I was pleased to win tix to see Michael Buble live in concert in Toronto for a television show broadcast earlier this week. He’s a fantastic performer, I saw him a few years ago. He looks like a lean, mean fighting machine, and really delivered the goods with his new single “Haven’t Met You Yet” from his upcoming CD Crazy Love.
Each week, the Globalchart on the M4B Charts Central (M4BCC) message board is updated to reflect the week’s musings over music from approximately 50 personal chart compilers around the world on the Internet.
I started the Globalchart in August 1998 and it found a home on the M4BCC message board in 2004, when my Charts Central message board was consolidated with another online personal charts survey called the M4B Top 50. My friend Bryan Armstrong took on the task of compiling the Globalchart weekly from that time onward.
The latest chart is the 392nd edition. Enjoy!
View the October 4 chart here
For your viewing entertainment, here are some videos of some of my current favourite performers and/or songs.
MANS ZELMERLOW “Hope and Glory”
It’s a pretty cheesy song compared to others on this Swedish singer’s CD MZW, but his performance has major WOW factor. Do I smell international breakout? Now he needs a website in English!
DAN BLACK “Symphonies”
Our resident UK music scientist with an equally imaginative video.
FLORENCE & THE MACHINE “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)”
The song has one of the most memorable choruses in recent memory, as well as great imagery, captured in fine fashion in the video.
EVAN TAUBENFELD “Boy Meets Girl”
Baltimore native Evan’s out to take over the pop music world, one fan at a time. Songs with amusing lyrics like “Boy Meets Girl” will definitely help him get there! Here’s a live clip.
MIKA “We Are Golden”
The 2000’s version of the Tom Cruise underwear scene from “Risky Business”??? If not, it’s bright, colourful and fun!
My chart of 30 current favourite songs is now posted. This is edition #310 since January 1998. This bi-weekly chart features links to the artists’ MySpace sites and free downloads where initiated by the artists or record companies. Note that the URL will be changing soon if you plan to bookmark it.
Please post any comments you might have about the current chart!
I now have a Soundcloud account, so if you have a song that you would like to send for review, please drop it in my box. I can’t guarantee that I’ll blog about it or share it, but I will get back to you 🙂
A link to my account appears in my Links section since WordPress does not appear to allow the Soundcloud widget.
To get this blog site underway, I’m copying files from my original site, which began in 1998 with my Best Of lists from 1997 and 1998. Links of past lists will start showing up in that section of this website. Enjoy and feel free to comment. Any remarks that I made at the time have been left intact.
You’re looking at the start of the forthcoming 2K9 version of Tuned-On! Communications, which has been the online home of the Tuned-On! Top 30 for the last 11 years, and is now in the throes of a BlogEvolution. So not only will you see Bill Smith’s personal chart, but you’ll also read his views on all things music and entertainment from the past and the present. There’ll continue to be listings which show Bill’s unique perspective on music and how it got to be what it is today. Here’s hoping you’ll check in regularly!