A friend recently posted a list of favorite songs from various eras of her life. Since she’s come to me for advice about blogging, while I’ve gone for months without writing a single post of my own, I thought I’d respond in kind. Little did I know how hard it would be to a.) remember old favorites and b.) narrow down favorites from the past eight years into one group. Here it goes…

Favorite Love Songs

  • High School: Nightswimming – REM
  • SUU: Until the End of the World – U2
  • UNLV: Dancing Cheek to CheekIrving BerlinGershwin
  • Now: New York City – They Might Be Giants

Favorite Not Really Love Songs

  • High School: Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms
  • SUU: Star 69 – REM
  • UNLV: #1 Crush – Garbage
  • Now: The Twist – Frightened Rabbit

Favorite Cover Songs

  • High School: Mrs. Robinson – Lemonheads
  • SUU: Video Killed the Radio Star – P.O.T.U.S. / I Will Survive – Cake
  • UNLV: Beyond the Sea – Royal Crown Review / I Want to Be Like You – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Now: If You Leave – Nafa Surf / The Gambler – Mike Doughty / Anything from Moulin Rouge
    (Note: Ridiculously hard, since we’ve kind of gone crazy finding great covers… this will have to become it’s own post someday.)

Favorite Other Songs

  • High School: Under the Sea – Ashman/Menken
  • SUU: What’s The Frequency Kenneth – REM
  • UNLV: Girl From Mars -Ash
  • Now: The Underdog – Spoon

Favorite Favorite Songs to Belt in the Car

  • High School: Love Shack – The B-52’s / I’m Going to Be… – The Proclaimers
  • SUU: Today – Smashing Pumpkins
  • UNLV: When I Grow Up – Garbage (NOT the Pussycat Dolls. Ew.)
  • Now: I’m Not Going to Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You – Black Kids / Anything by the Ramones

Favorite Christmas Song I Heard on the Radio While Driving Alone One Night, but No One Believed Was Real Until Thor Found It For Me Eight Years Later

  • I Want an Alien For Christmas – Fountains of Wayne