Friday, December 24, 2010

Best of 2010 - Gregory Alan Isakov to Jason Aldean

I'm sharing my favorite songs discovered in 2010 - 6 songs a day - I'll post the entire set in a YouTube playlist on December 31.

Gregory Alan Isakov - Unwritable Girl
"Wanna write one for you
The unwritable girl."

I've always wanted someone to write a song for me, it sounds like the most romantic thing in the world.  But being unwritable sounds intriguing too.

Griffin House - Waiting for the Rain to Come Down
"I wonder every day
Am I still on your mind?"

A prayer of forgiveness in the form of a song.  Pure beauty.

The Head and the Heart - Down in the Valley
"I am on my way back to where I started."

A band out of Seattle I discovered thanks to blogging friends.  One of those songs I want to listen to with the lights out, the way I listened to music as a teenager.  It gets richer with each listen.

Jakob Dylan - Nothing But the Whole Wide World
"I'm here for adventure whichever way it comes"

The voice of a Dylan - but not so raw you can't understand the lyrics.  I love the concept behind this song - focus on what you have to gain not what you have to lose.

Jamey Johnson - That's Why I Write Songs
"I remember all the times I felt
Like somebody knows me all too well
'Cause it was my life's story I was listening to"

If I were ranking my top songs, this one would make the top 10 and maybe the top 5.  I have a reverence for songwriters, I can't imagine having the kind of talent it takes to put thoughts, hopes and dreams to music.  Through their work, songwriters give us the songs we use to deal with emotions, songs we use to celebrate and songs we use to mourn.  Jamey Johnson's tribute to some of the best is simply beautiful.

Jason Aldean - The Truth
"Have some mercy on me."

Gotta be honest, I love a good heartbreak song every once in a while, and mostly I love that this one comes from the guys point of view.

Halfway through!  And to think, I thought this would be less stressful than writing normal blog posts.

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Natalie said...

That photo is BEAUTIFUL. I love it. I want some snow photos but now I have bronchitis and can't be out and wouldn't you know it - it's snowing and we're gonna have a white Christmas! Just bummer I can't go out in it :( But Merry Christmas!

blue elephant photography said...

jamie! i miss you and lots of love from me and scott *hugs* music lady!merry christmas!

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