Playlist Rewind 2013, Part 1

This year’s songlists are nearly over, and with just a few weeks left I am plagued with that ever-present trouble of social media, the need to keep moving forward as if we cannot enjoy those things which are already posted online and must always have new, fresh posts. We keep originating content, frantically trying to keep up with the incessant pace of “The Internet”, often without ever really digesting and appreciating what is already available.

Places albumA long time ago, before there was an Internet, people read books, magazines and newspapers. Most newspapers and many magazines were thrown away or recycled after one reading, but most books and many magazines were enjoyed long after they were published. In music it seems as if the music an artist spent many months or years recording has a shelf-life of just a few weeks or months before the music is ‘old’ and fans expect new music.

Mama Lenny and the Remedy albumCertainly wanting more music from your favorite artists is natural, but lest we forget, that older music doesn’t rot or fall to bits because it is a few months, years or decades old. The same goes for older blog content, pinterest board content, etc. It is almost impossible to see those first few pins on a large pinterest board, because the site format favors the ‘new’ pins, and most posts on most blogs are similarly buried and forgotten after a while.

Well, in the case of the music on my songlists, I hate to think that no one will check out that music simply because the posts are old. So, for the rest of this month Ravenmount is looking back at its earlier lists, pulling together 40 songs each week that have been or have become favorites even among all the great music on my lists. Here are the first 40, not ranked and not necessarily my absolute favorites off the lists, but songs that make my ears perk up whenever they come on.

Aqua Aquarius1. Steve Balsamo, Shawn Colvin – “I Don’t Know Why”

2. Aqua – “We Belong to the Sea”

3. Josh Groban, Ladysmith Black Mambazo – “Weeping”

4. Ross Crean – “Fear An Bhata”

5. Cee Lo Green – “Mary, Did You Know?”

6. Hayley Westenra – “Sonny”

7. Michael Ball – “Every Story”

8. Simon & Garfunkel – “A Poem on the Underground Wall”

9. Guillaume Cantillon – “Mamie Ma Belle”

Patrick Dethlefs album10. Jennifer Thysson, Darrel Mayers – “The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby”

11. La Rossignol – “Quanno Nascette Ninno”

12. Patrick Dethlefs – “Fall & Rise”

13. Kenny Rogers – “The Gambler”

14. Poe – “Lemon Meringue”

15. Jane Siberry – “False False Fly” Mislabeled on the album as “The Water is Wide”

16. Dar Williams – “Storm King”

17. The Clancy Brothers – “All Around the Loney-O”

Keith Harkin album18. Keith Harkin – “Take It Away Boys”

19. Thea Gilmore – “The Lower Road”

20. The Wailin’ Jennys – “Racing With the Sun”

21. Darrell Coyle – “You”

22. Places – “The Fire”

23. Europe – “Tomorrow”

24. Graznya Auguscik – “Moon Is a Harsh Mistress”

Darrell Coyle EP125. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – “Anybody Else”

26. Chris De Burgh – “A Spaceman Came Travelling”

27. Justin Roth – “Shine”

28. Mumford & Sons – “Timshel”

29. Brooks Williams – “Weary of the Moon”

30. Katie Glassman – “Honey Pie”

31. Fierce Bad Rabbit – “Chasing After Things (We Don’t Know the Names)”

Katie Glassman Snapshot32. Brandi Carlile – “The Story”

33. Paolo Nutini – “Keep Rolling”

34. Celtic Thunder – “Steal Away”

35. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – “Fool”

36. The Irish Rovers – “The Wind That Shakes the Corn”

37. Vienna Teng – “The Atheist Christmas Carol”

38. Regina Spektor – “Don’t Leave Me [Ne Me Quitte Pas]”

39. Shauna Mullins – “The Wee Weaver”

40. Young Dubliners – “Follow Me Up to Carlow”

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Independent music blogger/arts enthusiast/theorist currently working in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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