This week’s Twisted Mix-Tape is songs you love that blew you away when you heard them live. Or to make it easier…I’m choosing my five Favorite Live Songs.
The first option is too hard…I don’t remember a lot about the concerts I’ve been to. I’ve been to enough of them, I should remember something.
But I don’t and I’ve got no idea why. Hmmmm…mommy brain? Yup, that’s it.
Anyway, I’ve already used two of my favorite live songs Jane Says by Jane’s Addiction and Picture by Kid Rock featuring Gretchen Wilson.
In order to not repeat myself (and bore you to death) I’m forcing myself to choose different songs. So here we go my next five Favorite Live Songs…
Delicate Few, O.A.R (Best of Bonnaroo)
This is not the Bonnaroo version (I can’t find a video for it) but this is perfect to show how the crowd sings along – in a large venue or small.
Breakdown, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Pack up the Plantation: Live!)
No explanation needed.
Happier, Guster (Best of Bonnaroo)
Again, not the Bonnaroo version but it’s still pretty good.
Flower, Amos Lee (Live from the Artists Den)
Okay, the two songs I chose from Bonnaroo did not have a video from Bonnaroo, this song from Live from the Artists Den does not have a live video. But the live video I found for this Amos Lee song is from Bonnaroo! Go figure.
Here is a featurette about the performanceÂ http://theartistsden.com/amoslee the music starts at the 2min mark. This is from the Artists Den performance.
A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left, Andrew Bird (Live at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2007)
Same here. Not the version I was referring to but also from Bonnaroo. What the heck? It’s still really good.
Anyway, these make the list of my Favorite Live Songs because I love the performances but I also love the way the crowd interacts during the songs. It just makes me want to be there.
What are your Favorite Live Songs? Are you a fan of live songs or do you prefer studio versions?
My post today is part of Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesday hosted by Jen Kehl. Click the link to check out some of the other players. It’s fun and I always find something new. I bet you will, too!