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Sights and Sounds #22

by Jamie Sanford on June 9, 2011

Sights and Sounds #22

Finally the video for my favorite song from the Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album, “Monster,” is here.

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My girl Naya Rivera, who I love on Glee, got a record deal. Good for her.

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Beyonce’s next single is “Best I Never Had.” I’m sort of eh on it.

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Even better from Beyonce is the amazing video that Jay-Z took backstage at the American Idol finale. This was a rehearsal! Insane.

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Sights and Sounds #19

by Jamie Sanford on May 30, 2011

Sights and Sounds #19!

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So, Aqua is apparently back? This is the video for their new single, “How R U Doin?

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So far, “The Edge of Glory” might be my favorite song from the new Lady Gaga album.  More on that later.

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So , I grew up listening to Barbra Streisand because my mom and grandmother love her. I have to admit, I don’t think I’ve seen Lea Michele go wrong with any of the classic Barbra songs, and she did “My Man” really well on Glee last week.

Curvy girl of the week is Kat Dennings, who looked crazy hot at the Thor premiere.

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VH-1’s Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s, part 1

by Jamie Sanford on April 26, 2011

Since I was able to catch the VH-1 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s special yesterday, I figured I would compile YouTube videos of all of the songs featured and provide my own commentary, because I can.

If you can’t see the videos, the links will take you there too.

Click here to access my iTunes Ping Playlist of all of the songs so that you can preview them and buy them from iTunes if you’re so inclined.

40. Tag Team, “Whoomp There It Is”

Don’t deny it, we all LOVED this song when it came out.

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39. The Divinyls, “I Touch Myself”

I wish I remembered when I first heard this song.  It’s just always been there for as long as I can remember.

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38. The Heights, “How Do You Talk To An Angel”

Oh Jamie Walters, I totally watched the 8 episodes of The Heights or however many there were, because I loved nothing more in the 90s than a dramatic show about young people, with horrible style that I could completely try to make work for me.

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37. Meredith Brooks, “Bitch”

This song came out in the middle of 1997 and I have distinct memories of listening to it in the car and singing along and being totally jazzed that there was a song full of bitches.

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36. Inner Circle, “Bad Boys”

I’m still hoping to write a one-hit wonder that will make as much money as this song did.  This is a classic where no one knows any of the verses but everyone knows the chorus.

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35. Marcy Playground, “Sex and Candy”

I don’t have memories of this song other than it being on, all of the time.

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34. Des’ree, “You Gotta Be”

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33. The Proclaimers, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”

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32. B-Rock and The Bizz, “My Baby Daddy”

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31. Crash Test Dummies, “Mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm”

I have heard more than just this song from the Crash Test Dummies.  My husband bought the whole album back in the day because he liked this song – remember back in the 90s when we couldn’t just go on iTunes and buy a single song, that we had to either hope for a CD single or buy a whole album?  Ahh, memories.

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30. The Verve, “Bittersweet Symphony”

This is one of my favorite songs ever.  I wish The Verve hadn’t imploded so soon after this song hit it big.

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29. Shawn Mullins, “Lullaby”

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28. Craig Mack, “Flava in Ya Ear”

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27. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Achy Breaky Heart”

Right, where everyone “liked” country music for 5 minutes in the early 90s.

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26. Lou Bega, “Mambo #5”

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25. Mighty Mighty Bosstones, “The Impression That I Get”

I love this song and I don’t think I have it in my iTunes. Have to change that immediately.

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24. Belly, “Feed The Tree”

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23. Haddaway, ‘What Is Love”

Oh this song just represents the decade so well.  It is just such a 90s time capsule in under 4 minutes.

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22. Marc Cohn, “Walking in Memphis”

I remember liking the piano on this song but not really getting the rest.  It is the adult-contemporary one-hit wonder of the 90s.

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21. Imani Coppola, “Legend of a Cowgirl”

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Part 2 of the Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s coming soon!  Thanks so much to VH-1 for giving us fabulous countdown specials.

Leave your favorite 90s one-hit wonder in the comments!

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2010 Recap – Music, Movies, TV

by Jamie Sanford on December 31, 2010

The 2010 recap posts continue!  This one is video-heavy, I suggest visiting the original post for ease in watching the videos if you’re reading the feed.

Music
Kanye West – no one is denying how great his new album is. My favorite song from the album is “Monster” and here’s an unedited version of the video. NSFW!

Civil Twilight – a recent discovery, here’s the video for “Letters From The Sky” which I really like.

How To Destroy Angels – Trent Reznor’s new band with his wife Mariqueen Reznor and previous collaborator Atticus Ross. This is the video for “The Space In Between,” which is really fantastic.

Lady Gaga – she killed it all year. I love her because I dig the music, I love how she is running her own show the whole way. Here’s the “Telephone” video with Beyonce.

80s pop – I’m always in the mood for 80s pop. You know you want to watch the “Take On Me” video.

Nine Inch Nails – 2010 was the first year in a while that I didn’t attend at least one NIN show, since the big “Wave Goodbye” tour of 2009. NIN.com gave us this video from that last set of shows on Christmas. I can’t wait to see more.

Florence + The Machine is another 2010 discovery. Here’s the video for “Heavy in Your Arms” from the Eclipse soundtrack.

David Usher – who brought out a fantastic acoustic album this year. I’m still hoping to find my way up to Canada to see a show in 2011. Here’s a video of “Black Black Heart” from a recent live performance in Toronto.

Barcelona – I was introduced to this band with that video of the giant aquarium, and the song from that video is so good. Here is that video featuring “Please Don’t Go.”

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Had a bit of an obsession with Cream more recently. Here’s an audio-only video of “White Room.”

Movies
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Big Lebowski, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Whip It, Clerks 2, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Jaws. I watch random movies that are old and don’t go to the movie theatre very often.

Here’s one of the opening scenes from The Big Lebowski. Very NSFW!

Television
Vampire Diaries, Mythbusters, Dancing With The Stars, 30 Rock, Hoarders. Also had massive marathons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Bones.

The Vampire Diaries - Is It Bad To Want All Three?

The Vampire Diaries - Is It Bad To Want All Three?

Hot, right?  This show is so good – and is currently one of the only things my husband and I sit together on the couch to watch together, faithfully.  They don’t mess around at all, people show up and kill people and die on a regular basis.  There are no throwaway episodes.  I want to watch less TV in 2011, but I won’t be giving up this show.

Next post coming soon.

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