Boo! The Top 20 Halloween Songs Playlist

If you’re the type of person who leaves Christmas shopping until the very last minute, you’re probably also inclined to wait until just before Halloween to make a super-spooky playlist. In both cases, shame on you!

Fortunately for you, I’m willing to ...

Top 10 Rock Songs About… Rock

Typically, writing a rock and roll song about rock and roll is a pretty lame move. It’s sort of like writing a poem about writing poetry. By virtue of the fact that we’re listening to a rock song we’ve pretty much established ...

10 Classic Songs Inspired By Comic Book Superheroes

Comic book superheroes have been stirring imaginations for almost a century at this point, but it’s only been since the dawn of rock and roll that costumed do-gooders have regularly been immortalized in song as well. And while some ...

New Music: Eisley, “Drink the Water”

I love it when really good music comes out during the first half of the year. It makes it that much easier for me to get started on my year-end Best Of post. And so I’m especially excited about “Drink the ...

Top 15 Brian May Queen Songs

Over the course of Queen’s illustrious recording career, Brian May proved to not only be an outstanding guitarist but an incredibly talented and versatile songwriter. While the late Freddie Mercury was the focal point of the band during the band’s glorious ...

Chart Attack!, Episode 2

And we’re back! The plan was to run this episode in mid-March, but Lifton accidentally downloaded a virus to his computer and so part of this had to be re-recorded. Let that be a lesson to stay off those porn sites, ...

Top 10 Weird Hidden Album Tracks

While most bands are happy to have recorded any songs that people want to listen to, some relish in going out of their way to hide songs. Whether they’re left in weird places on records or CDs, or just tacked on ...

Top 10 Stone Temple Pilots Songs

Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland – no further information is available at this time.

With that tersely worded statement, released on February 27, it seems that the book has finally closed on the fulfilling but ...

Top 10 Ace Frehley Songs (Kiss and Solo)

There are two groups of music fans when it comes to Kiss co-founder and all-around weird guy Ace Frehley — those who love his songs and those who only think they don’t love his songs. I am firmly in the former ...

Before We Was Fab: Ruth Brown, “5-10-15 Hours”

While Ruth Brown never made much of an impact on the Billboard pop charts, her legacy and influence in the larger music world is incalculable. In the 1950s she was the Queen of R&B, and one of the artists primarily responsible ...

Top 10 Colin Moulding XTC Songs

Although he may not have been quite as prolific a songwriter as Andy Partridge, XTC’s Colin Moulding penned some of the great songs of the New Wave era and beyond. It would be rather easy, in fact, to put together a few unofficial ...

The 15 Best Rush Songs Since the 1990s

Well, the moment is finally here. Rush are finally members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whatever beef I may have with the Hall and their selection process, I can admit that it’s nice to see the band receive ...

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 72

Well, this is the end my friends. After 72 installments running over 16-plus months we at Popdose have listened the good, the bad, and the mediocre songs from Time-Life’s AM Gold series. Despite the notable lack of many of the biggest ...

The Weekly Mixtape: 3/4/11 (Five-Star Jazz)

The concept behind this week’s mixtape should be self-explanatory. This is a set of some of the best jazz music I’ve ever heard. The trouble with jazz, as most fans would agree, is that it’s really not something that should be ...

Wall of Voodoo: An Appreciation

The pop music landscape is littered with bands whose time in the limelight was cruelly short. And let’s be honest, most of them didn’t even deserve the little success they had. Wall of Voodoo, however, is not one of those groups.

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