Sunday, December 1, 2013

5 Future Trends that are Changing the Channel Today

By Jay McBain, Co-Founder of ChannelEyes – The mobile platform for the Channel

Upwards of 30% of Channel Partners that were in business a couple of years ago are no longer operating. This is double the traditional attrition rate that comes from businesses going bankrupt, being acquired, or just shutting down to pursue other opportunities.

Adding to reduction in customer spending due to the economic downturn, the Channel has had to deal with hardware margins that have bottomed out, software margins collapsing due to the cloud and new licensing scenarios, and most troubling, the commoditization of traditional and managed services.

The good news is that partners that have weathered the perfect storm have likely transformed their businesses and are well positioned to take advantage of these future opportunities:

1.  Channel evolving to be Vendors – We have seen this trend escalate in the past number of years.  Partners have developed such deep industry and customer expertise that they have built custom software, services and in some cases, hardware to solve specific customer challenges.  As the world has become flatter, these partners are finding customers across the globe for these specific solutions.  In 2014 we may see a cross-over point where there are more vendors than Channel Partners in the world!

2.  Managing the Internet of Things – As we enter 2014, the average knowledge worker owns 3 devices that they are looking to add to the company network.  This BYOD trend has been around since 2010, but will escalate significantly when the average worker will have 10 devices in the next 5 years. Planning, consulting, policy creation and deployment, provisioning, protecting, remotely managing, ensuring industry compliance, and controlling data fragmentation and portability will drive significant Channel opportunities over the next decade.

3.  Infrastructure becomes important again – The Channel WILL sell hardware – and lots of it.  The Internet of Things will drive significant upgrades in basic infrastructure such as wireless capacity, audio/video equipment, mobile printing, document management, and building electrical.  Yes, 10 devices will have 10 charging dongles.  New hardware such as in-memory computing, extreme low-energy servers and cloud-enablement and security devices will provide additional opportunity.

4.  Line of Business overtakes IT – Key opportunities over the next few years reside outside of the IT department.  Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR and Operations are driving forward with technology requirements on their own because of the cloud and consumerization of hardware.  Just look at the growth of companies like Salesforce, NetSuite and Marketo.  These decisions are sometimes rogue in nature and bypass the IT team completely.  BYOA, or Bring Your Own App, is also compounding this problem as (well meaning) individuals are adding consumer-grade apps onto their personal devices and using them for business purposes.  Security, compliance and data fragmentation are usually afterthoughts.

5.  Small data feeds big data – Small and medium customers drive important data that can be leveraged upstream.  The future of Big Data actually resides in bringing together information from multiple smaller sources on demand, replacing the single data warehouse model.  The Channel will have the skills and connections to make this happen, driving new sources of business intelligence for customers that didn’t have this access before.  All boats will rise.

The Channel has always profited from confusion and complexity.  While the cloud and pervasive hardware devices appear (to the customer) to simplify the environment, the opposite is happening.
Managing security, compliance, data portability, fragmentation and supporting all these new devices will provide significant opportunity for Channel Partners in 2014.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

5 Life Hacks You Should Be Using Today

I have always enjoyed learning tricks and tools to make everyday tasks easier or more efficient.  It can be as simple as saving a couple of keystrokes to finding an App that shaves off hours.

Here are a couple of tools that I use today that serve this purpose.

1. (Cost: Free)

                                                                              Image from Google

I have been an avid user of Quicken and Microsoft Money since before I was a teenager.  Every penny I have ever earned, invested or spent is tracked, categorized and reported.  This takes a time commitment of 1-2 hours per month.  

Mint is great on a PC or smartphone and connects to every bank, credit, mortgage and investment account I have (US and Canadian) and pulls it all together in real time.  You can add assets such as cars and personal items which drives an up-to-date net worth in real-time.

You can easily look at your complete financial world, have it report on bills due and large transactions. 

Individual account balances fluctuate but the net worth number is the one number to focus on month to month.

2.  Credit Karma (Cost: Free)

                                                                           Image from Google

I used to check my credit score every 6 months via one of the "" type of sites. Problem is that they are not free and you have to give up your credit card number.  If you don't cancel (via a long painful phone call to customer service) you are charged.

Credit Karma finally changes that.  In addition to the score, it gives you detailed information and breaks down the impact of each item.  You can even run simulators on what taking out new credit will do.

Having only moved to the US in 2009 - my biggest challenge was length of credit history.  While I can't change this item, I didn't realize that by having only 8 credit accounts that it was hurting my score.

Anyway, combined with, I can stare at 2 numbers and have access to a wealth of information about my personal finances.

3. (Cost: $199)

                                                                           Image from Google

Switching gears from financial to health.  As a futurist, I used to speak with such awe and inspiration as they mapped the human genome.  I originally had my DNA mapped when it was $400 and I thought it was a steal.

23andMe was started by Anne Wojcicki, the (separated) wife of Google founder Sergey Brin, and looks to cure disease by solving the age-old nature vs. nurture conundrum. I joke with people that 23andMe gives me a stack-ranked list of the 600 ways I am going to die.  

Knowing what diseases that are built into my lineage does 2 things for me:  

- drives me to better understand the disease, follow the latest medical science surrounding it and take precautions against it
- live everyday to the fullest

By the way, both of my grandfathers died at the age of 64 and 2 out of my top 5 propensity areas that 23andMe highlighted are the diseases that caused their deaths.  This is powerful stuff.

The software also has 3 other neat areas:  

a) A list of interesting personal things ranging from what type of ear wax to the muscle twitch determining speed.  My DNA predicted that was in the top percentile for fast muscle twitch and that I likely won the 100 meter in grade school - which is correct.

b) Genealogy on steroids.  Your DNA is tracked back thousands of years and you can see if you are related to royalty back in the day.  The most interesting thing is seeing where your mother and fathers lineage was 500 years ago (before mass travel).  Mine was 100% correct - Inverness, Scotland and Nottinghamshire, England.  Yes, I am the direct descendant of Robin Hood and the Loch Ness monster.

c) Social network of your family based on DNA.  I have openly accepted all "friend" requests of those people who are related to me.  This covers all regions of the world and I literally have hundreds of 10th, 11th and 12th cousins who are sitting on the same genetics that I am.  Fascinating.

4. (Cost: $99 for Prime)

Many people know this one but it is worth repeating.  

I will not buy ANYTHING anymore without checking Amazon first and then eBay second.

With Prime you get free 2 day shipping on virtually everything and the savings are usually in the 30-40% range from normal retail.  With the mobile app I also buy things in real-time.  

In the garage and need a tool?  Buy and ship from phone.
In a store?  Use the built-in barcode reader and do a price check.
Need a small item for the kitchen?  Instead of trying to remember or adding to shopping list, just buy on the spot.

5. (Cost: Free)

YouTube serves 2 purposes for me:

a) The new "mix" tape.  Find music you love and add to playlists.  You can play from your phone or a computer hooked up to your TV.

b) Mr. Fix-it.  This is the main reason for YouTube for me.  I was able to follow step by step with an amateur video and tear down my dryer and replace a faulty part for $40.  This saved about $300 in labor and I saved over a hundred on the part (eBay).  I have replaced several things on my Mercedes ML430 SUV (second worst vehicle all-time for reliability behind the Ford Focus) by following videos and buying parts on Amazon or eBay.  I even trust myself to change the oil in my Porsche 911 by buying the right parts from Amazon and following along.

All of the service repair industries will be in serious peril as younger generations start to turn to DIY - even for tasks that were once thought untouchable. 


I will write another blog on business hacks - things like Wordpress, Act-on, Manageflitter, Google Analytics and Google Apps that make life so much easier.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

How Disruptive Technologies Drive Innovation in the Channel

A look at disruptive technologies such as the internet of things, pervasive computing, consumerization, connected advertising and marketing, smart factories, intelligent traffic management, parking space management, waste management systems, smart electricity grids, smart water systems and smart warehouses will drive future profit and innovation for the technology channel.

The latest numbers on BYOD, BYOA and 7 futurist predictions on what the next 10 years will bring for the IT industry.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Channel Marketing Strategy: Communities, Dandelions, and $300M Revenue

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IT Channel Inbound Marketing Podcast...

Channel Marketing Strategy: Communities, Dandelions, and $300M Revenue

Jay McBain, Co-Founder and Chief Social Officer at ChannelEyes in Albany, New YorkEpisode #10 of the IT Channel Inbound Marketing Podcast is all about Channel Marketing Strategy: Communities, Dandelions, and $300M Revenue. Host Joshua Feinberg is joined by Jay McBain, Co-Founder and Chief Social Officer at ChannelEyes in Albany, New York.
During this podcast, you’ll learn:
  • How the long tail of the IT channel was born to broaden distribution
  • How 5-6 marketing vehicles exploded to close to 30 marketing vehicles, including social media, podcasts, vidcasts, webinars, and more traditional vehicles like trade shows
  • Why “dandelion marketing” is so powerful, where 30 channel marketing vehicles combine with 30 North American channel communities

Download: Channel Marketing Strategy: Communities, Dandelions, and $300M Revenue - Episode# 10

  • How to identify key communities where channel partners hang out, including communities differentiated by specialty, business model, vendor affiliation, distributor affiliation, thought leader, or peer group
  • Why conventional marketing training and business school training may set you up for failure by overly concentrated efforts and “swinging for the fences” (baseball reference)
  • Why quantity is generally more important than quality in IT channel marketing campaigns
  • How channel partners often have vastly different preferences for receiving updates
  • The comparative value of webinars, email, and Twitter for reaching channel partners
  • Why 30 marketing vehicles are needed to cover 100% of channel partners
  • How theme-based marketing can be much more effective than “spray”
  • How a strategically-themed blog post turns into a news release, media placements, Tweets, Facebook posts, LinkedIn posts, webinars, podcasts, trade show messaging, and newsletters
  • The required number of touchpoints before prospects “get” your message and which marketing vehicles to use
  • How Lenovo went from total obscurity to a market share leader within a few short years
  • Why the numbers “7” and “900” matter so much to channel marketing success
  • How to leverage influencers and connectors to help you get from “A” to “B”...especially the 100 “super-connectors”
  • The different kinds of endorsements
  • How $10,000,000 in additional revenue came from a single channel connector endorsement ….and $300,000,000 in additional revenue came through communities as a whole
  • Why an average of $5,000 per community, and $150,000 in total, made such a big impact within communities
  • How labor and resources are more the limiting factor than budget
  • How connectors and community involvement allow you access to whole new sets of channel marketing vehicles
  • Why you can broaden your reach with Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, SlideShare, and YouTube
  • How the unconditional love of a single social media tool makes your channel marketing invisible to most
  • How even small solution providers and MSPs can apply the theme, communities, and connectors strategies on a local level to build credibility, trust, and visibility
Resource URLs:

Friday, June 28, 2013

Interesting Countdown to Marriage!

As my wedding gets closer to Michelle (only 6 days!) - a couple of interesting things happened out in the media over the past couple days:

First was from MSPMentor on June 27, posting a countdown timer:

Second was from The VAR Guy on June 28, a tongue-in-cheek list of the 7 Top Power Couple of the IT Channel:

"Talk about a power couple. No relation to Romy and Michele. Jay McBain and Michelle Ragusa are set to tie the knot within days. The VAR Guy expects plenty of fireworks at their wedding -- set for July 4. McBain is co-founder of Channel Eyes. He previously generated plenty of channel chatter at Autotask and Lenovo. Ragusa is a customer and partner experience manager at Cisco. Together, they top The VAR Guy's list... at least until the next channel wedding comes along."

Continue to follow the story at:    

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Jay McBain's Calendar Free Time

You can book time on my calendar with this cool tool:

Or flip through this calendar to see when I am free:

Friday, March 8, 2013

MSP Partners Expert Panel

Excited to host 4 MSP experts in a panel at next week's CompTIA Annual Members Meeting in Chicago.  Come and hear from Chuck Lennon, Grant Johnson, Chris Johnson and Vince Tinnirello at the MSP Partners meeting on 3/13 @ 2:30pm CST

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

8 Future Technology Trends in the OR

How hands-free AV control will revolutionize medicine and improve patient outcomes.

The “internet of things” is a fascinating way to envision the future.  We are in the middle of witnessing a significant change in computing where every electronic device is becoming internet aware.  Having dozens of sensors and devices around our homes, cars and work are driving endless amounts of data and inspiring a new generation of innovators.

While the development of new smartphone and tablet technology commands a lot of attention, behind the scenes we are seeing things like internet enabled toothbrushes and basketballs test the limits on how much extra value-add we need in our lives.

It is no secret that consumerization is driving technology into the workplace at an unprecedented pace.  In the healthcare industry you don’t have to look much further than CES (Consumer Electronics Show) to get a sense where things are headed.

Looking specifically at the OR environment, it is interesting to look at how wireless AV systems and gesture-controlled technologies will revolutionize medicine and improve patient outcomes. Surgeons will be able to view images and other content as well as seamlessly communicate in real-time with experts around the globe.

Here are 8 trends growing rapidly in the consumer space and I predict will find their way into the OR in the next few years:

1. Surface computing – Integrating new technology into the OR can be a challenge for integrators.  The lack of space, flexibility and power make this a unique environment.  Surface computing takes advantage of super thin, strong and bendable glass and will replace walls, counters and even floors with viewable touch screens to interact with content.

2. Wearable computing – If having a computer on every surface isn’t enough, having technology woven directly into clothing and shoes can provide an even more intimate way to communicate and access information.  This moves with the medical personnel and allows a more fluid interaction with technology.

3. Google Glasses – A technology that will reach the consumer market in late 2013 will have an almost immediate impact in healthcare.  Almost in the same way that iPads proliferated healthcare, I predict that transparent wearable glasses will provide surgeons with the latest research, techniques, and imagery in real-time.  The ability to video tape and narrate from the eyes of the doctor and share seamlessly will revolutionize education and training.

4. Motion – With sensors built into clothing, surgical equipment and even the patient, new levels of insight into specific procedures and outcomes can be analyzed.  Best practices may be multidimensional in the future – going far beyond text books and lectures.  This also introduces the possibility of robotics – but that is too far out in time for this article.

5. Voice – A key technology in a hands-free environment is voice.  With improvements in natural speech recognition, as well as expanding languages and accents, the OR will become an environment that can adapt quickly to different scenarios.

6. Gesture – The OR is an environment where gestures play a huge roll.  Much of the communication between the medical team is of a non-verbal nature.  Technology has improved significantly in recent years understanding hand, body and eye movements.  Having sensors that are built into surgical devices and monitoring equipment that better understand verbal and non-verbal communication will improve automation in the OR.

7. Eye movement – It is rumored that eye tracking technology will be introduced in mid-March into the bestselling smartphone in the world.  Augmenting voice and gesture recognition, eye tracking technology can drive new levels of sophistication – even in the most focused, hands-on moments of a surgery.

8. Location tracking – Similar to how GPS technology works outdoors, indoor location tracking can be used in a number of ways in the OR.  Understanding who is in the OR and when will ensure that accurate scheduling is achieved, improving patient safety. 

Integrating these technologies in a safe, secure and frictionless way will provide levels of automation and measurement never before achieved.  Studying OR outcomes, combined with “big data” analytics enabled by these hands-free innovations, will make today’s healthcare professionals better and will revolutionize medical school going forward.

In the end, patient safety and improved outcomes are the primary objective. Several of these technologies are likely to make a remarkable difference in the efficiency and effectiveness of the OR in the next few years.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

JayFM - My 72 Favorite Songs of All-time!

Music means something different to everyone who listens.  Like many people, I have pretty diverse interests across the years and genres. And it changes slightly from year to year - new music and finding old music that strikes a nerve.

However, my favorite music can be best defined as sad / emotional / multi-level slow music.  It could probably be labelled an eclectic mix of emosadcore and slowcore.   Oddly, it is opposite of my worldview - which is normally overly-positive and optimistic.

It is an interesting dichotomy, but perhaps makes sense.  A place where I can disengage, move to a different level, and explore things from a different perspective - almost spiritual.

So here is JayFM, my favorite 72 songs of all time IN ORDER:

Public Playlist on YouTube can be found here - or click on each individually if you want to watch.

1 Tommy James - Crimson and Clover
2 Maria Mckee - Show Me Heaven 
3 Cyndi Lauper - I'm Gonna Be Strong
4 Taylor Swift - Ronan
5 Juice Newton - The Sweetest Thing 
6 Sinead O'Conner - Last Day of our Acquaintance
7 Ze Frank - Chill-out
8 Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts
9 Sarah McLachlan - Angel
10 Sarah Brightman - Pie Jesu
11 Rankin Family - Fare Thee Well 
12 Beyonce - Halo (Hope for Haiti)
13 Cowboy Junkies - Misguided Angel 
14 Cyndi Lauper - That's What I Think
15 Adele - Someone Like You
16 Live - Lightning Crashes 
17 Moulin Rouge - Come What May  
18 Juice Newton - Angel of the Morning 
19 Katie Melua - If You Were A Sailboat
20 Bread - Everything I Own
21 August Rush - Someday
22 Les Miserables - I Dreamed a Dream
23 Evanescence - My Immortal    
24 Melissa Etheridge - The Weakness in Me 
25 Stryper - Honestly
26 Boyzone - No Matter What
27 Ride - Lana Del Rey 
28 Christina Perri - Arms
29 Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
30 Joshua Kadison - Jesse
31 Guns N Roses - November Rain
32 Celine Dion - Its All Coming Back To Me Now
33 Amy Sky - I Will Take Care Of You 
34 Bangles - Eternal Flame 
35 Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around  
36 Pink- Family Portrait    
37 Starship - Nothing's Going to Stop Us Now
38 enya - Only One Time 
39 Stevie Nicks & Don Henley - Leather And Lace 
40 Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
41 Take That - Rule the World
42 Whitney Houston - Didn't We Almost Have It All 
43 Chantal Kreviazuk - Before You
44 Celine Dion - Power Of Love  
45 The Judds - Love Is Alive 
46 Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
47 Spice Girls - Two Become One
48 Britney Spears - Everytime 
49 Coldplay - Fix You
50 Justin Timberlake - Hallelujah (Hope for Haiti)
51 Mariah Carey - Hero
52 Roxette - It Must Have Been Love
53 Andrew Lloyd Weber - I Don't Know How to Love Him
54 Gloria Estefan - Don't Wanna Lose You  
55 Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
56 Air Supply - Here I Am
57 Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons - December 1963 (oh, What A Night)
58 Paula Abdul - Rush Rush  
59 Don Henley - Heart of the Matter
60 Shontelle - Impossible
61 Johnny Cash - Hurt
62 Dixie Chicks - Landslide
63 Elvis - Love Me Tender
64 Train - Save Me San Francisco
65 TLC - Unpretty
66 Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue
67 Bette Midler - The Rose
68 April Wine - Tonight is a Wonderful
69 Rihanna - Take a Bow
70 Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
71 Bruce Springsteen - We Take Care of our Own

Here is a more complete list of 600+ songs on my iPod right now - bringing in some 80's music, early rap, theater music and some modern hits.

What is currently on my iPod? 
(or iPhone 5 to be exact)

Adam Lambert - If I Had You          
Adele - Don't You Remember (Live Acoustic)     Adele - He Won't Go          
Adele - Hiding My Heart            
Adele - I Found A Boy          
Adele - I'll Be Waiting            
Adele - If It Hadn't Been For Love        
Adele - Lovesong              
Adele - One And Only            
Adele - Rolling In The Deep          
Adele - Rumor Has It            
Adele - Set Fire To The Rain          
Adele - Skyfall              
Adele - Someone Like You (Live Acoustic)          
Adele - Take It All            
Adele - Turning Tables (Live Acoustic)          
Air Supply - All Out Of Love          
Air Supply - Even The Nights Are Better        
Air Supply - Every Woman In The World        
Air Supply - Here I Am          
Air Supply - Lost In Love          
Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At        
Air Supply - One That You Love, The        
Air Supply - Sweet Dreams            
Alannah Myles - Song Instead Of A Kiss  
Alannah Myles - Lover Of Mine    
Alicia Keys - Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)          
All Saints - Pure Shores (The Beach Soundtrack)        
Amanda Marshall - If I Didn't Have You        
American Rejects - It Ends Tonight          
Amy Sky - I Will Take Care Of You        
Andrew Lloyd Webber - All I Ask Of You - Sarah Brigh    
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Amigos Para Siempre (Friends F        
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Another Suitcase In Anther Hal        
Andrew Lloyd Webber - As If We Never Said Goodbye -      
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Don't Cry For Me Argentina - J      
Andrew Lloyd Webber - I Don't Know How To Love Him -    
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Love Changes Everything - Mich        
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Memory - Elaine Paige        
Andrew Lloyd Webber - No Matter What - Boyzone        
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Oh What A Circus - David Essex      
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Pie Jesu - Sarah Brightman & P      
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Superstar - Murray Head        
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Take That Look Off Your Face -      
Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Music Of The Night - Micha      
Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Perfect Year - Dina Carrol      
Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Phantom Of The Opera - Sar      
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Whistle Down The Wind - Tina A      
Andrew Lloyd Webber - You Must Love Me - Madonna      
Andrew Lloyd Webber              
Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently          
Annie Lenox - Why            
April Wine - Tonight is a Wonderful      
Asia - Heat Of The Moment          
Atlantic Starr - Always            
Auburn Ft. Iyaz - La La La          
August Rush            
August Rush - August's Rhapsody            
August Rush - Elgar - Something Inside          
August Rush - God Bless The Child          
August Rush - La Bamba            
August Rush - Moondance            
August Rush - Someday            
August Rush - This Time            
Avril Lavigne - Don't Tell Me          
Avril Lavigne - Complicated            
Avril Lavigne - Fall To Pieces          
Avril Lavigne - I'm With You          
Avril Lavigne - Nobodys Home            
B.o.B. Ft. Hayley Williams & Eminem - Airplanes        
Bad English - When I See You Smile        
Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas        
Bangles - Eternal Flame            
Bangles - I'll Set You Free          
Bangles - In Your Room            
Bangles - Manic Monday            
Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs(2)          
Beach Boys - California Girls            
Beach Boys - Kokomo            
Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey - Licensed To Ill - 11      
Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right - Licensed To Ill - 07    
Beastie Boys - Girls - Licensed To Ill - 06      
Beastie Boys - Hold It Now, Hit It - Licensed To Ill - 10  
Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn - Licensed To Ill - 08    
Beastie Boys - Paul Revere - Licensed To Ill - 09      
Beastie Boys - Posse In Effect - Licensed To Ill - 04    
Beastie Boys - Rhymin & Stealin - Licensed To Ill - 01    
Beastie Boys - She's Crafty - Licensed To Ill - 03      
Beastie Boys - Slow And Low - Licensed To Ill - 12    
Beastie Boys - Slow Ride - Licensed To Ill - 05      
Beastie Boys - The New Style - Licensed To Ill - 02    
Beastie Boys - Time To Get Ill - Licensed To Ill - 13    
Beatles - Across the Universe            
Beatles - All you need is love          
Beatles - Eleanor Rigby            
Beatles - Hello, goodbye            
Beatles - Hey Jude            
Beatles - Let It be            
Beatles - The ballad of John and Yoko        
Beatles - We can work it out          
Beatles - Yesterday              
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth        
Belinda Carlisle - I Get Weak          
Belinda Carlisle - Mad About You          
Ben E. King - Stand By Me.wma          
Berlin - Take My Breath Away          
Best Thing I Never Had            
Bette Midler - Rose, The            
Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings          
Beyonce-If I Were A Boy            
Big Country - In A Big Country          
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warner - I've Had the Time of my Life    
Billy Joel - Piano Man            
Bon Jovi - (You Want To) Make A Memory        
Bon Jovi - ALWAYS          
Bon Jovi - BED OF ROSES        
Bon Jovi - I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU      
Bon Jovi - NEVER SAY GOODBYE        
Boney M - Mary's Boy Child-Oh My Lord        
Bonnie Raitt - I Can't Make You Love Me        
Bonnie Raitt - Something To Talk About          
Bonnie Tyler - I need a Hero ( Footloose Soundtrack )      
Bonnie Tyler - It's a Heartache          
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart        
Bran Van 3000 - Drinking In L.A.          
Bread - I Would Give Everything I Own        
Breathe - Hands To Heaven            
Brian Adams - Everything I Do I Do It For You      
Britney Spears - Im Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman      
Bruce Springsteen - We Take Care Of Our Own        
Bruce Springsteen-Secret Garden              
Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are        
Bryan Adams - (everything_i_do)_i_do_it_for_you            
Bryan Adams - all_for_love            
Bryan Adams - Christmas Time            
Bryan Adams - cuts_like_a_knife            
Bryan Adams - have_you_ever_really_loved_a_woman            
Bryan Adams - heaven            
Bryan Adams - lets_make_a_night_to_remember            
Bryan Adams - straight_from_the_heart            
Bryan Adams - summer_of_69            
Bryan Adams - this_time            
Bryan Adams - thought_id_died_and_gone_to_heaven            
Carl Anderson & Gloria Loring - Friends & Lovers        
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe          
Carly Simon - You're So Vain          
Carpenters - Superstar              
CCR - Bad Moon Rising            
Celine Dion - All By Myself          
Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me          
Celine Dion - If You Asked Me To        
Celine Dion - Its All Coming Back To Me Now      
Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On        
Celine Dion - Power Of Love          
Celine Dion - Where Does My Heart Beat Now        
Chantal Kreviazuk - Before You            
Chantal Kreviazuk - Far Away            
Chantal Kreviazuk - Feels Like Home          
Chantal Kreviazuk - God Made Me          
Chantal Kreviazuk - In My Life (Providence Theme)        
Chantal Kreviazuk - Leaving On A Jet Plane        
Chantal Kreviazuk - Surrounded            
Chantal Kreviazuk - There Are Places I Remember        
Chantal Kreviazuk - This Year            
Chantal Kreviazuk - Time            
Chantal Kreviazuk - Wait for me          
Chantal Kreviazuk - Wild Horses (Live)          
Cher - After All            
Cher - Heart of Stone            
Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time        
Cher - Just Like Jesse James          
Chicago - You're The Inspiration            
Chilliwack - My Girl            
Chillout - ZeFrank              
Chris De Burgh - The Lady In Red        
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years          
Christina Perri - Arms            
Christina Perri - Distance            
CINDERELLA - Don't Know What You Got Til It's Gone      
Colbie Caillat - Bubbly            
Colbie Caillat - I Never Told You          
Colbie Caillat - Realize        
Colbie Caillat-Fallin' For You            
Coldplay - Fix You (Album Version)          
Cowboy Junkies - Misguided Angel            
Craig Morgan - This Ain't Nothin'          
Crash Parallel - World We Know          
Crash Test Dummies - Superman's Song  
Crash Test Dummies - At My Funeral  
Creed - Higher              
Creed - With arms wide open          
Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight      
Cyndi Lauper - I'm Gonna Be Strong        
Cyndi Lauper - All Through The Night          
Cyndi Lauper - Change Of Heart          
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun        
Cyndi Lauper - She Bop            
Cyndi Lauper - That's What I Think          
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time          
Cyndi Lauper - TRUE Colors            
Debbie Gibson - Lost In Your Eyes          
Debbie Gibson - Out Of The Blue          
Default - All she wrote            
Dido - Thank You            
Dixie Chicks - Travelin' Soldier            
Dixie Chicks - Cowboy Take Me Away          
Dixie Chicks - Landslide (album version!) (1)          
Don Henley - Forgiveness            
Don Henley - The Last Worthless Evening          
Dont Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Live)        
Eleanor Rigby              
Elton John - Bennie And The Jets (Live)        
Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight        
Elton John - Candle In The Wind (Live)        
Elton John - Daniel (Live)            
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Live)        
Elton John - Rocket Man (Live)          
Elton John - Sacrifice            
Elton John - Your Song            
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender          
Eminem - Not Afraid            
Eminem Ft. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie        
enya - Only One Time            
Enya - Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)          
Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes            
Eric Clapton - Tears in heaven          
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight            
Europe - Carrie              
Evanescence - My Immortal            
Extreme - More Than Words            
Faith Hill - Breathe            
Fergie - Fergilicious              
Fergie - London Bridge            
Firehouse - Love Of A Lifetime          
Firehouse - When I look into your eyes        
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere            
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way          
Foreigner - I Wanna Know What Love Is        
Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You        
Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons - My Eyes Adored You  
Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons - December 1963 (oh, What A Night)
Garth Brooks - Friends In Low Places          
Garth Brooks - Rodeo            
Garth Brooks - That Summer            
Garth Brooks - The Dance            
Gary Jules - Mad World            
Gloria Estefan - Always Tomorrow            
Gloria Estefan - Anything For You          
Gloria Estefan - Can't Stay Away From You        
Gloria Estefan - Coming Out Of The Dark        
Gloria Estefan - Don't Wanna Lose You          
Gloria Estefan - Words Get In The Way        
Go-Go's - Head Over Heels            
Go-Gos - Our Lips Are Sealed          
Go-gos - Vacation              
Go-Gos - We Got The Beat          
Goo Goo Dolls - Give A Little Bit        
Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)      
Guns N Roses - November Rain          
Guns N Roses - Paradise City          
Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine        
Gwen Stefani featuring Akon - The Sweet Escape        
Gyptian - Hold You (Hold Yuh)          
Heart - All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You      
Heart - Alone              
Heart - These Dreams            
Honeymoon Suite - What Does It Take          
Hoobastank - The Reason            
Hootie & The Blowfish - Hold My Hand        
Hootie & The Blowfish - Let Her Cry        
Hootie & The Blowfish - Only Wanna Be With You      
Hope for Haiti - Hallelujah (feat. Charlie Sexton)        
Hope for Haiti - Let It Be (feat. the Roots)      
Hope for Haiti - Breathless            
Hope for Haiti - Halo            
Hope for Haiti - I'll Stand By You (feat. the Root      
Hope for Haiti - Lean On Me          
Hope for Haiti - Like a Prayer          
Hope for Haiti - Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) [Versi        
Hope for Haiti - We Shall Overcome          
Howie Day - You and I Collide          
Human League - Dont You Want Me Baby(1)        
I am Sam - 1 - Two of us - Aimee mann    
I am Sam - 2 - Blackbird - Sarah McLachan      
I am Sam - 3 - Across the universe - Rufus Wainright    
I am Sam - 4 - I'm Looking Through You - The Wallflowers    
I am Sam - 5 - You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - Eddie Vedder
I am Sam - 6 - Strawberry fields forever - Ben Harper    
I am Sam - 7 - Mother Nature's Son - Sheryl Crow    
I am Sam - 8 - Golden slumbers - Ben Folds      
I am Sam - 9 - I'm Only Sleeping - The Vines    
I am Sam - 10 - Don't let me down - Stereophonics    
I am Sam - 11 - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - The Black Cr
I am Sam - 13 - We can work it out - Heather Nova  
I am Sam - 14 - Help - Howie Day      
I am Sam - 15 - Nowhere Man - Paul Westerberg-      
I am Sam - 16 - Revolution - Grandaddy        
I am Sam - 17 - Let it be - Nick Cave    
I Saw Him Once - In My Life - Heart Full Of Love    
Inda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville - Don't Know Much        
INXS - Never Tear Us Apart          
Christina Perri - Jar Of Hearts              
Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up          
Jay-Z + Alicia Keys-Empire State Of Mind          
Jennifer Warnes - Right Time of the Night        
Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful          
Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong      
John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads        
John Lennon - Woman            
John Mayer - Daughters            
John Mayer - Your Body Is a Wonderland  
John Mcdermott - Amazing Grace            
John McDermott - America The Beautiful          
John McDermott - Auld Lang Syne          
John Mcdermott - Battle Hymn Of The Republic        
John McDermott - Danny Boy            
John Mcdermott - Waltzing Matilda            
John Mcdermott - WillyMcBride            
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues          
Johnny Cash - Hurt            
Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line          
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire          
Jon Bon Jovi - 1 - BILLY GET YOUR GUNS      
Jon Bon Jovi - 2 - MIRACLE          
Jon Bon Jovi - 3 - BLAZE OF GLORY        
Jon Bon Jovi - 4 - BLOOD MONEY        
Jon Bon Jovi - 5 - SANTA FE        
Jon Bon Jovi - 6 - JUSTICE IN A BARREL      
Jon Bon Jovi - 7 - NEVER SAY DIE        
Jon Bon Jovi - 8 - YOU REALLY GOT ME NOW      
Jon Bon Jovi - 9 - BANG A DRUM        
Jon Bon Jovi - 10 - DYING          
Josh Groban - Oh Holy Night (Christmas)          
Josh Grobin - you raise me up          
Josh Turner - All Over Me          
Joshua Kadison - Jesse            
Jostein Hasselg†rd - I'm not afraid to move on        
Journey - Open Arms            
Juice Newton - Angel of the Morning          
Juice Newton - The Sweetest Thing          
Ke$ha - Take It Off            
Kelly Clarkson-Already Gone              
Kid Rock - Only God Knows Why          
Kiss - Beth              
La Roux - Bulletproof            
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now          
Lady Antebellum - Our Kind of Love          
Lady Gaga - Alejandro            
Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans          
Lana Del Rey - Ride            
Lee Brice - Love Like Crazy          
Leona Lewis - Bleeding love            
Les Miserables - Who Am I_          
Les Miserables - At The End Of The Day        
Les Miserables - Attack            
Les Miserables - Bring Him Home          
Les Miserables - Castle On A Cloud          
Les Miserables - Come To Me          
Les Miserables - Do You Hear The People Sing_        
Les Miserables - Drink With Me          
Les Miserables - Empty Chairs At Empty Tables        
Les Miserables - Finale            
Les Miserables - I Dreamed A Dream          
Les Miserables - Little Fall Of Rain          
Les Miserables - Little People            
Les Miserables - Look Down            
Les Miserables - On My Own          
Les Miserables - One Day More          
Les Miserables - Red And Black          
Les Miserables - Stars            
Les Miserables - What Have I Done_          
Les Miserables - Work Song            
Lifehouse - You And Me            
Lionel Richie - Hello            
Lionel Richie - Stuck on You          
Live - Lightning Crashes            
Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue            
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World          
M.I.A. - Planes
Madonna - Crazy for You            
Madonna - This Used To Be My Playground        
Manic Monday              
Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis          
Maria Mckee - Show me heaven          
Mariah Carey - Hero            
Mariah Carey - I'll Be There          
Maroon 5 - Misery            
Martika - Toy Soldiers            
Martina McBride - Concrete Angel            
Marx, Richard - Greatest Hits - 5 - Angelia        
Mathew Wilder - Break My Stride          
Matt Nathanson - Laid            
MC Hammer - 2 Legit 2 Quit          
MC Hammer - Have You Seen Her          
Meat Loaf - Heaven Can Wait          
Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love        
Meat Loaf - Paradise By The Dashboard Light        
Meat Loaf - Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad        
Meat Loaf - You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)  
Melissa Etheridge - The Weakness in Me          
Michael Bolton - Said I Loved You... But I Lied      
Michael Jackson - Heal The World          
Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You        
Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror          
Michael Jackson - Remember The Time          
Michael W. Smith - I Will Be Here For You      
Michael W. Smith - Place in this World        
Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me          
Miley Cyrus-The Climb              
Milli Vanilli - Don't Lose My Number              
Milli Vanilli -_girl_you_know_its_true              
Milli Vanilli -_Blame it on the rain              
Milli Vanilli -I'm Going to Miss You              
Motley Crue - Without_You        
Motley Crue - Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)  
Motley Crue - Time For Change      
Moulin Rouge - Come What May - Nicole Kidman Ewan Mcgregor      
Moxy Fruvous - The Drinking Song          
Mr Big - To Be With You          
Mr Big - Wild World            
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn            
Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten            
New Kids On The Block - Summertime      
Nilsson - Without You.wma            
Northern Lights - Tears Are Not Enough          
O-Town - All Or Nothing            
Oleta Adams - Get Here            
OneRepublic - Secrets              
Otis Redding - When A Man Loves A Woman (Oldies)      
Paramore - The Only Exception            
Paul Young - Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home).wma      
Paula Abdul - Blowing Kisses In The Wind        
Paula Abdul - Rush Rush            
Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring          
Peter Cetera - Glory of Love          
Phil Collins & Genesis - In The Air Tonight        
Phil Collins - Against all Odds          
Phil Collins - Another Day in Paradise          
Phil Collins - In Too Deep          
Phil Collins - One More Night          
Pink - Glitter In The Air          
Pink- Family Portrait              
Placebo - Every You And Every Me          
Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn          
Poison - Something To Believe In          
Posion-Every Rose Has it's Thorns            
Pretenders - 2000 Miles            
Pretenders - Brass In Pocket (I'm Special)          
PSY - GANGNAM STYLE            
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody            
Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls            
Queen - We Are The Champions          
R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts            
Rankin Family - Fare Thee Well          
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Zephyr Song          
Rent Soundtrack - Seasons of Love (from the Movie)        
REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling          
REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You          
REO Speedwagon - Take It on the Run        
Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting For You        
Rihanna-Take A Bow              
Roxette - It Must Have Been Love          
Roxette - Listen To Your Heart          
Roxette - Spending My Time            
Run DMC - Can You Rock It Like This        
Run DMC - It's Tricky            
Run DMC - King Of Rock          
Run DMC - My Adidas            
Run DMC - You Be Illin'          
Saigon Kick - Love Is On The Way        
Sam Cooke - Wonderful World            
Sarah Brightman - Pie Jesu            
Sarah McLachlan - Angel            
Savage - Only You            
Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You        
Scorpions - Send Me an Angel          
Scorpions - Still Loving You            
Scorpions - WIND OF CHANGE            
Seal - Crazy              
Sean Kingston - Take You There [Official Mp3] - By Emil4U      
Sean Kingston Ft. Nicki Minaj - Letting Go (Dutty Love)      
Selena Gomez & The Scene - Round And Round        
Serena Ryder - Weak In the Knees          
Shania Twain - Forever And For Always          
Shania Twain - From This Moment On          
Shania Twain - I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)    
Shania Twain - Party For Two (with Mark McGrath)        
Shania Twain - Youre Still The One          
Sheriff - When I'm With You          
Shontelle - Impossible              
Simon & Garfunkel - America            
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (Live)        
Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia            
Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound (Live)          
Simon & Garfunkel - I Am A Rock        
Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence (Live)        
Simon And Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water        
Simply Red - If You Don't Know Me By Now      
Sinead O'Conner - black boy son mopeds          
Sinead O'Conner - feel so different          
Sinead O'Conner - i am stretched on your grave        
Sinead O'Conner - i do not want what i haven't got      
Sinead O'Conner - jump in the river          
Sinead O'Conner - last day of our Aquaintance        
Sinead O'Conner - nothing compares 2 u          
Sinead O'Conner - the emperor's new cothesl          
Sinead O'Conner - three babies            
Sinead O'Conner - you cause as much sorrow        
Skeeter Davis - Why Does The Sun Go On Shining      
Sonny And Cher - I Got You Babe        
Spice Girls - Two Become One          
Spice Girls - Viva Forever            
Starship - Nothing's Going to Stop Us Now        
Steve Perry - Oh Sherry            
Stevie Nicks & Don Henley - Leather And Lace        
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You      
Stryper - Honestly              
Take That - Back For Good.wma          
Take That - Rule The World ( Stardust Soundtrack 160kbs )      
Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite            
Taylor Dayne - I'll Always Love You          
Taylor Dayne - Love Will Lead You Back        
Taylor Swift - Love Story            
Taylor Swift - Mine            
Taylor Swift - Ronan            
Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back        
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me          
Terry Jacks - Seasons In the Sun          
The All-American Rejects-Gives You Hell            
The Beloved - Sweet Harmony            
The Carpenters - Close To You          
The Cars - Drive            
The Fray-You Found Me            
The Judds - 1 - Why Not Me        
The Judds - 3 - Mama He's Crazy        
The Judds - 4 - Give A Little Love        
The Judds - 5 - Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout The Good Old Days)    
The Judds - 6 - I Know Where I'm Going      
The Judds - 8 - John Deere Tractor        
The Judds - 10 - Change Of Heart        
The Judds - 13 - Love Is Alive        
The Killers - All These Things That I've Done        
The Killers - When You Were Young          
The Police - Every Breath You Take          
The Pretenders-I'll Stand By You            
The Pussycat Dolls-I Hate This Part          
The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody          
The Tragically Hip - Ahead By A Century        
The Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon            
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony            
Tiffany - All This Time            
Tiffany - Could've Been            
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now          
TLC - Unpretty              
Tommy James - Crimson and Clover          
Tony Braxton - Un-Break my heart          
Toto - Africa              
Toto - I'll Be Over You          
Train - Marry Me            
Train - Save Me San Francisco          
Turtles - So Happy Together            
U Can't Touch This            
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm        
U2 - With Or Without You          
U2 - The Streets Have No Name
UB40 - every_breath_you_take-legacymp3              
UB40 - I Got You Babe          
Ultravox - Dancing With Tears In My Eyes        
Uncle Kracker - Smile            
Vanessa Williams & Brian Mcknight - Love Is        
Vanessa Williams - Colors Of The Wind          
Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last        
Vanessa Williams - The Sweetest Days          
Warrant - Heaven              
Westlife - Mandy              
Westlife - My Love            
Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around        
Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go        
Where Were You When I Needed You          
White Lion - Wait            
Whitesnake - Here I Go Again On My Own        
Whitney Houston - Didn't We Almost Have It All        
Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All          
Whitney Houston - How Will I Know          
Whitney Houston - I Know Him So Well        
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You        
Whitney Houston - I'm Every Woman          
Whitney Houston - One Moment In Time          
Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love for You        
Whitney Houston - Where Do Broken Hearts Go        
Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love          

So there it is...

The great thing about music is that it is a moving target.  I will come back here time and again to update new songs that have had an impact.

Thanks for listening.