Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 09/03/2017: Labor Day Weekend Edition

This week’s Meltdown was the typical mix of genres. In addition to our usual mix of rock, country, Christian, pop, and whatever else the listeners request, we paid tribute to the late Walter Becker with a six-pack of Steely Dan. Hey, it’s just about as good as a six-pack of Yuengling, right?

Also, we brought you a new band, Falling Into Red. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter. Their two singles were well-received by the DJ’s and listeners alike, and Amy from the band paid us a visit in the chat room. You will definitely be hearing more of this band from our other DJ’s, as well as in the automated rotation on XTFM.

In addition to bringing you some relatively new talent, we also had new material from Delbert McClinton, The Steel Woods, and newly discovered Stoney LaRue. We closed out the night with a brief commentary, thanks to something Gina said in the chat room, on the Building 429 song “Where I Belong”.

Cover Comparison saw Garth Brooks going up against All That Remains. The results may surprise you; they sure surprised me.

Playlist

  1. Babylon A.D., Bang Go The Bells
  2. The Parlor Mob, Hard Times
  3. Godsmack, Something Different
  4. Days Of The New, The Down Town
  5. The Misfits, Hybrid Moments [Request]
  6. Danzig, Deth Red Moon [Request]
  7. Lee Brice, That Don’t Sound Like You [Request]
  8. Eli Young Band, Crazy Girl [Request]
  9. Falling into Red, The Storm Inside
  10. Falling into Red, Haunt Me
  11. Halestorm, I Am the Fire
  12. Stone Sour, Song #3
  13. Mutiny Within, Forsaken
  14. Garth Brooks, The Thunder Rolls [Cover Comparison; Original]
  15. All That Remains, The Thunder Rolls [Cover Comparison; Cover]
  16. Bruce Hornsby, The Way It Is
  17. Richard Thompson, She Twists The Knife Again
  18. Depeche Mode, Policy Of Truth
  19. The Cure, Inbetween Days
  20. Phil Collins, Against All Odds
  21. Steely Dan, Reelin’ In The Years
  22. Steely Dan, Dirty Work
  23. Steely Dan, Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
  24. Steely Dan, FM
  25. Steely Dan, Hey Nineteen
  26. Steely Dan, Deacon Blues
  27. The Hunger, Vanishing Cream
  28. God Lives Underwater, All Wrong
  29. Sprung Monkey, Naked
  30. Thrice, Black Honey
  31. Stoney LaRue, Til the Morning Comes
  32. Cross Canadian Ragweed, Final Curtain
  33. The Steel Woods, Better In The Fall
  34. Delbert McClinton, Doin’ What You Do
  35. Billy Joe Shaver, Live Forever (W/ Big And Rich)
  36. Casting Crowns, Voice of Truth
  37. Circle of Dust, Demoralize
  38. Deliverance, Weapons Of Our Warfare
  39. Building 429, Where I Belong
  40. Matt Redman, 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) [Live]
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 12/29/2015: The Year In Music!

The final Meltdown of 2015 on XTFM was a 7-and-a-half-hour marathon, boasting 106 of the songs that rocked our musical world in 2015. It was country, rock, metal, pop, hip-hop, Christian Contemporary, and even one awful song that took the country by storm in the form of a dance craze. Hoping you all enjoy this one. Feel free to leave your comments about the show, the playlist, or songs I should have added or even skipped.

It was an excellent year in music, in which we discovered many new bands, and old favorites returned with their first new material in several years. We even got to showccase a track from a new artist. Hey, I heard about him on Christmas, so it still qualifies for my best of 2015. Everyone needs to check out Dean Ray and watch for this guy to break out in a huge way in 2016. Thanks to several of HIS fans for joining the program and interacting last night.

Don’t forget to join me Saturdays at 1:00 PM East on The VIP Lounge. You can find us on the TuneIn Radio app by searching The VIP Lounge as well. We return to our normal time of 9:00 PM East next Tuesday, January 5, on XTFM.

Of course, if you enjoy what you read and hear, and if you’d like to make some Amazon purchases through me, it’s greatly appreciated.

Playlist

  1. Motörhead, Till The End
  2. Motörhead, Thunder & Lightning
  3. Cody Canada and the Departed, Comin to Me
  4. Cody Canada and the Departed, Stay
  5. Black Star Riders, The Killer Instinct
  6. Revolution Saints, Turn Back Time
  7. Halestorm, Apocalyptic
  8. Halestorm, I Am the Fire
  9. Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do
  10. The Weeknd, Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
  11. sam hunt, take your time [album version]
  12. brantley gilbert, one hell of an amen
  13. chase rice, gonna wanna tonight [album version]
  14. Third Day, Soul On Fire (feat. All Sons & Daughters)
  15. Third Day, Lead Us Back
  16. Mark Ronson, Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)
  17. Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud
  18. Wiz Khalifa, See You Again
  19. Meghan Trainor, Lips Are Movin’
  20. Slayer, Repentless
  21. Iron Maiden, If Eternity Should Fail
  22. Papa Roach, Gravity
  23. Breaking Benjamin, Bury Me Alive
  24. Amaranthe, Drop Dead Cynical
  25. Hinder, Rather Hate Than Hurt
  26. Little Big Town, Girl Crush
  27. Frankie Ballard, Young & Crazy
  28. Lady Antebellum, Just A Girl
  29. Maddie & Tae, Girl In A Country Song
  30. Kacey Musgraves, Biscuits
  31. Big & Rich, Run Away With You
  32. Dean Ray, I Owe You (A Heartache)
  33. Hozier, Take Me To Church
  34. Rachel Platten, Fight Song
  35. Andy Grammer, Honey, I’m Good.
  36. Maroon 5, Animals
  37. Old Dominion, Break Up With Him
  38. Montgomery Gentry, In a Small Town
  39. Kip Moore, I’m To Blame
  40. Parmalee, Already Callin’ You Mine
  41. Robert Earl Keen, 99 Years For One Dark Day (feat. Peter Rowan)
  42. Miranda Lambert, Smokin’ And Drinkin’ (feat. Little Big Town)
  43. Red Sun Rising, The Otherside
  44. Failure Anthem, Paralyzed
  45. Royal Thunder, Forget You
  46. The Winery Dogs, Oblivion
  47. Silento, Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)
  48. X Ambassadors, Renegades
  49. Adele, Hello
  50. Ariana Grande, One Last Time
  51. Charlie Puth, Marvin Gaye
  52. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Downtown
  53. Taylor Swift, Blank Space
  54. Trivium, Until The World Goes Cold
  55. Disturbed, The Vengeful One
  56. Pop Evil, Footsteps
  57. Apocalyptica, Cold Blood
  58. Aranda, We Are the Enemy
  59. Aranda, Don’t Wake Me
  60. Buckcherry, Bring It On Back
  61. Five Finger Death Punch, Jekyll And Hyde
  62. Shinedown, Cut The Cord
  63. Shinedown, How Did You Love
  64. Theory Of A Deadman, Blow
  65. All That Remains, This Probably Won’t End Well
  66. Atreyu, Do You Know Who You Are
  67. Stone Sour, Gimme Shelter (feat. Lzzy Hale)
  68. Nickelback, Miss You
  69. Keith Urban, Raise ‘Em Up (Feat. Eric Church)
  70. Keith Urban, John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
  71. Brad Paisley, Country Nation
  72. michael ray, kiss you in the morning
  73. eric church, like a wrecking ball
  74. Eric Church, Mr. Misunderstood
  75. Cam, Burning House
  76. gary allan, hangover tonight
  77. Jason Aldean, Gonna Know We Were Here
  78. jana kramer, i got the boy
  79. eli young band, turn it on
  80. Ray Scott, Ain’t Always Thirsty
  81. Thomas Rhett, Crash And Burn
  82. locash, i love this life
  83. A Thousand Horses, Smoke
  84. Lee Brice, That Don’t Sound Like You
  85. Cole Swindell, You Should Be Here
  86. Love And Theft, Whiskey On My Breath
  87. Chris Young, I’m Comin’ Over
  88. Kelsea Ballerini, Dibs
  89. The Band Perry, Live Forever
  90. Tim McGraw, Top Of The World
  91. Blake Shelton, Gonna
  92. Carrie Underwood, Smoke Break
  93. Ryan Kinder, Tonight
  94. Dierks Bentley, Riser
  95. Dylan Scott, Crazy Over Me
  96. Chris Janson, Power Of Positive Drinkin’
  97. Luke Bryan, Home Alone Tonight (feat. Karen Fairchild)
  98. Chris Stapleton, Nobody To Blame
  99. NEEDTOBREATHE, Brother
  100. Crowder, Come As You Are
  101. Chris Tomlin, Jesus Loves Me
  102. Casting Crowns, Broken Together
  103. Building 429, Impossible
  104. Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
  105. Sidewalk Prophets, Save My Life
  106. Francesca Battistelli, He Knows My Name


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