Don't worry, I left some good ones for the end.
96. “Rich Girl” by Hall and Oates (1977)
Have I mentioned I love blue-eyed soul enough times? So perfect.
Also a great karaoke song.
97. “Better Man” by Pearl Jam (1994)
A rare woman's perspective in a rock song that was written by Mr. Vedder while he was in high school. Brilliant.
98. “Little Moments” by Brad Paisley (2004)
You know I love cheesy songs, too, and what better way to celebrate that than country. Brad Paisley writes some really silly music, but"Little Moments" is a song one that ends up remarkably romantic. Here's a 2004 performance from CMT Crossroads with John Mayer:
I prefer Brad's voice on this.
99. “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas (1976)
Great song, which solidified its place in my heart when it was featured in a great episode of Strangers with Candy.
Short shorts, tube socks, perfection.
100. “Badge” by Cream (1969)
Written by Eric Clapton and George Harrison, "Badge" is a great 2-part song, with a heavy bassline beginning, and gorgeously melodic second half. Here's a super long 1977 performance of Clapton and crew:
I believe that's my 1970s girlfriend Yvonne Elliman on tambourine and backing vocals.
Thanks for sticking with me. Any excuse to peruse the YouTubes for great performances is a good one. Hopefully you enjoyed this list as much as I have loved putting it together! Until the next ridiculous music series.