Variation on a theme, borrowed from another site.DylanJackson BrowneLeonard CohenSteely DanThe EaglesJust 5 is tough, hard leaving out Joni, Jason Isbell, Tom Petty, Emmylou and many others.
Great to see Paul Kelly mentioned here, one of my favorite songs is "Rally 'Round the Drum."
4 Bands were my favorite at one time ...and the 5th would be a strong second at a time in my life when the rankings really mattered ...Wildly commercial taste i have
The Rolling Stones
Late 60’s/early 70’s Stones
.......so no room for the Byrds, Costello, JAMC, Aztec Camera, OJ........🙁
@MagicRatAFC + @Jerseyfornia If we're being picky, Colin Hay is too.😉
Sorry, I'm claiming ACDC as Scottish.
Does it have to be bands? Because that would be different than solo artists, at least for me.
Limeliters (remember them? I bet you don't)
My top 5 Aussie acts would be something like...:
John Butler Trio
At least the bottom two on that list I've actually seen live back in the mid Nineties, which is pretty cool....
The Rolling Stones
This is the difficult spot... a bunch of artists here that I've loved for a period and pummelled my way through the back catalogue at some stage, but don't listen to as now. Dire Straits might at a pinch win out against Neil Young, REM, Tom Petty, Midnight Oil, Creedence Clearwater Revival.
You see now? You've reminded me that I listen to a heck of a lot of Jimmy Smith, especially in the evening... Choosing top 5 lists is HARD.
I actually often avoid listening too often to my very favorites, as I don't want to ever risk losing the spine-tingling moments, and learned that such a thing is in fact possible.
So the artists I've listened to the most over the past 4 years—since late November 2016—have been primarily Blue Note musicians, with a surprising (to me) amount of prog thrown into the mix, as well as some ambient and minimalist. Very little of the stuff that I loved in high school or college.
For me I would have to base it on the artists/bands I listen to most often. So I think it would be something like:
And the 5 making up a top 10 would probably be...
Yeah, five is tough. If we could do top 5 from different genres or categories, I could manage that easily. For purposes of this general top five, I've got to stick to my favorite songwriters and choose five that I keep on my phone at all times so I can carry them in my pocket for listening anywhere I end up.
Not in any order.
Love the Beatles too, just listen to others more.
I am beyond gobsmacked that I'm the first one to list the Fabs. No judgment! Just surprised. Also, I need 6 spaces for my Top 5. Stupid math. 1) The Beatles 2) R.E.M.
3) The Replacements
4) Bob Dylan
5) David Bowie
That's a tough one...........in no particular order -
The National, The Hold Steady, Jesse Main, Jason Isbell and Billy Bragg.
Honourable mentions to Leonard Cohen, Marillion (Fish era only), Steve Earle, The Clash, The Skids............
Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry
Very hard to just pick 5 but I went with artists I play most and I’ve seen all of them live and they didn’t disappoint.
i had a debate with myself about Stevie Wonder/Marvin Gaye/Otis Redding and tomorrow, I might choose one of the others!