December 14, 2005
One of the best things about today's online music services is the opportunity to purchase individual songs for unlimited listening regardless of whether or not they have been released as a single. Each week I uncover some of the best pop tracks to download from online music services. The music will range widely across pop genres. The tracks listed may not be available at all of the major online music services.
Read lists from previous weeks.
1. Dave Matthews Band - Time of the Season
The Dave Matthews Band deliver an intimate live version of the Zombies #1 pop hit from the 60's.
2. Shakira featuring Carlos Santana - Illegal
3. James Blunt - High
James Blunt's voice is difficult to describe, but it is addictive listening. "High" is another beautiful ballad from the Back To Bedlam album.
4. Madonna - Future Lovers
5. White Stripes - My Doorbell
6. The Darkness - English Country Garden
It's hard to get enough of the guilty pleasure of the Darkness reviving the glory days of 70's and 80's album rock. This is another track to enjoy.
7. INXS - Devil's Party
If you were worried that INXS may abandon their classic funk-rock sound with new vocalist JD Fortune, then listen to this track and feel your worries drift away.
8. Cast of 'Rent' - Santa Fe
The music from Rent is an intriguing blend of classic Broadway musical song structure and sounds borrowed from contemporary pop.
9. Juelz Santana - Changes
Juelz Santana's album What the Game's Been Missing! yields an abundance of great songs.