Thursday, January 5, 2012
"The Top Ten Project, Parts 4-5" : THE WEEKEND MIX(ES)
The Not-So-Obvious Top Tens continue with two artists; a band I promised last week and a challenge from a reader.
The point here is to hopefully introduce some songs that may have gotten lost in the shadows of the often inferior hit recordings by major acts. Here's the link for the original post if you'd like some background.
Queen is a hard sell, but I love this band, and I've made it an ongoing mission to get "We Will Rock You" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Another One Bites The Dust" and...okay, "Radio Ga Ga" out of the collective craws of the Queen haters. (I have little hope.)
The challenge from one reader was a Top Ten of post-"Diamonds & Pearls" Prince tunes, implying that the man hasn't made a good record in 20 years. Well, at the risk of ruffling some purple feathers, aside from 1995's "The Gold Experience" and 1997's "Emancipation," two albums I'll put up against anything in Prince's catalogue, he hasn't. But there have been a handful of killer tracks. My 10 faves are below.
If you're fans of either Prince or Queen, the songs will be familiar. If you're not, maybe these selections will change your mind just a bit.
Chaos & Disorder
The Work Pt. 1
When I Lay My Hands On U
The Holy River
When Will We B Paid
U Make My Sun Shine
The Love We Make
Hammer To Fall
The Millionaire Waltz
She Makes Me
The March Of The Black Queen
Funny How Love Is
Seven Seas Of Rhye
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 6:00 PM