Sunday, August 27, 2017

Taylor Swift: Top 50 Songs

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In honor of Taylor Swift’s latest single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” Dave’s Music Database has compiled its list of her top 50 songs. DMDB lists are aggregates of multiple best-of lists with sales figures, airplay, and awards figured into the mix as well. Appearances on compilations, live albums, and Taylor Swift-specific best-of lists are also factored in.

Look What You Made Me Do (2017)


Taylor Swift’s Top 50 Songs

Tim McGraw (2006)

1. Blank Space (2014)
2. Shake It Off (2014)
3. You Belong with Me (2008)
4. Love Story (2008)
5. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (2012)

Teardrops on My Guitar (2006)

6. I Knew You Were Trouble (2012)
7. Bad Blood (2014)
8. Mine (2010)
9. Style (2014)
10. 22 (2012)

Love Story (2008)

11. Teardrops on My Guitar (2006)
12. Mean (2010)
13. Back to December (2010)
14. Our Song (2006)
15. Wildest Dreams (2014)

You Belong with Me (2008)

16. White Horse (2008)
17. Fiftee (2008)
18. Red (2012)
19. Fearless (2008)
20. Everything Has Changed (with Ed Sheeran, 2012)

Mine (2010)

21. Tim McGraw (2006)
22. Begin Again (2012)
23. The Story of Us (2010)
24. Ours (2011)
25. State of Grace (2012)

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (2012)

26. Today Was a Fairytale (2010)
27. Should’ve Said No (2006)
28. Out of the Woods (2014)
29. Picture to Burn (2006)
30. Safe & Sound (with Civil Wars, 2011)

I Knew You Were Trouble (2012)

31. Sparsk Fly (2010)
32. All Too Well (2012)
33. I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (with Zayn, 2016)
34. Eyes Open (2012)
35. Dear John (2010)

Shake It Off (2014)

36. Speak Now (2010)
37. Enchanted (2010)
38. Forever & Always (2008)
39. Two Is Better Than One (2009)
40. You’re Not Sorry (2008)

Blank Space (2014)

41. Welcome to New York (2014)
42. Both of Us (with B.o.B., 2012)
43. Jump Then Fall (2009)
44. Long Live (2010)
45. New Romantics (2014)

Style (2014)

46. Half of My Heart (with John Mayer, 2009)
47. Highway Don’t Care (with Tim McGraw, 2013)
48. Haunted (2010)
49. Better Than Revenge (2010)
50. Holy Ground (2012)

Bad Blood (2014)


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Friday, August 25, 2017

MusiCares Person of the Year

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First given in 1991, the MusiCares Person of the Year is an award presented by the Recording Academy (who also presents the Grammys) to acknowledge musicians’ artistic achievement and philanthropic dedication. On August 25, 2017, Fleetwood Mac was named as the 2018 recipient, the first group to be given the honor.


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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Kennedy Center Honors

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The 2017 Kennedy Center Honors were named today and will receive the awards on December 2, 2017. This year’s music recipients are Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J, and Lionel Richie. As the site says, the Kennedy Center Honors have fulfilled “a tradition of recognizing the lifelong accomplishments and extraordinary talents of our nations' most-prestigious artists.” The Kennedy Center was established in 1971 and in 1978 the Honors program was created to recognize icons of the art in music, theater, dance, and film. Listed below are the music-related honorees and the years in which they received the honor, from 1978 to 2017:


A-B


C-D


E-F-G


H-I-J


K-L


M-N-O

  • Yo-Yo Ma (2011)
  • Paul McCartney (2010)
  • Zubin Mehta (2006)
  • Gian Carlo Menotti (1984)
  • Yehudi Menuhin (1986)
  • Nathan Milstein (1987)
  • Rita Moreno (2015)
  • Willie Nelson (1998)
  • Jessye Norman (1997)
  • Eugene Ormandy (1982)
  • Seiji Ozawa (2015)

P-Q-R


S

  • Carlos Santana (2013)
  • Alexander Schneider (1988)
  • William Schuman (1989)
  • Pete Seeger (1994)
  • Rudolf Serkin (1981)
  • Robert Shaw (1991)
  • Beverly Sills (1985)
  • Paul Simon (2002)
  • Frank Sinatra (1983)
  • George Solti (1993)
  • Stephen Sondheim (1993)
  • Bruce Springsteen (2009)
  • Mavis Staples (2016)
  • Isaac Stern (1984)
  • Rise Stevens (1990)
  • Sting (2014)
  • Barbra Streisand (2008)
  • Jule Styne (1990)

T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z


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