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Cuter Than Pie’s Top 20 Songs Of 2014

I originally posted one of these playlists at mid-year, but it’s been a huge year for new music, so it was time to update the playlist.  Now, I don’t know how you felt about 2014, but for me, it was probably the best year of the decade so far for music.

When I put together playlists, or just lists of songs, I don’t normally take the time to rank them.  This time around, I had some pretty strong opinions, so at least the top 10 songs here are in the order that I think they deserve to be. I also tried to limit my choices to only one song per artist.  Would some of these artists have had more than one song on this list otherwise?  It’s definitely a possibility.

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The Weekly Dose 08-12-14 (featuring Harry Nilsson)

When I started this weekly playlist, my goal was to get good music out there where people would actually listen to it.  Now, I don’t know if people are actually listening, but we do get a decent amount of traffic and some of my playlists have subscribers, so at least it’s some kind of a success so far.  A few years back I hosted an online radio show called In The Mix. My opening line to every show was always “open your ears and open your MIND” because that’s exactly what I wanted people to do.  I was playing mostly new music (like I usually put together here) and mostly music of a certain genre but occasionally I’d throw in other things that people may not THINK they would like, but I hoped they would listen to it anyway.

This week’s edition of The Weekly Dose is one that might not interest those who are mostly into new music, and indie rock, as this is the first real “flashback” edition, with an older artist, but I’m hoping you’ll still give it a listen and love it as much as I do.

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The Weekly Dose 08-04-14 (featuring Spoon)

This week, Spoon will release They Want My Soul, their 8th studio album. Even though the band formed over 20 years ago (1993 in Austin, Texas), they received the most exposure in the mid-to-late 2000’s, getting more popular with each album release.  The first song I ever heard was “All The Pretty Girls Go To The City” from their 2002 release Kill The Moonlight, and actually played it on the radio show I used to host back then.  A few years later, I started discovering more of their music, and they’ve become one of my favorite bands of all time.

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Playlist: The Best Of Jenny Lewis

I’ll admit that I was a little late in discovering the music of Jenny Lewis, but she’s become one of my favorite artists of all time. Being our featured artist this week, and having just released her third solo album, The Voyager, I put together this playlist with some of, what I consider to be, her best songs.

You probably know Jenny Lewis as the lead singer for the band Rilo Kiley, who formed in 1998.  Their biggest radio exposure came from the track “Portions For Foxes” and that’s where I first heard of the band for the first time.  Even though I liked the song when I would hear it on the radio, for whatever reason it didn’t make me go and check out their other material.  It wasn’t until their album Under The Blacklight came out in 2007 that they made a huge impression on me, and to this day that is still my favorite Rilo Kiley release.

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