Unprovoked Top Five
There are some bloggers I've been reading lately, notably Melinda June
, who have been listing significant songs, and then I heard "Son of a Preacher Man" on the radio, and realized, again, that it is a great
I always thought that a song was great if, no matter how much time went by, I wouldn't fast forward through it on a mix tape. My ultimate goal in this arena was to create a mix that I would never fast forward through at all. I don't know if that is even possible.
The technologies have changed, but the sentiment is the same. These are songs that have not outworn their welcome.
1. "Son of a Preacher Man," Dusty Springfield
2. "Take on Me," A-Ha
3. "I Want You Back," The Jackson 5
4. "On Every Street," Dire Straits
5. "There There," Radiohead
*** Unprovoked, Unnecessary, and probably Unscrutinized Update: I am knocking Dire Straits off the list, because I forgot about "Bittersweet" by Big Head Todd and the Monsters. I'm also adding a #6: Billy Idol's "Dancing with Myself."