Heavy Rotation... MCF has given us a list of the songs he could listen to over and over. This in part thanks to The Art of Getting By. I figured I would return the favor. I had to do this quick like otherwise the list would take over my blog like kudzu. Most of them are from my teen years.
Panama by Van Halen - When I hear the opening riff from this it blows any cobwebs I have in my brain right out my ears. It's between this and Jump and I suppose Panama edges it out because I actually have this on my iPod. Otherwise this might be a harder fought battle. The whole 1984 album does a time warp for my brain.
Pump Up the Jam by Technotronic - Much like MCF's choice of Groove is in the Heart I defy you to listen to this an not tap your feet. Again it was a hard fought battle in my mind between this and Salt n Peppa's Push It. No seriously. Why are you looking at me like that.
Piano Man by Billy Joel- I am a hardcore fan of the Kid. His songs range from touching ballads to the hard bitten piano driven rock. He is a song writer par excellence. I chose this because it's a story. He manages to fill a three minute song with these unforgettable characters.
Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles - This song is just perfect to me. It's so singable and he does such a moving job of it that it's just perfect. I don't know what else I can say.
Something in the Way She Moves by James Taylor(right click/save as for video) - This one has a personal connection. While my wife and I were dating it seems like all we listened to was JT. This song distills my feelings about her then and now. She pulled me out of a nose dive of depression and showed me the light.