Saturday, August 31, 2013

The 11 Best Songs By Ellie Goulding

Today is the true first full day of college football.  The college football is the ultimate single elimination tournament.  The entire season is the playoffs.  Whether it's fair to the teams that slip up on the first week of the season has been the hotly debated controversy for years.  Teams that may have a slow start and lose a couple of tight early games to strong competition are all but eliminated from the championship even if by the end of the season they're playing as strong or as skillful as the best teams in the country.  College football is one of the only places where people aren't rewarded for improvement.  You have to be perfect from the first step.  Imagine if music believed the same thing.  Anyone who ever started on an indie label would all but be forgotten.  Nirvana, Green Day, The Arcade Fire, The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Skrillex, N.W.A., and thousand mores would be footnotes rather than trailblazers.  Ellie Goulding wouldn't have had second life with "Lights."  She would be second string, hoping for a spot at some second tier festival like Joe's Backyard BBQ opening for the likes of Missing Persons and Candlebox.

Here are the 11 Best Songs By Ellie Goulding:
  1. Lights (Bright Lights)
  2. Every Time You Go (Lights)
  3. Ritual (Halcyon Deluxe Edition)
  4. Only You (Halcyon)
  5. Little Dreams (Bright Lights)
  6. Under The Sheets (Lights)
  7. Your Song (Bright Lights)
  8. Anything Could Happen (Halcyon)
  9. Believe Me (Bright Lights)
  10. Guns and Horses (Lights)
  11. Starry Eyed (Lights)
Buy Ellie Goulding's new expanded album, Halcyon!

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