Friday, February 26, 2010

Top 5 Friday - Pop/Rock Music

This week's Top 5 list is
Top 5 Pop/Rock Music Bands.

By "Pop" and "Rock," I mean music that is fairly recent and radio-bound (rock and roll, pop, alternative, etc.). And by "Bands," I mean people that actually PLAY their own instruments.

#5 - The Cranberries

Best known for: Early 90s hits--"Dreams," "Linger," "Zombies"

Rock out to "Promises" (but ignore the weird video)

Mellow low to "Ode to My Family"

#4 - The Hives

Best known for: Mid-2000s hit--"Hate to Say I Told You So" (also on Spider-Man Movie Soundtrack) as well as songs used in recent Nike ads and movie trailers

Rock out to "Die Alright"

Not too much mellow about The Hives, so rock again to "Hey Little World"

#3 - Franz Ferdinand

Best known for: Mid-2000s hit--"Take Me Out"

Punk out to "Do You Want To"

Break your heart to "Fade Together"

#2 - U2

Best known for: Being the most successful band on the planet.

Rock out to "All Because of You"

Express your codependency to "All I Want is You"

#1 - The Presidents of the United States of America

Best known for: Early 90s hits "Peaches" and "Lump" -- and Weird Al Yankovic's parody "Gump", seen here:

The Presidents of the U.S.A. also sang the opening song "Cleveland Rocks" for the Drew Carey Show.

As for The PUSA alone, rock out to the fun lovin' "Mach 5"

And learn about geothermal systems without poopin' your Pampers to "Volcano"

Okay, here's the sad part: I don't have the latest album from four of these bands--all but The Hives, and they're probably about to release a new CD soon. Time to catch up!

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