Day: 10 Apr 2018

INXS Top 10 Lyriquediscorde

Top 10 INXS Songs

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Another Band that I cannot believe I’ve never done a Top 10 for. They’ve been a favorite of mine since 1982 when I bought a copy of Shabooh Shoobah at Licorice Pizza. I’d never heard of them until a friend at school told me about them. We were sitting on the sidelines during 8th grade P.E., our favorite place during that period since both of us was terrible at sports. Music was our sport really, the one we were great at. We sat there talking about Music and Bands we liked. She’d told me about KROQ, and I’d told her about Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. I’d been lucky enough to have gone a few times with my Mom and her friends.

INXS Top 10 Songs LD

My friends in High School were Music Obsessives like I was. We were the Music Girls and we spent lunch flipping through Music magazines, talking about Songs we’d taped off of KROQ, and Videos we’d seen on MTV. We all had our favorites, but there was a lot of crossover between us. Our big combined Music love went to Duran Duran, Adam Ant, Billy Idol, Spandau Ballet, Depeche Mode, and INXS.

1984’s The Swing was everything to me. This and 1985’s Listen Like Thieves will always be my Favorite INXS Albums. I knew every Lyric to every Song on both Albums and had quite the growing crush on Michael Hutchence. Honestly, all us Music Girls did.

Michael Hutchence Top 10 INXS Songs

A few years later my best friend at the time and I would find the Movie Dogs In Space with Michael Hutchence. The Video Store around the corner from my house, Video Sky, had a copy and pretty much every Saturday we’d rent it along with Sid and Nancy and Modern Girls.

Dogs In Space Michael Hutchence

The Summer after Kick came out my friends and I finally got to see INXS play live. We sat on the grass at The Pacific Amphitheater and danced and Sang-a-Long to ever Song. After this Album everyone seemed to know who they were. Their Music Videos were on all the time, and their Songs were getting heavy rotation. Friends of mine were even in the video for “Devil Inside”, which was filmed in Balboa, California.

INXS 1987 Top 10

The next few Albums all wound up in my collection. I didn’t love any of them quite as much as The Swing and Listen Like Thieves, but there were many Songs that I did love. They made their way onto Mix Tapes and CD’s, especially “Beautiful Girl” and “Not Enough Time” from 1992’s Welcome to Wherever You Are. My oldest daughter was born in 1992 and I used to Sing “Beautiful Girl” to her, even though the Song became more synonymous with the eating disorder campaign it was attached to, then a Lullaby/Ode to a baby girl.

Beautiful Girl INXS Top 10 Songs

The eating disorder meaning was very relevant to me at the time, as the eating disorder I’d struggled with during my teen years had gotten exponentially worse in my twenties.

I think all of our crushes on Michael Hutchence continued, well past our teen years and into our twenties. He was some kind of beautiful, that’s for sure, and he had a slinky way of moving that recalled Jim Morrison when he was on stage. And we all loved his voice. I know I did.

Michael Hutchence INXS

His death was shocking. He was one of the first from “my generation” to go. It was heartbreaking and unbelievable. The Music though, it has always lived on, and so many of the Songs are part of my long list of all-time, forever Favorite Songs. Coming up with only Ten of them was tough, as I have so many I love, but I gave it my best shot.

What are your Favorites?

INXS My Top 10 Favorite Songs

Top Ten INXS Songs
Top Ten Tuesday

1. “Don’t Change”
from the Album, Shabooh Shoobah (1982)

2. “Shine Like It Does”
from the Album, Listen Like Thieves (1985)

3. “Original Sin”
from the Album, The Swing (1984)

4. “Burn For You”
from the Album, The Swing (1984)

5. “This Time”
from the Album, Listen Like Thieves (1985)

6. “Never Tear Us Apart”
from the Album, Kick (1987)

7. “The One Thing”
from the Album, Shabooh Shoobah (1982)

8. “Beautiful Girl”
from the Album, Welcome To Wherever You Are (1992)

9. “Need You Tonight”
from the Album, Kick (1987)

10. “Mystify”
from the Album, Kick (1987)

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Neko Case I Wish I Was the Moon

Top 5 Music Obsessions featuring Neko Case

Tuesday is warm weather and clear skies outside, but hazy grey tired inside of me. Insomnia had me in its grips last night. It was anxiety fueled and took a lot of time to try to work through. Hopefully, tonight will be full of more peaceful sleep. I could use it. In the meantime its coffee and hot tea and today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions getting me through.

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Today’s first Track is the Song I had running through my mind all morning. Especially the lyric “I’m so tired. I wish I was the moon tonight.” Neko Case’s “I Wish I Was the Moon” is really speaking/singing to me today.

Next up is Jolie Holland’s “Old Fashioned Morphine”. Jolie is a Voice I’d forgotten about until I re-discovered her on my re-discovered Favorite Lyric site, Always On the Run. I can’t recommend this site enough for discovering/re-discovering fantastic Music. I love the take on “Old Time Religion” that the Chorus of this Song plays at.

Song 3 is “Over Everything”, a Duet from Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile. They remind of a Juliana Hatfield and Evan Dando for the 2000’s.

“My Blood” by Ellie Goulding changes course with a little ethereal Dance sound. I’d forgotten this Song completely until I stumbled on it amongst a Playlist of Songs I curated for the character Remy from a Novel-In-Progress I’m working on called “In-Between Days”.

Last, but not least, is a Song from Lloyd Cole And The Commotions that I often forget about, but love every, single time I hear it – “Down On Mission Street”. It is definitely in my Top 5 Lloyd Cole Songs list.

If you’d like to Follow along on this Week’s Top 5 Songs check out Playlists at Spotify and YouTube.

Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day – April 10, 2018

1. “I Wish I Was the Moon” by Neko Case

Neko Case I Wish I Was the Moon Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 1

2. “Old Fashioned Morphine” by Jolie Holland

Jolie Holland Old Fashioned Morphine Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 2

3. “Over Everything” by Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Over Everything Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 3

4. “My Blood” by Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding My Blood Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 4

5. “Down On Mission Street” by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Down On Mission Street Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 5

Here’s to surviving another day this week, and for keeping awake through the Insomnia-hangover I’m feeling. Let’s all Turn the Music Way Up! Hope you enjoy today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions from Neko Case, Jolie Holland, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Ellie Goulding, and Lloyd Cole and the Commotions.

Got something you’d like to see featured in a Top 5? Share the Song Title and Artist/Band in the Comments, or email

Top 5 Music Obsessions for the Week of April 9, 2018

Under the Milky Way the Church

“Under the Milky Way” by The Church

“Under the Milky Way” by The Church is on my long list of lifelong, all-time, forever Favorite Songs. It is the second Track off of The Church’s 1988 Album Starfish. Along with David Bowie’s “Heroes”, “Under the Milky Way” is a Song I would drive around playing, crafting in my head a story unfolding. These Song-Stories were so vivid, like tiny Films in my head. And, as with “Heroes”, I found myself initially disappointed when I saw the Music Video for “Under the Milky Way”. I wanted it to be like the Music-Movie in my mind.

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“Under the Milky Way” was written by Steve Kilbey and Karin Jansson, Kilbey’s then-girlfriend and member of the Band Curious (Yellow).

Steve Kilbey and Karin Jansson Song of the Day

Steve Kilbey and Karin Jansson

Kilbey said described the creation of the Song:

“I smoked a joint and started playing the piano and she came in the room and we just made it up.”

The Song’s Title is from an Amsterdam Music and Cultural Venue, Melkweg (Dutch for “Milky Way”), which Kilbey used to frequent. (from Wikipedia)

“Under the Milky Way” by The Church
from the Album, Starfish (1988)

“Wish I knew what you were looking for,
might have known what you would find.”

The Church Under the Milky Way SOTD

On the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart “Under the Milky Way” peaked at #22. In the United States, it reached #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Mainstream Rock chart. Other charting peaks include #25 on the New Zealand Singles Chart, #69 on the Canadian RPM 100, #70 on the Dutch Single Top 100, and #90 in the United Kingdom.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1989 “Under the Milky Way” won ‘Single of the Year’, though Kilbey refused to attend the award ceremony. (from Wikipedia)

UTMW The Church SOTD

“Under the Milky Way” (live) by The Church

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