Hey there gang. As you may have or may have not realised, I am taking a little blogging break at the moment. It’s nothing personal, I just needed a bit more extra time in my personal life (hey, don’t we all). Anyway, despite the break, I still carried on doing my weekly Top Ten Tunes posts. Partly because I am loyal to y’all, but mainly because I have loved dong them so much. I am one for nostalgia, so it’s been a lovely trip down my musical memory lane. So, I thought I’d do a little review of my Top Ten Tunes post from over the years. Some kind of conclusion, if you like. And at the end of this post, there’s a little announcement, that I’m verrrrr excited about (because I am a musical geek. And proud). Oh and I have done one big massive Spotify playlist of my favourite songs from each year at the end.
My Favourite Years
What’s interesting is that there were definitely some years that I found easier to think of my top ten than others. Some years, I struggled to narrow it down to ten and other years it was difficult to come up with ten. Some years were definitely weaker for music, but it might also have been because what was going on in my life at the time. I have had a little think and these were my favourite years, musically:
And my absolute favourite year is 1989. I struggled more than any other year to narrow my songs down to only 10. 1989 = best year of music ever. No need to argue with me.
Top 5 Nationalities
I don’t think the top 2 will be of any surprise, but these are the top 5 nationalities that appeared the most in my top tens.
5. Canada (appeared 5 times)
4. Iceland & Sweden (both appeared 7 times)
3. Australia (appeared 14 times)
2. U.S.A. (appeared 153 times)
1. United Kingdom (appeared 204 times)
Top 10 Acts
And here are the 10 acts that appeared in my top tens the most. Can you guess who appeared the most?
5. Kate Bush & Amy Winehouse (both appeared 5 times)
4. Bjork & David Bowie (both appeared 7 times)
3. George Michael & Beyonce (both appeared 8 times)
2. Blur & Kylie Minogue (both appeared 9 times)
And the act that appeared more than any other is:
1. Madonna (appeared 10 times)
My most surprising observations of these playlists is that I seem to like Rhianna and Adele more than I thought I did. That two of my all time favourite artists didn’t appear as much as I thought they would (PJ Harvey and Tori Amos). The 00s was a terrible decade for music and I’m clearly more of an 80s & 90s girl. And I won’t ever apologise for it either.
And an observation that I had about the news sections: it’s always been bit of a shit storm quite frankly.
Oh yes, I promised you an announcement…
So, here’s the thing. Well, here’s 3 things:
- I loved doing these playlists
- I love music and talking about music a lot.
- I love music from the 60s and the rest of the 70s that wasn’t included in my top ten posts.
As you may have guessed, I am continuing to do these lists, by going back in time. Back to when I was merely a twinkle in my father’s eye and beyond. Over the next two weeks, I’ll be doing two slightly different top tens posts, but then after that I will continue doing my Top Ten Tunes starting with 1960! Oh yeah, imma gonna go there. So, it will be slightly less nostalgic for me, as clearly I have no personal memory of those times, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love the music from those eras any less. Expect plenty of Beatles, Marvin Gaye, Aretha, the Kinks, Beach Boys- ooh it’s going to be grand.
One Last Thing
What I’ve been really grateful for with doing these weekly music posts, is the interaction with other people. Hearing, what their favourites are and discussing music and the world events from that year, has been something I look forward to every week. The following lovely bloggers have been regular visitors to these Top Ten Tunes posts over the “years”. I encourage you to have a wander around their blogs:
Here’s the mega playlist, I promised you. And my most favourite from it and from the past 42 years? Video Killed the Radio Star. Now, I know I don’t really need to remind you, but please let me know which one is your favourite from the list in the comments below. Hope to see you all in the 60s and 70s!
For all the previous top ten tunes, please click on the year: 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
See you next week for my Top Tunes From Musicals! And Top Ten Tunes returns on Friday 5th October.