Every year, a certain song emerges as the one that relaxes me after a long day of teaching. In past years that song has been such songs as “Little Wing” by Derek and the Dominos and “Follow You, Follow Me”, by Genesis. This year the honor goes to the late Jeff Buckley.
A pretty song from later on in the year and a WXPN radio staple.
I had this one on a few afternoons after school. I was kind of amazed at how it switches seamlessly from common time to waltz time and back….
Another infectious springtime Pokémonning song with Krystal.
I don’t think I’ve heard this song before this year, or if I did it was only in snippets or as background to something else. My girlfriend had that ’80s New Wave station on the Fios a lot, and this came on a bunch, but I think I heard it in a few other random places. It kept come up, so here it is on the countdown. 👍
Digitizing my big band collection continued in 2019, and I spent a while on Stan Kenton. This is one of my favorites of his. I played this during my bike trip while coasting down the side of the Route 31 Mountain into West Mifflin. Riding up the mountain is hard work. Riding down the mountain is all fun!
Another year, another Top 10, ladies and gentlemen. This year is kinda weird because this year, unlike other years, I did not post much music to social media. I therefore left no record of the music I listened to all year. I therefore had to reconstruct my musical year from memory. A little Shazaam, too, but mostly memory.
One song I remember listening to this year with my dear friend Krystal was “As Sure as the Sun”, by The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. This was on heavy rotation during our springtime Pokémon Go! outings.
“Radar Love” by Golden Earring
“The Peanut Vendor,” by Stan Kenton