ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Top 10 Songs You Should Know But Don't - Part II

Updated on July 20, 2012

Here comes Part II. Again, here we shall celebrate 10 songs which deserve to have a larger following. Not every song will be for everyone, but take a listen, give these guys credit and hopefully, you'll discover a new favourite. Leave your thoughts and comments below. Tell us if you think something is missing from the list.
Part one can be found here

6) Alex Gardiner - Complications

Easily being the most obscure of the 10 (less than 30k views on this song), Mr Gardiner's following seems to be overwhelming made up of admirers of his appearance, rather than his songs. However, this song is very simple and sweet with his vocal talents standing out. The fact it is just him and a guitar to supply chords, lets his full vocal range come across. It's really quite something. Give him a few years and you could be looking at the next Ed Sheeran.

7) Zebrahead - Hell Yeah

From the most obscure peaceful song to the heaviest and most well known. What sort of song is it you ask? ...well 'Hell Yeah!' has an exclamation mark in the title....need I elaborate? A hybrid of metal and american punk, the energy and vocals really makes this a good song for getting 'pumped'. The bridge's vocal have such sharp emphasis on the end of each word (without shouting) that they quite simply scream energy and excitement. It's not for everyone and sounds very Americanised (especially to a Brit like myself) but if you like this music, you'll be bouncing off the walls for the next 220 seconds.

8) [spunge] - Friend Called Fred

What is the genre?.....ummmm, Ska infused with the power chords of punk and a bit of pop mixed in to be sure. This song complains about an imaginary friend and is a bit silly ... yet masses of fun. The chorus invites you to sing along, the solo is impressive without sounding overpowering, the ska-esque guitar is quirky and the whole song is gives off a pleasantly boisterous feeling. It's easy to imagine having a good time a very small festival, as the sun fades, tipsily singing the [spunge]'s chords and imitating the solo with la-la-la's.

9) Laura Cantrell - Two Seconds

A favourite of John Peel and Liam Roddens, this song wants you to think, to feel and more importantly, cry. Don't get me wrong, it's not depressing, just powerful. It's one of those songs - you know, the ones which you put on and you think about the world, your life and all the rest. This quiet song which is crafted well enough for there to be a great sense of depth to it. The tale of a the power of love with a country twist to it. How this song was not a massive hit bewilders me to this very day.

10) Poets of the Fall - Given And Denied

Beautiful, powerful and heartfelt. Every instrument from the drums to the guitar understands their role and works perfectly to bolster the tone and vocals of this melancholic song. Whether you know the message or not, it seems like it is a very important one - quite an achievement. Simply put, this song has a soul.

Which is your favourite song from this Top 10.

See results

So what are your thoughts? Would you put any of these songs in your own lists? Have you been introduced to any new favourite bands? Comment below.

And if this list has tickled your fancy, then follow me for future ones, or take a look at previous lists such as:


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      3 years ago

      Hi Dwaye,There's a lot of value with your videos. Great job of lyinag out the´╗┐ core concepts of keyword research. People that need to learn more about these concepts are sure to benefit from this high value lesson!All the best,Jim Jinright

    • Hazzabanana8 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Southern Realms of England

      Thanks...can I take a guess at your least favourite?...number 7?

    • profile image

      Music Lover 

      6 years ago

      Great s0ngs, I agree with most of them!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)