50 Songs I’ve Never Gotten Sick Of

This is one of those lists that’s currently going around Facebook, and since I haven’t posted around these parts that much — turns out that writing 3,000 – 4,000 words a week about Battlestar Galactica takes it out of you — and because Will Betheboy referenced my list on his blog, I figured that I’d post it here. Content!

It started with 25, but I kept remembering other songs to put on it, and surprise, surprise, it got way way way out of hand. It’s not a list of my favorite songs (though it certainly includes those); or a list of best songs by each artist (though it certainly includes those, too); or even a list of songs that changed my life (and man, does it ever have a lot of those).

Nope, this is a list of songs that at some point started kicking my ass, and pretty much never stopped. Even though I’ve heard some of these songs zillions of times, I still love them every time they come on.

I was going to annotate this, but a lot of these can already be found in my Musical Moments to Die For series.

Done roughly in chronological order as to when I became fully aware of them:

50 Songs I’ll Never Get Sick Of

  1. The Royal Guardsmen – Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron
  2. The Rolling Stones – Jumping Jack Flash
  3. Led Zeppelin – Over The Hills and Far Away
  4. Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run
  5. Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
  6. War – Summer
  7. Black Sabbath – Symptom of the Universe
  8. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
  9. The Clash – Safe European Home
  10. Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story
  11. The Who – Join Together
  12. The Velvet Underground – What Goes On (Live)
  13. Television – Marquee Moon
  14. The Byrds – Eight Miles High
  15. Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime
  16. Heptones – Book of Rules
  17. New Order – Ceremony
  18. Peter Tosh – Wanted Dread and Alive
  19. The Kinks – Mindless Child of Motherhood
  20. Waylon Jennings – Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?
  21. Rank and File – Coyote
  22. The Dream Syndicate – Then She Remembers
  23. Otis Redding – Respect (Live)
  24. R.E.M. – Pilgrimage
  25. The Church – Dropping Names
  26. The Replacements – Answering Machine
  27. Billy Bragg – Levi Stubbs Tears
  28. 28th Day – 25 Pills
  29. Husker Du – Keep Hanging On
  30. Bob Dylan – Shelter From The Storm (Live)
  31. U2 – A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel
  32. Cat Heads – Alice on the Radio
  33. Public Enemy – Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
  34. Robyn Hitchcock – Madonna of The Wasps
  35. The Miss Alans – The Shiny Unfeeling
  36. Stone Roses – Waterfall
  37. LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
  38. Bash & Pop – Friday Night is Killing Me
  39. Swervedriver – Duel
  40. Uncle Tupelo – Anodyne
  41. Pearl Jam – Corduroy
  42. Whiskeytown – 16 Days
  43. Wilco – California Stars
  44. Robert Pollard – Pop Zeus!
  45. Bruce Springsteen – Two Hearts (Live)
  46. Outkast – Ms. Jackson
  47. Drive-by Truckers – The Living Bubba (Live)
  48. Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
  49. The Hold Steady – The Swish
  50. Yo La Tengo – Pass The Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind

BTW, this is not every song that fits this category. Not even close.

3 Responses to “50 Songs I’ve Never Gotten Sick Of”

  1. joe says:

    Good call for #1. I just love Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron, it was my favorite as a kid.


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