Thursday, July 31, 2008


My husband is all about lists. Top 10 lists. Top five lists. Greatest of all time lists. Give him a list -- he'll fill it out. And then he'll ask you to fill it out.

Every time.

I am not so much about lists. It's not that I hate them or anything. It's just hard for me to narrow things down to the absolute number one best movie or song or experience of ALL TIME.


Let's try out some lists here every now and then.

Want to?

Here's my list for today, timely thanks to a World-Herald feature of late. They are calling it Music to My Ears. I am going to call it Best Music List Ever.

Favorite song
1. "Mr. Jones" - Counting Crows
2. "Unchained Melody" -- Righteous Brothers
3. Current because it's just too stressful to narrow the rest down: "New Slang" by The Shins

Favorite album
1. "August and Everything After" -- Counting Crows
2. "MTV Unplugged" -- Alanis Morrisette
3. "White Ladder" -- David Gray

Favorite artist, group, band
1. Clay Aiken
2. Counting Crows
3. Maybe Jack Johnson?

Top three concerts
1. Tie: Clay in Appleton, Wisc., summer of 2004, and Clay in Denver, also summer of 2004.
2. Radiohead at Red Rocks, Colo., summer of 2003.
3. I can't pick (see, I'm not very good at lists): James Taylor, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi. They were all good.

Guilty pleasure
1. Well, Clay.
2. New Kids on the Block
3. Pink

OK, obviously rounding out the lists with the third choice stresses me out! Your turn.



jessica said...

The Counting Crows would make it into my top three bands for sure. My favorite song of theirs right now is Mrs. Potter's Lullaby, but I'm also kind of obsessed at the moment with You Can't Count on Me.

My guilty pleasure is showtunes. I'm a broadway nut. Figure that out.

Ashley said...

Ok, here's my lists:

Fave things of all time:

Top songs:
-"Pocketful of Sunshine" by Natasha Bedingfield
-"Sneakernight" by Vanessa Hudgens
-"All American Girl" by Carrie Underwood
-"7 things" by Miley Cyrus

Top concerts: (even though I've only been to 4 so far)

-American Idol season 6
-Hannah Montana with special guests, Jonas Brothers!
-Cheetah Girls concert couple years ago (remember, Veronica? very top seats? ha)
-and then, a long time ago, I went to a Toby Keith concert. I don't remember even liking him, but my mom and dad just took me there anyways. :)

Katie said...

Doing real work on a Friday afternoon is impossible, so here goes:

(all are subject to change randomly)
Favorite Song:
1. "Mesmerizing" Liz Phair
2. "Side of the Road" Lucinda Williams
3. "A Perfect Day to Chase Tornadoes" Jim White

Favorite Party Songs:
1. "Daft Punk is Playing at My House" LCD Soundsystem
2. "That's Not My Name: The Ting Tings
3. "No Sex For Ben" The Rapture
4. "Le Disko" Shiny Toy Guns

Favorite Album:
1. Exile in Guyville-Liz Phair
2. Sky Blue Sky-Wilco
3. For Lovers, Dreamers, and Me-Alice Smith

1. LCD Soundsystem at Austin City Limits Festival 2007
2. Dwight Yoakam at 9:30 Club Washington, DC
3. Liz Phair Acoustic at The Birchmere Arlington, VA

Guilty Pleasure:
1. "London Bridge," and "Fergilicious" by Fergie
2. "Konichiwa B*****s"-Robyn
3. The Soundtrack of "Stick It" a gymnastics version of Bring It On staring Jeff Bridges -- Netflix it!

Dane said...

You'll notice a strong trend featuring a certain band from Oxford, England.

Favorite song
1. "Fake Plastic Trees" -- Radiohead
2. "Disco 2000" -- Pulp
3. "My Name is Jonas" -- Weezer

Favorite album
1. "The Bends" -- Radiohead
2. The Blue Album -- Weezer
3. "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" -- Spoon

Favorite artist, group, band
1. Radiohead
2. Spoon
3. The Shins

Top three concerts
1. Radiohead in a dive bar called the Galaxy in St. Louis in 1997.
2. Radiohead at the Verizon Amphitheater in St. Louis in 2008.
3. Radiohead at Red Rocks, Colo., summer of 2003.

Guilty pleasures
1. Pink
2. Kelly Clarkson
3. The Wiggles

Anonymous said...

These kinds of lists are too hard for me. I like to make grocery lists and lists of things I need to get done or things I'd like to receive for presents. =)

P.S. - Have you heard about Princess Chunk?

Anonymous said...

The complete link didn't show up. Here's a different, shorter one:

Dane said...


I totally thought your link would be to a band named Princess Chunk. Not a cat. A fat cat at that.

Anonymous said...

Dane - Haha. Yeah, it was a bit random.

Veronica said...

Jessica, I don't think I know "You Can't Count on Me." Is it on their new album? I haven't given that much of a chance yet.

Ashley, I love that you did a fave things of all time list. And yes, of course, I remember Cheetah Girls and our GREAT seats. :) American Idol was way fun.

Katie, love that you commented. Also love that you added a party songs category. And I'm totally going to check out some of those songs that I've never heard of. I do like that Lucinda Williams song from your wedding CD.

Dane, of course your choices are way cooler than mine. And I almost added The Wiggles to my guilty pleasures list, too. :)

Sara, it must be genetic! Making lists like this is hard for me, too. I have heard about Princess Chunk. Unbelievable. 24 pounds, right?

Thanks for playing along, everyone.

Anonymous said...

P. Chunk is 44 pounds...probably close to what Rye weighs?? That cat rocks.

Veronica said...

Oh, I was only 20 pounds off, huh?! Geez. Rye actually only weighs about 30 pounds! So that is one BIG cat.

Jeff said...

OK, I'm able to access the site and string together some favorites, possibly subject to revision.

Favorite song
1. Crackerman, Stone Temple Pilots
2. Sitting, Waiting, Wishing, Jack Johnson
3. Breed, Nirvana

Favorite album
1. Nevermind, Nirvana
2. In Between Dreams, Jack Johnson
3. Singles motion picture soundtrack

Favorite artist, group, band
1. Stone Temple Pilots
2. Jack Johnson
3. Led Zeppelin

Top three concerts
1. Stone Temple Pilots, three times for free: The Ranch Bowl, Ak-Sar-Ben and the Civic.
2. AC/DC: My first concert when I was in high school. The music was deafening. A guy spilled pop on my head and then, when I naturally got upset by this, punched me on the top of my head.
3. Alice in Chains with Lane Staley at Peony Park.

Guilty pleasure
1. Star Wars soundtracks
2. Dan Zanes

Veronica said...

Jeff, hooray for your list! I'm glad the site is working for you once again.

I wonder how many others out there would list Alice in Chains and Jack Johnson among their top favorites in music.