Toppa Top 10: Ten Classic Songs with a Melodica

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June 20, 2014

+4: Honorable Mention

In the not necessarily classic but worth mentioning category are Ben Folds Five (which featured the instrument on several tracks from 1997 album Whatever and Ever Amen); Clinic, the 2000s-era British band known for wearing surgical masks; and Tortoise, the Chicago band which defined the “post-rock” sound of the ‘90s; and jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette. And it’s been alleged that apparent synth sounds on Steely Dan’s “Hey Nineteen,” a track which would easily fit near the top of this list if we could confirm how it was made (we couldn’t), are actually melodica.