As a way to help me reminisce, I made a bunch of lists.
I started with my favorite songs of life, so that's what I'm sharing first.
Notes before you read the list:
+ There's no Broadway on this list on purpose.
+ I had to leave off a bunch of Todd songs or a quarter of these would be Todd.
+ I tried not repeat any artist, but sometimes it was necessary. On the other hand, just because an artist's song is on this list doesn't mean I even know another song they've ever recorded.
+ I had written some bits about some of the songs, but truly I have stuff to say about each of them. This post is long enough with just a list. It would be something good to come back to and expand upon.
+ There is absolutely no order to this.
+ As soon as I finished, I wanted to go back and make changes. I didn't. So don't take it too seriously.
1 Me and my arrow - Harry Nilson
2 Hey jude - The Beatles
3 This is how we do it - Montel Jordan
4 Your eyes - Peter Gabriel
5 Solsbury hill - Peter Gabriel
6 Compassion - Todd Rundgren
7 Hawking - Todd Rundgren
8 Get into the groove - Madonna
9 Head over feet - Alanis Morisette
10 Jane says - Jane’s Addiction
11 Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana
12 Carolina in my mind - James Taylor
13 You don't own me - Leslie Gore
14 Tennessee - Arrested Development
15 Papa was a rolling stone - The Temptations
16 Send me on my way - Rusted Root
17 Don't cry - Seal
18 Billy Don’t be a hero - Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods
19 Wherever whenever whatever - Maxwell
20 Crimson and clover - Tommy James and the Shondells
21 If you want to sing out sing out - Cat Stevens
22 Que Sera, Sera - Doris Day
23 David watts - The Kinks
24 Honky Tonk Blues - Hank Williams
25 Cold beverages - G Love and the special sauce
26 Good Life - One Republic
27 Me and Mrs Jones - Billy Paul
28 One on one - Hall and Oates
31 Roll Out - Ludacris
32 James - Huffamoose
33 Major Tom - David Bowie
34 Box of Rain - Grateful Dead
35 Man with the Child in His Eyes - Kate Bush
37 Fly like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band
38 A Rose for Emily - Little Saints
39 Vienna - Billy Joel
40 Blame it on Cain - Elvis Costello
41 St Louise is Listening - Soul Coughing
42 Love is the answer - Todd Rundgren
43 Shoop - Salt N Pepa
44 Uncle Alvarez - Liz Phair
45 Balla - Chingy
46 I will not take these things for granted - Toad the Wet Sprocket
47 Two Sisters - The Kinks
48 Even Now - Barry Manilow
49 If - Janet Jackson
50 I am woman - Helen Reddy
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