My Top 1000 Songs #595: Three Little Birds

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

For those of us of a certain age, it's hard to hear Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" (from 1977's Exodus) without the taint of endless college dorm-room parties blasting the Legend hits collection. (As The Onion has gleefully documented on multiple occasions.) Throw in more recent pop culture saturation via movie soundtracks and tv commercials, and the song has taken on "Stairway To Heaven"-like never-need-to-hear-it-again proportions.

Yet it's impossible to hear the song and not feel just a little bit happier. So there's that.