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I know I don't post very much, but I do like to share what I think are the top 50 tracks of each year.  Check out the li...
01/06/2017
Top 50 Songs of 2016

I know I don't post very much, but I do like to share what I think are the top 50 tracks of each year. Check out the link for more info and a link to all of the songs on Spotify.

http://bit.ly/Top50BlogOf2016

Congratulations to the following...

MØ - Final Song
Bon Iver - 33 “GOD”
HONNE (Feat. Izzy Bizu) - Someone That Loves You
The Weeknd (Feat. Daft Punk) - I Feel It Coming
Smith & Thell – Statue (The Pills Song)
Thirdstory (Feat. Pusha T) - G Train
Panic! At The Disco - Death Of A Bachelor
Shura - What’s It Gonna Be?
James Vickery – Epiphany
NAO - Girlfriend
AlunaGeorge - Mediator
The Naked And Famous - Runners
Thomston(Feat. Wafia) - Window Seat
Sizzy Rocket - Need Somebody
Tove Lo - True Disaster
Sturgill Simpson - Brace For Impact
Kungs (Feat. Cookin On 3 Burners) - This Girl
Bruno Mars - Chunky
Aanysa (Feat. Snakehips) - Burn Break Crash
Solange (Feat. Sampha) - Don’t Touch My Hair
Francis and the Lights (Feat. Bon Iver) - Friends
Brandy Clark – Daughter
The 1975 - Somebody Else
Katelyn Tarver - Hate to Tell You
Skepta - Man
Era Istrefi – Bonbon
Carly Rae Jepsen - First Time
Porches - Be Apart
Elizabeth Rose - Shoulda Coulda Woulda
Sampha - Blood On Me
YG - Who Shot Me?
DVSN - Hallucinations
Khalid - Location
Radiohead - Daydreaming
Mabel - Thinking Of You
Blood Orange - E.V.P.
Kaytranada (Feat. Craig David) - GOT IT GOOD
Little Mix - F.U.
Anderson .Paak (Feat. Schoolboy Q) - Am I Wrong?
Frank Ocean - Pink + White
Prep - Who’s Got You Singing Again
Ro Ransom - Doppelganger
Kaleo - Way Down We Go
Jon Waltz - Riot
Maren Morris – 80s Mercedes
Satchmode - State of Mind
KING - The Greatest
Vaults - Midnight River
Lissie - Don’t You Give Up On Me
Donald Glover – Redbone

If you are reading this (and let’s be honest—you’re in the minority!), I appreciate it greatly. It’s rewarding for me even if one person reads it. Anything more is just gravy on top. If you do l…

At laaaaaaaaast!  Check out what we believe are the 50 best tracks of 2015 (Spotify playlist link included)!  http://bit...
01/19/2016
Top 50 Songs of 2015

At laaaaaaaaast! Check out what we believe are the 50 best tracks of 2015 (Spotify playlist link included)! http://bit.ly/Top50BlogOf2015

Or if you have no interest in clicking but want to know what was chosen, please see below. Best wishes ahead for 2016!

These are in no particular ranked order:

FRANKIE – Problems Problems
Purity Ring – bodyache
Thief – Crazy
Tobias Jesso Jr. – How Could You Babe
Action Bronson (Feat. Chance The Rapper) – Baby Blue
Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Beck – Dreams
Kacey Musgraves – Biscuits
Alessia Cara – Here
Japanese Wallpaper (Feat. Airling) – Forces
Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Can I
Disclosure (Feat. SAM SMITH) – Omen
Shift K3Y (Feat. Andrea Martin (musician)) – Crying In My Sleep
NAO – Bad Blood
Kygo (Feat. Ella Henderson) – Here For You
The 1975 – Love Me
Grimes – Flesh Without Blood
Donna Missal – Keep Lying
Chordashian (Feat. Great Good Fine Ok) – The One
Jess Glynne – Ain’t Got Far to Go
Years & Years – Shine
Major Lazer (Feat. MØ & DJ SNAKE) – Lean On
HONNE – Coastal Love
Tame Impala – The Less I Know the Better
Ryn Weaver – The Fool
Sample Answer – Good Boy
Gallant – Weight in Gold
TRANSVIOLET – Girls Your Age
BibiBourelly – Riot
Carly Rae Jepsen – Your Type
dev09 – You Made Me
Fleur East – Sax
Kehlani (Feat. Coucheron) – Alive
Noonie Bao – Pyramids
Drake – Hotline Bling
Jamie Woon – Sharpness
Pell – Almighty Dollar
Her – Five Minutes
Brayton Bowman (Feat. Donna Missal) – Side
Tor Miller – Carter & Cash
Wet – It’s All in Vain
Stwo (Feat. SEVDALIZA) – Haunted
Tiggs Da Author – Georgia
LEISURE – Got it Bad
Tame Impala – ‘Cause I’m a Man
KIll J – You’re Good But I’m Better
Shura – 2Shy
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Jamie xx (Feat. Young Thug & Popcaan) – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)
Snakehips (Feat. Tinashe & Chance the Rapper) – All My Friends

If you’ve made your way here, thank you thank you and THANK YOU! Quite honestly, time is at such a huge premium any more so the fact that even 1 person is reading this is extremely rewarding. Mus...

Here is FirstListen's Top 50 Songs of 2014!  You can read all about the list and hear the tracks here:  http://bit.ly/To...
01/16/2015
Top 50 Songs of 2014

Here is FirstListen's Top 50 Songs of 2014! You can read all about the list and hear the tracks here: http://bit.ly/Top50of2014Blog

Or if you're lazy and just want to know what they are, have a look below. Enjoy!

Top 50 of 2014

Ryn Weaver - Octahate
Bahamas – All the Time
Halsey – New Americana
Grimes (Feat. Blood Diamonds) – Go
FKA twigs – Two Weeks
Leon Else – River Full of Liquor
Tinashe (Feat. A$AP Rocky) – Pretend
Miguel Simplethings
Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me
SAM SMITH – Stay with Me
Charli XCX – Boom Clap
Christopher Owens – Nothing More than Everything to Me
BANKS - Drowning
CHRIS MALINCHAK (Feat. Mikky Ekko) - Stranger
Gordon Voidwell – New Number
Cosmonaut Grechko – Anytime
Eastside – Ellie (Don’t x Loyal Cover)
Isaiah Rashad – Heavenly Father
Run The Jewels (Ft. Zack De La Rocha) – Close Your Eyes
The War On Drugs – Red Eyes
Chromeo (Feat. Toro y Moi) – Come Alive
Vince Staples – Blue Suede
Sharon Van Etten – Our Love
St. Vincent – Digital Witness
Kendrick Lamar – I
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
Spoon – Do You
Lykke Li – No Rest for the Wicked
Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting on You)
Tobias Jesso Jr. – True Love
Father John Misty – Bored in the USA
Seinabo Sey – Younger
Betty Who – All of You
Betty Who - Heartbreak Dream
Night Terrors of 1927 (Feat. Tegan and Sara) – When You Were Mine
machineheart - Another Me
Monarchy – Living Without You
Great Good Fine Ok – You’re the One for Me
Elizabeth Rose - Sensibility
Spooky Black – Without U
Ludacris (Feat. Miguel) – Good Lovin
Shamir – On the Regular
Satchmode Hall & Oates
Kevin Drew (Feat. Feist) – You In Your Were
Tove Lo – Moments
Made In Heights – Ghosts
Yeah Boy – Can’t Get Enough (Sam Padrul Remix)
Ryan Adams – My Wrecking Ball
Mapei – Don’t Wait
MOVEMENT – Like Lust

If you find yourself here, let me say thank you. I hope you enjoy listening/reading as much as I did preparing my list. Even though it may not appear so, I put a lot of time into creating this list...

12/31/2013
Songs from the Top 25 of 2013

What were your favorite records of 2013? Here is our list.

Top 25 of ‘13

Shy Girls – Timeshare EP
Betty Who – The Movement EP
Wet – Wet EP
NoNoNo – Pumpin Blood EP
Foals – Holy Fire
Empire of the Sun – Ice on the Dune
Charles Bradley – Victim of Love
Kanye West – Yeezus
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Toro Y Moi – Anything in Return
Disclosure – Settle
Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Danny Brown – Old
Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
Jai Paul – Jai Paul
Ashley Monroe – Like a Rose
Josh Ritter – The Beats in Its Tracks
Jagwar Ma – Howlin
Studio Killers – Studio Killers
Jason Isbell – Southeastern
Big Data – 1.0 EP
John Mayer – Paradise Valley

I have 1 select track from each record that I’ve included here below. I was thrilled that Spotify had everything so I was able to add a Spotify playlist here as well. Or if you’re old school, I also have an MP3 zip file. Take your pick! And feel free to pass on the link(s) as you see fit to others if you feel inclined as well.

Spotify link: http://spoti.fi/1k2P2Gv
MP3s: http://bit.ly/1k4eFXn

Happy early 2014!

Songs from the Top 25 of 2013, a playlist by firstlisten on Spotify

11/16/2013
Lily Allen - Hard Out Here (Official Video)

Can't begin to tell you how excited I am that Lily Allen is officially back! There was some lackluster work the last few years by her, but this is the kind of music I think of when I think of Lily Allen at her best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0CazRHB0so

Lily Allen - Hard Out Here (Official Video) Follow the conversation online #HOH #Bitches Director -- Christopher Sweeney Producer -- Amalia Rosen-Rawlings Pr...

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