Saturday, November 11, 2006

Making a list...

through my music made me think of the tunes that make me jump and shout. Guaranteed.

I think this is my top list in no particular order:

Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn

If i could wake up to one song every day for the rest of my life, this is it.

Sarah, smile - Hall and Oates

This song alone qualifies Hall and Oates as one of the pre-eminent R&B writers and musicians, period.

Shit, Damn, Motherfucker - D'Angelo

One of the smoothest, best songs - no, THE best song about infidelity and murder i have EVER heard. :)

Louisiana Sunday Afternoon - Diane Schuur

Lord, the way this woman sings this standard makes me tingle. And she made the definitive version.

Humpty Dance - Digital Underground

Silly fun from the Clown of the Underground. :)

Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

Guitars, prose and drums served smooth and flavorful.

Dont Ask My Neighbor (Come to Me) - The Emotions

To be backed up by one of the best backup bands ever - Earth, Wind and Fire- and the unmatched harmonies from the legendary Emotions .. Wow. Melts my heart every time I hear it.

Layla (unplugged and live) - Eric Clapton

Whisky and heartbreak in stripped down form.

Be Alone Tonight - Tisha Campbell from the School Daze Soundtrack

With Jasmine Guy singing back up, it's always on my rotation.

Life is a Highway - Tom Cochrane

It aint the best song Ive ever heard, but somehow, every so often, i just NEED to hear it.

Low Rider - War

I think the reason no has made a good cover of this (even Barry White had one), the band was properly high and drunk when they made this. :) Truly sublime.

I Get Around - Tupac & Digital Underground

Raunchy, but Tupac and The Digital Underground crew are just having hella fun.

Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

My guilty pleasure, and truly one of the songs that irrevocably changed music, along with Run-DMC's "Walk This Way".

Play That Funky Music, White Boy - Wild Cherry

Vanilla Ice's DJ may have pulled that song out of the one-hit wonders morgue into Classic status, but it really is one of the definitive songs of the 70's. And a lotta fun to scream along with. :)

Miami - Will Smith

The definitive ode to Miami. Along with "Summertime" and "Men in Black", a Will Smith anthem.

Roller Coaster - The Ohio Players AND the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Either version will do me. :)

Bust a Move - Young MC

The hit from the Economics Graduate student. Popularized the word "Poindexter".

Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

Although the Texas Blues album Eliminator has not one bad song on it, this is my favorite.
There are others that would qualify for this list, but these particular ones never get old.

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