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My Top 5 Music Moments of 2005

1. Live8 Live: Music Makes The People Come Together


Top performances by Madonna, Coldplay, Robbie Williams and the Killers. If you missed it, you can purchase the DVD of all the performances around the world. See some of the highlights here and here.

2. Melissa Etheridge Comeback Performance


After her struggle with breast cancer, rocker Melissa Etheridge gloriously returned to the stage during the 2005 Grammy Awards to perform a Janis Joplin tribute. If you missed it, watch it here.

3. Eurythmics Comeback Performance


The Eurythmics showed a younger generation of artists how it is done at this year's American Music Awards. If you missed the performance, you can see it here.

4. Kayne West Get Political and Reaches Out to Gays.


Kanye West not only made headlines because of his top-selling second album. He also criticized the Bush administration in a live telecast that was held to raise money for Hurricane Katrina Victims (watch it again here). A weeks earlier, he was in the news when he denounced homophobia in hip hop. If you missed his MTV interview about gays, you can watch it here.

5. Antony & The Johnson Win British Mercury Award


Antony's controversial win of the coveted British Mercury Music Award showed that it is okay to be your own person and make unique artistic choices, and still receive such a high-profile "vote of confidence." Antony told me later that much of the controversy about his win was made up in the media.

December 27, 2005 in Audio & Video Stream | Permalink


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