Beyond Radio is the place where music discovery and music nostalgia collide. It is your one-stop source for playlists, music charts, remembrances and recommendations. Our Podcast and music therapy playlists combine elements of nostalgia and discovery, while my blog entries reflect on our musical past through the lens of my personal charts from decades past. I weave a story that includes the connection between artists, chart facts and personal anecdotes that hopefully conjure a connection to the soundtrack of your own life. The current charts and playlists are updated monthly or bi-monthly (bi-weekly for the BR250) and are curated based on a passionate audience that produce their own personal charts weekly.
This month’s playlist is a countup and there is an accompanying blog. I did not do a personal chart in 1970 (I was only 8) so I put together a chart based on how I feel about the songs now. This period of time saw the start of the careers of Elton John, Chicago and The Carpenters along with one of the most masterful albums of all time. The blog is a mix of personal anecdotes, fun facts about artists and connections between songs, with a bit of chart information. It has been quite fun to do the research on this and I plan on continuing this practice as time allows. The playlists counts up my top 100 of the month and then other songs I bring up in the blog.