October 17, 2005

CD Song Countdown

Here is a post that has nothing to do with much of anything except for my [Lucas] love of the "countdown". The classic top 40 weekly countdown one can hear on the radio every Sunday morning. I love lists, countdowns, top ten, etc. This summer I decided to reduce my CD collection by compiling my favorite songs onto a few discs. I have a bunch of CDs that I never listen to because I only like one or two songs off the disc, so I felt that if I compiled all those songs onto a few discs that I would probably listen to those songs more. And I have. While burning these CDs, I decided to create one that would have my top 20 songs in order on one disc. Well, here are my top twenty favorite songs from the CDs that Kim and I have in our possession. So, while I might have songs that I like more than others that are on my "Best Of" disc, if I didn't own it I didn't include it. Here's the list in countdown fashion, #20 to #1:

#20. "We Didn't Start the Fire" Billy Joel
#19. "I Would Walk 500 Miles" Proclaimers
#18. "The Sign" Ace of Base
#17. "Connected" Stereo MCs
#16. "Kiss Me" Sixpence None the Richer
#15. "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid soundtrack
#14. "Bohemian Rhapsody" Queen
#13. "I Go Blind" Hootie & The Blowfish
#12. "Jump Around" House of Pain
#11. "One Headlight" The Wallflowers
#10. "My Maria" Brooks & Dunn
#9. "Lovefool" The Cardigans
#8. "Only the Good Die Young" Billy Joel
#7. "Ice Ice Baby" Vanilla Ice
#6. "Jump, Jive, An' Wail" Drew's Party Mix
#5. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Nikki French
#4. "Let's Get It Started" Black Eyed Peas
#3. "Baby Got Back" Sir Mix-A-Lot
#2. "Nations of the World" Animaniacs
#1. "Walk of Life" Dire Straits

There you have it. Those are my twenty favorite songs in my CD collection. Eclectic, eh? Ok, this is what I would like to see in your comments: I want to hear your list of favorite songs from your collection. This could be just your favorite song, a top 5 or even more. Remember to include song and artist. Did I mention that I love countdowns?


Kwin said...

You OWN Nikki French?!?!?

ldmiller said...

Oh yes. The CD single that was released in the summer of 1994. It was my #1 song that year.

matt said...

I was wondering about that one... I'm more familiar with the Bonnie Tyler version. I sent an email to your gmail account... you should check it out.
A top song for us is "endless night" from the Lion King the musical soundtrack. There are too many favorites to name, though

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that you have an Animaniacs song on there!!! That cracks me up... I thought I was the only one who owned any cds with songs from the Animaniacs... granted, I got mine when I was probably 12... so you would have been... 16? 17? Yeah, that's a little wierder... ;-)


indycousins said...

Jeff will be thrilled to know Let's Get it Started ended up on your list. That's the song we entered our wedding reception to, because I actually let him choose that minor detail!

Here are my top 5 songs:

#5 Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
#4 The Dance - Garth Brooks
#3 If I Had a Million Dollars - Barenaked Ladies
#2 I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
#1 It's Your Love - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Sailorman said...

How about some songs from the older generation for the young to laugh at. From #10 to #1. Yes, Luke, we have a common song.

Old Time Rock And Roll Bob Seger
We Will Rock You Queen
Hotel California Eagles
It's Still Rock and Roll to me Billy Joel

One Eagles
Rock 'n Me Steve Miller
Hey Jude Beatles
We didn't Start the Fire Billy Joel
Smooth Santana
Turn the Page Bob Seger