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Ok, I think I've put up enough free ice cream for one morning. I'm headed to Guitar Center for my lunch break where I will by my son the most expensive Christmas present he's ever received or ever likely to receive from me (and he has assured me he is ok with getting little else). Speaking of guitars, I'm up to 475 on the list. And I am leaving the final blanks up to you. Leave your choices here and I'll pick and choose from the comments to come up with my final choices. I'm anxious to get the annotating started but I won't do that until the list is complete. So name your poison. No Meatloaf. No exception to that rule. And it wouldn't hurt you to go vote for me while you're just sitting there twiddling your thumbs. Update: 475 now. 25 to go. I went a little new wave crazy their towards the end, but scrolling and clicking through allmusic reminded me of so much good stuff from that genre. I did admit the other day that I'm an 80's chick at heart, anyhow.


Since this is your favorite song list-I know it's pointless for me to suggest anything. Since I've never heard 80% of the music on your list-I doubt you'd like anything I could come up with. I am (unapologetically) an 80s pop/top40 girl . Makes me want to search and download some of your faves and give them a shot though.

Bauhaus - Telegram Sam (in lieu of BLD)

Human League - Fascination! (because that's some freaky moanin' in that song)

I'm sure there's something from the Fatboy Slim ouevre that might fit your need - ( I like the one thats got the line "if this don't make your booty dance, your booty must be dead" but the one with Christopher Walken dancing in the video isn't a bad choice either.

Interstate Love Song - STP

Icicle Works-Birds Fly

Killing Joke-Love Like Blood

Cocteau Twins-Heaven Or Las Vegas

Curve-Fait Accompli

House Of Love-Don't Know Why I Love You

What an awesome collection! Haven't heard some of those in years.

For your consideration:

If you're angry...'Last Caress/Green Hell' from Metallica's Garage Days EP.

If you're happy...'99 Luftballoons' (the German version, cause it's just more fun)

If you're nostalgic...Pink Floyd's 'One of these Days'....complete with psychedic organ, bass, etc.

Good luck with the Weblog Awards...

I'll re-post my original(short) list:

"London's Burning", The Clash
"God Save The Queen", The Sex Pistols
"Clapdown", The Clash
"Senses Working Overtime", XTC
"Oliver's Army", Elvis Costello
"Rock Lobster", B-52's
"Cruel to Be Kind", Nick Lowe
"Girlfriend In A Coma", The Smiths
"Psycho Killer", Talking Heads
"Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner", Warren Zevon
"Here Comes a Regular", The Replacements
"Unsatisfied", The Replacements
"Greetings To The New Brunette", Billy Bragg
"Blitzkrieg Bop", The Ramones
"Dyslexic Heart", Paul Westerberg
"I Want You Back" The Hoodoo Gurus
"A Million MIles Away", The Plimsouls
"Fairytale Of New York", The Pogues w/ Kirsty MacColl
"Rockaway Beach", The Ramones
"Stone Cold Yesterday", The Connells
"Tempted", Squeeze
"Amplifier", The dB's
"Straight To Hell", dryvin' and cryin'
"Broken Circle", The Innocence Mission
"The Power and The Passion", Midnight Oil
"Wonderwall", Oasis
"Shaking Through", REM
"Mary Anne", Marshall Crenshaw
"Calling Out For Love (At Crying Time)", Marshall Crenshaw
"The Globe" Big Audio Dynamite
"Why Can't I Be You?" The Cure
"House For Sale", Dryvin and Cryin'
"Happy Hour", The Housemartins
"Pure", Lightening Seeds
"Local Girls", Graham Parker
"I Melt With You", Modern English

Enough for now...

I've had Graham Parker's 'Take Everything' running through my head today...

Fields of the Nephilim-Preacher Man
PiL-This Is What You Want (This is What You Get)
a second (3rd?) for Icicle Works-Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)
Nitzer Ebb-Control (I'm Here)
Let's Active-Horizon
Husker Du-Books About UFOs
Clash-Card Cheat, Up in Heaven (Not Only Here), Julie's in the Drug Squad, Stay Free, or anything else
Midnight Oil-Best of Both Worlds
INXS-Original Sin
Icehouse-We Can Get Together (the ultimate new wave song, too bad no one else seems to agree--or have heard it)
Lucy Show-A Million Things
Gene Loves Jezebel-just kidding!
Ministry/Butthole Surfers-Jesus Built My Hotrod
Joe Strummer and the Latino Rockabilly War-Trash City
Cocteau Twins-Lorelei, Aikea-Guinea
Brian Eno-Seven Deadly Finns, Third Uncle (covered by Bauhaus), Baby's On Fire
Roxy Music-The Thrill of It All
Fun Boy Three-Farmyard Connection

JoeB: Housemartins! Happy Hour is great, as is The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death, Me and the Farmer, and others. I'd be plenty grateful for Happy Hour.

yeah yeah yeahs - maps
death cab for cutie - styrofoam plates
björk - possibly maybe
ani difranco - fire door
joni mitchell - river

Oops, that should have been "Clampdown", by The Clash.

I'd also add:

"Bankrobber, "White Riot", "Cheat", and just about ANY song from "London Calling". I swear: I had that on 8-track!

Jon: Thanks for The Housemartins. I didn't think anyone remembered them!

Michelle, you Dark Princess! You've made us all start combing the CD/Vinyl collections for our faves. Do you know how obsessive this can become? I've got a 200 disc changer loaded with great stuff. How do we separate the wheat from the chaff? It's making me mad, I tell you! Mad!

Leonard Cohen-Everybody Knows
(Pick a version; I like Social D's)-Ring of Fire
The Church-Under the Milky Way
B-52s-Private Idaho
Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians-Rose, Madonna of the Wasps
Wall of Voodoo-Do it again

Oh, and Paul Westerberg is a genius.

The Cars- "Bye, Bye Love" or "Just What I Needed"
The Cult- "The Rain"
Heaven 17- "Let Me Go"
King- "Love And Pride" (Xtended Mix)
Uptown- "I'm Losing You" (cover)
Time Zone- "World Destruction"

Yeah, I'm all bout the '80's...

Funny, I was at Guitar Center yesterday getting one of my sons the most expensive Christmas present he's gotten (and I don't even get credit for it since it's a "Santa" present). Here are a few more song ideas:

"The Ocean" - Led Zeppelin
"Wicked Garden" - Stone Temple Pilots
"Song of the Dumped" - Ben Folds Five
"I Feel Love" - Donna Summer (Blue Man Group/Venus Hum cover version)
"Bela Lugosi's Dead" - Bauhaus
"Just Got Paid Today" - ZZ Top

Great list so far, btw.

Europe - The Final Countdown

I still remember hearing that on a schoolbus on my way to grade 7 and thinking that it was the greatest song ever written. It still is. di di di deee di di di di deeee...

Somewhere...on a lonely schoolbus...out in the hinterlands of Hell, "The Final Countdown" is still fading away.

"It's the final countdown (dee dee di di, etc.,) the final countdown (etc.,) the final countdown (dididi di, blah blah blah blah blah)..." Couldn't they resort to a fade at about the third second and spare us the misery?

Journey-Wheel in the Sky

Steve Perry at his finest. Much less annoying than "Oh Sherrie".

Was that a compliment?

Great List. It makes me want to go out and buy some of what I'm missing.

I'm away from my vinyl/CDs so I'm at somewhat of a disadvantage. Also, I assume that if you have a band on the list already, there's no point in naming another song from that band.

Anyway, how about: Talk Talk, Georgia Satellites, Black Crows, Counting Crows, BeBop Deluxe, Bad Company, Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, Donovan, Janis Joplin, Sam Cooke, Jeff Beck, Eurythmics, Haircut 100, Robert Gordon, Bill Withers, J. Geils, Guess Who, Tommy James, Sly & The Family Stone, Ten Years After, Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder.

"MTV Get Off The Air, Part 2" - MC Paul Barman feat. Princess Superstar
"Cuyahoga" - REM
"Sour Times (cover)" - Velvet Chain
"New Way Home" - Foo Fighters
"Rocket Queen" - Guns and Roses
"Clint Eastwood" - Gorillaz
"Would" - Alice in Chains
"Hey Man, Nice Shot" - Filter

Ben Folds Five - Song for the Dumped
Heart - Barracuda

I'm trying to extract a theme from your 475 and various radioblog songs. I think these two might fit somewhere.

*cream - badge
*social distortion - when the angels sing
*the pogues - fairytale of new york
*new order - true faith
*roy orbison - only the lonely
*adrian belew and the prophet omega - i am what i am
*ricky nelson - hello, mary lou
*the cure - the walk

Best of all time, or best of all Michele's time?

Van Morrison: "Moondance".
King Harvest: "Dancing in the Moonlight".
ZZ Top: "Esther be the One".
Keel: "Rock & Roll Outlaw".
The Little Kings: "Dirty Pool".
Chicago: "25 or 6 to 4".
Joni Mitchell: "Big Yellow Taxi".

...er, sorry about those last ones. I'm revealing my years a tad bit.

Oops, almost forgot one of the greatest rock tunes of all time:

"Not Fade Away", pick your favorite performer.

Biz Markie. Just a Friend.

So bad it's good.

Ok you've gone with a few of my suggestions...watching VH1 classics...I was reminded of some can't miss choices.

Cheap Trick: Dream Police (the video still rules)
Rod Stewart: Maggie May
U2: News Years Day
Queen: Somebody to Love
Elvis Costello: Allison; Oliver's Army

And from the New Wave wife who lived the "High Fidelity" record store life:
Kim Wilde: Kids in America
Eben Ozen: AUIOU sometimes Y

By the way, this comment is subject to the effects an excellent Dow Port.

I'll give you fish
I'll give you candy
I'll give you...
Everything that I have in my hand.

"Cars" by Gary Numan.

"Cars" by Gary Numan.

"Cars" by Gary Numan

311 – Omaha Stylee

Atreyu – Right Side of the Bed

Relative Ash – Bounce

Slipknot – Duality

System of a Down – Sugar

Haste the Day – The Closest Thing to Closure

Eighteen Visions – I Don’t Mind

Sublime – 40 oz. to Freedom

UnderOath – It’s Dangerous Business Walking out your front door

How about some more rolling stones? Beast of Burden? Waiting on a friend?

Or Bob Seeger? Night Moves?

the POD!


it will last until you buy him a Spider II 210.

But it will last a while!


I was going cast aspersions on the list but then I saw "Summer Wind" by Frank Sinatra... you are redeemed.

For your consideration, selections from my playlist.... add Gypsy Kings, Sinatra, Bill monroe and his bluegrass boys, ELO, and the Chieftains for complete eclectic effect. Shaken not stirred:

70's - Eagles - Don Henley - Boys Of Summer.mp3
80s- Buggles- Video Killed TheRadioStar.mp3
(Gordon Lightfoot)-Sundown.mp3
James Taylor - Carolina In My Mind.mp3
James Taylor - Fire and Rain.mp3
Janis Joplin - Me & Bobby McGee.mp3
Jazz - Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - Desafinado.mp3
Jewel - I'm Leaving On a Jet Plane.mp3
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower.mp3
Jimmy Durante - As Time Goes By.mp3
Jimmy Durante - Make Someone Happy.mp3
Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.mp3
Jock Jams - Chumbawumba - I Get Knocked Down(1).mp3
Johnny Cash - I Walk the Line.mp3
Johnny Cash - Night They Drove Old Dixie-Country Classics.mp3
Johnny Cash & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will The Circle Be Unbroken.mp3
Johnny Horton - Ballad Of The Green Berets.mp3
John Philip Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever.mp3
John Phillip Sousa - River Kwai March.mp3
Kate Bush - Cloudbusting (remix).mp3
Leann Rimes - Amazing Grace.mp3
Led Zepplin-Kashmir.mp3
Lee Greenwood - Proud to be an American.mp3
Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean A Thing (If It A'int Got That Swing).mp3
Mamas & Papas - California Dreamin'.mp3
Marc Anthony - I Need To Know.mp3
Marlene Dietrich - Falling in Love Again (in German, The Blue Angel, 1930).mp3
Marty Robbins - - - El Paso.mp3
Medieval - Classical Guitar - Canzonetta.mp3
Mendelssohn - Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream.mp3
Mendelssohn - Symphony #3 -Scottish.mp3
Michael Martin Murphy - Wildfire.mp3
Miles Davis & Sonny Rollins - It's Only a Paper Moon.mp3
Miller Glenn - Greatest Hits - 11 - American Patrol.mp3
Nat King Cole - Nature Boy.mp3
Nat King Cole - Smile.mp3
Nat King Cole - Stardust.mp3
Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song.mp3
Nat King Cole - The Very Thought Of You.mp3
Nat King Cole-Unforgettable.mp3
nina simone - falling in love again.mp3
O Brother, Where Art Thou - 16 - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow.mp3
Ojays - Love Train.mp3
Platters, The - Smoke gets In Your Eyes.mp3
President Ronald Reagan - Berlin Wall.mp3
Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure.mp3
REM - End Of The World.mp3
REM - Losing My Religion.mp3
REM - Man on the Moon.mp3
REM with Peter Gabriel & Natalie Merchant- Red Rain.mp3
Rocky Soundtrack - Theme Song.mp3
Sade - Smooth Operator.mp3
Salt N Pepper & En Vogue - What A Man.mp3
Sarah McLachlan - Possession.mp3
Sarah McLachlan & The Chieftans - The Foggy Dew.mp3
Scott Joplin - Maple Leaf Rag.mp3
Scott Joplin - Solace.mp3
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Waters.mp3
simon and garfunkel - scarborough fair.mp3
Simply Red - Holding back the years.mp3

Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto - Quiet Nights.mp3
Stan Getz - Big Band Bossa Nova - 07 - Samba De Uma Nota So.mp3
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba Bahia.mp3
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - Girl From Impanema.mp3
Stan Getz - Misty.mp3
Stan Getz - Moonlight In Vermont.mp3
Stan Getz - The Look Of Love.mp3
Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man.mp3
tears for fears - everybody wants to rule the world.mp3
Tears for Fears - Head Over Heels.mp3
Tears For Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Love.mp3
The Cars - Just What I Needed.mp3
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony.mp3
The Who - Baba O'Riley.mp3
The Who - Eminence 1front.mp3
The Who - Teenage Wasteland.mp3
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again.mp3
U2 - Running To Stand Still.mp3
U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday.mp3
Van Morrison - A Whiter Shade of Pale.mp3
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl.mp3
Van Morrison - Dancing In The Moonlight.mp3
Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately.mp3
The Beach Soundtrack - 03 - Porcelain - Moby.mp3
Whitney Houston - The Star Spangled Banner .mp3
xavier cugat - brazil (samba).mp3