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Are These The Best Movie Soundtracks of All Time?

I just saw that Uproxx.com made a list of the Top 50 Movie Soundtracks of all time.

Kind of a tall order to rank them, don’t you think?

Here’s their Top 10:

1.  “Purple Rain”,  1984


2.  “Saturday Night Fever”,  1977


3.  “Pulp Fiction”,  1994


4.  “Singles”,  1992


5.  “Super Fly”,  1972


6.  “Boogie Nights”,  1997


7.  “American Graffiti”,  1973


8.  “Dazed and Confused”,  1993


9.  “Trainspotting”,  1996


10.  “A Hard Day’s Night”,  1964

Check the full list https://uproxx.com/indie/best-soundtrack-albums-ranked-list/

Now while I respect most peoples’ opinions on such polarizing subjects, I have to say that I’m pretty damn disappointed to not see “Forrest Gump”, “Almost Famous” and “Blow” on the list.

And even though the movie was kind of lamesauce, what about “City of Angels”? That was a pretty epic 90’s soundtrack and it gave us one of the most overplayed songs of the 20th Century (“Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls).

Also, is “Purple Rain” really the best movie soundtrack ever? I mean, EVER?

I mean, “Purple Rain” itself is a glorious song, but the entire soundtrack?

So many questions…

What is YOUR favorite movie soundtrack?

What should have made the list, and got totally passed over for something less worthy?

Enlighten me!

Tanya Tucker Rides a Horse Onto the Opry Stage!

Ever since I was a kid, I have loved Tanya Tucker. Not only is she a great Country singer-like, total LEGEND status- but she has always been an equine enthusiast as I have been since pretty much birth.  She actually used to show Arabian Horses, which is the breed I’ve always been into, but lately has moved onto Friesians, which, really, unless you are super rich, good luck affording one!  They’re like the Onyx Unicorns of the equine species.

Anyhow, Tanya made quite the entrance at the Grand Ole Opry Friday night, riding her Friesian Stallion onstage!


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Tanya was at the Opry to promote her new album “Sweet Western Sound” which came out this past Friday.

Always a total QUEEN!

Top Country Wedding Songs

It’s offically Wedding Season! According to TheKnot.com, a majority of weddings in Amercia happen between May and November.  My family owns a wedding venue in West Tennessee (look it up- Cogan’s Farm- it’s AMAZING!) and I help out as much as I can, so I always have a keen interest in pretty much everything wedding-related.

One of the biggest wedding traditions is the “First Dance”, and picking a song that reflects your relationship is kind of a big deal, right?

TasteofCountry.com just released a list of the Top Country Wedding Dance Songs, so here’s the Top 10, if you’re looking for some wedding dance inspo.

1.  “When You Say Nothing at All” by Alison Krauss


2.  “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett


3.  “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young


4.  “When I Said I Do” by Clint Black, with his wife Lisa Hartman Black


5.  “Amazed” by Lonestar


6.  “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill


7.  “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts


8.  “Then” by Brad Paisley


9.  “Could I Have This Dance” by Anne Murray.


10.  “I Believe in You” by Don Williams


Check out the full list here


And if you want to expand your genres outside of Country Music, here’s a pretty solid list from “Country Living” magazine.

Want to rock it out?  Here’s some great choices from Wedding Forward.


My husband and I said “I Do” sixteen years ago, and our first dance song was “Memory in the Making” by John Kilzer.

So, yeah, points for being unique!


What was your first dance song?

Or if you’re not married just yet, what would it be?



Are These the Best Male Country Singers of All Time?

A few weeks ago, Studyfinds.com compiled a list of the Best Female Country Singers, and they nailed it! Dolly Parton was #1, and I don’t think anyone can argue that!

Studyfinds.com just followed up with a list of the Best Male Country Singers, and it’s pretty spot on as well.

At least the Top 3 are.

Although, I think Kenny Chesney (no disrespect to him) could have been replaced by a more legendary singer like George Jones…

1. George Strait
With over 70 million records sold, George Strait is one of the most successful country singers of all time. He’s had 44 number one hits and has won numerous awards. “Throughout his music career which spans for more than 30 years, Strait holds 60 No. 1 singles, more than any other artist in any genre. He amassed 33 platinum, 13 multi-platinum and 38 gold albums, more than any country artist and third across all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley.”

“He is the only performer in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades.”

Also, he’s freaking GEORGE STRAIT.

2. Garth Brooks

Garth is another legend in the business.
According to studyfinds:

“Since the release of his debut album, “Garth Brooks”, in 1989, Brooks has made a practice of taking risks and defying the rules, jamming his hands into all sorts of star-maker machinery and seeing exactly how far he can go: for example, writing ‘The Thunder Rolls,’ a song about a man who cheats on his wife, and making a video for it that shows not only the husband’s torrid affair but his violent comeuppance. In Nashville, where newcomers are practically issued handbooks on the accepted ways of doing business — which means playing it safe — that’s living dangerously indeed.”

“Brooks has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in popular music history, breaking records for both sales and concert attendance throughout the 1990s. Garth Brooks still continues to sell well and according to Nielsen Soundscan, his album sales through the end of 2009 are at 68,363,000, which makes him the best-selling albums artist in the United States in the SoundScan era, a title held since 1991, well over 7 million ahead of his nearest rival, The Beatles.”

Garth is life, ya’ll. I’m here for this choice, too.


3. Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson, was actually my introduction to Country music when my family  moved to TN when I was a kid.

“Chattahoochie” anyone???

According to Studyfinds.com, Alan Jackson has had a successful career spanning several decades, with over 50 million records sold. He’s known for his traditional country sound and has won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards.

Britannica mentions his high pedigree, “A traditionalist in his musical approach, Jackson became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1991, and he acknowledged his roots in 1999 on Under the Influence, an album featuring his interpretations of songs by artists such as Merle Haggard, Charley Pride, and Gene Watson. Jackson also recorded with Jones, George Strait, Randy Travis, and Jimmy Buffett, among others.”


4. Tim McGraw

I do love me some Tim McGraw, and he comes in at #4 in the study.

Tim McGraw has been a mainstay in country music since the 1990s, with over 80 million records sold. He’s known for his powerful vocals and has won multiple awards throughout his career.   “With hits like ‘Indian Outlaw’ and ‘I Like It,’ Tim McGraw quickly established himself as one of the country music industry’s rising stars in the mid-’90s. It is the best thing to do. Playing to his sensitive side in order to maintain his career was an important aspect of his upbringing. When it comes to dependability, it is clear that McGraw stands out as one of the country’s best.”

Me, I’m still trying to figure if “Indian Outlaw” is considered Cultural Appropriaton these days. (I kid!)


5. Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney was actually my first concert when I was 12! (Heyo MidSouth Fair 4-H Trip!)

Love him as an artist, and he’s a great live performer… but #5? Questionable.

Here’s what the study says…

“Kenny Chesney is a much celebrated country music singer from America. Out of the 16 albums he has released so far, 14 have received gold certificate or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Over 40 of his songs have been included in the top 10 singles on the Hot Country Songs list of US Billboard. 28 songs have even reached number one. After selling more than 30 million albums across the globe, he has become one of the most successful cross-over country artists till date.”
He finds himself very close to the stop of the country music world as Forbes says, “Eight leaders on the Billboard 200 certainly advances his own personal standing, but he is still stuck in second place when it comes to the most No. 1 albums on the all-genre listing when looking only at country artists. He remains just one chart-topper behind Garth Brooks, who, so far, cannot be beaten when it comes to ruling the charts.”

Check out the full study here

Who do you think should have made the list?

Lukas Nelson Feat. Lainey Wilson “More Than Friends”

Lukas Nelson (Yes, one of Willie Nelson’s sons!) and his band “Promise of the Real”  just released a collab with Lainey Wilson, so of course, I had to check it out!

It’s called “More Than Friends” and it’s pretty damn catchy!

Lainey is like the perfect ingredient for any Country music song. Her voice and total vibe is perfection!

Also, Lukas Nelson and The Real have a new album “Sticks and Stones” out July 14th if you want more.



Are These Journey’s Best Songs?

Billboard just released their list of the Top 10 Journey songs ever.

It goes as follows:

9  “Escape” (Escape, 1981)

8  “Of a Lifetime” (Journey, 1975)

7  “Faithfully” (Frontiers, 1983)

6  “Ask the Lonely” (single, 1983)

5  “Who’s Crying Now” (Escape, 1981)

4  “Feeling That Way” (Infinity, 1978)

3  “Just the Same Way” (Evolution, 1979)

2  “Don’t Stop Believin'” (Escape, 1981)

1  “Stone in Love” (Escape, 1981)

Full article here: 

I’m a big Journey fan, and being so, I must disagree.

Where’s “Separate Ways”? Or “Lights”? “Wheel in the Sky”?  “Lovin, Touchin’, Squeezin'”?  Or their biggest seller “Open Arms”?

Billboard, put down the crack pipe and add those babies in!


Here’s my Top Ten:

10: “Feeling That Way”

9:  “Wheel in the Sky”

8: “Open Arms”

7: “Lovin’, Touchin’ Squeezin'”

6: “Anyway You Want It”

5: “Lights”

4: “Separate Ways”

3: “Stone in Love”

2: “Don’t Stop Believing”

1: “Faithfully”

Of course, these are just my personal choices, as I’m sure the Billboard article is based on the same thing.

What are your Top 10 Journey songs?

Are These The Best Singers of All Time?

“Rolling Stone” magazine is known for making lists that make almost everyone scratch their head in confusion, and their latest list “The 200 Best Singers of All Time” is no exception.

Here’s the Top 25:


1.  Aretha Franklin


2.  Whitney Houston


3.  Sam Cooke


4.  Billie Holiday


5.  Mariah Carey


6.  Ray Charles


7.  Stevie Wonder


8.  Beyoncé


9.  Otis Redding


10.  Al Green


11.  Little Richard


12.  John Lennon


13.  Patsy Cline


14.  Freddie Mercury


15.  Bob Dylan


16.  Prince


17.  Elvis Presley


18.  Celia Cruz


19.  Frank Sinatra


20.  Marvin Gaye


21.  Nina Simone


22.  Adele


23.  Smokey Robinson


24.  George Jones


25.  Mary J. Blige


You can check out all 200 here.


First off,  Celine Dion isn’t on the list.  Seriously? Like her or not, you can’t deny her talent.

And Christina Aguleria didn’t make the Top 25? Huh?

Freddie Mercury is only at #14?

Where’s Steve Perry at?


Maybe I can be on the list then???

My personal pick for #1 would be Freddie Mercury, followed by Whitney Houston and then Christina Aguleria.

Who would be your top pick?

And what are the “Rolling Stone” staffers smoking?

The Yellowstone “1923” Official Trailer is Here!

Now that “Yellowstone” Season 5 is underway, we now have the new spinoff to look forward to next month!

“1923” stars Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford (I know, right? Holy crap!) and the official trailer dropped last night, and it looks like it’s going to be really, really good.

Helen Mirren is such a badass, btw.


I can’t wait for this!


“1923” premieres on December 18th on Paramount +



Yellowstone 1923 Trailer!

Season 5 of “Yellowstone” premiered last night on Paramount, and yes, it was pretty dang good. No spoilers, but lets just say things are gonna get craaazzzzzyyyyyy.  Like, crazier than normal for the Duttons.  And of course, with the runaway success of the show, more spinoffs are coming.  One that’s happening soon- like next month soon- is the 1923 prequel starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. Serious star power, right? The teaser trailer dropped last night during the “Yellowstone” Season 5 premiere.

In case you missed it…

Aside from the annoying Elsa voice from the 1883 prequel narrating, (Never could get down with her character.  Sorry, the accent and the eyeliner… who the hell had eyeliner on the Oregon Trail? People had dysentery, not eyeliner, dammit) the 1923 prequel looks pretty damn good.


It starts Dec 18th on Paramount +, so get ready!!!!