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
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
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
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).
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!