My 101 favourite songs… for now

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The 77th goal on my 101 things in 1001 days list is to make a playlist of my 101 favourite songs. (Well, it’s my 101 favourite songs for now; I’m sure this will change over time.) I’ve finally completed it and thought it would make a fun post.

Disclaimer: Before I share my list with you, I feel I have to add some quick caveats…

  • Firstly, I am by no means claiming that all of these songs classify as great music. Heck, some of them can’t even be called good music! I know that some of these pieces are downright lame, and I guess they really give away my age too 😉 If a laughable song is on the list, it’s more because it evokes a specific memory for me than because I think it’s an unbeatable classic.
  • Secondly, this isn’t a playlist for the church choir. I love many great hymns and other Christian songs, but I’ve limited them on this list because I wanted a more even spread of music that I enjoy.
  • Thirdly, one or two of the songs do have some bad language and/or slightly dodgy lyrics, but they’re in the minority and they’re there coz they symbolise a specific period in my life – one that’s still valid though not particularly pious.
  • Fourthly (and I guess this one is kinda obvious), just because one song from a particular band or artist is on the list doesn’t mean I enjoy or endorse or have even listened to any of their other songs.

OK, enough covering my hiney. Here’s the list! With a few random thoughts in pink 🙂

  1. Scatman John Scatman’s World (Remix) (Oh wow, that’s a pretty embarrassing start… should’ve hidden it somewhere in the middle of the list…)
  2. SUM41 Heart Attack
  3. The Turtles Happy Together (60s music)
  4. Enrique Iglesias Escape
  5. Blink182 Feeling This
  6. Herman’s Hermits Silhouettes (More 60s music)
  7. Cosmic Gate Exploration of Space
  8. Westlife What I Want Is What I’ve Got
  9. Angels & Airwaves Epic Holiday
  10. Rufio Still
  11. Green Day Whatsername
  12. My Chemical Romance I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
  13. Goo Goo Dolls Iris
  14. Sonique It Feels So Good
  15. Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
  16. Relient K Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been
  17. Mark Schultz I Am
  18. Walk Off The Earth I Knew You Were Trouble (If you’ve not yet seen the amazing a capella version, click here)
  19. Puddle of Mudd Blurry
  20. Avril Lavigne How Does It Feel
  21. Faith Hill Breathe
  22. Dashboard Confessional Hands Down
  23. SUM41 All To Blame
  24. Baha Men Who Let The Dogs Out (Remix)
  25. Paps ‘n’ Skar Loving You
  26. Shania Twain From This Moment On
  27. Yellowcard Believe
  28. Savage Garden Crash and Burn
  29. Lindsay Lohan The Ultimate You
  30. O-Town All Or Nothing
  31. Ann Lee Two Times
  32. Linkin Park What I’ve Done (I’m a big LP fan; tried to limit their songs on the list though)
  33. Pillar Fireproof
  34. REM Imitation of Life
  35. Linkin Park Crawling
  36. Blink 182 Man Overboard
  37. Shania Twain You’re Still The One
  38. Billie Myers Kiss The Rain
  39. Mikeschair Let The Waters Rise
  40. Tweak My Favourite Girl
  41. Toten Hosen Herz Brennt (German)
  42. Feeder Buck Rogers
  43. Stephan Foster Oh, Susannah
  44. Tal Bachman She’s So High
  45. Tommy James & The Shondells Crimson & Clover (Even more 60s music!)
  46. ‘NSync I Need Love
  47. All American Rejects Paper Heart
  48. Westlife Love Crime
  49. Yellowcard Only One
  50. Savage Garden Truly Madly Deeply
  51. Rufio Like A Prayer (A rockin’ cover of a famous song)
  52. The Offspring Walla Walla
  53. Switchfoot This Is Your Life
  54. Rufio Above Me
  55. Backstreet Boys Shape Of My Heart
  56. American Hi-Fi Flavor of the Weak
  57. AFI Crying
  58. Creed One Last Breath
  59. Shaft (Mucho Mambo) Sway
  60. Ronan Keating Life Is A Rollercoaster
  61. Bosson One In A Million (What’s Bosson doing on this list? I know, right?!)
  62. Finch Bury Me
  63. Good Charlotte Movin’ On
  64. Blink 182 All The Small Things
  65. Enrique Iglesias Hero
  66. Lee Ann Womack I Hope You Dance
  67. Angels & Airwaves The Adventure (We walked down the aisle to this after our vows)
  68. Shankar Mahadevan Pretty Woman (Hindi)
  69. Bowling For Soup 1985
  70. The Ataris San Dimas Highschool Football Rules
  71. Snapping Strings Easier To Quit (A local band some of my friends formed)
  72. Blue All Rise
  73. Tweak Last Goodbye
  74. O-Zone Dragostea Din Tei (Romanian)
  75. Linkin Park Lies Greed Misery
  76. NSync This I Promise You
  77. Eiffel 65 The Edge
  78. Nena 99 Luftballons (German)
  79. Blink182 Online Songs
  80. Michelle Branch All you Wanted
  81. NewFoundGlory Broken Sound
  82. Avril Lavigne Nobody’s Home
  83. Evanescence My Immortal
  84. James Horner  Braveheart Theme
  85. Dashboard Confessional Dying To Love
  86. James Horner The Portrait
  87. Mendelssohn Wedding March
  88. Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On
  89. Carter Burwell Bella’s Lullaby
  90. Christina Perri A Thousand Years
  91. Enya May It Be
  92. Sonu Nigam Kal Ho Na Ho (Hindi)
  93. Thrice The Artist In The Ambulance
  94. Edwina Hayes Feels Like Home
  95. Blink182 Stockholm Syndrome
  96. The Offspring The Kids Aren’t Alright
  97. Blink 182 Stay Together For The Kids
  98. Wizo Quadrat im Kreis (German)
  99. Linkin Park Numb
  100. Blink 182 Adam’s Song
  101. Sigur Rós Festival (Probably my favourite piece of music of all time)

So, I’m curious. How many of these do you know? love? hate? If you made a similar list, would any of these be on it? 🙂

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4 responses »

  1. I really like your list! Have you heard the AFI cover of “Like A Prayer”. I like it a lot more than the Rufio version. I love that you have Blink 182 on there as they are my favorite band. I really want to make a list like this now…

    • Thank you, and thanks for stopping by 🙂 I haven’t heard the AFI version yet… will check it out. Definitely have a go; it’s a fun list to make!

  2. Wow that’s quite the awesome list~ Ah the turtles, they came to Wisconsin but I saw the Monkees instead >.< I counted N'sync twice and Backstreet boys once, subtle way to tell us which is your favorite lol 😀 kidding. I'm going to check out some of the one's I've never heard before. Great list again, definitely like lots on it.

    • LOL yeah, I remember the days of the BSB/NSync rivalry… shew it feels like lifetimes ago! 😀 Sadly I haven’t actually seen many of these artists live… in fact, I’ve only been to concerts of Westlife, Tweak and Snapping Strings (my friends’ band, which doesn’t count I guess).

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