(Yes, I wasn’t able to blog this whole month, but I’ve sure done my share of insular The Office viewing and smirking on the El)
Suffragette City – David Bowie. I must love visiting this town. And leaving in a hurry. Wham-bam-Thank-you-ma’m.
Train in Vain – The Clash. Funny, I don’t remember listening to this song that much. But I do love it, still.
Gone, Daddy, Gone – I confess that it’s not the original version running so high on my shiny new headset… I’m not sure what Gnarls Barkley were planning on doing, besides a very faithful cover.
Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers. What can I say?
I Want you to Want Me (Live) – Cheap Trick. With a bullet. I keep singing this to my wife whenever she asks what I want.
Surrender – also Chi-Town’s finest, CT. Just a weird little power pop song that jumps the day.
Ziggy Stardust – Bowie.
Crazy – I know everyone else is sick of this song. In fact, I was at a coffee shop earlier today where the opening bass line was playing. I instinctively starting jumping my foot. I think the someone else was too. But the baristas changed it. I thought better of jumping over the registers… After the fact of course. I owe so much money.
Sadie Hawkins Dance – Relient K. My wife – and the song – informed me that it’s a traditional Girl’s Choice dance. It’s goofy and it was played at a camp we took our youth to this summer.
Diamonds on the Sole of Her Shoes – Ladysmith Black Mazambo. Yes, I just screwed up their names. Yes, it was originally done by Paul Simon with LBM two decades ago. Listen to it and try not to smile.
Love Vigilantes – New Order. I am in love with the Vigilantes of Love. I keep forgetting this isn’t them.
Where Did Our Love Go? – Soft Cell. Beep-beep. Remember that commercial?
Chan Chan – Buena Vista Social Club. One movie that made great music.
She Belongs to Me – Dylan. ShEE beLOngs to mEE. How could you not love that.
Under Pressure – The only reason that this is the only Queen song on this list is because it’s the only Queen song on my iPod. The rest are on the WMP. And I’m sick of transferring all my files.
B Part: (A Quiet Interlude) – David Crowder Band. Along with Israel Houghton, one of the only worship acts that I like.
All in Your Hands – Duvall. I’ve got a bit of power pop representation here, as the “Christian Smoking Popes” would prove. I love this stuff, despite and besides the tag.
Eric B. Is President – Eric B. and Rakim. Funny that the only rap represented on this list at this moment is two decades old. O’ well… Thinking of a master plan.
Homeless – LBM. What? You don’t have this record yet? What is your problem?
I’m Lion-O – Relient K. They’re singing about the Thundercats. Fortunately, their music has only gotten more nuanced over time. ‘Cuz it’s a shade annoying.
Subterranean Homesick Blues – Dylan.
Love Minus Zero / No Limit – Dylan.
Changes – Bowie.
Young Americans – Bowie. All night.