Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Top Five Records

I read a post by Plez back in March where in he was asked by another blogger to produce a list of his top 7 songs of all time. He cheated and put his ipod on shuffle and let technology pick his favorites. I did the same and came up with this list:

Alison - Elvis Costello
Reasons - Earth, Wind and Fire
Shimmer - Fuel
I'll Be Around - The Spinners
I Was Brought to My Senses - Sting
Foolish - Ashanti
Turn Your Lights Down Low - Lauren Hill & Bob Marley
Bonus Track: Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Although I like all of the songs on this list (or else they wouldn't be on my mp3) I can't say that they are all in my top 7. This got me thinking, how can you pick a top 7 list? The answer: you can't!!

In the movie High Fidelity John Cusack is a record store owner who hangs around with his two employees (Jack Black and some other dude) all day and think up top 5 lists of songs by category (top 5 break-up songs, top 5 songs at a funeral, top 5 songs by Latin artists, you get the point). Shortly after reading Plez's post I caught High Fidelity at 3 AM during a bought with insomnia. I decided that you can never have an overall top 7 because music is tied to so many other factors that your top 7 one day will be different than the top 7 another depending on mood, season, weather, activity etc..

7 seems like too much work, so here are some top 5 lists to attempt:

Top 5 Beach songs

Top 5 songs to play while having sex

Top 5 songs at your funeral

What are some good top 5 lists?

I'll give you my answers in my next post.


Anali said...

How about top 5 songs to listen to while you are trying to stay awake at work?

Suldog said...

As long as "Highway Star" is on my list, I can be happy with the rest of it :-)

kaylee said...

great post! I like anali's idea:-)

Auntie Scotch said...

"Baby Got Back" No. 1 for all three catergories!

:-) j/k but great post!

Rebecca said...

5 beach songs:
Summertime, Will Smith
Buffalo Stance, Nenah Cherry
California Girls: David Lee Roth
Take it while its hot: Sweet Sensation
Can't think of another one!!

Foolin' around:
really depends on the wheres and when. I like classical though.

My funeral:
Aint no sunshine when she's gone....

That really says it all....! :)

plez... said...

i'll backlink to you when i've done my Top 5... thanks for the "shout out"!