Ten (or more) songs you need to download now.

I couldn’t pick just ten. So sue me.

John Legend, “Again”
Ray Charles, “Black Coffee”
MOFRO, “Blackwater”
Johnny Cash, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
Madeleine Peyroux, “Careless Love”
Otis Redding, “Change is Gonna Come” (yes, the Otis version)
Debussy, “Claire de Lune”
Ray Charles & Count Basie, “Come Live With Me”
Neil Diamond, “Delirious Love”
Nina Simone, “Do I Move You?”
Ray Lamontagne, “Forever My Friend”
Ray Lamontagne, “Empty”
Taylor Hicks, “Georgia”
Joss Stone, “God Only Knows”
Taylor Hicks, “Hell of a Day” (Under the Radar version)
Joe Bonamassa, “High Water Everythere”
Marc Broussard, “Home”
Chris Whitley, “I Forget You Every Day”
Johnny Cash, “If You Could Read My Mind”
Taylor Hicks, “In Your Time” (In Your Time version)
Nina Simone, “Lilac Wine”
Neil Diamond, “Oh Mary”
Johnny Cash, “Personal Jesus”
Aretha Franklin, “Rock Steady”
Joss Stone, “Some Kind of Wonderful”
Nina Simone, “Since I Fell For You”
Taylor Hicks, “Somehow”
Li’l Son Jackson, “Sugar Mama”
Taylor Hicks, “The Right Place”
Joss Stone, “The Right Time”
Aretha Franklin, “Today I Sing the Blues”

Oh, and, uh…

Tom Jones, “It’s Not Unusual” (well, you know you have your guilty pleasures…)

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6 Responses to “Ten (or more) songs you need to download now.”


  1. 1 SunnyLovesSoul January 15, 2007 at 9:07 am

    What no John Mayer? “Bigger Than My Body” from “Heavier Things” gotta have that one in the iPod.

  2. 2 idolicious January 15, 2007 at 9:40 am

    Actually, that’s very cool. Maybe this post can be a chain–people adding their own musts for downloading. Personally, I’ve never gotten very much into John Mayer–not because I don’t like him, just because I’ve never gotten around to it. But now I’ll try to make some time for it!

  3. 3 Em January 15, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    I think you should download more Neil Diamond, TODAY!

  4. 4 idolicious January 15, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    Dude, Em, did you not see that I spotlighted (spotlit?) his entire last album? Go read it…TODAY!

  5. 5 MaryS-NJ January 15, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    Wow, some really awesome selections! I’m loving MOFRO, by the way, and really appreciate the rec.

    What do you think of Johnny Cash’s version of “Hurt”? When I first heard I could feel all his pain and regret, if you know what I mean. Very evocative.

  6. 6 Lionel January 17, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    some really good suggestions!

    love the classics.

    Johnny Cash’s “Personal Jesus” is great.

    and I love Neil Diamond’s “Delirious Love” (anyone see the video of Neil and Brian Wilson singing it together.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=5V-P5udAAh8 .Really good stuff)


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