CP S16 EP01 2022 – BEST OF 2021

Hudson Gardens Holiday Light Show. Picture courtesy of Claire Mannato.

Jan 03, 2022 – Happy New Year! Thousands of fans flooded the 12th Annual Colorado Playlist Listener Poll last month, making it one of the four best years over the past twelve. There were also a record number of categories for you to vote in.

One interesting aspect this year = songs and artists/bands selected as best of the year not showing up in the TOP 40 Colorado radio spin chart.

Spotify and YouTube playlists are at the bottom of CP LISTENER POLL/TOP 40 2021

The weekly TOP 5 and monthly Top 30 thanks to Spinitron – built to benefit non-commercial community/public and college radio and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents at Spinitron.com

Did you MISS listening to the show this weekend? You’re in luck. You can stream it throughout the week – or listen via FM radio if you’re around one of the stations airing it.

Thanks to those who support the Colorado Playlist, including 2020 EyeVenue in Westminster.

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Every week I feature four of the newest songs featured in the show. You get to weight in by voting “I like it,” “MEH, it’s ok,” or “I don’t like it.” The votes help to determine what stays in the library for the year.

The MMMM is sponsored by Starr’s Guitars, serving the Cedaredge, Colorado, music community for over 20 years – and online at www.starrsguitars.com


Cary Morin’s Ghost Dog Trust (2021) – Fan Favorite Single Release of the Year
Andy Sydow Alibi – Time Stands Between EP (2021) – Fan Favorite Male Vocal Performance
Ambar LucidGet Lost In the Music – Get Lost In the Music (2021)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsMavis – Live at Red Rocks/September 20, 2020 (2021)
The Velveteers Charmer And The Snake – Nightmare Daydream (2021)
Unindicted Co-ConspiratorsTo Catch A Thief (2021) – Fan Favorite Rock/Hard Rock/Punk Song of the Year
YaSi Guilty (2021)
Porlolo Ain’t No Use – No Praise, No Blame (2021)
Moon WalkerThe TV Made Me Do It – Truth to Power (2021) – Fan Favorite Video of the Year
Eddie Turner Dignify Me – Change In Me (2021)
Ryan ChrysChoosing You – Hearts Deluge (2021) – Fan Favorite Americana/Country Song of the Year
Matt Skellenger TrioSimple Life – The South Ivy 3 (2021) – Fan Favorite Jazz Album of the Year


Everybody Loves An Outlaw Rebels & Outlaws (2021) – Fan Favorite Pop/Rock Song of the Year + Female Vocal Performance
Jaguar StevensAll the Things He Said – Jaguar Stevens (2021) – Fan Favorite Alternative/Indie Song of the Year + New Band of the Year
Musketeer Gripweed More Than Ever – More Than Ever (2021) – Fan Favorite Soul/Funk/R&B Song of the Year
The Burroughs Zero Sum Game (2021)
Antonio LopezRoots and Wings – Roots and Wings (2021) – Fan Favorite Album of the Year + Folk/Singer Songwriter Song of the Year
Chris Daniels & Hazel Miller Born Under A Bad Sign What We Did! (2021) – Fan Favorite Cover /Remake of the Year #5/Top 40 2021
The High HawksSinging a Mountain Song – The High Hawks (2021) #7/Top 40 2021
Leftover SalmonBrand New Good Old Days – Brand New Good Old Days (2021) #6/Top 40 2021
The LumineersBrightside (2021) #4/Top 40 2021
A.J. FullertonSlippin’ Away – The Forgiver and the Runaway (2021) #3/Top 40 2021
West Side Joe & The Men of Soul Vacate My Heart – Keep On Climbin’ (2021) #2/Top 40 2021
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsSurvivor – The Future (2021) #1/Top 40 2021
2b3 Purple Haze – Jimi (2021)

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