I don't have a very wide spectrum of musical selections. I hate 99% of all country music. The 99% I don't like is the songs about tractors, girls, drinking, and farming. The 1% I do find myself always listening to is basically two artists: Rascal Flatts and Garth Brooks. And really, I don't listen to all that much Rascal Flatts, but I do listen to a lot of Garth Brooks. By far my favorite song of his is The Dance. Unfortunately, Garth doesn't allow his music on YouTube, but I did find this tribute to Dale Sr. (The song starts about 2:50)
This song means a lot to me as I lost a close friend about a year and a half ago and this song captures my feelings exactly. Garth really hit it out of the park with this one.
When it comes to rock music, I have a larger selection of songs I enjoy as my dad always played rock music from the 80s as I was growing up. There isn't one particular band I remember most, honestly, but one of the songs we both like a lot is Slow Ride by Foghat
For a more alternative type of rock music, I'm a big fan of the band Boys Like Girls. There are numerous songs of theirs that I enjoy, but easily my most favorite is one that few people seem to have heard, Five Minutes to Midnight
One of my favorite singers also happens to be Michael Jackson. There are very few songs of his I don't like and I love just about all of them, which makes it hard to pick just one song to post here.
The music I really enjoy, however, is the R&B, hip-hop, and rap music. I'll try to spare most of you with the rap/hip-hop music as it isn't popular among the.....demographic of this site (A.K.A. you old people). But possibly my favorite artist is Mike Posner, a Duke graduate who released his first CD last year. While his CD was good, the stuff he did on his mixtapes and other songs are his best work.
That song is from his 2nd mixtape. In my opinion, both of his mixtapes are better than his CD. He had such a huge underground following with these mixtapes that he was doing tours at colleges based solely on those songs from those mixtapes prior to his CD release. That doesn't mean he hasn't put out good songs since then, as his cover of Rolling in the Deep is the best one I've heard.
Lastly, I'll leave you with one rap song, as maybe I'll spend a whole blog on rap music. Ogre posted one of his songs in the past, but that's not my favorite song of his. XV is a rapper I just recently was introduced to and he's moving up my charts in terms of favorite artists.