Top Fifteen Songs
Jack over at Letters from Desolation Row posted his Top Ten Song List.
I posted my list in his comments but then I decided to post it here too:
Oooh you kids and your Rockin’ Roll.
Here’s a Geezer perspective in no order.
I wanted to list my favorite, slightly obscure songs. I had trouble keeping it down to 15.
Little River Band – Long Way There
Featuring one of the all time best guitar solos… ever.
Loggins and Messina – Angry Eyes
7 minutes and 42 seconds chock full of excellent Guitar, Flute, and Sax solos behind a driving Bass and Drum bottom.
Foreigner – Urgent
Speaking of Killer Sax Solos, rumor was that Junior Walker just happened to be recording in an adjacent studio and they needed a Sax lick. The rest is history.
Alannah Myles – Our World, Our Times
She of Black Velvet fame. When I played this song on my iPod for one of the Showgirls in my show, she said “Man, that’s Humpin’ Music”.
Doors – Riders on the Storm
Dark Poetry from a guy who was born on the same day as me. Simple trio music. One reason I like it is that I taught myself to play the piano solo note-for-note.
Mike & The Mechanics – Mea Culpa
From my all-time-favorite-album, Begger on a Beach of Gold. It was hard to pick just one song for this list.
Journey – Separate Ways
Steve Perry’s amazing voice, strong instrumentation… I have it as a Ringtone on my cellphone.
Boston – Foreplay/Long Time
Sure all their songs sound the same but they were radically different when they first came out.
Lorena McKennett – Prologue / Mummers Dance
Blew me away the first time I heard the album. You’ve heard this too but you might not know it.
Doobie Brothers – Clear As The Driven Snow
I had the honor of doing their lighting one night in Vegas when they showed up at my hotel without a Lighting Director.
Eagles – Get Over It
An Anthem for our time.
Fleetwood Mac – Gold Dust Woman
Something about this song just turns me on.
Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams
One of those ‘perfect songs’ everything worked; intro, lyrics, tune, solos, vocals.
Afro Celt Sound System – Eireann
Who? …Yeah, I like some ‘World Music’ too. You might also.
It’s A Beautiful Day – White Bird
Sixties group that mixed good vocals with excellent violin solos.