October 29, 2014

The Soundtrack of Life

A musical counterpart to the book lists that are traveling around Facebook.

The challenge is to list ten songs that come to mind that most clearly and powerfully evoke the memories of your youth (well, we're still in our youth, but even younger). For me, most of them will be high school, college, I'm guessing. And its impossible to limit it to ten.

Here are mine:

1. Jane Says, Janes Addiction
2. INXS, By My Side
3. Soul to Squeeze, Red Hot Chili Peppers,
4. Where is My Mind, The Pixies
5. Egg Man, The Beastie Boys,
6. Out of the Blue (and Into the Fire), The The
7. Who's Gonna Drive You Home, The Cars
8. Tomorrow Wendy, Concrete Blonde
9. American Pie, Don McLean
10. Country Feeback, REM

Honorable Mention Five Pack: (I'm cheating here . . . .)

  1. Good Feeling, Violent Femmes
  2. With or Without You, U2
  3. Fast Car, Tracy Chapman
  4. Just Can't Get Enough, Depeche Mode
  5. Plainsong, The Cure
  6. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Paul Simon

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