I’ve been thinking for a long time about putting together some music that red people and blue people could enjoy together. Because music is often the only thing to get people to stop shouting and just kick back and enjoy themselves. This is all just music, no politics. A couple of love songs, some peppier numbers and others that are slower, along with one or two heartbreakers, maybe.
Remarkably, I found YouTube links for all of them. Which means, as far as I can make out, musicians will soon be extinct as paid professionals. Once you’ve decided which songs you really like, please actually purchase them.
The world’s burning. Here’s some fun and comfort.
Bruce Springsteen, Reason to Believe
Alabama Shakes, Don’t Wanna Fight
Johnny Cash, The Man Comes Around
Detroit Cobra, Shout Bama Lama
Patty Griffin, Up to the Mountain
Magnetic Fields, Abigail, Belle of Kilronan
Paul Simon, Loves Me Like a Rock (covered by The Dixie Hummingbirds)
Spiritualized, So Long You Pretty Thing
James McMurtry, Walk Between the Raindrops
Janis Joplin, Me and Bobby McGee
Cloud Cult, You’re the Only Thing in Your Way
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Somewhere Over the Rainbow