Should’ve been HITS

Sometimes I hear songs and I just think to myself… why the hell is this song NOT playing EVERYWHERE right now? Don’t get me wrong, I hate overkill just as much as the next person, but when I hear the same, bland sounding songs from the same 5 artists on FM radio, I can’t help but wonder why certain songs crossover to the mainstream while others get lost at sea…

Having worked in the music industry for 8 LONG years I was never quite able to crack that code. Alas, it will remain a mystery. Here’s a list of songs whose underrated-ness continues to leave me baffled, and, frankly, a bit peeved!

And basically every song by Carly Rae Jepsen that’s not “Call Me Maybe” !!!!!!

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Birthday girl.

Because it’s my birthday and I’m a g** d**n queen!!!

human KIND.

It’s no secret – planet earth is not a very kind place these days. That’s not to say there’s not plenty of good lurking around, but it’s been so outweighed by all the bad shit out there that it’s often hard to see. From morning to night, we’re inundated with an increasing amount of heartbreaking news that’s not only sickening but numbing – mentally, physically, emotionally. I, for one, am not okay with this being the norm and all I have to say is – what the f**k is going on?!?

To all my fellow warmhearted humans, keep doing you – continue to be kind and spread your light. The world needs people like us. Here’s a playlist of hopeful, positive songs that remind me of the goodness of the human endeavor:

 

JoJo

Couldn’t be happier that JoJo re-recorded her fabulous music and that it’s finally available to stream! She’s always been an underrated, pop artist with strong vocals that could rival Mariah. Here are some of my favorite JoJo jams:

 

My Year in Music According to Spotify: 2018

Another year, another music wrap-up from Spotify. Without further ado, my streaming trends for 2018:

Minutes listened: 19,893

This was 50% more than last year, which is insane. I spent 8 hours alone listening to my number 1 artist once again, *NSYNC! (as the saying goes, you can take the girl out of the 90’s but….)

My other top artists included: John Mayer, Twin Shadow, Years & Years, Charli XCX

Top song: I pride myself in keeping up with music and listening to a variety of different genres. However, at the end of the day, I listen to what makes me happy and I guess you couldn’t call my music tastes exactly “cool.” And with that, I’m proud to announce that my top streamed song of 2018 was…drum roll please…Epic Goofy Medley by Peter Hollens!!!

My other top songs included: Tearin’ Up My Heart (*NSYNC), The Motown Song (Rod Stewart), Miss You (Cashmere Cat), and I Was Made For Loving You (Tori Kelly f/ Ed Sheeran)

Top genres: Pop (no surprise there!), Indie (really?), Rock, Dance and R&B (again, really?)

Top sub-genre: Dance Pop (ala Dua Lipa)

Fun fact that Spotify thought I needed to know!?!… I listen to more music by artists who are Libra’s (John Mayer, Hugh Jackman) than anyone else. Yay?

Oh Spotify!

They also kindly put together a list of My Top Songs of 2018, which I’ve included here for your listening pleasure.

Happy Holidays all!

-Ashes

 

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