After a week of Thanksgiving and surviving the mayhem of Black Friday, I thought it would be good on this Sunday to take account and share some personal favorites when it comes to the world of music.

If we ever sat down together knees to knees, these are the kinds of things

I would ask you to get a conversation started. I quote the incomparable Stevie Wonder, “Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand.”

Favorite pick-me-up songs1. Vampire Weekend — “This Life”

2. Leon Bridges — “If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)”

3. The Marcus King Band — “Where I’m Headed”

4. Electric Light Orchestra — “Mr. Blue Sky”

5. Rufus & Chaka Khan — “Tell Me Something Good”

Favorite cover versions1. P.J. Morton (Featuring Yebba) — “How Deep is Your Love” (Bee Gees)

2. Brothertiger — “This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)” (Talking Heads)

3. Sixpence None The Richer — “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (Crowded House)

4. The Lumineers — “Walls” (Tom Petty)

5. Maren Morris — “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” (Elton John)

Favorite Saturday night songs1. Prince — “I Wanna Be Your Lover”

2. Sade’ — “No Ordinary Love”

3. Stevie Ray Vaughan — “Pride and Joy”

4. Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose — “Too Late to Turn Back Now”

5. The Suffers — “Giver”

Favorite Sunday morning songs1. The Allman Brothers Band — “Melissa”

2. Bob Marley & The Wailers — “Waiting in Vain”

3. Kacey Musgraves — “Slow Burn”

4. Alabama Shakes — “Sound & Color”

5. Hozier — “Movement”

Songs that slappa da’ bass1. Yes — “Roundabout”

2. The Fifth Dimension — “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”

3. Stevie Wonder — “I Was Made to Love Her”

4. Red Hot Chili Peppers — “Give It Away”

5. Rush — “YYZ”

Favorite road trip songs1. Tom Petty — “American Girl”

2. Billy Preston — “Will It Go ‘Round in Circles”

3. Jim Croce — “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim”

4. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings — “100 Days, 100 Nights”

5. Elvis Costello — “Pump It Up”

Original Greenwood grooves1. Bad Weather States — “Elizabeth”

2. The Jack Bartley Band — “Cannonball”

3. The Mezz — “Let’s Get Funky”

4. Steven Galloway — “Break Time”

5. The Old Earthquake — “Tell Me It’s the Old West”

Best songs released in 19791. Led Zeppelin — “Fool in the Rain”

2. Chic — “Good Times”

3. Queen — “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

4. The Clash — “London Calling”

5. Earth Wind & Fire — “Boogie Wonderland”

Top songs to serve with dinner1. Dave Brubeck Orchestra — “Take Five”

2. Frank Sinatra — “Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)”

3. Artie Shaw — “Begin the Beguine”

4. Diana Krall — “Let’s Fall in Love”

5. Jamie Cullum — “What a Difference a Day Made”

Paul Crutcher is the broadcast specialist and XLR Radio general manager at Lander University.