“You’re a singer – who’s your favourite then?”… has to be one of the most common questions I get asked at gigs. The hard thing is, I very rarely have an answer ready – it’s an impossible question! It depends on the genre, on whether we’re rating singing ability as opposed to performance, and bunch of other things.
I decided to write a list of my favourite singers – going purely on vocals, not songwriting, or skill as a performer.
Here, in no particular order, is a list of my favourite 20 vocalists of all time.
A month ago I joined a Facebook campaign to choose a different song every day, to represent different emotions and different points in my life. I’ve been happily tweeting away my choices over the last month, but here they all are, in one place!
After carefully crafting a new, space-saving digital library, I recently sold my CD collection. During the big sort out, I ended-up revisiting albums from my childhood, teenage years and university days. I’m constantly amazed by how evocative music can be. Even hearing the first few notes of a song can instantly transport you back in time to a memory of a place, a person or a joke.
So, without further ado – my life so far, in 7 songs: