The 25 Best Songs of 2010… So Far (Jan-June)

As I’ve been compiling this best songs list I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a great track. Last year I went by play counts to determine what songs I “loved” the most but this year I noticed that the list that came out didn’t really match my perception of my favorites. A lot of my top played songs this year are indeed great songs, but they also happen to be on a great album so they get played by themselves as well as in the course of the album. So I got to thinking about which are the tracks that I seek out, that I crave, that I have to hear every night before bed or every morning to wake up. Those are the songs that make up this list. Songs that for whatever reason hooked me to the point where I need(ed) them in my life this year. Those great albums (and their highlight jams) will get their moment but for now we celebrate the song, or as Read more

GEORGIA FAIR make me PICTURE our FRAMES rocking out on the road

this time we’ll leave this town

♫ Georgia Fair – Picture Frames

The only thing better than finding a new favorite song is having it been recommended by one of our very own. (Thanks Lisa!) It wasn’t easy tracking down this jam but was definitely worth the effort. “Picture Frames” is a folksy toe-tapper that begs for you to sing along as it delightfully bounces around your speakers. Lisa put it well when she mentioned “road trips.” I can definitely see this jam inducing a bit of lead-foot on the gas pedal as the wind whips by and the road stretches out ahead. Georgia Fair are a from Sydney, Australia, and making some waves over their as they head on tour with Lisa Mitchell. Let’s hope they can do some recording on the road!

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