Top 25 Songs for the Week of March 23, 2015

Every weekday at 11am (ct) I post a “Song of the Day” on my twitter feed (@mattclen2). Each “Song of the Day” is a recently released or currently played song which I think has some unique or interesting quality. Not all of them are great songs (though many are), but each of them is worth a listen.

Below is my compilation of the “Top 25 Songs of the Day”. Each Song of the Day is rotated onto the list for at least one week. The twenty other songs are carry-overs from previous weeks. This ranking is my opinion of the best music currently out there.

1. Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
Last Week: 1
Tweeted: January 9, 2015
Album: Talking Is Hard
Released: December 2, 2014
Genre: Alternative

2. Honey, I’m Good by Andy Grammer
Last Week: 4
Tweeted: March 5, 2015
Album: Magazines or Novels
Released: November 14, 2014
Genre: Pop

3. Baby Fat by Redtenbacher’s Funkestra
Last Week: 5
Tweeted: March 10, 2015
Album: Dr Hypenstein
Released: January 27, 2015
Genre: Soul

4. Uma Thurman by Fall Out Boy
Last Week: 16
Tweeted: March 13, 2015
Album: American Beauty/American Psycho
Released: January 12, 2015
Genre: Alternative

5. Pedestrian At Best by Courtney Barnett
Last Week: 3
Tweeted: March 3, 2015
Album: Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Released: January 30, 2015
Genre: Rock

6. Ghost by Ella Henderson
Last Week: 2
Tweeted: January 6, 2015
Album: Ghost
Released: July 29, 2014
Genre: Pop

7. What Were You Waiting For by Rose’s Pawn Shop
Last Week: 8
Tweeted: February 9, 2015
Album: Gravity Well
Released: September 9, 2014
Genre: Folk

8. Break the Rules by Charli XCX
Last Week: 6
Tweeted: January 13, 2015
Album: Sucker
Released: August 19, 2014
Genre: Pop

9. I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons
Last Week: 7
Tweeted: January 2, 2015
Album: I Bet My Life
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Pop

10. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Last Week: 10
Tweeted: November 3, 2014
Album: X
Released: June 23, 2014
Genre: Pop

11. Gods of the West by American Scarecrows
Last Week: 9
Tweeted: November 6, 2014
Album: Yesteryear
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Rock

12. No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross by Sujan Stevens
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 26, 2015
Album: Carrie & Lowell
Released: February 16, 2015
Genre: Alternative

13. Somebody Was Watching by Pops Staples
Last Week: 11
Tweeted: March 12, 2015
Album: Don’t Lose This
Released: January 13, 2015
Genre: Alternative

14. Not This Time by The 2 Bears
Last Week: 15
Tweeted: February 27, 2015
Album: Not This Time
Released: November 17, 2014
Genre: Electronic

15. Ain’t Worth the Whiskey by Cole Swindell
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 17, 2015
Album: Ain’t Worth the Whiskey
Released: February 11, 2014
Genre: Country

16. Lonely Daze by Kate Tempest
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 23, 2015
Album: Lonely Daze
Released: March 11, 2014
Genre: Hip Hop

17. Pop Virgil by The Stanley Clarke Band
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 27, 2015
Album: Up
Released: August 20, 2014
Genre: Jazz

18. Shots by Imagine Dragons
Last Week: 24
Tweeted: March 6, 2015
Album: Smoke + Mirrors
Released: January 27, 2015
Genre: Alternative

19. Crown by Run the Jewels ft Diane Coffee
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 24, 2015
Album: Run the Jewels 2
Released: October 24, 2014
Genre: Hip Hop

20. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Last Week: 14
Tweeted: January 1, 2015
Album: Uptown Funk
Released: November 10, 2014
Genre: Pop

21. Yours to Shake by Greylag
Last Week: 13
Tweeted: January 23, 2015
Album: Greylag
Released: October 14, 2014
Genre: Alternative

22. FourFiveSeconds by Rihanna Kanye West, and Paul McCartney
Last Week: 17
Tweeted: March 9, 2015
Album: FourFiveSeconds
Released: January 24, 2015
Genre: Pop

23. Firt and the Last to Know by Joseph Giant
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 25, 2015
Album: Lucky Love
Released: October 14, 2014
Genre: Alternative

24. Little Red Wagon by Miranda Lambert
Last Week: 12
Tweeted: March 4, 2015
Album: Platinum
Released: June 3, 2014
Genre: Country

25. Take It On Back by Chase Bryant
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 19, 2015
Album: Chase Bryant
Released: September 23, 2014
Genre: Country

 

Dropping off (Last Week’s Rank, Song, Date Tweeted):
• 20. Rather Be by Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne (August 11, 2014)*
• 23. Our Lives Our Time by Chadwick Stokes (February 2, 2015)*
• 22. Ohio (Filous Remix) by Damien Jurado (Februay 12, 2015)*
• 21. Prayer in C by Lilly Wood & The Prick ft Robin Schulz (January 8, 2015)*
• 25. Leaf Off/The Cave by Jose Gonzalez (March 11, 2015)*
• 17. Lampshades On Fire by Modest Mouse (March 18, 2015
• 18. Elastic Heart by Sia (March 16, 2015)
• 19. Keep Your Promises by Sean Watkins (January 2, 2015)
• 18. The Days by Avicii (October 30, 2014)
• 24. Cecilia and the Satellite by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (March 20, 2015)

*Last week

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Top 25 Songs for the Week of March 9, 2015

Every weekday at 11am (ct) I post a “Song of the Day” on my twitter feed (@mattclen2). Each “Song of the Day” is a recently released or currently played song which I think has some unique or interesting quality. Not all of them are great songs (though many are), but each of them is worth a listen.

Below is my compilation of the “Top 25 Songs of the Day”. Each Song of the Day is rotated onto the list for at least one week. The twenty other songs are carry-overs from previous weeks. This ranking is my opinion of the best music currently out there.

1. Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
Last Week: 1
Tweeted: January 9, 2015
Album: Talking Is Hard
Released: December 2, 2014
Genre: Alternative

2. Ghost by Ella Henderson
Last Week: 2
Tweeted: January 6, 2015
Album: Ghost
Released: July 29, 2014
Genre: Pop

3. Pedestrian At Best by Courtney Barnett
Last Week: 5
Tweeted: March 3, 2015
Album: Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Released: January 30, 2015
Genre: Rock

4. Honey, I’m Good by Andy Grammer
Last Week: 8
Tweeted: March 5, 2015
Album: Magazines or Novels
Released: November 14, 2014
Genre: Pop

5. Baby Fat by Redtenbacher’s Funkestra
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 10, 2015
Album: Dr Hypenstein
Released: January 27, 2015
Genre: Soul

6. Break the Rules by Charli XCX
Last Week: 4
Tweeted: January 13, 2015
Album: Sucker
Released: August 19, 2014
Genre: Pop

7. I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons
Last Week: 6
Tweeted: January 2, 2015
Album: I Bet My Life
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Pop

8. What Were You Waiting For by Rose’s Pawn Shop
Last Week: 13
Tweeted: February 9, 2015
Album: Gravity Well
Released: September 9, 2014
Genre: Folk

9. Gods of the West by American Scarecrows
Last Week: 7
Tweeted: November 6, 2014
Album: Yesteryear
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Rock

10. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Last Week: 9
Tweeted: November 3, 2014
Album: X
Released: June 23, 2014
Genre: Pop

11. Somebody Was Watching by Pops Staples
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 12, 2015
Album: Don’t Lose This
Released: January 13, 2015
Genre: Alternative

12. Little Red Wagon by Miranda Lambert
Last Week: 10
Tweeted: March 4, 2015
Album: Platinum
Released: June 3, 2014
Genre: Country

13. Yours to Shake by Greylag
Last Week: 15
Tweeted: January 23, 2015
Album: Greylag
Released: October 14, 2014
Genre: Alternative

14. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Last Week: 3
Tweeted: January 1, 2015
Album: Uptown Funk
Released: November 10, 2014
Genre: Pop

15. Not This Time by The 2 Bears
Last Week: 16
Tweeted: February 27, 2015
Album: Not This Time
Released: November 17, 2014
Genre: Electronic

16. Uma Thurman by Fall Out Boy
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 13, 2015
Album: American Beauty/American Psycho
Released: January 12, 2015
Genre: Alternative

17. FourFiveSeconds by Rihannam Kanye West, and Paul McCartney
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 9, 2015
Album: FourFiveSeconds
Released: January 24, 2015
Genre: Pop

18. The Days by Avicii
Last Week: 14
Tweeted: October 30, 2014
Album: The Days
Released: October 3, 2014
Genre: Electronic

19. Keep Your Promises by Sean Watkins
Last Week: 19
Tweeted: January 26, 2015
Album: All I Do is Lie
Released: June 30, 2014
Genre: Folk

20. Rather Be by Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
Last Week: 11
Tweeted: August 11, 2014
Album: New Eyes
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Dance

21. Prayer in C by Lilly Wood & The Prick ft Robin Schulz
Last Week: 12
Tweeted: January 8, 2015
Album: Prayer in C
Released: August 6, 2014
Genre: Electronic

22. Ohio (Filous Remix) by Damien Jurado
Last Week: 18
Tweeted: February 12, 2015
Album: Ohio (Filous Remix)
Released: November 20, 2014
Genre: Electronic

23. Our Lives Our Time by Chadwick Stokes
Last Week: 24
Tweeted: February 2, 2015
Album: The Horse Comanche
Released: October 28, 2014
Genre: Rock

24. Shots by Imagine Dragons
Last Week: 17
Tweeted: March 6, 2015
Album: Smoke + Mirrors
Released: January 27, 2015
Genre: Alternative

25. Leaf Off/The Cave by Jose Gonzalez
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 11, 2015
Album: Vestiges & Claws
Released: January 19, 2015
Genre: Pop

 

Dropping off (Last Week’s Rank, Song, Date Tweeted):
• 25. Never Coming Down by Guster (February 16, 2015)
• 21. Blood on Your Bootheels by Caroline Rose (January 29, 2015)
• 23. Kansas City by The New Basement Tapes (March 2, 2015)
• 20. God Made Girls by RaeLynn (January 7, 2015)
• 22. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith (November 13, 2014)

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Top 25 Songs for the Week of March 2, 2015

Every weekday at 11am (ct) I post a “Song of the Day” on my twitter feed (@mattclen2). Each “Song of the Day” is a recently released or currently played song which I think has some unique or interesting quality. Not all of them are great songs (though many are), but each of them is worth a listen.

Below is my compilation of the “Top 25 Songs of the Day”. Each Song of the Day is rotated onto the list for at least one week. The twenty other songs are carry-overs from previous weeks. This ranking is my opinion of the best music currently out there.

1. Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
Last Week: 1
Tweeted: January 9, 2015
Album: Talking Is Hard
Released: December 2, 2014
Genre: Alternative

2. Ghost by Ella Henderson
Last Week: 4
Tweeted: January 6, 2015
Album: Ghost
Released: July 29, 2014
Genre: Pop

3. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Last Week: 3
Tweeted: January 1, 2015
Album: Uptown Funk
Released: November 10, 2014
Genre: Pop

4. Break the Rules by Charli XCX
Last Week: 5
Tweeted: January 13, 2015
Album: Sucker
Released: August 19, 2014
Genre: Pop

5. Pedestrian At Best by Courtney Barnett
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 3, 2015
Album: Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Released: January 30, 2015
Genre: Rock

6. I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons
Last Week: 2
Tweeted: January 2, 2015
Album: I Bet My Life
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Pop

7. Gods of the West by American Scarecrows
Last Week: 6
Tweeted: November 6, 2014
Album: Yesteryear
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Rock

8. Honey, I’m Good by Andy Grammer
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 5, 2015
Album: Magazines or Novels
Released: November 14, 2014
Genre: Pop

9. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Last Week: 7
Tweeted: November 3, 2014
Album: X
Released: June 23, 2014
Genre: Pop

10. Little Red Wagon by Miranda Lambert
Last Week: –
Tweeted: March 4, 2015
Album: Platinum
Released: June 3, 2014
Genre: Country

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Top 25 Songs for the Week of February 23, 2015

Every weekday at 11am (ct) I post a “Song of the Day” on my twitter feed (@mattclen2). Each “Song of the Day” is a recently released or currently played song which I think has some unique or interesting quality. Not all of them are great songs (though many are), but each of them is worth a listen.

Below is my compilation of the “Top 25 Songs of the Day”. Each Song of the Day is rotated onto the list for at least one week. The twenty other songs are carry-overs from previous weeks. This ranking is my opinion of the best music currently out there.

1. Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
Last Week: 1
Tweeted: January 9, 2015
Album: Talking Is Hard
Released: December 2, 2014
Genre: Alternative

2. I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons
Last Week: 2
Tweeted: January 2, 2015
Album: I Bet My Life
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Pop

3. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Last Week: 3
Tweeted: January 1, 2015
Album: Uptown Funk
Released: November 10, 2014
Genre: Pop

4. Ghost by Ella Henderson
Last Week: 4
Tweeted: January 6, 2015
Album: Ghost
Released: July 29, 2014
Genre: Pop

5. Break the Rules by Charli XCX
Last Week: 5
Tweeted: January 13, 2015
Album: Sucker
Released: August 19, 2014
Genre: Pop

6. Gods of the West by American Scarecrows
Last Week: 7
Tweeted: November 6, 2014
Album: Yesteryear
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Rock

7. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Last Week: 6
Tweeted: November 3, 2014
Album: X
Released: June 23, 2014
Genre: Pop

8. What Were You Waiting For by Rose’s Pawn Shop
Last Week: 16
Tweeted: February 9, 2015
Album: Gravity Well
Released: September 9, 2014
Genre: Folk

9. Ohio (Filous Remix) by Damien Jurado
Last Week: 18
Tweeted: February 12, 2015
Album: Ohio (Filous Remix)
Released: November 20, 2014
Genre: Electronic

10. Rather Be by Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
Last Week: 10
Tweeted: August 11, 2014
Album: New Eyes
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Dance

11. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith
Last Week: 9
Tweeted: November 13, 2014
Album: In the Lonely Hour
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Pop

12. The Days by Avicii
Last Week: 14
Tweeted: October 30, 2014
Album: The Days
Released: October 3, 2014
Genre: Electronic

13. Our Lives Our Time by Chadwick Stokes
Last Week: 19
Tweeted: February 2, 2015
Album: The Horse Comanche
Released: October 28, 2014
Genre: Rock

14. Prayer in C by Lilly Wood & The Prick ft Robin Schulz
Last Week: 8
Tweeted: January 8, 2015
Album: Prayer in C
Released: August 6, 2014
Genre: Electronic

15. Yours to Shake by Greylag
Last Week: 11
Tweeted: January 23, 2015
Album: Greylag
Released: October 14, 2014
Genre: Alternative

16. Not This Time by The 2 Bears
Last Week: –
Tweeted: February 27, 2015
Album: Not This Time
Released: November 17, 2014
Genre: Electronic

17. God Made Girls by RaeLynn
Last Week: 15
Tweeted: January 7, 2015
Album: God Made Girls
Released: July 1, 2014
Genre: Country

18. Blood on Your Bootheels by Caroline Rose
Last Week: 23
Tweeted: January 29, 2015
Album: I Will Not Be Afraid
Released: August 19, 2014
Genre: Folk

19. Never Coming Down by Guster
Last Week: –
Tweeted: February 16, 2015
Album: Evermotion
Released: November 4, 2014
Genre: Alternative

20. Harvest Home by The Mark Lanegan Band
Last Week: –
Tweeted: February 18, 2015
Album: Phantom Radio
Released: October 21, 2014
Genre: Alternative

21. Tell Me Anything (Turn To Gold) by Chuck Prophet
Last Week: –
Tweeted: February 24, 2015
Album: Night Surfer
Released: September 23, 2014
Genre: Alternative

22. Keep Your Promises by Sean Watkins
Last Week: 22
Tweeted: January 26, 2015
Album: All I Do is Lie
Released: June 30, 2014
Genre: Folk

23. Bad Attitude by Wampire
Last Week: –
Tweeted: February 25, 2015
Album: Bazaar
Released: October 7, 2014
Genre: Alternative

24. Whipped by Bonnie “Prince” Billy
Last Week: –
Tweeted: February 26, 2015
Album: The B-Sides For Time To Be Clear
Released: February 28, 2012
Genre: Rock

25. Feel Safe by All We Are
Last Week: –
Tweeted: February 23, 2015
Album: All We Are
Released: February 3, 2015
Genre: Alternative

 

Dropping off (Last Week’s Rank, Song, Date Tweeted):
• *12. Boy by John Mark Nelson (August 21, 2014)
• *20. Everyday Away From You by Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal (February 6, 2015)
• *21. Wishing Well by Barbara Jean ft Mason Jennings and Chastity Brown (February 10, 2015)
• *24. Glory Days by Carl Barat and the Jackals (February 11, 2015)
• *25. Body by Niia (February 13, 2015)
• 13. Carousel Ride by Rubblebucket (August 4, 2014)
• 17. The Nights by Avicii (January 19, 2015)
• 19. 501-415 by Allah-Las (February 17, 2015)
• 22. Big Time Nashville Star by Shakey Graves ft Esmé Patterson (February 19, 2015)
• 23. Red Dress by Ben Ottewell (February 20, 2015)

*Dropped off last week

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Top 25 Songs for the Week of February 9, 2015

Every weekday at 11am (ct) I post a “Song of the Day” on my twitter feed (@mattclen2). Each “Song of the Day” is a recently released or currently played song which I think has some unique or interesting quality. Not all of them are great songs (though many are), but each of them is worth a listen.

Below is my compilation of the “Top 25 Songs of the Day”. Each Song of the Day is rotated onto the list for at least one week. The twenty other songs are carry-overs from previous weeks. This ranking is my opinion of the best music currently out there.

1. Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
Last Week: 1
Tweeted: January 9, 2015
Album: Talking Is Hard
Released: December 2, 2014
Genre: Alternative

2. I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons
Last Week: 3
Tweeted: January 2, 2015
Album: I Bet My Life
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Pop

3. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Last Week: 2
Tweeted: January 1, 2015
Album: Uptown Funk
Released: November 10, 2014
Genre: Pop

4. Ghost by Ella Henderson
Last Week: 4
Tweeted: January 6, 2015
Album: Ghost
Released: July 29, 2014
Genre: Pop

5. Break the Rules by Charli XCX
Last Week: 10
Tweeted: January 13, 2015
Album: Sucker
Released: August 19, 2014
Genre: Pop

6. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Last Week: 7
Tweeted: November 3, 2014
Album: X
Released: June 23, 2014
Genre: Pop

7. Gods of the West by American Scarecrows
Last Week: 6
Tweeted: November 6, 2014
Album: Yesteryear
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Rock

8. Prayer in C by Lilly Wood & The Prick ft Robin Schulz
Last Week: 5
Tweeted: January 8, 2015
Album: Prayer in C
Released: August 6, 2014
Genre: Electronic

9. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith
Last Week: 9
Tweeted: November 13, 2014
Album: In the Lonely Hour
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Pop

10. Rather Be by Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
Last Week: 12
Tweeted: August 11, 2014
Album: New Eyes
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Dance

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Top 25 Songs for the Week of February 2, 2015

Every weekday at 11am (ct) I post a “Song of the Day” on my twitter feed (@mattclen2). Each “Song of the Day” is a recently released or currently played song which I think has some unique or interesting quality. Not all of them are great songs (though many are), but each of them is worth a listen.

Below is my compilation of the “Top 25 Songs of the Day”. Each Song of the Day is rotated onto the list for at least one week. The twenty other songs are carry-overs from previous weeks. This ranking is my opinion of the best music currently out there.

1. Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
Last Week: 1
Tweeted: January 9, 2015
Album: Talking Is Hard
Released: December 2, 2014
Genre: Alternative

2. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Last Week: 3
Tweeted: January 1, 2015
Album: Uptown Funk
Released: November 10, 2014
Genre: Pop

3. I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons
Last Week: 2
Tweeted: January 2, 2015
Album: I Bet My Life
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Pop

4. Ghost by Ella Henderson
Last Week: 5
Tweeted: January 6, 2015
Album: Ghost
Released: July 29, 2014
Genre: Pop

5. Prayer in C by Lilly Wood & The Prick ft Robin Schulz
Last Week: 12
Tweeted: January 8, 2015
Album: Prayer in C
Released: August 6, 2014
Genre: Electronic

6. Gods of the West by American Scarecrows
Last Week: 4
Tweeted: November 6, 2014
Album: Yesteryear
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Rock

7. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Last Week: 6
Tweeted: November 3, 2014
Album: X
Released: June 23, 2014
Genre: Pop

8. God Made Girls by RaeLynn
Last Week: 8
Tweeted: January 7, 2015
Album: God Made Girls
Released: July 1, 2014
Genre: Country

9. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith
Last Week: 7
Tweeted: November 13, 2014
Album: In the Lonely Hour
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Pop

10. Break the Rules by Charli XCX
Last Week: 9
Tweeted: January 13, 2015
Album: Sucker
Released: August 19, 2014
Genre: Pop

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Top 25 Songs for the Week of January 26, 2015

Every weekday at 11am (ct) I post a “Song of the Day” on my twitter feed (@mattclen2). Each “Song of the Day” is a recently released or currently played song which I think has some unique or interesting quality. Not all of them are great songs (though many are), but each of them is worth a listen.

Below is my compilation of the “Top 25 Songs of the Day”. Each Song of the Day is rotated onto the list for at least one week. The twenty other songs are carry-overs from previous weeks. This ranking is my opinion of the best music currently out there.

1. Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
Last Week: 3
Tweeted: January 9, 2015
Album: Talking Is Hard
Released: December 2, 2014
Genre: Alternative

2. I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons
Last Week: 2
Tweeted: January 2, 2015
Album: I Bet My Life
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Pop

3. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Last Week: 1
Tweeted: January 1, 2015
Album: Uptown Funk
Released: November 10, 2014
Genre: Pop

4. Gods of the West by American Scarecrows
Last Week: 5
Tweeted: November 6, 2014
Album: Yesteryear
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Rock

5. Ghost by Ella Henderson
Last Week: 7
Tweeted: January 6, 2015
Album: Ghost
Released: July 29, 2014
Genre: Pop

6. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Last Week: 4
Tweeted: November 3, 2014
Album: X
Released: June 23, 2014
Genre: Pop

7. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith
Last Week: 8
Tweeted: November 13, 2014
Album: In the Lonely Hour
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Pop

8. God Made Girls by RaeLynn
Last Week: 12
Tweeted: January 7, 2015
Album: God Made Girls
Released: July 1, 2014
Genre: Country

9. Break the Rules by Charli XCX
Last Week: 17
Tweeted: January 13, 2015
Album: Sucker
Released: August 19, 2014
Genre: Pop

10. Hang My Head in Shame by Pete Molinari ft Barrie Cadogan
Last Week: 6
Tweeted: December 3, 2014
Album: Theosophy
Released: June 3, 2014
Genre: Folk

11. The Nights by Avicii
Last Week: 18
Tweeted: January 19, 2015
Album: The Days/Nights
Released: December 1, 2014
Genre: Electronic

12. Prayer in C by Lilly Wood & The Prick ft Robin Schulz
Last Week: 23
Tweeted: January 8, 2015
Album: Prayer in C
Released: August 6, 2014
Genre: Electronic

13. Boy by John Mark Nelson
Last Week: 10
Tweeted: August 21, 2014
Album: Sings the Moon
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Alternative

14. Rather Be by Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
Last Week: 14
Tweeted: August 11, 2014
Album: New Eyes
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Dance

15. Carousel Ride by Rubblebucket
Last Week: 16
Tweeted: August 4, 2014
Album: Carousel Ride
Released: July 22, 2014
Genre: Rock

16. Sunshine by Flight Facilities ft Reggie Watts
Last Week: 21
Tweeted: January 20, 2015
Album: Down to Earth
Released: October 22, 2014
Genre: Electronic

17. Stepchild by Jerry Lee Lewis
Last Week: 19
Tweeted: January 16, 2015
Album: Rock & Roll Time
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Rock

18. The Days by Avicii
Last Week: 20
Tweeted: October 30, 2014
Album: The Days
Released: October 3, 2014
Genre: Electronic

19. Blood on Your Bootheels by Caroline Rose
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 29, 2015
Album: I Will Not Be Afraid
Released: August 19, 2014
Genre: Folk

20. Wildfires by Mariachi El Bronx
Last Week: 15
Tweeted: January 22, 2015
Album: Wildfires
Released: October 7, 2014
Genre: Alternative

21. Keep Your Promises by Sean Watkins
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 26, 2015
Album: All I Do is Lie
Released: June 30, 2014
Genre: Folk

22. Yours to Shake by Greylag
Last Week: 25
Tweeted: January 23, 2015
Album: Greylag
Released: October 14, 2014
Genre: Alternative

23. New South Africa by Bela Fleck
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 28, 2015
Album: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Released: October 7, 2014
Genre: Bluegrass

24. Gold Digger by Yusuf/Cat Stevens
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 27, 2015
Album: Tell ‘Em I’m Gone
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Rock

25. Runaway by Electric Youth
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 30, 2015
Album: Innerworld
Released: September 29, 2014
Genre: Electronic

 

Dropping off (Last Week’s Rank, Song, Date Tweeted):
• 9. Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer by Old Crow Medicine Show (December 9, 2014)
• 22. Steal My Girl by One Direction (November 17, 2014)
• 13. Elephant in the Corn by Nickel Creek (November 19, 2014)
• 11. The Last Goodbye by Billy Boyd (December 24, 2014)
• 24. Milly’s Garden by Steve Gunn (January 21, 2015)

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Top 25 Songs for the Week of January 19, 2015

Every weekday at 11am (ct) I post a “Song of the Day” on my twitter feed (@mattclen2). Each “Song of the Day” is a recently released or currently played song which I think has some unique or interesting quality. Not all of them are great songs (though many are), but each of them is worth a listen.

Below is my compilation of the “Top 25 Songs of the Day”. Each Song of the Day is rotated onto the list for at least one week. The twenty other songs are carry-overs from previous weeks. This ranking is my opinion of the best music currently out there.

1. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Last Week: 1
Tweeted: January 1, 2015
Album: Uptown Funk
Released: November 10, 2014
Genre: Pop

2. I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons
Last Week: 2
Tweeted: January 2, 2015
Album: I Bet My Life
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Pop

3. Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
Last Week: 10
Tweeted: January 9, 2015
Album: Talking Is Hard
Released: December 2, 2014
Genre: Alternative

4. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Last Week: 3
Tweeted: November 3, 2014
Album: X
Released: June 23, 2014
Genre: Pop

5. Gods of the West by American Scarecrows
Last Week: 8
Tweeted: November 6, 2014
Album: Yesteryear
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Rock

6. Hang My Head in Shame by Pete Molinari ft Barrie Cadogan
Last Week: 5
Tweeted: December 3, 2014
Album: Theosophy
Released: June 3, 2014
Genre: Folk

7. Ghost by ella Henderson
Last Week: 14
Tweeted: January 6, 2015
Album: Ghost
Released: July 29, 2014
Genre: Pop

8. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith
Last Week: 6
Tweeted: November 13, 2014
Album: In the Lonely Hour
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Pop

9. Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer by Old Crow Medicine Show
Last Week: 9
Tweeted: December 9, 2014
Album: Remedy
Released: July 1, 2014
Genre: Bluegrass

10. Boy by John Mark Nelson
Last Week: 11
Tweeted: August 21, 2014
Album: Sings the Moon
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Alternative

11. The Last Goodbye by Billy Boyd
Last Week: 15
Tweeted: December 24, 2014
Album: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Released: November 17, 2014
Genre: Folk

12. God Made Girls by RaeLynn
Last Week: 16
Tweeted: January 7, 2015
Album: God Made Girls
Released: July 1, 2014
Genre: Country

13. Elephant in the Corn by Nickel Creek
Last Week: 7
Tweeted: November 19, 2014
Album: A Dotted Line
Released: April 1, 2014
Genre: Bluegrass

14. Rather Be by Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
Last Week: 12
Tweeted: August 11, 2014
Album: New Eyes
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Dance

15. Wildfires by Mariachi El Bronx
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 22, 2015
Album: Wildfires
Released: October 7, 2014
Genre: Alternative

16. Carousel Ride by Rubblebucket
Last Week: 13
Tweeted: August 4, 2014
Album: Carousel Ride
Released: July 22, 2014
Genre: Rock

17. Break the Rules by Charli XCX
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 13, 2015
Album: Sucker
Released: August 19, 2014
Genre: Pop

18. The Nights by Avicii
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 19, 2015
Album: The Days/Nights
Released: December 1, 2014
Genre: Electronic

19. Stepchild by Jerry Lee Lewis
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 16, 2015
Album: Rock & Roll Time
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Rock

20. The Days by Avicii
Last Week: 4
Tweeted: October 30, 2014
Album: The Days
Released: October 3, 2014
Genre: Electronic

21. Sunshine by Flight Facilities ft Reggie Watts
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 20, 2015
Album: Down to Earth
Released: October 22, 2014
Genre: Electronic

22. Steal My Girl by One Direction
Last Week: 17
Tweeted: November 17, 2014
Album: Steal My Girl
Released: September 29, 2014
Genre: Pop

23. Prayer in C by Lilly Wood & The Prick ft Robin Schulz
Last Week: 21
Tweeted: January 8, 2015
Album: Prayer in C
Released: August 6, 2014
Genre: Electronic

24. Milly’s Garden by Steve Gunn
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 21, 2015
Album: Way Out Weather
Released: October 7, 2014
Genre: Alternative

25. Yours to Shake by Greylag
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 23, 2015
Album: Greylag
Released: October 14, 2014
Genre: Alternative

 

Dropping off (Last Week’s Rank, Song, Date Tweeted):
• 19. Somebody to Break Your Heart by Robyn Hitchcock (December 4, 2014)*
• 20. Rainy Day Woman by Kat Edmonson (December 8, 2014) *
• 21. The Door by D’Angelo and The Vanguard (December 31, 2014) *
• 17. Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde (December 3, 2014) *
• 22. FaLaLaLaLove Ya by Nikki Lane (December 22, 2014) *
• 23. Betray My Heart by D’Angelo and The Vanguard (January 12, 2015)
• 18. Lips Are Movin’ by Meghan Trainor (January 5, 2015)
• 16. Fireball by Pitbull ft John Ryan (September 17, 2014
• 24. Bored in the USA by Father John Misty (January 15, 2015)
• 25. Birth in Reverse by St. Vincent (January 14, 2014)

* Two weeks ago

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Top 25 Songs for the Week of January 5, 2015

Every weekday at 11am (ct) I post a “Song of the Day” on my twitter feed (@mattclen2). Each “Song of the Day” is a recently released or currently played song which I think has some unique or interesting quality. Not all of them are great songs (though many are), but each of them is worth a listen.

Below is my compilation of the “Top 25 Songs of the Day”. Each Song of the Day is rotated onto the list for at least one week. The twenty other songs are carry-overs from previous weeks. This ranking is my opinion of the best music currently out there.

1. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Last Week: 1
Tweeted: January 1, 2015
Album: Uptown Funk
Released: November 10, 2014
Genre: Pop

2. I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons
Last Week: 9
Tweeted: January 2, 2015
Album: I Bet My Life
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Pop

3. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Last Week: 3
Tweeted: November 3, 2014
Album: X
Released: June 23, 2014
Genre: Pop

4. The Days by Avicii
Last Week: 5
Tweeted: October 30, 2014
Album: The Days
Released: October 3, 2014
Genre: Electronic

5. Hang My Head in Shame by Pete Molinari ft Barrie Cadogan
Last Week: 11
Tweeted: December 3, 2014
Album: Theosophy
Released: June 3, 2014
Genre: Folk

6. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith
Last Week: 6
Tweeted: November 13, 2014
Album: In the Lonely Hour
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Pop

7. Elephant in the Corn by Nickel Creek
Last Week: 2
Tweeted: November 19, 2014
Album: A Dotted Line
Released: April 1, 2014
Genre: Bluegrass

8. Gods of the West by American Scarecrows
Last Week: 7
Tweeted: November 6, 2014
Album: Yesteryear
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Rock

9. Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer by Old Crow Medicine Show
Last Week: 12
Tweeted: December 9, 2014
Album: Remedy
Released: July 1, 2014
Genre: Bluegrass

10. Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 9, 2015
Album: Talking Is Hard
Released: December 2, 2014
Genre: Alternative

11. Boy by John Mark Nelson
Last Week: 15
Tweeted: August 21, 2014
Album: Sings the Moon
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Alternative

12. Rather Be by Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
Last Week: 4
Tweeted: August 11, 2014
Album: New Eyes
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Dance

13. Carousel Ride by Rubblebucket
Last Week: 8
Tweeted: August 4, 2014
Album: Carousel Ride
Released: July 22, 2014
Genre: Rock

14. Ghost by ella Henderson
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 6, 2015
Album: Ghost
Released: July 29, 2014
Genre: Pop

15. The Last Goodbye by Billy Boyd
Last Week: 10
Tweeted: December 24, 2014
Album: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Released: November 17, 2014
Genre: Folk

16. God Made Girls by RaeLynn
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 7, 2015
Album: God Made Girls
Released: July 1, 2014
Genre: Country

17. Steal My Girl by One Direction
Last Week: 16
Tweeted: November 17, 2014
Album: Steal My Girl
Released: September 29, 2014
Genre: Pop

18. Lips Are Movin’ by Meghan Trainor
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 5, 2015
Album: Title
Released: October 21, 2014
Genre: Pop

19. Somebody to Break Your Heart by Robyn Hitchcock
Last Week: 20
Tweeted: December 4, 2014
Album: The Man Upstairs
Released: August 26, 2014
Genre: Alternative

20. Rainy Day Woman by Kat Edmonson
Last Week: 19
Tweeted: December 8, 2014
Album: The Big Picture
Released: July 22, 2014
Genre: Pop

21. Prayer in C by Lilly Wood & The Prick ft Robin Schulz
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 8, 2015
Album: Prayer in C
Released: August 6, 2014
Genre: Electronic

22. Fireball by Pitbull ft John Ryan
Last Week: 18
Tweeted: September 17, 2014
Album: Fireball
Released: July 23, 2014
Genre: Pop

23. Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde
Last Week: 21
Tweeted: December 29, 2014
Album: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I
Released: December 3, 2014
Genre: Pop

24. The Door by D’Angelo and The Vanguard
Last Week: 25
Tweeted: December 31, 2014
Album: Black Messiah
Released: December 15, 2014
Genre: R&B

25. FaLaLaLaLove Ya by Nikki Lane
Last Week: 22
Tweeted: December 22, 2014
Album: An Americana Christmas
Released: October 14, 2014
Genre: Rock

 

Dropping off (Last Week’s Rank, Song, Date Tweeted):
• 24. Blank Space by Taylor Swift (December 26, 2014)
• 14. Really Love by D’Angelo and the Vanguard (December 15, 2014)
• 17. Heroes (We Could Be) by Alesso ft Tove Lo (November 28, 2014)
• 13. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift (December 30, 2014)
• 23. The Hanging Tree by James Newton Howard ft Jennifer Lawrence (December 25, 2014)

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Top 50 Songs of 2014

It’s always hard to trim down all of the great music that gets put out in a given year to a top 50. I used to try to do a top 40 but that was just too much. What follows are, what I consider to be, the 50 best songs of the past year. I would rate the first 13 songs as worthy of going on the all-time play list; however, the other 37 on this list are certainly worth keeping in the rotation.

Top 50 of 2014

1. Best Day Of My Life by American Authors

2. Riptide by Vance Joy
3. Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz
4. Me And My Broken Heart by Rixton
5. Take Me Home (feat. Bebe Rexha) by Cash Cash
6. The Man by Aloe Blacc
7. Take Me to Church by Hozier
8. Turn Down for What by DJ Snake & Lil Jon
9. Turtles All the Way Down by Sturgill Simpson

10. The Days by Avicii
11. Come With Me Now by Kongos
12. Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) by Clean Bandit
13. Carousel Ride by Rubblebucket
14. She Looks So Perfect by 5 Seconds Of Summer
15. #SELFIE by The Chainsmokers
16. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
17. Boy by John Mark Nelson
18. A Long Day by Mally
19. Fireball by Pitbull feat. John Ryan
20. Cruel City by Augustines
21. Divisionary (Do The Right Thing) by Ages and Ages
22. On Top Of The World by Imagine Dragons
23. Timber feat. Ke$ha by Pitbull
24. Hey Brother by Avicii
25. Bitter by Atmosphere

26. I’m Not The Only One by Sam Smith
27. American Kids by Kenny Chesney
28. Rude by Magic!
29. Where I’m From by Eels

30. All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
31. Girls Chase Boys by Ingrid Michaelson
32. Bang Data by Bang Data
33. Something About Knowing by Maria Taylor
34. Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins) by Shad
35. Let’s Be Still by The Head and the Heart
36. My Sweet Summer by Dirty Heads
37. Beachin’ by Jake Owen
38. A House Is A Home by Ben Harper

39. Gunpowder on the Letter by Cody Chesnutt
40. I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright) by Hurray for the Riff Raff
41. Dirt by Florida Georgia Line
42. Song My Love Can Sing by Doug Paisley
43. Work [feat. Wale] by Iggy Azalea
44. The Walker by Fitz & The Tantrums
45. Lovely Day (Studio Rio Version) by Bill Withers & Studio Rio
46. I’m On Fire by Nico Vega
47. Flicker by Atmosphere
48. Balanca (Nao Pode Parar!) by Bossacucanova
49. Step out of the Shadows by Glen Hansard

50. Stay With Me by Sam Smith

Have a great year!

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Top 25 Songs for the Week of December 29, 2014

Every weekday at 11am (ct) I post a “Song of the Day” on my twitter feed (@mattclen2). Each “Song of the Day” is a recently released or currently played song which I think has some unique or interesting quality. Not all of them are great songs (though many are), but each of them is worth a listen.

Below is my compilation of the “Top 25 Songs of the Day”. Each Song of the Day is rotated onto the list for at least one week. The twenty other songs are carry-overs from previous weeks. This ranking is my opinion of the best music currently out there.

1. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 1, 2015
Album: Uptown Funk
Released: November 10, 2014
Genre: Pop

2. Elephant in the Corn by Nickel Creek
Last Week: 3
Tweeted: November 19, 2014
Album: A Dotted Line
Released: April 1, 2014
Genre: Bluegrass

3. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Last Week: 2
Tweeted: November 3, 2014
Album: X
Released: June 23, 2014
Genre: Pop

4. Rather Be by Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
Last Week: 4
Tweeted: August 11, 2014
Album: New Eyes
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Dance

5. The Days by Avicii
Last Week: 1
Tweeted: October 30, 2014
Album: The Days
Released: October 3, 2014
Genre: Electronic

6. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith
Last Week: 8
Tweeted: November 13, 2014
Album: In the Lonely Hour
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Pop

7. Gods of the West by American Scarecrows
Last Week: 6
Tweeted: November 6, 2014
Album: Yesteryear
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Rock

8. Carousel Ride by Rubblebucket
Last Week: 12
Tweeted: August 4, 2014
Album: Carousel Ride
Released: July 22, 2014
Genre: Rock

9. I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons
Last Week: –
Tweeted: January 2, 2015
Album: I Bet My Life
Released: October 27, 2014
Genre: Pop

10. The Last Goodbye by Billy Boyd
Last Week: 17
Tweeted: December 24, 2014
Album: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Released: November 17, 2014
Genre: Folk

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Top 25 Songs for the Week of December 22, 2014

Every weekday at 11am (ct) I post a “Song of the Day” on my twitter feed (@mattclen2). Each “Song of the Day” is a recently released or currently played song which I think has some unique or interesting quality. Not all of them are great songs (though many are), but each of them is worth a listen.

Below is my compilation of the “Top 25 Songs of the Day”. Each Song of the Day is rotated onto the list for at least one week. The twenty other songs are carry-overs from previous weeks. This ranking is my opinion of the best music currently out there.

1. The Days by Avicii
Last Week: 1
Tweeted: October 30, 2014
Album: The Days
Released: October 3, 2014
Genre: Electronic

2. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Last Week: 7
Tweeted: November 3, 2014
Album: X
Released: June 23, 2014
Genre: Pop

3. Elephant in the Corn by Nickel Creek
Last Week: 3
Tweeted: November 19, 2014
Album: A Dotted Line
Released: April 1, 2014
Genre: Bluegrass

4. Rather Be by Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
Last Week: 4
Tweeted: August 11, 2014
Album: New Eyes
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Dance

5. FaLaLaLaLove Ya by Nikki Lane
Last Week: –
Tweeted: December 22, 2014
Album: An Americana Christmas
Released: October 14, 2014
Genre: Rock

6. Gods of the West by American Scarecrows
Last Week: 6
Tweeted: November 6, 2014
Album: Yesteryear
Released: June 24, 2014
Genre: Rock

7. The Hanging Tree by James Newton Howard ft Jennifer Lawrence
Last Week: –
Tweeted: December 25, 2014
Album: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I
Released: November 24, 2014
Genre: Folk

8. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith
Last Week: 10
Tweeted: November 13, 2014
Album: In the Lonely Hour
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Pop

9. Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer by Old Crow Medicine Show
Last Week: 11
Tweeted: December 9, 2014
Album: Remedy
Released: July 1, 2014
Genre: Bluegrass

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