Even though it is inevitably leading to increased obesity and violence, television has become a staple in our everyday lives. The average American watches over four hours of television per day meaning that in a 65-year life, the average American watches nine years of TV; Anything that consumes 14% of our lives definitely deserves a little shout out, don’t you think?!
CLICK HERE to check out the Top Ten TV Show Themes!!
This weeks playlist is dedicated to the people at the gym who have headphones glued to their ears, and iPods to their arms. The people who need that extra ‘oomph’ that only comes from listening to the right song at the crescendo of their workout.
CLICK HERE to see who made the cut in this week's ultimate workout playlist!!
This week we’re going to be focusing on a nostalgic genre I hold near and dear. If you can remember longing for the next Groove Station to hit the shelves, this list is for you... Because who doesn’t love 90’s dance music?!
So, without any further ado, CLICK HERE to see this week's list!!
Buenos dias - To know me, is to know that I like to learn (and use) random one-liners from all kinds of different languages. Example: “Tu estes guapa” or “Ti imesh tolsti jopu”(pardon the spelling, I learned phonetically).
I mean, who wouldn’t want to know how to tell a girl that she was beautiful in Spanish?? Or that she has a big bum bum in Russian??
In any case, I compiled a list of the top ten non-English songs... CLICK HERE to learn some new music whose lyrics you probably won’t understand!!
Since Halloween is this weekend (girls will get naked and guys will get drunk), I felt compelled to summate the ancient history of the holiday via Wikipedia...
Halloween comes from the ancient Celtic festival ‘Samhain’ (summer end) which celebrates the end of the "lighter half" of the year and beginning of the "darker half". The ancient Celts believed that the border between our world and the realm of the dead became thin on ‘Samhain’, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. It is believed that the need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks so as to disguise oneself as a harmful spirit and thus avoid harm.
CLICK HERE to check out the top ten Halloween tracks!!
Since this is arguably the busiest time of the year for all you sports fans, I decided to dedicate this week’s list to you. Every fan would agree that a goal, home run, and/or touch down just wouldn’t be the same without some of these familiar anthems...
CLICK HERE to read this week's playlist: The Top Ten Sports Anthems!!
Over the last year or so, I have found myself watching a lot more movies. The really good movies can usually be defined in one scene. And, that defining scene is usually accompanied by a defining song.
So, this week, with TIFF happening, I am putting together a list of the best movie defining songs… Which, by the way, has nothing to do with how much I liked the movie as a whole.
What are the odds that another star, in another solar system, has a planet that is the same distance from the Sun as Earth?!
If you believe the odds are high, then you probably also agree that the chances of extraterrestrial life are high as well - Regardless of your beliefs though, musicians (with the help of drugs) have been singing about space for as long as anyone can remember.
This week's list is a sonic salute to space-people everywhere... CLICK HERE to check out the top ten songs about space!!
This week I felt a little patriotic. Canadians have produced some incredible music over the years, and continue to do so to this day. With Canada Day being yesterday, I decided to give props to our best and brightest anyway!!
Acts like, The Tragically Hip, Rush and Neil Young made this week's list one of the toughest to orchestrate - CLICK HERE to see who made the cut and to learn something new about your favourite Canadian musicians!!
Another week means another playlist specially crafted for YOU!!
This week we’re taking a microscope to the iPod of a pretentious being who bears impractical clothing and super thick glasses. Many of you probably believe that all ‘hipster’ music is bad because the artists make use of computer-generated sounds instead of their instruments. Moreover, I’m sure many of you are disgusted with the word ‘hipster’ itself. However, I am a firm believer that there are diamonds in every rough. Please don’t be a giant douche and turn away an entire sound because of its associated label. Keep an open mind, and give these tunes a fair run of the mill.
CLICK HERE to check out the ‘Top Ten Hipster Tracks’
Everyone is greatly affected by one or more persons over the course of their lifetime. However, only a few of us have the opportunity to express that sentiment with a multi-platinum record. This week’s list acknowledges song’s written to commemorate some of the world’s finest performers.
CLICK HERE to check out the Top Ten Songs Inspired by The Famous Dead!!
This week’s list is dedicated to our calendar week. As such, instead of a ‘Top 10’ list, I have selected seven songs (one to represent each day). If you’re interested, here is the reasoning behind our weekday names:
Monday is the day of the moon.
Tuesday is named after Tiu, the English/Germanic god of war and the sky.
Wednesday is Woden’s day, the chief Anglo-Saxon/Teutonic god.
Thursday is dedicated to Thor, the Norse god of thunder.
Friday is named after Freya (Fria) the Teutonic goddess of love, beauty and fruitfulness.
Saturday is Saturn’s day, the Roman god of agriculture.
Sunday is the day of the Sun.
CLICK HERE to check out which song I dedicated to each day of the week.
Most of you have probably had to endure a dreaded break-up at some point in your life. However, the method used to deal with your ‘issue/break-up’ can either lead to a long run in the dumps or some future fortune. This list was constructed for those who turn to music to help them cope with their feelings.
CLICK HERE to check out the Top Ten Heartbreak Songs, and feel free to add songs via comment.
We were privy to a wide array of quality new from old beloved performers and slightly obnoxious hipsters. To commemorate and educate, I listed my favourite albums below:
1. Monsters of Folk – Monsters of Folk 2. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca 3. Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3 4. Modest Mouse – No One’s First and You’re Next 5. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 6. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion 7. Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King 8. Wilco – Wilco 9. Mos Def – The Ecstatic 10. Julian Casablancas – Phrazes for the Young
Note: I listen to mostly alternative music. If you’re looking for artists like Taylor Swift or Kelly Clarkson, I’d suggest the Billboard charts!!
The first time I listened to Alicia Keys’ chorus on ‘Empire State of Mind’, I felt a sudden urge to jump ship and move to NYC. It was as if I had listened to a commercial that, for once, actually swayed my current feeling. Since a move isn’t in the cards right now, I decided to do the next best thing…
CLICK HERE to check out the Top Ten City Songs, and surely let me know if I left off one of your most beloved!!
Musicians often take a stage name because their real name is dull, projects a bad image or is difficult to say. Sometimes names are used to attract attention and other times to retain anonymity. Regardless of the reason, I find stage names to be quite amusing and somewhat mysterious.
This week’s list commemorates the top-ten one-word stage names (solo acts only).
CLICK HERE to see what I came up with, and surely let me know if I left off one of your most beloved!!
Bonjour - Every time I turn on the television and watch Hank Moody explain his unparalleled love for the female species it makes me stop and take a minute to really appreciate their very existence. Yes, they act in manners that I cannot fully understand but without their presence I for one would be a much more bereaved individual.
With that said, CLICK HERE to see my list of the top-ten solo female artists and their definitive songs!!
Enjoy and have a fantastic day, The Ein(And remember if you want a particular playlist made, I’m always happy to hear from you!)
Wednesday was Remembrance Day in Canada... A day used to commemorate the sacrifices made by our ancestors to protect our freedoms and way of being. On the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of the year 1918, the major hostilities of World War One formally ended with Germany’s signing of the Armistice.
Consequently, this week’s list commemorates the top-ten peace ballads ever written.
CLICK HERE to see what I came up with, and surely let me know if I left off one of your favourites!!
As per the frequent warnings and commercials we see every day, I have decided to do my part to save the whales and dolphins* animals by dedicating one of my highly-essential playlists to them. In other words, I put together a list bands that have incorporated an animal (mammals and insects count) into their name.
CLICK HERE to see what I came up with, and surely let me know if I left off one of your favourites!!
Last week’s playlist was a salute to the 60’s revolutionaries who listened to psychedelic music, embraced sexuality and experimented with drugs - This week, we will address what that hippie legacy has left us with: Healthy foods, recycling, music festivals and the acceptance of sexual intercourse on prime-time television.
CLICK HERE to learn about ten contemporary hippies!!
Hey everyone - After Zack Taylor'scrazy-ass birthday party last weekend I must admit, waking up in the morning has become quite the task. With that being said, if the right song wakes me… it sets my mood for the whole day.
I put together a list of the top ten songs I like to wake up to, and would love to hear what you have to say about it.
This week’s list was really hard for me to write. I love music of all shapes and sizes, but when Antares Audio Technologies introduced us to the auto-tuner (a device used as a safety net by many performers to guarantee a good sound), I threw up in my mouth. What’s the point of listening for a voice when we know it’s been run through a box??
With that being said, I do like its usage in some of today’s modern music. SOMETIMES, and I emphasize SOMETIMES, artists (or producers) use the machine to create some pretty remarkable music.
Jay-Z makes a great point with ‘DOA (Death of Autotune)’, one of the tracks off his latest album The Blueprint 3 (which by the way, does not include any auto-tune usage). He stated that while some artists (T-Pain, Kanye and Lil’ Wayne) with an ear for melody use the device well, far too many others are using it as a crutch. Amen.
CLICK HERE to check out the top ten auto-tuned songs!!