I have been influenced by the great musicians and songwriters and my playlist encompasses over 80 years of music. My first music hero was John Lennon & The Beatles. I loved John Lennon’s Lyrics, one of my favourites is Steel & Glass, the second being Mother. From there I went on to Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott’s singing style which gave me chills, his voice was like a waterfall of words, the band had had some great guitarists, Gary Moore and Phil Lynott playing Parisian Walkways I feel is a classic, other songs by them would have to include Waiting for an Alibi and Do Anything You Want To.
The 80s included Mark Knopfler, Bruce Springsteen, Genesis, Mr Mister,Mike & The Machanics. When you listen to songs I recorded back with 404 you may hear their influence.
I have enjoyed many artists over the years from Emenem to Linken Park to The Rasmus. These days for relaxing I listen to Sarah McLachlan, David Gray, Diana Krall. U2 are still there and Coldplay, John Mayer.
Although my favourite artists have written some great songs, too many times I have purchased albums because of one or two great songs and been disappointed with the albums. Putting this list together I found that the people who have influenced me the most are not represented, there is no John Lennon, Mark Knopfler, Thin Lizzy or Genesis, yet some of there songs have blown me away
Music is all a matter of taste but I am listing what I feel are classic albums that should be listened to and below is a list of a few of the songs that stand out on my playlist. Mama – Genesis, In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins, Steel & Glass – John Lennon, Do Anything You Want To Thin Lizzy, Help – The Beatles, Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers, At Seventeen – Janis Ian, She – Charles Aznervor, Brilliant Disguise – Bruce Springsteen, Life On Mars – Anggun, Love & Texico – Gretchen Peters, We have all the time in the world – Louis Armstrong, Mad World – Gary Jules, Stronger – The Sugerbabes
I thought that I would share some of the music that I love why I love it and move through each year looking how the music has evolved into what I listen today. below is the link to my first list of songs