So almost ten years ago I ranked my all time favorite songs. I seem to remember it taking a lot of time. I decided to update that list this weekend, and it took considerably less time.
I wanted my top 100. The process involved going through about 9000 songs and selecting any song I thought could remotely have a chance at making it. That took an hour and I got about 500 candidates.
Then I went through that list and picked out my sure things. The ones I knew would make the top 100. Low and behold I got 103.
I ranked them all, dropped the bottom three (SORRY ZERO 7, WARREN G AND THE DEFTONES!) and I had my ranking.
Now comes the fun part.
Most of your favorite songs tell a story. The remind you of something, a memory, a time in your life. Most (again) of that holds true on my list. In many instances I remember where I was when I first heard each of these songs. Some times I don’t, but they bring me back to a time in my life where I couldn’t stop listening. Some of these songs are just my classics that have stuck with me for my 30 plus years on this planet. Whatever the reason they made the list, I’m going to try and explain why.