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

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. Still 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.

Some notes before we get to the media:

  • Unlike the previous two Top 100 promotions, I have not added links to performers as of this writing. It may yet happen though.
  • You’ll find that things are a little messed in the layout. Between searching for the media and simply setting up the format, I forgot to format the tables used.
  • You’ll notice a * on a song listed for The WMD. The song was listed under the original 2008  list as just “Cadillac”. The astrik is simply in case it was a different song.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: This is broken down into three pages. To access the next page, simply click on the “Page 2” option at the bottom of this page.(For any corrections or media additions, please either comment below or contact me privately)
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 — Wanton 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. TY<>LEN – 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) — Midnight Sun  f13_k

 

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

 

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

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