This week’s essential playlist comes from Nashville country recording artist, Dawson Reigns. We’ll be bringing you more about Dawson in coming weeks.
As you’ll see from my list of favourite songs, I am a fan of MUSIC, not of genre. If I like a song I listen too it! Some of my all time favourite songs are;
John Lennon – ‘Imagine’
John Lennon was great, period! This is one of the most amazing songs ever written or performed. Been a constant on my playlist for as long as I can remember.
The Eagles – ‘Hotel California’
Although I heard it for the first time many years after The Eagles recorded it, when I hear the first few notes it brings me back to high school bonfires with friends singing this one out loud and bad for the most part.
Def Leppard – ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’
This one is my anthem, yes mine only! Def Leppard is my all time favourite band! I’ve seen them live at least a dozen times. Seriously this song is the tops for pumping up a crowd and a party anywhere it’s played. Five words off the top, “love is like a bomb” and that guitar intro and you’re off!
Garth Brooks – ‘The Thunder Rolls’
It’s the lyrics, the music and the way Garth Brooks sings it that makes this one of my favourites. Love singing this one and many more of Garth’s great songs when I can. He’s the reason I got into country music.
Queen – ‘Another One Bites The Dust’
Really I could pick about a dozen or more Queen songs here as one of my top 10 favourites. The music by Queen was killer, pun intended and Freddie Mercury could belt it out like no other. This is one of my all time favourite bands.
Poison – ‘Every Rose Has It’s Thorn’
One of the best power ballad love songs that is a favourite for many music fans like me. It’s a song that I’ve played for years and is part of my live shows cause it has a great country rock vibe.
The Ramones – ‘I Wanna Be Sedated’
Yes I had my punk music faze too and The Ramones had some crazy fun music to listen too. It’s another song that makes me think back on my early years and put a smile on my face. Who doesn’t start singing and jumping up and down once this song starts?!
Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
Nirvana was a shot in the arm in the music industry and another great new sound. From the first time I head this song I was hooked! Still like to crank it up loud when I play it.
Hootie & The Blowfish – ‘Let Her Cry’
This song, the band, Hootie & The Blowfish and Darius Rucker himself, are all favourites of mine. This was the first song I started playing when getting back into music. It’s also another that I play in my live shows.
U2 – ‘Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’
U2 is one of the greatest bands of all time and their music has inspired and entertained millions, including me. Another group that I could pick a dozen songs as a top favourite, just so good!