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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The J-50: My Top 50 Songs of All Time [Songs 30->21]

30) Christopher Cross - Sailing - Here's another classic that will be continue to be played on radio for years to come because it's just a really good song. Try to deny it, I dare you.

29) Lionel Richie - Climbing - Hmm, two "-ing" songs back to back. Not intentional... anyhow, Lionel Richie is one of the industry's most respected artists/songwriters. On this song, he also tries his hand at composing, to epic effect.

28) Phyllis Hyman - Meet Me On The Moon - Phyllis's voice was a great instrument that, unfortunately, went largely unrecognized. This song is one of her later masterpieces, released not long before her untimely death.

27) Damien Rice - Cannonball - "It's not hard to fall when you float like a cannonball." Yeah, love can be hard to get over...

26) Chrisette Michele - Love Is You - Two of modern R&B's true talents, John Legend and Chrisette Michele, produced a fine piece of work with this ballad. An example of great musical synergy.

25) Phil Collins - Everyday - With an unforgettable melody and simple, earnest lyrics, Phil Collins makes "baby, please stay" feel so genuine.

24) Train - Drops of Jupiter - Some nifty lyrical "footwork", dramatic strings, and the urgent vocals of lead singer Pat Monahan make this one of those songs that just can't be improved upon.

23) India.Arie - Beautiful - Anyone who has ever taken a big risk or made a big change in order to better themselves can find their feelings echoed in this song. I'm definitely one of those people...

22) Coldplay - Sparks - "Did I drive you away? I know what you'll say..." Yeah, this song hooks you into its melancholy from the opening guitar strums. Another one that could not possibly be improved.

21) India.Arie – Ready For Love - It seems that the timing for love doesn't always work out right. In this song, India's ready, but love hasn't found her. One listen and you can tell that this came from nowhere else but her heart... how can you not feel it?

We're over half-way there! See you tomorrow for songs 20 through 11... what do you think so far?

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