Sunday, February 22, 2009


I posted a Note on Facebook recently in which I expanded an opportunity to list favorite songs. Here's the list that I came up with without actually studying the question:

#1 Crush - Garbage

Beautiful Day - U2
Creator - Santogold
Dance This Mess Around & Legal Tender - The B52s
Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes & Late in the Evening - Paul Simon
Draggin' the Line - Tommy James & the Shondells
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
Fall at Your Feet & Whispers and Moans - Crowded House
Five Foot One - Iggy Pop
Flashlight - Parliament
Gett Off - Prince
Hardest Button to Button - White Stripes
Head Like a Hole - Nine Inch Nails
Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Here Comes Your Man - The Pixies
I'm Not in Love - 10CC
Isobel - Bjork
King of the Road - Roger Miller
Let's Go - The Cars
Let's Stick Together - Bryan Ferry
Making Plans for Nigel - XTC
Mama Said - Lenny Kravitz
Message to My Girl - Split Enz
No Myth - Michael Penn
The Pretender - Foo Fighters
Rock On - David Essex
Somewhere Down the Crazy River - Robbie Robertson
Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
Super Bon Bon - Soul Coughing
Suspended in Gaffa - Kate Bush
TVC15 - David Bowie
Thank You - Sly & the Family Stone
Yeah - Usher
You Haven't Done Nothin' - Stevie Wonder

I realize now that I didn't include Dream a Little Dream of Me - (Mama) Cass Elliot, and that I didn't look outside the pop/rock/alternative genres.

What would you add to this list? What would you delete?


  1. LOVE that you have Roger Miller "King of the Road"! I have fond memories of family gatherings and my uncles breaking into this song. The Lenny Kravitz song is actually called "Always on the Run" but the album is "Mama Said". I did a similar list on Facebook after doing a Top 15 albums list. I did 50 songs off the top of my head and could do another 10 of those! ~RF~

  2. THANK YOU for the info re: LK's song title. Now, at last, I will be able to download it!