Monday, July 31, 2017

Another Playlist - Heavy on the 90s

So yesterday, I wanted to listen to some music, but to listen to them on Youtube on my tablet, you can't do anything else on it - doesn't work in the background. However, my tablet was in use for Clash of Clans for another member of the household. When such things happen, I am wont to sing. Loudly. The songs I want to hear. I think I sang 3 or 4 of these at least before getting the ipad back and making my playlist. Your playlist? Every man's playlist. 

"Let's Fall to Pieces Together" - George Strait (1983)

"I Told You So" - Carrie Underwood (2007)

"Make You Miss Me" - Sam Hunt (2014)

"I'll Still Be Lovin' You" - Restless Heart (1986)

"Now That I Found You" - Terri Clark (1998)

"I'd Love to Be Your Last" - Gretchen Wilson (2010)

"Hypnotize the Moon" - Clay Walker (1995)

"I Breathe In, I Breathe Out" - Chris Cagle (2001)

"What Do I Know" - Ricochet (1994)

"There You Have It" - BlackHawk (1998)

"Next to You, Next to Me" - Shenandoah (1990)

"I Wanna Be Loved Like That" - Shenandoah (1993)

"Why Didn't I Think of That?" - Doug Stone (1992)

"Too Busy Being in Love" - Doug Stone (1992)

"So Help Me Girl" - Joe Diffie (1994)

"I Love the Way You Love Me" - John Michael Montgomery (1992)

"What if I Said" - Anita Cochran & Steve Wariner (1997)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Rocky Start Playlist

I woke up in a bad mood this morning. So I needed some country music, which generally makes me feel better. Some of the songs are sad, some of them are stupid happy. I hope I can improve your sad day, too. If not, tomorrow will be better.

The first two have very fun music videos.
"You Look Like I Need a Drink" - Justin Moore (2016)
"I Know Somebody" - LOCASH (2016)

"She made me smile, she made me wait..."
"I Met a Girl" - William Michael Morgan (2016)

New Jerrod Niemann & Old Jerrod Niemann
"God Made a Woman" (2017)
"What Do You Want?" (2010)

A couple of uber-emotional duets
"You and Tequila" - Kenny Chesney ft. Grace Potter (2010)
"Remind Me" - Brad Paisley ft. Carrie Underwood (2011)

Originally done by Randy, well done by Carrie. (but yes, Randy's is better)
"I Told You So" - Carrie Underwood (2007)

The one I like best.
"It Aint Me Babe" - Joaquin Phoenix & Reese Witherspoon (2005)

Some funny ones.
"Redneck Crazy" - Tyler Farr (2013)
"Love You" - Jack Ingram (2005)

Some lovey ones.
"In Case You Didn't Know" - Brett Young (2017)
"Love Me Like You Mean It" - Kelsea Ballerini (2015)
"If I Told You" - Darius Rucker (2016)
"That's When I Love You" - Phil Vassar (2006)

Fun Fact. Jana Kramer was on One Tree Hill and a horrible person who eventually becomes a not horrible person. And then she makes country music. Thanks, lady. Cool thing about One Tree Hill is how many awesome artists were featured on it. So it wasn't just about basketball and teen drama.
"Why Ya Wanna" - Jana Kramer (2011)

A hey, don't text while you're driving video, plus it's pretty.
"Highway Don't Care" - Tim McGraw ft. Taylor Swift & Keith Urban (2013)

Some old stuff.
"Hello Darling" - Conway Twitty (1970)
"On Second Thought" - Eddie Rabbit (1989)
"Some Fools Never Learn" - Steve Wariner (1987)

Some Diamond Rio. I guess it's old stuff, too.
"Beautiful Mess" (2002)
"How Your Love Makes Me Feel" (1997)
"Unbelievable" (1998)

Last but not least, a fun ol' Johnny, and a live recording of it happily.
"Get Rhythm" - Johnny Cash (song originally 1969 released but recorded in 1956, the video is sometime in the late '50s)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

7 Top Songs of Summer 2017 +

Hey, y'all. Today I've got another playlist for y'all. It's 7 songs I actually like when the radio plays them, and I never skip 'em, even if they're almost over. I'm pairing each one up with an older song that you'll like if you like the newer one. Or maybe the older song can tell you if you'll like the newer one? Anyhow. Here's the playlist. Oh, and for fun, I'm sticking a new song I just heard today (it's not in the top 7) that sounds like 90s pop, and I'm pretty sure I hate it, but hey, I'm tryin' to stay up to date, y'all. Be proud. 

Today: "I Could Use a Love Song" - Maren Morris
Yesterday: "Five Minutes" - Lorrie Morgan (1989)
Today: "Somebody Else Will" - Justin Moore
Yesterday: "She Won't Be Lonely Long" - Clay Walker (2010)
Today: "More Girls Like You" - Kip Moore 
Yesterday: "Some Girls Do" - Sawyer Brown (1992)
Today: "Think a Little Less" - Michael Ray
Yesterday: "Whiskey Girl" - Toby Keith (2003)
Today: "Do I Make You Wanna" - Billy Currington
Yesterday: "Lovin' You is Fun" - Easton Corbin (2012)
Today: "I Still Think About You" - Blake Shelton
Yesterday: "I Go Back" - Kenny Chesney (2004)
(Thought about matching that up with BS's Austin...but needed some Kenny)
Today: "I Wanna Be That Song" - Brett Eldredge 
Yesterday: "State of Mind" - Clint Black (1996)

New Song that I Probably Don't like: "For Her" - Chris Lane

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A Reba Playlist & An Offer

Cause y'all know, you don't hear enough Reba these days. This morning, on I Heart Radio (my new joy), I heard an old Reba song I hadn't heard in years and years. And yet. And yet! I still knew every word. How's that, y'all? It's because she's so good. SO good - she had a little of a Dolly sound in this one. I'm sticking it somewhere in the middle of the playlist. If you want to guess which one it was, I'll make you your own personal playlist if you tell me your 3 favorite songs OR the 3 songs you think are the best - any genre. The playlist will be country but tailor made. Cheers.

"How Blue" (1984)

"One Promise Too Late" (1986)

"Little Rock" (1986)

"Love Will Find its Way to You" (1987)

"I Know How He Feels" (1988)

"Fancy" (1990)

"The Greatest Man I Never Knew" (1991)

"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" (1994)

"What if it's You" (1996)

"One Honest Heart" (1998)

"What Do You Say" (1999)

"Somebody" (2003)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Song Doubles & Triples

So I don't know about y'all, but I really liked my song doubles post, and I've been making a list ever since to make y'all another one. I was reminded this morning when I heard the first one here, which of course suggests its match. Hope y'all dig 'em. Here is the link if you want to hear them non-stop (save of course the youtube commercials). DOUBLES&TRIPLES

"Yeah" - Joe Nichols (2013) & "Yes!" - Chad Brock (2013)

"I Won't Let Go" - Rascal Flatts (2010) & "Fall" - Clay Walker (2007) & "Break on Me" - Keith Urban (2016)

"Goodnight Kiss" - Randy Houser (2013) & "(Kissed You) Good Night" - Gloriana (2011)
& "Just a Kiss" - Lady Antebellum (2011)

"My Girl" - Dylan Scott (2017) & "In a Different Light" - Doug Stone (1990)

"I Met a Girl" - William Michael Morgan (2016) & "The Woman with You" - Kenny Chesney (2004)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Dad Song List for Fathers' Day 2017

If I don't stop adding songs to this list now, I could keep on going forever. The first few are my dad songs, after that, it's just awesome country dad songs.

Sorry you have to click around to get to Youtube, but I STILL haven't figured out how to make the playlist work better. Anyhow. Here ya go.

Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Playlist of the Day 6.16.17

These songs have no connections, besides sparks in my brain that lead one to the next.

I woke up thinking of Deana Carter this morning, so that's where we'll start. I was in middle school when this song came out, prime time of angst and drama. I can't remember which music video it was that Deana had on this really pretty powder blue nail polish, but my mom and I searched for that nail polish for years. I had all of the light blue nailpolishes. But none was ever the right one. My mom's awesome.

"How Do I Get There From Here?" - Deana Carter (1995)

I could go so many different directions here. Do I go other Deana song that is awesome? Or should I just move on to another artist even though I'm full on in Deana Adoration right now? I'll move on. For your patience. Though, if you are one of those Anti-Taylor people, this will not keep your patience. The Deana song leads me to a few Taylor ones. I'll go with the lesser known one, which might be my absolute favorite Taylor song (I'm a sap, big time), but so you know the other was "You Belong with Me." I promise no more Taylor today, and I'll try to make my girl songs lead to boy songs soon. Not yet, though.

"Hey, Stephen" - Taylor Swift (2008)

These sappy girly songs are inevitably going to lead me to Sara Evans, so let's hit her up right now. The question is, what kind of mood do I want to send you into? Happy, day-dreamy? Or kinda depressed? I'm not sure. Well. Let's do the depressed. Because remember that movie Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow & John Hannah? The one that went straight to the punch ended badly, but the long drawn out painful one ended in hope. So let's grab that second one. (The happy one is "Born to Fly," if you reject my plan here, but like the movie, that would lead you onto a whole new list...) - Here's the final scene of Sliding Doors, just to remind you of the awesome. Don't bother with the breakup scene in the beginning of the clip, skip to about 1:20 in, about halfway, it's all about the elevator. If you haven't seen the movie, do that, now, though.

"A Little Bit Stronger" - Sara Evans (2013)

And at last, a male singer, though with a higher voice. I loved this guy when he first came out. I still really enjoy listening to his old albums, and my four year old is a big fan, too; we even have the same favorite song. I won tickets when I was 16 to a small and intimate concert with him, and I swear he looked in my general direction when he sang this song! Last thing about this guy. You may or may not remember, about 6 years ago, I think, maybe longer, I was supposed to have a phone interview with him when he put out another album, Dustbowl Dreams, but I missed it by a few minutes, having to pick up my husband at the train station and was never able to reschedule. Bummer.

"So Much for Pretendin'" - Bryan White (1996)

I really like Zac Brown Band, though I'm not generally one for the summer drinkin' song that they spend a lot of energy on. I like my love songs, and I like 'em sad. So the last song easily leads in to this one, which will easily lead into top two favorite songs of all time, but then I'll give you something happy, so you don't spend your day all weird and bummed. K? Something funny...we'll see when we get there.

"As She's Walkin' Away" - Zac Brown Band (2010)

I will never hear another voice that touches me the way Clint Black's does. My entire life of loving country music is about this particular twang. The only ones to ever come even slightly close to as good as this are Joe Nichols, Chris Young, and Justin Moore, but only slightly close, and nowhere as consistently perfect.

"Killin' Time" - Clint Black (1989)

George Strait is the king of country music. His songs are all the feels, man. This happens to be my favorite one, but I'm not sure I could name one I don't like. There's this one B-side I heard once on the radio when I was a kid that stuck with me, called "The Nerve," that's worth looking up. But I mean, George, my dad, "Ocean Front Property in Arizona" - probably one of my dad's favorite songs of all time. He loved the secret of that pun when I was too little to get it, and he loved when I finally got it, and I can remember how hard he laughed when I did. With me, of course.

"The Chair" - George Strait (1985)

Ok, let me be honest with you. I am not a big Brad Paisley fan anymore. I went to Europe my sophomore year in college, and when I came back he was married. How dare he! No, that's not why. Too many of his songs are silly, and the ones with depth are more emotionally ... what is the word I want here? I don't know, it's like he's preying on your emotions, having cry songs but not really great songs, ya know? Anyhow. I'll still end this list with a funny one that I don't totally hate, but do totally get grossed out about when I really think about it too much. Ha.

"Ticks" - Brad Paisley (2008)