"First it was Michael Jackson, then it was Amy Winehouse and now the magnificent Whitney Houston. I'd like to have every gentleman and lady in this room commit themselves to get our government to legalize drugs."
My Top Ten list of the year has very little, if any connection, with what people who still pay attention to the hipster music scene and read the Billboard charts would consider the best records of the year. And to be honest, I don't give a crap.
Judy Garland said it best a long time ago: "I remember the first time I heard Tony sing on a record years ago. I thought, That sound! He isn't copying anyone! His sound gets into your ear and into your heart."