Sunday, March 31, 2013

March: Decades of Music

Image from the video of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean

We've got our monthly selection of music again, right under the wire. I always hate running late on this enjoyable feature. It seems stupid celebrating the sounds of one month in another.

Over the decades, the month of March has been full of good and interesting music. In fact, it was a bit hard winnowing my selections down to just nine songs. Some fun music was left to the side. So, we'll have to pass up on Snow's "Informer" from '93 and Will Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" from '98. Maybe we'll listen to them next time, in five years or so. ;-)

Another funny point about this month's post is that it would have been very easy to make it totally focused on Dance music. The whole reason why I changed the post titles, in January, from "Monthly Dance Party" was because it was too tough to put together a broadly enjoyable collection while just focusing on that genre. Well, it's all for the better; I can now honestly choose whatever sounds and videos catch my enthusiasm.

Interior art from Evanescence's album Fallen

Well, that's enough blather. Let's get to the music!!!

Here is this month's playlist:

1968: "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding

1973: "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack

1978: "Night Fever" by the Bee Gees

1983: "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson

1988: "Wishing Well" by Terence Trent D'Arby

1993: "Feed the Tree" by Belly

1998: "Stay" by Sash!

2003: "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence

2008: "Long Road to Ruin" by Foo Fighters


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