Friday, September 15, 2006

Today's Top Five On Friday is twice as good!

Top five songs and/or albums that should have been "hits"

Top five songs:

1) "When You're Falling" by Afro Celt Sound System. It has guest vocals by Peter Gabriel! There's your hit! Unfortunatley, this was released not long before 9/11, so the promotion got off track amidst the chaos.
2) "Grace" by Jeff Buckley. This should have won a grammy or something, that's how good it is.
3) "Nobody Else" by Los Lonely Boys. "More Than Love" was selected as the second single off LLB's debut album, but "Nobody Else" is the superior song, in my opinion.
4) "Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix. This is a favorite of Hendrix enthusiasts, but seems to be forgotten by everyone else in favor of "All Along The Watchtower" and "Purple Haze."
5) "Good Morning Aztlan" by Los Lobos. It rocks harder than most songs, and you can still dance to it.

Top five albums:

1) Adore by Smashing Pumpkins. Almost every song off this album is a hidden gem, offering untold treasures of beauty, sorrow and more. It seems many fans and most of the media just didn't "get" it. That's too bad, because it's a very solid album.
2) Why Should The Fire Die? by Nickel Creek. Acoustic instruments combined with fine songwriting and a good pop sound. This is what should be all over MTV.
3) Anatomic by Afro Celt Sound System. This group will never get what it really deserves. I guess the music just doesn't fit anywhere on mainstream radio. Folks don't know what they're missing.
4) The Delivery Man by Elvis Costello and the Imposters. Not every song on this is a winner, but I'm liking it more and more. It has some good rock songs for - well, classic rock radio, I suppose. It also has some great country-style ballads that would be big hits on country radio and CMT if they were released as singles! You can't even find this album is stores much anymore. I bought my copy online.
5) Fearless by Keri Noble. Keri is an amazing songwriter and has a very powerful voice too. She should be a star!

1 comment:

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I think My Aim Is True and possibly Spike were EC's only "hits" and that's a sad sorry shame.

I wish Keri's new album would come out soon, have you bought the new EP yet? It's really good.