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The Golden Eleven

The instructions are simple: choose your eleven favorite musical artists, then your favorite song by each, and provide a link (YouTube if possible) so the world can share in the crème de la crème of your musical tastes. This list is probably different than your eleven favorite songs, which is why you choose the artists first.

George created this meme. Lorenia made the very good point that she doesn’t have 11 favorite bands or artists…and neither do I. Andrew outdid us all by using his fancy design skills to do the meme. Ezra’s list surprised me as I had no idea what kind of music he liked. I usually don’t do internet memes on my blog, but this one was fun and I got some interesting insight on my friends’ music choices through it. Go ahead and try it…you’ll see how much of a challenge it is.

I have organized them in descending order, and if you click on the image, you can listen to the song. And while the choices here are mostly very laid back, relaxing songs, I do like to dance and listen to happy, bouncy music. It just so happens that the music that I listen to on a regular basis is…quieter. 🙂

11. Live – Dance With You

10. Coldplay – Til Kingdom Come

9. India Arie – Ready For Love

8. The Decemberists – Summersong

7. Damien Rice – The Blower’s Daughter

6. The Shins – Pink Bullets

5. Sufjan Stevens – For The Widows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti

4. Stars – Calendar Girl

3. Feist – Gatekeeper

2. Joshua Radin – Winter

1. Zero 7 – Today


5 thoughts on “The Golden Eleven

  1. I go through phases…. 90s Alternative… Techno… 90s Alternative… Classical… 90s Alternative… Ambient… 90s Alternative… Pop… 90s Alternative… Rap… 90s Alternative… R&B / Soul… 90s Alternative… Punk… 90s Alternative… 🙂

  2. Oh, no, you got me started on my own blog. Seriously, though, music is often a reflection of us and it’s always fascinating to see what lights the fire in other people. I like Zero 7, but am not familiar with this album–I have “Simple Things,” and I’ve ended more than one DJ set with “Destiny.”

  3. Excellent list, and a few new things for me to enjoy. Erin and I will be driving up to San Fran in a couple days, and this list will definitely be going on the iPod. Can’t wait to listen to it all! 😀

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