solcita gave me E and I'm going to do nine because I feel like it.
- Great Big Sea - Excursion Around The Bay
In addition to being the first GBS song I heard, whenever I get giggly falling asleep, this is what's stuck in my head.
- Sparks - Eaten By The Monster Of Love [lyrics]
A fine example of the kind of music you can play in mixed company. Laurel even likes it. As smallages says, no-one should have to listen to The Wiggles.
- Faye Wong - Eyes on Me
I tear up when this comes up on random, it's so sweet and poignant. Easily my most-played song from the Final Fantasy VIII soundtrack.
- OPM - El Capitan [lyrics]
I played this for Vogon once and he asked me what chronic was. It's the kind of music my brother and I could agree on when we both lived at home and I was sick of him playing Linkin Park ad nauseam. Every time I see Captain Morgan in a store I hear this song.
- Conjure One - Extraordinary Way [lyrics] [listen on MySpace]
If I made an exercise mix for someone, this would be in it. The bass line in the Antillas Mix (available only through iTunes) tempts me to chair dance every time I hear it and the lyrics are beautiful -- as the song says "God, I'm lucky, so much luckier than I ever thought I'd be".
- The Mr. T Experience - Even Hitler Had A Girlfriend [lyrics]
If you ever complain to me on the phone about not having a girlfriend, I would play you this song. It won't make you feel better, but it might make you laugh. Also, I love me some Dr. Frank.
- MC Plus+ - End of File (feat. Logic the Android and Vitamin Z) [MP3 download]
I have a soft spot in my heart for nerdcore. He raps about computer science and represents grad students. It makes me laugh, especially the reference to driving to White Castle naked.
- Splashdown - Elvis Sunday [lyrics] [MP3 download]
It's one of the last songs I played on guitar. I can't sing like their lead singer, but I love trying when I'm by myself. I think of this song whenever anyone writes about treehouses or pillow forts.
- Allison Crowe - Effortless [lyrics] [MP3 download]
I feel like this song a lot. Even baby steps are steps, so I just have to be aware of being still for too long.