One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “I’ll Make You a Drum” by Michael on Fire!!!

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,”  is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.

Here’s the link for when the show returns: )

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!


I just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t have a Native American themed song for Thanksgiving weekend.

Therefore, I have chosen a song by multi Philby Award winner Singer/Songwriter Michael on Fire from his Documentary Soundtrack, Where Dreamers Only Go.”

Based on a true experience, “I’ll Make You a Drum” describes Michael‘s visit to a Native American reservation.

He expressed interest in obtaining a drum to add to the band’s equipment.

However, when different cultures interact, things aren’t always as easy as one might think.

Being from a First World society, Michael thought it would be a simple transaction.

The shaman had to explain why it wasn’t so easy:

Drums would need an animal skin. It wasn’t the right season. Skins need to be stretched.
There might even be a religious ritual involved.

Listening closely to understand, Michael converted the conversation into a touching song!

“I’ll Make You a Drum” has a nice earthy arrangement to emphasize Michael on Fire‘s evocative lyrics and heartfelt vocal!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “I’ll Make You a Drum” by Michael on Fire!!!


If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

IllMakeYouaDrum #MichaelonFire #WhereDreamersOnlyGoSoundtrack #PhilMaq #OneoftheGreatestSongsEverRecorded #GSER




This entry was posted in Favorite Songs of All Time, Greatest Songs Ever Recorded, Songs That Can Make Me Cry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply