Saturday, January 26, 2013

Song of the Week 1/25/13

Busta Rhymes featuring Janet Jackson - "What's It Gonna Be?!"

One of the great things about Party Like It's 1999 is when a song I really liked in the 90s that had slipped through the cracks gets requested. This Busta and Janet collaboration is a perfect example. I remember this song practically burning up the TV screen when I first saw this video.  And I can honestly say that I think it's held up rather well, unlike some rap collaborations from that decade.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Party Like It's 1999 1/18/13

Well, the first PLI99 of 2013 was off the charts crazy. Hopefully that will set a tone for the rest of the year. The next edition is February 15th at The Bell House with an 11:00 p.m. start in the Main Event Hall. Here's what you heard this month: 

Tom Petty - “You Don’t Know How It Feels”
The Black Crowes - “Jealous Again”
Soul Asylum - “Runaway Train”
Sugar - “If I Can’t Change Your Mind”
The Wallflowers - “One Headlight”
The Verve - “Bittersweet Symphony”
Radiohead - “Karma Police”
Smashing Pumpkins - “Today”
Matthew Sweet - “Sick of Myself”
The Rentals - “Friends of P”
Stroke 9 - “Little Black Backpack”
Veruca Salt - “Seether”
Garbage - “Special”
Hole - “Celebrity Skin”
Tracy Bonham - “Mother Mother”
Matchbox Twenty - “3 A.M.”
Rusted Root - “Send Me on My Way”
Sister Hazel - “All for You”
Goo Goo Dolls - “Slide”
Gin Blossoms - “Hey Jealousy”
The Proclaimers - “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”
The Cardigans - “Lovefool”
Natalie Imbruglia - “Torn”
Len - “Steal My Sunshine”
Madonna - “Ray of Light”
Mariah Carey - “Fantasy”
Heavy D. and Da Boyz - “Now That We Found Love”
Montell Jordan - “This Is How We Do It”
Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre - “No Diggity”
Ginuwine - “Pony”
L.L. Cool J - “Around the Way Girl”
Skee-Lo - “I Wish”
Notorious B.I.G. - “Hypnotize”
Pharcyde - “Passing Me By”
Snoop Dogg - “Gina And Juice”
MC Hammer - “U Can’t Touch This”
Dee-Lite - “Groove Is in the Heart”
Toni Tony Tone - “Feels Good”
Bell Biv Devoe - Poison”
Boyz II Men - “Motownphilly”
Soul 4 Real - “Candy Rain”
Janet Jackson - “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”
Madonna - “Vogue”
Robyn - “Show Me Love”
Pras featuring Michel, Mya and ODB - “Ghetto Superstar”
Salt-N-Pepa - “None of Your Business”
TLC - “Waterfalls”
Destiny’s Child - “Bills, Bills, Bills”
Backstreet Boys - “As Long As You Love Me”
Spice Girls - “Wannabe”
Britney Spears - “…Hit Me One More Time”
NSync - “tearing Up My heart”
Hanson - “Mmmbop”
Chumbawamba - “Tubthumping”
Blink 182 - “All the Small Things”
Nirvana - “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Green Day - “Basket Case”
Third Eye Blind - “Semi-Charmed Life”
Sugar Ray - “Fly”
Sublime - “Santeria”
Alanis Morissette - “Ironic”
Smash Mouth - “All-Star”
Ricky Martin - “Living La Vida Loca”
Lou Bega - “Mambo No. 5”
Eiffel 65 - “Blue (Da Be Dee)”
Ace of Base - “The Sign”
Mary J Blige - “real Love”
Next - “Too Close”
Mark Morrison - “Return of the Mack”
Kris Kross - “Jump”
2Pac and Dr. Dre - “California Love”
Usher - “You Make Me Wanna”
Will Smith - Getting Jiggy Wit It”
Puff Daddy - “It’s All About the Benjamins (Remix)”
Warren G. and Nate Dogg - Regulate”
Prince and the New Power Generation - “7”
Savage Garden - “Truly Madly Deeply”
P.M. Dawn - “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss”
Extreme - “More Than Words”

Song of the Week 1/18/13

Lionel Richie - "All Night Long (All Night)"

I swear, I heard this song three times this week on CBS-FM. There's something wrong about that.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Song of the Week 1/11/13

Paul F Tompkins - "Skyfall"

When I wrote about Adele appearing at the Golden Globes for work, I didn't think of her version of the James Bond theme. I thought about this one, and how it perfectly straddles the line between comedy and heartfelt performance. Enjoy!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Song of the Week 1/4/13

Kelly Clarkson - "Catch My Breath"

I scrolled through the cable channels Tuesday through Thursday nights and again on Sunday night looking for something to entertain me. And every single time I hit MTV Hits, this video for the newly-blonde Clarkson was on. Pretty weird. Also, pretty good song.

(Oh, hey, I'm doing these SOTWs again. And I promise to fill in the missing ones from 2012 this year. Really. I mean it.)

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Party Like It's 1999 12/28/12

Our next edition of Party Like It's 1999 is Friday, January 18th, 2013! We closed 2012 last Friday with a quirky night of tunes and out of left field requests. Here's what you heard:

Black Sheep - “The Choice Is Yours”
Brand Nubian - “Slow Down”
De Le Soul – “Ring Ring Ring”
Beastie Boys – “Pass the Mic”
Rage Against the Machine – “Killing in the Name Of”
Metallica – “The Memory Remains”
Faith No More – “A Small Victory”
Soul Coughing – “Super Bon Bon”
Cake – “The Distance”
Oasis – “Don’t Look Back in Anger”
Garbage – “I Think I’m Paranoid”
White Town – “Your Woman”
Daft Punk – “Around the World”
Lo-Fidelity All-Stars – “Battleflag”
Filter – “Take a Picture”
Urge Overkill – “Sister Havana”
Soul Asylum – “Without a Trace”
Third Eye Blind – “Never Let You Go”
Savage Garden – “I Want You”
Adam Ant – “Wonderful”
Cranberries – “Dreams”
Collective Soul – “Shine”
Lenny Kravitz – “It Ain’t Over Til Its Over”
Fastball – “The Way”
Dishwalla – “Counting Blue Cars”
Better Than Ezra – “Good”
Toadies – “Possum Kingdom”
No Doubt – “Spiderwebs”
En Vogue – “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)”
Dr. Dre and 2Pac – “California Love”
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg – “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thing”
Blackstreet and Dr. Dre – “No Diggity”
Notorious B.I.G. – “Hypnotize”
Notorious B.I.G. – “Juicy”
Mark Morrison – “Return of the Mack”
Will Smith – “Getting Jiggy Wit It”
Montell Jordan – “This Is How We Do It”
Wreck-N-Effect – “Rump Shaker”
Puff Daddy featuring Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim and The Lox – “It’s All About the Benjamins”
TLC – “No Scrubs”
Warren G and Nate Dogg – “Regulate”
Chaka Demus and Pliers – “Murder She Wrote”
Boyz II Men – “Motownphilly”
New Kids on the Block – “Step By Step”
Backstreet Boys – “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”
N’ Sync – “I Want You Back”
Britney Spears – “(You Drive Me) Crazy”
Destiny’s Child – “Bills, Bills, Bills”
Aaliyah – “Are You That Somebody?”
Naughty By Nature – “O.P.P.”
House of Pain – “Jump Around”
Blink 182 – “All The Small Things”
Green Day – “Basket Case”
Lit – “My Own Worst Enemy”
Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Smash Mouth – “All Star”
Weezer – “Say It Ain’t So”
Alanis Morissette – “Ironic”
No Doubt – “Just a Girl”
Ini Kamoze – “Here Comes the Hotstepper”
Lou Bega – “Mambo No. 5”
Britney Spears – “…Hit Me One More Time”
Usher – “U Make Me Wanna”
Ginuwine – “Pony”
Adina Howard – “Freak Like Me”
Brandy and Monica – “The Boy Is Mine”
Next – “Too Close”
Janet Jackson – “Go Deep”
Des’ree – “You Gotta Be”
Christina Aguilera – “Genie in a Bottle”
Color Me Badd – “I Wanna Sex You Up”
Salt-N-Pepa – “Shoop”
Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue – “Whatta Man”
Coolio featuring L.V. – “Gangsta’s Paradise”
Lauryn Hill – “Doo-Wop (That Thing)”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Find a Way”
Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase – “Mo Money, Mo Problems”
Ace of Base – “The Sign”
Spice Girls – “Say You’ll be There”
Faith Evans – “Love Like This”
Backstreet Boys – “I Want It That Way”
Weezer – “Undone (The Sweater Song”)
Semisonic – “Closing Time”
Counting Crows – “A Long December”
Lisa Loeb – “Stay”