OK. It isn’t really a countdown. It just so happens that, 1/3 of the way through the calendar year, there have been exactly 20 songs that I’ve listened to six or more times, at least according to my iTunes Library.
Looks like a lot of jazz and blues made the cut, which does sort of suit my mood these days. Only three songs feature women on vocal, which is unusual to me since I tend to think I prefer a strong female lead in what I listen to. Delta Rae is the most current artist in my Top 20, while the late Duke Ellington’s “Do Nothin’ ‘Till You Hear From Me” dates back to 1944. The only artist to appear twice on the countdown is Doc Severinsen & the Tonight Show Band, but one of their songs, “Here’s That Rainy Day,” is on the list twice; the second version sung by Mr. Francis Sinatra is tied for most listened to, along with Buddy Guy and The Blanks (with eight plays each).
That’s all for now. Until next time… keep your feet on the ground, but keep reaching for the stars.
Feels Like Rain - Buddy Guy with Bonnie Raitt
Here’s That Rainy Day - Frank Sinatra
Over the Rainbow - The Blanks
Season Of The Witch - Blues Brothers w/ Dr. John
Do Nothin’ ‘Till You Hear From Me - Duke Ellington
Big Man On Mulberry Street - Billy Joel
Another Day - Buckshot LeFonque
For What It’s Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Freedom Calling - Colin Hay
Bottom Of The River - Delta Rae
Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) - Meredith Brooks
Mumbles - Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry
In Your Eyes (LIVE) - Peter Gabriel
Super Bon Bon - Soul Coughing
The Underdog - Spoon
Fields Of Gold (New Version) - Sting
Here’s That Rainy Day (LIVE) - Doc Severinsen & the Tonight Show Band
Body & Soul - Doc Severinsen & the Tonight Show Band
City Of Blinding Lights - U2