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Top Five Songs About Chairs

1. Elvis Costello, “Blue Chair” 2. Hoagy Carmichael, “Rockin’ Chair” 3. Neil Diamond, “I Am… I Said” 4. Jeff Buckley, “Musical Chairs” 5. Terence Trent D’Arby, “Dance Little Sister” The Carmichael song has been covered by everyone from Louis Armstrong to Frank Sinatra to Richard Thompson.

posted 1 March 2011 in Tasty Bits. 4 comments

1988 Countdown #84: Belinda Carlisle, “Circle in the Sand”

We return to a chortling Kevin Seal. Once again, he screams and jumps over the VJ desk to communicate his extreme state of overstimulation in regards to the top 100 of 1988. He points out that the “Circle in the Sand” video, being shot on the beach, marks a return to the setting of Belinda […]

posted 14 August 2008 in 1988. 1 comment

1988 Countdown #99: Crowded House, “Better Be Home Soon”

The lower reaches of this countdown seem to be filled with tracks that weren’t actually hits, but were presumably beloved of somebody in the MTV programming department. (Or maybe some favors were owed to record companies.) Take, for example, the non-hit “Better Be Home Soon,” from Crowded House’s second album Temple of Low Men. My […]

posted 13 May 2008 in 1988. 1 comment