THE BIG LIST -100 Plus Favorite Music from The Internet and the World

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Favorites from the internet and the world.  THE BIG LIST


MYSPACE was the world’s biggest and best record company when this Big List began. [That’s switched to many other sites now].  YOUTUBE is and remains the world’s best video company. Between them and other net music sites, there’s a lot of great music and undiscovered talent in this big world. Here are Musea’s best favorites.  And these are just recent discoveries!!! As far as I know this is the WORLD’S FIRST WORLDWIDE WEB. BEST NEW MUSIC LIST.

Some are pure music, some are a fun mix of music and video, all IMO are VERY GREAT and better than what you hear as mainstream corporate music. I think about 90% of these would make #1 Singles, and the rest would make some of the world’s greatest albums.

Note these are from every continent and from all over the world. They includes EVERY type of music. I looked for good songs that had melody and rhythm. I also looked for a variety of styles and anything that showed originality. And finally I looked for things that are in some way magical – that enticed me to hear the music over and over.

Most of these are indies, but I’ve also included some of the best of classic music and even some mainstream artists. Also note that many are women. After all I am a guy and nothing is sexier than woman performing great music.

Some are only youtube videos, or [were found] only on myspace pages, or both. So check both. Investigate any that appeal to you. I think you too will discover great new music. MYSPACE (ms), and YOUTUBE (yt).

Best Classical orchestra:  Giovanni Allevi (ms)  “Whisper” (ms).

Best Classical voice: Paul Potts  “Nessum Dorma”  (yt).

Best Classical guitar: Filomena Moretti “Asturias” by Albeniz (yt).

Best Performance of the Oldest Written Piece of Music , Michael Levy “Odessa Bulgar” (yt).

Best Saxophone quartet,  Clazzical Saxophone Quartet “Prelude and Fugue in E Minor” (ms).

Best Classical Single Saxophone, Emma “Phil Woods Sonate II” (ms).

Best Composer for Keyboards, Inventor of Modular Art Music, and Best Composer for Vocal Music, Stefano Vagnini (Zoo) “Amaltea”, “Via Crucis”, “Arachne” (ms).

Best Impressionistic Piano Composer, Geoff Orr “Dance of the Dark”, “An Old Photograph of You” (ms).

Best Flamenco Version of Beethoven, Kelly Valleau “Fur Ludwig” (ms).

Best 2 Minute Aria Back from the Past, Grace Moore, “Adieu Notre Petite Table” also “I’ll Take Romance” (ms)

Best Opera Duo, Operababes “Apres Un Reve” (ms).

Best Theatrical Performance, Klaus Nomi “Cold Song” (ms).

Best Old Type Chanting in a New Style, Mediaeval  Baebes  all (ms).

Best Duet, Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman “Time To Say Goodbye” (yt).

Best Videos Showing Music Notation, Smalin. Example:  Stephen Malinowski “Clair de lune”   (yt).

Best Musical Instruction Video,  Shawn Cheek “Nutcracker Theme 2” (yt).

Best Classical Experimental, Common Sense Composer’s Collective “Marc Mellits Lunacy”  and “STIC” (ms).

Best Blind Musician instrumental, Jose Feliciano “Malaguena” (yt).

Best Open Call for All Orchestra Players, London Symphony Orchestra for their idea for the Youtube Orchestra  (yt).

Best Movie Soundtrack,  assorted artists “A Man and a Woman” (yt)

Most Heartfelt Voice, Eva Cassidy “Autumn Leaves” (yt).

Best Movie Song, Noel Harrison “Windmills of Your Mind” Thomas Crown Affair (yt).

Best Movie Instrumental , Troubleclef “Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso” (yt).

Best Detective Music That Sneaks Up On You, Seldom Party, “Trumpuppeteers”. (ms).

Best Jazz Singer/ Piano Performance,  Radka Toneff “The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress” (yt).

Best Vintage Dance Band, Johnny Crawford Orchestra “Sweepin’ the Clouds Away” / “Look What I’ve Got” (ms).

Best Big Jazz Band,  One O’Clock Lab Band ” “Side Effects” by Neil Slater (yt).

Best Big Band Song, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band “Sing Sang Sung”

Best Jazz / Classical Flute,  Andrea Ceccomori “Goviana”  (ms).

Best Pop Classical Song – Voice and Piano, Francisca Valenzuela “Vuelvo” (ms).

Best Vocal of a Russian Sex Kitten, Sophie Milman “My Heart Belongs To Daddy” (yt).

Happiest Classic Love Song Performance, Bryan Ferry, “The Way You Look Tonight” (yt).

Best New Version of Misty, Cleve Douglass and Michelle Rounds “Misty” (ms).

Best  Jazz version of a Burt Bacharach  song, Stan Getz “Walk on By” (ms).

Best Jazz Guitar, Alexis Lafargue Duran “La cuerda floja” or “Roberto” or “Africa mia” (ms).

Best Smoky Joint,  Romantic Jazz Piece, Pat Metheny “Lonely Woman” (yt).

Best Video Showing the Flying Notes of Coltrane on his Classic  “Giant Steps” from dancohen (yt).

Best Smooooooth Jazz , Dave Sereny “Luxury of Love” AND best Jazz version of a Michael Jackson song, “Give It To Me Baby”  (ms).

Best Vocal and Trumpet Duet, Kate Ceberano and Mark Isham “My One and Only Love” (ms).

Best Vocal For These Hard Times, Al Jolson  “Brother Can You Spare A Dime” (yt).

Best Rock and Roll Instrumental That’s Little Played, Bill Haley and the Coments, “Rudy’s Rock”  AND Best Dance Performance of a Rock Song, Rhythmically Challenged “Rudy’s Rock” (yt).

Best Salute to a TV Show,  Marie Digby “Ugly Betty” (yt).

Best  Song From TV ( “Ugly Betty”) That is a Monster Hit, “Brett Dennen, “Ain’t Gonna Loose You” (yt).

Best TV Show  Opening Theme Song  Classic, “Dobie Gillis” (yt).

Best Classic 70’s  Song Updated, Stephen Bishop “On And On” (ms).

Best Composer’s Version of His Classic Song Made Into A Hit By Another, AND  Best Love Anthem, Todd Rundgren “Love Is The Answer” (yt).

Best Retro Sex-OHHH! Marilyn Monroe, “My Heart Belongs To Daddy” 5 minute version (yt).

Best Sinatra Song Redone By Frank And Sammy Cahn For Ringo’s Wife Maureen and issued in VERY VERY VERY limited edition,  “The Lady Is A Champ” (yt).

Best Lounge, Best Bachelor Pad Music, and Best Incidental Music,  Juan Garcia Esquivel, “Musical Office” Video by Ernie Kovacs, or ALL songs (yt).

Best Big Band Song That Got Lost in the Shuffle , Bobby Darin’s original tune  “That Funny Feeling” OR “Falling in Love With Love” his duet with the Supremes (yt).

Best Crossover Duet, James Brown AND Luciano Pavarotti, “It’s a Man’s World” (yt).

Best Pop Video and Song, Feist  “1234”  (yt).

Best Motownish Pop Song, Camera Obscura “French Navy” (ms).

Most Intoxicating Hula Hoop Performance on the Planet,  Wendy Daugherty, “The Sedona Hula Hoop at Sunset” (ms).

Best Pop Single Monster Hit, that wasn’t … yet,  Lisa Loeb, “Fools Like Me” (yt).

Best Pop Girl Group Song and Video,  The Pipettes  “ABC” (yt).

Best TV Show Opening Theme Song /Video Contemporary “Mad Men” (yt).

Best Chorus On a Rock and Roll Song AND Sexiest Choreographed Video,  Wonder Girls  “Nobody” (yt).

Best I-Don’t-Know-Why Songwriting. It’s quirky but classic too, King Curly And The Doomsday Piano “Familyman”, “Lullaby”, “Ghost Train”, or “The Bumblebee Has No Home” (ms).

Best French Pop Classic,  France Gall “Laisse Tomber Les Filles” (yt).

Best Bubblegum Music, Annemarie “Bubblegum I See” (ms).

Best French Pop New, Monsieur Dame “Boitacious” (ms).

Best Romantic Pop, Ingrid Michaelson “The Way I Am” (ms).

Best One Like the Song Listed Before This One, Laura Gibson and the Portland Cello Project “Hands in Pocket” (yt).

Best Pop Lullaby, Heyhihello, “Goodnight Moon” (ms).

Sexiest Song Recorded on  Planet Earth,  Dusty Springfield “The Look of Love” (yt)

Best  Lounge Ballads, Jane Fraser “Don’t Mean a Thing”  / “About a Boy” (ms).

Best Lounge Vocalist, Bev Lee Harling, “I’m For You” / “Life Won’t Wait” (ms).

Best Beatnik Vibe, Lauren Field “It’s a Jungle Out There” (ms).

Best Clear Strong Voice, Josh Gray “Tonight Tonight” (ms).

Best Actual Good Corporate  Art Song ,  LeAnn Rimes “What I Cannot Change” (yt).

Best Acoustic Guitar – tie,  Everything From:  Monte Montgomery (yt)  / Tommy Emmanuel (yt).

Best Solo Electric Guitar Performance, Brian Setzer “Sleepwalk” (yt).

Best Electroacoustic Song, Julia Crowe “In a Dark Woods” (ms).

Best “Rhythm” Guitar, Andy McKee “Drifting” (yt).

Best  Two Guitar Necks at Once  Performance, Justin King “Knock on Wood” (yt).

Best Original Guitar Composition, Filippo Corbella, “Patchwork”, (ms).

Smoothest Guitar Playing, Pete Huttlinger “A Felicidade” (yt).

Best All Over The Place Fingerpicking Guitar Playing, Erick Turnbull “Bomba Checka” (ms).

Best Ten String Guitar, Dominic Frasca “Impossible Guitar” (yt).

Best Short and Sweet Guitar Lead, Hovak Alaverdyan “Arm Solo Part” (ms).

Best Guitar Range of Pieces, Kelly Valleau “Beethoven Symphony No.5, First Movement Excerpt” to “The Simpson’s Theme”  Or in the one song “Fur Ludwig”(yt).

Best Female / Male Voice / Guitar, The Sing Strings, “Let it Go” (yt).

Best Nick Drake Song, Nick Drake, “Pink Moon” (ms).

Biggest Sound Ever to Come Out of One Guitar and Voice, The Tallest Man On Earth, “King of Spain” (yt).

Most Joyous Django Reinhardt Piece, Troubleclef “Improvisation #2” (yt).

Best Harpist and Singer, Joanna Newsom “Sawdust and Diamonds” (yt).

Best Electrified Ukulele in a Surf Music Instrumental, Mad Tea Part “Big Noise from Krekel” (ms).

Best ukulele performance of a Beatle song by a non Beatle,  mbwanderer ” Goodnight” (yt)

Best ukulele performance by a Beatle, Paul McCartney  “Ram On”  (yt).

Best Early Beatle Song by another Group,  Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas “I’ll Keep You Satisfied  (yt).

Best Mersey Beat Classic You May Have Missed, Gerry & the Pacemakers “It’s Gonna Be Alright” (yt).

Best Beatle New Songs, The Fireman (Paul McCartney) “Two Magpies” / “Sing The Changes” (yt).

Best Song that Sounds Like A Beatle Classic  but isn’t, Peter Lacey “Many Moons Ago” (ms).

Best Beatle Cover Band, Spongetones (ms).

Best Song With The Base Player Playing the Same Note For All 6 Minutes. Paul Gilbert “It’s All Too Much” (yt).

Best Rolling Stone Cover AND Best Use of Violins, Sara Hickman “Mother’s Little Helper” (ms).

Best Old and New Video,  Donovan and ZouZou  “Cherchez l’Erreur” (ms).

Best New Rock and Roll Song That Has The Old Big Beat Sound, VV Brown, “L.O.V.E.” (yt).

Best Rock Classic  Cover,  “You Were On My Mind”  originally by the We Five, by Jamie Hoover (Jamie Hoo-Ever CD / ms)

Best Bob Dylan Video AND Best Romantic Video,  “When The Deal Goes Down”  With Scarlett Johansson.

Best Dylanesque Song,  Guru Monkey, “Cosmic Curtain” (ms).

Best New Found Demo, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, “Marrakesh Express – 1969 Demo (ms).

Best Classic Rock Song Sung Live,  Neil Diamond  “Cherry Cherry 2005” (yt).

Best Version of the Little Richard Classic “The Girl Can’t Help It” , a TIE:  Rusty York (yt) The Animals  (yt).

Best “B” Side Beach Boys Song  That Sounds Like the Beatles, Beach Boys, “Girl Don’t Tell Me”, (yt).

Best Beach Boys Live, The Fendertones (yt).

Best A-cappella Monkee Christmas Carol, The Monkees, “Riu Chiu” (yt).

Best Monkee Song That Needs A Better Vocal To Be The Hit It Deserves To Be, Monkees, “Forget That Girl” (net).

Best 60’s Classic Love Song You Haven’t Heard, Uniques “All These Things” (yt).

Best Coffee Bar Songs Jessica Lanza “Normal, No Failure”, or “I Was Never Meant to Love” (ms).

Best Back-To-Basics, Guitar – Voice – Songwriter, Billy the Kid Solo “If I was”, “Love Me Once, Love Me Again”, “Already Forgotten Your Name” (ms).

Best Live Cover Song, Breanne Duren “Come Down In Time” (yt).

Best In Home Performance,  George Wirth “Diner” (yt).

Best Ambient Folk Music, Jen Gloeckner “Only 1” and “Nothing Personal” (ms).

Best Song Biography, Jack Collins  “You Might Know Jack” about  the writer, Jack Saunders, (ms).

Best Voice From the Past, Connie Converse “One by One” / “Father Neptune” (ms).

Best Old Timey Made Fresh, Joe Dinkins “Red Robin”  (ms).

Best Love-Lost Folk Song (Female), Laura Marling “Ghosts” (solo OR group video) (yt).

Best Love-Lost Folk Song (Male), Iron and Wine “Belated Promise Ring” (ms).

Best Love-Found Pop Song, The Green Children, “Life Was Beautiful” (yt).

Best Vibes, Lesley Duncan, “Love Song”, (yt).

Best Gothic Love Song, Jack Westenberg, “Vampira” (ms).

Best Wake Up Song,  Nataly Dawn, “Waking Up” (yt).

Best Thank-The-People-That-Paid-For-The-Record-In-The-Lyrics Song, Jill Sobule “The Donor Song” (ms).

Best Autobiographical Folk, John Lyle “I Know Who I Am” (ms).

Best Quiet Folk/Blues, Great Republic Of Rough And Ready, “Gospel Ship” or “See See Rider Blues” (ms).

Best Folk Rock Fiddler Instrumental, Martine Lund Hoel “Jackobites Live from Tour” (ms).

Most Original 80’s Remake, Andrew Paul Woodworth “Fight For Your Right” (yt).

Best Musical Cartoon,  Warner Brothers  “Three Little Bops” (yt).

Best Nest of Singer/ Songwriters, The New York Songwriters Circle, Produced by Tina Shafer; including Mieka Pauley, Gillian Grassie, John Schmitt, Caleb Hawley, and Under the Elephant (ms).

Best Love Duet, Reggae Style, Fairgrounds “The Seconds In Between” (ms).

Best Down Home Duet, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros “Home” (yt).

Best World Anthem,  Bai Kamara Jr.  “Citizens of the World Unite”(yt).

Best Christian Rock, Crystal Lewis “Lord I Believe In You” (yt).

Best Protest Song AND Best Peace Anthem AND Best Song By a  Collective group of Musicians from a City, Boston;  Sgt. Maxwell’s Peace Chorus “End War Now”  (ms).

Best Political Video, Harry Shearer “935 Lies” (yt).

Notable Song About  The Impact of the War, Michael Vincent “Fire Fight” (ms).

Best Non Protest, Protest Song, John Mayer “Waiting On the World to Change” (ms).

Best List of 3,000 Protest songs,  (many on ms/yt).

Best Videos showing famous musicians playing with the same guitar strap I own: Elvis “Trouble”, Jimi Hendrix “Star Spangled Banner” – both (yt).

Best Guitar Lick  Fleetwood Mac “Oh Well” (yt).

Best Thrash Version of Michael Jackson, Jameson “Beat It” (ms)

Best Classic Sixties Album no one Knows,  Love “Forever Changes”. Listen to “Old Man” (yt).

Best Woodstock Song you Haven’t Heard, Richie Havens, “I Can’t Make It Any More” (Gordon Lightfoot Song), (yt).

Best and Most Emotional Singer/composer/performer From the 60’s that you haven’t Heard of, Laura Nyro “Captain For Dark Mornings” (yt).

Best Hippie Anthem, Animals “Monterey” (yt).

Best  Flower Power Music, Sweetwater, “In a Rainbow” (ms).

Best Spiritual Folk Music, The Levins,  “Dropping Keys” / “World of Peace”

Best 1,000 Voices Sound, The Gravitons  “All I Really Want” (ms).

Best Merry Melodies and Joyous Noise, Mount Righteous “When the Child Awakes” / “You! The Magic Number” (ms).

Best Rare Album, Mellow Candle “Swaddling Songs” – All songs (ms).

Best Phil Spector Song No One Knows, Sonny and Cher “Why Don’t They Let Us Fall In Love” (yt)

Best Autobiographical Album  Lyrics, Bobbie Gentry  “Ode to Billy Joe” Album (ms).

Best One Person Band,  Theresa Andersson  “Birds Fly Away” / “Na Na Na” (yt).

Best One Singer and Guitar Covers, Matt Tutor “Beginnings” / “Black Water” (yt).

Best Animated Short about One Man Bands,  Pixar “One Man Band” (yt).

Best Novelty song from Doctor Dave’s 3-D House of Novelty Songs (ms), Shirley Ellis “Clapping Song”  or “Name Game” (yt).

Best Nerd Novelty Song, Connie Francis “He’s Just a Scientist” (yt).

Best Big Beat Parody and Dance Video, Levriero, “What American English Sounds Like to Non-English Speakers,” (yt).

Best Band That’s All Machines with No Humans,  the Trons Self Playing Robot Band  (ms).

Best Fill In The Blanks Video, Kutiman, “Mother of All Funk Chords” (yt).

Best Kid’s Song, Bill Harley “Fireflies” (ms).

Best High School Video /Song,  Kids of Widney High “Pretty Girls”  (yt).

Best Lullaby, Dano “Lovely Dreams” (ms).

Best Beatbox Champ, Julia Dales “Wild Card Audition” (yt).

Best Tap Dancer for Rhythm Song, Tilly and the Wall @ the Granada Theater  (yt).

Best Travelogue, Little Majorette “London” /  “Let’s Get Drunk” (ms).

Most Quirky All Around, Micachu & The Shapes “Calculator” (yt).

Best Electronica Ambient Track,  Alterra “Media Mind Design” (ms).

Best Blues Singer / Best Contemporary Lyricist,  Amy Winehouse (yt).

Best Blues, James Reeser And The Back Seat Drivers  “Opener in C” or “Kick’n You Out” (ms).

Best Snippet of a Duet, Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson “Ooh Baby Baby” (yt).

Best Two Parter Story Song,  Roy Brown,  “Butcher Pete” Part 1 and 2, (yt).

Most Soulful New Blues Singer, Olivia Pierson, “Don’t Ever Leave Me” / “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” (ms).

Best Tribute to Ray Charles in song, Fuzzbee “Brother Ray” (ms).

Best Doo-wop A cappella, The Emeralds “My Juanita” (ms).

Best All Time Doo-wop Classic  Most People Missed, Dion, “Shu Bop” (yt).

Best Introspective Blues Song, Chicago Red “In This Life” (ms).

Best Shuffle King, Freddie King, “Blues Band Shuffle”. “Goin’ Down” (yt).

Best Soul, Gnarls Barkley, “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” (ms).

Best Love Song for a Month of the Year, Hollywood Joe, “Hello December” (ms).

Best Bluegrass  Female Voice, Amber Cross “Black Eyed Susan” (ms).

Best Roots Music Banjo, Diane Sanabria, Banjo Queen “Medley in D Minor” (ms).

Best Country, Billy Joe Shaver “Rolling Stone”, AND Best Gospel  “If You Don’t Love Jesus” (ms).

Best Classic Country Song Like They Used to Do It, Johnny Paycheck (Donny Young), AND Best Lip Synching by Dusty Sorg. “Shakin’ The Blues” (yt).

Best Texas Rock, Delbert McClinton “Giving It up For Your Love” (ms).

Best Recitation To Music, Luckenbach Texas “Luckenbach Moon” poem by Hondo (ms).

Best Two Sided Country Rock Single, “John Rhett Barrett  “My Horse Laid Down /  Give A Little More” (ms).

Best Hi-Octane Rockabilly, The Dempseys “Back to the Dog House” / Wine Spo Dee O Dee (ms).

Best 50’s Type Love Song, Charlie Thompson “Kathaleen” (yt).

Best Rocka-billie,  Wanda Jackson, “Hard Headed Woman” (yt).

Best Sun Records Classic You Missed, Carl Mann “Pretend” (ms).

Best Classic Surf Music, Dick Dale “Nitro” (ms).

Most Dynamic Drummer, Sandy Nelson and The Sin City Termites “Back Fire” or “Bizerk Beat” (ms).

Best Folk / Roots Toe Tapper , Le Vent du Nord “Rosette” (ms).

Best Tribal Folk Rock, The Acorn “Flood Part 1” (ms).

Best Folk Rock Duo and Best Muppet Video, The Weepies “Can’t Go Back Now” (ms).

Best Dream Song, Salim Nourallah “Dreaming” (ms).

Best A cappella Group, Down 4 The Count , “Whirlybird” (ms).

Best Choral Thunder Storm, Perpetuum Jazzile “Africa” (yt).

Best A cappella Version of When The Saints Go Marching In, Les Poukissotes “Owenzesains pour de rire”  (ms).

Best Swing, Stolen Sweets “Easy on the Eyes” (ms).

Happiest Song of the Last Decade, Seth Bernard and Daisy May “We Are” (yt),  AND Best Overall Undiscovered, Deserves Major Fame, Talent,  Daisy May (ms).

Best Trippy Band (Folk Rock) , Dark Captain Light Captain  “Jealous Enemies” (ms).

Best Party Poet Set to Music, Will Dockery  and The Shadowville Allstars, “The Ride (Combat Zone” (yt).

Best 60’s Spirit in a New Group, The Unconventionals “Strawberry Sunshine (ms).

Most Carefree Indie Pop Song, The Yolks “Why” (ms).

Best Electro Love Song, Vink “All Your Smiles” (ms).

Best Pre Rock Classic, Big Joe Turner “Shake, Rattle and Roll” (ms).

Best Rock Organist, Voodoo Organist “The Revenge of the Black Widow” (ms).

Best Live Rock Band Performance on Video, Rory Gallagher “Cradle Rock 4/7” (Live Madrid 1975) (yt).

Best Video Effects, Erykah Badu “Honey” (yt).

Best Smooth Funk, Gruve Nitro “Seasons”  (ms).

Best Instrumental like Frank Zappa Would Do, Harrison Fjord “Pimp Shirt” (ms).

Best Surrealist Jazz Comedy Orchestra, The Incomprehensible Danny Midnight Orchestra, “The Pedestrian” (or anything he does) (ms).

Best Moog-ish Music, Neon Indian, “Deadbeat Summer” (ms).

Best Confessional, Mary Magdalan “Debbie” (ms).

Strange Alternative Pop, Fishboy “Minus Two” (ms).

Most Out There Experimental Guitar, L D Hamrock “Organic Liquid” (ms).

Best Rock Polka, Brave Combo “Down At The Friendly Tavern” (ms).

Best Gothic Video/Song, Kerli “Walking On air” (yt).

Best Gothic Guitar (and Voice), Michael Cardenas “Witches Chorus” by Verdi, or original song “Privet” (ms).

Best Romantic Gothic Recitation, Poetica “Finding My Wings” (ms).

Best Dark Songstress, Lykke Li “Little Bit” (2 person back up band is best) (yt).

Best Siren Song, Ladis Lao Robles “Moon” / “Secret Guiding Light” (ms).

Best Acted Song, Amy Walker “Judy’s Over the Rainbow” (yt).

Most Festive Video, Macaco “Moving” (yt).

Best Little Known Jobim Classic Song, Performance, Duet, video (if you’re not Brazilian) Elis Regina and Tom Jobim, “Aquas de Marco” (yt).

Best Bossa Nova Classic Classic, Astrud Gilberto “Fly Me To The Moon” (yt).

Best Bossa Nova by a male, Giuseppe Cuce “La Ballata di un Flore” (ms).

Best Bossa Nova by a female, Roberta Campos “Felicidade” (ms).

Best  Comic Duo,  Garfunkel and Oates, all videos, (yt).

Best Love for All, anthem: Fred Francis, “The World Was Made for Love” (net)

Best Guitar Version of the Country Classic , Martin Tallstrom “Foggy Moutain Breakdown, (yt). B side,  “Lost in the Rain”  (ms).

Best Jazz, Classical, Folk ,Mix  Becca Stevens  “The Riddle”, “Weightless” (ms/ net).

Best Big Star that Wisely Dumped Bands ,  Eddie Vedder (and his Ukulele) “Without You”  (net).

Classic Songwriter’s Best Song Performance, Jimmy Webb, “Just This One Time”.

Best Psychedelic Classic, You’ve Never Heard (Unless you come from my home town), Five Americans “7:30 Guided Tour” (yt).

Best Song with drumsticks on ashtrays The Dixie Cups “Iko Iko” (yt).

Best PIzzicato , When Saints Go Machine “Add Ends” (yt).

Most Bittersweet Duet, Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse, “Body and Soul” (yt).

Best Uptempo Update, A-Teens, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” (yt).

Best Remake of The Composer’s Own Hit, Joni Mitchell, “Both Sides Now” 2000 Live Performance (yt).

Best 50’s Style Comedy Song, Lenny And The Squigtones, (from the ‘Laverne and Shirley’ TV series) “Star Crossed” (yt).

Best 27 Sax Choruses, Paul Gonzalves in Duke Ellington’s song, “Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue”, during the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival.

Best Cinematic Music Moment, Montage in the final scene at the end of “Cinema Paradiso, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, with music by Ennio Morricone (yt).

Best Mix of Folk and Gospel music, The Caravans, featuring Albertina Walker, “If I Had a Hammer” (yt).

Most Classic Remake of a Classic, Sara Niemietz, “At Last” (yt).

Best US TV Theme Song From a Russian Combo, Messer Chups, “The Munster’s Theme” (yt).

Best Bike Song To Change the World, Candi Duke “Open Your Heart and Free Your Mind” (yt).

Best, Everyone’s Welcome, Song, Arlie Duff, “Y’all Come (yt).

Best Originator of Art Revolutions,  Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar, (yt).

Best Punk Smoothy, Joey Ramone, “What A Wonderful World” (yt).

Best Go-Go Dancer on the Beach, Candy Johnson. Ex. “Beach Party” (yt)

Best Doo Wop Classic of a Classic, Skyliners, “Pennies from Heaven” (yt).

Best Spoken Word on Words, Charles Bukowski, ” “So You Want To Be A Writer” (yt).

Fastest Guitar Version of “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” on Guitar, Martin Tallstrom (yt).

Best Classic American Songbook, Duet: “The Lady is a Tramp” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (yt).

Best Cavern Sound from Liverpool. ” The Cavern Stomp”, / “Let True Love Begin” The Big Three.

Golden Classic from Country Royalty: “Wildwood Flowers”, The Carter Family (yt).

Best History of Music by Acappela Group, “Evolution of Music”, Pentattonix (yt).

Best Ukulele of the Wizard of Oz Classic, “Over the Rainbow” (Live at the Knitting Factory) , Shimabukuro (yt).

Best Undiscovered Single worth of Love and Peace, “Let Love Shine”/ “The Man on the Hill”, Jack Sera-Lima

Best 3 person, French Dance Video, “Dance With Me” – Nouvelle Vague (yt).

Most Heartfelt Remake, “Hurt”, Johnny Cash. (yt).

Best Lyric Fix: MacArthur Park: “MacArthur Park”, Tom Hendricks.

Best Engine Noise on a Record , “Telstar”, The Tornados (yt).

Best vocal and ukulelee of “SomeWhere Over The Rainbow” Iz, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (yt).

Best Two Cello Duet of an AC/DC song, “Thunderstruck” , 2Cellos – Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser (yt).

Sexiest Dance Scene from the 50’s Cinema, “Picnic” (Kim Novak + William Holden) Music score, George Duning.

Most Playful Dancing in Cinema, dance scene in “Way Out West” by Laurel And Hardy. Song “At the Ball, That’s All” The Avalon Boys.

Best Tie : “Fly Me To The Moon” a. Brazilian bossa nova by Astrud Gilberto b. English pop by Alma Cogan (yt).

Best Song about 60’s bands, written by a band, “Monterey”, Eric Burdon & The Animals (yt).

Best Soul Duo Performance, “Shotgun”, Buddy and Stacey (yt).

Best Romantic Cornet, “Alone Together”, Buddy Hackett (Jackie Gleason Orchestra)

The Three Songs every 60’s Combo Had to Learn, “Gloria” , Them or Shadows of the Night; “House of The Rising Sun, The Animals, “Louie Louie”, The Kingsmen.

Best Minimalism in Soul (singer and stand up bass player – with sometimes a drummer), “He Will Break Your Heart”/ “Donna Lee”/ or “The Man in the Street” (yt). Pair Extraordinaire

Best Collection of Music: “The Great American Songbook”

Best Title Song of a Classic Album, “Astral Weeks” from “Astral Weeks” by Van Morrison (yt).

Best Love; “Alone Again Or” (or any song on Forever Changes) from Love (yt).

Best Classical Improv, “The Koln Concert, Keith Jarrett (yt).

Best Unreleased Swan Song, “Written in My Heart”, Davy Jones (yt).

Best Jazz Snippet – 2 Minutes of Parker (and Rich),  “Celebrity”, Charlie Parker and His Trio (yt).

Best Heavy Metal/Pop combo, “Gimme Chocolate!”  Babymetal (yt).

Best Worker Blues Song, “Sixteen Tons”, Merle Travis

Stunning Indeed, “Stun Me”, Liam Bailey (npr).

Best studio bass, “Carol Kaye  (plus all the Wrecking Crew) (yt).

Best one and a half minute, sing along, Bus Song, “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” Lesley Gore (yt).

Best Teen Drummer, Live in Tokyo YT Video , “Lover Come Back To Me” Senri Kawaguchi

Great Elvis Performance Late in his Career, “Unchained Melody” Elvis Presley (yt)

Best Telephone Operator’s Party Song Film Production Number, from the 30’s, Hollywood Party, from the film. (yt).

Most soulful Jazz Voice and guitar performance , “Angel Eyes”, Ella Fitzgerald. (yt).

Best Pythian Temple Recording Studio Session (1958), “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”/ “True Love Ways”, Buddy Holly (yt).

Best Todd Rundgren Inspirational Song Recorded by Someone Else. “Love is The Answer”, England Dan and John Ford Coley (yt).

Best Female Percussionist on the Hits (bongos, congas, etc.), Bobbye Jean Hall Porter, From Motown on. Active 71-90. (wiki)

Sneakiest Theme Music, “Pink Panther Theme”, Henry Mancini. (yt).

Best LIttle Bit of Schubert. Waltz in B Major, D. 145 No. 2 Various artists such as Natalie. (yt).

Best Christmas Talk Show Tradition. Darlene Love sings,Christmas (Baby Please Come) on the Letterman Show.

Best Wedding Song: Peter, Paul, and Mary. “The Wedding Song.” (yt).

Best Breakup Song: a tie between, Neon Rainbow’s “Morning Girl,” and Don McLean’s “Castles in the Air.” (yt.)

Best Rickrolling, Rick Astley, “Never Gonna Give You Up.” (yt.)

Best Philosophy Questions in a Song Lyric , Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, “What I Am.” (yt.)

Best Song About Graceland, Paul Simon, “Graceland.” (yt.)

Best Musician with Both the best Drum Break and Best Bass Line in a two sided Single, Wilson Pickett. “Land of 1000 Dances / Funky Broadway (bass by Tommy Cogbill). (yt.)

Most Grooviest Song, Simon and Farfunkel, “Feeling Groovy (The 59th Street Bridge Song.” (yt.)

Best Woman Dates the Guy For His Car Song, Ronnie Milsap, “She Loves My Car.”

Best Get This Party Started Intro, Spencer Davis Group, “Gimme Some Lovin’ (yt.)

Best Modulation in an Amazing Ballad (From Quiet to Full Voice), Whitney Houston, ” I Will Always Love You,” (yt.)



What’s Postmod Music – its 3 things, a revolution against what rock/rap/country/pop have become, its back to early rock and roll’s simple honesty, directness, and passion, and it’s a music that includes all types of music from every place in the world. (It’s part of the overall art and media revolution).

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43 Responses to “THE BIG LIST -100 Plus Favorite Music from The Internet and the World”

  1. Alice R. Says:

    Great List! Totally loved Feist’s video for 1234 and Theresa Andersson’s amazing one person band videos. Will check out Roberta Campos.

  2. Barry H Says:

    Wow this is fantastic list, lot’s of cool stuff to check out. I am with Alice on Theresa Andersson. I went and saw her play in NYC after seeing the Na Na Na video and it’s the most incredible live show I have ever witnessed!

    Check out the “Birds Fly Away” video – AMAZING!

  3. Diane Sanabria Says:

    Warm Greetings from Western Massachusetts!
    Thanks for the Best Roots Banjo honor-You made my day, week, month, year…
    Love and Music,
    Diane Sanabria, BanjoQueen

  4. singinfooljosh Says:

    Hey this is Josh Gray! Thanks for the vocal performance honors! It means a lot. You rock!

  5. Will Dockery Says:

    Just came acros this, Tom… thanks for putting me on the list!

  6. Amber Cross Says:

    Well geeze that’s special! Thanks for the props!!
    Just launched a new website

  7. Johnny Crawford Says:

    I love the list and – I love being on it.
    Stay as sweet as you are,
    and thank you so much for including me.

  8. James Reeser Says:

    WOW… Thank you for choosing us as the “Best Blues” on myspace!!!!

    James Reeser

    • musea Says:

      You are welcome. I was impressed by the two songs listed. They had so much energy and excitement.
      Keep up the great music.

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  10. George Wirth Says:

    I’m kinda late to this but it’s an honor to be included. Had a great time going through the list. Thanks Tom.

    George Wirth

  11. musea Says:

    Tom here. I got this e-mail from one of Sandy Nelson’s bandmates about being added to the list. Yes that’s THE Sandy Nelson , the great 50’s drummer. And I wanted to share it:

    Mr. Hendricks..
    Remi here…(Termite in charge of the myspace page)
    I will pass on the honors to Sandy tonight.
    I call him every other day or so and pass on messages from the myspace page.
    He’s not much of a computer person.
    I’m SURE he’ll get a huge kick out of making the list.
    short background on the songs that made it….
    “Bizerk Beat” was composed and recorded by Sandy in Sandy’s Garage in L.A. in the mid-60’s.
    “Backfire” was written and recorded with Me, Eddie Angel and Billy Favata for this last album mostly in Sandy’s living room a little while back.
    I’m looking forward to getting back there and recording some more with Sandy. He’s a very creative and dynamic drummer for sure. I’m also hoping to get him to do some gigs for the album this year some time. Stay tuned.
    Thanks again for the inclusion on the list!
    If Sandy has anything to add I’ll post back.
    Thanks again!

  12. The Emeralds Says:

    Wow, thank you so much for the honor ,we are a little late getting back to you because we just found out on July24/09, but again thank you.
    Pete Bass of The Emeralds

  13. sam lionelli Says:

    they have the best hamony in doo wop. plus the best lead singers, joey porpora-jm diplacido- and pete siciliano. and dont forget scott finlayson and ray martin. they make doo wop sound good again. lots of luck, sammy

  14. Bryan - ClickCrosby Says:

    Wow, you like a lot of songs/singers. Great list by the way!

  15. Matt Thompson Says:

    Thanks for the list of great independent artists.
    I am an independent producer,bassist, songwriter. I play/sing everything on my songs but the drums. Check it out if you get a second. Thanks

    • musea Says:

      I’ll be glad to hear your music. That is what the list is all about. And you might enjoy my Post-Bands back to music style too. I’m known for my songwriting.

  16. GYKenny Says:

    I’m gonna bookmark this one for sure.
    Till now I was using

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  18. musea Says:

    New entry 6/15/10: .Best Down Home Duet, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros “Home” (yt).

  19. joshua Says:

    hey man i love this website! fantastic idea!
    but hey you should check out my group bread for ducks were a three peice pop outfit that uses pretty much any and every instrument we can get our hands on but our focus is guitar bass and 80s style-keytar/banjo

    our music is available for free download to anyone here:
    were 100% diy and pround to see someone else whos toutin the same flag!

  20. Lourie Lorkowski Says:

    hi there, is there any chance you possibly can allow me to republish your article in somewhere else? without doubt a useful piece of writing 🙂

    • musea Says:

      First Lourie, sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I just saw this today 1/28/11.
      Sure I think we can work something out – where did you want to reprint it?

  21. alexis lafargue duran Says:

    I want to thank you for the honor that is for me.
    I’ll try to do my best thanks 1000

  22. musea Says:

    But what is your comment? I’ll wait to see.

  23. musea Says:

    Reblogged this on Musea Zine and commented:

    Readers outside the US. You may have missed this blog. It’s the BIG LIST – first best music list from all the music on the net. See what you think. Tom

  24. Zennon Says:

    Nice list! I thought I knew a lot about music until I saw this! Kudos!

  25. musea Says:

    Best list of music on the Internet? It is until someone does a 2nd one! Being first counts.

  26. Fran Whewell Says:

    This list is totally wonderful! I’m still reading, and enjoying. This list is like a Christmas gift.

  27. musea Says:

    Dear Musea Reader,

    We have 9 more entries in the Big List

    Best Hank Williams Concert (not by Hank Williams): “Hank Williams The Show He Never Gave, ” a 1980 biographical film staring Sneezy Waters. (yt.)

    Best Two PIano Showoff: Hazel Scott, from the 1943 film “The Heat’s On.” plays “Black & White are Beautiful.” (yt.)

    Best Western Rope Dance: Eleanor Powell, from the 1942 film “I Dood it.” (yt.)

    Best Dance Lessons On Video: James Brown. (yt.)

    Best TV Series Ending Song: The Larry Sanders Show, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” sung by Shawn Colvin (1998) .

    Best Bohemian Rhapsody on Classical Guitar: Steve Bean. (yt)

    Best Silly Love Song: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Linda McCartney, Eric Stewart., “So Bad.” (yt.)

    Best Prince Guitar and Voice Set: Prince, “Prince MTV Unplugged 2004”. (yt.)

    Most Heartfelt “Two Broke Girls” Song: “And the Sax Problem,” (2016). Caroline (Beth Behrs) sings, “God Bless The Child” with Earl (Garret Morris) on saxophone (?) on the NYC subway. (yt.)


    Hank Williams

    Hazel Scott Scott
    Eleanor Powell

    James Brown

    Shawn Colvin
    (not available).
    Steve Bean

    Paul McCartney


    Beth Behrs

    “BIG MUSIC LIST (200 Song – First Worldwide Best Music List)
    Here are 200 great tunes you probably have not heard – notice they are in all genres, from all over the world, are great songs, and stand out – not fit in – like the generic pop stars. They deserve as much attention as any pop song. Then too if you don’t like say 50 or so of these, there are still 150 great ones left for even the pickiest listener.

  28. musea Says:

    Not enough jazz songs. So I start these additions with some greats.

    Best Billie Holiday Recordings: Just about anything from the years of 1937-1938. (yt.)

    Best Dizzy Gillsespie: “And Then She Stopped,” any version. (yt.)

    Best Song by a President: Lester Young, “Mean to me.” (yt.)

    Best Smooth: Sade, “Nothing Can Come Between Us.” (yt.)

    Best Nat King Cole Trio cover: Diana Krall vocals, Russell Malone on guitar. “You’re Looking at Me.” (yt.)

    Most Sincere Love Song With Harp: Bjork vocals, Corki Hale harp, “Like Someone in Love.” (yt.)

    Any Gershwin. Take your pick of thousands of performances by thousands of musicians. (yt.)

    Favorite Schumann Short: Many versions. For example: Elly Ameling singing, Jorg Demus on piano. Liederkreis, op. 39, #8 “In der Fremde”

    Favorite Vivaldi Short: Four Seasons, Summer, Presto – Storm. Versions include, David Garrett, violin version, Emre Sabuncuoglu , guitar version, OR any full orchestra version.

  29. musea Says:

    Big List Inductees of Feb 2017

    “BIG MUSIC LIST (200 Song – First Worldwide Best Music List

    Here are 200+ great tunes you probably have not heard – notice they are in all genres, from all over the world, are great songs, and stand out – not fit in.
    They deserve as much attention as any pop song. Then too if you don’t like say 50 or so of these, there are still 150 great ones left for even the pickiest listener.

    Just added these inductees.

    Best Theatrical Album Not on Stage, Richard Harris vocals, Jimmy Webb compositions, “A Tramp Shinning” album. (yt.)

    Best Recent Protest Song (since the ban of all protest songs on mainstream radio), Neil Young, “Families.” (yt.)

    Two Great Versions of One Fun Song, Dobie Gray, Ramsey Lewis, “In Crowd.” (yt.)

    Best High Silliness, Paul McCartney, “Monkberry Moon Delight.” (yt.)

    Best Party Music, B 52’s

    Best 45 Single Recorded Out of Tune, Willie Griffin and Company. “I Love You.” (yt).

    Best Rant on Pachelbel, Rob Paravonian. (yt.)

    Best Favorite Dylan Song – place your pick here, voice, guitar, and harmonica only, Bob Dylan. (yt.)

    Best introduction to Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” by the Roches. (yt.)

    Best Guitarist that is Making Waves, Sungha Jung. (yt.)

    Best Cello Solo Piece, (Your favorite performance of) Suite for Unaccompanied Cello #1 in G Major, J.S. Bach (yt.)

    Best Requiem, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Finished by Franz Xaver Süssmayr . (Your favorite performance of.) Requiem K #626 in D minor. (yt.)

    Best Teachers Dance Battle, Jazz Roots 2015 – Teacher’s Battle video (yt).

  30. musea Says:

    The BIG LIST.
    Update 6/17

    Here are the latest add-ons

    Best Group Dylan, Assorted Artists, 30th Anniversary Concert, “My Back Pages.” (yt.)

    Best Where Did THAT Come From Ringo, Ringo Starr, “Night and Day.” (yt.)

    Best Single Bobby Vee Turned Down. Carol King, “Might As Well Rain Until September”. (yt.)

    Best Song That Might Not Give The Answer That You Want It To. Fleetwood Mac, “Oh Well.” (yt.)

    Proof Why Early Rock n Roll Was So Much Fun. Lillian Briggs, “I Want You To Be My Baby.” (yt.)

    Joni Mitchell’s Favorite Tune from the 90s, New Radicals, “You Get What You Give.” (yt.)

    Best Doowop That Wasn’t Released In ’58. The Avalons, “What’s Wrong?” (yt.)

    Best Choreographed Music, K-Pop, all the South Korean Boy and Girl bands. (yt.)

    Best “No”( to Using Their Music for Ads). John Densmore for the Doors. (yt.)

  31. musea Says:

    Big List Add-ons 9/23/17

    Best Rock’n’roll Spoof, Jerry Lewis, “Rock’ My Baby, Rockl” from the film, “Rock-A-Bye Baby” (Youtube /yt.)

    Best Atmospheric 60’s Music. David Crosby and Friends, “If I Could Remember My Name” LP including “Music Is Love” or ” Song With No Words”(yt.)

    Best Dancing to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars. “Classic Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk”, video (yt.)

    Best Music Challenge 2017, Leonid and Friends, “25 or 6 to 4” (youtube and Musea blog challenge.)

    Best Quartet Comedy, Salut Salon, “Competitive Foursome.” (yt.)

    Best Last Rockabilly Concert, Ricky Nelson, “Ricky Nelson’s Last Concert”.(yt.)

    Best Korean TV Drama Ballad, Eru, “Sad Love” from the 2017 TV show, “You are Too Much.” (yt,)

    Best Group Boogie Dance, Feb 7th, 2016, Rock That Swing, Festival Boogie Dance. (yt.)

    Best Rhythm Trio, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, and Sammy Davis Jr. “Drum Battle”. (yt.)

    Best Mozart Sheet Music on Video, Smalin’s Video of Mozart’s Requeim in D minor, first movement, K626 (yt.)

  32. musea Says:

    Big List Updates 11/17

    Best World Dance Video, Jiggy, “Silent Place” (yt.)

    Best A Cappella Old Time Gospel Spiritual Performance, Bessie Griffin with Southern Revivalists of New Orleans, “Get Right With God.” (yt.)

    Best Guitar Techniques Sampler Video, “The Beatles, 35 Greatest Guitar Techniques. by The-Art-Of-Guitar, (yt.)

    Best Husband and Wife Video, “Paul and Linda McCartney Singing”. Video from the James Paul McCartney TV Special of Paul, Linda, and Guitar. (1973) (yt.)

    Best ‘Hey Ya’ Cover (Outkast), “Hey Ya”, by Walk Off the Earth (yt.)

    Best Garage Band, The Young Rascals, any of their major hits, (yt.)

    Best Holiday for Instruments. Tie, “Holiday for Flutes”, and “Holiday for Strings” both by David Rose and His Orchestra, (yt.)

    The Sounds SOOOOOO French Singer, Zaz, “Les Passants”, (yt.)

    Best One Take Video, Postmodern Jukebox, Cover of Journey’s Classic, “Don’t Stop Believin’ (yt.)

  33. musea Says:

    Big List Updates 12/18

    Best Out of Tune, Great Song, Willie Griffin, “I Love You”. (yt.)

    Best, What a single guitar and voice can do – love song, Anthony Baugh, “Angel”.

    Best, What a piano and voice can do – love song, Alayna Mosteller, “Love is Forever”.

    Best Singer/Guitar accompaniment duo, Sara Niemietz and Snuffy Walden (yt.)

    Best Mann-Weil song you haven’t heard, “Shape of Things to Come” from the movie, Wild in the Streets. (yt.)

    Best vocal gymnastics in a rock and roll song, Jackie Wilson, “Reet Petite”. (yt.)

    Best Big Band cover of an Everly Brothers classic, Ray Charles, “Bye Bye Love” (yt.)

    Best rural novelty song, Bobby Darin, “Everything’s OK” (yt.)

    Best Environment Song from the 60’s. Spirit, “Nature’s Way.” (yt.)

    Best Fantasy Single from the Uniques, “All These Things/ I’ll Do Anything.”

    Best Music Idea: Start a series of records and videos featuring the most talented Kid Musicians online on FB or YT.

    Best Drum intro, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin to “Moby Dick” (yt.)

    Best pre Z Z Top single with two great sides, American Blues, “Your Love Is True” / “Say So” (yt.)

    Best Merseybeat Staple, Richie Barrett, “Some Other Guy” (yt.)

  34. musea Says:

    “The BIG MUSIC LIST (200+ Song – First Worldwide Best Music, List)
    Big List Updates 6/19

    Here are 200+ great tunes you have probably not heard, in all genres, from all over the world – all great songs, that stand out – not fit in. This Big List is the continual work of many years. See what you think, and find what you like.

    For full list

    Best unknown 60’s rock classic, Spencer Davis Group, “Gimme Some Lovin’ “(yt.)

    Best Jazz Duo Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, “I Got Rhythm, etc. (yt.)

    12 By 12, the first Co-op record company. Musea, Dallas, Texas.

    Most inspiring female rock voice. Melanie (& The Edwin Hawkins Singers), “Candles in the Rain.” (yt.)

    Best Jazz Chemistry, Any recording of Houston Person, Sax, and Ron Carter, Bass, like “Blue Seven.” (yt.)

    Best “Love” Chorus. The Association, “Everything That Touches You”, (yt.)

    Best Coltrane Cut from the Sound of Music. John Coltrane, “My Favorite Things” (yt.)

    Best Monkees Single of Lesser Known Songs, Monkees, Hold On Girl/ Forget that Girl. (yt.)

    Best Aretha Franklin Singing a Swinging Standard, Aretha Franklin, “Moon River”. (yt.)

    Best Folk Cover of a Motown Classic, Mary McCaslin, “My World Is Empty Without You.” (yt.)

  35. musea Says:


    “The BIG MUSIC LIST (200+ Song – First Worldwide Best Music, List)

    Here are 200+ great tunes you have probably not heard, in all genres, from all over the world – all great songs, that stand out – not fit in. This Big List is the continual work of many years. See what you think, and find what you like.

    For full list


    Best Mama Song, Etta James, “Tell Mama.”

    Best Long Held Note Sung In a Ballad, The Dells, ” Stay in My Corner.”

    Best Version of Classic TV Theme Song, B 52’s, “Meet the Flintstones”

    Best Invite Song, Arlie Duff, “Y’all Come!”

    Best Idea for an Anthology, “Kid Musicians on Youtube” Many many assorted artists.

    Best Tennis Match in the Background of a Classic Song, Marvin Gaye, “Mercy, Mercy Me!”

    Best Mood Music for Lovers. Jackie Gleason Orchestra, featuring Bobby Hackett on trumpet. Many albums to choose from.

    Best source for reviews for musicians on FaceBook – “Reinventing the Wheel” (you get reviewed if you review 3 others per your one post.)

    Best Uptempo Remake of a 40s Classic Blues Song, Huey Lewis & The News, “Going Down Slow”.

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