Phil & Scott’s Top 100s, 2011 Facebook Edition (Part 2)

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May 28, 2011 by admin

As promised, here’s Phil’s Top 100. (Note that Phil has also started to reprint his list — with his original comments — on his web page.)

1. “Only Love Can Break Your Heart,” Neil Young (1970)
2. “My Favorite Things,” John Coltrane (1961)
3. “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart,” Wilco (2002)

4. “Running From Home,” Bert Jansch (1965)
5. “The Boy Who Crossed the Street,” St. James Infirmary (1989)
6. “Outta Control,” 50 Cent (feat Mobb Deep) (2005)
7. “Blues Run the Game,” Jackson C. Frank (1965)
8. “Too Late,” Wire (1978)
9. “Consider Me Gone,” Jellystone Park (1991)
10. “Trois Gymnopédies,” Erik Satie (1888)

11. “Divide and Conquer,” Husker Du (1985)
12. “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” Bob Dylan (1973)
13. “How Some Jellyfish Are Born,” Yo La Tengo (2002)
14. “Complete Control,” The Clash (1977)
15. “Subspace Biographies,” Robert Pollard (1998)
16. “Thunk,” Jefferson Airplane (1971)
17. “GirlWish,” Fudge (1991)
18. “Another Girl, Another Planet,” Only Ones (1978)
19. “Soixante-Sept,” Hylozoists (2009)
20. “Gasoline Alley,” Rod Stewart (1970)
21. “Panic,” Smiths (1986)

22. “Fire and Rain,” James Taylor (1970) / “That’s the Way I’ve Heard it Should Be,” Carly Simon (1971)
23. “Chainsaw the Horse,” Dentists (1992)
24. “Roadrunner,” Modern Lovers (1975)
25. “Mandarinerna,” Kim Hiorthoy” (2004)
26. “Any Other Way,” Posies (1990)
27. “Sea Child,” Hot Tuna (1972)
28. “Big Blue Bus,” Stupid Cupids (1987)
29. “Passing the Time,” Cream (1968)
30. “Flamboyant ,” Pet Shop Boys (2004)
31. “Pretzel Logic,” Steely Dan (1974)
32. “Anti-Pleasure Dissertation,” Bikini Kill (1994)
33. “Buzzin’ Fly,” Tim Buckley (1969)
34. “Alex Chilton,” Replacements (1987)
35. “Everybody’s Talkin’,” Harry Nilsson (1968)
36. “The Warning,” Hot Chip (2006)

37. “We Gotta Get You a Woman,” Runt (1970)
38. “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” Sinead O’Connor (1990)
39. “You Know,” Angela Strange & Jennifer Lewis (1965)
40. “It’s Going to Happen!,” Undertones (1981)
41. “Trouble Every Day,” Mothers of Invention (1966)
42. “Doo Wop (That Thang),” Lauryn Hill (1998)
43. “Something on Your Mind,” Karen Dalton (1971)
44. “Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl,” Broken Social Scene (2002)
45. “Blue Eyes,” International Submarine Band (1968)
46. “Go,” Ladybug (1998)
47. “Roundabout,” Yes (1972)
48. “When My Man Walks Down the Street,” Magnetic Fields (1999)
49. “59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy),” Simon & Garfunkel (1966)
50. “Astronaut,” Ass Ponys (2000)
51. “Genesis,” Jorma Kaukonen (1974)
52. “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People,” Legendary K.O. (2005)

53. “For Another Man,” Motions (1965)
54. “Positively Jeff Oliphant,” Dump (1998)
55. “Fear is a Man’s Best Friend,” John Cale (1974)
56. “Field of Stars,” Oliver Schroer (2006)
57. “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice,” Lovin’ Spoonful (1965)
58. “My Spy,” Imperial Teen (2002)
59. “Marquee Moon,” Television (1977)
60. “Cold Rain and Snow,” Grateful Dead (1967)
61. “It’s Only Life,” Feelies (1988)
62. “Goin’ Down the Road,” Bruce Cockburn (1970)
63. “Ain’t No Big Thing,” Jimmy James & the Vagabonds (1963)
64. “Divorce Song,” Liz Phair (1993)
65. “Ramble Tamble,” Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970)
66. “The Lark Ascending,” Vaughan Williams (1914)
67. “Disorder,” Joy Division (1979)
68. “Check It Out,” Nicki Minaj & Will.i.am (2010)
69. “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
70. “On a Plain,” Nirvana (1991)
71. “99 Problems,” Danger Mouse (2004)
72. “Jamboree,” Henry Flynt (1965)
73. “Merry Xmas Everybody,” Slade (1973) [Christmas Day post]
74. “Levi Stubbs’ Tears,” Billy Bragg (1986)
75. “Georgy Girl,” Seekers (1966)
76. “Airborne,” Wussy (2005)
77. “Improvisations on the Theme Music from Pather Pachali,” Ravi Shankar (1962)
78. “Suavecito,” Malo (1972)
79. “Your Therapy,” She Mob (2001)
80. “Never Understand,” Jesus & Mary Chain (1985)

81. “Give Him My Love,” McKinleys (1965)
82. “There Goes Another Love Song,” Outlaws (1975)
83. “The Great Beyond,” R.E.M. (1999)
84. “Number 33,” Jan & Lorraine (1969)
85. “Oh, Grateful,” James Dean Driving Experience (1987)
86. “Janis,” Country Joe & the Fish (1967)
87. “Maria Bartiromo,” Joey Ramone (2002)
88. “When,” Grachan Moncur III (1966)
89. “Safety Net,” Shop Assistants (1985)
90. “Hey Gyp,” Keith Shields (1967)
91. “When the Last Time,” Clipse (2002)
92. “Dues,” Ronee Blakeley (1975)
93. “Strings of Life,” Rhythim Is Rhythim (1987)
94. “Blowin’ Free,” Wishbone Ash (1972)
95. “Attack of the 50 ft. Teletubbies,” DJ Shoe (1996)
96. “Over and Over,” Twiggy (1967)
97. “Spiegel im Spiegel,” Arvo Pärt (1995)
98. “Red, White and Milf,” Figghole (2008)
99. “Buttercups,” Dressy Bessy (2002)
100. “Witches Promise,” Jethro Tull (1970)

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