Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday Top 5: Solo Artist (male)

I have a pretty eclectic taste in music.  I like most genres (though I'm a little picky about country).  But I definitely have some favorite - both die-hard and brand-new.  Here are my top 5:

Toby Mac
I loved him when he was a part of DC Talk and I love him even more now that he's gone solo.  I'll confess to drumming along on the steering wheel when this song came on the radio.  His music is inspiring and it's great for working out.  Positive beat, positive message.  It's exactly what the doctor ordered.  And he's not too hard on the eyes, either ;)

Paul McCartney

This man has never written a bad song.  In fact, one might wager, every song he's ever written is brilliant.  He's just as amazing now at 70 as he was as a part of The Beatles.  Even our toddlers adore him - and anyone who could write a song like Magneto and Titanium Man (on repeat at our house quiet often) has to be fun. I'll confess, George was my favorite of The Beatles, but only Paul makes the cut on my solo-artist list. 

Kevin McHale

Easily my favorite voice in the entire cast of Glee, I know he isn't really a 'solo artist' perse - yet.  He did have a short stint in a boy-band (NLT) before he found prime-time fame.  And while he may not be my favorite character on the show, I'm always very happy when Artie gets a song of his own.  Plus, how adorable was his cameo in that Katie Perry video?  I have to say, I buy him a lot more in that role than, say, this video :p 

Paul Simon
I'll be honest - I don't know a whole lot about Paul Simon.  I do know, however, that Simon and Garfunkle was incredible.  And I do know that I could listen to You Can Call Me Al all day. And that is enough to get him on the list.

Noah Weiss

If you like Jazz, then you'll love this guy!  He's cool, he's talented - and he just so happens to be the little brother of one of my oldest friends.   He writes and plays his own music - like this gorgeous piece, and this one. You can check out more of his music at his myspace page

So that's it for my top 5.  Listen and enjoy :)  And please don't forget to link up or comment below and let me know who you love!  I'm always looking for new artists to listen to. 


  1. *doh* totally forgot Manafest. You know, if you're into hip hop and all...

  2. I so love Paul McCartney! There's a contest on the radio station around here to meet him and attend a small concert. I would so love to win it, but I'm not going to hold my breath. :-)


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