THE MUSIC

 TOP TRACKS

I consider myself a student of film. I watch a lot of movies. I read about them. As a photographer, I’m always looking at how cinematographers use visual elements as part of the filmmaking. As a writer, I look at how words and the rhythm of dialogue becomes part of a movie. Then I watch them again to see what I missed.

Ryan Adams /  Wonderwall, Come Pick Me Up

Adele / All I Ask, Someone Like You
America / Sister Golden Hair, Ventura Highway
Beastie Boys / Sabotage, No Sleep ’Til Brooklyn

Bee Gees / How Deep Is Your Love, Tragedy
Johnny Cash / Jackson, Hurt
Ray Charles / Song for You, Georgia on my Mind
The Church / Under the Milky Way, Terra Nova Cain
The Clash / London Calling, Train in Vain
Joe Cocker / You Are So Beautiful, Feeling Alright
Leonard Cohen / Hallelujah, Suzanne
Elvis Costello / What’s So Funny ‘Bout …, Pump It Up
Jim Croce / Time in a Bottle, I Got a Name
The Cure / Friday I’m in Love, Lovesong
David Bowie / Life on Mars, Let’s Dance
Depeche Mode / Personal Jesus, Stripped
Dire Straits / Brothers in Arms, Calling Elvis

Earth, Wind & Fire / September, Shining Star
Eminem / Lose Yourself, Beautiful

Eurythmics / Here Comes the Rain Again, Missionary Man
Green Day / Longview, American Idiot
Jimi Hendrix / Little Wing, All Along the Watchtower
Don Henley / Sunset Grill, Dirty Laundry
Billy Idol / White Wedding, Rebel Yell
INXS / To Look at You, Here Comes
John Lennon / Mind Games, Imagine

Annie Lennox / Why, Waiting in Vain
Kansas / Dust in the Wind, Carry On Wayward Son

BB King / Thrill is Gone, Hummingbird
Kinks / Lola, Nothing in this World …
Lenny Kravitz / Are You Gonna Go My Way, Fields of Joy
Bob Marley / Get Up Stand Up, Jammin
Nirvana  /  All Apologies, Heart Shaped Box
Pink Floyd / Another Brick in the Wall, Us And Them
Plimsouls /  Million Miles Away, Women
Elvis Presley / Kentucky Rain, Little Less Conversation
Pretenders /  Middle of the Road, My City Was Gone
Ramones / Judy is a Punk, I Wanna Be Sedated
Otis Redding / Dock of the Bay, Try a Little Tenderness
Red Hot Chili Peppers /  Knock Me Down, Taste the Pain
Rolling Stones /  Paint It Black, Gimme Shelter
Sheryl Crow / Safe and Sound, Always On Your Side
Simon and Garfunkel / America, At The Zoo
The Smiths /  How Soon is Now, Last Night I Dreamt …
Elliott Smith /  Needle in the Hay, I Better Be Quiet Now
Bruce Springsteen / Rosalita, Jungleland
Steepwater Band / The Stars Look Good Tonight, Revelation Sunday
Sting / I Burn For You, It’s Probably Me
Styx / Renegade, Suite Madam Blue
Talking Heads / Burning Down the House, Stay Up Late

James Taylor / Fire and Rain, You've Got a Friend
Tears for Fears / Sowing the Seeds of Love, Who Killed Tangerine
They Might Be Giants / Birdhouse in Your Soul, Ana Ng
Three Dog Night / One, Old Fashioned Love Song
Stevie Ray Vaughan / Texas Flood, Tightrope
Velvet Underground / Sweet Jane, Stephanie Says
Wang Chung / Everybody Have Fun Tonight, To Live and Die in LA
The Who / Eminence Front, See Me Feel Me
Amy Winehouse / Rehab, Tears Dry On Their Own
Wings /  Band on the Run, Live and Let Die
Stevie Wonder / Superstition, Higher Ground
ZZ Top /  Waiting for the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago, Heard it on the X

Animotion / Obsession
Army of Lovers / Crucified
The Art Of Noise / KISS (Featuring Tom Jones)
Atlanta Rhythm Section / So In To You

Anita Baker / Giving You the Best That I Got

Beach Boys / God Only Knows

Blow Monkeys / Digging Your Scene

Jackson Brown / Doctor My Eyes

James Brown / I'll Go Crazy
Jeff Buckley / Hallelujah

Citizen Cope / Son's Gonna Rise
Cream / Badge

Cheap Trick / Dream Police
Christopher Cross / Sailing
Duran Duran / Save A Prayer

Lupe Fiasco / Hello Goodbye
Fifth Dimension / Age of Aquarius.Let the Sunshine In


Fleetwood Mac / Tusk


A Flock Of Seagulls / I Ran (So Far Away)

Foo Fighters / Everlong

Foreigner / Juke Box Hero

Gnarls Barkley / Crazy


The Grass Roots / Wait A Million Years

David Gray / Shine

Guns 'N' Roses / November Rain

Heatwave / Groove Line


Michael Jackson / Rock With You


Billy Joel / Just The Way You Are


Tom Jones / It's Not Unusual

KC & the Sunshine Band / Get Down Tonight


Level 42 / Something About You


Linkin Park / Numb

Looking Glass / Brandy

Madness / Our House

Magic Sam / Sweet Home Chicago

Mamas and the Papas / California Dreamin'

Manfred Mann / Blinded By the Light

Maroon 5 / Makes Me Wonder


MARRS / Pump Up the Volume

Natalie Merchant / Life Is Sweet


Steve Miller Band / Fly Like an Eagle

The Mission / Deliverance


Modern English / I Melt With You

Moody Blues / Nights in White Satin

The Monkees / Not My Stepping Stone

Paolo Nutini / New Shoes


Parliament-Funkadelic / Atomic Dog


Pharrell Williams / Happy

Bonnie Raitt / Feels Like Home to Me

Boz Scaggs / Lido shuffle


Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band / Roll Me Away


Brian Setzer Orchestra / Americano

Marlena Shaw / California Soul


Simply Red / Holding Back the Years

Soft Cell / Tainted Love


The Soggy Bottom Boys / Man of Constant Sorrow

Squeeze / Tempted

Temple of the Dog / Hunger Strike

Pete Townshend / Let My Love Open the Door


Jethro Tull / Aqualung

Wang Chung / Everybody Have Fun Tonight


Bill Withers / Lovely Day


Yes / Owner of  a Lonely Heart