Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrp-selloutThis Sunday – the Vinyl Resting Place sells out! That’s it – Now I know we’re going to annoy our regular listener – but we’re going pop-hits-top-of-the-charts same stuff everybody else plays sell-out. I’ve gone through the 9,783 recordings that hit the Hot 100 charts since January 1 2000 – I’ve put together a playlist with the following criteria:

1. The recording had to have been available on vinyl (well I can’t completely sell-out) – does not matter if its 12″, 7″, album or single. This, oddly, only eliminated about 741 songs (and none were a real loss).

2. The recordings had to not, well, suck. This eliminated 8,6113. of the 432 recordings remaining – pick out roughly 45 that I’d actually listen to with the volume on, and there you have it.

Now, some of these are really great songs, that will be turning up on people’s playlist for the next 30 years. Some got so much airplay, that you just cringe when they come on – but when you factor in the charm of distance – you begin wondering “what ever happened to that song, I used to hear it all the time”

Some are just fun – and a few are down right beautiful – Here’s the list I came up with. – If you don’t see a 21st Century favorite – let me know.  (next week it’s back the the regular format, sorry) See Ya’ll on Sunday…

2000 Christina Aguilera Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)
2016 Rachel Platten Stand by you
2015 Rachel Platten Fight Song
2001 Pink Get The Party Started
2000 Ricky Martin She Bangs
2000 Bon Jovi It’s My Life
2001 Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya And Pink Lady Marmalade
2001 Jennifer Lopez Love Don’t Cost A Thing
2003 Bowling For Soup Girl All The Bad Guys Want
2000 Faith Hill Breathe
2001 Enya Only Time
2002 Kelly Clarkson A Moment Like This
2006 Natasha Bedingfield Unwritten

2002 Vanessa Carlton A Thousand Miles
2001 A.T.C. Around The World (La La La La La)
2009 Jay Z + Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind
2001 Lee Greenwood God Bless The U.S.A. (2001 Single)
2002 Avril Lavigne Complicated
2002 Calling Wherever You Will Go
2002 Puddle Of Mudd Blurry
2002 Jimmy Eat World The Middle
2002 Kylie Minogue Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
2003 Kid Rock (Ft. Allison Moorer) Picture
2002 Puddle Of Mudd She Hates Me
2003 Evanescence (Ft. Paul Mccoy) Bring Me To Life
2004 Sheryl Crow The First Cut Is The Deepest
2006 K.T. Tunstall Black Horse And The Cherry Tree

2007 Colbie Caillat Bubbly
2005 Joe Nichols Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off
2004 Gretchen Wilson Redneck Woman
2008 Katy Perry Hot N Cold
2008 Sara Bareilles Love Song
2010 Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are
2011 Lady Gaga The Edge Of Glory
2012 Karmin Brokenhearted
2010 Lady Antebellum Need You Now
2013 Robin Thicke Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharr)
2013 One Direction Story Of My Life
2014 Sara Bareilles Brave
2013 P!nk Just Give Me A Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)
2014 Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

 

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