#TBTXPN: Music that takes you to the movies

We’ve been having a lot of fun this summer on WXPN’s Throwback Thursdays — or #TBTXPN, in the social media universe. We’ve already unpacked The Beatles’ classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band for its 50th anniversary, explored “musical shadows” (aka famous covers and their corresponding originals), brought you a parade of number one hits and revisited the second British invasion.

This week on #TBTXPN, we’re going to the movies. Continue reading →


#TBTXPN: Oasis, Blur and the second British Invasion

When you think of the words “British Invasion,” you probably think of the 1960s and The Beatles and Stones. Maybe The Kinks.

But music from Great Britain continued making an impact in the states in the decades that ensued, flourishing in the 80s and coming to a peak once again with the Britpop scene of the early 90s. This week on #TBTXPN, we’re exploring that “second British invasion,” from the glossy synthpop of The Eurythmics and the sneering glam of Billy Idol to the stadium rock rivalry of Oasis and Blur.  Continue reading →


WXPN’s next #tbtXPN Throwback Thursday: Destinations

It’s time again for #tbtXPN Throwback Thursday on XPN. All summer long every Thursday, XPN DJ’s have been throwing it back to a year, an idea, a musical concept. So far, we’ve thrown it back to 1967, Number #1 and Number #2 Billboard Hot 100 hits, and Musical Shadows (cover songs and their originals). Next up – Destinations – cities, States, places, maybe even a trip to Dizz Knee Land. Join us starting at Thursday, June 27th at 6 a.m. with Kristen Kurtis on the XPN Morning Show. #tbtXPN: We’ll take you there. Continue reading →


#TBTXPN: We’re number 1! Songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100

You heard the Number 2’s last week.

This Thursday, June 15th, we’re going one higher — an assortment of songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100. From The Rolling Stones‘ “Brown Sugar” to Blondie‘s “Rapture,” Prince and the Revolution‘s “Kiss” to Lauryn Hill‘s “Doo Wop (That Thing),” we’ll spend the day bringing you the songs that ruled the charts and the airwaves.  Continue reading →


#TBTXPN: Hit songs that peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100

Believe it or not, songs like “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Dancing In The Dark” by Bruce Springsteen, “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men and Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky” all failed to grab the number one spot on top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Each of these songs peaked at number two, which is the subject of our next #TBTXPN, Throwback Thursday, starting this Thursday morning at 6 a.m. with Kristen Kurtis on the Morning Show. Continue reading →