Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best New-Age songs of all time 2017, When it comes to new-age music, there are a couple of artists whose genre is not well classified. This type of music is deep and heartfelt and includes incredible guitar, vocal, and piano melodies. Here, we have compiled a list of our top ten new-age songs and a little bit of the artists’ history. Enjoy!
- 10. After the Snow, the Fragrance – Tony Scott
- 9. Diane Arkenstone – The Angels Voice
- 8. Markus Burger – First Love Song
- 7. Ryan Farish – Listen
- 6. Alex De Grassi – Blood and Jasmine
- 5. Jim Brickman – Hero’s Dream
- 4. Yanni – Nostalgia
- 3. Lisa Gerrard – Now We Are Free
- 2. Enya – Orinoco Flow (sail away)
- 1. Enigma – Sadness (Part 1)
Here we present the list of top 10 best New-Age songs of all time 2017.
10. After the Snow, the Fragrance – Tony Scott
After the Snow, the Fragrance Is a single from Tony that was released on his 1994 album, Music of Zen Meditation. Music of Zen Meditation is said to be the first new-age record. After the Snow, the Fragrance has been sampled by electronic artist Four Tet. Track containing the sample is called Parks and appears on Four Tet’s 20011 release, Pause.
If you have never listened to new-age music before, then After the Snow, the Fragrance is a good start.
9. Diane Arkenstone – The Angels Voice
Diane is a new-age, world, and fork singer. She wrote her first song at the age of three and started playing guitar at age seven. Arkenstone is trained as an opera singer. In her early years, she co-formed the duo Enaid & Einalem with her friend Melanie.
Arkenstone’s album Jewel in the Sun debuted at number 16 on Billboard’ s New Age charts when it released in 2002. Her other album The Best of Diane Arkenstone was ranked # 1 on Zone Music Reporter’s Top 100 Airplay charts out of 2800 recordings. Diane has done more than 45 albums and played multiple instruments such as guitar, keyboard, percussion, xylophone, and many more.
8. Markus Burger – First Love Song
Born in 1966, Markus has produced more than 11 albums, most of which were quite successful. He began studying piano at age six and later earned his Diploma in Performing Arts from Essen Folkwang Hochschule in Germany, a B.A in piano and composition from university of Maastricht in Netherlands, and a certificate in Popular Music from University of Hamburg, Germany.
Markus is now a well renowned artist in the new-age genre. He is incredibly popular in Germany where he has achieved something of a “cult following”.
7. Ryan Farish – Listen
Ryan Farish is an American artist, composer and songwriter that is known for his popular tune Listen. Hailing from Norfolk, Virginia and based in Los Angeles, he is well known for his chillout and uplifting music. Ryan Farish established himself in 2008 when he began his own record label RYTONE Entertainment.
Ryan Farish has been awarded GMA Dove Award and co-writer /co publisher for a GRAMMY Award Nominated Recording. He has also produced his globally lifestyle brand and radio show and podcast Chasing the Sun and Positive Chillout. Most of his work has been featured on The Weather Channel’s Local on the 8s segment.
6. Alex De Grassi – Blood and Jasmine
Alex De Grassi is an American Grammy Award nominated fingerstyle guitarist. Though initially born in Japan, Alex grew up in San Francisco where his grandfather played violin for San Francisco Symphony and his father was a classical pianist. This is where Alex learned about music.
After earning a degree in Economic Geography from University of California, he started performing as a street musician in London before learning carpentry trade from his cousin. Since discovery, Alex has now become famous for his new-age songs that have topped a couple of charts.
5. Jim Brickman – Hero’s Dream
Jim Brickman is an American songwriter and pianist as well as a radio show host. He has been named the most charted male adult contemporary artist to date. Jim has earned a total of 6 Gold and Platinum albums. He is well known for his solo piano composition, instrumentals, and vocal collaborations with artists such as Johnny Mathis, Michael. W. Smith, Megan Hilty, Delta Goodrem, and many more.
Jim Brickman has earned two Grammy nominations for best instrumental and for his album Faith for Best New Age Song. He has also won Songwriter of the Year award, a Canadian Country Music Award for Best Vocal. Instrumental Collaboration, and a Dove Award.
4. Yanni – Nostalgia
Yanni is a Greek composer, pianist, and music producer who uses musical shorthand that he developed as a child. He is well known for blending different genres of music into one such as blending jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to create his unique instrumental works.
His breakthrough was during his concert Live at the Acropolis which yielded the second best selling music concert video of all time. Yanni’s most popular new-age tune is Nostalgia. Nostalgia was produced in 1993 during his Acropolis concert, where Yanni dedicated Nostalgia to the people of his homeland Greece.
3. Lisa Gerrard – Now We Are Free
Lisa Germaine Gerrard is an Australian musician, singer, and composer who was born in 1961. She started her career in 1981 but became famous for her role as part of musical group Dead Can Dance, which she started with music partner Brendan Perry.
Lisa Gerrard has received a Golden Glove Award for music score to the film Gladiator. In addition, she has released a few solo albums that have become instant hits. She is said to have a very loud, dark, mournful, and unique voice ever heard.
2. Enya – Orinoco Flow (sail away)
Orinoco Flow (sail away) is by Irish singer songwriter and musician Enya that was released in 1988 on Warner Music internationally and Reprise Records in United States. Orinoco Flow (sail away) topped UK singles chart for three weeks and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Music Video at 32nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Orinoco Flow (sail away) was played in first season of Cougar Town, on Australian television show Please Like Me, and on episode 6, season 3 of Black Mirror, among others.
1. Enigma – Sadness (Part 1)
Sadness (Part 1) is a tune by German musical project Enigma. Sadness (Part 1) was released in 1990 from their fourth album MCMXC A.D. Sadness (Part 1) became an instant success and a smashing hit. It reached position 1 in 24 countries and top 10 in many more.
In United States, Sadness (Part 1) peaked at number 5 on Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on Billboard’s dance chart. A sequel to this tune featuring Anggun was released on Enigma’s eighth studio album The Fall of a Rebel Angel (2016).
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