Hey, finally, a lijst that may actually get me noticed because muziek is meer common trending than video games. Anyway, I rarely talk about my favoriete musicians much. A few people hear me gush over a few bands here and there, but rarely do I ever get the chance to talk about them in detail like I would like to. So, for today, and plus the top, boven 100 made me take a break from talking about video games for a bit, I want to share with u all the musicians, of bands, of whatever there is, that I like, just so u all can understand my tastes, my likes, and judge me because I didn’t put a band u like on here. And for me, liking a band is real weird. Usually, I mostly like one off songs door musicians and then just ignore the rest of their track list. It’s reasons like that why I didn’t put classic artists like say Billy Joel of Elvis Costello on this list. I only like one, maybe two songs door them, and nothing more. And another thing, I like what sounds good, to me, personally. One minute, you’ll get a soft, nice relaxing tune, and the next, just massive electronic muziek that is destroying your ear drums. I have differentiating tastes when it comes to music, so don’t expect me to like one specific genre. And now that I got all of that out of the way, let us get through this list.
Well this took no time before we got to the most hipster entry on the list. I guarantee of the three people who will read this article, not a single one of u have heard of at the least are familiar with this band. And honestly, I cannot blame you.
#20: Gentle Giant (Favorite Song: Advent of Panurge)
It is going to become very clear as this lijst goes on that I am a fan of progressive rock. I always loved the experimental, softer tone of these bands and the very charming lyrics. They’re just so much fun to get lost in. And Gentle Giant is no exception. Being a band I only faintly heard of during my zoek for other underrated prog rock bands, Gentle Giant was one that interested me just for their style alone. They zei that they don’t care if they are obscure, they want to make the muziek they want to make. A noble cause, but boy did they pay for it in record sales. But I still love their muziek regardless, just for the tone of all their songs. A lot of it is real soft, before it comes to a massive crescendo of rock and that keyboard that really makes it work. Gentle Giant really gives off this sort of medieval of fantasy tone to their music. It feels like a sort of magical world. I love listening to the album, The Power and The Glory. I can’t begin to tell u how many times I have listened to this song and got so lost in the relaxation, that I ended up dozing off in my thoughts. And yes, it was relaxing, not boring. Don’t tell me otherwise. A lot of their muziek is just a great listen, from Proclamation to Aspirations to Playing the Game. Pretty much the entire The Power and The Glory album is a ton of fun to listen to and get lost in. Just trust me, Gentle Giant is a great band if u are a fan of other prog rock bands like Yes of roze Floyd. If u want something new in the genre, give them a try.
So Gentle Giant is a good, relaxing band to listen to. But perhaps now we can talk about something a little… harder in their tone of music. And a whole lot weirder. A band that, if u played something like Tony Hawk Pro Skater of gitaar Hero, u may be familiar with.
#19: Primus (Favorite Song: Jerry Was a Race Car Driver)
It should be made very clear that Primus is a very strange band, but one that I can’t stop listening to. Their style is weird, their lyrics are nonsensical, and their muziek is just so much damn fun to listen to, be it playing on a plastic guitar, kissing the concrete after failing a trick, of just listening to it on some headphones. A lot of their stranger songs are the ones that are meer popular, of course. My Name is Mud is barely a song, but a real joy to listen to. The lyrics are clever and fun in a very odd way, and that slap bass. u wanna get my interest right away, play a damn good slap bass. That’s all I need to be interested in the band. And then there’s Wynona's Big Brown bever, beaver (IT’S A VAGINA, BUT NOT REALLY). u all may know Primus best for making the South Park theme song, actually. But my favoriete song is Jerry Was a Race Car Driver. Not the most subtle song titel in the world, but neither is Primus. It’s fast, it’s aggressive, and goddamn, is it a classic song from the band. A great choice for anyone looking for something meer experimental in their rock music
So that was pretty hard, but can we get something harder?! And I mean hard! Harder than my kidney stones!
#18: Marilyn Manson (Favorite Song: Sweet Dreams)
Well this is certainly a sudden shift in things. First u got the calm, relaxing, fantastical sounds of Gentle Giant, and then u get hit in the face with Primus’ insanity and Manson’s “fuck the censors” messed up imagery. And man do I love it. A lot of the time, I listen to muziek for enjoyment, and certainly, I listen to Marilyn Manson for fun as well, but I mostly find the most enjoyment of listening to him and a later band on the lijst when I am writing about horror and trying to get into that mindset of horror writing and critiquing. Just something about his style really works. His lyrics and video imagery are dark, and hold nothing back, pretty much making him a huge target for controversy, which is a huge understatement. But damn if the muziek he makes isn’t some of the smoothest in the industrial rock industry, with his insane vocal range in all his songs mixed with the instrumentals in all his songs. Stuff like Beautiful People is a disturbing pleasure to the ears. And The Dope Show, which is not as hard, but still just as dark and an enjoyable listen. But then we get to his cover tracks, which are just as good, if not better than the originals. Stuff like Sweet Dreams and Tainted Love, all classic pop songs that and all songs I prefer being covered door him. I am sure that this will be the oddest choice on the list, especially when compared to who we will see later on the list, but his muziek is still a genre I listen to regularly. Also the cover of This is Halloween is something I played on repeat a lot when I was a kid, so I had listened to him for a while now.
So while the tone of all these bands and musicians varied drastically, they were all part of the rock genre, in some subgenre of another. All of them were still in that same category. But now it’s time to change that and go to a completely different group all together. One played in Guilty Crown AMV’s everywhere.
#17: Pendulum (Favorite Song: Tarantula)
Okay, first off, this is not dubstep. I may listen to Limp Bizkit unironically (They won’t be on this list, so don’t expect them), but I have some standards. That being said, Pendulum is the right kind of beat and flow that I want to hear in meer muziek of this genre. Back in my early years of high school, I remember blasting their muziek all the time when I had the chance, putting the headphones on and letting the muziek just vibrate my entire head and destroy my ears, slowly making me deaf over time. And here we are, almost five years later since I started listening to them and I am still doing that, cause I learn nothing. A lot of their songs have that right kind of beat to it that make it not sound repetitive, and makes it sound like a song that never repeats and has a sort usual flow that songs with lyrics have, despite most of their songs lacking them. It’s just a consistent beat through and through all their songs. Some of their better song beats would be muziek like Slam, Immunize, Propane Nightmares, and Granite. But when they do incorporate lyrics, it usually works, like Hold Your Colour and Witchcraft, making the muziek have meer lyrical basis to it than say Skrillex (You can like him if u want. I just thought it was too much). And my favoriete use of lyrics was the song Tarantula, which mixes the amazing drum and bas, bass beat with lyrics perfectly. If u want something to really bang your head to, of if u just want to add muziek to your amazing gaming video, maybe give Pendulum a listen.
Okay, so after Marilyn Manson and Pendulum destroyed my ears in the best way possible, I need something a little on the softer, classic rock side. And what a better one to try out than a band that is pretty populair in the punk scene… I swear it’s not the loud ones. At least not yet.
#16: Talking Heads (Favorite Song: Burning Down the House)
Talking Head is another one of those strange bands, but not because of their writing and their choice of song titles like Primus. They are strange for how they combine different genres together. But hey, this is me we’re talking about, and strange is usually better to me. They mix up several different genres, like punk rock, funk, and other genres of muziek from around the world, creating a unique style that really makes Talking Heads stand out from any other band at the time. Some of their muziek differentiates completely from each other, and it’s hard to think that their connected in anyway. I remember listening to the song Psycho Killer and once it changed to Once in a Lifetime, I was shocked to see it was door the same band, but boy, was I not complaining. But of course, the classic song, whatever genre u can call it, being Burning Down the House, is one I listen to on a regular basis. There really is no other band out there like Talking Heads with a strange style that is so unique, and one that I think everyone should experience at least a few times.
So remember back when I talked about Marilyn Manson when I zei there was another band I like to listen to when I want to get into the horror mindset? Well, here they are. Just a few entries later.
#15: Tool (Favorite Song: Sober)
Tool is a band that I honestly can’t get enough of, and it only took them almost a decade to release a new album, but hey, at least we’re getting it now so I can sleep well at night. Tool is not a band I can just listen to. Unlike Marilyn Manson, where I can just sit down and relax and start to do something as it plays, Tool is a band I gotta take my time to listen to and take in the lyrics and the dark themes of their songs, from religion and drug use in their song Sober to actual child abuse that I am not really comfortable with in their song Prison Sex. And then there’s the song that u most likely know them for, Forty Six and Two, and that’s a song that a lot of people should be recommended if they want to start listening to meer songs door this band. But Tool is also a band I like to watch. Their muziek videos are dark, brooding, and really work well with their music. From creepy visuals in live action to the haunting and unsettling nature of their stop motion animated muziek videos (Those ones are some of my favorite). Tool is a band that u may not be super into for their choice of topics to sing about, but if u are like me and love that harder style and writing, then I suggest u give them a listen.
u know what’s always a fun time? Telling those above u to shove it and to go to hell. So now let’s talk about the punk genre, the seconde favoriete sub-genre in my opinion. Because I am an angry young man.
#14: The Ramones (Favorite Song: I Wanna Be Sedated)
When u think of true punk, and not that Green dag shit like a casual, u probably think of The Ramones for their short but fun to listen to songs, as well as having one of the best punk anthem songs out their with their classic song BLitzkrieg Bop, played in the most anti-establishment film to ever be made. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Fuck your parents. But seriously, The Ramones has the kind of style I like in this genre of punk. Aside from having very simple and short songs, they are really fun to sing along to. I remember me and my vrienden all singing along to I Wanna Be Sedated and other muziek door The Clash, but this was really stood out for the lyrics and the barrage of the chanting near the end. Not to mention, the style of the punk scene can be just seen from this band, which really makes it a lot meer fun for me in a sense. Long hair, leather jackets, jeans with holes in them. Classic look. u have meer than likely heard a ton of Ramones songs, but there are others out there that are just as good, like Sheena is a Punk Rocker, Pet Sematary, and Teenage Lobotomy. I recommend giving them a look if u really want to tell those old bastards to go to hell.
So remember when Primus was the strangest it would get on this list? Well, depending on who u are, u are right. But also depending on who u are, these guys are debatably weirder.
#13: Red Hot Chili Peppers (Favorite Song: Can’t Stop)
Red Hot Chili Peppers is a band that taught me, a man who thought funk rock was the dumbest thing in the world, “Hey, maybe there is a purpose for funk rock” and after listening to Californiacation for the twentieth time, I decided, “Okay, yeah, this is pretty cool”. While their muziek isn’t that strange, it’s a combination of punk and funk (Rhymes because I’m a freak leprechaun), it’s the visuals of the band that makes them scream strange, as well as the lyrics. I think the band themselves specifically zei that their lyrics never had the intent of making sense, and boy does the band toon that, dressing up in strange, almost never matching uniforms in videos and stage performances, making strange lyrics, doing strange antics, and having the funkiest slap bas, bass in the business. I like the bas, bass guitar, what can I say. Despite how strange it is, it’s a lot of fun to just get lost in the muziek and try to let your brain make sense of the madness that is the bands writing. Not a lot of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s songs are too hard, though, mostly stuff like Give It Away and Around the World, but their softer muziek like Under the Bridge and Otherside are just classics of the band. I’d say anyone should give this band a listen, but really, who hasn’t heard of this band with all their songs being played on a daily basis at this point?
u know what’s always a fun time? Telling those above u to shove it and go to hell… sarcastically, of course. And that brings us to my favoriete punk rock band
#12: Dead Kennedys (Favorite Song: Holiday in Cambodia)
One of the things I love most about the punk rock genre is how brutally honest bands are, without fearing of record companies and censors, despite the odds. And no other band is meer brutally honest than Dead Kennedys. How could they not be with muziek titles such as “Kill the Poor”, “California Uber Alles” and “Nazi Punks Fuck Off”. I remember my brother hearing this and saying it is just a crappy strand Boys twain to it. But he listens to Green dag so his opinion isn’t valid. But then I thought about it, and it does have a twain to it. But meer of a surfer tone to it, for songs like Too Drunk to Fuck of Police Truck. It gives it a style that I really love. But I think the thing that makes Dead Kennedys stand out from any other band is the lyrics they write. A lot of it, mixed with the instrumentals of their music, really makes Dead Kennedys the kind of band that is a lot of fun to sing out loud with friends. I would kill to blast muziek like MTV Get Off the Air with vrienden around. I’ve pretty much memorized a good portion of Dead Kennedys songs. The only other band I do that with is a later entry on this lijst and Limp Bizkit, and the latter is only out of irony. So if u feel like telling big businesses, dirty cops, and everyone else that abuses their power to fuck off… Well, I doubt listening to Dead Kennedys will help, but it’s still a good choice of music.
It doesn’t take a lot to sell me on a band as long as the sound of it is good. And if u really want me to get sold, u just need a good keyboard. And this band’s keyboard is so… so damn classic
#11: The Doors (Favorite Song: Light My Fire)
The Doors is a band that probably needs little to no introduction, as does a lot of bands and musicians that are gonna appear on this list, as they were filled with changing the muziek industry and making songs that were classic with the thanks of the new sound to it, the ballsy writing, and Jim Morrison’s pitch perfect singing voice. But really, for me, it’s that keyboard. Hearing it at the start of Light My brand is a true joy, and goddamn if it isn’t really good to hear in Touch Me. But the band has other classics that aren’t just for the keyboard. It has a great soft gitaar tune in People Are Strange. And I don’t think anyone would ever pass up on the chance to hear a classic song like Break on Through of Riders on the Storm. The Doors just has a ton of classic rock songs that u can’t miss if u are huge in the classic rock genre. They really paved the way for a lot of bands to try out the same style of muziek and writing, and I can appreciate that. And it’s gonna be real fun talking about musicians from here on out, cause a lot of them, including The Doors, have members that are dead. So this’ll get a lot less humourous and a lot meer sad. But don’t let this detract what an amazing band The Doors are.
…… I am not making a Jojo reference and u can’t make me
#10: King Crimson: (Favorite Song: 21st Century Schizoid Man)
So despite loving Gentle Giant and their music, I accepted a long time geleden that they were damned to being obscure. But no matter how much I try to accept it, I will forever be upset that the only things King Crimson will be known for is Jojo and their album for The Court of the Crimson King. Great things to be known for, but I wish they had way meer love than that. Their muziek is unlike anything I ever hear. I don’t really like to describe muziek as being a major experience like it’s an amazing mental journey, but there is no other way to describe the muziek of King Crimson. All of their songs feel like they are telling a story and it is taking u on an adventure in audio form. From the glorious practically orchestrated musical epic of the Court of the Crimson King to the insanely impressive tone of the 21st Century Schizoid Man. But if u want a song that will really blow u away with their instrumental style, I really recommend giving Starless a try. Just the sheer ten minuut song with the impressive instrumentals is enough to toon u how great this band is, despite them not having nearly enough love as they should.
So I talked about this band, as well as Guns n Roses, saying that I could never understand the appeal of either one. But the meer I listened, the meer I payed attention, and the meer I allowed myself to enjoy it, I started to see the point… Guns n Roses is still overrated though.
#9: Led Zeppelin (Favorite Song: Kashmir)
Like I said, it took me some time to get into this band, but man, when I got into it, there was nothing like it, and I could see why it was considered one of the greatest bands ever. Every single one of their songs feels like a completely different experience completely. Songs like Immigrant Song seems like an amazingly hard song to just get real into and take in the great instrumentals. Kashmir is a grand adventure with an amazing climax of the muziek that really takes u for a ride. And I don’t think I even need to talk about Stairway to Heaven. It’s one of the most populair songs in all of muziek because of the insane transition in tone, beat, and everything completely and is a classic for a reason. It’s an extremely memorable song that felt as though it was completely impossible for mortal man to write. And let me tell you, that drum kit is something I can get real into. I don’t talk about drums much in this list, but yeah, this is one I can get real into. And then I am reminded there is a whole Led Zeppelin song that is just a drum solo called Moby Dick and it is also incredible. It’s like Led Zeppelin can’t do anything wrong. And I will continue to be biased because I gotta make up for years of calling them overrated. And I still got plenty of years to go.
I am not gonna talk about the recent allegations. I am not going to talk about the documentary. I am just going to talk about the man, and his music, and why I like it, and leave it at that. So let’s get to it.
#8: Michael Jackson (Favorite Song: Smooth Criminal)
I think that, of all the artists on this list, Michael Jackson is the one I have heard the most muziek from. And not even door looking into it. I just hear his muziek everywhere. And for good reason, this is some good pop music. And I ain’t even the biggest pop enthusiast, especially with what they consider pop. I don’t wanna be one of those kids who say, “I was born in the wrong generation”, but, let’s be real, when Taylor snel, swift is considered an influential pop singer, I genuinely beg for death. But we’re talking about good muziek here. So yeah, Michael Jackson. A perfect combination of amazing dancing skills and perfect singing to create an amazing spectacle of visuals and audio. A ton of classic songs that is is impossible to lijst them all. Thriller, Bad, Beat It, Smooth Criminal, Black of White, Man in the Mirror, They Don’t Care About Us, Rock With You, Billie Jean. Way too many good songs that I can’t get enough of. I was so blown away door the muziek and how there was no way I could find a single bad song on this list, and I just loved everything I heard from him. I don’t think anyone can deny the sheer impact that he had on the world of music. We can discuss all the controversy and if it’s true of not, to which I will never respond to, cause this is a scandal-free zone, people.
I swear, these muziek choices get meer and meer differentiating door the second. But I like the muziek enough, so I don’t think I’ll ever care.
#7: Elton John (Favorite Song: Bennie and the Jets)
Yeah, I don’t put Billy Joel on the list, but I will put a different Piano Man on the list. Sorry if that pisses off some Billy Joel fans, but I was just never as exposed to him as I was Elton John. I remember hearing his song krokodil Rock and thinking, “Wow, this is fucking annoying” and was happy never hearing him again. But then I heard Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and then I needed to hear meer of it. meer of that piano, meer of that lovely singing voice, and meer of those really weird sunglasses. I know u can’t hear sunglasses, but how can I ignore them. But as I listened to meer of his songs, some with other instrumentals like a lot meer vocals and other instruments, I really got interested in his music, in his softer songs like Rocket Man and Tiny Dancer, and other fast paced rock anthems like Saturday and I’m Still Standing. But one song that always stood out was Bennie and the Jets simply because it combines all these great things that Elton John is known for. That piano, those vocalists, those instruments, especially that piano, and a massive lack of krokodil Rock. A lot of entries on this lijst are either dead, washed up, of are far from as populair as their glory days, but I think Elton John manages to beat out all those. I think. I hope. I don’t follow celebrity news, really. Elton John just has a nice singing voice, okay?
Oh, and speaking of musicians that are dead, let’s get started on talking about one of the most well known musicians that passed away way too soon into their career.
#6: Jimi Hendrix (Favorite Song: All Along the Watchtower)
Any rock enthusiast out there, even the ones that are the most jaded and unimpressed with other genres, can’t help but get real excited when they hear the amazing gitaar skills of one Jimi Hendrix, of at least I’d like to think so. One of the most famous guitarists in the world, and for good reason, he was a man of extreme talent. From his insane skills on a gitaar that was proven in his all time classic song All Along the uitkijktoren to the lyrics that helped with his psychedelic voice in songs like Purple Haze. Jimi Hendrix is one of those musicians that I can listen to for hours and hours and never get tired. I can just sit there and get lost. Being around in the 60s, it’s easy to see where the psychedelic influences were coming from in his music, all about drugs and such. And listening to his muziek is so hypnotic. It’s like staring into a lava lamp. And I love everything about that. And of course, all his other songs, ranging from the classic Voodoo Child and Foxy Lady are all classics from his era of the late 60s and early 70s. His style just feels like going back into time without feeling dated and shitty and dealing with the increase of communism and Vietnam War. A true legend of his genre and one that I don’t think we’ll see again.
Hey, come on though, guys. I can be cool and hip with the kids and listen to modern muziek too. And not just Gorillaz… Okay, it is just that. I think this joke is just digging me a bigger hole in a sense.
#5: Gorillaz (Favorite Song: 19-2000)
So Gorillaz is an interesting kind of band, being that they are fully animated, and that they are never set on one genre of music. It always changes to rock, rap, techno, funk, acoustic, EDM, and whatever. And I love every single one of them. I remember my mom would watch VH1 everyday before I had to go to school, and I managed to catch a glimpse of The Gorillaz as they were really getting popular, and saw them play their song 19-2000. And I immediately fell in love, but never got to hear from them again until I learned how to use a computer. And then it all came back to me. A lot of their songs are a strange style, and it is really hard of me to recommend just a few of their songs. There’s the classic song of theirs, Feel Good Inc. There’s the calm and emotional On Melancholy Hill, the nice beat of Stylo, the great electronic beat of Saturnz Barz, and the oh so good lyrical brilliance of Clint Eastwood. The Gorillaz is a band I can’t even begin to talk about without just saying, “If u haven’t heard of them, go listen to a bunch of their songs right now, starting from Phase 1 and going up from there”. And this will be no exception. Seriously, go listen to them. It is important that u experience the genius that is this band of fictional cartoon characters.
Well, it’s been quite a while since I talked about these guys. And here we are again, talking about them again.
#4: Queen (Favorite Song: The toon Must Go On)
Unlike Michael Jackson, who I heard the most door chance, Queen is the band I went out of my way to listen to the most. There was a time where I could sing like a quarter of their entire lijst of songs, from the classics like Don’t Stop Me Now and Somebody to Love, to the lesser known stuff like Dragon Attack and Breakthru. Queen has a sort of style that my friend described as, “If it was any other band signing these songs, they would be the most generic band in the world”. To think, there is an alternate reality where Queen is meer generic than Foreigner. I luik, sluitertijd at the thought. But what saves the songs, aside from the brilliant gitaar and instrumentals of the band, is Freddie Mercury’s incredible voice singing each song with such power, emotion, and other stuff that muziek critics use that I am not. And the sheer power of their muziek is incredible. They can make soundtracks for movies, even really dumb ones like Highlander and Flash Gordon, and make these incredible songs that have so much power behind it. You’re making a theme song for a fucking football player fighting evil Chinese tyrants in space. Why the fuck is Flash’ theme so good?! Why is Who Wants to Live Forever such a powerful song!? Why are u making these amazingly powerful songs through your instruments and voice, Mr. Mercury?! I love it!
Somehow, despite my love of Queen, they are not my favoriete musicians, of even band. There is three meer I like just a little bit more. And up volgende is an obscure band you’ve probably never heard of.
#3: The Beatles (Favorite Song: Revolution)
Yeah, don’t worry if u have no clue who these guys are. But in all seriousness, who doesn’t know The Beatles. They were massive back in the dag and are still considered populair to this dag (In a sense). Hearing the combined musical talent of John, Paul, George, and the fucking survivor Ringo is a glory to behold. From their classic days of playing on TV spots with songs like I Wanna Hold Your Hand and Can’t Buy Me Love, to creating such classic albums like Help, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Rubber Soul, The White Album, and Abbey Road being a real classic of a cover. I can’t think of any song door the band I haven’t put on repeat a hundred times over and loved it. I loved the populair songs like Come Together, hallo Jude and Yesterday. I loved the classic stuff like Help, aardbei Fields Forever and Here Comes the Sun. I even like the stuff that was butchered door genuine human trash like Imagine. Also Helter Skelter. Every song door the Beatles, no matter what it is, is just brimming with charm and fun. Despite the rocky history of the band, their muziek still manages to be some of my favoriete from any band out there. And I will happily sit around, just listening to a set of this muziek on repeat.
So yeah, I did mention Yes and roze Floyd. But I think u can guess which band made the list.
#2: roze Floyd (Favorite Song: Welcome to the Machine)
When I was young, I remember watching roze Floyd’s The uithangbord and thinking how amazing this all was. I probably should’ve been thinking why I was allowed to watch something with this kind of fucked up imagery, but details. Anyway, roze Floyd’s The uithangbord had captured me with it’s story-telling and animated visuals. But the muziek was seconde to none (Well, except on this list- Forget it). And after that, along with hearing it on the radio every time it was turned on, I soon grew to love roze Floyd and their underlying messages with each powerful song. If I can feel relaxed and entranced with all the other songs on this list, roze Floyd really takes me somewhere else. The instrumentals, the vocals, the lyrics, the messages, and how every song sounds like it was from a different band entirely, what with how the band can get young choirs in songs like Another Brick in the Wall, of how they can get a strange auto sound for Welcome to the Machine. I love listening to Shine on u Crazy Diamond and Money and Comfortably Numb. And of course, after watching The Wall, u better believe I was all over The uithangbord album. roze Floyd is the kind of band I can lose time listening to, for hours and hours. It helps that a lot of their muziek can go on for a while, like Echoes. And that is perfectly fine door me.
A lot of this lijst is subject to change over time. Hlel, even the number one spot, the one that I am currently a huge fan of, is not set in stone. But as of this moment, as of this very moment in time, this is my favoriete musician right now. And it really sucks that I started to get into him only after he had left this world.
#1: David Bowie (Favorite Song: Starman)
For some bizarre reason, my first introduction to David Bowie was never any of his music, at least not his original music, but was his role in the film Labyrinth. I liked it as a kid, and I liked David Bowie despite his massive bulge that freaked me out. But what I loved most was how he sang the song Magic Dance. And I thought, “That was cool. Shame he’s just an actor”. But boy was I wrong. Cause the moment I found out he was a singer, I ignored everything and went on with my life. And then, the news came that David Bowie had passed away. Me, being a fool, understood why people were sad, but I felt that it was an unfortunate loss, but nothing I was personally attached to. But then I started listening to Let’s Dance. And then I listened to Space Oddity, then Modern Love, then Rebel Rebel, then Heroes, then Life on Mars, then Ashes to Ashes, and on and on and on. I was addicted to this music. I couldn’t get enough of this genre, this singing voice, this mixture of pop and rock muziek that he managed to perfect on all sides. And then I listed to the song Starman, and I think it was only at that moment that I suddenly realized how great of a loss David Bowie’s death was to all of us. Just hearing that song really made me feel the impact in that instant. And it is a goddamn shame that we lost someone of such talent, as well as the other artists on this list, like Freddie Mercury, John Lennon, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Michael Jackson, Syd Barrett, and Richard Wright. They are gone, but far from forgotten and their legacy will always be remembered.