10 Songs That Require ‘Work’ To Be Put In


Sometimes in order to earn something, you simply have to put the work in. In the case of this list of 10 songs, the “work” is the key ingredient. Continue reading 10 Songs That Require ‘Work’ To Be Put In

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James Taylor, Before This World © Concord

25 Chart Takeaways: James Taylor’s First No. 1 Album


Finally after a lengthy career, James Taylor does something he’s never done before – topped the Billboard 200! That shocking bit of news and 24 other worthwhile pieces of chart information you’ll probably never use in life but enjoy reading!!! Can’t get a better intro than that, right? 1) Veteran Singer/Songwriter James Taylor scores the first #1 album of his career with Before This World. … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: James Taylor’s First No. 1 Album

Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell © Asthmatic Kitty

10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions


Some songs are “empty,” while others are “full” – or something like that! The 10 songs compiled on this list are all “full” of emotion and depth. Each song has a deeper meaning or larger purpose which makes it truly unique, special, and memorable. Here are 10 songs that possess overwhelming emotions. 1) Father John Misty, “Holy S**t” (I Love You, Honeybear, 2015) Despite the … Continue reading 10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions

Wale, The Album About Nothing © Atlantic

25 Chart Takeaways: Wale Lands Second #1 Album


It feels so good to be Wale and take a second album to the top of the charts! It’s not so bad being the Furious 7 soundtrack or Ludacris – just not as a good as being Wale! Those chart takeaways and many more in this week’ 25 awesome chart takeaways! 1) Wale may have released The Album About Nothing, but it definitely didn’t do … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Wale Lands Second #1 Album

Imagine Dragons, Smoke + Mirrors © Interscope

25 Chart Takeaways: Imagine Dragons Take ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ To The Top


Some fiery dragons take over the top spot on the Billboard 200. Don’t worry about Drake or the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack – they are still doing big things!  1) Imagine Dragons fire their way to the top – Smoke + Mirrors hits #1 on the Billboard 200. 2) “If you’re reading this, then Drake no longer has the #1 album in the US.” … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Imagine Dragons Take ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ To The Top

Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour © Capitol

57th Annual Grammy Notes


So, I spent the better part of my Sunday night watching the 57th annual Grammys – better known as wasting my time. Why do I indulge in music’s Super Bowl every year when I know that there’s always going to be Grammys given to the wrong folks? I guess it’s the hunger to see how the Recording Academy votes, even if I know the album … Continue reading 57th Annual Grammy Notes

Taylor Swift, 1989 © Big Machine Records

25 Chart Takeaways: Taylor Swift Makes It Ten 


Didn’t you know it was only a matter of time before Taylor Swift reclaimed her crown? That and 24 more chart takeaways!  1) New York and the rest of the United States have been good to Taylor Swift as she spends a 10th nonconsecutive week at #1 on the Billboard 200. 2) Meghan Trainor stays put at #3. Her Title remains in the top three … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Taylor Swift Makes It Ten 

One Direction, Four © Columbia

25 Chart Takeaways: “No New Friends”


The theme of this week’s chart takeaways – “No New Friends.” Why “No New Friends” you ask? Because there are no new debuts of note on the Billboard 200 – it was a quiet week. 1) Taylor Swift and Nick Minaj remain atop the Billboard 200. This marks Swift’s eighth nonconsecutive week atop the Billboard 200 and Minaj’s third consecutive week at #2. 2) Ed … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: “No New Friends”

Fabolous, The Young OG Project © Def Jam

Chart Takeaways: Taylor and Nicki Remain Numbers One and Two


25 chart takeaways – here goes nothing! 1) It’s all about girl power within the top two spots of the Billboard 200. Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj keep the #1 and #2 spots warm this week. 2) One Direction’s Four rose from #7 to #4 this week – coincidence? 3) Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour rises from #6 to #5, though J. Cole’s hot-selling … Continue reading Chart Takeaways: Taylor and Nicki Remain Numbers One and Two

Hozier © Columbia

Who Were The Biggest Breakthrough Musicians of 2014?


Ah, it is time for those wonderful compiled year-end lists. Yours truly is hard at work putting some finishing touches on a couple of those time-consuming, yet rewarding things. One of the fruits of my hard labor can be found via Starpulse, entitled Biggest Breakthrough Musicians of 2014. And yes if you’re asking, it’s no surprise that the names Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith grace … Continue reading Who Were The Biggest Breakthrough Musicians of 2014?