Sky News recently released prominent singers’ favorite 2021 songs. While many musicians talked about their favorite songs from the past year, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx didn’t have a contemporary favorite. He named the 1968 song ‘Everyday People’ by Sly and the Family Stone and praised their ‘musicianship.’
Contemporary music has significantly evolved with the development of technology and the emergence of electronic sounds. While many artists embraced the artificial sounds and created their music incorporating that sound, some musicians who rose to fame a few decades ago struggled to accept or enjoy them.
Nikki Sixx is one of those musicians that appreciated the purity of the sounds created in the past. He thinks that what makes a song great is the way the musician manages to hook the listener without using auto-tune or tools to modify their sound.
Hence, the musician couldn’t pick a contemporary song, and instead, he said his favorite song is from 1968, ‘Everyday People’ by Sly and the Family. Sixx stated that he loves this song because it wasn’t created using professional tools or auto-tune, and it can catch the listener, which shows real musicianship.
Here is what he stated:
“‘Everyday People’ by Sly and the Family Stone. I love this song because of the musicianship, lyrics, and attention to the hook. No Pro Tools. No auto-tune. Just a real band recording an amazing song live in a recording studio.”
Sly and the Family Stone is a funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music band that was active from 1966 to 1983. The band was mainly known for being the first famous act to have a male, female, and multiracial lineup. They highly influenced American soul, R&B, and hip-hop music. Three of their albums are in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, and they also ranked No. 43 in the same magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list. They were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
You can listen to Sixx’s favorite song below.