Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Top 25 Songs of all Time

I just responded to a post on another web-site that was asking what songs you would put on your Ipod if you were going to be stranded on an island for the rest of your life, AKA what songs are brilliant and move you in one way or another, and I came up with a list of the top 25, in no particular order:
The Clash - Straight to Hell
The Pogues - Fairy Tale of New York / Sick Bed of Culchallan tie
Modest Mouse - Trailer Trash or Third Planet
Pink Floyd - The entire Wall Album (cheated)
Queen - Under Pressure
Quicksand - Landmine Spring
Jets to Brazil - Rocket Boy (Personal,must hear)
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Red House Painters - Drop
Samiam - Capsized
Thrice - Artist in the Ambulance (Lyrics/personal)
Louis Armstrong - Wonderful World
Sunny Day Real Estate - Iscarabaid
Johnny Cash - Long Black Vail
Bob Dylan - 7 Curses
Bad Religion - Anesthesia
Neurosis - Lost
Tom Waits - Black Wings
The Stones - Paint it Black
The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
Aerosmith - Dream On
Hank Williams Jr. - Country Boy Can Survive
The Pixies - Where is my Mind

Ok, I don't have any Beatles, so sue me.

What are your top 25? Don't forget about The Police!

15 comments:

trick said...

OK. You are clearly a Hoosier and snuck the Hank Williams Jr. in there. But you got the wrong song, Toad. It's gotta be "Family Tradition" - Hank, why do ya' drink? Why do you roll smoke????

Nölff said...

Tom Waits kicks ass.

Denis B. said...

Where's your Undercast? Your 88FL?
Great RHP tune, btw.

Toad734 said...

If I were a true Hoosier, I would have snuck in The Authority Song by Mellencamp. Actually come to think of it, that and Pink Houses should probably be there.

And yes I forgot, the 88 FL song about getting caught in the bathroom is also one of my favorites.

Denis B. said...

You mean "In The John"? Yeah, that song was big with the kids in 93-94.

layne said...

The Byrds? Roger f-in McGuinn??? Since when does my angry, post-punk, humanity-hating boyfriend have a patchouli stink? I thought I knew you...

trick said...

just imagine what your list would have looked like 10 years ago.

Brian King said...

How can you be angry without The Who?

BRUISER said...

THE BESTEST LIST EVER IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

LEAD BELLY- G'wine dig a hole right down to the devil
TOM WAITS- Heartattack & Vine
JANIS JOPLIN- Brand New Key
WEEZER- Half Japanese Girl
ANTHRAX- Caught In A Mosh
VANDALS- Dance Of The Sugerplum Fairy
RICK JAMES- Super Freak
UTFO- Roxanne, Roxanne
SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS- Spell On You
THE CARS- Best Friend's Girl
DAVID BOWIE- Panic In Detroit
JOY DIVISION- Love Will Tear Us Apart
WEEN- Bananas & Blow
THE RAMONES- Blitzkrieg Bop
ICE CUBE & THE GORILLAS IN THE MIST- Freedom Got An AK47
IGGY POP- Passenger
SEX PISTOLS- Anarchy In The U.K
SAM COOKE- Chain Gang
JOHN FRUSCIANTE- Your Pussy Is A Building On Fire
THE TROGGS- Little Red Riding Hood
PUBLIC ENEMY- Fight The Power
PAVEMENT- Extradition
PIXIES- Debaser
SCREECHING WEASEL- I hate Led Zepplin
& Last but certainly not least the formerly living musician and one that will be missed after having passed away recently:
TOM PETTY- TWO GUNSLINGERS

So, I hope Layne doesn't Hate Her Aggro Boyfriends Picks and His top 25... It could be worse He could know every line to UTFO's Hip Hop Battle Classic Roxanne, Roxanne ... and sing it in his car on the way to the next "Every Time I Set Fire To My Drive Thru Broken Glass In Tears" show...and trying to miss that opening band "Bleeding Bloods Of Brooklyn's Babylon As I Die"...god when did emo get so complex Mr. Oberst?

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Toad734 said...

Caught in a Mosh?

Greg Eno said...

Good call on The Clash, although I like the entire "Combat Rock" album. "Ghetto Defendant" and "Atom Tan" should be the ones played on the radio, not the CONSTANT replaying of "Rock the Casbah" and "Should I Say Or Should I Go?". Oh, and don't forget "Car Jammin'" -- that song rocks!

Two Minutes J said...

Dude, what about Journey and Def Leppard??...Anyways, I have to agree with alot of the songs. However, you listed The Clash 'straight to hell', thats a great song, but what about the songs from the s/t album and London calling? Those are two of the best rock albums of all fucking time. You just can't compete with 'Death or Glory'. "He who fucks nuns will later join the church".

injinuity said...

WHAT no Led Zep. infidel.. death to you. ;-)

BRUISER said...

RE: Injinuity...

see my picks:

Screeching Weasel - I Hate Led Zepplin


Have a non Robert Plant Day....