Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 03/05/2017: The Birthday Edition

Tonight’s edition of the Meltdown wound up being a themed edition. Originally, I was going to have Megan and Rebekah on to discuss the Lee Brice/Justin Moore concert we were going to attend on March 4. Unfortunately, Justin Moore was hit with an illness, and the show has been rescheduled. So, we will go to the concert on April 19. They will appear on the show on April 23.

For tonight’s musical entertainment, as my birthday is today and Megan’s is coming up on Thursday, I featured our years of birth. We played songs that were released and/or charted in 1978 and 1980. Enjoy this trip down memory lane!

Playlist

  1. UFO, Only You Can Rock Me
  2. Van Halen, Feel Your Love Tonight
  3. Joe Walsh, Life’s Been Good
  4. Exile, Kiss You All Over
  5. Eric Clapton, Lay Down Sally
  6. Jerry Rafferty, Baker Street
  7. Foreigner, Hot Blooded
  8. Rod Stewart, You’re In My Heart
  9. Kansas, Dust In The Wind
  10. Eddie Money, Baby Hold On
  11. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, Summer Nights
  12. Jackson Browne, Running On Empty
  13. Boston, Don’t Look Back
  14. Electric Light Orchestra, Turn To Stone
  15. Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson, Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to bbe Cowboys
  16. Johnny Paycheck, Take This Job And Shove It
  17. Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love
  18. Emmylou Harris, Two More Bottles Of Wine
  19. Merle Haggard & Leona Williams, The Bull And The Beaver
  20. Kenny Rogers & Dottie West, Anyone Who Isn’t Me Tonight
  21. John Conlee, Rose Colored Glasses
  22. Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn, You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
  23. AC/DC, Back in Black
  24. Blondie, Call Me
  25. Pink Floyd, Another Brick In The Wall (2)
  26. Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  27. Billy Joel, It’s Still Rock & Roll To Me
  28. Bette Midler, The Rose
  29. Styx, Babe
  30. Christopher Cross, Sailing
  31. Eagles, Heartache Tonight
  32. Bob Seger, Against The Wind
  33. Pure Prairie League, Let Me Love You Tonight
  34. Pat Benatar, Heartbreaker
  35. Genesis, Misunderstanding
  36. Tom Petty, Refugee
  37. Foghat, Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was a Fool)
  38. Oak Ridge Boys, Trying To Love Two Women
  39. Mickey Gilley, Stand By Me
  40. Johnny Lee, Lookin’ For Love
  41. Conway Twitty, I’d Just Love To Lay You Down
  42. Black Sabbath, Lonely Is The Word
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 08/21/2016: Merle Haggard Tribute Edition

This week’s edition of Wes’s Musical Meltdown was all about the late, great Merle Haggard. Join me on a 3-hour musical journey through the life and career of this country music legend. We talk about his life, his music, and his influence on country music as we know it.

There’s a minor technical hiccup about midway through the show, but over all, I’m very proud of this one. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed bringing it to you.

Of course, you can always hear the show live every Sunday night at 7:00 PM Eastern Time on XTFM.

Playlist

  1. Merle Haggard, (My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers
  2. Merle Haggard, Swinging Doors
  3. Merle Haggard, The Bottle Let Me Down
  4. Merle Haggard, Branded Man
  5. Merle Haggard, I’m A Lonesome Fugitive
  6. Merle Haggard, Mama Tried
  7. Merle Haggard, Seeing Eye Dog
  8. Merle Haggard, Today I Started Loving You Again
  9. Merle Haggard, Hungry Eyes
  10. Merle Haggard, Workin’ Man Blues
  11. Merle Haggard, Silver Wings
  12. Merle Haggard, I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am
  13. Merle Haggard, Okie From Muskogee
  14. Merle Haggard, The Fightin’ Side Of Me
  15. Merle Haggard, It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad)
  16. Merle Haggard, Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)
  17. Merle Haggard, If We Make It Through December
  18. Merle Haggard, Always Wanting You
  19. Merle Haggard, The Roots Of My Raising
  20. Merle Haggard, Ramblin’ Fever
  21. Merle Haggard, If We’re Not Back In Love By Monday
  22. Merle Haggard, It’s Been A Great Afternoon
  23. Merle Haggard, I’m Always On A Mountain When I Fall
  24. Merle Haggard, Footlights
  25. Merle Haggard, My Own Kind Of Hat
  26. Merle Haggard, I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink
  27. Merle Haggard, Misery And Gin
  28. Merle Haggard, Rainbow Stew (Live)
  29. Merle Haggard, The Running Kind
  30. Merle Haggard, Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish A Buck Was Still Silver)
  31. Merle Haggard, Big City
  32. Merle Haggard, Going Where The Lonely Go
  33. Merle Haggard, What Am I Gonna Do (With the Rest of My Life)
  34. Merle Haggard, That’s the Way Love Goes
  35. Merle Haggard, Natural High [Feat. Janie Fricke]
  36. Merle Haggard, Place to Fall Apart [Feat. Janie Fricke]
  37. Merle Haggard, Out Among The Stars
  38. Merle Haggard, Me & Crippled Soldiers
  39. Merle Haggard, If I Could Only Fly
  40. Merle Haggard, That’s The News
  41. Merle Haggard & Leona Williams, The Bull And The Beaver
  42. Merle Haggard & George Jones, Yesterday’s Wine
  43. Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson, Pancho & Lefty
  44. Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson, Reasons To Quit
  45. Gretchen Wilson & Merle Haggard, Politically Uncorrect
  46. Eric Church, Pledge Allegiance To The Hag (Feat. Merle Haggard)
  47. Merle Haggard, Why Me
  48. Merle Haggard, Sing Me Back Home (Live)
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 08/14/2016: Returning After Hiatus, Breaking In New Studios

Last night was the official return of the Meltdown to XTFM after a 5-month unplanned hiatus due to hard drive failure. We’re still not 100% back musically, but it was still a good show nonetheless. It was also my first show from the new West Columbus studios. You’ll find much less echo than you’ve possibly heard since I moved to Ohio last August.

We played some great music, talked a bit about music news, politics, and other current events, and had a good time. Thanks to those who promoted, interaccted in chat, and made requests.

The new timeslot for Wes’s Musical Meltdown is Sunday Nights, 10:00 PM East. Next Sunday, we’ll have a special tribute to the late Merle Haggard. We lost this country icon on April 6, and I would’ve done this then…But, as I had no music, it had to wait until I made my return. If you have favorite Merle tracks you want played, feel free to use the various ccontact methods on the page to get in touch and let me know.

Below, you’ll find the playlist for this show as well as the download/streaming links. Enjoy!!

Playlist

  1. Aerosmith, Back In The Saddle
  2. Ac/dc, Back In Black
  3. Cledus T. Judd, First Redneck on the Internet
  4. George Strait, Ocean Front Property
  5. Aubrie Sellers, Light of Day
  6. Chris Cagle, What Kinda Gone
  7. Dwight Yoakam, A Thousand Miles from Nowhere
  8. Guns N’ Roses, Mr. Brownstone
  9. Sheryl Crow, Strong Enough To Be My Man [Request]
  10. Casting Crowns, Lifesong
  11. Matt Cline f./Ray Stevens, Steve Cropper, Buddy Jewell & Andy Griggs, If You Want My Vote
  12. John Anderson, Country Til I Die
  13. Eric Church, Record Year
  14. Eric Church, Love Your Love the Most
  15. Keith Urban, Wasted Time
  16. UFO, Rock Bottom
  17. UFO, Natural Thing
  18. Rainbow, All Night Long
  19. Less Than Jake, Jen doesn’t like me anymore
  20. Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Zoot Suit Riot
  21. Miranda Lambert, Vice
  22. Blake Shelton, Came Here To Forget
  23. Canaan Smith, Love You Like That
  24. Kane Brown, Used To Love You Sober
  25. Reba McEntire, How Was I To Know
  26. Cole Swindell, Middle Of A Memory
  27. Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King, Different For Girls
  28. Jon Pardi, Head Over Boots
  29. Jon Pardi, Write You A Song
  30. Kip Moore, I’m To Blame
  31. Kip Moore, Hey Pretty Girl
  32. Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud [Request]
  33. Merle Haggard, I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink
  34. Merle Haggard, Misery And Gin
  35. Merle Haggard, The Running Kind
  36. Merle Haggard, Sing Me Back Home
  37. Taylor Swift, White Horse [Request]
  38. Kelsea Ballerini, Peter Pan
  39. Chris Stapleton, Fire Away
  40. Chris Stapleton, Parachute
  41. Chris Young Duet With Cassadee Pope, Think Of You
  42. Chris Young, Tomorrow
  43. Hank Williams Jr., Attitude Adjustment
  44. Hank Williams Jr., If You Don’t Like Hank Williams
  45. Cross Canadian Ragweed, Alabama
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