by Armin St. Cloud
- “We’re An American Band” – Grand Funk Railroad
GFR are easily one of the most underrated bands of the 70’s arena rock scene. While they have been overshadowed by their peers, it’s anthems like this that remind you why they’re the only band whose membership Homer Simpson can recite by heart.
- “One Woman” – Isaac Hayes
For me, listening to music is 75% about the composition of the song, and 25% about the vocals. Isaac Hayes is very unique in that his music is a vocal and compositional experience. In many ways he is the ultimate musician. Hearing this song is a reminder of the immense talent he presented to the world while he was alive.
- “Get on the Good Foot” – James Brown
I once joked with my girlfriend that this song is playing in my head when I walk down the street. If the “Godfather of Soul” can’t be list-worthy, then who can be?
- “You’re my Best Friend” – Queen
This song is the crown jewel of bassist John Deacon’s contributions to the Queen catalogue. The reason for that is this song delivers on Queen’s primary selling points; catchy, uplifting songs with top shelf musicianship.
- “Two Princes” – Spin Doctors
I first heard this song in an episode of South Park. This is a remarkably catchy song. It’s repetitive but not in a bad way. Just don’t buy the whole album thinking the other songs will be as good as this one…big mistake.
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