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Episode 147 - Top Ten Whistling Songs w/Tony Ross
December 19, 2014 09:02 AM PST
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Taping from deep within the condemned bowels of Whiskey Pete's hotel in Primm, Nevada, Ben is joined by the always chipper Tony Ross to bring you the greatest songs that feature whistling. Whistling can do much to accentuate a song and sometimes it becomes the very thing that makes a song great. Either way, we've got big time variety in this episode and lots of laughs and stories to go along with some awesome music.

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Episode 146 - Top Ten Singing Bass Players w/The Fish
December 12, 2014 01:28 PM PST
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Ben is joined in GoodList Studios by the Famous Fish to discuss something the two of them know a bit about, as they both have (a little) first-hand experience playing bass and singing lead in a band. Believe it or not, the act of playing bass and singing simultaneously is not an easy task. If you're a true bass player, you need to be locked in with the drummer 100% of the time. Sometimes what you sing counteracts rhythmically with what your fingers are doing, so in a way, playing bass and singing at the same time is a tongue twister for your body. Needless to say, the ladies and gentlemen that are featured in this week's podcast are incredibly talented individuals, and are not to be messed with. Behold the greatest standouts in this tiny club of unique musicians. Respect!

The Fish can be seen playing bass (and guitar) in bands all over Southern California, including Lobate Scarp, Best Of My Love (Eagles Tribute) and Sons of Defiance. Google 'em, people!

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Episode 145 - Top Ten One-Hit-Wonders Of The 90's Volume 1 w/Shannon Hurley
December 05, 2014 09:05 AM PST
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We're over the moon with excitement to bring you Season 4 of the All Time Top Ten podcast. Expect better, expect faster, expect stronger episodes than ever before. Let's go!

As one of our listeners so eloquently put it, the 90's decade is where we began our "musical A.D.D." Previous decades had a semblance of a "sound", even the coked-out freak show that was the 80's. The 90's really began the splintering off of genres and sounds that expanded the entire musical landscape, a practice that continues to this day. With that in mind, there's no wonder that the decade featured some of the best one-off artists that we loved, even if it was for just a minute. Ben and special guest, the great Shannon Hurley break down the best of the best, with a little help from our beloved listeners. Check it out, won't you?

Shannon Hurley's ridiculously prolific musical career can be chronicled at her website: http://shannonhurley.com/

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Episode 144 - Top Ten Double Albums w/David Daskal
November 21, 2014 08:17 AM PST
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As All Time Top Ten's Season 3 draws to a close, Ben is joined once again by the always whimsical and strange lad, Sir David Daskal. This time out, the boys are tackling one of the greatest constructs of the album era, if done correctly - the soaring and sprawling double album. For an artist to take on the task of giving you 4 sides of brilliant music, there can be no shortage of ego, and the band must somehow survive the process. Some of these albums have destroyed bands, as you will hear, because of the sheer amount of soul crushing work that must go into creating a masterpiece of such epic proportions. Ben and David discuss and play tracks from these larger-than-life works of art and tell the stories behind their construction. Take it in, folks. Blood was spilt to bring you these creations.

David Daskal can be found on stage all over Southern California in his Eagles tribute band Best Of My Love. Find out more here:
https://www.facebook.com/BestOfMyLoveEaglesTribute

Thank you so much to all of you that have stuck with ATTT for 3 YEARS! We hope to continue to bring you more music and fun in Season 4. smiley

Episode 143 - Top Ten Songs About Radio w/Mike Dawson
November 14, 2014 12:24 AM PST
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Ben is joined in GoodList Studios by the one and only Mike Dawson. If you don't know the name, you surely know the voice, or as it's known "That Voice". Mike is the announcer behind the world-famous Adam Carolla Show and has been for 8+ years, as well as producer and engineer. He's spent a lifetime in the radio business so he knows a thing or two about the inner-workings of one of our most all-time beloved mediums. Ben and Dawson love radio with all of their hearts, and so do the fine folks that wrote the songs heard on today's podcast. Even the songs that slam radio for being a homogenized corporate sellout display a certain love and romanticism of radio that those of us who still carry the torch for radio can appreciate. Behold the best songs highlighting the greatness, power, shortcomings and beauty of radio. Turn this one up LOUD!

In addition to his duties on the Carolla Show, Mike also hosts his own music podcast called Front Of House, featuring the best up-and-coming independent artists performing live. Find out more here: https://soundcloud.com/dawsangeles

Also, keep up with Mike's ramblings and weird & wonderful life by following him on the Twitter machine: https://twitter.com/DawsAngeles

Episode 142 - Top Ten David Bowie Songs w/Gabe Scalone
November 07, 2014 09:11 AM PST
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In the annals of rock history, there has never been an artist as mercurial and elusive as David Robert Haywood Jones. David Bowie, aka Ziggy Stardust, aka The Thin White Duke is known and beloved by millions and has been in the spotlight for 45 years, yet what do we really know about the man? Only what he wants us to know. All we do know is that he's a musical and stylistic chameleon who has blessed the world with decades of great music. We know he's an ageless, timeless showman that was destined to be a rock superstar. Ben is joined by fellow Bowie fanatic Gabe Scalone to highlight the 20 best songs from a true rock legend. We're not worthy.

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Episode 141 - Top Ten Rock N Roll Jews w/Gary Shapiro
October 31, 2014 10:02 AM PDT
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We all know there is a rich Jewish tradition in show business, but just how many Hebrews are rock n roll superstars? Quite a few, it turns out. Ben is joined by singer, songwriter, comedian, rabbi and cantor Gary Shapiro to count down and play songs from the greatest musicians in rock and pop history that just happen to be of the Jewish persuasion. Some you'll be surprised by, some you'll be shocked by. Either way these mensches will rock your kippah off!

Gary Shapiro can be found performing music and comedy all over Southern California. Find out where by following him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ElSmoocho

Episode 140 - Top Ten Entrance Songs w/Dan Ewen & Josh Covitt
October 24, 2014 08:47 AM PDT
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Everybody knows that first impressions are everything in life. How you enter a room is judged by everyone that notices you and they will rate you on a scale of badasserry. Just how badass do you want to be? All Time Top Ten has the greatest musical accompaniment for every entrance situation. Boarding the Death Star? We got you covered, Darth Bad Ass. Entering the boxing ring? We'll tell you what songs will strike fear in the heart of your opponent. In this highly silly episode, Ben is joined by comedians Dan Ewen and Josh Covitt to help you set the tone for optimum badassness for every entrance scenario you can think of. Much mirth and great music ensue.

Dan and Josh are the co-hosts of the hilariously informative podcast The M.U.F.F. - Maximum Understanding Of Fantasy Football. Subscribe for free on itunes and/or check it out here:
http://muff.podomatic.com/

Episode 139 - Top Ten Murder Ballads w/Matt Dinan
October 17, 2014 08:54 AM PDT
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Happy Halloween to everyone! To celebrate we're taking all of the fear, violence, mayhem, creepiness and spookiness that was 2013's Morbid Month (ahem, archives are at Mixcloud.com), and we're concentrating all of it into one terrifying episode. Indeed, some of the most horrific songs ever written were traditional murder ballads. Ben and special guest Matt "Murder" Dinan highlight the best of these old classics, and throw in a few modern ones to show that the genre isn't dead. The final product will send chills up and down your spine and howling at the moon. Hopefully that's as far as you'll take it. We're not responsible for what comes next.

Matt can be heard at his hilarious comic book podcast Matt & Cat Have Back Issues. Here:
http://mattandcathavebackissues.com/

Episode 138 - Top Ten Cover Songs Volume 3 w/Dustin Prince
October 10, 2014 11:41 AM PDT
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Our resident covers specialist Dustin Prince is back for a third round of the greatest songs that either improved on or redefined the original recordings. In addition to some fine, fine music, Ben and Dustin debate whether some bands make better cover bands, because they have a better sound than songs. Dig it.

In case you missed it, Cover Songs Volumes 1 and 2 are available at our archive page at Mixcloud.

Volume 1: http://www.mixcloud.com/beneisen/all-time-top-ten-episode-43-top-ten-cover-songs-volume-1-wdustin-prince/

Volume 2:
http://www.mixcloud.com/beneisen/all-time-top-ten-episode-78-top-ten-cover-songs-volume-2-wdustin-prince/

Dustin Prince can be found playing the crap out of his drums with prog rock stalwarts Lobate Scarp. Find out more here:
http://lobatescarp.com/

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