That’s the prompt for this week – and the song doesn’t have to be new, just new to me. Jen hosts this weekly link-up where readers get to submit playlists that fit each week’s theme.
First I have to say that I’m coming back (to blogging regularly) on a Mix Tape Tuesday because I left on one and it only seems appropriate. Or I’m rationalizing being too lazy to post on Monday (or any time last week). Probably the latter, but I need to break the ice and there’s no better way than with one of my favorite link-ups.
When I think “best new song of the year” immediately I think Royals or Blurred Lines but they’re so, ummm, mainstream and still played all the time on the radio, so you don’t need me giving you links to them.
Which leaves me to figure out – what have I been listening to this year? Turns out I’ve downloaded a lot of music over the past 12 months and while the album I am currently listening to on repeat is new to me and new this year – I’m going to give it it’s own post soon and I don’t want to use any songs from it here.
So, I’m going back, way back, to choose songs that are not new this year (well, all except one) but are new to me because I found them when I was creating a playlist for a friend’s 50th birthday party. My goal for the playlist was to have him enjoy each and every song on it. And, now, I hope you do to!
Soulshine, Gov’t Mule
Black Hearted Woman, The Allman Brothers Band
I really wanted to post Jimmy and The Tercels tribute album cover but I couldn’t find the video…
Open Ended Life, The Avett Brothers
I’ll Be The One, Warren Haynes
Angel from Montgomery (Live), Susan Tedeschi
I’ve been a fan of the John Prine/Emmylou Harris version forever so this was a great find. Love her voice and the sax!
Let me know what you think, what would your song choices be? I’d love to hear them!