David Archuleta’s List of Music You Should Hear

David Archuleta

1. Tori Amos – “Silent All These Years” – I love how simple and beautiful this song is, allowing you to really pay attention to the story. From the album, Little Earthquakes

2. Natasha Bedingfield – “These Words” – This song inspired me to start writing. Natasha is willing to try new things and her lyrics are so relatable. From the album, Unwritten

3. Tracy Chapman – “Fast Car” – The first time I heard this song, I had goosebumps the entire time I listened to it, and couldn’t stop. It’s a song that lets me escape from everything. From the album, Tracy Chapman

4. Boston – “More Than a Feeling” – I’m not really sure what I loved about this song so much, but it like put me in a trance or something and I kept listening to it over and over. I still love it and it’s one of my favorite songs. From the album, Boston

5. Karen Clark-Sheard – “Higher Ground” – A song that talks about moving forward in life and keeping hopes up. Her singing is amazing. From the album, 2nd Chance

6. Kirk Franklin – “Imagine Me” – Another song that helps remind you of important things and keeps you strong. Kirk Franklin’s music was the first time I really started listening to Gospel music. From the album, Hero

7. Manhattan Transfer – “Birdland” – I love the harmonies in this song and how it’s so unique. From the album, The Very Best of the Manhattan Transfer

8. John Mayer – “Waiting on the World to Change” – John Mayer’s amazing. From the album, Continuum

9. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody” – I don’t really need to explain the greatness of this song, but I’m one of the many who was greatly inspired by Queen. From the album, Queen – Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 &2

10. Led Zeppelin – “Kashmir” – This song showed me how much you could do with a song, and that you didn’t have to follow the typical route for creating music. From the album, Physical Graffiti

11. Yes – “Roundabout” – Another song I loved for how different and creative it was. From the album, Fragile

12. Mariah Carey – “Butterfly” – One of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. From the album, Butterfly

13. Deborah Cox – “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” – I love the power and emotion in her voice. From the album, One Wish

14. Joni Mitchell – “Help Me” – This song was the first time I ever heard Joni Mitchell, and couldn’t stop listening to it. From the album, Hits

15. Stevie Wonder – “Sir Duke” – A great song explaining what music’s all about, by a guy who represents what music’s all about. From the album, Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection

16. Michael Jackson – “Black or White” – One of my favorite Michael Jackson songs. From the album, Number Ones

17. Seal – “Kiss From a Rose” – He’s such a brilliant songwriter, and I love the tone of his voice. From the album, Best: 1991-2004

18. TLC – “Waterfalls” – I listened to this song so much when I was a kid. From the album, CrazySexyCool

19. La India – “Nunca Voy A Olvidarte” – Such a great cover.

20. Alanis Morissette – “Uninvited” – This has such a haunting melody and gives me goosebumps. From the album, The Collection

21. Selena – “Amor Prohibido” – One of the first artists I ever liked listening to. From the album, Amor Prohibido

22. Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth – “For Good” – A song talking about how someone has changed your life for good.

23. Jackie Allen – “When Will I Ever Learn” – I love this cover. It’s always allowed me to calm down when things were crazy. From the album, Tangled

24. Kelly Rowland – “Stole” – I love the blend of styles in the song, and a sad story. From the album, Simply Deep

25. Natalie Cole – “This Will Be” – The tone of Natalie’s voice was so captivating to me when I was little, and I couldn’t stop listening to her music. From the album, “Natalie Cole – Greatest Hits, Vol. 1”

26. Imogen Heap & Frou Frou – “Daylight Robbery” – Such a unique song. I love it. From the album, Speak for Yourself

27. Paul McCartney – “Maybe I’m Amazed” – One of the best classic songs. Great emotion in his voice. From the album, Wingspan (Hits & History)

28. Eva Cassidy – “What a Wonderful World” – One of the greatest songs EVER. Eva has taught me so much about the power music has. I don’t know of anyone else who has such sensitivity to their singing. She brings out the emotion in both the lyric and the music. From the album, Live at Blues Alley

29. Jason Mraz – “Wordplay” – He’s a genius. His lyrics are just amazing, and I love his music. From the album, Mr. A-Z

30. U2 – “Stuck In a Moment You Can’t Get Out of” – I love how their songs are so big and powerful. So much passion in them. From the album, U218 Singles

Source: amazon.com

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~ by archuletafanscene on October 13, 2008.

One Response to “David Archuleta’s List of Music You Should Hear”

  1. I get the biggest kick out of his taste in music. It’s so eclectic that it’s absolutely amazing.

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