Thursday

There are MORE than 25 Songs

Sometimes being married is funny.
Just the other day, I posted my 25 songs I "can't live without," (a.k.a. the first 25 of my favorite/most important for one reason or another) on Facebook. I thought I did a pretty good job capturing songs that had real significance in my life. However, when I got home, Peef informed me that my list was pretty incomplete.

Me: "What was wrong with it?"
Peef: "Your list was alright. You just forgot some pretty major stuff, that's all."

I rolled my eyes, but let him talk.
Me: "Like what?"

Peef: "What about Del Amitri?"
Me: "mmm. Good one. I forgot about them."
Peef: "And how about the Borrowers?"
Me: "missed them too. it was pretty hard to keep it to just 25."

And then Ipod joined in on the harassment by playing "Apart" by the Cure. Yeesh. That song shaped the beginnings of our relationship in college.

Peef: "And you TOTALLY forgot about The Cure. I'm totally offended."


Anyhow -- apparently, my list isn't terribly comprehensive. But, if you ask me, it's a decent start. Enjoy!

25 songs:
(post the artist, song & youtube link)

1. "Being Boring" -- Pet Shop Boys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMtPu6QyRzQ

2. "Untouchable Face" -- Ani DiFranco
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc4eYOhNnU8

3. "Rock Me Amadeus" -- Falco
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trOij8SPIAo

4. "All This Useless Beauty" -- Elvis Costello
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhoLqfNjgpE

5. "Close But No Cigar" -- Thomas Dolby
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rf_wrz1i34

7. "Birdhouse in Your Soul" -- They Might Be Giants
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWw4azYTTm8

8. "Kitchen" -- Lemonheads
Live performance/Evan Dando http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_UZU8sAxSM
Lyrics: http://www.lyricstime.com/lemonheads-kitchen-lyrics.html

9. "All I Want" --- Toad the Wet Sprocket
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0e_clbyUbc

10. "If Red Were Blue" -- Brenda Kahn
No YouTube, but here are the lyrics: http://tr.im/plwJ
More on Brenda Kahn: http://tr.im/plu1

11. "Wrapped up in Books" -- Belle and Sebastian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBU-MxydbWQ

12. "You Suck" -- The Murmurs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfxvHVtMQ_w

13. "Rock the Casbah" -- The Clash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAkfHShATKY

14. "The Dream Before" -- Laurie Anderson
Another with no YouTube
Lyrics: http://www.lyricstime.com/laurie-anderson-the-dream-before-lyrics.html

15. "Feeling Good" -- Nina Simone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22kPiPILteQ&feature=related

16. "So Much to Say" -- Dave Matthews Band
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81PfFrl6Ars

17. "A Man is in Love" -- The Waterboys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bucQqV5OIsg&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoGbbKV0hUU

18. "Cat's in the Cradle" -- Johnny Cash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We1BVMmcr2A

19. "Why Should I Cry for You?" --Sting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHhZKSoePio&feature=related

20. "You Owe Me Nothing In Return" -- Alanis Morissette
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD6Lo_7HCm0

21. "China" -- Tori Amos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYvslanGwow

22. "Circle" -- Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kpxNXZCLBg

Am trying not to repeat artists -- but if I could pick two, I also love "Love Like We Do":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vz-kcBjgNA&feature=channel

23. "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" -- U2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA0krVJeszE

24. "You Will Be My Ain True Love" -- Allison Krauss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xABb5uVL2Jg&feature=related

25. "I Am Eve" - Mediaeval Baebes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLsWTBQexWo

2 comments:

leo said...

I like your selection. It's quite good.

Rambling Rachel said...

Geesh. he's a sensitive guy. :)