Bonus post for today as I didn't want to miss yet another week of Travis' Five on Friday meme considering I missed it last week due to a major case of the "Mehs". Next week we'll be doing Volume 3 of Five Degrees of Musical Progression with a twist included in that we'll all be using the same jumping off point - "Sundown" by Gordon Lightfoot. I'm sure it's going to take us all in totally different directions which should be fun as it's always interesting to see where songs lead other people. If you'd like to join in click on the link above, read the post that explains how to play, and please do!
In the meantime, this week I'm featuring a group that's relatively new to me courtesy of my youngest daughter, Jamie. As you may recall I've definitely widened my listening range through Amanda's musical choices and the same applies to Jamie as nine times out of ten if she's in the car with me it's her iTouch that we're listening to and not my iPod. After every car ride there's usually at least one song from her Apple product that makes it's way to my Apple product and this week's group is no exception.
I knew absolutely nothing about Shinedown, a band that hails from Jacksonville, Florida, other than they had a song that was featured on Rock Band titled "Devour" but that changed recently while driving up to Salem a couple of weekends ago when a song came on that I found myself really liking called "If You Only Knew" and that Jamie now likes to say that she got me stuck on. Yep, she did! She thinks the lead singer for the band, Brent Smith, has an incredible voice and I'm not going to argue there either.
Those of you who are American Idol watchers may remember a song that Chris Daughtry did titled "I Dare You" which is a Shinedown song while "Second Chance", the second single off of their second album The Sound of Madness, is Shinedown's biggest hit to date being their first top 10 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Naturally it's a song that they band hated when they first wrote it!
Anyhow, I couldn't decide on just five songs this week so you get a bonus sixth that I hope you'll enjoy. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go update my iPod with a few more songs ... thanks to my youngest darling daughter!