Comments from Tom Breihan

Anyway it's not like these goddam things need to be any longer.
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December 3, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Temptations’ “I Can’t Get Next To You”
Still going back and forth on that. The first one listed is "Come Together"/"Something," but then "Something" went to #3 on its own, so it seems like not even Billboard knew what it was doing with that. I'm kinda inclined to just go with the A-sides, but I also don't like the idea of not writing about "California Love."
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December 3, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Temptations’ “I Can’t Get Next To You”
what the fuck is this comment
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November 30, 2018 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
1. Terror Squad: True Story 2. Terror Squad: The Album 3. Fat Joe & Remy Ma: Plata O Plomo 4. Remy Ma: There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story 5. Cuban Link: 24K 6. Cuban Link: Chain Reaction 7. Fat Joe: Don Cartagena 8. Fat Joe: Jealous One's Envy 9. Fat Joe: Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) 10. A playlist of "Lean Back" 14 times in a row
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November 29, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women”
A Summer Place. https://www.stereogum.com/1983896/the-number-ones-percy-faiths-theme-from-a-summer-place/franchises/the-number-ones/
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November 27, 2018 on The Number Ones: Henry Mancini’s “Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet
check last week's column.
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November 21, 2018 on ALLBLACK Carries The Bay Area Flame
I will save further America comment for when I actually get to their #1s but the soundtrack to The Last Unicorn goes hard.
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November 21, 2018 on The Number Ones: The 5th Dimension’s “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In”
Orrrrrr maybe if they were around then, they'd be writing big-band pastiches or recording fake folk-blues.
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November 20, 2018 on The Number Ones: Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy”
Dammit, that's right, I even put that tidbit in the "Strangers in the Night" column.
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November 19, 2018 on The Number Ones: Sly & The Family Stone’s “Everyday People”
Thank you! No book plans. I have been told that collections of things available for free online don't sell. Also, it's hard enough writing these things; I don't wanna also deal with agents/editors/publishers.
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November 15, 2018 on The Number Ones: Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”
you really might wanna change that screen name to whitemusicfan.
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November 15, 2018 on The Number Ones: Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”
jesus, you're right
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November 14, 2018 on Sheck Wes Has A Story
I was tall the whole time. And nobody knew.
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November 14, 2018 on Sheck Wes Has A Story
Just top 10. But yeah, it's another new thing I'm trying, mostly because I didn't like the idea of not mentioning "Magic Carpet Ride" at all. We'll see if it sticks.
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November 14, 2018 on The Number Ones: Diana Ross & The Supremes’ “Love Child”
"Love Child" is 1000% a better song than "Hey Jude."
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November 14, 2018 on The Number Ones: Diana Ross & The Supremes’ “Love Child”
That's a great story. The way people integrate people into their lives and let it affect them > pop music (and I LOVE pop music). Even the worst songs on this list have some of the most heartfelt, glowing YouTube comments from people who remember dancing to those songs at their weddings or hearing them at their grandmothers' houses.
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November 13, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”
Got it from Rob Sheffield's piece on the song, and I prefer to believe the legend: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/hey-jude-at-50-celebrating-the-beatles-most-open-hearted-masterpiece-714736/
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November 13, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”
I love that book. Also, Chuck Eddy was the first person ever to hire me to write about music.
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November 9, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Rascals’ “People Got To Be Free”
damn everybody's copyediting me this morning.
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November 8, 2018 on Watch Morrissey Cover The Pretenders On James Corden
"Fly" didn't chart, but it would've been an 8.
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November 7, 2018 on The Number Ones: Hugh Masekela’s “Grazing In The Grass”
I love a whole lot of versions of Bacharach songs, but I don't love the Bacharach aesthetic as a whole. Some of the Dionne Warwick stuff is cool but that whole crushed-velvet lounge-pop thing has never really drawn me in.
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November 6, 2018 on The Number Ones: Herb Alpert’s “This Guy’s In Love With You”
My position is: If I didn't know the album existed when I wrote last week's AOTW, then it's eligible for this week's. And since I came up with the damn column and have written literally hundreds of them, I get to make the rules.
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November 6, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples FM!
It was a helpful way for me to mark songs to delete.
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November 2, 2018 on The Number Ones: Archie Bell & The Drells’ “Tighten Up”
next week! we go thursday to thursday with this bad boy.
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November 2, 2018 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
I am getting to that point. It's like how I instinctively gave every song 1 thru 5 stars when I first got an ipod.
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November 2, 2018 on The Number Ones: Archie Bell & The Drells’ “Tighten Up”
Probably too high, yeah, but I'm sentimental like that. "Stand," which peaked at #6 in 1989, would've also been an 8. Might've gone as high as 9 for "The One I Love," which peaked at #9 in 1987.
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November 2, 2018 on The Number Ones: Archie Bell & The Drells’ “Tighten Up”
honestly tho it's crazy that REM ever got as close as they did
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November 2, 2018 on The Number Ones: Archie Bell & The Drells’ “Tighten Up”
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