Category Archives: Staff Top 10 Songs of 2013

Janet’s Top 10 Songs of 2013


My Top Ten for 2013 (in no particular order): Joseph Arthur – Saint of Impossible Causes Foals – Inhaler Vampire Weekend – Step Neko Case – Man John Murry – Southern Sky White Denim – Pretty Green Eleanor Friedberger – Stare at the Sun Broken Bells – Holding on for Life Yo La Tengo –…

Sam Sessa’s top 10 Baltimore songs of 2013

I'm Sam, WTMD's Baltimore Music Coordinator.

For me, the best Baltimore songs of the year are the ones I keep coming back to – weeks and months after I’ve first heard them. Aside from J. Roddy Walston and the Business, it was a quiet year for the heavyweights — no new albums from Dan Deacon, Beach House, Wye Oak or Future…

Jason George’s Top 10 Songs of 2013


Little Bobby Pepper – The Herd of Main Street Things Will Change – Treetop Flyers Var – Sigur Rós Lose Yourself to Dance  – Daft Punk New – Paul McCartney Ride On/Right On – Phosphorescent Jennifer – Little Comets Line of Fire – Junip Bubble Butt – Major Laser Awkward – San Cisco

Bob Sekinger’s top ten Roadhouse tunes

Lay Down Your Worries, HADDEN SAYERS-Rolling Soul.   Sayers plays guitar in Ruthie Foster’s band, she helps him out on this one. I Didn’t Take Your Woman , LOU PRIDE – Ain’t No More Love In This House.   Posthumous release from Soul man Pride Gallows Pole, ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART – True Blues  My fav from an all-star collection. First Shot, JOHNNY SANSONE –…

Scott Mullins – Program Director


John Murry – Southern Sky Valerie June – Workin’ Woman Blues The Tontons – Bones 1 Joseph Arthur – Saint of Impossible Causes Elastic Bond – Find a Way Great American Canyon band – Lost at Sea Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Stranger To My Happiness Junip – Your Life Your Call J. Roddy…

Steve’s Top Ten of 2013-Another Year of Great WTMD Music!

General Manager Steve yasko

1.  Villagers – Nothing Arrived 2.  Diego Garcia — Sunnier Days 3.  Arcade Fire — Reflector 4. Daft Punk — Get Lucky 5. Bruce Springsteen — High Hopes 6.  Kopecky Family Band — Heartbeat 7.  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings — Stranger To My Happiness 8.  The Herd of Main Street — Treat Me So…

Roe’s Top 10 Songs of 2013


So being away from WTMD so much of the year, I feel like I’m always streaming or podcasting something from WTMD or NPR Music in order to stay somewhat in the loop. Spending so much time up in the north where there isn’t a station like WTMD, it makes me appreciate that we have a…

Erik Deatherage’s Top 10

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1. Ohm-Yo La Tengo (a meditative masterpiece. Ira Katz shredding “Ohm” @The Lyric this summer = major highlight) 2. Song For Zulu- Phosphorescent (the Johnny Cash quote and Matthew Houck’s world-weary voice make it special) 3. Menagerie- Caitlin Rose (one of Nashville’s most talented songwriters delivers another gem) 4. Dianne Young- Vampire Weekend (the sped…

Clint Thomas’s Top Ten Songs of 2013

Artist Song LP Stephen McGregor & Chino Roots Sound Single Chronixx Smile Jamaica Honey Pot Riddim Jah9 Steamers A Bubble Single Tarrus Riley Gimme Likkle One Drop Tropical Escape Riddim Etana Strongest Better Tomorrow Lenny Kurlou My Destiny Single (local artist) Shaggy & Beres Hammond Fight This Feeling Out Of Many, One Music Morgan Heritage…

Sam Gallant’s Top 10 Songs of 2013

Sam Gallant

1. J. Roddy Walston and the Business- Heavy Bells 2. John Murry- Southern Sky 3. Phosphorescent- Ride On/Right On 4. Arcade Fire- Reflektor 5. The Weeks- Brother In The Night 6. Lorde- Royals 7. Local Natives- Breakers 8. Fitz and the Tantrums- Out Of My League 9. Valerie June- Pushin’ Against A Stone 10. White…

Galler’s Top 10 Songs of 2013


  1. James Blake – “Retrograde” 2. Foals – “Inhaler” 3. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” 4. J. Roddy Walston and the Business – “Heavy Bells” 5. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor” 6. Portugal. The Man – “Purple Yellow Red and Blue” 7. Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” 8. Polica…

Don Rogers’ Top 10 Songs of 2013

Don Rogers

*Arctic Monkeys  “R U Mine”  – Sounds like Black Sabbath.  Need I say more *Vampire Weekend  “Diane Young”  – I was pleasantly surprised by the first single from their new album.  I’ll give them a Top 10 for this. *John Murry  “Southern Sky” – The sound of this song makes me feel like I am…

Paul “Detour” Hartman’s Top 11 Songs of 2013


Note that there aren’t any numbers. It’s tough to rank them 1-10, so these are not in any particular order. Artist — song — album — label — notes John Flynn “You Can’t Tell” (single) [] Elemotho “Mosiele” My Africa [ARC Music] Namibia David Francey “American Blues” So Say We All [Red House] Canada/Scotland Väsen…

Megan’s Top 10 Songs of 2013


1. Southern Sky – John Murry 2. Oh Boy – Boy 3. Song for Zula – Phosphorescent 4. Find A Way – Elastic Bond 5. Open – Rhye 6. Fugitive Air – Of Montreal 7. Bones 1 – The Tontons 8. Know Til Now – Jim James 9. From a Window Seat – Dawes 10….

Grace Manlove- Membership Assistant


Working Women Blues- Valerie June Walk Us Uptown- Elvis Costello and The Roots Ride On/Right On- Phosphorescent Come To My Party- Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears Pretty Green- White Denim Heavy Bells- J. Roddy Walston & The Business Hacienda Motel- Pickwick Broken Heart- Dr. Dog They Told Me- Sallie Ford & The Sound…

Kristin Bachran – Membership Director

Kristin Bachran

10,000 Weight In Gold – The Head and the Heart Hacienda Motel – Pickwick You Don’t Know Me – Polyphonic Spree The Wire – Haim No Tomorrows – The Cave Singers Love To Get Used – Matt Pond Broken Heart – Dr. Dog Heavy Feet – Local Natives Grace For Saints and Ramblers – Iron…