Monday, January 10, 2005

Number One, With A Bullet

So, many of you may have seen Misha's posting on Pink Hibiscus about everyone's favorite songs...coincidentally Cantos is now holding a survey of sorts which will later be printed along with the magazine (which this year is going to be FREE, because our money is coming from Student Government, and not the stingy administration). So here is your task:

List your top 5 favorite songs, preferably ranked from 1 to 5 (1 being the best):

Rachel's Top 5 Favorite Songs (as of now)

1. Holiday in Spain (Counting Crows)
2. Shelter From the Storm (Bob Dylan)
3. Motorcycle Drive By (Third Eye Blind)
4. Misunderstood (Wilco)
5. Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)

All songs are obviously your own personal preference, but yeah we might giggle at someone briefly if they list, oh, "The G-Unit" or something. This would help Cantos out a lot, Chris Bakke and Shakeer are on similar crusades, but I thought it would be cool to poll the blog. Thanks guys!


Shakeer said...

Dangit Rachel, I wanted to be the one to poll the blog!

Scott said...

Oh man...I'm gonna have to get back to you on this...I'll kill time during free period with this. "American Pie" is number one, of course, but beyond that...we shall see.

Doug said...

1. Mota - The Offspring
2. She Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
3. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
4. Gone Away - The Offspring
5. I am sure there is some Aerosmith song that goes here, but I can't find it right now.

Ben said...

Yeah, I'm with Scott except without the free period thing. I'm gonna need some time. But you should feel proud that your post prompted me to review my iPod instead of work on the term paper.

Misha said...

Yes Rachel! I was gonna put it here too, but you did it, so that's cool. Is anyone else fascinated by finding out what people listen to? No? So it's just me...Yeah, well, I knew I was a music dork.

Adrianna said...

Hmm. Now that I know this is being used in publication I'll actually have to put these in some sort of order. Darn. Which reminds me, I should start going to Cantos again. Oh and Rachel you stole two of my answers, damn our similar musical tastes.

The top 5 (oh, so many cuts had to be made!):

1. Goo Goo Dolls: Black Balloon
2. Counting Crows: Holiday in Spain (GRR)
3. Third Eye Blind: Motorcycle Driveby (again, GRR)
4. Andrew Vincent and the Pirates: Cover it Up
5. Arcade Fire: Rebellion (Lies)

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Adrianna said...

Okay sorry I'm replying way too much to this topic, but I love music, so yeah.

The one instrumental song that I love more than anything in the world is "First Breath After Coma" by Explosions in the Sky. It reminds me of when I was working at Good Sam hospital in the cardiology ward between freshman and sophomore years. During downtime, I wouldn't have anything to do but watch this bank of monitors on which every patient in the ward had their heartbeats being monitored on. It was so strange in a way to watch these people's hearts beat, and to know that the people who were red or yellow alarming every now and then would probably never leave the ward alive. Ewww creepy shivers. Needless to say, that song is the only instrumental song that has ever made me cry the first time I heard it. Urgh, now I have to give it a listen...

Shakeer said...

I've been avoiding making this list for the past few days and assumed that making it would be impossible. I didn't even bother trying until earlier this evening, I had the song Sweet Jane on loop and decided "bam! this is one of my first songs of all time, in fact, perhaps even one of my favorites" and before I knew it I had a list.

The Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
R.E.M. - Sweetness Follows
The Smiths - There is a Light That Never Goes Out
The Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea
Bob Dylan - Tombstone Blues

And I gave up trying to rank them. Sorry. Oh and there are six which violates the High Fidelity rule so once again sorry.

Shinekaze said...

1) American Pie - Don McLean
2) Hotel California - The Eagles
3) Imperial March - John Williams (Star Wars Soundtrack)
4) Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
5) The Night Santa Went Crazy - Weird Al Yankovic

Yeah I know some of them are odd... the Imperial March is from the days that I was REALLY into Star Wars, and the Weird Al song, well I have mental connections of that song with really fun times up at my cousin's house in Spokane. It sort of stuck there as one of my favorites. Same with Hotel California... I wore out a tape version as a kid listening to that song over and over. American Pie same thing, only more recent... The summer before freshman year someone introduced me to the song and I fell in love with it... and Bohemian Rhapsody... that song just plain rocks... BTW all those people who keep asking me how I know every lyric to a bunch of songs... its becuase I am the type who will sit there and just play a song over and over till I know it well enough to sing with it... any suggestions on songs I should learn?


Shakeer said...

Alright, I think my songs already changed.

Xan said...

1.) Italian Restaraunt
2.) It's Still Rock and Roll To Me
3.) Jack and Diane
4.) Conviction of the Heart
5.) Your Song (Ewan McGregor form)

Anonymous said...

Its the Stubes. I'm really really really bored of drivers ed homework. the only thing exiting all day has been acting as lindsay rowan and that didn't work too well ( here )

1. Fingertips-They Might be Giants
2. Any song by Cake
3. Bohemian rhapsody-Queen
4. The Internet Is For Porn-Avenue Q
5. Cigaro-System of A Down