATE CHART 
Source: The Ultimate Chart
Songs available on Spotify: 100 out of 100 (bingo!)
Playlist duration: about 6 hours
(new entries/additions are in bold)


1. Lady Gaga – Born This Way
2. Cee Lo Green – Fuck You
3. Dr. Dre feat. Eminem, Skylar Grey – I Need A Doctor
4. Justin Bieber feat. Jaden Smith – Never Say Never
5. Bruno Mars – Grenade
6. Katy Perry – Firework
7. Rihanna – S&M
8. Mumford & Sons – The Cave
9. Avril Lavigne – What The Hell
10. P!nk – F**kin' Perfect
11. Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow
12. Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me
13. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
14. Katy Perry – E.T.
15. Adele – Rolling In The Deep
16. Black Eyed Peas – The Time (Dirty Bit)
17. Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
18. Christina Perri – Jar Of Hearts
19. Diddy - Dirty Money, Skylar Grey – Coming Home
20. Usher – More
21. Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
22. Rihanna feat. Drake – What's My Name?
23. Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris, DJ Frank E – Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)
24. Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris – Baby
25. Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
26. Waka Flocka Flame feat. Roscoe Dash and Wale – No Hands
27. Pitbull feat. T-Pain – Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)
28. Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz – 6 Foot 7 Foot
29. Far*east Movement feat. Ryan Tedder – Rocketeer
30. New Boyz feat. The Cataracs & Dev – Backseat
31. Glee Cast – Baby

32. Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
33. Nicki Minaj feat. Drake – Moment 4 Life
34. Taio Cruz feat. Kylie Minogue – Higher
35. Chris Brown – Yeah 3x
36. Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
37. Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
38. Ke$ha – Blow
39. Jeremih feat. 50 Cent – Down On Me
40. P!nk – Raise Your Glass
41. Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
42. Justin Bieber – One Time
43. Ke$ha – We R Who We R
44. Glee Cast – Take Me Or Leave Me
45. Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
46. Justin Bieber – Somebody To Love
47. Glee Cast – Sing!
48. Eminem – Not Afraid
49. Far*east Movement feat. The Cataracs, DEV – Like A G6
50. Justin Bieber – Pray
51. Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – Stereo Love
52. Taio Cruz – Dynamite
53. The Lonely Island feat. Akon – I Just Had Sex
54. Train – Marry Me
55. Nelly – Just A Dream
56. Muse – Uprising
57. Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne – Hit The Lights
58. Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West – Pretty Girl Rock
59. My Chemical Romance – Sing
60. Taylor Swift – Back To December
61. Linkin Park – Waiting For The End
62. Jason Aldean feat. Kelly Clarkson – Don't You Wanna Stay
63. Usher feat. Pitbull – DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love
64. Thompson Square – Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
65. Eminem – Lose Yourself
66. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
67. Usher feat. will.i.am – OMG
68. Glee Cast – Somebody To Love
69. Shakira feat. Freshlyground – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)
70. Flo Rida feat. Akon – Who Dat Girl
71. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
72. Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj – Bottoms Up
73. Zac Brown Band – Colder Weather
74. Kanye West – All Of The Lights
75. Jessie J feat. B.o.B – Price Tag
76. Train – Hey, Soul Sister
77. Mann feat. 50 Cent – Buzzin (remix)

78. Plain White T's – Rhythm Of Love
79. Colbie Caillat – I Do
80. Kenny Chesney – Somewhere With You
81. Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls
82. Miranda Lambert – The House That Built Me
83. Justin Bieber – U Smile
84. Wiz Khalifa – Roll Up

85. The Band Perry – If I Die Young
86. OneRepublic – Secrets
87. Cali Swag District – Teach Me How To Dougie
88. The Script – For The First Time
89. Glee Cast – Firework
90. Shakira feat. Dizzee Rascal – Loca
91. Eminem feat. Lil Wayne – No Love
92. Lady Gaga – Poker Face
93. Justin Bieber – Born To Be Somebody
94. Mike Posner – Please Don't Go
95. DEV feat. The Cataracs – Bass Down Low
96. Billy Currington – Let Me Down Easy
97. Sugarland – Stuck Like Glue
98. Justin Bieber – That Should Be Me

99. Blake Shelton – Who Are You When I'm Not Looking
100. Glee Cast – Thriller / Heads Will Roll

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0508)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mojo's 50 Greatest Island Albums




A couple of years ago, in the #187 issue, Mojo celebrated the 50th birthday of Island Records with a Top 50 of the albums published by the label founded by Chris Blackwell. The chart is mainly based on the 1967-1983 period and includes some all-time goodies like Nick Drake's Five Leaves Left, Jimmy Cliff's The Harder They Come, Bob Marley's Exodus, Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones and - more recently - U2's Achtung Baby, Pulp's Different Class and Amy Winehouse's Back To Black. I made the two usual playlists: one filled with full albums, one with three tracks each album. Enjoy!




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Mojo's The 50 Greatest Island Albums
Source:Rocklist
Albums available on Spotify: 45 out of 50 (90%)

1. Nirvana – The Story Of Simon Simopath – 1967
2. Traffic – Mr Fantasy – 1967
3. Wynder K Frog – Out Of The Frying Pan – 1968
4. Spooky Tooth – Spooky Two – 1969
5. Fairport Convention – Liege And Lief – 1969
6. King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King – 1969
7. Jethro Tull – Stand Up – 1969
8. White Noise – An Electric Storm – 1969
9. Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left - 1970
10. Mott The Hoople – Mad Shadows – 1970
11. Free – Fire And Water – 1970
12. Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman – 1970
13. McDonald And Giles – McDonald And Giles – 1971
14. Jimmy Cliff/Various – The Harder They Come – 1972
15. Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure – 1973
16. John Martyn – Solid Air – 1973
17. Toots And The Maytals – Funky Kingston – 1973
18. Sparks – Kimono My House – 1974
19. Richard And Linda Thompson – I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight – 1974
20. Robert Palmer – Pressure Drop - 1975
21. Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey – 1975
22. Brian Eno – Another Green World – 1975
23. Dillinger – CB200 – 1976
24. Max Romeo – War Ina Babylon – 1976
25. Upsetters – Super Ape - 1976
26. Bob Marley – Exodus – 1977
27. Eddie And The Hot Rods – Life On The Line – 1977
28. Junior Murvin – Police And Thieves – 1977
29. Steel Pulse – Handsworth Revolution – 1978
30. The B52’s – The B52’s – 1979
31. The Slits – Cut – 1979
32. Linton Qwesi Johnson – Forces Of Victory – 1979
33. Marianne Faithfull – Broken English – 1979
34. Tom Tom Club – Tom Topm Club – 1981
35. Grace Jones – Nightclubbing – 1981
36. Was (Not Was) – Was (Not Was) – 1981
37. Black Uhuru – Red – 1981
38. Kid Creole And The Coconuts – Tropical Gangsters – 1982
39. King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Juju Music – 1982
40. Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse – 1982
41. John Cale – Music For A New Society – 1982
42. Aswad – Live And Direct – 1983
43. Tom Waits – Swordfishtrumbones – 1983
44. U2 – Achtung Baby – 1991
45. Julian Cope – Peggy Suicide – 1991
46. P.J. Harvey – Rid Of Me – 1993
47. Pulp – Different Class – 1995
48. Tricky – Maxinquaye – 1995
49. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black – 2006
50. Paul Weller – 22 Dreams – 2008

Listen to it on Spotify:
lite (3 tracks each album, 150 tracks, about 9 hours): HTTP, URI. (SR0613)
mammoth (full albums, 509 tracks, about 1 day): HTTP, URI. (SR0614)

Previously on the labels department:

Mojo's 60 Greatest Elektra Albums
Matador at 21

Thursday, February 24, 2011

iTunes 2011 #1 (february, week 8)




iTunes charts, again! Here I collect number ones from iTunes charts all over the world in 2011 (countries included: USA, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Australia, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Portugal, New Zealand, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Switzerland). Data are taken from here. Three playlists available: based on Top 10 Songs, Top 10 Alternative Songs and Top 10 Electronic Songs. 



How long does it last a top chart song in the hyperfast age of Internet? One week ago, Lady GaGa triumphed with her new single Born This Way. iTunes #1 in more than 20 countries, fastest single ever to sell one million digital copies, etcetera, etcetera. Today, just seven days later, it's another story. Born This Way is #1 only in the US, Canada and Japan, while in most other countries it fell down on the bottom of the top 10. Must we forget the idea of longselling? Maybe not. In electronic charts, Owl City's 2009 single's Fireflies is still strong. And in alternative we have some nice not-so-recent new entries like Belle & Sebastian's I Want the World To Stop (#1 in Greece) and Emiliana Torrini's 2008 Jungle Drum (#1 in Finland... why? a tv commercial? Pop Idol appearance?).
Enjoy!


Itunes 2011 Number Ones!
(new entries and new added songs are in bold)


SONGS
Source: iTunes Top 10 Songs
Songs available on Spotify: 39 out of 45 (86,66%)

Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Antonis Remos - Kommena pia ta daneika (Meme pas fatigue)
Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Carlos Jean - Lead the Way
Colonel Reyel - Celui
Cornelia Mooswalder - Should Have Let You Love Me
Diddy - Dirty Money & Skylar Grey - Coming Home
Dilba - Try Again
Dragonette & Martin Solveig - Hello
Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand
Empire of the Sun - We Are The People
Enrique Iglesias (feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E) - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
Erik Og Kriss - Etter Regnet
Fallulah - Out Of It
Glee Cast - Firework
Guy Sebastian (feat. Eve) - Who's That Girl
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Over the Rainbow (+ What a Wonderful World)
Jamie Lawson - Wasn't Expecting That
Jennifer Lopez (feat. Pitbull) - On the Floor
Jessie J feat. B.o.B. - Price Tag
Jovanotti - Tutto l'amore che ho
Kato feat. Ida Corr, Camille Jones & Johnson - Sjus
Katy Perry - Firework
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock)
L.O.C. - Ung for Evigt
Modà feat. Emma - Arriverà
Nic & Jay - Mod Solnedgangen
Petri Nygard - Selvä päivä
Phonique - Feel What You Want
Reckless - Number One
Rihanna - Only Girl (In the World)
Rihanna - S&M
Rihanna feat. Drake - What's My Name
Rubberbandits - Horse Outside
September - Mikrofonkåt
Stella Mwangi - Haba Haba
Taio Cruz & Kylie Minogue - Higher
Usher - More (RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix)
Vasco Rossi - Eh già
Virginia Labuat - The Time Is Now
Wynter Gordon - Dirty Talk
Zaz - Je veux

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0513)


ALTERNATIVE
Source: iTunes Top 10 Alternative Songs
Songs available on Spotify: 52 out of 57 (91,22%)

30 Second To Mars - Closer To The Edge
Agnes Obel - Riverside
Amatorski - Come Home
Band of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You
Beatsteaks - Milk & Honey
Belle & Sebastian - I Want The World To Stop
Beth Ditto - I Wrote the Book
Biffy Clyro - Many of Horror
Birds of Tokyo - Plans
Brigitte - Battez-Vous
Coldplay - Christmas Light
Coldplay - Viva la Vida
Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith - Not In Love
De Staat - Sweatshop
Editors - Papillon
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home
Emiliana Torrini - Jungle Drum
Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
Glasvegas - Euphoria, Take My Hand
I Blame Coco - Self Machine
Jamie Woon - Night Air
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Kent - Utan Dina Andetag
Kings of Leon - Pyro
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Kisses - Bermuda
Lilly Wood & the Prick - Down the Drain
Linkin Park - Burning in the Skies
Linkin Park - Waiting For the End
Lissie - When I'm Alone
Little Red - Rock It
Lukestar - Flying Canoes
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
Mumford & Sons - The Cave
Muse - Uprising
Neon Trees - Animal
Noah and the Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
Panic! At The Disco - The Ballad of Mona Lisa
Paramore - The Only Exception
Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
Puggy - When You Know
Radical Face - Welcome Home
Robi Faustmann - Neuer Wind
Rumer - Slow
Serge Tonnar & Legotrip - Crémant an der Chamber
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Sum 41 - Screaming Bloody Murder
The Ditch - In Silence
The Naked & Famous - Young Blood
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 To 20
The Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
The Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)
Uusi Fantasia (feat. Freeman) - Liian Myöhään
White Lies - Bigger Than Us

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0514)


ELECTRONIC
Source: iTunes Top 10 Electronic Songs
Songs available on Spotify: 38 out of 44 (86,36%)

Art vs. Science - Finally See Our Way
Art vs. Science - Magic Fountain
Benny Benassi presents The Wiz - Satisfaction
Capsule - World of Fantasy
Carlos Jean - Lead the Way
Cassius - I <3 U So
Chase & Status - Blind Faith
Crystal Fighters - At Home
Cyanna - Shine
Dj Kiky - Pa Pa Americano
Dj Team - Mister Saxobeat
Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina - Stereo Love
Electrixx - Tetris
Faithless - Insomnia
Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Now
Frauenartz & Manny Marc - Das geht ab (Wir feiern die ganze Nacht) (Atzen Musik Mix)
Guru Josh Project - Infinity 2008 (Klaas Vodal Edit)
Heavenstamp - Stand By You
James Blake - Limit To Your Love
Jupiter - Saké
La Roux - Bulletproof
Lil feat. Wise - Watching You
Lucy Love - Who You Are
M.I.A. - Paper Planes
M.I.A. - XXXO
Mike Candys & Jack Holiday - Insomnia
Moby - Be The One
Owl City - Fireflies
Paul Kalkbrenner - Dockyard
Penguin Prison - Golden Train
Pendulum - Crush
Pendulum - The Island (Viktor Hanell & Gustaf Tivelius remix)
Pendulum - Watercolour
Phonique & Rebecca - Feel What You Want
Playmen & Alceen - Feel Your Love
Six60 - Rise Up 2.0
Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Subsonica - Eden
Superjams - Bessen Raven
The Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy Hey Girl
The Knocks - Dancing With the Dj
Tiësto vs. Diplo (feat. Busta Rhymes) - C'mon (Catch Me By Surprise)
Trackshittaz - Guugarutz
Veto - This Is Not

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0515)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mucchio Classic Rock #16 - Blues from 1920 to 1960 (top 20 albums)

Robert Johnson (by Kim Robertson

Sixteenth music history lesson, courtesy of italian magazine Il Mucchio and its old Classic Rock special features (published in Italy in the 1990s/2000s). After Punk, New Wave, Dark/Gothic, Hard Rock, Psychedelia, Power Pop, Canterbury, Reggae, Krautrock, White Man's Blues, Hardcore-Punk, Old Skool Hip-Hop, Soul, italian Cantautori and californian Harmony Pop, it's time to go back at the crossroads where blues was born. From Robert Johnson to Leadbelly, from Muddy Waters to John Lee Hooker, from Howlin' Wolf to Lightin' Hopkins, all the masters are here. Enjoy! :o)



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Blues from 1920s to 1960s
Source: Il Mucchio
Albums on Spotify: 20 out of 20 (Il Mucchio selected 20 anthologies; when not available on Spotify, I chose similar ones)

10 Pivotal Albums
Willie Dixon - The Chess Box
John Lee Hooker - The Classic Early Years 1948-1951
Lightin' Hopkins - Complete Aladdin Recordings
Howlin' Wolf - The Genuine Article
Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings
B.B. King - The Best of the Early Years
Leadbelly - King of the Twelve-String Guitar
Muddy Waters - The Chess Box
Charley Patton - Complete Remastered Sessions
Bessie Smith - The Collection

10 Albums More
Big Bill Broonzy - All The Classic Sides 1928
Guitar Slim - Sufferin' Mind
Son House - Martin Scorsese presents: The Blues
Elmore James - Dark and Dreary
Blind Lemon Jefferson - The Complete Classic Sides Remastered
Memphis Slim - At the Gates of Horn
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
Joe Turner - Greatest Hits
T-Bone Walker - The Complete Capitol / Black & White Recordings
Bukka White - The Vintage Recordings 1930-1940



Listen to it on Spotify:
Mammoth (full albums): HTTP, URI. (SR0613)
Lite (3 songs each "pivotal" album, 2 songs each "more" album): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0614)

Mucchio Classic Rock - Top 20 Albums series:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Treble's Top 150 Singles of the '00s

Not number two, M.I.A... you're number one.


Last year, Treble webzine charted their top 150 singles of the noughties. Maybe they like Justin Timberlake too much (most present artist, with five singles) and in the Top 10 they overvalued the sound of Brooklyn, but it's definitely a good mixtape. I spotified it. Enjoy!

"If we're really honest with ourselves, we've spent most of the decade on shuffle anyhow. One minute we want to hear hip-hop, some twee pop the next, and maybe some minimal techno after that. Why not hop around when there's so much great music to hear? It's that commingling of genres, often on a song-by-song basis, that made the past ten years unique. Where the '90s may have kept pop and the underground well segregated, these days you're just as likely to hear Beyonce at a hipster house party as you are the Arcade Fire at a hockey game." (from Treblezine)


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Treble's Top 150 Singles of the '00s
Source: Treble.
Songs available on Spotify: 137 out of 150 (91,33%)

150. Queens of the Stone Age - "The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret"
149. Moby - "Spiders"
148. Stephen Malkmus - "Baby C'mon"
147. Studio - "West Side"
146. Rachel Stevens - "Some Girls"
145. Justin Timberlake - "Lovestoned/I Think She Knows"
143. Air – "Cherry Blossom Girl"
142. Robyn - "Be Mine!"
141. HEALTH - "Die Slow"
140. Rilo Kiley - "Portions for Foxes"
139. Boards of Canada - "In a Beautiful Place out in The Country"
138. R. Kelly - "Ignition (Remix)"
137. T.I. - "What You Know"
136. Q and Not U - On Play Patterns
135. Justin Timberlake - "Rock Your Body"
134. Los Campesinos! - "You! Me! Dancing!"
133. Talib Kweli - "Get By"
132. The Killers - "All These Things That I've Done"
131. Fischerspooner - "Emerge"
130. Stars - "Ageless Beauty"
129. Simian Mobile Disco - "I Believe"
128. Loney, Dear – "I Am John"
127. Broadcast - "America's Boy"
126. Aaliyah - "Try Again"
125. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
124. Guillemots - "Trains to Brazil"
123. Caribou - "Melody Day"
122. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals "Let it Ride"
121. Justin Timberlake ft. T.I. - "My Love"
120. Kanye West - "Jesus Walks"
119. Portishead - "Machine Gun"
118. Bat For Lashes - "Daniel"
117. Okkervil River - "For Real"
116. Justin Timberlake - "What Goes Around/Comes Around"
115. U2 - "Beautiful Day"
114. Kid Cudi - "Day `n' Nite"
113. Les Savy Fav - "The Sweat Descends"/ "Knowing How the World Works"
112. M83 - "Don't Save Us From the Flames"
111. The Killers - "Mr. Brightside"
110. Dizzee Rascal - "Fix Up, Look Sharp"
109. Death Cab For Cutie - "A Movie Script Ending"
108. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Y Control"
107. Beyonce ft. Jay-Z - "Crazy In Love"
106. Sigur Rós- "Untitled #1"
105. The Knife - "We Share Our Mother's Health"
104. Rihanna ft. Jay-Z - "Umbrella"
103. Amerie - "1 Thing"
102. Stars - "Your Ex-Lover is Dead"
101. Blonde Redhead - "23"
100. Coldplay - "Yellow"
99. Annie - "Heartbeat"
98. UGK feat. Outkast - "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)"
97. Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx - "Gold Digger"
96. The Strokes - "Hard to Explain"
95. Elliott Smith - "Pretty (Ugly Before)" / "A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free"
94. Hot Chip - "Over and Over"
93. Arcade Fire - "Wake Up"
92. Interpol - "Obstacle 1"
91. Wilco - "War on War"
90. Animal Collective - "Summertime Clothes"
89. The Roots ft. Cody ChestnuTT - "The Seed 2.0"
88. Cat Power - "The Greatest"
87. Coldplay - "The Scientist"
86. Feist - "Mushaboom"
85. Walkmen - "In the New Year"
84. Yeasayer - "2080"
83. Jens Lekman - "Maple Leaves"
82. The White Stripes - "Fell In Love With a Girl"
81. Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
80. MGMT - "Kids"
79. Phoenix - "If I Ever Feel Better"
78. Vampire Weekend - "Oxford Comma"
77. The Avalanches - "Frontier Psychiatrist"
76. Missy Elliott - "Get Ur Freak On"
75. Blur - "Out of Time"
74. Kanye West ft. Dwele - "Flashing Lights"
73. Antony and the Johnsons - "Hope There's Someone"
72. Outkast - "Ms. Jackson"
71. Ladytron - "Destroy Everything You Touch"
70. White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army"
69. M.I.A. - "Galang"
68. Junior Boys - "In the Morning"
67. Sleater-Kinney – "Jumpers"
66. Burial - "Archangel"
65. M83 - "Graveyard Girl"
64. The National - "Mistaken For Strangers"
63. Santigold - "L.E.S. Artistes"
62. The National - "Fake Empire"
61. Broken Social Scene - "Stars and Sons"
60. !!! - "Me and Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard"
59. Feist - "1234"
58. Grizzly Bear - "While You Wait for the Others"
57. Band of Horses - "Funeral"
56. Animal Collective - "Fireworks"
55. Justin Timberlake - "Cry Me A River"
54. Broadcast - "Before We Begin" / "Man Is Not A Bird"
53. Cut Copy - "Hearts on Fire"
52. Deerhunter - "Nothing Ever Happened"
51. Beck - "Lost Cause"
50. Bloc Party - "Banquet"
49. Phoenix - "Lisztomania"
48. Dirty Projectors - "Stillness Is the Move"
47. Daft Punk - "Harder Better Faster Stronger"
46. Spoon - "I Turn My Camera On"
45. Fleet Foxes - "Mykonos"
44. Fleet Foxes - "White Winter Hymnal"
43. Portishead - "The Rip"
42. Jay-Z - "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"
41. Radiohead - "Reckoner"
40. M83 - "Kim and Jessie"
39. Interpol - Interpol EP
38. Hercules and Love Affair - "Blind"
37. Avalanches - "Since I Left You"
36. Jay-Z - "99 Problems"
35. Phoenix - "1901"
34. Justice - "D.A.N.C.E."
33. Daft Punk - "One More Time"
32. Radiohead - "There There"
31. Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy"
30. Johnny Cash - "Hurt"
29. The Shins - "New Slang (When You Notice the Stripes)"
28. The Postal Service - "Such Great Heights"
27. Grizzly Bear - "Knife"
26. Gorillaz - "Clint Eastwood"
25. Peter Bjorn and John - "Young Folks"
24. Hot Chip - "Boy From School"
23. Spoon - "The Way We Get By"
22. Kylie Minogue - "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
21. The Rapture - "House of Jealous Lovers"
20. TV on the Radio - "Staring at the Sun"
19. LCD Soundsystem - "Losing My Edge"
18. Arcade Fire - "Neighbordhood #1 (Tunnels)"
17. Outkast - "Hey Ya!"
16. The Walkmen - "The Rat"
15. Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize??"
14. Panda Bear - "Bro's"
13. Radiohead - "Pyramid Song"
12. TV on the Radio - "Wolf Like Me"
11. Franz Ferdinand - "Take Me Out"
10. Outkast - "B.O.B."
9. The Knife - "Heartbeats"
8. Arcade Fire - "Rebellion (Lies)"
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps"
6. Grizzly Bear - "Two Weeks"
5. Animal Collective - "My Girls"
4. Modest Mouse - "Float On"
3. LCD Soundsystem - "Someone Great"
2. LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends"
1. M.I.A. - "Paper Planes"

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Previously on the 2000s:
NME's 100 Tracks of the Decade
The Telegraph's 100 Songs That Defined the Noughties
NPR's The Decade 50 Most Important Recordings

Monday, February 21, 2011

Metracritic Best New Albums (update 15/2/2011)


This playlist is based on albums scores found on the aggregator Metacritic, a website that "distills the opinions of the most respected critics writing online and in print to a single number". The playlist features all albums that, in the latest 90 days, got a minimum critics score of 70. After three months, as they disappear from Metacritic main page, the albums will disappear from the main playlist, too; anyway, they will be saved in the archive playlist (see below). This week, new entries include some heavyweight champs like PJ Harvey, Bright Eyes and Mogwai. Enjoy!


METACRITIC BEST NEW ALBUMS
Source: Metacritic
Albums available on Spotify: 38 out of 51 (74,50%)

New entries are in bold.

Bardo Pond - Bardo Pond (metacritic score: 70)
Kudos - Surf City (75)
Joe Lovano Us Five - Bird Songs (84)
Showroom of Compassion - Cake (73)
Wire - Red Barked Tree (78)
Cage The Elephant - Thank You, Happy Birthday (74)
British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall (70)
Fergus & Geronimo - Unlearn (72)
Disappears - Guider (78)

White Fence - Is Growing Faith (78)
Ducktails - Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics (70)
Pearl Jam - Live On Ten Legs (72)
Tennis - Cape Dory (80)
Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde (83)
The Greg Allman Band - Low Country Blues (80)
Braids - Native Speaker (76)
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (77)
William Tyler - Behold the Spirit (84)
Thank You - Golden Worry (71)
Minks - By the Edge (77)
Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows (71)
The Ex - Catch My Shoe (72)
Gang of Four - Content (71)
Destroyer - Kaputt (83)
Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings (75)
Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean (78)
Fujiya & Miyagi - Ventriloquizzing (70)
Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs. Evil (77)
Jonny - Jonny (71)
Seefeel - Seefeel (72)
MEN - Talk About Body (70)
Todd Snider - Live: The Storyteller (87)
The Dirtbombs - Party Store (77)
George Michael - Faith (Special Edition) (90)
The Go! Team - Rolling Blackouts (72)
James Blake - James Blake (83)
Akron/Family - S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT (81)
Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo (74)
Jessica Lea Mayfield - Tell Me (76)
Teddy Thompson - Bella (79)
Cut Copy - Zonoscope (74)
... And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - Tao of the Dead (76)
Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines (72)
Hayes Carll - Kmag Yoyo (& Other American Stories) (80)
The Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps (75)
Drive-By Truckers - Go-Go Boots (79)
Beans - End It All (80)
Bright Eyes - The People's Key (70)
Yuck - Yuck (83)
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (88)
Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (77)


Listen to it on Spotify (latest 90 days albums):
Mammoth (full albums, 453 tracks, about 1 dat): HTTP, URI. (SR0539)
Lite (3 tracks each album, 114 tracks, about 7 hours): HTTP, URI. (SR0540)

The Archive (all 2011 albums)
Mammoth (full albums, 466 tracks, about 1 day): HTTP, URI. (SR0541)
Lite (3 tracks each album, 117 tracks, about 7 hours): HTTP, URI. (SR0542)

BBC6 Music Playlist (week 8, commencing 19/2/2011)

Anna Calvi says hello to all Spotirama readers

Some exciting new entries in this weekly spotimix, based on official BBC6 Music Playlist: from Anna Calvi to Strokes, from Iron & Wine to the new Gil Scott-Heron/Jamie xx project. Enjoy and have a roaring weekstart!


BBC 6 Music Playlist
Source: BBC6 Music
Songs available on Spotify: 23 out of 30 (76,66%)

Arcade Fire - City With No Children
Belle & Sebastian - I Want The World To Stop
Elbow - Neat Little Rows
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Holy Ghost! - Do It Again
Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers
Mystery Jets - Serotonin
R.E.M. - Mine Smell Like Honey
Gruff Rhys – Sensations In The Dark
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - I'll Take Care of U
Anna Calvi - Blackout
Cloud Control - There's Nothing In The Water We Can't Fight
Edwyn Collins – In Your Eyes
Deerhunter – Desire Lines
Ben Folds/Nick Hornby – Your Dogs
Grinderman - Palaces of Montezuma
Grouplove – Don't Say Oh Well
Iron & Wine - Tree By The River
Manic Street Preachers – Postcards From A Young Man
J Mascis - Not Enough
The Naked And Famous – Young Blood
Noah And The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness
Tom Williams & The Boat – Get Older
Yuck - Holing Out
Beady Eye - Four Letter World
James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream
The Crookes - Godless Girl
Pete & The Pirates - Come To The Bar
Wye Oak – Civilian

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0505)

Previously on BBC6:
BBC6 Shortlisted Top 100 Songs of 2010

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Acclaimed Music Top 20 Songs of 1960


This is a kind of "history of music" project, based on aggregated charts found on Acclaimed Music. It features Top 20 playlists for decades 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and yearly Top 20 playlists (both songs and albums) for each year from 1960 to 2010. It's a weekly project.

Let's start the year-by-year songs playlists with 1960. While in albums jazz still ruled, singles are more rock'n'roll, pop, soul and blues oriented. With a strong preference for ballads, wonderful voices and slow romantic tunes. How many young American people, 50 years ago, danced, kissed and dreamed over this soundtrack? Enjoy!


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TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 1960
Source: Acclaimed Music
Missing from Spotify: 0 songs

(legenda: the number preceding the artist name is the ranking in Acclaimed Music Top 3000 chart)

1 (101) The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow
2 (133) Roy Orbison - Only the Lonely
3 (212) Chubby Checker - The Twist
4 (255) The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown
5 (341) Ray Charles - Georgia on My Mind
6 (477) The Shadows - Apache
7 (494) Etta James - At Last
8 (694) The Drifters - Save the Last Dance for Me
9 (813) The Ventures - Walk, Don't Run
10 (837) Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)
11 (864) Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
12 (910) Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
13 (956) Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs - Stay
14 (1043) Smokey Robinson and The Miracles - Shop Around
15 (1140) Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight?
16 (1205) Wanda Jackson - Let's Have a Party
17 (1268) Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
18 (1390) Johnny Kidd and The Pirates - Shakin' All Over
19 (1398) The Stanley Brothers - Rank Strangers
20 (1826) Jessie Hill - Ooh Poo Pah Do

Listen to it on SpotifyHTTP, URI. (SR0609)

The Complete Acclaimed Music Series

SONGS:
- Top 20 Songs of 1920s
- Top 20 Songs of 1930s
- Top 20 Songs of 1940s
- Top 20 Songs of 1950s
- Top 20 Songs of 1960

ALBUMS:
- Top 20 Albums of 1950s
- Top 20 Albums of 1960

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Last.fm Hype 69 (update 19/2/2011)



Welcome again to the crazy world of Hype 69, the Spotify version of Last.fm Hype chart, "the latest and greatest place to find out who is rising in the world of music" (more technically: a chart of top rising songs in the audioscrobbling Last.fm community). Unique rule: no more than five songs each artist.

This round, 5-song artist are PJ Harvey (new album Let England Shake), Gary Moore (the great blues rock guitarist who died february 6th, in the picture), Isolée and Charles Bradley.  Enjoy!


The Last.fm Hype 69
(69 songs, about 4 hours)

1. Lady Gaga – Born This Way
2. PJ Harvey – Bitter Branches
3. PJ Harvey – The Glorious Land
4. PJ Harvey – Hanging In The Wire
5. The Streets – Going Through Hell
6. PJ Harvey – The Last Living Rose
7. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Summer Of All Dead Souls
8. Chase & Status – Blind Faith
9. Jessie J – Price Tag
10. Korpiklaani feat. Tuomari Nurmio – Ukon Wacka
11. The Streets – Trust Me
12. PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder
13. The Boxer Rebellion – Step Out Of The Car
14. Korpiklaani – Päät Pois Tai Hirteen
15. Gary Moore – Too Tired
16. Gary Moore – Always Gonna Love You
17. Gary Moore – Walking By Myself
18. Gotye – Eyes Wide Open
19. The Vaccines – Post Break-Up Sex
20. Gary Moore – Empty Rooms
21. Christina Aguilera – Show Me How You Burlesque
22. Gary Moore & Phil Lynott – Parisienne Walkways
23. The Civil Wars – Poison & Wine
24. Ryan Star – Losing Your Memory
25. B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams – Airplanes
26. A Skylit Drive – Xo Skeleton
27. Sparzanza – Temple Of The Red-Eyed Pigs
28. Jonny – Candyfloss
29. Isolée – Taktell
30. Mogwai – Hasenheide
31. Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris, DJ Frank E – Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)
32. Hannah Peel – The Almond Tree
33. Isolée – Thirteen Times An Hour
34. Isolée – Journey's End
35. Isolée – Paloma Triste
36. Charles Bradley – The Telephone Song
37. Isolée – Going Nowhere
38. The Go! Team – Voice Yr Choice
39. Charles Bradley – The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
40. Van Morrison – Spanish Rose
41. The Go! Team – Bust-Out Brigade
42. Chuck Berry – Sweet Little Rock & Roller
43. The Go! Team – Ready To Go Steady
44. The Go! Team – Apollo Throwdown
45. Major Lazer feat. Ms. Thing – When You Hear The Bassline
46. Charles Bradley – I Believe In Your Love
47. Charles Bradley – Trouble In The Land
48. Madonna – Express Yourself
49. Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming
50. Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie Goulding – Wonderman
51. P!nk – F**kin' Perfect
52. The Funeral Party – City In Silhouettes
53. The Funeral Party – Youth & Poverty
54. Com Truise – Iwywaw
55. The Funeral Party – Relics To Ruins
56. David Guetta feat. Juliet & Joachim Garraud – Do Something Love
57. Frankie & The Heartstrings – Hunger
58. Devotchka – 100 Other Lovers
59. The Funeral Party – Where Did It Go Wrong
60. Sea Of Bees – Wizbot
61. Joy Division – She's Lost Control [12-Inch Version]
62. Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxobeat
63. Jay-Z & Linkin Park – Numb/Encore
64. Com Truise – Norkuy
65. Com Truise – Cyanide Sisters
66. Tune Up! vs. Italobrothers – Colours Of The Rainbow
67. J Dilla – Shouts
68. Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley – As We Enter
69. J Dilla – Think Twice

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0220)
(achtung, babies! this is an active playlist. it will be periodically and automatically updated)

From Last.fm, don't forget...
The Last.fm 69 (69 most popular songs of the month)

The Ultimate Chart (update week 8, 17/2/2011)


"The Ultimate Chart is an unprecedented aggregation of timely, relevant metrics and a product of our friends' and partners' hard work and well-deserved success. We analyze and integrate information about music everywhere -- from Amazon and iTunes and YouTube and VEVO and Pandora and Clear Channel and Myspace and Facebook and Yahoo and AOL and many, many others".

Welcome again to the pop side of Spotirama. In the land of mainstream, this week we have an avalanche of new entries. Mainly courtesy of Glee tv series. Enjoy!


THE ULTIMATE CHART 
Source: The Ultimate Chart
Songs available on Spotify: 98 out of 100 (98%)
Playlist duration: about 6 hours
(new entries/additions are in bold)


1. Black Eyed Peas – The Time (Dirty Bit)
2. Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow
3. Katy Perry – Firework
4. Glee Cast – Firework
5. Bruno Mars – Grenade
6. Lady Gaga – Born This Way
7. P!nk – F**kin' Perfect
8. Colbie Caillat – I Do
9. Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne – Hit The Lights

10. Avril Lavigne – What The Hell
11. Rihanna – S&M
12. Waka Flocka Flame feat. Roscoe Dash and Wale – No Hands
13. Glee Cast – Thriller / Heads Will Roll
14. Rihanna feat. Drake – What's My Name?
15. Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris, DJ Frank E – Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)
16. Justin Bieber feat. Jaden Smith – Never Say Never
17. Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
18. Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
19. Cee Lo Green – Fuck You
20. Nicki Minaj feat. Drake – Moment 4 Life
21. Dr. Dre feat. Eminem, Skylar Grey – I Need A Doctor
22. Pitbull feat. T-Pain – Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)
23. Diddy - Dirty Moneym Skylar Grey – Coming Home
24. Glee Cast – Silly Love Songs
25. Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
26. Christina Perri – Jar Of Hearts
27. Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris – Baby
28. Glee Cast – Bills, Bills, Bills
29. Taio Cruz feat. Kylie Minogue – Higher
30. Far*east Movement feat. Ryan Tedder – Rocketeer
31. Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
32. Jessie J feat. B.o.B – Price Tag
33. Glee Cast – When I Get You Alone
34. Justin Bieber – One Time
35. Adele – Rolling In The Deep
36. Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me
37. Usher – More
38. Chris Brown – Yeah 3x
39. Ke$ha – We R Who We R
40. Linkin Park – Waiting For The End
41. Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz – 6 Foot 7 Foot
42. Far*east Movement feat. The Cataracs, DEV – Like A G6
43. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
44. P!nk – Raise Your Glass
45. The Lonely Island feat. Akon – I Just Had Sex
46. Shakira feat. Freshlyground – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)
47. Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – Stereo Love
48. Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
49. Nicki Minaj – Right Thru Me
50. Taio Cruz – Dynamite
51. Taylor Swift – Back To December
52. Nelly – Just A Dream - Main
53. Jeremih feat. 50 Cent – Down On Me
54. Eminem – Not Afraid
55. Glee Cast – Fat Bottomed Girls
56. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
57. Glee Cast – Need You Now
58. Wiz Khalifa – Roll Up
59. Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West – Pretty Girl Rock
60. Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
61. Train – Marry Me
62. Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
63. Usher feat. Pitbull – DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love
64. Flo Rida feat. Akon – Who Dat Girl
65. Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love?
66. Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj – Bottoms Up
67. Glee Cast – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
68. Jana Kramer – I Won't Give Up

69. Jason Aldean feat. Kelly Clarkson – Don't You Wanna Stay
70. Justin Bieber – Somebody To Love
71. Blake Shelton – Who Are You When I'm Not Looking
72. Zac Brown Band – Colder Weather
73. Usher feat. will.i.am – OMG
74. Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls
75. Kanye West – All Of The Lights
76. Lady Gaga – Poker Face
77. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
78. David Guetta feat. Rihanna – Who's That Chick ?
79. Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
80. Cali Swag District – Teach Me How To Dougie
81. Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull – I Like It
82. Eminem – Lose Yourself
83. Eminem feat. Lil Wayne – No Love
84. Thompson Square – Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
85. Willow – Whip My Hair
86. Mann - Buzzin
87. OneRepublic – Secrets
88. Ke$ha – Blow
89. Plain White T's – Rhythm Of Love
90. Muse – Uprising
91. The Band Perry – If I Die Young
92. Flo Rida feat. David Guetta – Club Can't Handle Me
93. Kenny Chesney – Somewhere With You
94. Mike Posner – Please Don't Go
95. Neon Trees – Animal
96. Ke$ha – TiK ToK
97. DEV feat. The Cataracs – Bass Down Low
98. Taylor Swift – Mine
99. Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
100. Don Omar feat. Lucenzo – Danza Kuduro

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0508)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dead Air Spotify vol.2 - Radiohead Office Charts




Are you listening to Radiohead's new album The King of Limbs? Yes, me too. :o)
Obviously, it's not on Spotify, yet (we're still waiting for In Rainbows...). But on Spotify you can somehow follow the path of its genesis. How? Listening to the music Radiohead were into while recording it, that the band periodically published (as "Office Charts") on Dead Air Space. Really exciting, varied (from classical to electronica) and complex music. Some months ago I spotified some of 2010 charts. Now, celebrating The King of Limbs' happy birth, it's time to update that series. Below you'll find:
- four new playlists dating from november 2010 to february 2011
- a mammoth playlist made with all four of them
- a super-mammoth playlist featuring all Office Charts from 2010 and 2011
Enjoy! And que viva Radiohead!



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Dead Air Spotify vol. 2
Source: Dead Air Space (official Radiohead website)
Songs available on Spotify: 22 out of 35 (62,85%)


Thu, 04 November
("tea bag for the fly over lands")

1. Crosswinds by J. Tillman
2. Raga Megh Malhar by Charanjit Singh
3. VCR(Four tet rmx) by XX
4. Forget About by Sibylle Baier
5. Hot Swap by Pablo Mandelbrot
6. In The Deep by T.Williams
7. The Leap Home Pt.2 by Radio People
8. For 12 by Other Lives

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0603)


Sat, 20 November
("... of beats, pulses and tones!")

1. Agitation by Finn Peters
2. Move Down Low (feat. Rubi Dan) by Grevious Angel
3. Kraft Und Light by Len Faki
4. The Wind-Up by 2562
5. Angel Brain by Lone
6. Romantic Sores by Kevin Drumm

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTPURI. (SR0604)


Wed, 12 January
("it's about time you showed up for work")

1.King Of Clubs - Apparat
2.Senorita - Actress
3.South London Boroughs- Burial
4.Organ Concerto in A Minor, BWV 593 after Vivaldi's Concerto Op. 3, No. 8 - Wolfgang Rübsam
5.Whole World - Aloe Blacc
6.Mosh Pit - DJ Trouble
7.The Curlew - Nathan Fake
8.The Turtle - Nathan Fake
9.A Jackson In Your House - The Art Ensemble of Chicago
10. Kill A Man With A Joystick In Your Hand - D'eon
11. Supreme Cunnilingus - Actress

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTPURI. (SR0605)


Fri, 11 February

1.Fog (Jamie xx Remix) Nosaj Thing Drift (Remixed)
2.Tripped Up Ramadanman Re-Edit Shortstuff Mickey Pearce
3. Sun Days Macc & dgoHn
4. Keep Time Shed
5. Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903: Fantasia Christophe Rousset Bach: Harpsichord Works
6. SP Morgan Zarate
7. Chazm Julio Bashmore
8. Seamonkey (Untold Remix) Moderat
9. Stereo Freeze Untold
10. 7c 1020 Macc & dgoHn

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTPURI. (SR0606)

Dead Air Spotify vol.2 (Mammoth, all songs from the four playlists): HTTP, URI. (SR0607)
Dead Air Spotify SUPER (all songs from DAS1 & DAS2): HTTP, URI. (SR0608)


Previously about Radiohead:
Dead Air Spotify vol.1
The Bittersweet Distractors (a collection of b-sides and rare songs)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mojo's The Noise of '91: The Year Punk Broke



You can always trust Mojo. In issue #208 they started the big celebration of Nevermind twentieth anniversary with a 15-page tribute to "the noise of '91". It includes some exciting stuff about Nirvana (Dave Grohl speaking), Pearl Jam (Stone Gossard speaking) and - spotiramically yes! - a very noisy playlist from 1991. You can listen to it, below. The original one doesn't feature songs from Nevermind or Ten (it is meant as a "beyond Teen Spirit!" mix). I decided to add a couple of them. Not the most famous ones, anyway: I tried to join the underground spirit. The original playlist, instead, does feature songs from Sub Pop catalogue: unfortunately, the Seattle label and Spotify are not friends. So, no Tad, no Mudhoney, no L7... Enjoy!


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The Noise of '91: The Year Punk Broke
The American noise underground goes overground: a 1991 playlist.
Source: a good ol' physical copy of the magazine.
Songs available on Spotify: 14 out of 16 (87,5%)

1. Sonic Youth - Dirty Boots
2. Dinosaur Jr. - The Wagon
3. Tad - Jack Pepsi
4. Screaming Trees - Bed of Roses
5. Meat Puppets - Nail It Down
6. Handsome and Gretel - Babes in Toyland
7. Nirvana - Drain You (not in the original Mojo playlist)
8. Pixies - Letter To Memphis
9. Smashing Pumpkins - Rhinoceros
10. Mudhoney - Let It Slide
11. Soundgarden - Jesus Christ Pose
12. Alice in Chains - Man in a Box
13. Pearl Jam - Porch (not in the original Mojo playlist)
14. Melvins - Boris
15. L7 - Fast and Frightening
16. Hole - Teenage Whore

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0602)

Previous playlists based on Mojo: here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

iTunes 2011 #1 (february, week 7)




iTunes charts, again! Here I collect number ones from iTunes charts all over the world in 2011 (countries included: USA, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Australia, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Portugal, New Zealand, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Switzerland). Data are taken from here. Three playlists available: based on Top 10 Songs, Top 10 Alternative Songs and Top 10 Electronic Songs. 



That's the week when Lady Gaga killed the playlist. Take a look at iTunes Top 10 Songs chart: her new single Express Yourself Born This Way is #1 in 20 countries. In Alternative, instead, welcome back to The Strokes. 
Enjoy!


Itunes 2011 Number Ones!
(new entries and new added songs are in bold)


SONGS
Source: iTunes Top 10 Songs
Songs available on Spotify: 36 out of 41 (87,80%)

Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Antonis Remos - Kommena pia ta daneika (Meme pas fatigue)
Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Colonel Reyel - Celui
Cornelia Mooswalder - Should Have Let You Love Me
Diddy - Dirty Money & Skylar Grey - Coming Home
Dilba - Try Again
Dragonette & Martin Solveig - Hello
Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand
Empire of the Sun - We Are The People
Enrique Iglesias (feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E) - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
Erik Og Kriss - Etter Regnet
Fallulah - Out Of It
Glee Cast - Firework
Guy Sebastian (feat. Eve) - Who's That Girl
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Over the Rainbow (+ What a Wonderful World)
Jamie Lawson - Wasn't Expecting That
Jessie J feat. B.o.B. - Price Tag
Jovanotti - Tutto l'amore che ho
Kato feat. Ida Corr, Camille Jones & Johnson - Sjus
Katy Perry - Firework
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock)
L.O.C. - Ung for Evigt
Petri Nygard - Selvä päivä
Phonique - Feel What You Want
Reckless - Number One
Rihanna - Only Girl (In the World)
Rihanna - S&M
Rihanna feat. Drake - What's My Name
Rubberbandits - Horse Outside
September - Mikrofonkåt
Stella Mwangi - Haba Haba
Taio Cruz & Kylie Minogue - Higher
Usher - More (RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix)
Vasco Rossi - Eh già
Virginia Labuat - The Time Is Now
Wynter Gordon - Dirty Talk
Zaz - Je veux

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0513)


ALTERNATIVE
Source: iTunes Top 10 Alternative Songs
Songs available on Spotify: 48 out of 52 (92,30%)

30 Second To Mars - Closer To The Edge
Agnes Obel - Riverside
Amatorski - Come Home
Beatsteaks - Milk & Honey
Beth Ditto - I Wrote the Book
Biffy Clyro - Many of Horror
Birds of Tokyo - Plans
Coldplay - Christmas Light
Coldplay - Viva la Vida
Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith - Not In Love
De Staat - Sweatshop
Editors - Papillon
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home
Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
Glasvegas - Euphoria, Take My Hand
I Blame Coco - Self Machine
Jamie Woon - Night Air
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Kent - Utan Dina Andetag
Kings of Leon - Pyro
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Kisses - Bermuda
Lilly Wood & the Prick - Down the Drain
Linkin Park - Burning in the Skies
Linkin Park - Waiting For the End
Lissie - When I'm Alone
Little Red - Rock It
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
Mumford & Sons - The Cave
Muse - Uprising
Neon Trees - Animal
Noah and the Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
Panic! At The Disco - The Ballad of Mona Lisa
Paramore - The Only Exception
Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
Puggy - When You Know
Radical Face - Welcome Home
Robi Faustmann - Neuer Wind
Rumer - Slow
Serge Tonnar & Legotrip - Crémant an der Chamber
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Sum 41 - Screaming Bloody Murder
The Ditch - In Silence
The Naked & Famous - Young Blood
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 To 20
The Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
The Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)
Uusi Fantasia (feat. Freeman) - Liian Myöhään
White Lies - Bigger Than Us

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0514)


ELECTRONIC
Source: iTunes Top 10 Electronic Songs
Songs available on Spotify: 34 out of 38 (89,47%)

Art vs. Science - Finally See Our Way
Art vs. Science - Magic Fountain
Benny Benassi presents The Wiz - Satisfaction
Capsule - World of Fantasy
Carlos Jean - Lead the Way
Cassius - I <3 U So
Chase & Status - Blind Faith
Crystal Fighters - At Home
Cyanna - Shine
Dj Kiky - Pa Pa Americano
Dj Team - Mister Saxobeat
Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina - Stereo Love
Faithless - Insomnia
Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Now
Frauenartz & Manny Marc - Das geht ab (Wir feiern die ganze Nacht) (Atzen Musik Mix)
Guru Josh Project - Infinity 2008 (Klaas Vodal Edit)
James Blake - Limit To Your Love
La Roux - Bulletproof
Lil feat. Wise - Watching You
Lucy Love - Who You Are
M.I.A. - Paper Planes
Mike Candys & Jack Holiday - Insomnia
Owl City - Fireflies
Paul Kalkbrenner - Dockyard
Penguin Prison - Golden Train
Pendulum - Crush
Pendulum - The Island (Viktor Hanell & Gustaf Tivelius remix)
Pendulum - Watercolour
Phonique & Rebecca - Feel What You Want
Playmen & Alceen - Feel Your Love
Six60 - Rise Up 2.0
Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Subsonica - Eden
The Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy Hey Girl
The Knocks - Dancing With the Dj
Tiësto vs. Diplo (feat. Busta Rhymes) - C'mon (Catch Me By Surprise)
Trackshittaz - Guugarutz
Veto - This Is Not

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0515)