king_oxymoron wrote:don't appreciate that Beyonce comment though, she's the only 'overrated' star here who DESERVES to be so praised!
Please don't get all stan-like on me now Adam!
Next batch:60. Jay Z feat Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind
A late addition to my chart, since I realised I had only 69 songs instead of 70 when tallying everything up...so I'm going to wing it here. Even though I initially liked this and thought it wasn't so bad, I think I'm a tiny bit sick of it already since its become a top 10 hit in Australia (and quite possibly Hova's biggest hit here - chart fanatics, tell me if I'm right) and radio's playing it a lot. Either way, I like all the little references in it and perhaps if I hadn't have rushed things so much, I might've put this a lot higher than #60.59. Powderfinger - All Of The Dreamers
Although this is not their best single to date, the first single lifted from this premier Aussie rock band's 6th album Golden Rule
is certainly better than anything they released from their last album Dream Days At The Hotel Existence
, which the band freely admits was not their best work. I for one am quite happy to see them rocking out again - is it just me or is frontman Bernard Fanning getting more and more good looking? I dunno. Anyway, I may just be tempted to buy Golden Rule
further down the track, I've heard a couple of other songs from it and they don't sound too bad.Chart History(Baby I Got You) On My Mind
= #21 (2003)
Bernard's solo work: Wish You Well
= #4 (2005)58. Incubus - Love Hurts
I have to say, jeez this song was released late as a single! I mean, come on, Light Grenades
(the album which this comes from) was released late 2006 and early 2009 this becomes a single (or maybe I'm a bit off with the timing)! Anyhoo, this is one of my fave songs from that particular album, but if I had to rank it overall, it wouldn't be in my top 10 Incubus songs (that's reserved for stuff like Drive
and the fooking sexy & awesome Summer Romance [Anti-Gravity Love Song]
). I think they shouldn't have been so lazy with the video though, the song deserves/deserved a better video than just footage from their Look Alive DVD & tours. The band released their Greatest Hits this year whilst taking some time away to pursue other things....its rumoured that they will have an album out in 2010, much to my relief as I thought they might be breaking up!Chart HistoryMegalomaniac
#8, Talk Shows On Mute
Dig #11, [i]Oil & Water
#28 (2007)57. Children Collide - Farewell Rocketship
There is a video for this song, but the sound quality on all the videos I've found is terrible, so here's this one. Anyway, as you may have figured from the link, its by an Aussie group, namely a Melbourne rock group who have another song coming up later in the countdown. The song essentially is about the world going to hell and you sneaking off with a loved one to your own little place and not telling anyone at all of your plans. Oh and don't be surprised if you start singing the chorus at the top of your lungs...I love doing it!56. Kid Cudi - Day N Nite (Crookers Remix)
Having heard both the original and this now world-famous remix (which is what helped him gain a top 20 hit here), I've gotta say I do prefer the remix more so than the original. Not that the original is terrible, but there's something about this remix that gives the song an extra bit of oomph. The video for this though is your typical bog standard, with slutty girls dancing about. No wonder Kid Cudi himself complained about it (supposedly)!55. Taylor Swift - Love Story
The big worldwide hit I alluded to in the last post I made comes in at #55...and deservedly so, even if its been overcooked on radio stations around the world. Even though I despise country music in general, this isn't too
country, hence my like of the song. This song appeals to my hopeless romantic side, especially the last bit of the song about pulling out a ring....I've felt all fuzzy when I've heard that bit before and I guess you could say I've wondered why the hell my life isn't like some Hollywood rom-com or even like a song. *sigh* *puts fantasist/idealist side back on its leash and continues with the chart...*54. Numbers Radio - Automatic (First song in playlist)
The first of numerous discoveries I made via Triple J comes in at #54. I confess I don't know much about this up & coming band, aside from what's said on their MySpace page (that they're indie/rock/thrash & they're from Brisbane). All I know is that I'd heard this several times on that aforementioned radio station and it took me a little while to find out who it was by...the chorus kept getting stuck in my head, as almost all choruses do when you hear them for the first time. Anyway, check them out if you wish.53. Sarah Blasko - All I Want
The first of the 2 Aussie females I mentioned comes in at #53. I must admit I've never really been a huge fan of Sarah Blasko's music...whilst I've always thought she has a nice voice, I've just found her music dull somehow. That's all changed with this song and her 3rd album As Day Follows Night
, which helped her win the Best Female ARIA again this year and thanks to that album, I'm looking to get this and may even buy her previous 2 albums (The Overture & The Underscore
+ What The Sea Wants, The Sea Will Have
), since there are some songs I know and like from them. I love the haunting feel of this song and the lyrics, which are basically saying "I need to be single right now in order to find myself"...pretty much all the songs on her latest album are about a relationship break-up she had prior to recording. She has one more entry coming up later on.52. Bertie Blackman - Byrds Of Prey
Rest easy my pretties, Ladyhawke is yet to chart! Instead, we have a relatively unknown ARIA winning female artist by the name of Bertie Blackman, whose critically acclaimed 3rd album Secrets & Lies
helped her win Best Independent Release at the ARIA awards last month. If you like your female artists on the edgier side of electro-pop, then Bertie's your gal (although this is her first foray into the electro side of music apparently). For some reason she reminds me of Bat For Lashes in the chorus of this song, dunno why....I nearly put another one of her songs from this album (Heart
) into my chart, but I didn't quite like it enough to put it in. 51. Jordin Sparks - Freeze
I don't think this got an official release at all from her debut album, but I kept hearing it on radio here earlier in the year, hence its entry into my 2009 chart. A bit of a shame cos I think its a pretty decent tune, although it did irritate my ears a bit at first when she sings the word "freeze" and I almost didn't chart this for that very reason. Of course, its not to be confused with that T-Pain/Chris Brown tune of the same name (which I funnily enough like, maybe cos I had to do a little routine to it at my salsa classes...which was quite fun and flirty too).Chart HistoryTattoo
= #56 (2008)
Clues for the next installment:
* One of my poll entries will fall! Oh no! Who will it be?
* An Aussie band whose song was on a car ad this year (big clue for the Aussies who've seen it).
* A petite UK lass whose debut album was a disappointment in some critics eyes.
* A song featured on the US version of So You Think You Can Dance.
* An Aussie guy whose debut album I've been waiting 5 years for.