1. Side B of Abbey Road is often referred to as The Long One. These 10 songs by The Beatles all flow together and comprise, in my mind, the greatest song of all time.
  2. I like melancholy music and I love alt-country. Combine the two and you get Uncle Tupelo’s version of Moonshiner — the 2nd best song of all-time.
  3. U2 has to have a place on this list. Acrobat finishes a nose ahead of Daddy’s Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car.
  4. If I were a shower/car singer (and I’m not, mind you), there would be no better song to sing than Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon. 🎤 In other words, I…love…you!
  5. My favorite moment in a song comes at minute 2:42 of The War on Drugs’ In Chains. I could listen to this song over and over (and have).

(Honorable Mention: Sam Cooke’s “Bring it On Home to Me,” “Fake Plastic Trees” by Radiohead and Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime.”)



  1. Play anything Stevie Nicks or Fleetwood Mac, and you have my approval, but Go Your Own Way will always be my favorite.
  2. I love The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The first movie ends with a beautiful and moving song: May it Be by Enya.
  3. My running playlist has many great tunes, but Save Tonight by Eagle Eye Cherry is the best. The lyrics and the beat always boost my pace and energy.
  4. I can easily name 50+ country songs that are all my “favorite” (especially 90s country). If I had to choose just one, it would be Alan Jackson’s Gone Country. There’s no way I won’t be singing along!
  5. If I ever come across a jukebox (do they still exist?), or if I feel like embarrassing myself with my spastic 🦑 dance moves (I try hard, though, darn it!), you’d better believe I’ll be playing Love Shack by the B-52s.