10. Brad – “The Day Brings”
A relatively unknown band out of Seattle with an amazing song. If you’ve never heard of them, go check it out! This track was released back in 1997 and is one of my all-time favorites.
9. Greg Laswell – “How The Day Sounds”
One of my favorite songs from last 2008! This simple little tune brings a smile to my face every time I hear it.
8. John Lennon – “Imagine”
So simple and it says so much.
7. Tori Amos – “Tear In Your Hand”
I’ve always thought Tori was underrated as an artist and this is my favorite song by her. Very deep song and quite personal.
6. Kate Bush – “This Woman’s Work”
So sad and pretty. Makes me wanna cry it’s so damn good.
5. Ben Folds Five – “Song For The Dumped”
Ever had your heart ripped out and stomped on and you just wanted revenge? Well…this is the song to play JUST before you go and use the key on the car.
4. Billy Joel – “She’s Always A Woman”
Possibly the greatest love song ever? You decide. But this is Joel’s ode to his woman that makes EVERY woman want to hang with an average joe like Joel.
3. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
This classic rock staple will always remind me of Wayne’s World, even if it is one of the greatest opera/rock songs ever (with the exception of Meatloaf, I don’t really know any others!).
2. Elton John – “Love Lies Bleeding/Funeral For A Friend”
For the intro alone, this song belongs high on this list. Elton takes it up on side and down the other. And then he rips into one of his greatest songs EVER.
1. Jerry Lee Lewis – “Great Balls Of Fire”
It’s been well documented that Jerry SHOULD have been the King Of Rock N Roll. Except for some guy named Elvis. Either way, Elvis ain’t making this list. Nobody can pound the ivories like Jerry can! And as cool as it is to see Billy Joel & Elton John on stage, face-to-face, I’d take Lewis setting his piano on fire ANYDAY!
You might be asking yourself…”Where’s Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’?” Well…if I ever do a Top 10 greatest HARMONICA solos I would probably put that song in here. But really…if you listen to it…the piano in “Piano Man” is very subdued. It’s really more of a great lyric song…not so much a great piano song. Just sayin’…