Top Ten Bands and Singers

Hello everyone! I’m here with my last (for now) installment of my Top Ten series: My Top Ten Bands and Singers of all time. I’m not going to split this one in half, because I want all of these musicians to be recognized at once. Happy discovering!

P.S. None of these artists are in order. Definitely not number one…

1. Adam Friedman

Genre: Singer-Songwriter/Pop

Recommended Song: Pretty Things

Why I Love Him: So talented. So wonderful. That’s all there is to say. He’s one in a million. Maybe one in ten million. Number one on my list, number one in my heart. 😀

2. A R I Z O N A

Genre: Rock/Electropop

Recommended Song: Problems

Why I Like Them: Their music is relatable, fun and extremely dance-able with a unique edge. It’s perfect for rocking out in the shower or for working out.

3. George Ezra

Genre: Singer-Songwriter/British Pop

Recommended Song: Pretty Shining People

Why I Like Him: His music has a folksy, almost retro sound with enough electronic edge to make him and his music relevant. I recommend him to anyone who’s looking for more unique music on the level of Mike Posner on At Night, Alone.

4. The Moody Blues

Genre: Pop-Rock/Progressive Rock

Recommended Song: Tuesday Afternoon

Why I Like Them: Their sound was ahead of its time. As much as I love other classic bands like Queen, The Doors or The Beatles, The Moody Blue made my list of favorites because their songs leave me with a different feeling. I hope you get to enjoy it, too.

5. PJ Morton

Genre: Contemporary R&B/Pop/Gospel

Recommended Song: Only One” ft. Stevie Wonder

Why I Like Him: He adds something new to the music scene, particularly the R&B scene. An unapologetically individual take on music makes him stand out.

6. Vox Rea

Genre: Pop

Recommended Song: “Primitive

Why I Like Them: Vox Rea are another group with that unique, individual feel that keeps me coming back for more musical fun. Some of their songs are ultra-modern, some have a 50’s feel and others offer something magical in-between.

7. Julia Michaels

Genre: Pop/Electronic Dance/Contemporary R&B

Recommended Song: Falling For Boys

Why I Like Her: As with most of the artists on this list, Julia Michaels has a unique sound and vibe that make me keep listening to her songs. I find them just right for work, leisure time and everything in-between. I think young women in particular can find something to relate to in most of her songs.

8. Future Islands

Genre: Synth-Pop/Alternative Rock/Indie Pop

Recommended Song: Seasons

Why I Like Them: There’s no one group like Future Islands. Turn on any one of their songs to see what I mean. Even if you don’t personally like their out-there style like I do, you have to appreciate their unique creativity.

9. Marian Hill

Genre: Electronic Music/Synth-Pop

Recommended Song:Whisky

Why I Like Them: Marian Hill music gives you a certain type of chill feeling that somehow makes you feel better whether you are working, dancing or exercising. Their songs are especially relatable to anyone who’s had romantic woes or triumphs (which is a LOT of people).

10. Mansionz

Genre: Alternative Hip-Hop/Contemporary R&B/Electropop

Recommended Song: Dennis Rodman

Why I Like Them: Mansionz-type music wouldn’t normally be my cup of tea, but the duo’s approach to hip-hop and R&B is so cool, powerful and even fun (see “Dennis Rodman” above!) that you can’t NOT love what they have to offer.

What do you think about my choices? Let me know in the comments below!

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Lindsey Flagg

Lindsey is the founding editor of Music to My Ears. She holds her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Purdue University Northwest. When she isn't writing, she can usually be found making a fool of herself singing karaoke or creating sappy poetry.

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