This is the second themed “Sex On Fire” podcast. Please send me your favorite songs that should be added to future podcasts I listen to everything.  I added a couple of your suggestions below that were not on my radar like the smokin’ sexy songs from John Legend and Pink!  As always email your song suggestions (preferably YouTube link) to: butrmgmt@gmail.com.

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BUTR – Sex On Fire 2 (Podcast #57)
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1. That Noise – Sex On Fire (Kings of Leon cover)
2. The Pointer Sisters – Fire
3. Jessica Cornish – Sexy Silk
4. James Vincent McMorrow – Higher Love (Steve Winwood cover)
5. Radiohead – Reckoner
6. Matt White – She’s On Fire
7. Chris Nathan – Sugarcane
8. Robert Francis – Mescaline
9. David Gray – This Years Love
10. Jessica Lea Mayfield – Kiss Me Again
11. James Blake – Limit To Your Love
12. Al Green – Love And Happiness
13. John Lennon – Oh Yoko!
14. Bob Dylan – Lay Lady Lay
15. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (Tommy James & The Shondells cover)
16. INXS – Need You Tonight
17. LL Cool J – Doin’ It
18. K-Ci & JoJo – Wanna Do You Right
19. John Legend – Show Me
20. Pink – Oh My God (feat. Peaches)
21. Florrie – Call Of The Wild (Baby Monster Remix)
22. INXS – Beautiful Girl
23. Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Bittersweet
24. Dave Matthews Band – Crush
25. Heather Nova – Help Me Be Good
26. Mason Douglas – Beautiful You
27. Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
28. James Blake – A Case Of You (Joni Mitchell Cover)



BUTR’s Top 30 Albums of 2009

1. The Avett Brothers – I And Love And You
2. Needtobreathe – The Outsiders
3. Florence + the Machine – Lungs
4. La Roux – La Roux
5. Muse – The Resistance
6. White Lies – To Lose My Life
7. Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures
8. Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King
9. Charlie Mars – Like A Bird, Like A Plane
10. Norah Jones – The Fall
11. The xx – XX
12. Dawes – North Hills
13. David Gray – Draw The Line
14. Gossip – Music For Men
15. Manchester Orchestra – Mean Everything To Nothing
16. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!
17. Silversun Pickups – Swoon
18. Peter Bjorn and John – Living Thing
19. MuteMath – Armistice
20. Laura Marling – Alas I Cannot Swim
21. Vijay Kishore – 13 Rounds
22. Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – Breakup
23. Monsters Of Folk – Monsters Of Folk
24. Deer Tick – Born On Flag Day
25. Band of Skulls – Baby Doll Face Darling Honey
26. Metric – Fantasies
27. Foreign Born – Person to Person
28. Starsailor – All The Plans
29. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below
30. Neko Case – Middle Cyclone

More Albums I like (list will continue to grow):
31. Leopold and His Fiction – Ain’t No Surprise
32. Speck Mountain – Some Sweet Relief
33. J. Tillman – Vacilando Territory Blues
34. Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue
35. White Rabbits – It’s Frightening
36. Hockey – Mind Chaos
37. Chris Isaak – Mr. Lucky
38. Robert Francis – Before Nightfall
39. The Swell Season – Strict Joy

Honorable Mention (albums not available in U.S. yet)
*Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
*Powderfinger – Golden Rule

Guilty Pleasures
*Adam Lambert – For Your Entertainment
*Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster

Disclaimer: Obviously some of these bands are not “under the radar”.  BUTR’s year end lists are picks of the best albums and best songs of 2009 regardless of how well-known the artist is.


P.S. Send me your suggestions for albums I missed.


BUTR’s Top 30 Songs of 2009




I’m all over the place with this mix so I doubt you will like all the songs. I’ve got lots of indie rock like always but threw some country, pop, and dance in there as well.  Hope you discover some new tunes in this year end playlist that you like!

I created an iMix on iTunes so it’s easy for you to buy the songs you like.  All song are available in iTunes (except “Mother Lover”)BUTR’s iMix – Top 30 Songs of 2009

Disclaimer: Obviously some of these bands are not “under the radar”.  BUTR’s year end lists are picks of the best albums and best songs of 2009 regardless of how well-known the artist is.




Covers 4 (Podcast #36)



BUTR – Covers 4
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Go Home Productions – Passenger Fever (Peggy Lee vs. Iggy Pop)
Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane (Velvet Underground)
Andrew Paul Woodworth – Fight For Your Right To Party (Beastie Boys)
Maureen Murphy – Black Sheep (Martin Sexton)
Matchbox Twenty – Never Going Back Again (Fleetwood Mac)
Sonic Youth – Superstar (The Carpenters)
The Veils – Drive (R.E.M.)
Smashing Pumpkins – Dancing in the Moonlight (Thin Lizzy)
Rob Dickinson Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths)
Eddie Vedder & The Million Dollar Bashers – All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
James Otto – Into the Mystic (Van Morrison)
The Lucky Bucks – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
Cookies ‘n’ Beans – Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Emmylou Harris – All My Tears (Julie Miller)
Florence and the Machine – Hospital Beds (Cold War Kids)
Florence and the Machine – Flakes (The Mystery Jets)
The Bloodsugars – Self Control (Laura Branigan)
Bat for Lashes – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
Ane Brun – True Colors (Cyndi Lauper)
Nada Surf – If You Leave (OMD)
Nada Surf – All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)
The Kooks – Violet Hill (Coldplay)
Zoe Sky Jordan – Don’t Panic (Coldplay)
Benton Paul -Yellow (Coldplay)
My Brightest Diamond – Lucky (Radiohead)
My Brightest Diamond – Feeling Good (Nina Simone)
Dave Matthews Band – Waste (Phish)
Ty Stone – Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Nelly Furtado – Maneater (Hall & Oates inspired)
Duffy – Ready for the Floor (Hot Chip)
Cat Power – Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Cat Power – Don’t Explain (Billie Holiday)