Monday, June 04, 2007

TGWOOfY Top 50 (2007 Edition)

Anyone who knows me knows that I am an incesiant list maker. I have lists of my favorite baseball stadiums, the top places I've ever been, my favorite records and of course the TGWOOfY Top 50. These are my 50 favorite songs of all time, and it was initally compiled by listening to tens of hours of music, over and over again to narrow the list down. As with any listing of favorite things, some spots change from time to time, and so here is my updated top 50. Click on the headers for last year's list. Yes' Seen All Good People fell from #48 off the list, joined by Billy Joel's Summer Highland Falls which dropped off from #35.

50: a-ha - Take on Me (-3)
49: Rilo Kiley - It's A Hit (New Entry)
48: Paul Kelly - From Little Things Big Things Grow (New Entry)
47: LeTigre - Eau d'bedroom Dancing (+2)
46: Counting Crows (-1)
45: The Offspring - Self Esteem (-1)
44: The WAiFS - Bridal Train (+4)
43: INXS - Devil Inside (=)
42: Led Zeppelin - Over the Hills and Far Away (-1)
41: Ass Ponys - Little Bastard (-1)


40: Archers of Loaf - Web in Front (-1)
39: Pearl Jam - Jeremy (-8)
38: Cold Chisel - Khe Sanh (+8)
37: Hey Mercedes - Playing Your Song (-4)
36: Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side (=)
35: The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball (-5)
34: Less Than Jake - Automatic (-2)
33: Liz Phair - Divorce Song (+5)
32: Frank Sinatra - Wave (+5)
31: Missy Higgins - The Special Two (+11)


30: Crowded House - Weather with You (+4)
29: The Smiths - There is a Light That Never Goes Out (-1)
28: Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man (-2)
27: Jonny Cash - Ring of Fire (-3)
26: The Kinks - Picture Book (-4)
25: Son Volt - Route (+4)
24: Beach Boys - God Only Knows (+1)
23: Don McClain - American Pie (=)
22: R.E.M. - Crush with Eyeliner (+5)
21: Indigo Girls - Least Complicated (=)


20: XTC - The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (=)
19: Greenday - When I Come Around (-1)
18: The Clash - London Calling (+1)
17: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss (=)
16: Janes Addiction - Jane Says (=)
15: Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along the Watchtower (=)
14: The Beatles - Let it Be (=)
13: Queen (with David Bowie) - Under Pressure (-2)
12: Bod Dylan - The Mighty Quinn (-2)
11: Dead Milkmen - Methodist Coloringbook (+2)


10: Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (-1)
9: The Allman Brothers Band - Melissa (-1)
8: Ani DiFranco - Little Plastic Castle (+4)
7: Sheryl Crow - Hard to Make a Stand (=)
6: Bob Marley and the Wailers - No Woman, No Cry (=)
5: The Band - The Weight (=)
4: Eric Clapton - Layla (=)
3: Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee (=)
2: Led Zeppelin - D'Yer Mak'er (=)
1: Billy Joel - Miami 2017 [Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway] (=)


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