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I guess I just like liking things

I currently have 480 songs on my Zune. Unlike many people, I’m not a fan of putting whole albums on my MP3 player and then cultivating playlists. I’d much rather just put the songs I like the most from particular albums on there and then hit shuffle. Still, some days I’ll find myself skipping song after song after song. This is a list of the songs I’ll rarely skip, presented alphabetically. I’ve linked the videos, but I’m not going to vouch for them. I generally find videos to be weird and distracting, so they’re there simply so you can hear the songs if you want. I put them all into a playlist if you’d rather do that, too.

  1. Africa by Toto
  2. Beautiful Things by Gungor – Warning! Christian music alert!
  3. Brokenhearted by Karmin
  4. Call and Answer by Barenaked Ladies – I always just want to call them “BNL” because it’s weird to say their actual name
  5. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd – I wonder if I’d ever actually make it all the way through watching The Wall
  6. Fix You by Coldplay – I literally don’t think I’ve ever skipped this one
  7. Ghostbusters by Run D.M.C. – I like this one so much more than the original song, but without the original we wouldn’t have this one, so I dunno
  8. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day – To me this will forever be “The Seinfeld Song”
  9. Heroes by The Wallflowers – The best thing to come out of that 90s Godzilla movie
  10. I Was a Fool by Tegan and Sara
  11. It Can’t Rain All the Time by Jane Siberry – It’s from The Crow soundtrack and I know it’s not something you’ll enjoy but here we are
  12. Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri – One of my favorite voices from the last 5 years
  13. Lazy Eye by Silversun Pickups – Watching the video ruins the illusion that a woman is singing this one, which for some reason makes me sad
  14. Linger by The Cranberries – I did an informal Straw poll the other day and this beat Zombie 5-1 (it was a small poll)
  15. Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men – I’ll break my rule here and say I really like this video
  16. No One Sleeps When I’m Awake by The Sounds – This was playing one day at Best Buy and I liked it so I music-matched it and bought the album on the spot, so I guess that plot works.
  17. Pills [Live] by Sarah McLachlan and The Perishers
  18. Road to Nowhere by The Talking Heads
  19. The Scientist by Coldplay – Coldplay videos are some of my least favorite to watch, but at least this one has a neat backwards thing happening, for some reason
  20. Suddenly, Seymour by the cast of The Little Shop of Horrors
  21. Till My Head Falls Off by They Might Be Giants
  22. Ways to Go by Grouplove – A very odd video
  23. Wise Up by Aimee Mann
  24. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips – I made it through, like, 20 seconds of that video
  25. You Are the New Day by The King’s Singers

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