Musician Jared Rehberg's Top 20 Favorite Asian American Artists And Songs

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

When I made the post 25 songs by Asian American artists you should know a couple of weeks back, Jared Rehberg, a singer and songwriter who also works a day gig down in ImaginAsian TV's interactive department, shot me over a list of artists he thought should make their way into a post - so I asked if he wouldn't mind sending me a top 20 list of his own.

Here's what Jared sent on over:

My Favorite Asian American Artists and songs (in no particular order):

1. johnny hi-fi (rock) - The "Passive Killer" and "This is the song"

2. kevin so (rock/r&B/pop) - "Brighter Day" and "love suite"

3. flow sik (rap) - "Find a way out" and "Hate"

4. susie suh (pop) - "won't you come again" and "shell"

5. pete miser (rap) - "so sensitive" and "scent of a robot"

6. carol bui (rock) - "rockville" and "qua cau gio bay"

7. chan (rap) - "part of the nation" and "lonely road"

8. heather park (r&B) - "your woman" and "if i didn't love you"

9. ken oak (pop) - "inda" and "end credits"

10. thomas'apartment (rock) - "temperature" and "coda"

11. asobi seksu (rock) - "walk on the moon" and "umi de no jisatsu"

12. corrine may (pop) - "everything in it's time" and "safe in a crazy world"

13. vienna teng (pop) - "gravity" and "harbor"

14. jinny kim folk/pop) - "hold on" and "ophelia"

15. cynthia lin (folk/pop) - "i'm shy" and "blue and borderlined"

16. vudoo soul (R&B/pop) - "lover come over" and "lazy"

17. taiyo na (raP) - "love is growth" and "kasama"

18. maggie kim (pop) - "perfect" and "not even a white girl"

19. koba (rap) - "rise up move" and "when the wind"

20. kristine sa (pop) "in my mind" and "don't come home"

other notables:

jay legaspi (folk/pop) "maggie"
paperdoll (rock) "if nothing happened"
the speaks (rock) "regret"
matt sia (singer/songerwriter) "marquette"
franki love (singer/songwriter) "shadow"
alfa (folk/pop) - "wear your shoes" and "footnote"
peelander Z (cosplay punk/fun) "hapee pee"
scott tang(piano/pop) "freeway"
kyoshi graves(pop/rock) "chase"
jeff iftekaruddin (glorified rock) "reigning"
daniel ho (grammy winning slack guitar/pop) "no apologies"
sumeet (groovin) "agony"
thao nguyen(singer/songwriter) "beat health life and fire"
bento (pop/rock) "last chance"
putnam hall (rockin hard) "supernothing"

Go support Asian American artists!

To learn more about Jared Rehberg you can check out his site here (he's also an A&R rep for Don E Productions).

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