Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Accordion Delight

Ever since I started playing the accordion back in the days living on Martha's Vineyard, I have gotten strange looks. For those of you who could die happy if you never heard the accordion again, this list is for you. For those of you who appreciate the uniqueness of the instrument and are looking for more songs to enjoy, this list is for you. For those of you looking to be swayed, this list is for you. I have scoured my own music library for 20 of the best songs I could find that use the accordion. I think I did a good job of appealing to a wide variety of genres and uses of the accordion.

TOP 20 Accordion Songs....
(from my library, not necessarily of all time) goes:

1. Tom Waits – “Cold, Cold Ground”
2. Beirut – “Mount Wroclai (Idle Days)”
3. Patty Griffin – “Chief”
4. Sigur Ros – “ViĆ° Spilum Endalaust”
5. Billy Joel – “Piano Man”
6. Silversun Pickups – “Lazy Eye (Jimmy Tamborello Accordion Mix)
7. Anathallo – “Yuki! Yuki! Yuki!”
8. Sufjan Stevens – “Decatur, Or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!”
9. Wilco – “Why Would You Wanna Live”
10. Andrew Bird – “Armchairs”
11. The Decemberists – “Annan Water”
12. The New Pornographers – “Go Places”
13. Paper Route – “Be Healed”
14. Iron & Wine – “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”
15. Loudon Wainwright – “Passion Play”
16. Mumford & Sons – “Winter Winds”
17. Jars of Clay – “Goodbye, Goodnight”
18. Kate Rusby – “Awkward Annie”
19. Argyle Johansen – “Candlestick”
20. Augustana – “Sunday Best”

Happy listening!

1 comment:

  1. You have way too much time on your hands... I love it. :) I'm planning to give you a call sometime this coming week, what time of day or day of the week is best?