Here's a new good song: "Paris In Spring" by Tara Kemp f/ D'Wayne Wiggins (of Tony! Toni! Toné!). It's such a joy to include Tara Kemp on this blog, as I've been hoping she would release something new for over 20 years. She's the voice behind two of the best pop songs of all time, 1991's "Hold You Tight" and "Piece Of My Heart." Kemp has been toying with her fans for years about putting out new music, and finally, here it is. And it's really catchy! This track is an acoustic duet, not at all what I was expecting from her, but it's got some great harmonies and gets stuck in your brain, in a good way. Very nice job, and there's great remix potential here, if she decides to go that route. Enjoy!
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Here's a new good song: "Call It Love" by Paige Monroe. It's a rock-pop song that reminds me of Katie Cole's "(We Started A) Fire," the 14th best new good song of 2014. Very catchy, nicely arranged and performed. Enjoy!
Posted by John at 7:45 AM
Here's a new good song: "It Just Happens" by Roxette. This duo is best known for their string of chart-toppers in the late '80s and early '90s, but they went on to do some great stuff in the years that followed, including (and especially) 1999's "Wish I Could Fly," one of my favorite songs of all time. "It Just Happens" is stylistically similar to "Wish I Could Fly." Enjoy!
Posted by John at 7:39 AM
Friday, April 15, 2016
Here's a new good song: "Loudspeaker" by Muna. Every few months, at best, a song comes along that's so utterly amazing that after one listen you're all, "OMFG every few months, at best, a song comes along that's this utterly amazing." Then you listen to it on repeat for hours. That's this. It reminds me of the best new good song of 2014, "The Other Ones" by Deluka. It's sort of a pop-punk '80s throwback, like Indigo Girls meets Bananarama meets Paramore meets the Go-Gos? Enjoy!
Update -- a video!
Update -- a video!
Posted by John at 6:26 AM
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Here's a new good song: "It" by Christine and the Queens. This group was responsible for the 21st best new good song of 2015, "Saint Claude." Great stuff. This is about being transgender maybe? Not clear. Enjoy!
Posted by John at 7:18 AM
Here's a new good song: "Close" by Nick Jonas f/ Tove Lo. The video is certainly Sia-inspired. Catchy tune. And, yes, if you're patient you eventually get to see Nick's arms. Enjoy!
Posted by John at 7:14 AM