Comments from Tom Breihan

ah yeah, that should be on there.
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March 21, 2019 on The Number Ones: Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock”
and superstition! fuck. my hands just cramped up typing all this shit, but i got love 4 the completists.
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March 21, 2019 on The Number Ones: Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock”
I didn't start noting non-#1 top 10s until I'd been doing this column for months. But I *did* go back and decide which songs were 10s. So here's the complete list of top-10 10s: duane eddy - rebel rouser ray charles - what'd i say, pts. 1 & 2 the drifters - save the last dance for me ray charles - georgia on my mind the miracles - shop around roy orbison - running scared ben e. king - stand by me roy orbison - crying patsy cline - crazy the tokens - the lion sleeps tonight roy orbison - dream baby brian hyland - sealed with a kiss ray charles - you don't know me the miracles - you've really got a hold on me skeeter davis - the end of the world the chantays - pipeline the drifters - on broadway sam cooke - another saturday night the surfaris - wipe out stevie wonder - fingertips, pt. ii the crystals - then he kissed me the ronettes - be my baby the kingsmen - louie louie lesley gore - you don't know me the animals - the house of the rising sun the honeycombs - have i the right the shangri-las - leader of the pack the kinks - you really got me the temptations - my girl the rolling stones - the last time the beatles - ticket to ride the rolling stones (i can't get no) satisfaction the righteous brothers - unchained melody bob dylan - like a rolling stone james brown - papa's got a brand new bag, pt. 1 the rolling stones - get off of my cloud the shangri-las - i can never go home anymore the vogues - five o'clock world stevie wonder - uptight (everything's alright) nancy sinatra - these boots are made for walkin' the beach boys - sloop john b the rolling stones - paint it black the beatles - paperback writer four tops - reach out i'll be there count five - psychotic reaction neil diamond - cherry, cherry the beach boys - good vibrations the supremes - you keep me hangin' on the temptations - (i know) i'm losing you buffalo springfield - for what it's worth four tops - bernadette aretha fraklin - i never loved a man (the way i love you) aretha franklin - respect bobbie gentry - ode to billie joe diana ross & the supremes - reflections smokey robinson & the miracles - i second that emotion otis redding - (sittin' on) the dock of the bay the rolling stones - jumpin' jack flash jeannie c. riley - harper valley p.t.a. marvin gaye & tammi terrell - you're all i need to get by diana ross & the supremes - love child steppenwolf - magic carpet ride marvin gaye - i heard it through the grapevine the temptations - cloud nine dusty springfield - son of a preacher man tommy james & the shondells - crimson & clover the isley brothers - it's your thing desmond dekker - israelites jackson 5 - i want you back led zeppelin - whole lotta love simon & garfunkel - bridge over troubled water jackson 5 - abc norman greenbaum - spirit in the sky simon & garfunkel - cecilia the temptations - ball of confusion (that's what the world is today) the five stairsteps - o-o-h child stevie wonder - signed, sealed, delivered (i'm yours) jackson 5 - i'll be there janis joplin - me & bobby mcgee the kinks - lola the temptations - just my imagination (running away with me) ike & tina turner - proud mary marvin gaye - what's going on bill withers - ain't no sunshine isaac hayes - theme from shaft marvin gaye - inner city blues (make me wanna holler) al green - let's stay together bill withers - lean on me hot butter - popcorn the temptations - papa was a rollin' stone curtis mayfield - superfly marvin gaye - trouble man
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March 21, 2019 on The Number Ones: Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock”
damn i got my absurdist characters mixed up.
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March 21, 2019 on Watch Nardwuar Interview A Confused Blueface
I mean I am definitely still thinking about it.
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March 20, 2019 on Meet Dave, The Post-Grime Future Of UK Rap
They didn't have any top 10 songs! NIN's highest-charting single is 1999's "The Day The World Went Away" (#17), and Manson, as far as I can tell, has never charted on the Hot 100, probably thanks to the '90s practice of not making singles commercially available.
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March 19, 2019 on The Number Ones: Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain”
Jim is too well-adjusted and also too insincere to make hardcore. If he made music it'd be some Shins-ass indie.
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March 18, 2019 on Choice To Make – “Think Twice” & “Composure”
"I never sleep, cuz sleep is the cousin of death" --Pitbull
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March 15, 2019 on Watch Better Oblivion Community Center Play “Sleepwalkin'” On James Corden
Vastly important song, great video, I really don't like listening to it. That and "Pause" were the only tracks I ever skipped on the Together Forever comp.
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March 14, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Temptations’ “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone”
That's Cage's 1997 single "Agent Orange," which sampled the Clockwork Orange score.
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March 14, 2019 on I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Insane Clown Posse Video
no you don't. billionaires shouldn't exist.
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March 14, 2019 on Grimes – “Pretty Dark” Video
but she did.
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March 13, 2019 on I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Insane Clown Posse Video
I like how there's a solid block of In- bands on the Sound & Fury Fest lineup.
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March 13, 2019 on Stream Inclination’s When Fear Turns To Confidence EP
Def Leppard are from Sheffield. If you're gonna be a corrections troll, at least take the time to get your shit right.
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March 13, 2019 on Rock Hall Names 2019 Induction Speakers: Trent Reznor, David Byrne, Janelle Monaé
There's a lot of hardcore! Also on Saturday I got knocked down in a moshpit at a house show for the first time in like 15 years, shit was life-affirming.
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March 13, 2019 on Stream Inclination’s When Fear Turns To Confidence EP
My explanation is: "Popcorn" fucking rules.
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March 12, 2019 on The Number Ones: Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-A-Ling”
They're still in the second line, but they're further back in the second line than they were in 2016.
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March 8, 2019 on Marshmello – “Here With Me” (Feat. Chvrches)
No I am quite certain it's.... *checks notes* shit.
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March 8, 2019 on Marshmello – “Here With Me” (Feat. Chvrches)
Biz loved 70s pop songs, and he worked them in whenever possible. He's a gift to the Bonus Beats section. Fun Fact: The name "Bonus Beats" is Biz-inspired. The second issue of Grand Royal, the Beastie Boys' '90s zine, included a flexi disc with Biz's cover of "Bennie And The Jets." There was another track on there, and it was just a couple of seconds of Biz beatboxing. It was called "Bonus Beats." The phrase stuck in my head.
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March 7, 2019 on The Number Ones: Three Dog Night’s “Black & White”
oh snap, I was looking at the wrong Wikipedia column. Gotta fix that.
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March 5, 2019 on The Number Ones: Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally)”
Thanks buddy! Yo this dude Justin is one of the main reasons those summers were as much fun as they were, and he's also the best friend I made at that camp. Shout out to Justin.
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March 5, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me”
I don't rate songs that didn't make the top 10, but come on, that's a 10. Will probably have a lot more to say about it when this column gets to "No Diggity."
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March 4, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me”
We'll get a couple before the year is over.
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March 1, 2019 on The Number Ones: Neil Diamond’s “Song Sung Blue”
Yeah, it's new to me cuz of the video but I wish I'd heard it last year.
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February 27, 2019 on J. Cole Is Going For It
He apparently added the second G later in life? I don't really get that but I'm not gonna be the one to tell him he can't do it.
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February 25, 2019 on Stream Petbrick’s Self-Titled Debut EP
I don't see how Pete Seeger could've made any money off of this one, though Ewan MacColl, also a hardcore socialist, sure did.
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February 25, 2019 on The Number Ones: Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”
I subscribe to about a million Bandcamp feeds, and I listen to everything when the notifications come up. Probably post a a third of em.
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February 22, 2019 on Stream Slant’s Vain Attempt EP
It's just a different technique. When it works, it works.
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February 20, 2019 on The Number Ones: Nilsson’s “Without You”
I'm not gen-X. Born in 79, baby! I have no generation! I am a magical unicorn who cannot be reduced!
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February 15, 2019 on The Number Ones: Don McLean’s “American Pie”
I love English teachers. (For years, I thought I'd be one, since there was no way this writing thing was going to work out. Still might, when it stops working out!) But you can love English teachers and also acknowledge that they can be terribly embarrassing sometimes.
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February 15, 2019 on The Number Ones: Don McLean’s “American Pie”
There's a holiday next week, I'm only doing four.
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February 15, 2019 on The Number Ones: Don McLean’s “American Pie”
That was his name in '93. He dropped the "Doggy" a couple of years later.
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February 13, 2019 on People Are Giving Kamala Harris A Hard Time About Her Tupac & Snoop Comments
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