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Best Songs Through August 31st, 2014

Swift on Top (or near it)

Swift on Top (or near it)

Leave Your Lover – Sam Smith

Rollercoaster – Bleachers

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Almost Like The Blues – Leonard Cohen

Head – Lydia Loveless

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

Longer Than You’ve Been Alive – Old 97’s

Sour Times – The Civil Wars

Problem – Ariana Grande

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Stay With Me – Sam Smith

Platinum – Miranda Lambert

picotement – jeJune’d

Oboe Concerto – Morrissey

Salad Days – Mac Demarco

Truck Stop Gospel – Parker Milsap

Child’s Play – SZA

NSA Man – Peter Stampfel

Lights On – FKA twigs

Once Upon A Dream – Lana Del Rey

Make It Look Good – Mariah Carey

Money To Me – Caroline Kole

Good Kisser – Usher

Zigzagging Toward The Light – Conor Oberst

90s Music – Kimbra

Our Time – Lily Allen

She Looks So Perfect – 5 Seconds Of Summer

Emotions – Katy B

XO – Beyonce

Fever On The Bayou – Rodney Crowell

Play “God Only Knows” At My Funeral – Fireworks

Fancy – Iggy Azalea

Hi-Five – Angel Olsen

Who Needs You – The Orwells

A Tribe Called Red – Angel Haze

Unconditional Love – Against Me!

Long Hair – Drowners

Whistle -je’June’d

Almost Was Good Enough – Bro. Stephen , Jim James

Stay The Night – Zedd with Hayley Williams

Summer – Calvin Harris

Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good – Haunted Hearts

Coming Of Age – Foster The People

Bitch In Heat – Marla Mase

Runaway Dream – Sophie Ellis-Baxter

Lariat – Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks

Hunter Of Invisible Game – Bruce Springsteen

Public Service Announcement – Of Mice And Men

Ordinary Fools – The Chain Gang Of 1974

Rumble At The Rainbo – Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks

All I Need Is You – John Newman

Show Me – Kid Ink

Love Me Again – John Newman

Movie Moment – Frank Schiazza

Half Life – Marla Mase

Take What You Can – Frank Schiazza

Bonnie Portmore – The Rails

Do Yo Shit – Pretty Taking All Fades

Holiday – Chanel West Coast

Pieces – Trixie Whitley

Twin Size Mattress – The Front Bottoms

Deep Sea Diver – Angel Haze

When The Master Calls The Roll – Rosanne Cash

A Feather’s Not A Bird – Rosanne Cash

Cavalier – James Vincent McMorrow

After Hours – The Crystal Method

Grace – The Crystal Method

Trying To Get To You – Phil Gammage

Talking Backwards – Real Estate

Red Dust – James Vincent McMorrow

Kills Me When You’re Gone – Phil Gammage

Moneyball – Jennifer Nettles

Over It – The Crustal Method

In The Pines – Phil Gammage

Who We Are – Swiftfoot

Rockstar – A Great Big world

The Last Time Live 1965 – The Rolling Stone

Beam Me Up – Cazzette

True Trans Soul Rebel – Against Me!

Blue Moon – Beck

Transgender Dysphoria Blues – Against Me!

Baby Let Me Follow You Down – Phil Gammage

Black Synagogue – Angel Haze

Simon Ferocious – Mogwai

Can’t Remember To Forget You – Shakira and Rihanna

When I’ve Been Drinkin’ – Jon Pardi

Always Going – Peggy Sue

Cult Of Love – Dum Dum Girls

Thrive – Casting Crowns

Ordinary Thieves – The Chain Gang Of 1974

Radio – David Crosby

Safe With Me – Sam Smith

Together – Disclosure

Morning Falling – David Crosby

Ways To Phrase A Rejection – Drowner

Long Hair – Drowners

Watch You Change – Drowners

Invisible – U2

Air Balloon – Lily Allen

Everything Is AWESOME!! – Tegan And Sara, The Lonely Island

Making Believe – The Daden Triplets

The D Word – Toni Braxton And Babyface

XTC – The Chemical Brothers Remix – Boys Noize

Drive – Marissa Nadler

I’d Rather Be Broke – Toni Braxton

Samba Pa Ti – Bernie Worrell

jaunt – je’June’d

Cigarettes – Noah Gundensen

Between The Bars – The Civil Wars

Everything’s Gonna Be Undone – Band Of Horses

Dizzy Heights – Neil Finn

Automatic – Miranda Lambert

Love And Affection – Daley

Alone Together – Daley, Marsha Ambrosius

Less Than Whole – Eric Paslay

Northern Exposure – Cheatah

St. Roch Blues – Hurray For The Riff Raff

Dibby Dibby Sound – DJ Fresh

Proper Moise – Dapper Laughs

Today I Took Your Picture Down – Benmont Tench

Really Want To See You – Lydia Loveless

Chris Isaak – Lydia Loveless

Cried – Candice Glover

High & Wild – Angel Olsen

Blue Murder – The Feeling

Aaliyah – Katy B

Crying For No Reason – Katy B

Cold One – Eric Church

Misogyny Drop Dead – Planningtorock

Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church

I Just Do – The Feeling

Hey Y’all – Cole Swindell

Wave – Beck

Waking Light – Beck

What I’ve Done Before – The Fleshtones

Rattlesnake – St. Vincent

Rattlesnake – St. Vincent

Pretty Girls – Dierks Bentley

Out Of The Black – Neneh Cherry

Waves – Sleeper Agent

Fuck LA – Schoolboy Q

7-Hour-Drive – The Notwist

Wild Wild Love – Pitbull

Riser – Dierks Bentley

Morning – Beck

Huey Newton – St. Vincent

Lay Me Down – Sam Smith

Desolation – Lamb Of God

Drown In Blue – Marla Mase

Bent Nail – Nothing

Dark Waltz – The Men

Sanctified – Rick Ross

Martha – BBC Live Version

Shit Shot Counts

Bitch In Heat – Marla Mase

Marilyn Monroe – Pharrell

Brand New – Pharrell

Hunter – Pharrell

Run Boy Run – Woodkid

Believer – American Authors

It Girl – PHarrell

High Heels – Cheri Dahl

We’re A Winner – True Groove Allstars

Lost Queen – Pharrell

Loco De Amor – Juanes

New York Morning – Elbow

Prendidi – Ozomatli

Asleep – Scraps

Trophies – Young Money, Drake

This Blue World – Elbow

The Man – Aloe Blacc

The Dancer Disappears – Dean Wareham

I Blame You – Ledesi

The Secret – Shit Robot

Be Brave – Sleeper Agent

Take It Off – Sleeper Agent

Grandma – The Floacist

I Just Wanna Party – YG

Make You Mine – Black Lips

Macarena – Miss Piggy

Under The Pressure – War On Drugs

Waves – Sleeper Agent

High – Freddie Gibbs And Madlibs

Knicks – Freddie Gibbs And Madlibs

Summer – Calvis Harris

Wake Me Up – Avicii Remix – Avicii

The Blanket Of Night – Elbow

A Bossa Nova E Foda – Caetano Veloso

Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols

Argentina (Parts I, II II) – Tokyo Police Club

I Came To Believe – Johnny Cash

Sweetheart Like You – Craig Finn

When Everything Was What It Was – The Belle Brigade

Monument Park – The Baseball Project

Seasons (Waiting For You) – Future Islands

Sweet Sticky Thing – D’Angelo

Devil Inside – London Grammar

Depth Of My Soul – Thievery Corporation

When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky – Lucius

Heart Is A Drum – Beck

Your Bright Baby Blues – Sean Watkins, Sara Watkins

Sugar On Your Tongue – Jon Langford And Skull Orchard

Turn Down For What – DJ Snake And Lil Jon

Ramblin Man – Hank William III And Melvyn’s

Tangled Up In Blue – The Charlie Daniels Band

I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – The Charlie Daniels Band

Country Pie – The Charlie Daniels Band

She Looks So Perfect – 5 Seconds To Summer

3Jane – EMA

Tell the World – Eric Hutchinson

Sheep (Live) – Screaming Females

Rattle + Rollin – Tweens

Johnny And Mary – Todd Terje (Feat Bryan Ferry)

Me And The Wildwood Rose – Carlene Carter

Walking In The Rain – Anika Larsen And Jarrod Spector

River Bank – Brad Paisley

Queen Of Hearts – Darlia

It All Means Nothing – Screaming Females

I Keep It To Myself – Wilko Johnson An Roger Daltrey


Full Moon – Woods

Good Luck, Good Night Goodbye – The Secret Sisters

Te Vevi – Villamizar

Cigarettes & Loneliness – Chet Faker

Right Here Now – Marshall Crenshaw

Let’s Not Try to Fix Everything At Once – Deleted Scenes

I Miss You – Candy Hearts

Rattle My Bones – The Secret Sisters

Going Going Gone – Marshall Crenshaw


Dirty Lie – The Secret Sisters

Drive-In Movies – Ray Montagne

Chariots Of The Gods – Ducksauce

I Do It All For You – SoMo

Sellouts – Breathe Carolina

Walter And John – Ben Watt, Robert Wyatt

To Me – Chet Faker

I Don’t Wanna Live On Mars – Ziggy Marley

Frankie Please – Rodney Crowell

Sticky – Teen

You Should Be Able To Feel It – The Whig

American Beauty – Bruce Springsteen

Theme For The Exodus From Bushwick To Ridgewood – Peter Stampfel

California Cottonfields – The Seldom Scene

Hickory Wind – The Seldom Scene

Move That Doh – Future

Love Sublime – Tensnake

Hello, San Francisco – Margot And The Nuclear So And Sos

Video Games – Boy George

So Blonde – EMA

Fancy – Iggy Azalea


Wheels Off – Old 97’s

Shatter Me – Lindsey Stirling

Wait for A Minute – Tune- Yards

Sleep Sound Jamie xx

Think About It – Naughty Boy

End Of The Line – Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks

Home – Naughty Boy

Mal Bicho – Santana

I Don’t Care – Nikki Lane

Girl – Jamie xx

First Day Of Spring – The Horrors

Do You Want A Man – William Onyeabor and The Vaccines

Wasted Words – Widespread Panic, Derek Trucks

Trophies – Young Money, Drake

Led By Hand – Fucked Up

Spoonful – Tomas Doncker Band

Yo Soy La Luz – Santana

Ezra’s Interlude – Chromeo

Lost On The Way Home – Chromeo

World Peace Is None Of Your Business – Morrissey

Do You Know where Your Children Are – Michael Jackson

Don’t Think Twice – Dolly Parton

Jealous I Ain’t With It – Chromeo

Just A Little Boy – Swans

A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay

Lay Your Hands On Me – Dolly parton

Life for Me – Lily Allen

16 Shades Of Blue – Tori Amos

Eurydice – The Pains Of being Pure At Heart

Blue Smoke – Dolly Parton

House is Rockin’ – Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Cut You Loose – Kenny Wayne Shepherd

We’ve Seen Birds – Smoke Fairies

Looking Back – Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Time Forgot -Conor Oberst

Cry. – Mariah Carey

Changes – Neil Young

Early Morning Rain – Neil Young

Motor City Man – Kelly Willis And Bruce Robison

Let Me Down Gently – La Roux

No Strings – Chloe Howl

Your Love Is Killing Me – Sharon Van Etten

Amped To 12 – Shinobi Ninja

Monument – Royskopp And Robyn

Afraid Of Nothing – Sharon Van Etten

Kiss Me – Lucy Hale

Mozart’s House – Clean Bandit

What’s Best For You – Trey Songz

Don’t Worry ‘Bout It – 50 Cent

Low Season – Bob Mould

Happy Go Sucky – Die Antwoood

The Great Divide (Half Time Drum version) – Fucked Up

Girls – Miranda Lambert

Black And White – Parquet Courts

His Gorgeousness – The Shoe

I Don’t Know You Anymore – Bob Mould

Gloom Doom – Shinobi Ninja

One Time For The Radio – Shinobi Ninja

Live It Up – Colbie Caillat

Blaze Colbie Caillat

Three Women – Jack White

5:15 Live In London – The Who

Judas Decapitation – Say Anything

Pills N Potions – Nicki Minaj

Dennis – Glenn Tilbrook

Teenage Wasteland – Wussy

Wasted -Tiesto

Be Nice To Me – The Front Bottoms

Kim Bogart – The Front Bottms

Turn The Heat Up – Big Freedia

Maps – Maroon 5

Fake I.D. – Cerebral Balsy

Back In The World – David Gray

Sha La la – Ian McLagan and the Bump

Minuet – Rob Moose, Chris Thile

Drown With The Monster – White Lung

Whenever You Come Around – Willie Nelson

Guitar In The Corner – Willie Nelson

A&E – Clean bandit

In Love With Useless – A Sunny Day In Glashow

Airwaves – GusGus

To Love And Die – Jhene Aiko

You & Me – Bassnectar

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Halway to The Moon – Phish

All Under One Roof Raving – Jamie xx

Tread Lightly – Mastodon

Now (feat Rye Rye) – Bassnectar

Witness – Eno + Hyde

Let her Back – Robin Thicke

Devotion To A Dream – Phish

Gangsta – Schoolboy Q

Do You – Spoon

Kendrick Lamar’s Interlude – Ab Soul

Ride Slow – ab Soul

The King Of Broken Hearts – Jim Lauderdale

Take Me To The River – Levon Helm Band

In My World – Mathewdavid

Easy To Love – Maxi Priest

Jim Bogart – The Front Bottoms

Static Wall – Viet Cong

Come Over – Clean Bandit

Other Side – Cam’ron

Break Free – Ariana Grande

Ol’ Lady – Big Freedia

Smokestack Lightning – Tomas Doncker Band

Nothing More Than Everything To Me – Christopher Owens

Tzenni – Noura Mint Seymali

Angels Shall sin, Angels Shall Pray – Chelsea grin

Gold skies – Sander Van Doom

Goodbye Live – Steve Earle

Go – Grimes

American Horror – Speedy Ortiz

It’s My Birthday – Will I Am

Fame – The Acid

A Place to Call Home – Big wreck

Terms Of My Surrender – John Hiatt

Busy Earnin’ – Jungle

My Life – Little Daylight

White Gardenia – Justin Townes Earle

Small Window – Lulac

Handy – Weird Al Yankovic

Everything Infinite – Wunder wunder

Back with You Again In The World – Spider Bags

Drag The River – Morrissey

I Digress – Big Wreck

Mozart’s House – Clean Bandit

What’s In The Box – Four Year Strong

Go Down In History – Four Year Strong

I Believe (Get Over Yourself) – Nico Vega

Here Comes Trouble – Chronixx

Come Get It Bae –Pharrell Williams

American Dream Plan B – Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Sarah – Wreckless Eric

Late Bloomer – Jenny Lewis

Crying Eyes – Eric Clapton

Walking Away – Cosines

So Bad – Cam’ron

Even My Dad Does Sometimes – Ed Sheeran

Someday – Eric Clapton

0 To 100 – The Catch Up – Drake

As Long As I Got You – Lily Allen

End Of The Line – Hurray For The Riff Raff

The Body Electric – Hurray For The Riff Raff

Bang Bang – Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj

My Old Friend – Al Jarreau

Heavy Metal And Reflective – Azealia banks

Japanese vacations – Spider Bags

Take Back The Power – The Interrupters

Invitation To The Blues – Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell

Savages – Theory Of A Deadman and Alice Cooper

All About That Bass – Meaghan Tremor

Six Degrees – Ghostface Killah and Danny Brown

Outlier – Spoon

Two Weeks – FKA twigs

Fuck By Fuck – Wreckless Eric

Summer Of 69 – Spider Bags

Red Light District – Bunji Garlin

Long Road Home – Charlie Simpson

It Gets The Worst At Night – Lucedo

Cold Creeps – Owl John

Where Have You Been – Sinead O’Connor

Years Of war – Porter Robinson

My Heaven My Rules – Peter Escott

Directors – Dilated Peoples

Every Other Freckle – Alt J

Diamond Rings And Old Barstools – Tim McGraw

Flora Bama – Kenny Chesney

Seen It All – Jeezy, Jay Z

My Wrecking Ball – Ryan Adams

Bet Against Me – Watsky

Thunder Bay – Castanets

It’s Good To Touch You In The Sunlight – Castanets


This Old Man Cane Rolling Home – The Wiggles

April’s Bathroom Bummer – Devonte Hynes

This Modern London – Ethan Johns

Teen Heat – Kimbra

Mind Your Own Business – Randy Travis

picotement – jeJune’d

Lovers On The Sun – David Guetta

Me And Jesus – Brad Paisley

Warning – Cymbals Eat Guitars

XR – Cymbals Eat Guitars

She’s The Prettiest Girl At The Party And She Can Prove It With A Solid Right Hook – frnkiero andthe cellabration

Beware The Dog – The Griswolds

Rewind – Rubblebucket

Homegrown Honey – Darius Rucker

Gotta Get Away – The Black Keys

Love Me Harder – Ariana Grande

Save My Love For You – Kem

Wonder What You’re Doing For The Rest Of Your Life – Train, Marsha Ambrosius

River Bank – Brad Paisley


Comment: Two songs, released the same day, Taylor’s “Shake It Off” and and Leonard Cohen’s “Almost Like The Blues”, a third, around for awhile but finally hitting home FKA twigs brilliant “Lights On”, and a fourth, rock ny’s band Je’June’d excellent “picotement” ran away with the month.


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