MY FAVE TOONZ (circa 1996)

Originally posted on my Dumyhead Central page back in 1996. I added to it for a little bit then it just sat there and disappeared with the site. I dunno how many of these would still be on my list of all-time faves but it’s an interesting read 18 years later….

You can’t just sit and write a list of your favorite songs. You have to hear them randomly on the radio and think “I love this song!” (like Ione Skye in Say Anything). So anyways, that’s what I started to do. The less I hear these songs, the more likely they are to stay faves. Famous songs must be REALLY good for me to have heard them so much and still love ’em. This is in no order, except for the first one which is undoubtedly the greatest performance of any song in the history of mankind. This is pretty random. Most of them were on Spotify, so I made a playlist .Here goes…..

A Quick One (While He’s Away) by The Who (live on Rock n Roll Circus)
She’s A Rainbow by The Rolling Stones
Under Pressure by David Bowie & Queen
Not Too Soon by The Throwing Muses
Push by The Cure
Venus by The Shocking Blue
Sugar Kane by Sonic Youth
Is It Like Today by World Party
More Than A Feeling by Boston
More Than A Feeling by Moog Cookbook
Waltz #2 by Elliott Smith
All Day Long by New Order
Makeout Club by Unrest
I Am The Resurrection by The Stone Roses
Tobacco Road by The Nashville Teens
Henry The VIIIth by Herman’s Hermits
Natural One by Folk Implosion
This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us by Sparks
Green Green by Young Fresh Fellows
Junior Panthers by Sloan
After The Beach by Sandycoates
I’ve Got A Feeling (outtake with John replying “Good!” to the title) by The Beatles
Ripple by Jane’s Addiction
Obligatory Cover (For The Kids) by Funland
Two Headed Boy by Neutral Milk Hotel
Spicks & Specks by The Bee Gees
When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
Heart Are Trump by Trio (most of Trio & Error actually)
Borderska by Camper Van Beethoven
1952 Vincent Black Lightning by Richard Thompson
Open Every Window by The Posies
Only In Dreams by Weezer (and all the non-hits on the first album)
Buying The Ground by Tucker
Sweet Talkin’ Woman by ELO
Groove Is In The Heart by Deee-Lite
Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying by Belle & Sebastian
Goodbye Goodbye by Oingo Boingo
Pearl by Chapterhouse
Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me & My Monkey by The Beatles
Nowhere Man by The Beatles
China by The Red Rockers
Down In Splendour by Straightjacket Fits
It’s All Over Now Baby Blue by Them
Rain by The Boomtown Rats
I Don’t Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats
Carolyn’s Fingers by The Cocteau Twins
Like A Rolling Stone by Jimi Hendrix Experience (most of Live at Monterey)
Mrs. Robinson by The Lemonheads
American Girl by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Letter From America by The Proclaimers
The Lady In The Front Row by Redd Kross
Goodbye Girl (fast version) by Squeeze
I’ve Returned by Squeeze
Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush
Wuthering Heights by White Flag
Polkas on 45 by Weird Al Yankovic
Reveal Love by Saltine
Ever by Built To Spill
Can’t Find My Way Home by Blind Faith
You’re On My Mind by The Event
I Sing The Body Electric by Wade Lassiter (from Fame)
Eloise (extended version) by The Damned
Don’t Box Me In by Stan Ridgway & Stewart Copeland
Hands Across The Sea by Modern English
Being Around (acoustic) by The Lemonheads
Wish I Was Skinny by The Boo Radleys
A Girl Like You by Edwyn Collins
Lust For Life by Iggy Pop
Real Love by John Lennon
Yoo Hoo by Imperial Teen
Da Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson
rerun_danceThe What’s Happenin’ Theme Song (not really but I’ve been dying to put Rerun SOMEwhere!)



Youtube videos of the songs not on Spotify……


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