- Born to Run -Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band
The perfect Rock and Roll teenage song that lasts forever!
- Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
Talk about a song that pulls you in every time and reminds you about the most simple and hardest conflict everyone faces from time to time.
- Disco Inferno - The Trammps
This was a big conversation in our house this weekend. We agreed that Disco is a valid musical period in our history that should be recognized-but-come on-The Greatest Disco Song?! I picked this one because it sums it all up (mindless dancing, all great disco tunes were long long long songs, true escapism) and no one has really been able to cover it with justice. Tina Turner came close though.
- Blue Monday - New Order
This song really took the underground club scene into the daylight.
- Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday
Others may choose God Bless the Child, but for my money, this is the greatest song Billie ever sang!
- What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love and Understanding - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
The eternal question of man kind don't you think?
- Like a Prayer - Madonna
Yep, Madonna. Remember the "shocking" content of this song and the video that went along with it? Now a days it's pretty tame, but back then it was one of the first salvos in the culture war.
- Rocket Man - Elton John
A total fan of early Elton John, I just can't see a list without this song on it.
- Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
If Born to Run is about surviving by escaping, Jungleland is about surviving, or not, by staying. Amazing how you can tell two different stories about the same thing.
- Let it Be - The Beatles
No explanation needed!
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