Monday, October 31, 2011

R.I.T.: "Tuesday Morning"

Todays R.I.T. (random iTunes track) was a surprise hit in 1993 by the Pogues (after moving on without their original singer.) A personal favorite that went to #11 on the U.S. Modern Rock Chart and #18 in the U.K. It was also on the soundtrack to Blown Away.

Friday, October 28, 2011

R.I.T.: "Cruising For Bruising"

This R.I.T. is Basia's #29 hit in the U.S. in 1990, "Cruising For Bruising," off their 1989 album, London Warsaw New York.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

R.I.T.: "Tunnel Of Love"

R.I.T. (random iTunes track) of the day brings us a 1983 U.K. Top 10 hit by the Fun Boy Three. It preceded their next single, "Our Lips Are Sealed," which was written by Fun Boy Three vocalist Terry Hall and the Go-Go's Jane Wiedlin.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

R.I.T.: "Gotta Let Go"

The latest random iTunes track is the 1984 #94 U.K. hit single, "Gotta Let Go," by Lita Ford. This final single from her sophomore album, Dancin' On The Edge was her first charting solo single. Her next single... the #12 hit "Kiss Me Deadly." So you can say that this paved the way.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

R.I.T.: "Ray Of Shine"

With iTunes set to random, we return to my favorite band... the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience and their 1993 single, "Ray Of Shine." It's the third single from their final album together and I just adore the "How Soon Is Now?" pulse of the guitar on this track.

Monday, October 24, 2011

R.I.T.: "Love Is Alright Tonight"

As part of my random songs that play on iTunes... Rick Springfield. His 1981 single, "Love Is Alright Tonight," was a #20 hit in the U.S. and #26 in Canada. Still sounds great live.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

R.I.T.: "Fairytale"

Decided that I'm going to post random videos here and there that pop up when I shuffle songs on the iPod. This video for Alexander Rybak's "Fairytale" is a fun one to watch with the kids. The performance is from the 2009 Eurovision contest which he won for Norway with this song. Now if only I can get my niece and nephew to play it on their violins. Oh, I know. You are probably thinking this is some obscure song but it was a #1 hit in Norway, Russia, Finland, Greece, Sweden and Denmark (as well as Top 10 placings in several other countries.)