this was a very tough list to put together…but i thought long and hard about it, and came up with my top five…umm..i mean TOP SIX…i couldn’t take number six off the list…
JAY DEAN’S TOP SINGERS OF 2011
6. “PLAIN WHITE T’S”
my love for this band was propelled by seeing them at a small club in MINNEAPOLIS last january…they are AWESOME…we really need to get them in ABERDEEN..and with songs like “RHYTHM OF LOVE”, “HEY THERE DELILAH”, “1,23,4, I LOVE YOU”, and others, how can you not love this band?
5. “SARA BAREILLES”
how can you NOT love this ladies voice? with songs like “A LOVE SONG”, “KING OF ANYTHING” and others, this young lady has shot to the forefront of pop music….the only disappointment i have of SARA is that she was in FARGO this past year and i missed it….dang it….
4. “ONE REPUBLIC”
i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see this band in concert…great songs like “THE GOOD LIFE”, “SECRETS”, “ALL THE RIGHT MOVES”, “STOP AND STARE” and others makes this band a no-brainer to make my top five…..
3. “LADY ANTEBELLUM”
there’s hardly ANY of the new country that i like, but this wonderful band crossed over to pop this year, and i fell in love with them…their darling little lead singer is the daughter of country music star LINDA DAVIS…..with songs like “NEED YOU NOW”, “I RUN TO YOU”, and their hit with JIM BRICKMAN called “NEVER ALONE”, this band shot to superstardom this year winning many many awards….
ADELE is number one for the year on many people’s list…and frankly, she could have been number one here, as well….ADELE had a monster year this year with “ROLLING IN THE DEEP” and other hits…..but it was that song that stayed on the charts FOREVER that really pushed this beauty into the hearts of many….i think she’s around for the long haul….
AND THE NUMBER ONE CHOICE FOR JAY DEAN:
i have known about these guys for years but have never listened to their music…well, at least i THOUGHT i had never heard them….their early hit “DROPS OF JUPITER” was a monster hit…and recently they had hits like “SAVE ME SAN FRANCISCO”, “IF IT’S LOVE”, “HEY SOUL SISTER” and many more…..LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM…and that makes them my number one choice!!!