IdRatherBeSkiing's Top 20 (Sunday, June 21st, 2020 version)

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Top 10 today, inspired by Scotch's thread, is R.E.M.

Virtually all their songs are great. Hard to pick just 10 of them. The top 7 are all **** or better.

10. Crush With Eyeliner
9. King of Comedy
8. The One I Love
7. Shiny Happy People
6. Radio Song
5. Man on the Moon
4. What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
3. Drive
2. It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
(2020 theme song?)
1 Losing My Religion
 

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Cassette AE Recorded 1992/12/12
Side 1
Wild Wild Life - The Talking Heads
(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty
Don't Fight It - Tom Cochrane & Red Rider
Enough Is Enough - April Wine
Your Daddy Don't Know - Toronto
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
The Crawl - Spirit of the West
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
Wild, Wild West - Escape Club
(I did a double check. These same 4 songs are in this order from Cassette P. I am not sure why)
This Old Sod - Spirit of the West

Side 2
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
This Flight Tonight - Nazareth
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Real Wild Child (Wild One) - Christopher Otcasek
The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades - Timbuk 3
The Doctor - The Doobie Brothers
Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
Joey - Concrete Blonde
Peace of Mind - The Grapes of Wrath
 

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Real Wild Child (Wild One) - Christopher Otcasek
The Doctor - The Doobie Brothers

Sometimes I feel like the only person I know that likes (or even knows) these ones. They're not on my all-time favs list or anything but they're certainly good enough to not be forgotten!
 
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Today's Top 10: The Bare Naked Ladies (inspired from Jon's thread)
This group was banned at one point by the then Toronto Mayor for being derogatory to women. That's when their popularity took off here and the mayor's did not.

10. Big Bang Theory Theme
(This is actually a release on iTunes. I like the song and here it is.)
9. Jane
(Someone asked one of the BNL if they could write a song about an intersection. Here is the song about the intersection of Jane & St. Clair in Toronto)
8. The Old Apartment
7. Brian Wilson
6. If I Had a $1,000,000
(a made up on the fly song coming home from a camping trip turned into one of their most played hits)
5. It's All Been Done
4. Enid
3. Pinch Me
2. Grade 9
(interesting co-incidence. On today's Top 424 as #399.)
1. One Week
(last line, barely audible: "Birchmount Stadium: Home of the Robbie" is a football/soccer stadium about 2 miles from where I live. And yes, it is home to the Robbie which is a soccer tournament.)
 

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Another cassette today. A lot of songs from my 424 on it.

Cassette AF Recorded 1992/12/13
Side 1
Where the Streets Have No Name - U2
Rain on the Scarecrow - John Mellencamp
Better Be Good to Me - Tina Turner
Does Your Mother Know - Abba
Small Town - John Mellencamp
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
You Might Think - The Cars
Lonely Ol' Night - John Mellencamp
With or Without You - U2
Shake It Up - The Cars
Check It Out - John Mellencamp

Side 2
Let's Get Rocked - Def Leppard
Moneytalks - AC/DC
Zombie Zoo - Tom Petty
Twisting by the Pool - Dire Straits
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
Learning to Fly - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
What's Love Got to Do With It - Tina Turner
New Year's Day - U2
Out in the Cold - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
The Heart of Rock & Roll - Huey Lewis & The News
Into the Great Wide Open - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Extras:
Let's Go - The Cars
Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Touch and Go - The Cars
Refugee - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Good Times Roll - The Cars
Private Dancer - Tina Turner
My Best Friend's Girl - The Cars
Rave On - John Mellencamp
Just What I Needed - The Cars
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks
 

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Today's Top 10: Weird Al Yankovic
I could make it a top 40 easy. He does such great parodies. But here are my 10 favourites. I will comment on some.

10. Headline News
(I love how some of the lines of the Crash Test Dummies song remain in place but mean something completely different now)
9. Yoda
8. I Think I'm a Clone Now
(I like the parody but not the original song)
7. (This Song's Just) Six Words Long
6. Another One Rides the Bus
5. Achy Breaky Song
(another case of not liking the original. Like this one because it is quite insulting to the original)
4. The Saga Begins
(I have read that Don McLean likes this version and he has to be very careful when singing American Pie to sing the correct lyrics)
3. Word Crimes
(easily my favourite video)
2. Canadian Idiot
1. Smells Like Nirvana
(he mimicked the original so well I can't even tell which is which until the lyrics start).
 

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Most of those on your list I quote with my son all the time, especially "Six Words" "Word Crimes" and "Rides The Bus". I'll add "Fat" "Eat It" "Pentiums" "Nerdy" "Grapefruit" and "Pitiful" -- we quote those all the time too!

Al's the best.

1. Eat It
2. It's All About The Pentiums
3. The Saga Begins
4. White & Nerdy
5. Smells Like Nirvana
6. Word Crimes
7. I Lost On Jeopardy
8. Trigger Happy
9. Amish Paradise
10. Yoda

(I have read that Don McLean likes this version and he has to be very careful when singing American Pie to sing the correct lyrics)
LOL
 
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Cassette AG Rush Collection

Cassette AH Recorded: 1993/03/16
Side 1
Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith
You Could Be Mine - Guns N' Roses
Who Do You Think You Are - Sass Jordan
Soul Man - The Blues Brothers
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams
Make You a Believer - Sas Jordan
Jammin' Me - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Sugatune - Sloan
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Spin Doctors
Prairie Town - Randy Bachman

Side 2
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
There Will Never Be Another Tonight - Bryan Adams
Man on the Moon - R.E.M.
Grade 9 - Barenaked Ladies
Cats in the Cradle - Ugly Kid Joe
Shiny Happy People - R.E.M.
November Rain - Guns N' Roses
Enid - Barenaked Ladies
If You're Gonna Love Me - Sass Jordan
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC

Extras:
Cats In the Cradle - Harry Chapin
Two Princes - Spin Doctors
 
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There Will Never Be Another Tonight - Bryan Adams
"You gotta ride your broom right into my room" - always loved that line

Jammin' Me - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Another song that deserves airplay once in a while, despite its dated references. Like I said in an earlier thread, skip one of the six Pearl Jam songs we hear every single day and play this one once in a while. Or at least skip "Free Falling" once in a while, fer cryin' out loud.
 
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Running out of top 10s. Today: Bryan Adams
I like most of his albums but clearly Reckless was his best (IMO). Songs from that album marked with a (1). A couple from that album that I like are not even on the list. His second best album is Cuts Like a Knife. Songs form that are marked with (2).

10. I'm Ready (2)
9. Somebody (1)
8. Straight from the Heart (2)
7. One Night Love Affair (1)
6. Fits Ya Good
5. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
4. There Will Never Be Another Tonight
3. Run To You (1)
2. Cuts Like a Knife (2)
1. Summer of '69 (1)
 
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