It is that time of year once again, the dreaded top 10 lists. To milk this as much as possible, I am dropping 3 posts on you. Number 17 to 11, then 10-6 and finally my top 5. How do 17 songs end up on a top 10 list you ask? Simple my blog and I can do what I want. Seriously though, I have trouble picking my favourites and couldn’t whittle it down anymore than this. I did leave some great music on the side unfortunately. So without further adieu, I give number 11 to 17, completely without any further yapping from me, just the music.
17 “Stars” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
16 “Cry Love” by Belle Starr
15 “Can You Get to That” by Mavis Staples
14 “When You Know” by Matt Epp & Serena Ryder
13 “Out of the Woods” by Justin Rutledge
12 “Back It Up”‘ by Caro Emerald
11 “Cold Cold Heart” by Bobby Bazini
Song of the day returns with a gem. CBC2 is playing the crap out of this new song (yes new) from 74-year-old Mavis Staples of The Staple Singers fame. A great R&B/Gospel/Countryish tune that really gets you going. Enjoy. I’ll be doing some travel updating over the next few days, so much in the brain, so little time to spew it out.
- Mavis Staples, One True Vine, review (telegraph.co.uk)