#1 ADULT POP SONG OF 2012
Pop may have had radical ups and downs moments throughout its history but the more laid back version of it, which i label adult pop, consistently delivers beautiful music for the more heartfelt ear. This years list ranges from commercial radio to world music and is certain to include some artists you’ve never heard of. CARRIE MANOLAKOS gets the top spot because of the shivers she sent me when she hit the crescendo in her live version of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’. I’d given almost anything to have been sitting in that supper theatre that night. You’ll understand when you get goosebumps too. That’s not the only cover here. It’s been a good year for tributes, the kind that not only reinterprets but keeps adding life to the song.
01 CARRIE MANOLAKOS Creep [Radiohead cover]
02 BETTYE LAVETTE I’m Not the One [Black Keys cover]
03 FORT FRANCES Summertime [DJ Jazzy Jeff cover]
04 PLAN B Deepest Shame
05 COLD SPECKS Winter Solstice
06 NORAH JONES Good Morning
07 ADELE Skyfall [James Bond theme]
08 GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS One Heart Missing
09 EMELI SANDE Every Teardrop is Waterfall [Coldplay cover]
10 AMADOU & MARIAM f. SANTIGOLD Dougou Badia
11 MUFFINZ,THE Ghetto
12 KENDRA MORRIS Today (no vid available)
13 JESSIE WARE Night Light
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