Saturday, February 1, 2020

Dave’s Faves: My Top 100 Songs

First posted 7/3/2011; last updated 2/1/2020.


Here are my personal top 100 favorite songs. Note: year of release is when song was first released, whether it be as a single or part of an album. Links on songs will take you to a page on this blog dedicated to that song.

A note regarding the images: Most are from singles’ artwork. However, in some cases, a single wasn’t released for the song or a cover simply wasn’t available so another image, usually the parent album, was substituted. Enjoy!

1. Marillion “Kayleigh” (1985)
2. Styx “Renegade” (1978)
3. Marillion “Script for a Jester’s Tear” (1983)
4. The Police “Message in a Bottle” (1979)
5. Otis Redding “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” (1968)
6. David + David “Welcome to the Boomtown” (1986)
7. Indigo Girls “Closer to Fine” (1989)
8. Styx “Come Sail Away” (1977)
9. XTC “Dear God” (1986)
10. The Alan Parsons Project “Old and Wise” (1982)

11. Squeeze “Tempted” (1981)
12. Furniture “Brilliant Mind” (1986)
13. Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” (1971)
14. Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)
15. Pink Floyd “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” (1979)
16. The Beatles “A Day in the Life” (1967)
17. Styx “The Best of Times” (1981)
18. Queen “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions” (1977)
19. Pink Floyd “Comfortably Numb” (1979)
20. Little River Band “Cool Change” (1979)

21. Soft Cell “Tainted Love” (1981)
22. Marillion “Estonia” (1997)
23. Toy Matinee “There Was a Little Boy” (1990)
24. Styx “Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man)” (1977)
25. Crowded House “Silent House” (2007)
26. Shawn Colvin “I Don’t Know Why” (1988)
27. Lyle Lovett “Step Inside This House” (1998)
28. Styx “Suite Madame Blue” (1975)
29. The Rolling Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (1969)
30. Kate Bush “This Woman’s Work” (1988)

31. The Police “I Burn for You” (1982)
32. U2 “Bad (live)” (1984)
33. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983)
34. The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965)
35. Tori Amos “Me and a Gun” (1991)
36. Aretha Franklin “Respect” (1967)
37. Peter Gabriel “Biko” (1980)
38. Prince & the Revolution “Purple Rain” (1984)
39. Squeeze “Up the Junction” (1979)
40. Crowded House “Better Be Home Soon” (1988)

41. Del Amitri “Kiss This Thing Goodbye” (1989)
42. Willie Nelson with Lukas Nelson “Just Breathe” (2012)
43. The Williams Brothers “Can’t Cry Hard Enough” (1991)
44. Michael Franti & Spearhead “Everyone Deserves Music” (2003)
45. U2 “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (1983)
46. Pink Floyd “Mother” (1979)
47. Eagles “Seven Bridges Road (live)” (1980)
48. David Bowie “Changes” (1971)
49. Eagles “Hotel California” (1976)
50. Supertramp “The Logical Song” (1979)

51. Toto “Africa” (1982)
52. Fish “Cliché” (1990)
53. Air Supply “Lost in Love” (1980)
54. Melissa Etheridge “Occasionally” (1988)
55. Bing Crosby with David Bowie “Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy” (1977)
56. Michael Andrews & Gary Jules “Mad World” (2003)
57. Styx “Babe” (1979)
58. Kenny Rogers “Coward of the County” (1979)
59. Blondie “Heart of Glass” (1978)
60. Sting “Message in a Bottle (live)” (1981)

61. The Harry Simeone Chorale “The Little Drummer Boy” (1958)
62. Prince “1999” (1982)
63. R.E.M. “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” (1987)
64. Gerry Rafferty “Baker Street” (1978)
65. Peter Gabriel “Solsbury Hill” (1977)
66. Alan Jackson “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning” (2001)
67. Styx “Mr. Roboto” (1983)
68. The Beatles “Eleanor Rigby” (1966)
69. Violent Femmes “Add It Up” (1983)
70. Melissa Etheridge with Bruce Springsteen “Thunder Road (live)” (1995)

71. Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit” (1939)
72. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1982)
73. Tears for Fears “The Working Hour” (1985)
74. The Four Tops “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” (1966)
75. The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (1964)
76. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” (1993)
77. Johnny Cash “Hurt” (2002)
78. David Bowie “Space Oddity” (1969)
79. Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels” (1985)
80. Tracy Chapman “Fast Car” (1988)

81. Bruce Springsteen “American Skin (41 Shots)” (2001)
82. Metallica “One” (1988)
83. Kevin Gilbert “Song for a Dead Friend” (1995)
84. John Mellencamp “If I Die Sudden” (2008)
85. Harry Chapin “Cat’s in the Cradle” (1974)
86. Chic “Le Freak” (1978)
87. The Beatles “With a Little Help from My Friends” (1967)
88. Eagles “Desperado” (1973)
89. Foreigner “Waiting for a Girl Like You” (1981)
90. Journey “Open Arms” (1981)

91. U2 “With Or Without You” (1987)
92. Pearl Jam “Jeremy” (1991)
93. K’s Choice “Not an Addict” (1996)
94. Sting “They Dance Alone” (1987)
95. Dresden Dolls “Sing” (2006)
96. Eric Clapton “Circus Left Town” (1992)
97. Journey “Feeling That Way/Anytime” (1978)
98. Sandi Thom “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker with Flowers in Her Hair” (2006)
99. Sam Cooke “A Change Is Gonna Come” (1964)
100. Rush “Tom Sawyer” (1981)


2 comments:

  1. I never heard about bands like Marillion or Styx before this site, but now I love them.

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    1. That's awesome, James! I'm glad this site could help you discover new music.

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