IS MUSIC’S NEXT BIGGEST THING WAITING IN THE WINGS ready to explode on the scene and change music forever?
R U JOKING, GRANDAD BLOG 16th November 2017
I have always loved popular music, rock, C&W, Easy Listening and the majority of Classical Music. My life has always had an ongoing, forever growing soundtrack. But of late I have struggled to enjoy a lot of the new music. I feared it was my age, I still loved the stuff I’d always loved and they made me feel good. But most new stuff left me cold.
My instant reaction was that there was just not the talent coming through at the moment.
But then I tried to be honest with myself and thought you are finally getting old, accept it. But I couldn’t I want to have a young outlook where music is concerned.
My all time favourite singer is Roy Orbison and at the beginning of November there was a new album of his with him singing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Done with the wizardry of the mixing desk as Roy Orbison died in 1988. I checked out the album chart to find the album had come straight in at No.2. The No.1 was Sam Smith whose music I love anyway.
When I look through the chart of Top 30 best selling albums, 16 albums are artistes from the past that I have always enjoyed at varying levels. And 8 are from today’s artistes I enjoy.
So I think it is back to my original theory. It’s not me getting old, there is just not the talent around at the moment. It’ll change it always does. You get a bad spell of nothingness, a darkest before the dawn and then a new amazing artist will explode on the scene changing music forever. I saw it with Elvis and Bill Haley, The Beatles and The Stones, Rod Stewart and Elton John, the Punk era, Oasis and Blur, Spice Girls, Adele and so many more. Love them or hate them they injected new excitement into the music scene and lifted it from the doldrums where we seem to be at the moment.
So please, please come on let’s have the next explosive era in music.
Here is the Album Chart for 11th November 2017 so you can see for yourself
Pos LW Title Artist
1 New THE THRILL OF IT ALL SAM SMITH CAPITOL
2 New A LOVE SO BEAUTIFUL ROY ORBISON/RPO SONY MUSIC CG
3 1 TOGETHER AGAIN MICHAEL BALL & ALFIE BOE DECCA
4 6 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN ASYLUM
5 5 BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA PINK RCA
6 3 NAT KING COLE & ME GREGORY PORTER BLUE NOTE
7 4 LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE – VOL 1 GEORGE MICHAEL SONY MUSIC CG
8 7 AS YOU WERE LIAM GALLAGHER WARNER BROS
9 New SHERIDAN SHERIDAN SMITH EAST WEST
10 2 SCREAM ABOVE THE SOUNDS STEREOPHONICS PARLOPHONE
11 New ULTIMATE BRYAN ADAMS POLYDOR
12 New RED PILL BLUES MAROON 5 INTERSCOPE
13 New GAME OVER DAVE DAVE
14 10 HEARTBREAK ON A FULL MOON CHRIS BROWN RCA
15 21 IN THE LONELY HOUR SAM SMITH CAPITOL
16 16 CHRISTMAS MICHAEL BUBLE REPRISE
17 New ONE VOICE – BELIEVE ALED JONES GLOBAL
18 12 HUMAN RAG’N’BONE MAN BEST LAID PLANS/COLUMBIA
19 38 HARRY STYLES HARRY STYLES COLUMBIA
20 9 FLICKER NIALL HORAN CAPITOL
21 New TROUBLE NO MORE – THE BOOTLEG SERIES 13 – BOB DYLAN SONY MUSIC CG
22 15 WONDERFUL WONDERFUL KILLERS EMI
23 13 GANG SIGNS & PRAYER STORMZY MERKY
24 14 STONEY POST MALONE REPUBLIC RECORDS
25 22 X ED SHEERAN ASYLUM
26 27 DUA LIPA DUA LIPA WARNER BROS
27 23 MOANA MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING WALT DISNEY
28 17 CONCRETE AND GOLD FOO FIGHTERS COLUMBIA
29 40 TWENTY FIVE GEORGE MICHAEL AEGEAN
30 25 CURTAIN CALL – THE HITS EMINEM INTERSCOPE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” ~Roger Staubach
Happiness is…finding music that changes the face and direction of international music
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.
Love is…wanting to give her the world
LOVE SONG FOR MAMMA
Come Away With Me by Norah Jones,
Highest chart position No.1 (Album) Album track and title No.1 11th May 2002