February 28, 2021
 
Anyone nostalgic for 2008? While the answer is probably no, since that year was in the heart of the so-called "Great Recession," 2008 also produced some amazing rock music, with excellent songs by bands Seether, Carolina Liar, and Rise Against, just to name a few.  One of the best songs of 2008 that's sometimes forgotten is by a little known group called Rev Theory.  "Broken Bones" is song that's truly haunting, has a really killer sound, and has been featured on the sound tracks of some major TV shows -- that's how much they "hit the mark" with this song.  So here's is "Broken Bones" by Rev Theory (posted below), one of the best forgotten songs of 2008.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDBM5X3laqU


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February 25, 2021
 
Steve Perry is best known as the lead singer of one of the most famous and recognizable rock bands of all time -- Journey.  Perry is such an amazing singer that he was nicknamed "the voice" by Jon Bon Jovi, but many people may not know that he also has hi successful solo career.  The last post featured "Mercades Boy" which is considered by some to be one of the best songs of the 1980s.  Regardless of whether this opinion is actually true or not, in my opinion, the absolute best song of the entire 1980s hands down is "Oh Sherrie" by Steve Perry, which is featured here and posted below. 

What's interesting, is given all the time Steve Perry spent as the lead singer of Journey, and given the sheer volume of hit songs they created, many of which are still immediately recognizable today, one would think that the best song of the 1980s would come directly from that band, and not its lead singer.  In fact, "Oh Sherrie" is usually thought to be a Journey song -- but it technically isn't, it's a song from the solo career of their lead singer.

In any case, here's "Oh Sherrie" by Steve Perry, in my opinion, the absolute best song of the 1980s.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysTjJaYX0WA


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November 10, 2020
 
While not exactly my jam per se, it's absolutley the case, that those who are in the know about music, especially 80s music, consider this one of the best songs of the 1980s, along with, for example, "Oh Sherrie" by Steve Perry.  So here's ''Mercedes Boy'' by Pebbles - very cool guitar solo, check it out.  Also, check out "Oh Sherrie" by Steve Perry, which in my view is the very best song of the 1908s.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUtG5xnWmR4





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September 12, 2020
 
"Tones and I" refers to Austrian performer Toni Watson, who is somewhat new to the music scene, however brings a strong showing to her second single "Dance Monkey," with the link to the official youtube video below.  This song was selected since it is somewhat tonally similar with the last review which is highly cool and a song I very much reccommend everyone listen to, but is somewhat more upbeat. In any case, it's indeed a strong showing by Toni Watson, so I reccommend checking it out, not to mention the fact that it has a really cool video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0hyYWKXF0Q


May 04, 2020
 

This is a really great track, and should be considered as such. It’s not just catchy, it’s a well-thoughtout love song. The melody has a great sound to it. Also, some other reviewers have pointed out that the lyrics are very interesting as well, especially the line “I was just thinking ‘bout work the dancefloor” which is the songs main hook. The official youtube listing is below, it’s well worth a listen.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4Y9V07wry4&feature=youtu.be&list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7


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May 04, 2020
 

This song is not just good, it’s very smart. This selection is from “Hatchie” debut album 'Keepsake,' and a very good debut it is. This is an amazing start from Hatchie, and a great single. To say this artist might be seriously underrated is an understatement to say the least. The song sill grab your attention right away and holds on with great attention all the way through. There’s no doubt this is a great offering musically.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwdXi0I8vsQ&feature=youtu.be&list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7


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December 26, 2019
 
Review by Bryan Fitzmartin -- "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" by Glass Tiger (Awesome Track)

This is an amazing 80s song, and it’s clear that this song offers something musically that only that decade can provide.  This track was originally released in 1986 by Canadian band Glass Tiger and it immediately rose to the top of the charts. An interesting fact about this selection is that it contains backing vocals from Brian Adams, and there’s actually somewhat of a story behind it. The band insists that this was very much an “off the cuff” thing and that they did not in fact ask Brian Adams to do this.  They claim it happened because he (Bryan Adams) and the producer (Jim Vallance) knew each other and used to talk on the phone at the studio, and the idea of doing back-up singing evolved from there.  In any case, give this track a try, it was at the top of the charts back in 1986 for its uniquely “80s” sound that’s definitely worth a listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx6_-urg5fo




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December 26, 2019
 
A Review by Bryan Fitzmartin -- "The Prayer" by GRiZ

The Prayer by “Griz” is an example of a track that shows off his skill as a musician. That’s what makes it such an amazing selection. The Prayer (at least for Griz anyway) is a song to be proud of and it very much sounds like it. For those not familiar with his work, he is a DJ from Michigan. The Prayer features both a singer as well as lyrics that produce a really “classic” and identifiable sound while still being very modern and extremely dynamic at the same time. It really is an excellent track; the lyrics really do it justice and will be “relatable” to almost all listeners at the same time. It’s also impressive that it hearkens back to an earlier time in music. I’m a big fan of this track.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y1wixF0gh0&feature=youtu.be&list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7




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April 03, 2016
 
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