31 December 2022
31 December 2022 - Mary's Danish - Leave It Alone
30 December 2022
30 December 2022 - Soundgarden - Rusty Cage
It is a good completion of a grunge tribute week.
29 December 2022
29 December 2022 - Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike
28 December 2022
28 December 2022 - Pearl Jam - Alive
Many of you know the answer to this, at least partially. Stone Gossard, guitarist for the band, started writing some hard-edged stuff in reaction, and started revisiting other stuff he had written as a member of MLB. One of these songs was an instrumental named "Dollar Short". He and Jeff Ament were taking part in a tribute project (to Wood) called Temple of the Dog with Chris Cornell from Soundgarden, and a San Diego vocalist who I'm sure you've never heard of named Eddie Vedder was recruited to do some vocals for this.
27 December 2022
27 December 2022 - Alice In Chains - Would?
24 December 2022
24 December 2022 - Cœur de Pirate - Noël Blanc
And you know I'm posting this only because I have the œ on my clipboard.....
22 December 2022
22 December 2022 - Phantogram - As Far As I Can See
21 December 2022
21 December 2022 - Shampoo - Delicious
Mostly because I am.
20 December 2022
20 December 2022 - kenzie - 100 degrees
19 December 2022
19 December 2022 - Natalie Merchant - Carnival
14 December 2022
14 December 2022 - Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto Cast - We Don't Talk About Bruno
13 December 2022
13 December 2022 - Bella Poarch - Build a Bitch
12 December 2022
12 December 2022 - Millie B - Sophie Aspin Send | Soph Aspin - Are You Mad
@bellapoarch To the 🐝 🐝 🐝 #fyp ♬ M to the B - Millie B
As it turns out, this was part of a series of lip sync videos released by TikTok star Bella Poarch, and this one just took off. The story behind the song is a bit unexpected, though.
You see, Millie B was a 16 year old kid from Blackpool who inserted herself in the grime scene - which was (is) all about freestyle, with a focus on diss tracks. That's right - this song is a complete and total diss track, and if you look at the title of this post - I used the original title and not what it's popularly called on TikTok - it's directed at the queen of the Blackpool grime scene, Sophie Aspin.
You know, to get that information, I had to listen to a lot of grime. Some of it is awful. Some of these artists - including Millie B and, frankly, Sophie Aspin - are really really good. And, let's be clear - none of these children talking about "shitte head" are at all serious (Aspin and Millie B have collaborated on tracks after this was released).
I felt it only fair to post Soph Aspin's reply.
09 December 2022
9 December 2022 - Suicide - Cheree
06 December 2022
6 December 2022 - Missy Elliott - Work It
30 November 2022
30 November 2022 - The Cars - Drive
28 November 2022
28 November 2022 - INXS - The Gift
02 November 2022
2 November 2022 - Public Enemy - 911 Is A Joke
24 October 2022
24 October 2022 - The Manhattans - Shining Star
31 August 2022
31 August 2022 - Ten Second Epic - Every Day
"Nope. Go ahead."
30 August 2022
30 August 2022 - Cœur De Pirate - Off To Sleep
"I mean... 2014, but it's still being released for new platforms."
"OK, that works."
29 August 2022
29 August 2022 - Dua Lipa - Levitating
26 August 2022
26 August 2022 - that dog - He's Kissing Christian
23 August 2022
23 August 2022 - Hoodoo Gurus - Bittersweet
22 August 2022
22 August 2022 - Tones and I - Dance Monkey
17 August 2022
17 August 2022 - Aly & AJ - Potential Breakup Song
"Nah, But you make a point. I should tie yesterday into today. Didn't Aly & AJ have some huge autotuned hit breakup song a few years back?"
"I need to write something actually pertaining to this song."
"Sure, fire away."
"I seem to recall that Aly & AJ rerecorded the song with dirty words on some live performance on New Year's Eve in 2020. That would be cool, right?"
16 August 2022
16 August 2022 - Arkells ft. Cœur de Pirate & Aly & AJ - Dance With You
"Well, Arkells did a collaboration with Peyton from iZombie and her sister."
28 July 2022
28 July 2022 - Lush - Nothing Natural
|At 2:13. I don't just say stuff to be funny.|
Written by Anderson, and produced by Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins, this song is one of the noisiest from their 1992 Spooky album - but even this noise doesn't cancel out the dreamlike music and beautiful harmonies of Anderson and Berenyi on dual lead vocal.
27 July 2022
27 July 2022 - Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Kill Your Television
01 July 2022
1 July 2022 - A "Blame Canada" Special
30 June 2022
30 June 2022 - Weird Al Yankovic - Amish Paradise
In the case of Mr. Yankovic, it's elevated to an art form. This particular song did piss Coolio off, but it's biting and clever, like so much of his other music.
29 June 2022
29 June 2022 - Rick Dees - Disco Duck
28 June 2022
28 June 2022 - Barnes & Barnes - Fish Heads
27 June 2022
27 June 2022 - Julie Brown - The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun
24 June 2022
24 June 2022 - Kasey Chambers - Pony
23 June 2022
23 June 2022 - Ginuwine - Pony
06 May 2022
6 May 2022 - The Darling Buds - Let's Go Round There
Damn. We've been doing this for a decade now. And we aren't done yet. Enjoy your yearly dose of the Darling Buds.
21 April 2022
21 April 2022 - Tracy Bonham - The One
20 April 2022
20 April 2022 - Curve - Already Yours
19 April 2022
19 April 2022 - Roky Erickson - Don't Slander Me
18 April 2022
18 April 2022 - Missy Higgins - Secret
14 April 2022
14 April 2022 - k-os - No Bucks
06 April 2022
6 April 2022 - Cœur de Pirate - Crier Tout Bas
I had this one song, "Crier Tout Bas", that I wrote a long time ago. It talks about depression; it talks about opening up a conversation with somebody when you're feeling down and low and, I think, after the Paris attacks, that song took a different meaning to me. I would see people at shows, because, you know, we toured right after that happened, and I would see people at shows comforting themselves in that song, even though it didn't really talk about that. So, I mean, that's the beauty of it, that's the beauty of feeling strongly about certain issues. You know, you get to actually navigate through them through your music without specifically talking about them. - Béatrice Martin
04 April 2022
4 April 2022 - Fairground Attraction - Perfect
01 April 2022
1 April 2022 - GAYLE - abcdefu
31 March 2022
31 March 2022 - Lights - Salt and Vinegar
So, anyway, I figured I'd end the month for real with one more Lights song.
31 March 2022 - Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
30 March 2022
30 March 2022 - JESSIA - I'm Not Pretty
@jessiamusic TikTok is too beautiful 😂 #Welcome2021 #RareAesthetic #belly #🍑 #pretty #fun #fyp #neverseentwoprettybestfriends #wtf #bop #trash #newyear #new ♬ original sound - JESSIA
It would change her life. Elijah Woods saw her TikTok and, in his words, "It's a bop."
@jessiamusic #duet with @elijahwoodsmusic TAG HIM!!! OMG OMG OMG!!!!! #fyp #pretty #belly #🍑 #new #newyear #MyStyle #omg #viral #wut #yes #duetme #music #react ♬ original sound - elijah woods
They finished building out the song and wthin a week, this TikTok account holder had a single out.
And, last year, during #MapleLeafMarch, this Canadian released a video for this song. Nearly 9 million views later, she is nominated for four Juno awards in 2022, including one for this song.
The song is clearly about body image and acceptance issues - and it's pretty chill and fresh. The video features a lot of fresh peaches. No idea why.
For those coming back for a second round, here's the remix featuring Bebe Rexha. It replaces the second verse with an even more positive one.
29 March 2022
29 March 2022 - Babygirl - You Were In My Dream Last Night
I was today years old when I found out, accidentally, that Babygirl was Canadian. And by today years old, I mean a few weeks before you are seeing this - but IN MARCH. \I was absolutely going to post this song someday - it is legitimately one of my favorites. But I really had to do it this month when I found this out.
And, when I watched the video, I recognized a lot of places in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, a town that I can practically navigate blindfolded. No joke. Map in my head. Especially the flying saucer restaurant.
28 March 2022
28 March 2022 - Charlotte Cardin - Anyone Who Loves Me
27 March 2022
27 March 2022 - Brett Kissel - Make A Life, Not A Living
26 March 2022
26 March 2022 - Jérôme 50 - 1, 2, 3, 4
25 March 2022
25 March 2022 - FouKi ft. Jay Scøtt - Copilote
24 March 2022
24 March 2022 - Maude Audet - Tu ne mourras pas
23 March 2022
23 March 2022 - Alex Nevsky ft. Cœur de Pirate - Jeter un sort
No œ in tomorrow's post. Not doing the Lights things again.
22 March 2022
22 March 2022 - Roch Voisine - Hélène
21 March 2022
21 March 2022 - Peter Peter ft. Cœur de Pirate - Tergiverse
20 March 2022
20 March 2022 - Spiritbox - Circle With Me
19 March 2022
19 March 2022 - Bonjour Brumaire - Prunelle
18 March 2022
18 March 2022 - Jayli Wolf - Child Of The Government
"From the 1950s into the 1990s the Canadian Government & the Catholic Church were responsible for taking, or “scooping” more than 20,000 First Nation, Métis, and Inuit children from their families and communities; known as The Sixties Scoop. They were placed in foster homes or adopted (accounts of children even being sold) into non-Indigenous families across Canada, the United States, & beyond.Along with the loss of cultural identity, the government went so far as to change some children’s true ethnicity on file. Many experienced severe sexual, physical, and emotional abuse.Jayli’s father was one of these children."
17 March 2022
17 March 2022 - The Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon
16 March 2022
16 March 2021 - Maisy Stella & Lennon Stella - While You Sleep
16 March 2022 - Lennon Stella - Kissing Other People
And right there, under the "Single of the Year" nominees, was none other than Nashville star and Stella sister Lennon Stella.
15 March 2022
15 March 2022 - The Stellas - In This House
14 March 2022
14 March 2022 - Bedouin Soundclash ft. Cœur de Pirate - Brutal Hearts
13 March 2022
13 March 2022 - MONOWHALES - All or Nothing
|Geez, people, I was kidding. It's not poutine.|
12 March 2022
12 March 2022 - Lights - Up We Go
"For years, I had kind of a blindspot to Lights - I had trouble getting into her music. This is despite several friends of mine being huge fans, including the one who called her an "absolute queen". When I was researching music for #MapleLeafMarch, though, I decided it was time to give her a second chance."
11 March 2022
11 March 2022 - Lights x MYTH - Dead End
10 March 2022
10 March 2022 - Lights ft. Shad & Holy Fuck - Everybody Breaks A Glass
10 March 2022 - Shad ft. Lights - Remember to Remember
09 March 2022
9 March 2021 - Maestro Fresh Wes ft. Lights - Desire
Wesley Williams (born March 31, 1968) is a Canadian rapper, record producer, actor, and author. He is known professionally by his stage names Maestro Fresh Wes.
08 March 2022
8 March 2022 - Felix Cartal ft. Lights - Love Me
07 March 2022
7 March 2022 - deadmau5 ft. Lights - Drama Free
Well, I didn't have to do it this way, but it was more fun.
7 March 2022 - deadmau5 - Midas Heel
For our second go-round of this Month o' Great White North, we weren't going to leave out deadmau5. If you know this song, and have read this blog once or twice, you know that we aren't JUST going to talk about the pride of Niagara Falls, Ontario, but let's start there, and keep this post drama free.