April 19th, 2012

80s, music

Favorite Songs

Today was better than the last couple days, and I got a lot done, just running lots of errands, doing housework, taking care of bureaucratic stuff, etc. So I feel like writing another list: my favorite songs ever (thus far). I tried to limit it to the traditional 10, but couldn't narrow it down below 12. Even that required eliminating some great songs by Tracy Chapman, James Taylor, Depeche Mode, Squeeze, Sparks, Jonathan Richman, The Eagles, Oingo Boingo, and others.

If you like, you can click on the links within the list to go to YouTube and hear the song in question, though in some cases the video really sucks.


My Favorite Songs Ever
(in mostly random order)

1. John Lennon, Imagine
2. Indigo Girls, Closer to Fine
3. Barenaked Ladies, If I Had $1,000,000
4. Mike and the Mechanics, The Living Years
5. The Proclaimers, I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
6. R.E.M., Losing My Religion
7. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Under the Bridge
8. Simon and Garfunkel, America
9. They Might Be Giants, Birdhouse In Your Soul
10. 10,000 Maniacs, Trouble Me
11. Blues Traveler, Run-Around
12. Bob Marley, One Love/People Get Ready