Over my dead body 3/15
Friday, March 15, 2002
These are the 10 songs Rodney Bollinger of Jackson, Mo., couldn't live without:
1. "Born to Run" -- Bruce Springsteen
One of the best, if not the very best, rock 'n' roll record ever recorded.
2. "Blitzkrieg Bop" -- The Ramones
Locomotive guitars, pounding drums and the vocal brilliance of the late, great Joey Ramone.
3. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"My all-time favorite Christmas tune.
4. "Singin' in the Rain" -- Gene Kelly
The title track from the greatest Hollywood musical ever made.
5. "Margaritaville" -- Jimmy Buffett
The Parrothead National Anthem.
6. "Rain" -- The Beatles
The B-side to the single "Paperback Writer," this overlooked Fab Four classic has the best bass line in music history courtesy of Paul McCartney.
7. "Black Cow" -- Steely Dan
A slow-paced, hypnotic ditty that showcases everything we know and love from creators Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.
8. "Kind of Blue" -- Miles Davis
From the quintessential jazz album of the same name. The cornerstone of American jazz.
9. "High Hopes" -- Frank Sinatra
One of many classics from the Chairman of the Board's endless musical catalogue.
10. "Deuce" -- Kiss
Forget "Rock and Roll All Nite." This is the signature tune from my all-time favorite rock band.
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