Friday, June 13, 2008

The New TGWOOfY Top 50

It's amazing how our tastes chance over time. There can be something you love one year that you are indifferent about the next and downright loathe eventually. Likewise, it can take some time for something that you like, or even love, to join the pantheon of your all time favorites. Finnaly, there are some things that you miss the first time around, only to come to appreciate more over time. All of these forces are at play in my musical tastes, and for that reason I find it nessassary to update my top 50 list form time to time. I've added three songs to the list at #49, #47 and #43 respectivly and of course said good bye to three others: The Offspring - Self Esteem, INXS - Devil Inside and Led Zeppelin - Over the Hills and Far away. Some songs that remain on the list have climbed and others have fallen, but all in all I think it's still a good list.

50) A-Ha - Take on Me
49) Augie March - One Crowded Hour
48) Le Tigre - Eau d'Bedroom Dancing
47) Tristan Prettyman - Songs for the Rich
46) Rilo Kiley - Portions for Foxes
45) Counting Crows - Einstein on the Beach
44) Ass Ponys - Little Bastard
43) Death Cab for Cutie - What Sara Said
42) The WAiFS - The Bridal Train
41) Archers of Loaf - Web in Front

40) Liz Phair - Divorce Song
39) Frank Sinatra - Wave
38) Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side
37) Crowded House - Weather with You
36) Hey Mercedes - Playing Your Song
35) Paul Kelly - From Little Things, Big Things Grow
34) Less Than Jake - Automatic
33) Pearl Jam - Jeremy
32) The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball
31) Son Volt - Route

30) Cold Chisel - Khe Sanh
29) The Smiths - There is a Light That Never Goes Out
28) R.E.M. - Crush with Eyeliner
27) Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
26) The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
25) Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
24) The Kinks - Picture Book
23) The Indigo Girls - Least Complicated
22) Don McLain - American Pie
21) Missy Higgins - The Special Two

20) The Clash - London Calling
19) XTC - The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
18) Green Day - When I Come Around
17) Janes Addiction - Jane Says
16) Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck my Kiss
15) The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower
14) Bob Dylan - Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
13) The Beatles - Let it Be
12) Queen - Under Pressure
11) Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

10) Dead Milkmen - Methodist Coloring Book
9) Bob Marley & the Whalers - No Woman, No Cry
8) Ani DiFranco - Little Plastic Castle
7) The Allman Brothers Band - Melissa
6) Sheryl Crow - Hard to Make a Stand
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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