These are songs that are just fun to sing along to and make you wish you were riding in your car with the top down on a sunny day (unless you do not have a convertible, then the top down is a catastrophe). 30 songs, how many do you own? How many do you like? (How many have you never heard of?) Make your own list, tell me what you think of mine.
Chicken Payback – Band of Bees – This songs sounds straight out of some 60s dance movies.
Saturday in the Park – Chicago – Slow motion rider, flies the colors of the day…
Generals and Majors – XTC – ignore the sentiment behind the song, it is just bouncy pop fun.
Mr. Blue Sky – ELO – very familiar song by an underrated band
Bossa Nova Baby – Elvis Presley – this song makes you want to learn the Bossa Nova
Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters – great rock with good melody
Huddle Formation – The Go! Team – sounds like the combination of a double dutch team and a cheer squad.
Town Called Malice – The Jam – fun ska tune by a very serious commie songwriter
John Saw That Number – Neko Case – southern gospel goodness
David – Nellie McKay – bouncy cabaret style pop song
Here Comes Your Man – The Pixies - pre-grunge rock pioneers
Live Forever – Oasis – I think of the return of Christ when I hear this song (not a religious song at all, however)
King of the World – Old 97s – great alt country band who put out a great rock/pop cd a few years ago.
Too Much Information – The Police – horn driven greatness
Express Yourself – NWA - one of the few rap songs that I have
Bodysnatchers – Radiohead – don’t think of them and fun, but this song is perfect for cruising with your buddies.
I’m the Man Who Loves You – Wilco - greatness
Blitzkrieg Bop – Ramones – Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!
What’d I Say – Ray Charles – was the first 45 that was continued on the backside of the record
New York – Ryan Adams – great songwriter
Turn a Square – The Shins – Natalie was wrong, they didn’t change my life, but I am thankful for this song.
Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly and the Family Stone – I hear he may be touring again. Might be worth a listen.
Glue Girls – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – I will keep “pimpin’” these boys until you have bought something from them
Man of Metropolis (who steals our hearts)
Summertime – The Sundays – I think Harriet Wheeler has the voice of an angel
Goodbye Stranger – Supertramp – great song from a great album
Don’t Lets Start – They Might Be Giants – reminds me of my friend Pete Vogel, I don’t know why, I need to get a hold of him.
Boys Are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy – did you know they were from Dublin?
Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung – in fact, don’t you think we all should Wang Chung tonight?
Fell In Love With a Girl – The White Stripes - simple garage band song that is pure greatness.