Five Song I Can’t Live Without
When I was ask to write this I knew it was going to be a tough assignment because my favorites change from day to day, month to month and year to year. I decided it had to be five groups or artist that I have listened to for a long time and that I always go back too.These are not in any order and I love the musicians; but each has a song that I play over and over again. You'll find that most of these songs were not radio hits. I have heard all of the radio hits so many times that when I am not listening to the radio I reach for album cuts. My first overnight radio shift I started a show at three a.m. each morning called "Insomniac Theater." I would play an entire album every night. The first album I featured was Heart's "Dreamboat Annie." They have always been one of my favorites. This song is one of theirs that I really enjoy.
I have loved Jackson Browne since the first time I heard "Doctor My Eyes." he is just such a great song writer! He does one of those songs that I never get tired of. I hope you'll enjoy it.
The Eagles have touched us all. I remember in high school when I worked at the Piggly Wiggly bagging potatoes all night listening to the "On the Border" album over and over. My favorite from the Eagles though comes from "Hotel California." I also loved the reprise for this one.
I guess it's true that ballads are the biggest hits. I did not mean to do it but have noticed a trend here. This next song is a ballad but covers a wide range of emotions. It's a very deep song by an artist who seems to be able to reach my soul with his haunting voice. I am of course talking about Neil Young. I have loved this song since I discovered the "4 Way Street" live album back in the seventies.
I started in radio when Disco music was king. It seemed that Rock and Roll was fading. The along came a band called "Boston." Rock and Roll was alive again and they became a Rock hit machine. One of their songs struck a cord with me and is still one that I find myself listening to over and over. I hope you'll enjoy it also.
There you have it. Five songs that I could never live without. This was supposed to be about the groups; but groups are really about the songs aren't they?