Saturday, May 29, 2010

Feel The Spin, May 30th...

Hour 1
(Brand-new current releases. So many of these songs have the potential to be the defining song of the summer of 2010... starting with Kylie Minogue's "All The Lovers" and including the juicy new Natasha Beddingfield gem, "Touch.")

Fire With Fire - Scissor Sister
All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue
Big Muscle - DJ Bill Bennett with Thea Austin
Boys In The Summer - Jessie James
My First Kiss - 3Oh!3 with Ke$ha
Stephen - Ke$ha
Touch - Natasha Beddingfield
Looking Back - Keane
Strong - Bailey Tzuke
Commander - Kelly Rowland
Celebration - AnnaGrace
A New Word To Say - Bright Light Bright Light
Kites - Gravitonas
Delight - Court Yard Hounds
The Coast - Court Yard Hounds

Hour 2
(These are some of my favorite summer songs of the '70s. These are tracks that take me back to fun block parties, pouring through teen magazines, and walks along the beach.)

Groovin' - The Rascals
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Down By The Lazy River - The Osmonds
Sugar Daddy - The Jackson 5ive
One Monkey, Don't Stop, No Show - Honey Comb
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert John
Lonely Nights (Angel Face) - Captain & Tennille
You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt
You're So Vain - Carly Simon
Whatcha Gonna Do - Pablo Cruise
Dance With Me - Orleans
I Love You - Climax Blues Band
Precious And Few - Climax
Beach Baby - First Class

Hour 3
(These are songs that remind me summertime during the '80s. Sometimes, those moments were spent tooling and the East Village of New York or hanging out on-campus at Queens College.)

Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band
Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Go's
The Jam Was Moving - Deborah Harry
What Do I Have To Do - Kylie Minogue
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Planet Earth - Duran Duran
Chant No. 1 - Spandau Ballet
Everything She Wants - Wham!
Sunglasses At Night - Corey Hart
We Close Our Eyes - Go West
Heartbreak Beat - Psychedelic Furs
Goodbye Goodbye - Oingo Boingo

Hour 4
(For me, summertime during the '90s were spent doing all kinds of crazy work-related things, back when I was a young editor at Billboard. I particularly love the memory of dancing like a mad-man on a sweltering July night at the Sound Factory nightclub to "The Pressure" by Sounds of Blackness and "Make It Happen" by Mariah Carey. Pure catharsis.)

Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
Mmm Bop - Hanson
Tom's Diner - Suzanne Vega with DNA
Finally - CeCe Peniston
Everybody's Free - Rozalla
The Pressure - Sounds Of Blackness
Make It Happen - Mariah Carey
Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) - Crystal Waters
Believe - Cher
Free - Ultra Nate
Vogue - Madonna

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, May 23rd...

Hour 1
The Coast - Court Yard Hounds
Delight (Something New Under The Sun) - Court Yard Hounds
Leave Right Now - Will Young
Kites - Gravitonas
Celestica - Crystal Castles
The Worse It Gets - Penguin Prison
A New Word To Say - Bright Light Bright Light
All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue
Rich (Fake It Till You Make It) - Lolene
Fire With Fire - Scissor Sisters
This City Means No Love - J. Viewz
Call On Me - Andy Bell
Something About You - The Bleach Works

Hour 2
I'd Do It All Again - Corinne Bailey Rae
A conversation with Corinne Bailey Rae
Are You Here - Corinne Bailey Rae
Paper Dolls - Corinne Bailey Rae
Heavenly Days - Chely Wright
Pride (In The Name Of Love) - Dierks Benrley
Drag Me Away - Melissa Etheridge
Help Me Make It Through The Night - Mariah Carey

Hour 3
Hands Tied - Toni Braxton
A conversation with Toni Braxton
Make My Heart - Toni Braxton
Why Won't You Love Me? - Toni Braxton
Your Secret Love - Luther Vandross
Not Afraid - Levi Kreis
If (When You Go) - Judie Tzuke
My Waltz - Bailey Tzuke
How I'm Made - Todd Alsup

Hour 4
Attention - Wideband Network
The Ghost In You - BT
A conversation with BT
Love Can Kill You - BT
Suddenly - BT
OMG (Almighty Mix) - Usher

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Feel The Spin Playlist, May 10th...

Hour 1
(Brand-new music/current releases. These songs reflect my mood right now: Bright and UP and vibrant. I love the new Keane material. Such a fun surprise. And I am LOVING the songs by Bright Light Bright Light, Penguin Prison, and Bailey Tzuke.)

U + Me = - Dan Black
A New Word To Say - Bright Light Bright Light
Something About You - The Bleach Works
Commander - Kelly Rowland
Call On Me - Andy Bell
The Worse It Gets - Penguin Prison
Your Love - Keane
Looking Back - Keane with K'naan
Strong - Bailey Tzuke
Invisible Light - Scissor Sisters
Attention - Wideband Network
Congratulations - MGMT
Once - Diana Vickers

Hour 2
(Full disclosure: I was apprehensive about talking with Chely Wright. I had a mildly bad attitude about an artist seemingly past her sales prime using the revelation of her true self as a promotional tool for a comeback. Then I walked into the room and talked with Chely.... without prejudice and with respect. She answered every hard question directly. She never broke eye contact. I totally understand her journey now, and I adore her. I am so proud of this interview.)

Broken - Chely Wright
A conversation with Chely Wright
Shadows Of Doubt - Chely Wright
Heavenly Days - Chely Wright
Into The Fire - Bruce Springsteen

Hour 3
(I have always been a fan of Mary Chapin Carpenter. She is my personal definition of a modern-day poet and philosopher. Then we nearly lost her several years ago to heart problems. I didn't think we'd ever get new music from her again. Surprise! She's made the most glorious album, "The Age of Miracles." I leapt at the chance to speak with her. We didn't just have a great interview, we connected. Our hearts touched. I found a kindred spirit in Mary Chapin.)

I Put My Ring Back On - Mary Chapin Carpenter
A conversation with Mary Chapin Carpenter
I Have A Need For Soliture - Mary Chapin Carpenter
The Way I Feel - Mary Chapin Carpenter
You're The Reason Why - Lonestar
A chat with the members of Lonestar
Party Heard Around The World - Lonestar
This Fucking Job - Drive-By Truckers

Hour 4
(Tripping the disco fantastic.)

Behind The Groove - Teena Marie
Heartbeat - Taana Gardner
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Brazil - The Ritchie Family
Born To Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
Keep On Dancing - Gary's Gang
Keep On Jumping - Musique
Try Me, I Know We Can Make It - Donna Summer
Ten Percent - Double Exposure
Magic Bird Of Fire - The Salsoul Orchestra