Saturday, June 03, 2006

My Top 5

There are a lot of good songs out there, it's true. I tend to like most types of music. Give me a sweet bass line, and I'll start to drool...or dance. Or both. Once upon awhile ago, I was asked to name my top ten Beatles, just for the fun of it. It was silly, because the list changes all the time. But it made me wonder if I had a top ten "any song" list. That's ridiculous was my first thought. I like too many songs. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I do. The following five (in no particular order) will always be listed on top of Brittany's Favorite Songs. You'll probably notice that there are no Beatles songs here. They don't count, for they are a category unto themselves.

Linus and Lucy
Yep, that's right. This is that catchy Charlie Brown tune that everyone should be familiar with. It's fun to listen to and play as well. I don't think I could ever get sick of this song. Too much fun.

Jerk It Out
I first heard this song last summer when Becky and Garrison took me home from chemistry. We all pretty much went crazy. Pretty much. Ever since, I've just really liked this song, probably more then I should. The lyrics make no sense, and it's the same little tune over and over. But it's catchy, and that's what counts.

I'm not sure why I fell in love with this song. For some reason, it's found a place in my liking, and it's here to stay. Like the previous two songs, and the two to be listed, it's catchy. I can't listen to it when I'm trying to do something productive, like clean my room, because I start dancing.

Stayin' Alive
I heart disco music. This song is amazing. Many fond memories are tied to it. It's another that can always get me to dance.

The Sweetest Thing
The funny thing about this song is that it's not my favorite U2 song. Weird, eh? That's kind of strange that it passes up the others in the long stretch. This song never fails to cheer me up. It's also fun to tinker on the piano with.

And there you have it. All these links to wikipedia are kind of to really interesting. Please don't judge me or my musical interests by this list. I tend to be a classic rock, jazz, and classical chick, but most of these songs don't relate to those broad fields. These five are just random songs that have and will continue to stick with me. I guess that in order for a song to qualify (as these do) for my top five to ten list, it has to be catchy, have a fun bass line, make me want to dance, and I can't ever get sick of it. Without one of those factors, the tune will fall short.


Abby Norman said...

I've only heard one or two of those songs! I'd better catch up. Are you glad school's almost over? (mine already is...haha.)

Amber said...

I agree, The Beatles are in a category all by themselves!

That song Jerk it Out is pretty cool, and Linus and Lucy, classic!

Melissa said...

The Sweetest Thing--I loves it. But have you heard our family's version? (ahem)

My love she throws me like a rubber ball.
Olga, the Sweedish thing.
She can catch me or break my fall
Olga, the Sweedish thing.
Baby's got blue eyes and blond hair


Yeah, stick with Bono.

Joslynn said...

You know, I asked you about the Beatles songs because I wanted to make you a CD. That was all... but I do love The Sweetest Thing. I'm happy that you like it too.
You should visit my blog!I finally gave in...

Michelle said...

speaking of dancing... we still have a little napoleon dynamite to learn eh?

Brittany said...

Natalie- School is out my friend. It's a wonderful feeling.

Melissa- Is there more to this rendition?

Joslynn- I love your blog. Welcome to this addicting world.

Michelle- You're quite right. Let's set a date and get on with it. I actually have a really crazy idea that I'll have to tell you about later. Remind me.