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GSOTD (Genre Songs Of The Day) (Clean Only)

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Pop: Foolish Games by Jewel."Foolish Games"/"You Were Meant for Me" ranked at number 15 on Billboard's All-Time Top 100 and held the record in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest chart run of a single for "Foolish Games"/"You Were Meant for Me", which charted for 65 weeks. (Side note). This is my favorite overall song, as well as the artist. 

Easy Listening: Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers.   The repertoire included some of the Righteous Brothers' best-known songs, such as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," "Soul & Inspiration," "Unchained Melody", but also the later "Rock and Roll Heaven", as well as Bill Medley's "The Time of My Life".

Country: Making Believe by Emmylou Harris.   Emmylou Harris is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career and has won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, and numerous other honors, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2018 she was presented with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Christian/ Christian Contemporary: How Can It Be by Lauren Daigle.   Lauren Ashley Daigle was born on September 9, 1991. Daigle grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana in an environment of zydeco, Cajun, and blues music.

Rock/ Rock-n-Roll: She Talks To Angels by The Black Crowes.   This is regarded by many as The Black Crowes' best and most well-known song. It hit number one on the US Album Rock Tracks chart and number 70 on the UK Singles Chart in 1991. The eighth track on The Black Crowes ‘ 1990 album Shake Your Money Maker and one of the singles from the album.


download (11).jfif Genre Songs Of The Day (GSOTD) Updated as of 10/20/2022. 12 songs were deleted from this playlist due to the simple fact they were either no longer available, or only available on radio. 

Take care and stay safe. 

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@MOHLovesAlaska Listening now - very powerful song. Thanks so much for sharing the background of the song as well. It makes it more meaningful to know how and why it was created. 

Updating this post to include my GSOTD:

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Alternative R&B: Her by Majid Jordan

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R&B: You Save Me by Alicia Keys (featuring Snoh Aalegra)

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Electronic: Gemini by  What So Not (featuring George Maple)

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Acoustic Rock: Riptide by Vance Joy

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@AlyssaPandora these are some great choices, great tunes. Thanks for your GSOTD, I have Alicia Keys and Vance Joy, great post. Take care and stay safe. 

P.S I added Her along with Gemini to my playlist. They were some good tunes. Be safe.  


Good day to all. Here are my choices for GSOTD for this day, enjoy the tunes.

Heavy Metal: Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin.  Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. With their heavy, guitar-driven sound, they are regularly cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, although their style drew from a variety of influences, including blues and folk music. The band have been credited with majorly impacting the nature of the music industry, particularly in the development of album-orientated rock and stadium rock. Many critics consider Led Zeppelin one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history. 

Pop: Thinkin' Bout You' by Frank Ocean.   Frank Ocean is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, photographer, and visual artist. Recognized for his idiosyncratic musical style, introspective and elliptical songwriting, unconventional production techniques, and wide vocal range, Ocean is among the most acclaimed artists of his generation. Music critics have credited him with revitalizing jazz and funk influenced R&B, as well as advancing the genre through his experimental approach. He is considered a representative artist of alternative R&B.

Alternative Rock: Polaroid by Imagine Dragons.       Imagine dragons an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, consisting of lead singer Dan Reynolds, lead guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. The band first gained exposure with the release of their single "It's Time", followed by their award-winning debut studio album Night Visions, which resulted in the chart-topping singles "Radioactive" and "Demons". Rolling Stone named "Radioactive", which holds the record for most weeks charted on the Billboard Hot 100, the "biggest rock hit of the year". MTV called them "the year's biggest breakout band", and Billboard named them their "Breakthrough Band of 2013" and "Biggest Band of 2017". and placed them at the top of their "Year In Rock" rankings for 2013, 2017, and 2018. Imagine Dragons topped the Billboard Year-End "Top Artists – Duo/Group" category in 2018.

Electronic Music: Work by Charlotte Day Wilson.    A native of Toronto, Ontario, Wilson studied classical piano in childhood before teaching herself production via GarageBand as a teenager. She moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia to study music at university, but left school to focus on her career beginning with a stint in the funk band The Wayo.
She self-released the EP Palimpsest in 2012 while living in Halifax, and followed up with the standalone singles "Avondale", "Stephen" and "Montreal" in 2013 and 2014.

Take care and stay safe. 


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@MOHLovesAlaska Frank Ocean ❤️ Great song.

Here are my GSTOD for Friday: 

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Electronic: Sugar Snap by Tora 

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Yacht Rock: How Long by Ace

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R&B: Treat Me Like Fire by LION BABE

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Pop: Feel Me by Selena Gomez

Hope everyone has a nice weekend. 😊

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@AlyssaPandora I am glad you liked that choice. I have some work that needs to be done, but I will check out your choices for GSOTD a bit later. Have a great day, take care and stay safe.


Good morning to all. Here is another selection of my GSOTD. Enjoy the tunes.

Alternative Country: Jewel by Freakwater.   Freakwater is an American alternative country band from Louisville, Kentucky, with one co-founding member living in Chicago. Freakwater is known for the lead vocals of Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin, who mix harmony and melody in idiosyncratic dissonant country-folk that is reminiscent of the Carter Family. 

Instrumental: While We Cry by Kenny Wayne Shepherd.  Kenny Wayne Shepherd is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He has released several studio albums and experienced significant commercial success as a blues artist.

Rock: Every Breath You Take by The Police.  The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For most of their history the line-up consisted of primary songwriter Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Emerging in the British new wave scene, they played a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz.

Gospel/Christian Contemporary: Love Like This by Lauren Daigle.   As you may know she is a repeat artist that I have picked for this genre, what can I say, I love her voice as well as her music. Perhaps you may grow to like her music as well.

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 


My GSOTD choices for today, enjoy the tunes. 

Rock: Run by Collective Soul.

Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. Now based in Atlanta, the group consists of lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will Turpin, drummer Johnny Rabb and lead guitarist Jesse Triplett. Formed in 1992, Collective Soul released their Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid album on the independent label Rising Storm Records in 1993. The band went from obscurity to popularity that year after the song "Shine" became an underground hit based on radio play. The album was re-released in 1994 under major label Atlantic Records.

Electronic Music: On+Off by Maggie Rogers.

She was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2020.

Pop: Watch by Billie Eilish.

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell is an American singer-songwriter. She first gained attention in 2015 when she uploaded the song "Ocean Eyes" to SoundCloud, which was subsequently released by the Interscope Records subsidiary Darkroom. The song was written and produced by her brother Finneas, with whom she collaborates on music and live shows. Her debut EP, Don't Smile at Me, became a sleeper hit, reaching the top 15 in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

Country: Girl Crush by Little Big Town.

Little Big Town is an American country music group. Founded in 1998, the group has comprised the same four members since its founding: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook. Their musical style relies heavily on four-part vocal harmonies, with all four members alternating as lead vocalists.

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 


Good Monday morning to all. Here are my GSOTD choices, enjoy the tunes.

Rock: Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls.   The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by guitarist/vocalist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist/vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska. The Goo Goo Dolls are renowned for their biggest hit single, "Iris", released in 1998. The song spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts, and held the number one position on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 18 weeks. In October 2012, "Iris" was ranked #1 on Billboard's "Top 100 Pop Songs 1992–2012" chart.

Alternative Rock: Thank You by Alanis Morissette.  Alanis Morissette spent well over a year touring and promoting her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill, which burned her out physically and emotionally. For the next year and a half, she took a lot of time off to decompress and re-evaluate. "Thank U" is her reaction to the conflicted feelings she had after achieving success.

New Age: A Day Without Rain by Enya.   Enya produced A Day Without Rain in a similar way to her previous albums. She first spends time alone developing melodies and outlines of songs on the piano. These would then be presented to the Ryan's; "I'm quite anxious at this point", she said, "because it really is an act of laying your soul bare".

Country: Breathe by Faith Hill.   Breathe is the fourth studio album by American country music artist Faith Hill. It was released November 9, 1999 via Warner Bros. Records. It won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Breathe is one of the most successful country/pop albums to date. It has been certified 8× Platinum by the RIAA, for shipping eight million copies in the US.

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  


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Happy Monday! 

Here are my choices for the GSTOD:

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Indie Alternative / Electropop: Wasting My Young Years by London Grammar

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Jazz: Alabama by John Coltrane (Very powerful piece)

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Soul: Distance by Emily King

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R&B: Cure by Moonchild

@MOHLovesAlaska I do know "Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls, great tune.

Hope everyone enjoys the song picks! 🎶

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@AlyssaPandora another great selection for your GSOTD, I added 3 songs to my own playlist. I added "Wasting My Young Years", "Alabama" and "Cure". I think I am going to create another playlist called "GSOTD Collection". I believe I now have 16 songs collected. Fifteen by you alone, and 1 by AdamPandora. Thanks for your choices of GSOTD, take care and stay safe. 


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@MOHLovesAlaska Yes - love that idea!

Please share the playlist when you get a chance. Can't wait. 🎧

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On the Rise

Seems fitting for today... Hip hop:


Hope (feat Faith Evans) by Twista 


Hope 2020 'We Rise' (Remix) (feat. S.O.S) by Twista 

@EmperorJJ1  I will be sure to check these songs out. Thanks for posting and for adding to GSOTD. I hope to see more choices from you EmperorJJ1. Take care and stay safe.  


Here are my choices for GSOTD for this Tuesday. Enjoy the tunes.

Rock: Sister Christian by Night Ranger.

"Sister Christian" is a power ballad by the American hard rock band Night Ranger. It was released in March 1984 as the second single from their album Midnight Madness. It was ranked number 32 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980s. It was written and sung by the band's drummer, Kelly Keagy, for his sister.

Pop: XO by Beyoncé.

Beyoncé released a statement saying that the song was intended to help people who have lost loved people in their lives and that the sample was included as a tribute to the Challenger crew. "XO" managed to appear on many music charts across Europe and Oceania and it peaked at number 45 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Gospel/ Christian Contemporary: Eye Of The Storm by Ryan Stevenson (Feat. Gabe Real).

Here, Stevenson shares about the turmoil of his early life, the rejection and pain faced in his initial attempts to launch his music career, the grief experienced during his mother’s long battle with cancer, the stress and burnout of his days working as a paramedic, and how an unexpected lightning storm gave him a front-row seat to a miracle that would turn his life around.

Celtic/Bagpipes: BAGPIPES by MJD.  _1080W_1080H.jpg

This one song could possible change your mind about your dislike for Bagpipe music. This is truly a great piece. Give it a listen to, give it a chance. By the way, this is not your ordinary Celtic bagpipe rendition music. This group is not Swiss, or Irish, or English. This group is Russian....Yes!! that's right..Russian. 

Enjoy the tunes. Take care and stay safe.  


Good Wednesday morning. Here are my choices for GSOTD for today. Enjoy the music.

Rock: Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy. 

" Almost Lover " is a song written and recorded by A Fine Frenzy, the stage name of American singer-songwriter Alison Sudol. It was released May 22, 2007 through Virgin Records as the second single from her debut studio album, One Cell in the Sea (2007).

Pop Rock: No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature by The Guess Who.

"No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature" is a song by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who. It was released on their 1970 album American Woman, and was released on the B-side of the "American Woman" single without the "New Mother Nature" section.

Electronic Music: Abwoon by Lisa Gerrard.

Since her career began in 1981, Gerrard has been involved in a wide range of projects. She received a Golden Globe Award for the music score to the film Gladiator, on which she collaborated with Hans Zimmer.

Gospel/Christian Contemporary: Oceans (Where My Feet Fail) by Hillsong United.

Hillsong United is a worship band that originated as a part of Hillsong Church. Formed in 1998 as part of Hillsong's youth ministry. 

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  




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Wednesday's GSTOD:

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Pop / Folk: Catch & Release by Matt Simons

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Electronic: So Close by Tom Misch & CARMODY

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Soul: Sweet Thing by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

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Indie Electronic: Falling Short by Låpsley


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Here are my GSOTD choices for this Thursday. Enjoy the tunes. Or at least give them a chance, if you would so kindly. 

Vocal Music: The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Sgt. Barry Sadler.   

Barry Sadler was a twenty-five year old active duty Green Beret medic in 1966 when he first performed “Ballad of the Green Berets” on The Ed Sullivan Show. The song soon reached number one in the charts and eventually sold eight million copies. Sadler’s performance and the song’s popularity celebrated The Green Berets as the ultimate example of American military prowess, bravery and commitment. 

Rock: If It Makes You Happy by Sheryl Crow. "If It Makes You Happy" is the lead single from Sheryl Crow's 1996 eponymous album. The song peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and won Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 1997 Grammy Awards.

Singer Song Writer: Over The Creek by George Ezra.

George Ezra Barnett is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Gospel/ Christian Contemporary: I Will Remember You by Amy Grant.

"I Will Remember You" peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grant's first single from the album to not reach the top ten. However, the single became Grant's fifth consecutive top five single on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at No. 2. 

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.

P.S I chose the first two songs for GSOTD due to the fact they are both mentioned in "This Day In Music History". Perhaps in future postings for my choices of GSOTD, may be influenced by who is in "This Day In Music History".  Just a thought!! Take care and stay safe.  


Here are my choices for GSOTD for this Friday. Enjoy the tunes.

Heavy Metal: Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin.

"Whole Lotta Love" is a song by English hard rock band Led Zeppelin. It is the opening track on the band's second album, Led Zeppelin II, and was released in the United States, several countries in Europe, and Japan as a single; as with other Led Zeppelin songs, no single was released in the United Kingdom.

Gospel/Christian Contemporary: Remember by Lauren Daigle.

Sep 07, 2018 · Lauren Daigle is a 27 year old Christian who focuses on the good in everything. She wrote this song to show us that God still cares for us and he does a lot for us. 

New Wave: I Ran (So Far Away) by A Flock Of Seagulls.

Guitarist Paul Reynolds had joined the band after the music was already written, so the short guitar riffs were added for Reynolds to play. Lyrically, "I Ran (So Far Away)" is about a man who sees an attractive woman and attempts to run away from his feelings.

Rock: Take It To The Limit by The Eagles.

"Take It to the Limit" is a song by the Eagles from their fourth album One of These Nights from which it was issued as the third single on November 15, 1975. I also chose this group because of Glenn Frey who is mentioned in today's 'This Day In Music History'. 

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  


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Happy Friday, friends! Here are my GSOTD choices:

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Pop: Hometown Glory by Adele (Explicit)

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Electropop: Latch by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith 

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Electronic with R&B Influences: Pretty Thoughts by Alina Baraz

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R&B: Too Fast by Sonder

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Indie Rock: Naive by The Kooks

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@AlyssaPandora  I also collected the first song by Adele and added it to my personal playlist. Great tunes, great selection. Have a great Friday, a great weekend. Take care and stay safe.