Lately I find myself a little behind the times but better late than never. Right? I vaguely remember my pick this week getting some “buzz” at the music award shows early this year but I was too busy to give her much notice. Until…I stopped at my favorite coffee shop yesterday morning and heard a song. It sparked a memory but I couldn’t place the voice. I kept humming the tune so I could ask my girls at work who it was. Apparently my humming wasn’t good enough (gasp) or the song wasn’t very popular because my girls were no help at all. So—I googled a phrase—low and behold I found it! They said “Oh that song!” I guess it was my humming.
My Pick of the Week: Adele
She is an amazing British singer and she's only 19 years old. She describes her music as “heartbroken soul”. I agree with her whole-heartedly. She won two grammy awards in 2009 for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Both were well deserved in my opinion. Her song “Chasing Pavement” is the most popular to date although many on the album are superb. Her voice…sultry, smooth and soulful. I downloaded the entire album yesterday and I’m loving it.
Recommended Album: 19
My Favorite song: (sorry guys, it’s too soon to tell)
SIS Bren says:
I admit it. I'm an American Idol junkie. I can't wait for each season to start and watch every single episode. Yes, even the ones at the beginning where they waste your time showing you all of the crazy and really bad singers. For me the excitement starts when they get through Hollywood week and the real competition begins. It's interesting to watch how these singer grow week after week. Sometimes, the winner is not my favorite.
My pick of the week: Daughtry
I loved him on Idol and I love to listen to him and his band on the radio. Great, down to earth songs. Nothing fancy, just good, melodic music. I haven't heard all of the songs from their first album, but I do enjoy the ones I've heard so far. A new album is being released today.
Suggested album: Daughtry
Favorite songs: It's Not Over, Home
SIS B.J. says:
I love to dance. Whether I'm on the dance floor or in the kitchen cooking dinner, if there is music, I'm dancing. My children get a kick out of watching their mom dance. They tell me I'm crazy.
This week I am choosing my favorite dance song. You play it; I will dance.
My pick of the week: I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
Released in October, 1978 and still one of the top dance songs of all time.