Is anyone else LOSING THEIR MIND? Anxiety, man. Election anxiety. As I was trying to put together an election day/anxiety soother/optimistic playlist, I looked for inspiration in the past and took a look at some of the songs, albums, and artists that were making the charts four years ago.
Here's what the first week of November 2008 looked like...
The KEXP Variety music chart for Oct 31-Nov 6, 2008:
1. TV on the Radio Dear Science 2. The Moondoggies Don't be a Stranger 3. Various Artists Live at KEXP Vol. Four 4. The Henry Clay People For Cheap or For Free 5. Point Juncture WA Heart to Elk 6. Larytta Difficult Fun 7. Friendly Fires Friendly Fires 8. Jake One White Van Music 9. The Vivian Girls The Vivian Girls 10. School of Seven Bells Alpinisms
The KEXP Northwest music chart for Oct 31-Nov 6, 2008:
1. The Moondoggies Don't be a Stranger 2. Point Juncture WA Heart to Elk 3. Jake One White Van Music 4. See Me River Time Machine 5. Helms Alee Night Terror 6. Wallpaper On the Chewing Gum Ground 7. Common Market Tobacco Road 8. Blitzen Trapper Furr 9. The Decemberists Always the Bridesmaid: A Singles Series 10. The Pica Beats Beating Back the Claws of the Cold
Billboard Top 100 for the week of November 1, 2008:
1. "Whatever You Like" by T.I. 2. "Live Your LIfe" by T.I. featuring Rihanna 3. "So What" by Pink 4. "Womanizer" by Britney Spears 5. "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry 6. "Disturbia" by Rihanna 7. "Let It Rock" by Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne 8. "Miss Independent" by Ne-Yo 9. "Fearless" by Taylor Swift 10. "Can't Believe It" by T-Pain featuring Lil Wayne
Some albums released Tuesday, November 4, 2008:
Vanilla Ice Vanilla Ice Is Back! Q-Tip The Renaissance Shiny Toy Guns Season of Poison Brad Paisley Play Hinder Take It to the Limit