Trying to narrow this section down may have been the most difficult. For an “Essential” artist, I listen to everything. In the “Favorites” category, I go deep into the discography. Listed here are artists who produce some of the best single tracks. Songs from The Who, Pink Floyd, James Brown, The Eagles and others end up here. It’s not because they don’t have great music, because they are all legendary, but they just haven’t been part of my regular listening rotation. In addition to some big names, there are some lesser-known artists listed, along with some of my favorite one-hit wonders.