2016 In Memoriam – Playlist

2016 has seen it’s share of tragedies with Musicians.  I know each year there are a lot of musician’s that pass away, but for some reason this year seems to have taken quite a few from us.  Now that the year is almost over, I have updated the list to include musicians that have passed away in the last few months.  I started this back in April/May.  Hopefully that will be it for 2016.  Let’s hope 2017 doesn’t bring more of the same.

In memory of all the artist we have lost so far this year, here is a playlist so we can remember the gift of music that they left us that will live on forever.

David Bowie – January 10th, 2016:  David Bowie just released his album, Black Star, two days earlier on January 8th (his birthday).  He had so many great songs and it was really hard to choose.  I chose “Modern Love” as that was the year I really started obsessing about music.  The year was 1983 and his popularity was on the rise again.  It was that song that made me know who he was and made me go look at what he had done in the past.  Since that time, I have been a fan.

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“Hallelujah” by Pentatonix & Leonard Cohen & Jeff Buckley

One of my all time favorite songs is “Hallelujah” and one of the most covered songs.  I am most familiar with the version by Leonard Cohen (the original) and then of course my personal favorite , Jeff Buckley.

I came across this version by Pentatonix that they released this past week and I have to say I enjoyed it.  It is off their new album, ‘A Pentatonix Christmas’.  It reminded me how great the songs is and always will be.  However, nothing beats Buckley’s version in my opinion. I can enjoy this one as well.

I will share all three versions with you and you can pick your favorite.

Pentatonix:

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