So, it’s Valentine’s Day. Let’s celebrate the day with yet another list. Who doesn’t love a good list? My criteria for my lists are that they must be living AND performing now (hey, it’s my list, I can make whatever criteria I want). I’m going to make two very distinctive lists. The first list, being the top (in my opinion) romantic and heartwarming singers. The other list, is for those of you celebrating “singles awareness day” and there for is hard, dark and heavy. The lists are in no particular order.
Top 10 romantic singers/performers touring:
1.) Celine Dion – Of course she’s on this list. Every time you think about a large ship, you probably have “My Heart Will Go On” on repeat inside your head. Luckily for everyone, she’s still on tour in Vegas.
2.) Taylor Swift – So sure, sweet and good. She’s every guys dream girl and every girl’s best friend. She understands the female angst and sings all about it, but manages to make it sound sweet.
3.) Bryan Adams – How many great love songs did this guy do? His two most popular were probably “Have you Ever Really Loved a Woman” and “(Everything I do) I do it for you”.
4.) Barry Manilow – Mr. Romantic songs himself! With songs like “Mandy”, “Can’t Smile Without You”, and “Could it Be Magic?” he’s an obvious choice for this list.
5.) Rod Stewart – With his career in its fifth decade, Mr. Stewart has been exceptionally popular with the ladies ever since. Hehas sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the bestselling artists of all time. He’s touring with another romantic artist, Ms. Stevie Nicks.
6.) Enrique Iglesias- Yum. Regardless of the fact that he makes good music or not, he is exceptionally attractive. His latest album with his Latin styling is sure to woo the ladies once again.
7.) Justin Bieber – Ah, the Bieb. That hair! That smile! The ‘tweeners just love him, and the rest of the world does too for that matter.
8.) Harry Connick, Jr. – He acts, he sings, he composes. He has enough personality to fill an entire auditorium. He makes the ladies swoon. Gentlemen, you should take note of this man.
9.) Rascal Flatts – Their country songs nearly all explode with love and affection for their family and friends. You can’t listen to any of their songs and not have warm fuzzies. They also Thave raised and donated millions of dollars to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. How can you not love that?
10.) Rush – They’re just REALLY good. I can’t think of one guy I know that doesn’t have a “man crush” on them.
Top 10 least romantic singers/performers touring:
1.) Apocalyptica– Yea, heavy, rock grunge music doesn’t exactly convey that loving feeling.
2.) Lil’ Wayne – Maybe it’s just me, but I find all his tattoos to be especially offputting. Or maybe it’s the grill….
3.) Kid Rock – Granted, he might be slowly turning the corner from his former darker, drug and booze filled rap days, but he’s still not universally appealing on a first date.
4.) Lewis Black – I’m surprised that man hasn’t had a heart attack yet! He is a ball of rage! Avoid, avoid, avoid when you want a nice romantic evening.
5.) Social Distortion – Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Social D, but punk and romance don’t go together unless you’re Avril Lavigne.
6.) K$sha – Someone give that girl a bath! Her club/techno music is not good for snuggling.
7.) Widespread Panic – Jam Band. You’d sooner have an urge for some munchies before looking for love at one of WP’s shows.
8.) Dispatch – Hard Rock =/= Romance. Sorry, it’s true.
9.) Barney Live In Concert - Birthday Bash! – Giant Purple Dinosaur with a Baby Voice. Need I say more?
10.) Trey Anastasio from Phish. – Pleas see description for WP.
What are some of your favorite romantic or polar opposite of romantic musicians/peformers??