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Here’s a sample pick list from last month
Listen to/Watch all the songs featured on this pick list on this YouTube Playlist.
SUNSET SONS Remember
YouTube Spotify My “It” band of the moment are a quartet of surfers from Britain and Australian who settled in the coastal France European surfing capital of Hossegor. They have been compared to Kings Of Leon, Tom Petty and the Chili Peppers but they have a more melodic pop rock sound than any of them. They are poised for their first #1 on my personal chart with ‘Remember’ and could score a second quickly as both “Tick Tock” and “VROL” are both also in my personal chart top 20 for the week of Nov. 20th.
CODY SIMPSON f/ DONAVON FRANKENREITER It Don’t Matter
YouTube Spotify Two connections to the previous group as 19 year Simpson is an Australian native, while his current music evokes a Jack Johnson surfer vibe. His 2013 album was called “Surfer’s Paradise” and the theme continued on 2015’s “Free”, also featuring the song “Thotful”. He got his rise performing covers on YouTube. His albums have performed better in Canada and the U.S. than in his homeland.
KT TUNSTALL Maybe It’s A Good Thing
YouTube Spotify It’s been 11 years since “Black Horse And A Cherry Tree” was a ubiquitous song but Tunstall has steadily released albums over that decade and usually reached the top 10 on the album chart in her native Britain, including her Sept. release “Kin”. ‘Thing’ and “Hard Girls” are the 2 single releases from the current album but my current favorite by her is from the EP release in June “Golden State”. Not included on the album, I featured “All Or Nothing” on an Adult Contemporary pick list in July and it is currently in my personal top 25 (and one of my husband’s fav songs of the moment). An interesting note is that I thought ‘Cherry Tree’ was a non-starter for me but it actually was my #105 song of the year back in 05. I thought “The Other Side Of The World” was my fav at the time, but I guess that is only in hindsight. It does hold up well for me.
YOUR BOY TONY BRAXTON Heluvah Guy
YouTube Spotify So I’ve been enjoying this song for a few weeks and figured there had to be a back story. The best part is that his album is called “Adult Contempt”. And what is strange and awesome is that this is a Vancouver rapper who decided to put an album together under a moniker that sort of pays homage to singer Toni Braxton and speaks to his introduction to music in the late 80’s, early 90’s by artists like Michael Penn (“No Myth”– I so hear this in his music) and Terence Trent D’Arby (“If You Let Me Stay”) According to Wikipedia D’arby released an album in 2016 although it’s not available on Spotify. “Fall (Girl)” straddles that fence but his adult contempt persona seems to like the rockier side of things.
DAGNY Too Young
YouTube Spotify This Norwegian singer was featured on a pick list in August. Currently she is at #36 on the Untapped Resources Hot AC chart with this song. Her first single was “Backbeat”. Most of her songs, like “Ultraviolet” are of the bright alt-pop persuasion.
3 DOORS DOWN Inside Of Me
YouTube Spotify For those who were unaware, these Mississippi hitmakers released their 6th album “Us And The Night” in March. It has yielded 2 rock airplay top 10’s including the #2 “In The Dark”. That song, this ballad and the driving “Believe It” would all song great on Hot AC radio.