As we remember from last week, I have vowed to list 50 of my favorite songs. Let me assure you this is no easy task. I like everything!! But I am investing in this thing called tough love. So here we go.
Here is 25 to 1 with a few ties in between.
So I cheated…. fuck off!
#25 Got the Life-Korn OK this was totally something I liked in middle school. I was a rocker. And Korn pist off my parents and solidified my do not fuck with me I can scream like the singer from Korn. Hey I never got my ass kicked… so it worked!
#24. Ring My Bell- Anita Ward Yes yes, even though I was a self proclaimed rocker in my early days I did have a secret. I liked disco. You could dance to it. And hey this hips don’t lie, put on this little disco gem and I would totally turn into, “Oh my god this is my song!!”
#23. Fortunate Son-CCR When I actually heard the lyrics, I fell in love with the song. They were so blunt in their feelings plus they made this catchy tune likeable. And again this song promoted my idea that I was born in the wrong era! I should have been a black panther!
#22. Fade Into You-Mazy Star This was one of those songs that I actually heard first on a radio. Then the DJ did the most annoying thing and did not give the name of the song nor the artist who sang it. So all I had was a few words and a melody stuck in my hair for weeks. I would sing screwed up versions of what I thought this song said for weeks. Annoyed everyone! However, finally I figured it and I got the CD. Case solved! This song is so deep and it really sinks into you.
#22b. The Reason- Hoobastank This song has special meaning to me. So now every time I hear it evokes memories and feelings. When I first heard this song I was with my husband who was just my friend at the time. When this song came on the radio, we both got real quiet as we listened to the song. The words weighed on us because it actually meant something and the shit that was going on in our lives and the fact that we were both into each other. So yea… this was our first song. And it wasn’t all in my head (the girl!!), he thought it too!!! I am not crazy!!
#21. Deep-Nine Inch Nails This is my favorite song from NIN. I have to say every song is awesome by them. However, every time this comes on my iPod I get that whole head nod bounce thing. Its so catchy.
#20. Why-Annie Lennox I love this woman. She has such a unique voice. I love everything she has sang. I especially love this song.
#19. Rolling in the Deep-Adele Even though this is a newer song, I have to say I have never heard anything quite like Adele. All her songs are phenomenon but my favorite is Rolling in the Deep. I have no idea what it means but I do like to raise it up and pretend I sing exactly like Adele.
#18. Mr Vain-Culture Beat This a song from my childhood. I remember thinking I was so cool when I was with the older kids from friends of the family and we would all sing this song on the radio.
#17. Tuesday’s Gone-Lynyrd Skynyrd This is the song I want them to play during my funeral. Seriously. Its depressing as fuck. And plus I want people to feel like a day of the week went missing when I am gone and they can never recover from the hole that is me that is now missing from their life.
#17b Big Poppa- Notorious BIG As I have said before, I am extremely picky with my rap. But one of my favorite rap songs is Big Poppa. I sadly know all the words…. all … the… words. I love that song. Its awesome. How can you not love the song? Something about lyrical douches in your bushes. You can’t go wrong with that!!!
#16. If I Die Young- Band Perry This is rather new country song. However, I am super impressed by this song. Thats why it has become a favorite quickly. It makes me think of death and writing my will. I have decided thanks to this song that I want them to put my dead body in a boat and push me down the river. However, they have to stand guard for as long as it takes my body to decompose because I don’t want wild animals eating me. Thats what this song means to me.
#15. More than a Woman-The Bee Gees You have no idea how many times I have seen the movie Saturday Night Fever. Not only is it a good movie, but the songs are awesome. Every Bee Gee on the soundtrack is popular and very good but my personal favorite was always More Than A Woman. Though, I wish I can strut.
#14. Heavy In Your Arms- Florence and the Machine I love this song for two reasons. 1) It scares me and 2) It was in Twilight. This song is haunting and lingering. It was one of those songs that after listening to it for 30 seconds, I loved it.
#12. Reign on Me- The Who I really like the Who. I especially like this song because it has a lot of sadness and anger in this song. You can feel it in the words. Sometimes you just need to have songs like this that way when you feel like shit… well you can put them on and continue to feel like shit.
#12b Le Disko- Shiny Toy Guns First off, the name of the band is really cool. And this song is hot, hot, hot. I particular like this type of music. Girl singing/rock/ dance music. And this song does not let up!
#11 Sweet Dreams- Eurythmics I love this song. If I was a stripper, this would be song non stop! Kinda like strip tease. What? The song was awesome but the movie really made house hold!!
#10. In the meantime- Space Hogs This was happy song in my teens. Why? No idea. This song made no sense. Yet, I still liked.
#9. Stranglehold-Ted Nugent This is a bad ass song. I always wanted this to be background song when I walk around town. It would be the perfect anthem for a bad ass president…. (ahem… me!!)
#9b. Sister Golden Hair- America I love this. Have you listened to the lyrics? I like how he is letting the girl he is singing about down slowly. Like yea, I don’t wanna marry you but we could hang. Lets just do each other… its the 70′s!! Plus it reminds me of my sister. She introduced me to America.
#8 You Outta Know- Alanis Morsette When I first heard this song I was like oh my god she said fuck…. and for that I love this song! But seriously, I love it cause its a girl going psycho on a guy in song form. Who doesn’t love that??
#7. Mouth-Bush This was my first rock song ever. Do you know how epic this is? Gavin’s voice was so rough, the music was tough, it was scary for a elementary kid. Yet, I still loved it. Though I couldn’t listen to at night for a while because of all the growling in between songs, I soon grew outta that and became the rocker I was born to be!
#6. Zombie- Cranberries I think this is seriously on every one’s list. This is THE jam. It is mind blowing. If you haven’t heard put it on and play it loud!!
#5. What You Are-Drill This is a very unknown band. They aren’t even together. Yet when they were they made some awesome music. Lucia the singer had some powerful vocals. She screamed very well the songs. This is my favorite song from them. RIP Drill.
#4. California Dreaming- Mama’s & the Papas I soooo like this. I always have. This song was a journey for into the whole life of Mamas and the Papas. I can honesty say I know a lot about the group, their songs, the meanings, their relationships with each other, and all that. Plus it sent me on a revolution to discover other groups like the Byrds, the Association, and others. I think that is what makes this song so special to me. It started it all.
#3. I Only Get This Way With You-Rick Trevino This beautiful song is my and my hubby’s offcial song. I love it.
#2. Fine Again-Seether I love this song. Seether is such a great band and when they broke out on the scene they came with such a a heavy powerful song that was my anthem for a good part of my life. Don’t you just like how memories wrap around songs?
Ok now here is my actual favorite song…. I don’t know why I love it. But this version is my favorite though I love the Elvis one as well. I get a lot of shit for loving this particular version.
#1. UB40-I can’t help falling in love with you
I did it!! This took forever!!
Hope you enjoyed it!!