Jon's Top 5 from his Top 25 (Artists)

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Continuing the trend from my Top 25 bands list. I now feature my favorite 25 artists and the 5 favorite songs from each.

Starting with........


#25 - Sheryl Crow​


Left over from the time when I was listening to a lot of female artists during the 90's-early 2000's time period. Bought her first album and never looked back.

#5 - The Difficult Kind​



#4 - Steve McQueen​




#3 - Anything but Down​




#2 - My Favorite Mistake​




#1 - Mississippi​


 

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#24 - Billy Joel​


Picked up on Billy Joel when I was just a little shit. One of those artists, along with the Eagles, that I always heard on the radio. Bought 'Glass Houses' as one of my first purchases, and have been a fan since.

#5 - Big Shot​




#4 - The Stranger​




#3 - Pressure​




#2 - Scenes from an Italian Restaurant​




#1 - You May Be Right​


 

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#23 - Stevie Nicks​


Arguably the most successful solo artist from Fleetwood Mac, and did pretty well on her own.

#5 - Talk to Me​



#4 - Stop Dragging my Heart Around (with Tom Petty)​



#3 - Edge of Seventeen​



#2 - Leather and Lace​




#1 - Stand Back​


 

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#22 - Lyle Lovett

Originally started listening to Lyle Lovett back when I was listening to KBCO in Boulder, CO, who played his stuff (as well as a few other artists on this list) well before anyone else. Back before they were bought by Clear Channel, you can pretty much figure out the rest.

#5 - Church


#4 - If I had a boat


#3 - That's right You're Not From Texas


#2 - She's No Lady


#1 - Bears

 
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#21 - Elvis Costello

Another one discovered thanks to KBCO, who played him quite regularly.

I always thought early on that the look was kinda quirky, but once you paid more attention to the music, you found some gems.


#5 - Tear off Your Own Head


#4 - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding


#3 - Radio, Radio


#2 - The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes


#1 - Watching the Detectives

 

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I posted this last summer....

Elvis Costello

1. Veronica (#260 on my 333)
2. Pump It Up
3. Walk Us Uptown (with The Roots)
4. The Only Flame In Town (with Daryl Hall)
5. Every Day I Write The Book
 

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#20 - Emmylou Harris

Discovered on country radio, and relatives (I forget if it was my folks, or one of my sisters) had the original Trio album with Emmylou, Dolly Parton and Linda Rondstadt which I took a liking to.

#5 - Boulder to Birmingham


#4 - Pancho and Lefty


#3 - Wrecking Ball


#2 - Calling My Children Home


#1 - I'll Fly Away (with Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss)

 

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#19 - Lucinda Williams

Discovered on the old Rolling Stone music forums (can't remember my username) back around 2001.

#5 - Passionate Kisses (covered by Mary Chapin Carpenter, more on her later)


#4 - Drunken Angel


#3 - Right In Time


#2 - Are You Alright


#1 - Can't Let Go

 

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Speaking of which......

#18 - Mary Chapin Carpenter

Discovered back in the 90's when I was listening to country radio 90 percent of the time (when it was still listenable). KYGO 98.5 was the big station in Denver (Still is, at least to the extent people still listen to the radio).


#5 - House of Cards


#4 - Down at the Twist and Shout


#3 - I Feel Lucky


#2 - Passionate Kisses


#1 - Shut Up And Kiss Me