That Buzz Guys Play List

I’ve been listening to music for over well four decades now. Dozens of songs have marked memorable periods in my life and dozens of others songs have stuck out to me. I’ve ebbed and flowed with music but seem to gravitate to a small group of tunes I could listen to non-stop.

The photo with this post is me in 1978. My mom bought me the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band soundtrack. I was listening to it on my console stereo/8-track player. Gotta love the bean bag chair, 45’s, cement weight set, genie lamp, yarn slippers and super cool headphones.

Many songs can take me back to a moment in time while others just make me smile. Some of these I can’t even put my finger on, I just enjoy them. These are NOT the songs I think are the best of all time, just songs I’d listen to over and over again.

Imagine you’re going to be a cast away on a deserted island and you luckily have a music player with unlimited batteries. You could be marooned on this island for years. Which 50 songs would you load onto your device knowing they would be the only ones you’d listen to for the rest of your life?

Here are my top 50 songs that I’d put on the play list of my life. There are definitely many more but these are the ones that seem to mean something to me at this stage of life.

1. I Melt For You – Modern English
2. If You Leave – OMD
3. Against All Odds – Phil Collins
4. Jurassic Park Theme – John Williams
5. One Headlight – Wallflowers
6. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
7. Love You ‘Till the End – The Pogues
8. Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
9. Roll With The Changes – REO Speedwagon
10. Time of Your Life – Greenday
11. I Was Wrong – Social Distortion
12. Get Right Back – Army Navy
13. Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
14. I Will Survive – Cake
15. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
16. Shame on You – Indigo Girls
17. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
18. Praan – Garry Schyman
19. Soak Up The Sun – Sheryl Crow
20. Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols
21. There’s No Goodbye… Only Love – James Horner
22. Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
23. Feeling That Way – Journey
24. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor
25. No Rain – Blind Melon
26. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
27. Waltzing Along – James
28. Goodbye Girl – David Gates
29. Come Clean – Hilary Duff
30. 3AM – Matchbox 20
31. More Than A Feeling – Boston
32. Be Somebody – Boyce Avenue
33. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
34. Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
35. Suspicious Minds – Dwight Yoakum
36. Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
37. End Credits from Cast Away – Alan Silvestri
38. Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
39. Keep Pushin’ – REO Speedwagon
40. Fox On The Run – Sweet
41. Our Lives – The Calling
42. Bad Romance (A Cappella) – On The Rocks
43. Girlfriend – Mathew Sweet
44. Blinded By The Light – Manfred Mann
45. If I Ever Leave This World Alive – Flogging Molly
46. Pretty In Pink (Acoustic) – Psychedelic Furs
47. Sorry – Nothing But Thieves
48. California Dreamin – Shaw Blades
49. Laid – James
50. What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes

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