Oklahoma music

DJ Sessions: Christmas Music Old And New

Dec 24, 2018

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with one of his favorite childhood DJs, Mike Haile (@mitmradio) of WHMS in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, about favorite holiday tunes.

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The year-end countdown list from Tumbleweeds All the Way Down host Jack Fowler is always a fun take on the annual feature. Here are his top five songs that remind him of the day a giant squid killed Esteban, his best deckhand. Enjoy.

5. Scrapper Blackwell - "Goin' Where the Monon Crosses the Yellow Dog"

Live music is my conduit to self-care. I love it all, from a piano concerto to a folksy singalong; but despite the ringing in my ears that complicates my lifelong pleasure, I like music best when it's a little loud. Live music awakens my senses and shelters me from everyday life's disorganized noise; I needed its clarifying energy more than ever this year. And the best thing about this form of self-care is that it takes place in community with others. It awakens connections, mind, body and soul — and that, I think, is what we need more than ever in 2018.

Chad Whitehead's Favorite Songs of 2018

Dec 19, 2018
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Chad Whitehead, host of About What You’d Expect, breaks down his top 10 songs of 2018:

2018 was a great year for music. Here are some of my favorite songs that I tried to rank against each other (something I’m not very good at). I hope you find something on this list that you like! My bias is toward upbeat songs and I’ll admit, I don’t listen to lyrics that much. - Chad

10. Mt. Joy - "Silver Lining"

Last week, we counted down the top 25 Oklahoma songs of 2018. In total, we played 455 new songs on The Oklahoma Rock Show in 2018, so our final list was very competitive.

Check out our picks below.

25. Colourmusic - "Haunt Me"

24. Labrys - "Don't Know"

Ever wonder what albums your fellow NPR fans listen to? We asked, you voted and below are the results our year-end listener poll for 2018. The list mirrors the NPR Music Top 50 Albums more than I've noticed in previous years. Like that list, listeners put Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, Mitski and Lucy Dacus all in the top positions.

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