After a brief hiatus, we’re back with Episode 21, and it’s a doozy. We think it’s our toughest list yet – maybe that’s why it took so long for us to record it. We rank our top five favorite Beatles songs from their list of over 200 original compositions. It’s a tremendous task comparing the different song types and eras from the Fab Four’s fantastic library. No two lists will ever be the same with this topic! Let us know your favorites in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.
Episode 17 – Best Oscar-Winning Original Songs
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is only days away now, we’re completing series this month of making Oscar-themed lists. Two lists in one week! The second part of our movie-music mashup, combining our love of movies and music – ranking the best original songs from a movie that won an Oscar. From standards and classics, to Disney musicals and classics, you definitely know all these songs…and you may not have realized that some were originally written for movies! Did we miss any great original songs that we should have at least mentioned? Let us know in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.
Episode 16 – Best Oscar-Winning Scores
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is now less than a week away, so we’re continuing our month of focus on some Oscar-themed lists. This week we’ll have two installments of our Oscar-related rankings that combine our love of movies and music, and first we examine best movie scores that won an Oscar. Despite so many rules changes to this awards category over the years, it’s still ripe for ranking. No surprise that John Williams gets discussed, but some other [not quite as] legendary composers show up as well and once again there’s plenty of singing and humming of your favorite themes. What scores did you want to see on the list? Any that should have won but got overlooked? Let us know in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.
Episode 13 – TV Themes (Part 2)
It’s part two of our brief series on TV themes. Last time we shared our list of TV theme songs with lyrics, but now we rank our top five instrumental themes. It’s always fun singing songs with no words because we can do our best instrument impressions (“bum ba da dum”). So listen in and let us know what’s on your list of themes in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.
Episode 12 – TV Themes (Part 1)
It’s 2017, and we’re kicking off the new year with a two-part series on TV themes. This week, part one. We rank our top five TV theme songs…that have lyrics. Because of course you can’t have instrumental themes on the same list with fully lyricized songs. It wouldn’t make any sense. Trust us. There’s a myriad of choices, which always makes our Ranks for Nothing segment much more fun. So have a listen and then let us know everything we missed. (We’ve already thought of plenty.) Tell us your list of themes in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.
Episode 11 – Favorite Christmas Songs
It’s the most wonderful time of year – a Rankophiles Christmas episode! We get into the holiday spirit and rank our top five favorite Christmas songs of all time. Of course, some of our top picks are influenced by our love of Christmas movies (another episode for next year perhaps?) but there’s no doubt you’ll have heard them all plenty of times on the radio and while walking the mall this holiday season. So enjoy a short break from the music and take a listen to hear our list of favorites, but make sure to share your favorites with us too! Let us know which Christmas songs you love by posting in the comments section or tweeting us at @rankophiles. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!