1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Natasha King – Am Fm ~ pop/80s disco, USA, 1983YT

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

Btw: The next couple of weeks, Wwzapper.com is on holiday.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Cacique ’97 – Chapa 97 ~ world music, PT/MZ, 2011YT

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

Extra tracks added to personal year charts


Last week, there are lots of extra tracks added to the site, especially among the somewhat older tracks (till 2001). So, there’s more to enjoy now. :)

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • 4 Levels Of Existence – Someday in Athens ~ rock, GR, 1976YT

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

2 ‘favorite songs’ in the picture today


  • Perry Como – Don’t let the stars get in your eyes ~ jazz, USA, 1952YT
  • Club Des Belugas – Some like it hot ~ pop, DE, 2008YT

These are quite recent additions to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Bonobo – Dismantling Frank ~ lounge, UK, 2000YT

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


  • Herbie Hancock – You’ll know when you get there ~ fusion jazz, 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.

2 ‘favorite songs’ in the picture today


  • Holly Cook – Milk & honey ~ reggae, UK, 2011YT
  • Le Marron – La vie est belle ~ pop, FR, 2014

These are quite recent additions to the ‘personal year charts’ lists. YT = YouTube link; if still available when you are reading this.

1 ‘favorite song’ in the picture today


  • Urban Species – Musikism ~ jazzdance, UK, 1994YT

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


  • UB40 – Don’t let it pass you by ~ reggae, UK, 1982YT

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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* = dance music, around 120 bpm and upwards. In the early 90s also semi dance (100-120 bpm).
** = 50s/60s exotica and bossa nova, ska, motown, hiphop, swingbeat, funk, soul, 70s style disco, world music, reggae, jazz, etc..
*** = ambient, idm, electronic, downtempo/lounge
**** = pop or rock, spanning from Nirvana to Britney Spears. 60s surf pop and synth based 80s disco are also counted.
***** = other styles, like cabaret.

# = guilty pleasure music. For some reason, I like those corny/cheesy tracks.

About the year of release

Basically, I put every track on the page of it's orginally year of release (the 'oldest' year I can find, after searching Discogs and such sites).

More about the music

Why publishing this?

To share my passion, and to get people in touch with - imo - something great they didn't know yet.

Why reading this, being a visitor?

Can be either nostalgic fun, digging up loads of old tracks, or a way to discover something 'new'. Especially among the relatively recent tracks (mid 00s-now) are a lot of less known or even obscure ones.

What kind of music?

I'm no purist, and my musical taste is a mish mash. From almost prehistorical to brand new, from utterly corny to really credible, from number one hits to obscure stuff. And besides that, I like tracks within about 1001 subgenres.

But most is quite light, with a natural undertone and an open, dynamic production. Another thing many tracks are sharing: a psychedelic and/or funky edge.


My personal dislikes:

Bloated, excessively overproduced 'loudness war' music. Obvious autotune. 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'.


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