Well – just like back in 2017, and 2019 – I still drink beer, and I still like to listen to music – all kinds of music. This dates back to 2000-2002, when I used to be a DJ (Disk Jockey) at a small bar in Bangkok, in a section of Sukhumvit Road – right before the street’s name changes to “Ploenchit Road” – in what use to be called “Soi Zero” – or “Buckskin Joe’s Village.” Basically, I had brought two shoe boxes full of music CD’s with me when I relocated from USA to Thailand in December 1999 – but I had nothing to play them on, and I preferred playing them for an audience. I was talking Thai language classes at a place called Inlingua, in the Ploenchit/Chitlom area. Somehow, I ended up at the “Rooster Bar” at Soi Zero, with my 80 CD’s. I ended up playing them – maybe three or four nights per week – for no salary – but some customers would buy me beers.
At any rate – in order to again mix things up – I figured that I would for a third time do a blog post featuring a broad selection of music videos – selections that most visitors to this website may not find to be very familiar.
And – that is a good thing – expand your horizons! I suspect that each visitor who takes the time to review the following 20 music videos will find at least a couple of selectiona that they will like. And – every visitor is welcome to add a comment that suggests any music videos that you really enjoy – and would like to share.
20 Music Videos for 2020:
P.P. Arnold (real name Patricia Ann Cole)– Performing Her Original Song – “The First Cut Is The Deepest” (originally written for her by Steven Demetre Georgiou – who later adopted the name ‘Cat Stevens’) – https://youtu.be/y1-g5VG2pWg I had always heard this song being performed by Rod Stewart, but – she first introduced this song when she was 20 years old – in 1966. The performance is a bit “rough” – but you can tell that she sings the words like they mean something to her. If you like this performance, you might also appreciate her original performance of another well-known song – “Angel of the Morning” https://youtu.be/US94q0e20Us. Juice Newton later sang this song’s better known version: https://youtu.be/HTzGMEfbnAw
Laura Branigan – Original Song – “Gloria” – This is her “Official Music Video” performance, which was very well done https://youtu.be/nNEb2k_EmMg
The Outlaws – “There Goes Another Love Song” – Just a song that I like : https://youtu.be/PVfnGMiDDJQ
Jay Ferguson – Original Song -“Thunder Island” – https://youtu.be/PJMh0GJ6GWc – Until this year, I had never before heard of this guy! I think that I’d heard the song before – but I had never paid much attention to it. It’s actually a pretty good song.
The Corrs – Performing Their Original Song – “Breathless” – https://youtu.be/vzerbXFwGCE – Another good song – well performed, in a good video.
The Mike Curb Congregation – Peforming their original song – “Burning Bridges” – https://youtu.be/fW8uRpq6TlY – which became the theme song of the Movie “Kelly’s Heroes”, starring Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, and Donald Sutherland. Here’s the Kelly’s Heroes version, with lyrics displayed: https://youtu.be/1sCo5GaDq7k
ABBA – Performing their hit song – “Dancing Queen” – https://youtu.be/xFrGuyw1V8s It’s a good song – from a famous Swedish group. I like it.
The Seekers – Performing Their Hit Song – “I’ll Never Find Another You” – https://youtu.be/wZf41UudAbI?t=19 This is a well-known Australian band – and I think that they represent that proud and honorable nation quite well.
Roxy Music – Bryan Ferry Leading The Performance Of Their Original Song – “More Than This” – https://youtu.be/kOnde5c7OG8 . I like this song. If you like it, you might also like another Roxy Music original performance – “Avalon” – https://youtu.be/bpA_5a0miWk .
Vicki Sue Robinson – Performing Her Original Song – “Turn The Beat Around” – https://youtu.be/vz9pZW5OvM4
Rasberries – Performing Their Original Song – “Go All The Way” – https://youtu.be/R5u25XGGo-E
Sanford-Townsend Band – Peforming Their Original Song – “Smoke From A Distant Fire” – https://youtu.be/wCWVuCCWqzQ
Edwyn Collins – Performing His 1994 Classic – “A Girl Like You” – https://youtu.be/6oqJ0JpMj6I
Tom Petty – Performing “A Higher Place” – https://youtu.be/1H_IHdWxZcg
Shania Twain – This Canadian Lady Performs Her Original Song – “That Don’t Impress Me Much” In An Entertaining Video – https://youtu.be/mqFLXayD6e8
Rewat Buddhinan – We are operating in Thailand, so we needed to add a Thai performer – This artist unfortunately died in 1996, shortly after his 48th birthday. He was a founding member of the GMM Grammy organization. Here he is performing his original song – “Murng Yai, Murng Nee” – https://youtu.be/4Rs_23F6VtY
The American Breed – Performing Their Original Classic – “Bend Me, Shape Me” – https://youtu.be/PSHo146tQjQ
The Hooters – Performing Their Original Song – “And We Danced” – https://youtu.be/1RXxZHpPqiM
The Lovin’ Spoonful – Performing Their Hit Song – “Do You Believe In Magic” – https://youtu.be/ATY3-8PlCRw
Wang Chung – Here’s Their Classic – “Dance Hall Days” – https://youtu.be/n1TNLU-ydLA
OK – that’s 20 different artists – with a few “elaboration” video’s attached. I really like this playlist. Happy New Year everybody!!!!