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Presenting All Time Top Ten. Each week a new topic, a new guest, a new top ten list. Top Ten Songs About Madness? Nailed it. Top Ten Rock Trios? Easy. Join host Ben Eisen as he and a wide variety of guests discuss and play some of the best music on earth!

Presenting All Time Top Ten. Each week a new topic, a new guest, a new top ten list. Top Ten Songs About Madness? Nailed it. Top Ten Rock Trios? Easy. Join host Ben Eisen as he and a wide variety of guests discuss and play some of the best music on earth!
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Presenting All Time Top Ten. Each week a new topic, a new guest, a new top ten list. Top Ten Songs About Madness? Nailed it. Top Ten Rock Trios? Easy. Join host Ben Eisen as he and a wide variety of guests discuss and play some of the best music on earth!

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Episode 338 - Top Ten Songs By Carole King w/Joe Lavelle & Shannon Hurley

10/15/2018
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From humble beginnings in Brooklyn, a young Carole King burst on to the Brill Building scene with enough ambition to match her undeniable songwriting talent. Together with partner and then husband Gerry Goffin, they wrote the soundtrack to the lives of millions throughout the 1960’s, writing dozens of hits for such iconic girl groups as The Chiffons, The Shirelles and The Cookies, not to mention a who’s who of great singers and bands from the era, including The Drifters, The Beatles, Aretha...

Duration:02:32:43

Episode 337 - Top Ten Classic Synth Pop Hits w/Shannon Hurley

10/8/2018
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All hail the mighty synthesizer! Around the world, from the late 70's to the mid 80's, the main attraction for a huge percentage of popular music was the dulcet tones of a warm analog Roland, Fairlight, Oberheim or Moog synth, performed by weirdos with crazy hair and insane levels of songwriting talent. The heyday of Synth Pop was the sound of the future, but with musicality and songs that are and always will be timeless. All Time Top Ten is proud to welcome back the Numbers Girl herself, in...

Duration:02:23:40

October Extra Credit From The Archives - Episode 261 - James Bond Themes Worst To First w/Matt Dinan & Gabe Scalone

10/6/2018
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We're mere weeks away from the October 29th premiere of the first official spinoff podcast from GoodList Media - Pop Culture Worst To First! As your bonus episode for this month, we feel it's imperative that you familiarize yourself with the WTF concept, and here's the perfect primer and an instant classic episode from 2017. We here at ATTT are open to ideas with format tinkering. Sometimes a topic lends itself to cover the entire spectrum, which means we're going to need to take the good &...

Duration:02:20:49

Episode 336 - Top Ten Cases Of Musical Mistaken Identity w/David Daskal

10/1/2018
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We're feeling goofy this week, and we think the main reason is our resident Goof-In-Chief David Daskal is back in Goodlist Studios for the first time in quite a while. Along with his gal-pal, David has brought with him an idea. An idea for a podcast. The playlist that was spawned from this idea will blow more than a few minds, including your humble host's. We've all had that song we've been singing for years and since we can remember, we've always assumed it was a certain artist or band. Now...

Duration:02:05:59

Episode 335 - Top Ten Empowering Songs To Vote By w/Ryan Stockstad

9/24/2018
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If you're as tired of the daily news onslaught as we are, if you're suffering from outrage fatigue and are worried that you're starting to not give a crap about anything, this week's playlist could not have come soon enough. At the time of this writing the US midterm elections are a scant 6 weeks away and the deadline to register to vote in some states is just days away. This is the first time in 2 years that we're going to have any real say about what's going on in Washington. Do we want to...

Duration:02:08:49

Episode 334 - Top Ten Songs Against Racism w/Nyaze Vincent and Melissa Kay Anderson of Woke With Kids Podcast

9/17/2018
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Just when we thought we had progressed as a society, far enough that Dr. King's dream of universal brotherhood was within our grasp, we had to go and take a giant leap backward. In 2018 racists, bigots, white nationalists, white supremacists, alt-right neo-nazis and the rest of the scum are rising to the surface, emboldened and empowered enough to march in the streets, with no sheets covering up their pitiful faces. These days there's a sinister element where it feels like the progress we...

Duration:02:21:38

Episode 333 - Top Ten Songs For Donald Trump Volume 3 w/Charley T & Rick Torres of Dirtycakes

9/10/2018
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In 2018, to be an American is to be paranoid, vindictive, and fearful. We don't trust each other and 40% of the country lives in a bubble of misinformation from conservative media, where their viewpoint is shielded from honest dialogue by a steady diet of scapegoating, fear-mongering and straight up BS. Someone needs to tell it like it is. In that spirit, ATTT feels it's our patriotic duty to do yet another volume of songs about people that repulse us, aka the worst people in the world -...

Duration:02:10:45

Episode 332 - Top Ten Feminist Anthems Volume 2 w/Summer Blake

9/3/2018
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Where does the time go? It's September and the US midterm elections are 2 minuscule months away. Are we sitting on our hands? Hell no. We here at ATTT are fired up to vote, and to encourage other like-minded people (aka people who give a shit) to get out and vote this November. We're doing our part by helping you fill up your music players with empowering, righteous-anger-filled music to inspire you to make the most of this moment and be that change that we all want to see. First things...

Duration:02:20:41

Episode 331 - Top Ten Back To School Songs w/Jeff Axelrod

8/27/2018
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We know you don't need any reminding, but it is the end of August and if you're of student age and you're not already back in school, you will be soon. It's a fact of life. It's also a fact that there are a metric ton of great songs about teachers, students, classrooms, principals, homework and detention. We here at ATTT could think of no better guest to educate the masses on music than Pal Of The Pod Jeff Axelrod (hey that rhymes!) who just so happened to be in LA on break from his new...

Duration:02:23:07

Episode 330 - Top Ten Songs About Animals w/Geoff Pearlman

8/20/2018
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If you're a songwriter itching to make a statement about humanity or looking to tell a tall tale, animals can be a perfect muse. Throughout music history, we've heard from the old blues masters on down through modern indie rock and everything in between - fish, reptiles, mammals, birds, insects and amphibians make great subjects for some of the best songs ever made. Enter guitarist, songwriter and all-around swell fella Geoff Pearlman. Geoff and Ben crack open an entire zoo's worth of...

Duration:01:53:08

Episode 329 - Top Ten Existential Songs Volume 3 w/Gabe Scalone

8/13/2018
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What's the point of writing this blurb about existentialism in music when we're all gonna die anyway? Stream this playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/alltimetopten/playlist/57weIATvVr0cCqsrC33fxD?si=-jz-a094QmiETqesTJUyBg Listen to Existential Songs Volumes 1 & 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/beneisen/episode-228-top-ten-existential-songs-volume-1-wgabe-scalone/ https://www.mixcloud.com/beneisen/episode-274-top-ten-existential-songs-volume-2-wgabe-scalone/

Duration:02:11:33

Episode 328 - Top Ten Metallica Songs w/Abe Eisen, Ira Eisen & Eric Rohloff

8/6/2018
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The 3rd and final episode taped while on assignment in Wisconsin tackles the godfathers of heavy metal. Inarguably the most commercially successful metal band in history and perhaps it's most creative and vital, Metallica broke through in the mid 80's like a buzzsaw, taking the genre to dizzying new heights. When it came time for their turn as the "biggest band in the world" in 1991, they seized the opportunity to put a heavy metal album in the hands of seemingly every kid in America....

Duration:02:04:47

Episode 327 - Top Ten Songs About Friendship w/DJ Hostettler, Dixie Jacobs & Chris Van Gompel

7/30/2018
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As the Divine Ms. M will tell you, you got to have friends to make the day last long. In this uncertain and vicious world that's overrun with liars and cheats, a good friend or two can mean the difference between joy and despair. In that spirit, Ben is joined by some of his oldest friends in the world for a podcast that features songs that explore the many-layered facets to friendship, while jumping genres faster than you can say "I love you, man." Top Ten Songs About Friendship is the 2nd...

Duration:02:22:55

Episode 326 - Top Ten Doo-Wop Classics w/Paul Eisen

7/23/2018
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Doo-wop music of the 50s and early 60s was born on the mean streets of New York City. Borrowing from pop, jazz and blues; groups began popping up all over The Big Apple with that signature doo-wop sound - tight 4 or 5-part harmonies, nonsense syllables, simple rhythms and little to no instrumentation. Doo-wop started out of stripped-down necessity - basically its the kind of group that literally any 4 or 5 people could form, as long as they could sing. As the genre progressed throughout the...

Duration:01:34:51

Episode 325 - Top Ten Bands We'd Love To See Reunite w/Steve Deutsch

7/16/2018
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For whatever reason, the law of bands is that they have to break up, except for U2. U2 will be around when Imagine Dragons is being inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame. For the most part, all good things do come to an end, including some of the best bands, groups, and awesome-music-making-partnerships of all time. What we'd love is for some of our faves to come back and reunite. However, since this is our rock n roll fantasy, we want these reunions to be more than just your typical...

Duration:02:21:18

Episode 324 - Top Ten Indie Rock Bands Of The 2000s Vol. 1 w/Chrissy Olsen

7/9/2018
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In the wake of the devastation that rap rock and nu metal left on rock n roll in the late 90s, a new sound emerged in the early-mid 2000s. Bands from all over the world began popping up with such diverse influences as punk rock, new wave, progressive rock, garage rock and EDM to give rock n roll one last gasp of life before the banjos killed it forever. Some call it the 'death rattle'. Some who are less cynical would call it an exciting time to be a fan of rock, while the hipsters called it...

Duration:02:15:25

Episode 323 - Top Ten Songs From The Complaint Department Volume 2 w/Diane Stroud

7/2/2018
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Welcome to summer 2018, people. It's hot. It's humid. Everyone is either filled with rage or acting like a jackass, or both. There's only one way to safely release all this anger - Festivus in July! As Frank Costanza will tell you the blessed holiday of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. We here at ATTT have got a lot of problems with you people, and now you're gonna hear about it, in song form. Songs that have complaints, objections, criticisms, nitpicking and straight up beef...

Duration:01:58:53

Episode 322 - Top Ten Angry Heartbreak Songs Volume 2 w/Ryan Blake

6/25/2018
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There’s no anger like heartbroken anger like no anger we know. Some of the best and most vital songs on the subject of love are filled with resentment and bitterness. These feelings can manifest themselves through song in a slow-burning rage where the music is as creepy as the sentiment. Other angry heartbreak songs are exploding at the seams with righteous fury. All of this and more can be heard in the latest ATTT pod, and the man with the plan to bring this episode back for a second...

Duration:01:57:35

Episode 321 - Top Ten Underrated Guitarists w/Alex Dubovoy

6/20/2018
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Every few years the fine upstanding folks at Rolling Stone Magazine take a break from talking about how great Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and U2 are; and release an updated version of their 100 Greatest Guitarists feature. Every time they do they incur the wrath of guitar geeks the world over, howling with rage at the miscues, overpraising and especially the snubs of some of the most criminally underrated guitar slingers to ever don an axe. (By the way, ATTT incurs this wrath weekly, so we...

Duration:02:20:00

Episode 320 - All Time Top Ten World Tour w/Chris Wolffing

6/11/2018
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From the mean streets of New York City to the blessed rains of Africa, it's a great big world. Even as technology brings us virtually closer together, there's nothing that can compare to seeing and experiencing the sights and sounds of this endlessly fascinating planet of ours in person. In that spirit, Ben and special guest traveler Chris Wolffing set their sights on a globetrotting adventure, and the lads play some of the best songs about places around the globe, using the music to get...

Duration:02:02:30