Here at Hall of Songs, we take seriously the task of discussing and nominating tunes for our prestigious pantheon. When we place songs on the ballot, we truly believe that they belong (OK, there have been exceptions). So in this episode, recapping our 42nd election, we talk at length about a few trends we’ve seen, and if they really live up to the sanctity of our hall of fame for songs. Yup, it’s Rant Zone time!
OK, we also induct songs. We do! It’s really not that serious, but this episode will take you behind the curtain a bit more.
Songs from 1990 to ’96 are up for induction here, so listen to find out what got in, what didn’t get in, and what grinded our gears.
When it’s all said and done, this may be the most interesting episode of Hall of Songs. Tim and Chris go deep into the music of 1996, which includes rap, alternative rock, R&B, and … well, you’ll have to listen to hear the rest.
After listening to Tim and Chris, VOTE for the greatest songs of all time! Songs from 1996, plus tunes from 1995, ’94, ’93, ’91 and ’90 are up for a shot to make the Hall of Songs! VOTE BELOW and come back on February 3, 2023, to find out which song or songs get in!
The latest Hall of Songs ballot included 32 songs released between 1989 and ’95. We’re talking some of the biggest artists of all-time, including Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, U2, George Michael, Notorious B.I.G., Green Day, Oasis, and Nirvana. Plus we have genre favorites from artists like Son Volt, Bjork, and D’Angelo, among others. Big ballot. So what did you do?
In voting for what you thought were the absolute greatest songs ever … you gave us plenty to talk about.
In 1995, the world starts zooming onto the Information Superhighway. And while we’re figuring out our screen names and hoping the phone doesn’t ring, we’re hearing some mammoth tunes from the likes of Mariah Carey, Coolio and Oasis. We’re also seeing some new names on the charts, on MTV, and in our record stores.
These are our top-12 songs from the year that was.
After listening to Tim and Chris, VOTE for the greatest songs of all time! Songs from 1995, plus tunes from 1994, ’93, ’92, ’91, ’90, and ’89 are up for a shot to make the Hall of Songs! VOTE BELOW and come back on January 20, 2022, to find out which song or songs get in!
For the hosts of Hall of Songs, 1994 is a major turning-point year. On one hand, it’s about graduating high school and looking forward, and on on the other hand, it’s hiding into a boombox and letting the music become you. No matter how we took in 1994, this year is a big one. We’ve got alternative rock, hard rock, pop punk, and R&B making big moves this year, and we’re chronicling it all.
After listening to Tim and Chris, VOTE for the greatest songs of all time! Songs from 1994, plus tunes from 1993, ’92, ’91, ’90, and ’89 are up for a shot to make the Hall of Songs! VOTE BELOW and come back on December 16, 2022, to find out which song or songs get in!
It’s time to dive into the latest election results for the Hall of Songs!
We had an election that determined who might get into our prestigious hall of fame for songs, including songs that were released between 1989 and ’93. Did anything make it in? Here’s where you find out.
As we at Hall of Songs have reached the 1990s, we are celebrating being in the thick of our own nostalgia. So to keep the party going as we roll into 1994, we asked Kristen Kurtis, morning show host at our favorite radio station WXPN (88.5FM in Philadelphia), to chat with us about the decade she also loves so much. It just so happens that Kristen and her XPN crew are about to embark on a special “90s A to Z” programming block on Dec. 1, 2022!
So we talk to Kristen about “90s A to Z,” then ask her about her favorite artists, albums, and songs of the 90s. We also discuss how the 90s are perceived by critics, why 90s kids are the best music listeners ever, and which Tori Amos song she would nominate for the Hall of Songs (spoiler: all of them).
Listen to “90s A to Z” presented by WXPN starting Dec. 1, 2022, by visiting xpn.org and streaming from anywhere!
We are comfortably in the 1990s on Hall of Songs, and the decade is giving us plenty to talk about.
In this episode, Tim and Chris discuss “Beavis and Butt-Head,” the hidden track, and their top-12 songs of the year 1993. It’s the year of Clinton, Waco, and plane crashes, but for us, it’s all about lovers, losers, and lingerers.
After listening to Tim and Chris, VOTE for the greatest songs of all time! Songs from 1993, plus tunes from 1992, ’91, ’90, and ’89 are up for a shot to make the Hall of Songs! VOTE BELOW and come back on December 2, 2022, to find out which song or songs get in!