Friday, January 20, 2006

Favorite Songs? No, Not Quite...

I couldn't really pick a favorite song earlier, so I picked a few. But then another, similar question struck me as I was listening to the ole' itunes a few minutes ago. What are the songs that carry the most meaning or sentimental value for you? Not necessarily your favorite songs, but the ones that-- whether you like it or not-- take you back, or inspire you, or remind you of someone of something or a time in your life that has passed you by, or ... whatever.

So here's a (partial) list of mine:

Go West --Liz Phair
Rain King --Counting Crows (okay anything off of August and Everything After, or Recovering the Satellites)
St. Elmo's Fire --John Parr (cheesy I know)
The Freshman --The Verve Pipe
I Will Remember You --Sarah McLachlan
In A Big Country --Big Country
Slide --The Goo Goo Dolls
No One is to Blame --Howard Jones



Degolar said...

Oh, Howard Jones. Yeah. I actually have a mix CD of music that was on the radio when I was first reading The Hobbit and LOTR. They take me back to that mood of discovery of magic and a new world of fantasy. Early/mid 80s (Love Is a Battlefield, Pat Benatar; Wrapped Around Your Finger, Police; That's All, Genesis; others). I'll play it for you sometime. Cheesy, I know, but in middle school I would stay up until midnight when the radio station would always play Michael Jackson's Thriller. In Your Eyes, Peter Gabriel. Stay, Lisa Loeb. Toad the Wet Sprocket (Pale, Fear). Stigmata, Ministry. Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana. Oh Fortuna, Apotheosis. Many others that I can't remember right now.

Degolar said...

True Colors, Cyndi Lauper. Duran Duran's Arena. Boyz in the Hood, Eazy-E. I Kissed a Girl, Jill Sobule. The Difference, King's X. Owner of a Lonely Heart, Yes. Deep Inside of You, third Eye Blind. Suzanne Vega's Solitude Standing album.

Gobula said...

U2 (most everything, but ESPECIALLY the Joshua Tree album). Bob Dylan's Mr. Tambourine man (probably my favorite song and easily the greatest American song ever written). Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven. Buffalo Springfield - Expecting to Fly. Guns N Roses - Sweet Child of Mine. Neil Young - Helpless. Pearl Jam (most but especially - Black). The Doors - L.A. Woman. Albert Collins - Snowed In. Beatles - Hey Jude. Bob Dylan - My Back Pages, and pretty much every single other song he wrote. Paganini - Somewhere in Time. David Essex - Rock On. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit. Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line (and every other one). Neil Young - The Needle And The Damage Done (again, every other one). Tom Petty - Last Dance With Mary Jane. Steppenwolf - The Pusher. Robert Johnson - Sweet Home Chicago. Roger Mcguinn - It's Alright Ma. Paul Gilbert and Yngwie Malmsteen - no particular song but rather their musical ability.

The list could quite literally go on for miles but I'll stop there with a brief overview.

Erica Reynolds said...

Wow..this is sort of addictive...
I posted mine...