One of the hidden gems on Leon Bridges’ 2016 record, Coming Home.
There have been a lot of really great songs released in 2019. This year, we will be revealing our top 100 songs five tunes at a time all the way to number one. Here are our picks for 25-21
25. Sheer Mag – Hardly To Blame
A singalong chorus enhances the bounciness on this Rocker of a song from the Philly based group.
24. Leon Bridges and Khruangbin – Texas Sun
Two soon to be Texas legends, Leon Bridges from Fort Worth and Houston’s Khruangbin team up on a classic sounding single.
23. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings
The undeniable chemistry on this stand-alone (so far) single from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings makes for sweet harmony filled listening, courtesy of the San Saba Songbird from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
22. Yes Factory – Radio Waves
Some Matthew Sweet vintage Power Pop for the new age. The band is from Rockford Illinois and features Ian Zander, son of Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander. This apple falls not so far from the Rock tree.
21. DeWolff – It Ain’t Easy
One of our more pleasant Rock and Roll finds from 2018, it took us a bit to get used to the Jamiroquai vibes on this one from their latest two-song E.P. but after a few studious listens of this one, the mid-song guitar noodling sold us big time.
Midland – Put The Hurt In Me
Gearing up for the release of a new record, these boys do 80’s Country with the best of them. I’m really trying not to like this band, but they are definitely growing on me.
Rodney Crowell and Lyle Lovett – What You Gonna Do Now
We already putting a placeholder for Rodney Crowell and his new album Texas in the top ten of albums of the year, but in the meantime here is another song to be enjoyed.
Jesse Malin – Meet Me At The End Of The World
Jesse Malin, a favorite of Rock Is The New Roll, absolutely never disappoints
. Here, he is a bit more upbeat and his Lou Reed vocal delivery seems to go places we have not heard in a while.
Corb Lund and Hayes Carll – On The Cover of the Rolling Stone
A single released in advance of his new record, here he teams up with Hayes Carll to deliver a pretty darn good ‘make it their own’ version of a terrific song. Maybe they’ll get their picture on the cover.
Leon Bridges – That Was Yesterday
The latest from the San Cooke Meets Marvin Gaye Soul Singer.
DeWolff – Share the Ride
One of our favorite Rock and Roll bands du jour, DeWolff brings a template of 70’s rock with a modern flair. Listen closely for a touch of Creedence as well.