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My Favorite Musical Artists

  • Oct 26, 2009
Music I Love In No Particular Order!
1
Frank Sinatra
Luck Be A Lady Tonight!! I don't even think I have to explain why Sinatra is on my list. Talk about classic music that will never die. Hollywood seems too love him to by using his songs in every movie made. I love to put on a little Sinatra while eating dinner or just hanging around.
2
The Doors
As a person who loves Vietnam War era music, I feel the Doors fit perfectly into this list. The band started in Venice, CA about a mile away from my house. Greatest memory that comes to mind when I hear one of their songs would have to be the song "The End" playing in the opening scene in Apocalypse Now!
3
Once again another band from the Vietnam War era. I've told many people that I would love to fly around in the back of a Huey Helicopter with the song "Fortune Son" blasting over the radio. Thank you Forest Gump!
4
Coldplay
For some reason I wasn't really that into Coldplay. I didn't feel they were that great of a band, but over time I've really grown to love their music. I've never been to one of their concerts but would love to go sometime. Oh and by the way, their last album, Viva la Vida was amazing!
5
Rolling Stones
So the Rolling Stones are one of those bands that bring back memories when I hear their songs. For some reason a lot of their songs will bring back awesome memories of when I was a kid such as the song "Start Me Up" reminds me of going fishing with my father in Hawaii. Also, how the heck are these guys still touring? I mean seriously Mic Jagger?
6
Matisyahu
First time I saw this guy was on Leno and I thought it was a joke. But then Leno interviewed him and I was instantly hooked. Not only do I love his music, message and story, I love following his twitter. I saw Matisyahu in concert at the Wiltern and it was probably one of the best concerts I've been to!
7
Ludwig von Beethoven
I have to admit I actually like classical music. I have a dream to one day go to Germany, rent an Audi, and drive really fast on the Autobahn with Beethoven blasting on the radio. I actually lived in Bonn, Germany for a while where Ludwig van Beethoven was born and grew up. Saw his house and his piano!
8
Michael Jackson
Another artist that brings back childhood memories when I hear his music. My favorite song is probably "Billie Jean" although you can't go wrong with "Will You Be There" the Free Willy song!
9
Bob Marley
Bob Marley is one of those musical artists that you can tell just from his music that he inspired tons of people. I think his music is seasonal, meaning I really one play his songs in the summer, but hey I don't mind listening to a little "No Woman, No Cry" every once in a while.
10
Eric Clapton
I grew up listening to Eric Clapton's Unplugged CD from the back seat of my dad's car. The funny thing was though that for some reason that was the only CD of Eric Clapton I ever heard until I was old enough to go to music store. Little did I know I was in for a treat. Actual quote from me to my father: "You're telling me "Layla" was originally written with an electric guitar?"
11
Dave Matthews Band
If you want an amazing Jazz, Rock, Jam band, then you've some to the right place. Dave Matthews Band really knows how to put on a show! I don't know how to explain it but I love their music. The band has an awesome story behind them and I could see DMB touring for many, many years to come!
12
The Killers
The Killers music was quite different when they first jumped onto the scene. I remember hearing their song Mr. Brightside on KROQ for the first time, who would've thought that their first CD would have every song on it being played over the radio. If you play Hot Fuss, you will know every song on that CD! When I was in Cologne, Germany I went to a Killers' concert. The venue was very some and for the Killers, there were very little people there. Let's just say front row on the rail, Brandon Flowers within feet of me.
13
Van Morrison
I sometime get made fun of for this one but I thoroughly enjoy Van Morrison. His best CD is Moondance of course and it's just one of those CDs that you can just put on and chill out to. Great background party music.
14
Jurassic 5
A friend of mine told me about J5 and I fell in love with their music instantly. Great classic Hip Hop that I truly feel the Rap and Hip Hop artists of today could and should learn from. They have a pretty funny video clip with Tom Green when they were on his show. Tom Green rapping with J5, very very funny stuff!
15
Jay-Z
Of all the modern Hip Hop Rappers out there today I think Jay Z is the best. His music isn't only catchy, it's good. His Black Album was a great CD. I remember driving around in high school with the sub woofer in my truck going crazy. H to the Izzo!
16
Linkin Park
When I was 15 I got my first car. Only problem was I wasn't old enough to drive it so me and a buddy of mine would sit in the car when we had nothing to do on a Friday night and listen to Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory. Probably their best CD to date, every time I hear a song from Hybrid Theory I feel like I'm in high school again. Also, their collaboration with Jay Z was downright amazing!

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August 19, 2010
Nicely eclectic! I loved Creedence on top 40 radio growing up; they tend to wear better in short bursts than over an album, but I'm glad to see them and Van here.
August 19, 2010
Thanks! Nothing like a little CCR to accompany a summer BBQ!
 
October 27, 2009
I love this eclectic list of artists, great commentary, too! Thanks for sharing, Ryan! :)
 
October 27, 2009
great list, love the diversification... so, as a big sinatra guy, you ever hear the word, "jimmy"? frankie and deano when they thought something was cool, they would say it is "jimmy".. this list is "jimmy", well done!!
 
October 27, 2009
Great list!
 
October 26, 2009
Awesome list Ryan. I totally love classical music too..believe it or not its so great to drive to - makes everyday life seem so much more epic! haha. Also, gotta love Frank. You know I love him because I'm Italian and from NJ - and because you think my family is in the mob. :)
 
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