After some delay, here is the Simple Minded 8-Track Mix Tape. So here's our top musical picks for the 4th quarter of 2017 - July, August and September. We'll try to put up our full Top 100 Songs list for 2017. Yes, we are aware we're a couple of months behind schedule.
FOURTH QUARTER 2017 – October, November & December
PRODUCT OF: Ivrea, Italy
THIS SONG KICKS ASS BECAUSE: It’s the perfect mix of Euro Pop and avant-garde electronic beats. And you got to love a song that incorporates a long, hard laugh into the chorus.
IF I CLOSE MY EYES I CAN SEE: Italian fashion models in post apocalyptic, Middle Eastern haute couture being led by Cosmo in an epic dance fight against a fascist army in the ruins of an Italian city.
WANT TO READ A FANTASTIC FACT RELATING TO THE SONG THAT WE PROBABLY JUST MADE UP? DID YOU KNOW: In addition to being the nickname of singer Marco Jacopo Bianchi, ‘Cosmo’ is also the nickname for legendary fashion magazine, Cosmopolitan.
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Once again, here is the Simple Minded 8-Track Mix Tape. So here's our top musical picks for the 3rd quarter of 2017 - July, August and September.
THIRD QUARTER 2017 – July, August & September
PRODUCT OF: El Paso
THIS SONG KICKS ASS BECAUSE: It’s a funky trip with a psychedelic tinge that conjures up the spirit of “lovemakin” tunes of the ‘70s. Come for the smooth grooves but stay for the exotic guitar solo that would make Bombino proud.
IF I CLOSE MY EYES I CAN SEE: A room with shag carpeting on the floor, walls and roof with a giant sexy bed as tons of sexy ladies are seduced by the sexiness of The Deep Shadows. Also, there would be black light posters. Lots and lots of black light posters and black lights. Please, someone make this video.
WANT TO READ A FANTASTIC FACT RELATING TO THE SONG AND/OR ARTIST THAT WE PROBABLY JUST MADE UP? DID YOU KNOW: The last letter in the alphabet is ‘Z’.
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It's been a while, but here's our top musical picks for the first half of 2017. So enjoy the Simple Minded 8-Track Mix Tape for the first 2 quarters of 2017.
FIRST QUARTER 2017
PRODUCT OF: New York City
THIS SONG KICKS ASS BECAUSE: It has a fresh altnernopop sound that brings indie music sensibilities to a pop scene that can rapidly grow stale.
IF I CLOSE MY EYES I CAN SEE: AJR dancing around a New York City Subway car fighting ghosts and/or reacting to heavy drug use. The lack of hobos pissing on the subway makes this video very unrealistic.
WANT TO READ A FANTASTIC FACT RELATING TO THE SONG THAT WE PROBABLY JUST MADE UP? DID YOU KNOW: AJR’s name is not a tribute to PBR, the hipster beer, but a combination of the first names of the three brothers in the band – Adam, Jack and Ryan.
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After some delay, we present Simple Minded Entertainment's annual countdown of the previous years top songs. The list was done about a month ago, but recent changes on the site have caused delays for much of the pipeline. But we’re sort of at 100% now, so let’s get cracking with the list. The Simple Minded Top 100 Songs of 2016 begins now with songs 100 to 11, 30 at a time, and then, starting with song number 10, we will be counting them down individually including commentary, gratuitous sexy pictures, audio links and moderately relevant trivia. Same rules apply as previous lists, any song that was on any album released in 2016 (or the later part of 2015) from anywhere in the world is eligible as well as singles released in 2016 or songs that hit it big or got major airplay within the past year - as long as it’s not too old we will consider it. To summarize, as long as the song didn’t appear in any of our previous lists and the song or album charted anywhere in the world last year – IT IS ELIGIBLE. In addition, cover songs and live performances are also eligible - but they have to be real good and unique. And so it begins!
Top 100 Songs of 2016 – 100 to 71
[ Rank. “Song Title” – Artist – (Album Title) ]
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100. Panda” – Desiigner – (New English)
99. “Work” – Rihanna with Drake – (Anti)
98. “Black Beatles” – Rae Sremmurd with Gucci Mane – (SremmLife 2)
97. “Potrei Abituarmi” – Annalisa – (Se Avessi Un Cuore)
96. “It’s Different For Girls” – Of Montreal – (Innocence Reaches)
95. “No Hard Feelings” – The Avett Brothers – (True Sadness)
94. “HandClap” – Fitz and the Tantrums – (Fitz and the Tantrums)
93. “Den Vanstra Stranden” – Kent – (Da Som Nu For Alltid)
92. “Die Immer Lacht” – Stereoact with Kerstin Ott
91. “Igmayagh Dum” – Bombino – (Azel)
90. “Step Down” – Elliphant – (Living Life Golden)
89. “Coyote” – KT Neely – (Felt Demos)
88. “Jungle” – Tash Saltana – (Notion)
87. “Man” – Skepta – (Konnichiwa)
86.”Memory” – Warhaus – (We Fucked A Flame Into Being)
85. “The Wheel” – PJ Harvey – (The Hope Six Demolition Project)
84. “Sister” – Angel Olsen – (My Woman)
83. “The Good Lie” – Warhaus – (We Fucked A Flame Into Being)
82. “Freaky” – Alabama Deathwalk – (Steep Hills)
81. “Bluster” – Small Rooms – (Small Rooms)
80. “Je Vous Embrasse Fort” – Claudio Capeo – (Claudio Capeo)
79. “Come Smile With Me” – Marfa – (Marfa EP)
78. “You Belong” – The Avener with Laura Gibson
77. “Un Homme Debout” – Claudio Capeo – (Claudio Capeo)
76. “Deer” – Somos Elefantes – (Somos Elefantes EP)
75. “Black Rose” – Volbeat with Danko Jones – (Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie)
74. “Non Voglio Ballare” – The Zen Circus – (La Terza Guerra Mondiale)
73. “E As Vezes Dou Por Mim” by Cristina Branco – (Menina)
72. “Ziet Em Duun” – Van Echelpoel
71. “Just As Thin” – Small Rooms – (Small Rooms)
Come back soon for the rest of the list.