#100 – Foo Fighters – Everlong (1997)
First Heard: 1999
Why it’s on the list: I remember hearing it for the first time in the summer of ’99, working as a computer technician for my local school district. I used to go from school to school, classroom to classroom updating, fixing and inventorying computers.
I used to bring a radio with me, setting it in the hallway while I worked the rooms. I remember the exact place I was when Everlong came on. One of the DECA computer labs, afternoon. I was listening to 104.1 back when 104.1 was good.
Many of the songs on this list will be total cheese. Nothing special on an artistic level, neither deep nor meaningful. A lot of these I’ll understand if you don’t like them. Everlong isn’t one of those songs. You have to like it. It’s completely brilliant modern rock music.
The only reason it isn’t much higher on the list is I’ve grown out of my Foo Fighters phase and rarely listen to them anymore. If they made more songs like Everlong I wouldn’t be able to say that.