Monday, January 10, 2011

Hoyt’s Hot 150 Hits Of 2010

Hello Friends!

Welcome to my annual countdown of the years best tracks in my ever so humble opinion. I carefully selected my favorites based on my elaborate scoring system. Each song was individually rated and it's chart position carefully selected.

Please note that any song that is “new to me" in 2010 is considered eligible for this years end countdown.

It was an AWESOME year in music. 2011 is off to a start great already! As Casey Kasem would say “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars!”

Please feel free to offer your valuable feedback and I'd love to see what your year end favorites list looks like!

01. Dancing On My Own - Robyn
02. For Ur Entertainment – Adam Lambert
03. Your Love Is My Drug - Keisha
04. Bloodbuzz Ohio - The National
05. Hollywood – Marina & The Diamonds
06. Fear Of The Unknown – Suzi Quatro
07. Magic - Ladyhawke
08. Circle The Drain - Katy Perry
09. Dance In The Dark – Lady Gaga
10. Fever - Adam Lambert
11. Pilot Of The Airwaves – Charlie Dore 
12. Burning Buildings - Elton John
13. Last Thing I Do – Tammy Wynette
14. Stephen - Keisha
15. Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
16. Destiny - Andrew Boss
17. Voices In My Head – Hydra Productions
18. Mistaken - SIRPAUL
19. Heartbeats - The Knife
20. Dirty Love Song - Zander Bleck
21. Breaking Hearts - Elton John
22. My Delirium - Ladyhawke
23. Take It Off - Keisha
24. Telephone - Lady Gaga & Beyonce
25. Music & Me - SIRPAUL
26. Rocket - Goldfrapp
27. Aphrodite - Kylie
28. The Kids Don't Stand A Chance  – Vampire Weekend
29. Conversion 16 - The National
30. Liberty Walk - Miley Cyrus
31. Kiss and Tell - Keisha
32. In Neon -Elton John
33. Dog Days Are Over - Florence & The Machine
34. Pandora’s Box - Stacey Q
35. Hang With Me - Robyn
36. All The Lovers - Kylie
37. Intoxicated - Peter Wilson
38. Whataya Want From Me – Adam Lambert
39. Fallin’ and Flyin’ - Jeff Bridges
40. The Bandstand - A-ha
41. Someone 2 Love – Fountains Of Wayne
42. If It Wasn’t For Bad – Leon Russell
43. Jar Of Hearts - Christina Perry
44. Indestructible - Robyn
45. Stop Turning Me On – Music Lovers
46. 2 More Lonely People – Miley Cyrus
47. Get Outta My Way - Kylie
48. Adios - Linda Ronstadt
49. Try Sleepin With A Broken Heart – Alicia Keys
50. Dancehall Queen - Robyn
51. The Lion’s Den - Stacey Q
52. Rude Boy - Rihanna
53. Chicago - Joseph Arthur
54. The Wrong Guy - Mando Saenz
55. And So To Bed - Suzi Quatro
56. Heartbreak Warfare - John Mayor
57. Animal - Neon Trees
58. Fire With Fire - Scissor Sisters
59. Candy Apple - Stacey Q
60. Who Owns My Heart – Miley Cyrus
61. Blah Blah Blah - Keisha
62. Looking For An Angel – Kylie
63. Monster - Lady Gaga
64. King Of Anything - Sara Bareilles
65. Fembot - Robyn
66. If I Had You - Adam Lambert
67. Head First - Goldfrapp
68. If I Had You – Korgis
69. The Weary Kind - Ryan Bingham
70. Blind - Keisha
71. Half Of my Heart - John Mayor
72. Bodies - Robbie Williams
73. Sound Of My Voice – Linda Ronstadt
74. Haven’t met You Yet - Michael Buble
75. I Love The Way U Lie - Eminem
76. Letting Go - Paul McCartney
77. Break My Heart – Dwight Twilley
78. Doot Doot - Freur
79. A World Of Fantasy - Triumph
80. I’m Not Ur Toy (Data Remix) – La Roux
81. Bed Intruder Song - Antoine Dodson
82. Blink Of An Eye - Moonalice
83. Skin Tight - Scissor Sisters
84. Firework – Katy Perry
85. Another Runaway - Ladyhawke
86. Terrible Love – The National
87. Sad Café - Stacey Q
88. Alive - Goldfrapp
89. Tune Into My Heart – Little Boots
90. Are You Satisfied - Marina/Diamonds
91. Riders In The Night - Freur
92. The Man Who Can’t Be Moved – The Script
93. Girls - Marina & The Diamonds
94. Come Out Tonight - Mando Saenz
95. Include Me Out - Robyn
96. Remind Me Of You - Annie
97. Masquerade - Stacey Q
98. Too Low For Zero - Elton John
99. Animal - Keisha
100. California Gurls - Katy Perry
101. Hard - Rihanna
102. The One That Got Away – Katy Perry
103. I Don’t Know – Ryan Bingham
104. Believer - Goldfrapp
105. Raise Your Glass - Pink
106. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
107. Hey, Soul Sister - Train
108. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias
109. Grenade - Bruno Mars
110. Pick You Up - Adam Lambert
111. Movie Love - Andrew Boss
112. Behind The Eight Ball – Stacey Q
113. Rent Free - Wang Chung
114. Better Than Today - Kylie
115. Dreaming - Goldfrapp
116. Losing Heart - Brandi Carlisle
117. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks – The National
118. The Ghost Of Myself - Pet Shop Boys
119. I Wanna Life - Goldfrapp
120. Closer - Kylie
121. Shampain - Marina & The Diamonds
122. Whole New Way - Scissor Sisters
123. Soaked - Adam Lambert
124. Kiss With A Fist - Florence & The Machine
125. Cooler Than Me – Mike Posner
126. Hello Trouble - Buck Owens
127. My Love – Sia
128. Be The One - The Ting Ting’s
129. Dum Dum Boy - Bananarama
130. All I Ever Wanted – Kelly Clarkson
131. New In Town – Little Boots
132. Walter Reed - Michael Penn
133. Lemonworld - The National
134. Alejandro - Lady Gaga
135. Heavy In Ur Arms - Florence & The Machine
136. Forgiveness And Love - Miley Cyrus
137. Love Letter To Japan – Bird & The Bee
138. If It’s Alright With You – Korgis
139. Driving By The Accident - Justin McRoberts
140. Professional Suicide - Ladyhawke
141. Last Friday Night – Katy Perry
142. Hungover - Keisha
143. Say Goodbye - John Mayor
144. The Outsider – Marina & The Diamonds
145. Win It All - Ian Hunter
146. A Loaded Smile - Adam Lambert
147. Walking On A Dream – Empire of Son
148. Never Marry An Icon – Dead Or Alive
149. Cry Like A Rainstorm – Linda Ronstadt
150. We R Who We R - Keisha

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Candy Apple Blue & TV Movie Collaboration

                                                                                                    
As soon as I first heard Mansfield Ohio's most promising band, TV Movie, I fell in love! I remember catching them on garageband.com about a year or so back. Our bands reside in neighboring states so it was really easy for us to connect and support each other's music.

James Amos from TV Movie
TV Movie has a distinct and classic new wave sound. To me, there is a strong hint of Joy Division in their craft and approach to recording. The band is fronted by James Amos, his unique baritone voice will leave you feeling haunted. They describe their own music as "New Order meets Moby" any way you slice it, it's really good original music! CDBaby is now carrying their debut album, Turn Out The Light. If you like the sound of Joy Division, you should definitely check them out!              
                                                              
So just last week while stumbling through my Facebook account I got a news feed from TV Movie. I listened to a few of their new songs and as soon as I heard "Days Are Gone" started playing I was completely charmed. I immediately thought to myself that we have to remix/remake this track! I quickly got in contact with frontman James Amos and explained to him that Candy Apple Blue wanted a chance to remodel/remix his song. I explained that we wanted to take a whole different approach to his song. He was really very cool about it and was on board with the idea right away. We were thrilled!

(Update: 01/28/2011) Admittedly, we initially we were only planning on doing a remix. However, we just couldn't help ourselves we had to rewrite it. We wanted to give the song a whole new life. We went full throttle diligently composing fresh new lyrics and completely different upbeat vocals melodies. We thought up a whole new arrangement and did a complete 180 with it... even adding a new lead synth line. It is undoubtedly a completely different song than the original "Days Are Gone". So with that James, Hoyt & I together rewrote it completely and made this new song happen!

My favorite line in the song for me was a very personal one that I wrote: "I go back to my childhood in dreams and wonder why wrong choices were made for me as I stood idly by." Anyway...

We thought this song would be best with both of our bands united on the single version.

It's was so much fun and a real pleasure to work with James Amos. Perhaps this song will be the one to break both of our bands? Fingers crossed! It is planned to be TV Movies next single.

So be on the lookout for... TV Movie (Feat. Candy Apple Blue) - Bad Days Are Gone

 - Carly Emerick 

More details to soon follow.
TV Movie on Facebook | TV Movie on ReverbNation

UPDATE: 11/07/2011
The finished song and music video! ❤ We are so proud of the finished result!