Year of 20-Witt-teen Wishlist (2017-2018)



  • @grumblevolcano money speaks louder than opinions.
  • I keep updating but forgetting to post anything. So first lets hear it for Rick James - Super Freak! At 33.4 million listens on spotify, this classic funk song is probably responsible for most conceptions in the mid eighties. Or as us younger kids know him from the antics of Dave Chappell. However you know this song, let’s hope its not a one night stand and we see him again.

    Next we have another classic track from the original pointless portsyers of the umlaut, Blue Oyster Cult. This... Also 1981 classic, Burnin’ For You, is less weird compared to their other offerings of songs about Godzilla or not fearing death, but it is a welcome song to the library. Oh and its got 22.7 million listens on spotify!

    Finally from 1982, wow, its been an early 80s overload. Whatever it’s Asia with Heat of the Moment. With 30 million listens on spotify and a bit of South Park nostalgia for it. From a wave of English bands that named themselves after continents after Sweden’s Europe staked claim to... Europe, Asia was formed by bits of Yes, King Crimson, and Emerson, Lake, & Palmer. So once again we’re teased with classic prog that isn’t Rush.
  • I've been busy with some projects and stuff s I finally sat down at my computer and put together my little chart that looks way different from last time. Alice in Chains adds in two songs from Dirt next week, so you are totally seeing double. Down in a Hole has an incredible 26.2 million listens on spotify while Them Bones has a swell17.4 million listens. Don't have anything clever to say right now, sorry guys.

  • Well damn, this week brought the legendary Johnny B. Good by Chuck Berry to Rock Band and I do not have a 1950's category on my list. Dammit chuck, here you go upsetting music in a good way once again!

  • The list is getting crazy now. Violent Femmes finally bring Blister in the Sun. The song you had no idea was from 1983 because it feels like the spirit of the 90s. We also have a song about not discriminating against white musicians. You know Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry. Also added a 50s category that I'm guessing will be used about as much as the 1960s category.
  • School work has been crazy as I graduate in 2 weeks with way too much stuff to do in the meantime. But I found a brief window to update my chart that has a rare appearance by two 2010's songs in one week as well as adding in the forgotten Ace of Base appearance a few weeks prior.

    First of Ace of Base is a definite guilty pleasure. Or white guilty pleasure that is, one of the heads of the band was previously in a Neo Nazi rock band before calming his tits and moving onto pop. Life is weird.

    Next we have one of my favorite songs of 2017, The Way You Used To by Queens of the Stone Age. Its funky and wonderful with a radically different vibe than their previous album. You never know what Queens is going to pull out next, but its usually pretty great.

    Finally we have the infamous Run by Foo Fighters where you might remember it as the video with old lady boobs. It a good driving song with high energy, plus a welcome addition to the chart. These songs also have the distinction of coming from the same week of songs as they were both brand new when I made this list and maybe even the last songs added to the list, who knows!?

  • End of the year, damn, it's been a pretty great year for Rock Band DLC. Rounding off the year are two songs I never believed we'd get, but Harmonix pulled out its magic and granted some sweet tunes.

    First off 18 and Life from Skid Row. Sebastian Bach's home was badly damaged in 2011 from hurricane Sandy destroying his master recordings for Skid Row material. Masters aren't anywhere near as crucial as they used to be in Rock Band and I'm not complaining, some of my favorite songs of the year aren't stemmed, but its just great to have them in any measure. Play this song as you try to sneak honey oil across the US border. for those that get the reference, I love you.

    Next we have a song many know from Reservoir Dogs. That weird ass Hooked on a Feeling song by Blue Swede. However I was not expecting this song to have 123 million listens on spotify!?

  • WitticusWitticus VERY DEEP
    Fantastic start of the new year as two fantastic 90s hits are finally in Rock Band.

    Starting with an old friend, Depeche Mode returns to Rock Band with another classic, Enjoy the Silence. This electronic dance number has been on my wishlist for what seems like forever, glad it finally found a home. Sitting at over 89 million listens on Spotify, its Depeche Mode's biggest relevant hit to hit the platform, do I say "hit" too much?

    Next we have Torn by Natalie Imbruglia. This is a much bigger hit on Spotify than I suspected as it sits at over 124 million listens, not to mention I had a huge crush on her in my youth, not that that matters, just happy memory. This song is also a cover of a 1995 song by Edna Swap that Imbruglia turned into a massive hit two years later.

    Here's how the list sits now.

  • WitticusWitticus VERY DEEP
    I was curious as to some stats about the likelihood of songs. Here are some spotify song stats from whats made it off my list.
    1. Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want to Have Fun 148.5 million
    2. Blue Swede - Hooked on a Feeling 130.9 million
    3. Natalie Imbruglia - Torn 124.5 million
    4. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence 89.8 million
    5. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode 72.7 million
    6. Ace of Base - The Sign 56.5 million
    7. Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music 49 million
    8. Sugar Ray - Every Morning 48.9 million
    9. Skid Row - 18 and Life 45.3 million
    10. Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun 40 million
    11. Rick James - Superfreak 37.82 million
    12. Ted Nugent - Stranglehold 37.79 million
    13. Asia - Heat of the Moment 33.1 million
    14. Foo Fighters - Run 33 million
    15. Alice In Chains - Down in a Hole 28.6 million
    16. Blue Oyster Cult - Burnin For You 26.6 million
    17. QotSA - The Way You Used To 24 million
    18. Alice In Chains - Them Bones - 19.1 million
    19. Garbage - Stupid Girl 17.1 million
    The average is 55.96 million listens.

    A song also must pass at least the 10 million threshold to even be in the running for DLC it seems.

    We'll see how these numbers change later in the year when this list gets phased out for the new iteration.
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