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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Tuesday Tunes - My Top Five

I am endeavouring to get to know today's modern music. Here are the top five tunes I like this week.

1. Brad Paisley - Letter To Me

Brad Paisley is an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist, whose musical style crosses between traditional country and southern rock. His songs are usually laced with humour and popular culture references, and this one is no exception. This song is basically what he would tell himself were he to write a letter to himself when he was 17 years old, it has nostalgia, a little sentimentality, and of course, some humour. Makes you think what you would say to your 17 year old self. It's a lovely song taken from his current album, The List, which currently sits at Number 6 in the Official UK Country Charts. Here is Letters To Me...

(N.B. You will have to click on the link below the image to watch the video on Youtube, as embedding is disabled on this song)

2. Sara Bareilles - Gonna Get Over You

Sara Bareilles is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. This song is taken from her latest album, Kaleidoscope Heart, released just this week, and not yet in the charts! It's catchy, it's fun, feels a little jazzy and I love it!

3. Adele - Rolling In The Deep

Adele is an English singer songwriter with an amazingly strong voice. She sings songs of heartache and love lost. Like this powerful song, Rolling In The Deep...

4. Sugarland - Stuck Like Glue

Sugarland are an American country music duo, comprised of singer–songwriters Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. They do boppy happy country-pop songs, their previous track was All I Wanna Do - another extremely catchy happy song. This song, Stuck Like Glue is an equally happy song, and somewhat crazy when you see the video! Still, he is a cute guy she's chasing...

5. Tinchy Stryder (feat Melanie Fiona) - Let It Rain

Melanie Fiona is a Canadian recording artist, who is releasing her second album later this year (in July 2011), The MF Life. She has a good voice and should have a promising solo career. I don't care for the rapping in this song (apologies to Tinchy Stryder), it's just not my cup of tea. I think this would have been a brilliant song if it had just been down to Melanie's vocals. As it is, it is still a good song, but not a great song. Let It Rain...

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