It just occurred to me that I’ve never talked about music on my blog – which is rather surprising because at my core, I am all about music and lyrics. I’ve always got something playing in the background, am always on the lookout for new artists and styles, and can easily describe an emotion, moment or event in my life with a song (this usually comes in the form of U2 of course). I pride myself on my musical knowledge as well as my diversified collection – ranging from classic rock to alternative to opera to ska to punk to urban. So let’s get started, shall we? To kick off this musical journey, I thought I’d share some of the tunes/artists that I’ve been listening to in 2010. Here are my top 30 (keeping in mind that these were all released in 2009/10 with the exception of one or two):
Dido: Everything to Lose
Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (album)
Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson: Winter Song
Diddy – Dirty Money: Angels (feat. Notorious B.I.G)
Matisyahu: One Day
Edward Sharpre & the Magentic Zeros: Home (this song makes me get up and dance – and sing quite loudly – check it out!)
Moby: Pale Horses (the video is awesome!)
Kaskade: Fire in Your New Shoes
Aceyalone: To the Top
LadyHawke: My Delerium (the album itself is quite good – it’s entitled LadyHawke)
Eminem: Love the Way You Lie
Dee Edwards: Why Can’t There Be Love?
Zero 7: Ghost Symbol
Jay-Z: Empire State of Mind
U2: I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (Redanka’s Kick the Darkness version – this was my absolute favorite moment of the shows!)
Josh: Nasha Pyar Da (these guys are from Montreal)
La Roux: In For the Kill
Kasabian: Club Foot
Florence & the Machine: You Got the Love (the original version is by Cardio Crew – I think I prefer their version)
Kevin Rudolf, Birdman, Jay Sean & Lil Wayne: I Made It
T.I: Got Your Back
Thom York: Hearing Damage
Big Boi & Cutty: Shutterbug
Jensen Reed: That Something (he’s not bad for a white boy – I prefer the polished version though LOL)
Mark Knight & D. Ramirez vs. Underworld: Downpipe
AC/DC: Rock N Roll Train
Tupac & Notorious B.I.G: Runnin’ (Dyin’ to Live)
So what’s on your playlist? Please share – I’m always interested in checking out new (and not so new) tunes.
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