Songs That Matter

February 8, 2005


What a mess! KC is getting hit by another winter storm. This time, the snow is falling at the rate of 1″ per hour. At 1:30 P.M. CST, I decided it was time to head home. There wasn’t much snow on the ground yet (about .5″) but that’s enough for me and the Batmobile. What’s the Batmobile? Long story. As a kid, I was known as “the Bat” because I was as blind as a…. I don’t drive. But I do ride a bike. Therefore, the bike is the Batmobile. I ride it to/from the office.

Well, the ride home was yucky but manageable. If I had left any later, I would be stuck at the campus. But since I subscribe to the “discretion is the better part of valor” addage, I bugged out before it got too bad.

So I’m at home. I’ve got iTunes blowing out a party shuffle from the main collection. BTW, I agree with those folks who swear that “shuffle” isn’t that random. Otherwise, how would “shuffle mode” result in three Switchfoot songs within an hour. But whether true or not, I’m loving the tunes. And now to the point…

Rick asked me to create a mix of “Songs That Matter.” Great idea. But Rick refused to give any guidance on the task. So I’m assembling this one based upon songs that matter to me. I’ve limited myself to thirty-five songs or less. I’m trying to shorten the list. But this is hard. Here is the list thus far (in no particular order):

  • (Don’t Fear) The Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult
  • Airbag, Radiohead
  • All I Wanna Do, Sheryl Crow
  • Bouncing Around the Room, Phish
  • Burning Down the House, Talking Heads
  • Call Me, Blondie
  • China Girl, David Bowie
  • Crash Into Me, Dave Matthews Band
  • Dog Eat Dog, Adam & The Ants
  • Dust in the Wind, Kansas
  • Hotel California, The Eagles
  • I Want to Know What Love Is, Foreigner
  • Jeremy, Pearl Jam
  • Just a Girl, No Doubt
  • Killer Queen, Queen
  • Losing My Religion, R.E.M.
  • Material Girl, Madonna
  • Money, Pink Floyd
  • Money for Nothing, Dire Straits
  • Mr. Roboto, Styx
  • Mysterious Ways, U2
  • Nights in White Satin, The Moody Blues
  • Piano Man, Billy Joel
  • Purple Rain, Prince & the Revolution
  • Reelin’ in the Years, Steely Dan
  • Riders on the Storm, The Doors
  • Roxanne, The Police
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana
  • Smooth, Santana
  • Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin
  • Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Electric Light Orchestra
  • Take on Me, a-ha
  • Tiny Dancer, Elton John
  • White Wedding, Billy Idol
  • You Oughta Know, Alanis Morissette

So this is the list, Rick. Take your shot at it – if you can.




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2 Comments on “Songs That Matter”

  1. CyclingRoo Says:

    My list is based upon secular songs – primarily. If pressed for the songs that matter most, I’d have to include Keith Green someplace near the top of the list. In addition, I’d have the following artists included: Switchfoot, The O.C. Supertones, Jars of Clay, Relient K, The Waiting, Jennifer Knapp, The Echoing Green, and more.


  2. CyclingRoo Says:

    What, no Beatles?


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