Friday Five : ˈfrī-(ˌ)dā,-dē ˈfīv : On the sixth day of every week I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes and share my five and drop a little knowledge and insight for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, sometimes there isn’t. Sometimes we have guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up your media player of choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments.
Editor’s Note: While short on time, it occurred to me that I always have time for some twitter-sized goodness so this week’s five is all in 140 characters or less. @michaelparr
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Little Wing” (From Axis: Bold as Love, 1967)
While possibly cliché, this is my favorite Hendrix tune. Simple, soulful and beautiful, this is easily on my desert island song list.
Enuff Z’Nuff – “New Thing” (mp3) (from Enuff Z’Nuff, 1989)
Day-glo attire and pop-metal leanings aside, Enuff Z’Nuff were one of the most underrated power pop bands of the ’80s and ’90s.
Bryan Adams – “Heat of the Night” (from So Far So Good, 1993)
Does anyone truly dislike Bryan Adams? If pressed to name the essential ’80s records, Reckless would always be mentioned in the top 10.
Counting Crows – “Angels of the Silences” (from Recovering the Satellites, 1996)
I recall seeing the band on the Recovering the Satellites tour and how powerful this track is live. Adam is dynamic when he wants to be.
Bon Jovi – “Never Say Goodbye” (mp3) (from Slippery When Wet, 1986)
The ultimate prom song, I look at this record and wonder how it is that 23 years later this band is still flogging the same dead horse.
What’s your Five?