1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Little Steven – Revolution (U.S. Extended) ~ funk/hiphop, USA, 1989YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Alice In Chains – Heaven beside you ~ rock, USA, 1995YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Crate Soul Brothers – Flyin’ down to rio ~ jazz/lounge, HU, 2003YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Bill Withers – Grandma’s hands ~ soul, USA, 1971YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

Changing the personal year chart pages


The more tracks are added, the more difficult making personal year charts is becoming. So, next week everything is becoming more simple.

The pages will be divided into:

  • A top 3/5/10/15 –> depending on the total amount of tracks by page
  • An ‘other favorites’ part –> in alphabetical order; no chart order anymore
  • A bubbling under part –> in alphabetical order, like before

Making just a top 3/5/10 isn’t that difficult, and making a top 15 (on pages with at least 100 tracks) just a little bit. ;)

At the moment I’m typing this, 1991 till 2013 are finished. — Edit: 1975 till 1990 too. — Another edit: Everything’s finished.

 

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Flip Kowlier – Detox Danny ~ pop/rock, BE, 2013

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. There’s no YouTube link available, this time.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • The 4 Tops – Bernadette ~ soul, USA, 1967YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Yesterdays New Quintet – Footprints ~ jazz, USA, 2003YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Titeknots – Down the drain ~ house, UK, 2014YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • The Buoys – Give up your guns ~ pop, NL, 1972YT

This one is a quite recent addition to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

 

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Why publishing this?

To share my passion, and to get people in touch with something great they didn't know yet. Yeah, you'll find a lot of chart hits, but also less known (or even obscure) stuff; especially among the relatively recent releases --> mid 00s-now.

What kind of music?

Everything, as long as I like it enough. In fact, I like tracks within about 1001 subgenres, from extremely old to brand new and from obscure gems to huge hits.

There's a certain underlying feel in a lot of tracks, though. Most is quite light hearted, with a warm and natural undertone (also when it's 100 % electronic). Many of them have a slight funky and/or psychedelic edge. And - related to the things mentioned before - I like a dynamic production, where you can hear the details very well.

My personal dislikes:

Bloated, excessively overproduced 'loudness war' music / obvious autotune / the sterile thing called 'turbopop'. Forced hipness. Sugary softpop like Celine Dion. Specific parts of contemporary EDM; Afrojack and similar styles. Or too generic '50000 people in a huge venue putting their hands in the air' trance.

But there will always be exceptions, with an undefinable 'x-factor'.


Why this site is track based

There are full albums I really like. But in fact, I've always been a typical 'track listener'.

Top 3/5/10/15, other favorites and bubbling unders?

On top of the list is my top 3, 5, 10 or 15 of favorite tracks, depending on the total amount of tracks.

Other favorites = subtop tracks, rated at least 4 points on a 1-5 scale --> based on my own taste, which is strictly intuitive and subjective.

Bubbling unders = my remaining favorites, rated more than 3 points on a 1-5 scale.

About the year of release:

Basically, every track is on the page of it's original year of release (the 'oldest' year I can find, after searching sites like Discogs). Also when it became a hit 1/2/more years later --> on the 1991-2013 pages, such tracks have been marked, btw.

YouTube

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