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.

SEND US YOUR LIST

The Southeast Missourian wants to publish your list of the 10 songs you could not live without.

Please include a short explanation of each title's importance, your name and a daytime phone number. E-mail your list to sblackwell@semissourian.com, or mail it to: Sam Blackwell, Southeast Missourian, 301 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701

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