I went out walking a few dogs today and thought about your question. That’s hard because I bounce around in every single genre, minus hard rock. But I’ll give you mine and you tell me yours.

Top three songs of all time:

  1. Luther Vandross “I’m Only Human”
  2. The Beatles “Come Together”
  3. Marvin Gaye “Got to Give It Up”

Top three pop songs I love:

  1. Selena Gomez “Bad Liar”
  2. Lauv “I Like Me Better”
  3. Shawn Mendes “Lost In Japan”

Top three new school R&B songs:

  1. Sade “Love Is Stronger than Pride”
  2. Alicia Keys (cover) “How Come You Don’t Call”
  3. Elle Varner “Leaf”

Top three emo-hip hop songs:

  1. J. Cole “Foldin Clothes”

2. Jidenna “Vaporiza”

3. Meek Mill/Justin Timberlake “Believe” (As of this past weekend)

Top three non-emo hip-hop songs:

  1. J. Cole and Wale “My Boy”
  2. T.I./Killer Mike/B. Rossi “40 Acres”
  3. Rapsody “Whoopi”

Top three country songs:

  1. Jerrod Niemann “What Do You Want” (Oooh, I felt a way about this song because I was going through the same thing he was going through when I heard it)
  2. Blake Shelton “Sure Be Cool If You Did”
  3. Brad Paisley “Waiting on a Woman”

Top three jazz songs (clearly I have a favorite):

  1. Herbie Hancock “Chameleon”
  2. Herbie Hancock “Cantaloupe Island”
  3. Herbie Hancock “Watermelon Man”

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