50 Of My Favorite Songs

In the spirit of theft teamwork, I’m stealing Not A Punk Rocker‘s post from yesterday, which she stole from herself from last year’s Nano Poblano/NaBloPoMo, which was inspired by a Rarasaur prompt, so we’ve come full circle. Or something. In any event, Go Team Tiny Pepper!

Anyway, I’ve shared a lot of music on this blog, like yesterday’s post in the 10 Bands You’ve Probably Never Heard series, but I don’t think I’ve ever shared my absolute favorite songs in existence. So, in alphabetical order according to my itunes, here are some selections from my playlist called Best Songs Ever. These are not necessarily my favorite songs by the band (because it would be impossible to pick only one), but the first one I saw in that playlist.

For simplicity’s sake, I have excluded classical music since those aren’t really “songs,” but pieces and I could do a whole list with classical alone. I had to cut a LOT of great songs to give you this list. I could have spent hours and hours making replacements, but I don’t have time for that, so some of these songs are greater than others.

I’m not going to post 50 videos because no one would be able to load this post, but if you click the link, it will take you to Youtube where you can hear it (if I got the links right).

  1. AC/DC – Girls Got Rhythm
  2. Alabama 3 – Woke Up This Morning
  3. The Andrews Sisters – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  4. Aretha Franklin – The Weight
  5. The Beastie Boys – So Whatcha Want
  6. Benny Goodman – Sing Sing Sing
  7. The Black Keys – You’re The One
  8. Black Sabbath – The Wizard
  9. Blood For Blood – Wasted Youth
  10. Boris – Electric
  11. The Brought Low – Blues For Cubby
  12. The Buzzcocks – Harmony In My Head
  13. Cab Calloway – This Is Always
  14. Cake – I Will Survive
  15. The Clash – Guns of Brixton
  16. Clutch – Dragonfly
  17. Corrosion of Conformity – Over Me
  18. Creedence Cleerwater Revival – Lookin’ Out My Backdoor
  19. David Bowie – Life On Mars
  20. Descendents – Original Me
  21. Edith Piaf – Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
  22. Elmore James – Standing At The Crossroads
  23. Etta James – Almost Persuaded
  24. Frank Sinatra – All The Way
  25. Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
  26. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Moya
  27. Howlin’ Wolf – Down In The Bottom
  28. Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
  29. James Brown – It’s A Man’s World
  30. Jane’s Addiction – Three Days
  31. John Lee Hooker – I Cover The Waterfront
  32. Johnny Cash – Solitary Man
  33. Maria Callas – Gianni Schicchi – O Mio Babbino Caro
  34. Nina Simone – Four Women
  35. Operation Ivy – Here We Go Again
  36. Percy Sledge – The Dark End Of The Street
  37. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
  38. Pixies – Where Is My Mind?
  39. The Pogues – Fairytale Of New York
  40. Public Enemy – By The Time I Get to Arizona
  41. R.L. Burnside – Miss Maybelle
  42. The Ramones – Do You Wanna Dance
  43. The Rolling Stones – Not Fade Away
  44. Sigur Ros – Hoppipolla
  45. Stevie Wonder – Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
  46. Tom Waits – Fish And Bird
  47. Toots & The Maytals – Pomps And Pride
  48. Unida – Human Tornado
  49. The Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes
  50. ZZ Top – Brown Sugar