My Favorite Songs from 2006

It wasn’t a good year for rock music. Even listening to these songs over and over again, trying to find some kind of connection with them – I came up empty. For the first time since 1963, I didn’t find a single song I would classify as “awesome”.

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The 40 Best Songs by R.E.M.

While reviewing and cataloging all music, I was curious about certain groups and artists and how I feel about their music today. I decided to rank the songs of some of the greats and after kicking things off with the Beatles, Zeppelin, Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, The Stones and CCR – next up is R.E.M.

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Top 25 Songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) and John Fogerty

Fogerty is such a huge talent. His songwriting is excellent. Just perfect for the genre – good, clean southern rock. Look no further than the million movies that use his songs for any seen involving the Vietnam war, or any scenes that take place in backwater country. And he had the voice to match. Or perhaps it was his voice that created that style of music to begin with.

The power struggle within the band that ultimately cost them an extended run was a real shame.

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