These days, most people don’t buy too many albums. This means that the individual song is now the king of music more than anything else. It’s easy to get a series of individual songs and create a playlist that will keep you tapping your toes for a long time. If you’re not sure which songs you want to put on your iPod or computer next, here are the top 10 songs that should be on your playlist.
1. Owl City – Fireflies
It’s techno and pop, and the song is contagious from the first moment you listen to it. It’s been heard a lot on the radio, and even after the radio gets tired of it, you’ll have the song to refer to when you just want to feel good.
2. Bob Dylan – Knockin ‘On Heaven’s Door
This classic song is light and airy; which helps since the topic is a bit sad. Bob Dylan’s voice is bluesy and clear, soulful and full of rich, meaningful tones.
3. Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
Okay, so the song title won’t necessarily be listed in the record books as “Most significant song title”, but the song is still fun. It’s upbeat and perfect for giving your playlist a little boost.
4. Red Hot Chilli Peppers: under the bridge
It’s a slow song that plays a lot of difficult tunes, but the guitar hangs throughout the song and it really sticks with you. If you tend to sing songs, you will definitely want to stick with this one.
5. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Bad Romance is more of a modern song, and if you’re a fan of Lady Gaga’s catchy songs and fast beats, this is definitely worth adding to your playlist.
6. Madonna – Hollywood
Madonna is called the Queen of Pop for a reason: she knows exactly what she’s doing. While critics say the song isn’t deep enough, sometimes that’s the fun of music – it doesn’t have to be deep at all. Add this if you want something a little fun.
7. James Brown – Got you (I feel good)
Adding this little number to your playlist will definitely feel good – this is a classic example of the funk sound that dominated until the late ’60s and early’ 70s, and it’s perfect to round out your playlist.
8. The Eagles – Hotel California
This is one of the saddest songs on the list, but the guitar style and vocals make it worth adding to your playlist anyway. After all, you can always skip the song and come back to it later when you’re looking for something slower.
9. Rhianna – Umbrella
Rhianna’s strong voice makes “Umbrella” a pleasure that you will enjoy listening to over and over again. You will never look at an umbrella the same way after listening to this sweet song about love and support.
10. Credence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
Credence Clearwater Revival – CCR for short – is southern rock at its finest, and “Fortunate Son” is optimistic enough to keep going without falling into the pop formula. It’s definitely classic rock, and if you’re a rock fanatic, it definitely deserves a spot on your playlist.