A musical throwback: Music Tampa Bay’s Top 100 of 2008

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I’ve posted two of Music Tampa Bay radio’s “Top 100” lists. Let’s be honest to start here: It’s an unknown station for the most part and the acts being highlighted are mostly enigmas. The question that could be asked about these blog posts is: Why do it? Why post them in text format when they’re already available online, albeit in image form?

The answer is pretty simple to me but it remains to be seen if I have actually accomplished it or anything near it with these previous posts.  That answer is exposure. While these songs have aired on the online stream for MTB over the years, that’s a niche audience. While the songs have likely seen air-time with MTB’s broadcasts on the FM dial in St. Petersburg, Florida, that’s a limited potential audience in Tampa Bay or beyond.

While not all musicians dream of going big, there are those who want lightning to strike,Four Star Riot accomplished that with thanks to their inclusion on the Deadpool soundtrack in 2016. But others remain out there but no one has heard them beyond the niche in live performances and how far they’ve pushed their own exposure to the masses.

What’s posted below is the original Music Tampa Bay Top 100 representing 2008- The nine-year old list (released in 2009) features some songs that got somewhere – the “views” count on their music videos/audio streams show it.  Others didn’t go anywhere beyond finally seeing time online in 2015 with thanks to CD Baby’s publication program. Others are a mystery – the fact they’re on this list in name-only shows that. They may be out there and I may have missed them in my web search but there’s also the high chance they aren’t.

How good these songs are don’t stand in their order, so listen to what music is available and be the judge yourself. Don’t look for performers you know because unless you know the music scene in the Tampa Bay region you likely won’t know anyone. Consider this post your opportunity at music discovery. If not this post, then the more recent Music Tampa Bay Top 100 lists from 2016 or 2017.

rna Bracewell

On the Earth

 

Some notes before we get to the media:

  • Unlike the previous two Top 100 promotions, I have not added links to the performing artists official web sites as of this writing. It may yet happen though.
  • Mojo Guns song, “Who’s Been Driving My Cadillac?” was originally listed on the Music Tampa Bay Top 100 list as “Cadillac”. There’s a chance the song listed isn’t the official one that made the Top 100 list.
  • For any corrections or media additions, please either comment below or contact me privately

 

No.

Artist Name

Song Title

100.

Otolathe

Eta Carinea Decode

99.

Jim Summers

Tot

98.

Noah Chadde & Robert Andrew

Explosion of Love

97.

Baluja

The Beauty of it All

96.

Wild Mushrooms

Shattered

95.

Offshore Riot

Wonton Soup

94.

Donny & Fastgun

Arizona Blue

93.

Steve Dockendorf

I Made Love To An Angel

92.

Tom Stephens

She’ll Be Alright

91.

Season of the Wolf

 Magnetic Star

90.

Alex Wolfe Prines

I Waited

89.

 J.L. Tyche & David Leonard

Sub Sonic

88.

Four Star Riot

In a Daydream

87.

Paul J. Watkins

Drive

86.

Spontaneous Habit

Orgasmic

85.

Greg Poulos (feat. Todd Plant)

When the Tears Finally Come

84.

Don Noble

Me & You, You & Me

83.

39 Stripes

Amazed

82.

Nervous Turkey

Too Late for Romance

81.

Dazzler

Tempted

80.

Ricky Wilcox

Vancouver

79.

Mojo Gurus

Who’s Been Driving My Cadillac?

78.

Tribal Style

Soul Soldier

77.

Back Alley Blues Band

Even Angels Get the Blues

76.

Raiford Starke

Girl From Imnijakee

 

No.

Artist Name

Song Title

75.

DYea

All Around the World

74.

Millenium Cowboy  

American Anthem

73.

Abstract –

Pissed

72.

Rebekah Pulley

Lesser of Two Evils

71.

Tailgunner Joe and the Earls of Slander

Sleeping Alone Together

70.

Fremont John

Our Love

69.

Stone Marmot

Alien Concubine

68.

Left  

Wrap it Up

67.

Blue Island Bear Cub  

And the Woman

66.

Stormbringer  

Don’t Touch Me There

65.

Urban Cowboys  

30 Days

64.

Vic Thompkins  

The Only Thing Going Was You

63.

X Takes the Square  

From Sex to Serious

62.

North 2 South  

All Messed Up

61.

The WMD

Gunn Highway

60.

Vodkanauts  

Mexi-Surf

59.

Rebel Pride

Stomp Yer Foots

58.

Tom Stewart

First Time Over

57.

Giddy Up, Helicopter

1-i

56.

Larry Reidt

Water on Mars

55.

David Shelley

Congo Squares

54.

Mike Worrall

Old Fat Guys

53.

Rob Kosinski

So That Road Ends Here

52.

Human Condition

 Powerlines

51.

Sarasota Slim

I’m Gonna Get You

No.

Artist Name

Song Title

50.

Bettys Not A Vitamin

Last Ride

49.

Reverse Engineers

Sunshine With the Shade

48.

Rob Gorley

Fixer Upper

47.

Ferengata

Fire in the Heart

46.

Sheila Kristin Hughes

Let it Rain Down

45.

James Hawkins  

My Father’s Son

44.

Gary Simmonelli

Just for One

43.

Shawn Ofalt  

It’s Not My Fault

42.

Winfield Davis  

Midnight Player

41.

Wendy Rich

Watcha Doin Baby

40.

Maxx  

Tear on the Face of Heaven

39.

Stephanie Carpenter

 Leaving Stopford

38.

Mollen Mike

Worst Blues I Ever Had

37.

Dave Eichelberger  

Occupation of the Sun

36.

Ronny Elliott

St. Petersburg Jail

35.

Mena Brinno

The Lone Green Valley

34.

Jeff O’Kelley

 Lost Again

33.

Judy Tampa & Bucko Squad

He’s a Bug

32.

Rich Whiskey Band  

Better Day

31.

Harry Dash  

Our Time is Now

30.

Ivory Joe  

Everything to Me

29.

Jimmy Griswold  

Get to Work

28.

Steve Shabala

 I Reside in Tampa Bay

27.

Jeremy Gloff

Lights On

26.

Steve Vaclavik

Long Grass and the Tall Trees

 

No.
Artist Name
Song Title

25.

Pete Merrigan

State of Grace

24.

JoDell

Should Have Been You

23.

Fremont John

Timeline

22.

Jules  

That Works for Me

21.

Maggie Council

Nebraska Avenue

20.

Jak Kelly

Winter Moon

19.

How and Ingham  

Everything

18.

Dennis Hong

 The First People

17.

Lucian and the Allstars

Street Love

16.

Guitar Daddy

 Slapped in the Face

15.

Baluja

The Good Life

14.

Carrie Martin  

Off Limits

13.

Stone Marmot  

I Can’t Undo Losing You

12.

Christie Lenee  

Sweet-n-Sour

11.

Charlie Souza and the New Tropics

Carry Me Back (to St. Petersburg)

10.

Bobby Palermo

Save the Red, White, and Blue

9.

Al Alvarez  

In Love Again Tonight

8.

Rob Pieniak and Buffalo Strange  

The River Song

7.

Soul Purpose

I Need Your Love

6.

Soulfound

Now Is Yours

5.

Gteg Poulos vith Shavn Btovn

When the Tears Finally Come

4.

Four Star Riot

 Don’t Wanna Know

3.

Rebekah Pulley & the Reluctant Prophets

I Should Have Left You A Long Time Ago

2.

Stormbringer  

Life of My Own

1.

Lorna Bracewell

On the Earth

 

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