|By Special Correspondent SNOWBIRD |
It might be out fashion, but the Snowbird really likes lists. At this time of year we are innundated by "Best Of's" and "'Top 10's" and I feel like a pig in ...well, you know. Anyway, not to be left out of the fun, we announce our "Top 10 Songs of 2005." To be included, a song/CD needn't have been released in 2005, but that's when it came to our attention.
#1 "Cosmosonica" v/a compiled by Tom Middleton
This is a double-CD set of 40 cover songs; all great. Found it while tracking down a strange version of the rap hit "White Lines" by Bareback.
#2 "Frontin" by Jamie Cullum
A cover of the Neptune's track that is on Jamie's first album and is also on "Cosmosonica."
#3 "Nailed" by Bob Mould
Another cover -- is it the year of the cover song?-- this one on the Hedwig remake album called "Wig in a Box."
#4 "Solo Piano" by Gonzales The whole CD is brilliant! It is melodic-chill-pop music that the whole family can love and it really is 100% solo piano.
#5 "Schrapnell" by Isolee
#6 "My Friend Dario" by Vitalic
#7 "Let It Go" by Batistessa
#8 "I Can't Believe It's Over" by Bent
#9 "Ruby Blue" CD by Roisin Murphy
#10 "Take Me Out " by Scissor Sisters (Yes, it's on "Cosmosonica," too.)