Monday, December 3, 2012

Music Mondays: Top 100 Songs, Part 3

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Hooray, it’s Monday, my favorite day of the week!  What?  You don’t like Mondays?  You want to shoot the whole day down?  No, no, no!  Before you do something drastic, take a deep breath and allow yourself a moment to relax and contemplate the (in my opinion) greatest form of artistic expression:  Music.

Yes, that’s right.  It’s time for another installment of Music Mondays, and today we are continuing with the countdown of Dawn Hobbie Sticklen’s 100 Greatest Songs of All Time.  (Of course it’s an official list.  In my head.  And on paper.  And now here on this blog.)

So, without further adieu, I bring to you songs numbered 40 thru 59 on the list….

59.  “My Old School” – Steely Dan
58.  “For What it’s Worth” – Buffalo Springfield
57.  “The Stranger” – Billy Joel
56.  “Cinnamon Girl” – Neil Young
55.  “Let the Day Begin” – The Call
54.  “Driver 8” – REM
53.  “Red, Red, Wine” – UB40
52.  “Way Over Yonder” – Carole King
51.  “How Soon is Now” – The Smiths
50.  “What I Am” – Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians
49.  “Take Me to the River” – Talking Heads
48.  “Just Like Heaven” – The Cure
47.  “Misunderstanding” – Genesis
46.  “Blue Monday” – New Order
45.  “Don’t Fear the Reaper” – Blue Oyster Cult (More Cowbell!)
44.  “American Girl” – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
43.  “Closer to Fine” – Indigo Girls
42.  “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” – Joe Jackson
41.  “Hold Her Down” – Toad the Wet Sprocket
40.  “Maybe I’m Amazed” – Wings

Well, there you have it – the continuation of my list of all-time favorite songs.  And we are getting closer and closer to Number 1!

How ‘bout you?  Do you recognize any of these songs?  Are there any that you are unfamiliar with?  How am I doing so far?  Let me know in the comments section below!