While I was in college one of my roommates introduced me to some great classic rock (Tom Petty and Steve Miller Band) and the art of a good mixed tape. Anne had a love of good music, an amazing gift for picking songs that went together and wasn't afraid to mix genres and musical time periods. If I still had the ability to play an actual cassette tape I'd still be listening to some of her mixes.
We've come a long way from the days mixed tapes. Today we have iTunes, Grooveshark and YouTube that makes the physical creation of a mix easy, but picking the songs is still an art - one that I'm trying to master. Today I want your help to reinvent one of Anne's classic mixes - Guys Who Have Excelled (at more than bugging girls) - I think it's a safe guess that one or more of us were having guy problems that week.
I'm hoping we can create a mix of talented and amazing men that can rival our list of history making women, so get your suggestions ready and share them in the comments. I can't wait to hear this list! I'll get us started with a few of my favorites:
Tom Petty - Into the Great Wide Open (bonus: Johnny Depp)
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
U2 - One
Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
Ryan Adams - Amy
The Eagles - Hotel California
Zac Brown Band - Free
Now for something that is guaranteed to expand your horizons - last week you helped me create a list full of artists making music under another sky. I've had so MUCH fun this week exploring the music of artists I hadn't heard of before - amazing talent so easy to find once you've been pointed in the right direction. Thank you so much for your wonderful contributions:
Don't forget to share your favorite male artists and songs, help us put together another amazing playlist.