My “Musical DNA” runs deep, as I’m sure most of yours does. I’ve been involved in the music business for about 20 years now, and while most of it has been spent in the world of Rock, there’s something from every genre that I’ve loved as the years have gone by.
So here’s 3 more of them.
1. “Bow Down” by Westside Connection
Ah, yes. The Gansta, the Killa, and the Dope Deala (AKA Ice Cube, WC, and Mack 10). I’ve told you before of my love for old school hip-hop, and the album “Bow Down” spent more than it’s fair share of time in my CD player. This was a common album that would come on at parties with my coworkers after working all day in a restaurant. So if you worked the service industry anywhere between 1996 and 2006, chances are you heard it a lot too. The whole album is great from cover to cover, but this jam is a personal favorite.
2. “You Never Even Called Me By My Name” by David Allan Coe
You won’t find a ton of country as I compile these lists each week. But of the few you’ll find, you’ll find some damn good tunes. This one is an absolute staple. I’ve yet to come across anyone who hates it. It’s an absolute bar anthem, and the later in the night it plays, the louder and more obnoxiously everyone sings it, and it’s a damn blast every time.
3. “Come On Over” by Christina Aguilera
I gotta say it, and there ain’t no shame in it. I love Christina. When she first hit the scene with “Genie in a Bottle”, she became an immediate crush of mine. And I’m not alone either. But apart from the fact that she’s serious eye candy, I always liked her music as well. Britney got most of the attention back in those days, but Christina was always better in my eyes, due to the fact that her singing voice was much, much better. I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you love something, love it, and screw what the haters think. And I love me some Christina.