So I’ve been jotting down some thoughts on the songs as they come up in my playlist. I’m not trying to comment on every one. Just trying listen through them and write down what comes to mind. If I don’t comment on a song it didn’t mean that it wasn’t good, it just didn’t make me think of anything… so here I go…
#41. The Band – The Weight
I know I’ve heard this song before but I had no idea who played it.
#45. Elvis Presley – Heartbreak Hotel
Is really short! 2:07??
#51. Grandmaster Flash – The Message
First hip hop song on the list, not a bad choice.
#55. The Kingsmen – Louie Louie
Oh man, I need a continuous mixtape of this and a regulation 5 story panty raid ladder.
#58. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Has there ever been a more memorable intro to a song. It just makes me want to dance on a glowing sidewalk.
side note… Bob Dylan sounds 80 years old
#60. Al Green – Lets Stay Together
This song is the shit. Makes me want to get funky.. or play a brass instrument, I don’t know which.
#63. Buffalo Springfield – For What it’s Worth
This is the first of many times this will happen. But I love the music to this song, because I heard it in “he got game” by Public Enemy. Not that that song is better than this, but it reminds me of something that happened in my lifetime. The LA riots, so it speaks to me more. Still a good song though.
#67. Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock
Great Intro, but another short E.P. song
#71. The Beach Boys – California Girls
Apparently there was a time when people could take this song seriously, Rolling Stone must be beyond that because I can’t listen o this anymore…click.
#72. James Brown – Papa’s got a brand new bag
I AM A SEX MA-CHINE. If only I could get his old toothless mug out of my head when I hear this song.
#73. Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues
My parents must have had shorter attention spans than I do… 1:57
#74. Stevie Wonder – Superstitious
I think this is my favorite song on the list so far. I could seriously listen to it continuously for an hour and not get tired of it. It’s got the beat, oh yes.
#76. The Beatles – Strawberry Fields
I’ve really liked some other Beatles songs on this list, but Strawberry Fields can suck it!
#80. Marvin Gaye – Heard it through the grapevine
Damn those dancing raisins, relegated with the beach boys now
#86. Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road
All I can think of is that this is why the craft in “Explorers” was called the Thunder Road. I’m very sad
#91. Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
Without really knowing when this song came out I can guess that it’s the Vegas jumpsuit Elvis, because it’s 3 times as long as any other E.P. song and it sounds like it was recorded with a backing band. Also it’s very repetitive so bloated Elvis could remember the lyrics.
#92. The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Pop
First punk song on the list. I feel like this should have been higher
#96. Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls of Fire
1:50 ? come on Jerry couldn’t you think of another verse?
#135. The Beatles – While my guitar gently weeps
This makes me realize how good Dangermouses Grey Album is. This song NEEDS Jay-Z over it.
#136. Elton John – Your Song
Man, that queen did have some great songs. Makes me proud to have his pinball machine in the parents basement
#140. Led Zeppelin – Kashmir
I don’t need my Diddy on this song, but it’s definatley on par with the original… for me
#143. Prince – Purple Rain
Shelley, why is this song good?