Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Real Music Observer Top 10 For Weekending 10/19/18

Link To The Top 10

At number one again this week is Ice Age by Fire Tiger. The song is the catchiest thing I've heard in years. A combination of Taylor Dayne, Miami Sound Machine and Wilson Phillips.

At number two is Borrowed Time from State Cows. A Swedish band that has tapped into the Steely Dan west coast vibe better than anyone. Michael Landau guest stars on the guitar solo.

At number three is 10 Miles by Champlin, Williams and Friestedt (CWF). This trio makes music I wish Toto made. This sounds so vintage but is a brand new song and is instantaneously a hit.

At number 4 is the brand new single from Paul Carrack called Amazing. This almost sounds like it was stolen from the Stax music vaults. A wonderful, breezy slice of R&B and Paul nails the vocals. Destined for #1 on this chart.

At number 5 is a classic power ballad by Clif Magness called Unbroken. The song would be a perfect track for Jason Scheff to record. Such a great melody.

At number 6 is Easy To Love by Steve Perry. My favorite tune from his new album Traces. A complete R&B hook and melody and it gets better with each spin.

At number 7 is All Alone by former Outfield lead vocalist Tony Lewis. Tony sounds exactly like he did in 1986. This has all of the mojo of anything his former band ever recorded. This should be on the radio.

At number 8 is a blues artist by the name of Hamish Anderson with his song No Good. A combination of contemporary blues and retro rock. A great guitar line and some terrific playing throughout.

At number 9 is former Survivor lead singer Dave Bickler and his song Hope. Dave's voice has held up remarkably well and this is his first solo album. The track itself is a call for a better day and the hook is perfect for classic rock stations.

At number 10 is the brand new song by guitarist Colin James. His song is called 40 light years. It features of all things, a harmonica. The playing is reserved by effective. Very catchy song.

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