Wednesday, February 26, 2014

12 Songs (more or less)

RULES: in your status update, list 12 songs that have stayed with you over the years in some way. Don’t think too long over the list- just a few minutes. They don’t have to be great records or critical darlings, just ones that mean something to you personally.

Yeah, right. OK, that was IMPOSSIBLE. So I broke the rules just a bit by dividing my list into three eras - My earliest years starting with the first album I got as a kid (Elvis) and then moving on to the High School years and then the College/Post-college years.
Oh, and since some songs just go together in my mind, I ended up pairing a few together. So sue me.

“That’s All Right” - Elvis Presley
“Bad Man’s Blunder” - The Kingston Trio
"The Night Chicago Died" - Paper Lace
"Spinning Wheel" - Blood, Sweat and Tears
"I'm Your Boogie Man" - K.C. and the Sunshine Band
“Play That Funky Music” - Wild Cherry
"Tragedy" - Bee Gees
"Le Freak" - Chic
"Barracuda" - Heart
“Don’t Look Back” - Boston
“Who Are You” - The Who
"We Will Rock You"/"We Are the Champions" - Queen

"Freeze Frame"/"Centerfold" - J. Geils Band
"Spirits in the Material World"/“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” - The Police
"Heat of the Moment"/"Only Time Will Tell" - Asia
"We Got the Beat" - The Go Go's
"Rock Me Tonight"/"All Night Long" - Billy Squier
"Let's Go Crazy"/"When Doves Cry" - Prince
"She's Tight"/"If You Want My Love" - Cheap Trick
"Panama"/"Jump" - Van Halen
"Legs"/"Gimme All Your Loving" - ZZ Top
"Born in the USA" - Bruce Springsteen
"You Got Lucky" - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“Twist and Shout”/"Long Tall Sally" - The Beatles

"Dazed and Confused" - Led Zepplin
“Like a Rolling Stone” - Bob Dylan
"Rocks Off"/"Rip This Joint" - Rolling Stones
"The Weight" - The Band
“Don’t Let It Bring You Down” - Neil Young
“Put Yourself In My Shoes” - Clint Black
“Don’t Believe the Hype” - Public Enemy
“Under Pressure” - Queen/David Bowie
“Her Good Lovin’ Grace” - Jerry Jeff Walker
"Gone" - The Black Crowes
"Baby, Now That I've Found You" - Alison Krauss
"Pennies From Heaven" - Bing Crosby