SIMPLE MINDED 8-TRACK MIX TAPE – 4th Quarter 2017

 

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

TRACK 1 – “Turbo” by Cosmo from the album Cosmotronic

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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SIMPLE MINDED 8-TRACK MIX TAPE – 3rd Quarter 2017

 

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

TRACK 1 – “The Last Letter” by The Deep Shadows from the album The Deep Shadows

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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SIMPLE MINDED 8-TRACK MIX TAPE – 1st and 2nd Quarter 2017

 

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

TRACK 1 – “Weak” by AJR from the album The Click

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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TOP 100 SONGS OF 2016 – 40 to 11

We continue with the Simple Minded Top 100 Songs of 2016! You know the routine, same rules apply as previous lists.  Read the first post for the full low down.  Now let's unveil songs 40 to 11.

Top 100 Songs of 2016 – 40 to 11

[ Rank. “Song Title” – Artist – (Album Title) ]
(CLICK TO LISTEN)

40. “Our Town” – Sticky Fingers – (Westway (The Glitter & the Slums))
39. “Sorry” – Kensington – (Control)
38. “A L’Envers” – Jil Is Lucky – (Manon)
37. “Oft Gerfragt” – AnnenMayKantereit – (Alles Nix Konkretes)
36. “Other People” – LP – (Lost On You)
35. “Best Kept Secret” – case/lang/veirs – (case/lang/veirs)
34. “1985” – Kvelertak – (Nattesferd)
33. “Come Down” – Anderson . Paak – (Malibu)
32. “Timidiwa” – Bombino – (Azel)
31. “Square Hammer” – Ghost – (Popestar)
30. “I Don’t Know My Name” – Grace VanderWaal – (Perfectly Imperfect)
29. “Location” – Khalid
28. “Dulce Mal” – The Chamanas – (Once Once)
27. “Golden Ticket” – Highasakite – (Camp Echo)
26. “Blown Rose” – Blossoms – (Blossoms)
25. “Boyhood” – Late Phases – (Disconnect)
24. “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots – (Suicide Squad: The Album)
23. “Atomic Number” – case/lang/veirs – (case/lang/veirs)
22. “Samurai Swords” – Highasakite – (Camp Echo)
21. “Out Of Mind (Hand It Over)” – Blaudzun – (Jupiter (Part I))
20. “One Good Piece Of Me” – Big Wreck
19. “Pick Up The Phone” – TopLady – (TopLady II)
18. “Get On Screen” – De Staat – (O)
17. “Eager Eyes” – Manifique – (Eager Eyes)
16. “Zingara (Il Cattivista) by The Zen Circus – (La Terza Guerra Mondiale)
15. “Genghis Khan” – Miike Snow – (iii)
14. “Vorrei Ma Non Posto” by J-AX with Fedez
13. “Wohin Du Gehst” – AnnenMayKantereit – (Alles Nix Konkretes)
12. “Shut Up Kiss Me” – Angel Olsen – (My Woman)
11. “Delirium” – case/lang/veirs – (case/lang/veirs)

Check back for the rest of Simple Minded’s Top 100 Songs of 2016.  We’ve reached the top 10 and it’s getting good.

TOP 100 SONGS OF 2016 – 70 to 41

We continue with the Simple Minded Top 100 Songs of 2016! You know the routine, same rules apply as previous lists.  Read the first post for the full low down.  Now let's unveil songs 70 to 41.

 

Top 100 Songs of 2016 – 70 to 41

[ Rank. “Song Title” – Artist – (Album Title) ]
(CLICK TO LISTEN)

70. “I Like The Way I Dance” – Hooverphonic – (In Wonderland)
69. “Sing Me To Sleep” – Alan Walker
68. “Bentley Vs. Cadillac” – Salmo with Travis Barker – (Hellvisback)
67. “Futurebass” – POPCORNKID! – (Human Soul)
66. “Cherry Pi” – Somos Elefantes – (Somos Elefantes EP)
65. “Bara Fa Va Mig Sjalv” – Laleh – (Kristaller)
64. “Ca Va Ca Va” – Claudio Capeo – (Claudio Capeo)
63. “Oo Se Kun Oot” – Sanni with Paperi T – (Sanni)
62. “Bridges” – Kensington – (Control)
61. “Wait” – Paring/Knife – (Etiology)
60. “Falem Agora” – Fabia Rebordao – (Eu)
59. “One by One” – Sticky Fingers – (Westway (The Glitter & the Slums))
58. “Cherries” – Javier Martinez – (Honesty)
57. “Aldrig Bli Som Forr” – Laleh – (Kristaller)
56. “For Evigt” – Volbeat with Johan Olsen – (Seal The Deal & Let’s Begin)
55. “My Money” – Serebro – (Sila Trech)
54. “Come Alive In The Summer” – Canz and Windows – (Luv)
53. “Light The Sky” – Grace VanderWaal – (Perfectly Imperfect)
52. “Disconnect” – Late Phases – (Disconnect)
51. “L’Anima Non Conta” – The Zen Circus – (La Terza Guerra Mondiale)
50. “Sum Ol’ Bow” – Somos Elefantes – (Somos Elefantes EP)
49. “Tired” – Lowrie – (Something More)
48. “If I Get High” – Nothing But Thieves – (Nothing But Thieves)
47. “Labirinto Ou Nao Foi Nada” – Gisela Joao – (Nua)
46. “Regret” – Kensington – (Control)
45. “Between A Kiss And A Sorry Goodbye” – Blaudzun – (Jupiter (Part I))
44. “Needing You” – Foxy Mojo – (Here They Come)
43. “Svartmesse” – Kvelertak – (Nattesferd)
42. “Scars” – Coyote Blue – (Worst Kind Of People)
41. “Pounding Heart” – Black Box Revelation – (Highway Cruiser)

 

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TOP 100 SONGS OF 2016 – 100 to 71

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) ]

(CLICK TO LISTEN)

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.