Oh hi. Do you like our new look? We feel this one is more accurate, mainly because we do all actually have that much chest hair (yes, even Jason) and Jeff actually sported that haircut a couple of summers ago (humidity is not his friend). Special thanks to Dw. Dunphy for creating it for us!
So it’s been a few months, and we sincerely apologize. We recorded a kick-ass episode last month, but unfortunately, technical difficulties prevented us from being able to post it. We’re especially sad because it featured the phenomenal author (and Popdose contributor!) Brian Boone, who has written a fantastic new book entitled I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll (Except When I Hate It): Extremely Important Stuff About the Songs and Bands You Love, Hate, Love to Hate, and Hate to Love. Go out and buy this book today, people. You know when you look up an artist on Wikipedia and forty minutes later, you’ve disappeared down the Wikipedia Rabbit Hole? That’s what it’s like to read this book. You’ll finish it in about an hour and you will be desperately clamoring for a sequel the minute it’s done. It makes a perfect holiday gift for the music nerd in your life, or even just the casual music fan — they’ll be a music geek like the rest of it by the end!
Anyway, we’re back, and we thought it’d be fun to tackle another Billboard Top 10. Please join us for another episode of:
0:00 Jason went and saw the Bacon Brothers live and feels the need to talk about it. You can imagine where it goes from there. As usual, all roads lead to Mellowmas. We also recap Dave’s recent Earmageddon post and get into a discussion that involves arm wrestling competitions.
13:27 Okay, it’s CHART ATTACK! time! And we’re all pretty happy with the Top 10 from November 26, 1983!
10. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) — Michael Jackson
9. Crumblin’ Down – John Cougar Mellencamp
8. Heart and Soul — Huey Lewis and the News
7. Say It Isn’t So — Daryl Hall and John Oates
6. Love Is a Battlefield — Pat Benatar
5. Cum On Feel the Noize — Quiet Riot
4. Islands in the Stream — Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
3. Uptown Girl — Billy Joel
2. Say Say Say — Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
1. All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie
1:05:17 It’s after Thanksgiving, and so it’s officially okay to listen to Christmas music! Jason sends out some love to Tommy Emmanuel and his new instrumental Christmas album, All I Want For Christmas. Just try not to look at the cover. (Song: Tommy Emmanuel, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”)
1:08:14 Jeff endorses Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume One for Blu-ray. We all endorse Jeff endorsing this. (Song: Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny, “Kill the Wabbit” from What’s Opera, Doc?)
1:10:50 Dave endorses the fantastic album from Julian Velard, Mr. Saturday Night, which we all pretty much rushed out and grabbed after Jeff’s interview with Julian. Dave even saw him live! (Song: Julian Velard, “Love Again for the First Time”)
Wrappin’ It Up
Thanks so much for listening to us take apart this Top 10 — these are always fun discussions for us, so we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. If you like what you hear, please leave us a review on iTunes, and don’t forget to visit our Facebook fan page as well as the Popdose Twitter feed. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next month!