Friday, May 19, 2006

57 songs worth spending $56.43 on iTunes

This list is arbitrary. They're not my 57 favorite songs, and they're not 57 songs that you've never heard of. Most of them fit into three categories: overlooked songs by major artists; slightly obscure songs by current, moderately popular artists; and music from our parents' generation that you don't hear very often. They're mostly loveable, not very complicated, and worth blasting in your car or your headphones, whatever the case may be.

This is installment 10 of my 57 lists of 57 things.
  1. Brendan Benson, Spit It Out
  2. The Black Keys, She Said, She Said
  3. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Promise
  4. Brian Jonestown Massacre, Straight Up and Down
  5. Eric Burdon, San Franciscan Nights
  6. Clarence Carter, Soul Deep
  7. Leonard Cohen, The Future
  8. Dandy Warhols, Solid
  9. Dandy Warhols, The Last High
  10. Dandy Warhols, Not if You Were the Last Junkie on Earth
  11. Deep Purple, Hush
  12. Detroit Cobras, Just Can't Please You
  13. Donovan, Atlantis
  14. Donovan, Sunshine Superman
  15. Bob Dylan, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol (From Vol. 5 of the Bootleg Series)
  16. Edison Lighthouse, Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
  17. Tim Fite, No Good Here
  18. The Guess Who, No Sugar Tonight
  19. The Hold Steady, Knuckles
  20. The Hold Steady, Stevie Nix
  21. The Hold Steady, How a Ressurection Really Feels
  22. Joe Tex, S.Y.S.L.J.F.M .
  23. Loving Spoonful, Bald Headed Lena
  24. Magnolia Electric Company, The Dark Don't Hide It
  25. Maktub, Say What You Mean
  26. Stephen Malkmus, Loud Proud Cloud
  27. Stephen Malkmus, Baby Come On
  28. Mamas & The Papas, Twelve Thirty
  29. Manfred Mann, The Mighty Quinn
  30. Marah, Walt Whitman Bridge
  31. Neutral Milk Hotel, Holland 1945
  32. New Pornographers, Graceland
  33. A.C. Newman, Homemade Bombs in the Afternoon
  34. Nic Armstrong & The Thieves, I Can't Stand It
  35. Old 97's, Won't Be Home
  36. Old 97's, Murder (Or a Heart Attack)
  37. The Polyphonic Spree, A Long Day Continues/We Sound Amazed
  38. Lou Reed, Street Hassle
  39. The Rolling Stones, Mercy Mercy
  40. The Rolling Stones, Good Times
  41. The Rolling Stones, Sister Morphine
  42. rx, Dick is a Killer*
  43. Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Sock it to Me, Baby
  44. Screaming Trees, Nearly Lost You
  45. William Shatner, Common People
  46. Silver Jews, How Can I Love You If You Won't Lie Down
  47. Nina Simone, To Love Somebody
  48. The Streets, Fit But You Know It
  49. The Streets, Empty Cans
  50. Supergrass, Caught by the Fuzz
  51. Supergrass, La Song
  52. Wings, Band on the Run
  53. Neil Young, I Am the Ocean
  54. Neil Young, Falling From Above
  55. Neil Young, Revolution Blues
  56. Neil Young, Walk On
  57. Warren Zevon, Mohammed's Radio
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