last night caught me in a contradiction: i told a friend that "baker street
" might be my all-time favorite song (heard a snippet of it when we recently watched a guide to recognizing your saints
, although the best use in a movie has to be the slo-mo brawl in good will hunting
), although i recently posted
that "creep" held the #1 spot. the problem is i just can't quantify songs i like in a way that assists in making a true "top 10" list. it depends on the day, the season, whether i read the bible that morning, what i ate, how many beers i've had, who i just listened to, whether i'm trying to impress someone, whatever. but, for the sake of the exercise, here's a top 10 for 4:21 p.m. on 3.20.3007:
- radiohead, "creep"
- al stewart, "baker street"
- player, "baby come back" (seriously)
- david wilcox, "how did you find me here"
- blue mountain, "jimmy carter"
- richard shindell, "the next best western"
- john williams, "the pulse of events" (meet the press theme song)
- beastie boys, "shake your rump"
- derek webb, "wedding dress"
- harvey danger, "cream and bastards rise" (you can download the whole album here)
honorable mention: al stewart, "year of the cat"
ok, during the time it took to type that list, it changed, so this isn't definitive.