June 24, 2010

Five by five: Favorite music from favorite artists

Artists with the most five-star songs on my iTunes...(identical versions - like from a Greatest Hits album - duplicates eliminated)
  1. Wilco - 26 (Jeff Tweedy another 6)
  2. Bob Dylan - 24
  3. U2 - 18
  4. The Beastie Boys - 16
  5. Lyle Lovett - 15
My favorite songs from Wilco / Jeff Tweedy
  1. "Organ Blues" from Alpha Romeo Tango
  2. "Laminated Cat" from Sunken Treasure Live
  3. "Kamera" from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Demos
  4. "Spiders (Kidsmoke)" from A Ghost is Born
  5. "Misunderstood" from Being There
My favorite songs from Bob Dylan
  1. "Girl from the North Country" (with Johnny Cash) from Nashville Skyline
  2. "Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts" from Blood on the Tapes
  3. "Isis" from Desire
  4. "Seven Curses" from Bootleg Series, Vol 1-3
  5. "Lay Lady Lay" from Nashville Skyline
My favorite songs from U2 (this was the toughest of the lists to narrow down)
  1. "Slow Dancing" with Willie Nelson from If God Will Send His Angels
  2. "Callin' on Sunday" with Lyrics Born from a mashup on the internet somewhere
  3. "Bass Trap" from The Unforgettable Fire
  4. "Bad" from Wide Awake in America
  5. "All I Want is You" from Rattle and Hum
My favorite songs from The Beastie Boys
  1. "Sabotage" from Ill Communication
  2. "So What'cha Want" from Check Your Head
  3. "Root Down" from Ill Communication
  4. "High Plains Drifter" from Paul's Boutique
  5. "Intergalactic" from Hello Nasty 

My favorite songs from Lyle Lovett
  1. "Moritat" from Smile: Songs from the Movies
  2. "You Can't Resist It" from Lyle Lovett
  3. "Dr T's Theme" from Dr T & the Women
  4. "Flyin' Shoes" from Step Inside This House
  5. "The Girl in the Corner" from The Road to Ensenada


calencoriel said...

I got a perfect on expert level on RockBand while singing "So What'cha Want"

You should get that version on your iTunes.

PHSChemGuy said...

You're saying that I should have your version on iTunes?

That song doesn't require you to hit any actual notes just to talk.

calencoriel said...

Did you earn expert?

PHSChemGuy said...

I got expert playing behind my back with my teeth, yes.

Crikey said...

Wow..the U2...nothing from Joshua Tree? Now, I don't know if that's a badge of honor or you just being stubborn.

PHSChemGuy said...

Crikey - "With or Without You" and "Mothers of the Disappeared" were both on the initial short list for U2. I once had a discussion with Calen about whether choosing "With or Without You" was too easy a choice as 'favorite U2 song', whether it branded you as a weak fan or whether choosing it was a strong choice because you're beyond pretense and can recognize that it's really one hell of a song.

The first four choices for U2 weren't one any of their official full-length albums. Odd that...