My 500 Favorite Songs (Revisited, Sort Of)
Taking a brief break from the album-of-the-day today to talk about... songs. Now, I assume everybody has taken a few minutes at one point or other to quickly jot down a list of their 500 favorite songs, in order. Hello? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
Ok, I guess I'm a little strange. I had a little down-time a few years ago -- I think I had just resolved a bit of litigation, was waiting to start gearing up for a large trial, and decided to undertake this little project. Now, in hindsight, perhaps I should have done something like, oh, I dunno, taken my wife on a short vacation. I'm a very bad man.
As with any exercise of this nature, it's highly subjective and always in flux. Every time I hear one of these songs, I can't help thinking, damn, what a great song, it really needs to be higher up on the list. Just glancing at it right now and I see about 50 changes I need to make. But at some point you just need to put a pin in it and move on.
Now, this was done about 4 years ago, and there have been some great songs since then. Hell, just off the top of my head I can think of songs that need to be added from Charly Bliss, the Paranoid Style, the Bets, Alvvays, Japandroids, Waxahatchee...
So next time I get a break I plan to revise this. Who knows, maybe I expand it to a Top 1000. Everyone has one of those, right?
Here's a playlist of my Top 150 (note: these shifted around a few times, so may not line up exactly with the list). You can find the rest of the playlists rounding out my Top 500 on my Spotify page.