Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Top Pop Songs of All Time

Can I just insert a quick side-topic and get some feedback from you all?

What are your top POP (radio friendly) songs of all time?
Here are the first few I can think of:

New Radicals - You Get What You Give (oh, if only it were sans rap!)

Radiohead - No Surprises

Oasis - Champagne Supernova

CCR - basically anything they put out, but especially "Have you ever seen the rain?"

Hall & Oats - Kiss on My List*

The Animals - House of the Rising Sun

Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side

Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says (not sure this actually fits in pop songs)

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want

Rolling Stones - Wild Horses

Tom Petty - Free Fallin'

(note: * denotes "siiiiike")


Big Cougar said...

This should be an exercise we all participate in...after the Top 25 countdown, that is.

Major kudos for "House of the Rising Sun."

Sean B said...

Don't go siiiikin' my boys. 'Kiss on my list' is great - not as good as 'Rich Girl,' tho'. But here's an off the cuff attempt at Top 6 poppers, 90s edition (in order):

1. Hanson-MMMBop
2. Fugees-Killing Me Softly
3. Natalie Imbroglio-Torn
4. Backstreet/'NSYNC-I Want It That Way
5. Backstreet/"NSYNC-It's Gonna Be Me
6. STP-Interstate Love Song

None of these are 'guilty' pleasures. I forget which boy band did which song.

Sean B said...

Oh, this is fun. 90s, 7-11:

7. Depeche Mode-Enjoy the Silence
8. Foo Fighters-Everlong
9. Geto Boys-Mind Playing Tricks
10. Oasis-Wonderwall
11. Michael Penn-No Myth

Who knows, they might not be in order anymore.

Sarah said...

oasis - wonderwall, for sure
britney spears - toxic
sublime (do they count?) - what i got

Lionel said...

Did I really just read Sublime on this list!? Banished you be! But, the britney song gets you temporarily back in.

Sugar Mama said...

2 cool points for Sean. Hanson and Michael Penn...are you my long lost brother?

Sugar Mama said...

REM - What's the Frequency Kenneth?
Fleetwood Mac - Secondhand News
Cornershop - Brimful of Asha

Sean B said...

I remember finding a bargain-priced used copy of Hanson less than a year after it came out in a crowded Cutler's Compact Discs in New Haven. I carried it up to the checkout smuggled between two other cd's like it was a porno. When I reached the register, though, the guy called out to a fellow employee in the back of the store, "hey, this guy's buying Hanson!!"

3 more stupid-awesome pop tracks, this time from the 80s:

Squeeze-Pulling Mussels (from a shell)
Erasure-A Little Respect
Bon Jovi-Born to Be My Baby

The latter is Bon Jovi's best song. End of argument.