CJ’s [Gobble Gobble] iphone Playlist – November 2014


Greetings readers of the Blog! Close your mouths…yes the list is a few days early!

I can honestly say this month’s playlist was a labor of love. It started with The Zombies, Lilly Wood & The Prick and Jessie Ware, and grew from there.

Newbies this month include Prayer in C, Say You Love Me, eez-eh, The Hideaway Coast, When You Were Mine and a cover that is so mind blowing fantastic, it was the obvious choice for “Spotlight Song” of the month — Lo-Fang’s You’re the One That I Want.

Filling out the rest of the list are some of this year’s odds on favorites to appear on the year-end countdown including Habits (Stay High), I Choose You and Sam Smith’s I’m Not the Only One, some New Wave goodness from Erasure, Duran Duran and The Pet Shop Boys and finally some straight up classics including Time of the Season, Finally, Nothing Compares 2 U, Don’t Stop Me Now and Tell Her About It.

Spotify users are welcome to subscribe to or listen to the November playlist by clicking here – November 2014.

It’s hard to believe it, but there’s only one more playlist until the year-end countdown. Where does the time go?? The selection process has already begun, and in the spirit of a few suggestions and an outright challenge, I am determined to do a true Top 10 Songs of 2014. There may be an honorable mention or two, but we’re gunning for a magic 10, so keep the suggestions coming in!

As always, thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts with me. It’s much appreciated!!

Dance in the Dark (The Finally remix) – Lady Gaga

Finally – Ce Ce Peniston

Prayer in C (Robin Schultz radio edit) Lilly Wood & The Prick

Time of the Season – The Zombies

Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde

I’m Not the Only One – Sam Smith

Say You Love Me – Jessie Ware

I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sister

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Eez-eh  – Kasabian

Don’t – Ed Sheeran

Rather Be – Clean Bandits ft. Jess Glynne

I Choose You – Sara Bareilles

Habits (Stay High) – Tove Lo

Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor

All of Me – John Legend

The Hideaway Coast (Lana Del Ray v. Kiesza, v. ZHU v. Sam Smith) – Robin Skouteris

You’re the One That I Want – Lo-Fang*

**Spotlight Song of the Month**

You’re the One That I Want – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

Tell Her About It – Billy Joel

Take a Chance on Me – Erasure

When You Were Mine – Night Terrors of 1927

True Faith – New Order

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nikki Minaj

Call Me Up – St. Lucia

It’s A Sin – Pet Shop Boys

The Reflex – Duran Duran

Freedom ’90 – George Michael

Never Let Me Down – Depeche Mode

Enjoy the Silence – Depeche Mode

A Little Respect – Erasure

CJ’s iPhone Playlist – October 2014

As promised, I completed the October playlist early…to make up for the super late September posting.

I’m not sure I can place a label on this month’s list. There are quite a few newbies from various genres including alternative/indie  — Smallpools, The 1975, straight up pop — Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor (yes, All About That Bass has finally found its way onto the playlist) and Ed Sheeran and a “Dream Pop” (what the hell is “dream pop”) number from the deliciously talented Lana Del Rey. Toss in a few classics from Billy Joel, Elton John and The Beatles, oldies but goodies from MadonnaCassie and No Doubt and a small but fun New Wave block and you have this month’s eclectic playlist. Also included is this month’s spotlight song, the first to be released from the upcoming Hunger Games Mocking Jay part 1 soundtrack, Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde.

Feel free to listen along and/or subscribe to this month’s playlist via Spotify – October 2014

Thanks as always for your suggestions, comments and most of all caring about what I listen to!

Happy Fall!!

Prelude / Angry Young Man – Billy Joel

Love Runs Out – OneRepublic

Spiderwebs – No Doubt

Something – The Beatles

Habits (Stay High) – Tove Lo

Me & U  – Cassie

Don’t Ed Sheeran – Don’t

Rather Be – Clean Bandit (feat. Jess Glynne)

I Choose You – Sara Bareilles

Sing – Ed Sheeran

I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues – Elton John

Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde*

 (Spotlight song of the month) 

It’s Time – Imagine Dragons

Settle Down –The 1975

Dreaming – Smallpools

Dangerous – Big Data (feat. Joywave)

Pandora’s Box – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

Shake It Off  – Taylor Swift

Tattooed Heart  – Ariana Grande

Brooklyn Baby  – Lana Del Rey

Planet Earth – Duran Duran

Life In One Day – Howard Jones

Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) – Squeeze

Deeper And Deeper – Madonna

Bang Bang – Jessie J

Never Let Me Down Again – Depeche Mode

Enjoy The Silence – Depeche Mode

A Little Respect  – Erasure

CJ’s iPhone Playlist – September 2014

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OK, I’m sorry. I know it’s super late. It’s been a busy month and while I have been posting, I just never got around to posting this month’s playlist.

Again….I’m sorry!!

As in years past, after a summer of dance music, September has been a bit…rockish. Some alternative rock hits from the ’90s and ’00’s make appearances throughout this list this month as do newbies by Clear Bandit featuring Jess Glynne (thanks JJ!!!), Sara Bareilles, Fenech Soler (thanks Ei!!!) and David Guetta featuring Skylar Grey. There is also a special remix of a popular ’80’s classic, which is also this month’s spotlight song. It’s out of this world!!

Spotify is the place to be if you want to get a listen – September 2014.

I promised Eric V. I would post the October list early to make up for this month, so look out for it next Monday!

I hope you are all well and thanks as always for following, reading commenting….and yelling at me!! :)


A little Less Conversation – Elvis vs JXL

Rather Be – Clear Bandit featuring Jess Glynne

Valerie – Amy Winehouse featuring Marc Ronson

I Choose you – Sara Bareilles

Don’t Dream it’s Over – The Cranberries

The Reason – Hoobastank

Holiday/Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day

Hemorrhage – Fuel

Blurry – Puddle of Mudd

Let Her Cry – Hootie and the Blowfish

Here Without You – 3 Doors Down

Sing – Ed Sheeran

Love Runs Out – OneRepublic

Dangerous – Big Data featuring Joywave

Cardiac Arrest – Bad Suns

Heavy – Collective Soul

Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots

Smooth – Santana featuring Rob Thomas 

I’m Not the Only One – Sam Smith

West Coast – Lana Del Rey

Uptight Downtown – La Roux

Habits (Stay High) (Oliver Nelson remix) – Tove Lo

Sledgehammer (Ben Liebrand remix) – Peter Gabriel *(Spotlight song of the month)

Last Forever – Fenech Soler

Ain’t it Fun – Paramore

Shot Me Down – David Guetta featuring Skylar Grey

Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj

Never Let Me Down – Depeche Mode

Enjoy the Silence – Depeche Mode

A Little Respect – Erasure

#TBT Lady Gaga Tweets Response in Wake of Jamey Rodemeyer’s Suicide


#TBT Remembering Jamey Rodemeyer. Gone 3 years…but not forgotten. #StopBullying #LGBT #LadyGaga

Originally posted on Repartee Room:

Lady Gaga took to Twitter last night to express her sadness and rage over the senseless death of 14-year old Jamey Rodemeyer, who just 4-months ago, praised Gaga in his “It Gets Better Video” on YouTube.

In three Tweets, Gaga expressed her sadness and anger over Jamey’s death and her determination to make bullying illegal, vowing to take her message directly to President Obama.

Here are her Tweets from last night…

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The past days I’ve spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someones life.
Lady Gaga

ladygaga Lady Gaga

Jamey Rodemeyer, 14 yrs old, took his life because of bullying.tinyurl.com/6e7n49s. Bullying must become be illegal. It is a hate crime.
Lady Gaga

ladygaga Lady Gaga

I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it. Trend it 

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