100 Favorite Songs: 36-40


36. “Lyin’ Eyes” – Eagles (1975)

If only for the phrase "the cheatin' side of town."

Although I always forget how long this song is...

37. “Comfortably Numb” – Pink Floyd (1979)

Mostly written by David Gilmour, "Comfortably Numb" is definitely one of the less pompous moments of The Wall. Also, David kills his guitar solos.

Would have loved to see this live.

38. “Toxicity” – System of a Down (2002)

System of a Down had some of the hardest core music I can withstand, mostly because they still managed to have melody and avoid a lot of screaming. "Toxicity" is one of their most fun to sing along with.

Speaking of Pink Floyd's The Wall.

39. “Fields of Gold” – Sting (1993)

Probably his least weird song, Sting managed to write a song in the early '90s that sounds timeless.

I also associate it with this so-cheesy-it's-great book called They Loved to Laugh, in which Quakers, orphans, and brothers vying for the heart of one woman all happen in one book.

40. “Plush” – Stone Temple Pilots (1993)

Sounds just as good acoustic as it does electric.

Singing in a throne. Impressive.

1 comment:

  1. YEEAAAAH!!!!! STP!!! "PLUSH"!!!!

    Right now, my room is somewhere between the sacred silence and sleep (i.e. DISORDER!).

    And I love "Fields of Gold", too. Solid list!!