Monthly top 20, July 2013

Gosh I haven’t been able to blog since last monthly top 20.

I blame everything on working in the middle of a beautiful summer, which this truly has been. If I’ve had any energy left after work I’ve been wanting to play in the sunshine. Not blog. That’s the awful truth.

But I also admit that sitting here writing this feels pretty nice too. I will better myself. I’ve got a few blog ideas in my head. Will get to them eventually.

Anyway. On with the show.

1. Tom Odell – Can’t Pretend (19)

Tom litterarly crushed all competition with this little number. I’ve listen to this song more than twice as many times as all the other songs in the entire world this month. I fell in love. The reason is all the little twist and turns the song takes as you listen to it. It reminds me of early Coldplay songs. And that’s a compliment.

2. Louis Armstrong – Lazy River (9)

During this month I also started to re-watch Ken Burns excellent documentary about the history of jazz. It got me listening to this and be amazed by the way he sings this song. I mean, of all the ways this song could be sung, he sings it this way. Only Luois could do it like this.

3. Frank Ocean – Thinkin’ About You (9)

Franks grip on a top 3 position is firm. The video can be found in this post.

4. XTC – Summers Cauldron (8)

A summer song. Crickets and birds in the background. 80’s inspired synth pop in the forefront. Very likeable.

5. Yazoo – Nobody’s Diary (7)
5. Brook Benton – Blue Moon (7)
7. Madonna – Open Your Heart (6)
7. Los Bravos – Black Is Black (6)
7. Burt Bacharach – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (6)
7. Santana – Well All Right (6)
7. Rotary Connection – Respect (6)
7. Sam Dees – Lonely For You Baby (6)
7. C Ramchandra – Shola Jo Bhadke (6)
7. Sly & The Family Stone – Hot Fun In The Summertime (6)
15. Supertramp – Dreamer (5)
15. The Lovin’ Spoonful – You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice (5)
15. Al Green – I Want To Hold Your Hand (5)
15. Marvin Gaye – Wherever I Lay My Hat (5)
15. Slim Harpo – Te Ni Nee Ni Nu (5)
15. Rodrigo y Gabriella – Tamacun (5)
15. Charlie Shavers – You’ve Changed (5)
15. Lack Of Afro – Touch My Soul (5)

And here’s the entire spotify playlist. Talk to you soon.

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