Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Top of the Pops

On our most recent sibling email thread (these happen quite often, even though 3 out of 4 of us live within 40 miles of each other), my sister asked for a list of Top 20 songs of all time. The first to go turned it into 25, the last ended it at 49, proving the difficulty of this task. I capped mine at 25 for fear of continuing all the way up to 100, and thought I'd post it on here.

Top 25 Favorite Songs of All Time (in no particular order)
  1. "Freebird" by Lynrd Skynrd
  2. "Soul to Squeeze" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  3. "Beast of Burden" by the Rolling Stones
  4. "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan
  5. "One Headlight" by the Wallflowers
  6. "A Day in the Life" by the Beatles
  7. "Walls" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  8. "Islands" by the XX
  9. "Gigantic" by the Pixies
  10. "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny
  11. "If You Leave" by OMD
  12. "Beautiful Day" by U2
  13. "Somebody to Love" by Queen
  14. "Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson
  15. "Piece of My Heart" by Janis Joplin
  16. "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  17. "You Shook Me All Night" by ACDC
  18. "More Than Words" by Extreme
  19. "Push It" by Salt-n-Pepa
  20. "Save Tonight" by Eagle Eye Cherry
  21. "Juiciy" by Notorious B.I.G.
  22. "Patience" by Guns 'n Roses
  23. "D'yer Mak'er" by Led Zeppelin
  24. "The Passenger" by Iggy Pop
  25. "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
So there it is. Most of these have some emotional/sentimental attachment to them, so that's what qualified them for the ever elusive list. Some are just what I think are really beautiful and well written songs.

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