Taking a break from the 25 album thing. I'll continue it later. Anywho. I work as a Security Officer at this store. They play music for the shoppers. The music is made up of a bunch of classic radio hits as well as some more modern tunes. It's also made up of maybe 600 different songs, with only 300 of them being played a day. This gets repetitive.
I've grown tired of a lot of these songs. There's all those staple 80's songs. A Flock of Seagulls. The Outfield. Men at Work. Etc. With the exception of Men at Work, I don't even need to specify which song (Who Can It Be Now?) that the store plays because you can probably already guess the song. I don't even like that kind of stuff ironically, so having to hear those songs at least twice a day, multiple days in a row is pretty grating.
However, there are some songs I do enjoy. That's what this list is about. Enough introduction, I'll just get started.
#5. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
I'm not a huge Depeche Mode fan. I'm more a fan of this song. Any version of it, I don't really have a preference. Something about the lyrics. (Although I imagine a lot of people like the lyrics).
#4. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
A few months ago, I remembered how much I enjoy the first Franz Ferdinand album. I don't mean that in a hip "holier than thou" way, I just mean that I like the album.
#3. Talking Heads - Burning Down the House
The funny thing about a lot of these songs is that I'm not really a big fan of the band. That said, I really like the vocal melody in the chorus of this song and I'm glad it gets played frequently at the store.
#2. Huey Lewis and the News - Hip to Be a Square
I can remember hearing this song on Sesame Street. And then it got name dropped in American Psycho. Funny how these things happen.
#1. The Clash - Train in Vain
All-in-all, I'm not actually a super big fan of the Clash. I love London Calling and both versions of the self titled album. But after that, I'll enjoy some singles or individual tracks but not a whole lot else. That said, I think this is a great tune. It's not too complicated, it's just a fun pop song.
And there you have it.
Oh wait, one more.
Bonus song: Mya + Blackstreet - Take Me There.
This song gets a bunch of nostalgia points because it's the song my graduating class sang when we finished elementary school back in 1999. I haven't heard this song pretty much since then.