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EZ's (self-indulgent) list of all-time favorite songs...

These are the songs I love so much that I keep hitting repeat (or rewind) in order to hear them again. The odd thing is that most of my very favorite bands are hardly represented! While some of these are from bands that I don't like all that well overall.
How does that happen?...


  1. Velvet Underground: "Venus in Furs" from Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

  2. Jane's Addiction: "Three Days" from Ritual de lo Habitual (1990)

  3. Swans: "She Lives" from The Great Annihilator (1995)

  4. Nine Inch Nails: "Hurt" from The Downward Spiral (1994)

  5. Cars: "All Mixed Up" from The Cars (1987)

  6. Swans: "I am the Sun" from The Great Annihilator (1995)

  7. Dire Straights: "The Man's Too Strong" from Brothers In Arms (1987)

  8. Toad the Wet Sprocket: "Hold Her Down" from Fear (1991)

  9. Course of Empire: "Sacrifice" from Initiation (1995)

  10. Blind Faith: "Can't Find My Way Home" from Blind Faith (1969)

  11. Nirvana: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from Nevermind (1991)

  12. Cracker: "Low" from Kerosene Hat (1993)

  13. Pink Floyd: "If" from Atom Heart Mother (1970)

  14. Mudhoney: "By Her Own Hand" from Mudhoney (1989)

  15. Byrds: "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" from The Easy Rider Soundtrack (1969) [Bob Dylan Cover]

  16. Nine Inch Nails: "The Day the World Went Away" from The Fragile (1999)

  17. Pearl Jam: "Deep" from Ten (1991)

  18. Peter Murphy: "Cuts You Up" from Deep (1990)

  19. A Perfect Circle: "Renholder" from Mer de Noms (2000)

  20. Marilyn Manson: "Man That You Fear" from Antichrist Superstar (1996)

  21. Tool: "Sober" from Undertow (1993)

  22. Faith No More: "Midlife Crisis" from Angel Dust (1992)

  23. Jane's Addiction: "Classic Girl" from Ritual de lo Habitual (1990)

  24. My Bloody Valentine: "Only Shallow" from Loveless (1991)

  25. 16 Volt: "Something Left" from Letdowncrush (1996)

  26. Babyland: "Worst Case Scenario" from A Total Let-Down (1992)

  27. Barkmarket: "Whipping Boy" from: Gimmick (1993)

  28. Soundgarden: "Head Down" from Superunknown (1994)

  29. Mazzy Star: "Into Dust" from So Tonight That I Might See (1993)

  30. R.E.M.: "Turn You Inside-Out" from Green (1988)

  31. Neil Young: "Don't Let It Bring You Down" from After The Gold Rush (1970)

  32. Buffalo Springfield: "Mr. Soul" from Again (1967)

  33. Cream: "Badge" from Goodbye (1969)

  34. Thin White Rope: "Down in the Desert" from Exploring The Axis (1985)

  35. Gary Jules (Tears for Fears cover): "Mad World" from Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets (2001) (also on Donnie Darko Soundtrack)

  36. 16 Volt: "Moutheater" from: Supercoolnothing (1999)

  37. Nine Inch Nails: "Sanctified" from Pretty Hate Machine (1989)

  38. Pearl Jam: "Dissident" from Vs. (1993)

  39. Nirvana: "Polly" from Nevermind (1991)

  40. Thunderclap Newman: "Something in the Air" from Hollywood Dream (1969)

  41. Blonde Redhead: "In Particular" from Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons (2000)

  42. Traffic: "The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys" from The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys (1971)

  43. 10,000 Homo DJs: "Supernaught" from Blanck Box 1 (1999)

  44. Deconstruction: "Fire in the Hole" from Deconstruction (1994)

  45. Primus: "Pressman" from Suck on This (1990)

  46. Murder Inc.: "Hole in the Wall" from Murder Inc. (1992)

  47. Thomas Dolby: "One of Our Submarines" from Golden Age of Wireless (1987)

  48. Alice In Chains: "Love, Hate, Love" from Facelift (1990)

  49. Melanie (with the Edwin Hawkins Singers): Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) from Melanie/Candles in the Rain (1970)

  50. Simon & Garfunkel: "Scarborough Fair" from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme (1966)

  51. Sisters of Mercy: "Nine While Nine" from First And Last And Always (1995)

  52. Berlin: "Riding on the Metro" from Pleasure Victim (1982)

  53. Motels: "Suddenly Last Summer" from All Four One (1982)

  54. Sonic Youth: "Youth Against Fascism" from Dirty (1992)

  55. Primus: "Is it Luck?" from Sailing the Sea of Cheese (1991)

  56. Kinks: "Lola" from Something Else By The Kinks (1967)

  57. Cream: "White Room" from Wheels Of Fire (1968)

  58. Curve: "Faît accompli" from Doppelgänger (1992)

  59. Tinfed: "Blood" from Synaptic Hardware (1993)

  60. K's Choice: "Not an Addict" from Paradise In Me (1996)

  61. The The: "Dogs of Lust" from Dust (1993)

  62. 16 Volt: "Cut Collector" from Letdowncrush (1996)

  63. Pearl Jam: "Black" from Ten (1991)

  64. Soundgarden: "Like Suicide" from Superunknown (1994)

  65. Neil Young: "After the Goldrush" from After the Goldrush (1970)

  66. Legendary Pink Dots: "Casting the Runes" from Any Day Now (1988)

  67. Cracker: "Eurotrash Girl" from Kerosene Hat (1993)

  68. Ministry: "Stigmata" from Land Of Rape & Honey (1988)

  69. Bauhaus: "Bella Lugosi's Dead" single (1979)

  70. Primus: "Bob" from Pork Soda (1993)

  71. The Doors: "The End" from The Doors (1967)

  72. Talking Heads: "Life During Wartime" from Fear of Music (1979)

  73. Sonic Youth: "100%" from Dirty (1992)

  74. Joy Division: "Dead Souls" from Unknown Pleasure (1979)

  75. Lush: "Undertow" from Split (1994)

  76. The Doors: "Love Street" from Waiting for the Sun (1968)

  77. Replacements: "I Don't Know" from Pleased to Meet Me (1987)

  78. Cult: "Big Neon Glitter" from Love (1987)

  79. Crosby, Stills & Nash: "Helplessly Hoping" from Crosby, Stills & Nash (1967)

  80. The Doors: "Crystal Ship" from The Doors (1967)

  81. Neil Young: "Needle and the Damage Done" from Harvest (1972)

  82. Judybats: "Incognito" from Native Son (1990)

  83. Citizen Cope: "Let the Drummer Kick" from Citizen Cope (1993)

  84. Thin White Rope: "Yoo Doo Right" from Sack Full Of Silver (1990) [Can cover]

  85. Primus: "Eleven" from Sailing the Sea of Cheese (1991)

  86. Gear Daddies: "Statue of Jesus" from Let's Go Scare Al (1988)

  87. Lunatic Calm: "Leave You Far Behind" from Metropol (1997)

  88. Talking Heads: "Psycho Killer" from Talking Heads 77 (1977)

  89. Faith No More: "Ugly in the Morning" from King for a Day (1995)

  90. Thompson Twins: "Salvador Dali's Car" from Big Trash (1989)

  91. Pretenders: "Tattoed Love Boys" from Pretenders (1980)

  92. School of Fish: "3 Strange Days" from School of Fish (1991)

  93. The Kingston Trio: "Pastures of Plenty" from Goin' Places (1958) [Woody Guthrie song]

  94. Phil Ochs: "Crucifixion" (1967)

  95. Pink Floyd: "Comfortably Numb" from The Wall (1979)

  96. Mudhoney: "Blinding Sun" from Piece of Cake

  97. Primus: "Too Many Puppies" from Frizzle Fry (1990)

  98. Leonard Cohen: "Suzanne" from The Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1968)

  99. Lou Reed: "Walk on the Wild Side" from Transformer (1972)

  100. XTC: "Making Plans For Nigel" from Drums & Wires (1982)

  101. Cream: "Tales of Brave Ulyses" from Disraeli Gears (1967)

  102. Moby: "That's When I Reach for My Revolver" from Animal Rights (1996) [Mission of Burma cover]

  103. Mudhoney: "Something So Clear" from Superfuzz Bigmuff (1990)

  104. Toad the Wet Sprocket: "Butterflies" from Fear (1991)

  105. Primus: "Frizzle Fry" from Suck on This (1990)

  106. Nine Inch Nails: "Head Like a Hole" from Pretty Hate Machine (1989)

  107. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: "Ohio" from Four Way Street (1971)

  108. Primus: "Harold of the Rocks" from Suck on This (1990)

  109. Screaming Trees: "Nearly Lost You" from Uncle Anesthesia (1991)

  110. Foo Fighters: "Stacked Actors" from There is Nothing Left to Lose (1999)

  111. Tracey Bonham: "Mother, Mother" from The Burdens of Being Upright (1996)

  112. Who: "See Me Feel Me" from Tommy (1969)

  113. Mudhoney: "When Tomorrow Hits" from Mudhoney (1989)

  114. Godflesh: "The Internal" from Us and Them (1999)

  115. Yes: "Long Distance Runaround" from Fragile (1971)

  116. Bob Dylan: "Tangled Up In Blue" from Blood on the Tracks (1975)

  117. Faith No More: "Epic" from Real Thing (1989)

  118. The Clash: "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" from Combat Rock (1981)

  119. Tonio K: "I Handle Snakes" from Test Pressing (1981)

  120. Soft Cell: "Sex Dwarf" from Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (1981)

  121. Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians: "What I Am" from Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars (1989)

  122. Smiths: "How Soon Is Now?" from Hatful of Hollow (1984)

  123. Human League: "I Am the Law" from Dare (1981)

  124. Pretenders: "Tattooed Love Boys" from Pretenders (1980)

  125. Pretenders: "Precious" from Pretenders (1980)

  126. Pink Floyd: "Brain Damage" from Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

  127. Soundgarden: "Hand of God" from Screaming Life/FOPP (1991)

  128. The Deftones: "Change (In the House of Flies)" from The White Pony (2000)

  129. U2: "Desire" from Rattle & Hum (1988)

  130. Peter Murphy: "The Line Between the Devils Teeth and That Which Can Not Be Repeat" from Deep (1990)

  131. David Bowie: "Space Oddity" from Space Oddity (1969)

  132. Smashing Pumpkins: "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" from Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness (1995)

  133. Berlin: "Berlin" from Pleasure Victim (1982)

  134. Glenn Frey: "Smuggler's Blues" from The Allnighter (1989)

  135. Television: "Call Mister Lee" from Television (1993)

  136. Legendary Pink Dots: "All Sides" from Hallway of the Gods (1997)

  137. Primus: "John the Carpenter" from Suck on This (1990)

  138. Godflesh: "Witchhunt" from Us and Them (1999)

  139. Helmet: "In the Meantime" from Meantime (1992)

  140. Melvins: "Hooch" from Hoodini (1993)

  141. Primus: "Groundhog's Day" from Suck on This (1990)

  142. Buffalo Tom: "Taillights Fade" from Let Me Come Over (1992)

  143. Bruce Springsteen: "I'm On Fire" from Born In The U.S.A. (1984)

  144. Cream: "I Feel Free" from Fresh Cream (1966)

  145. Pavement: "Summer Babe" from Slanted and Enchanted (1992)

  146. KORN: "Freak on a Leash" from Follow the Leader (1998)

  147. Simple Minds: "Don't You (Forget About Me)" from Once Upon a Time (1985)

  148. Chris Isaac: "Wicked Game" from Heart Shaped World (1989)

  149. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: "Déjà Vu" from Déjà Vu (1970)

  150. Temple of the Dog: "Hunger Strike" from Temple of the Dog (1991)

  151. Mudhoney: "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More"
  152. from Superfuzz Bigmuff (1990)
  153. Godflesh: "Us and Them" from Us and Them (1999)

  154. Babyland: "Pink Frost" from Total Letdown (1993) [Chills cover]

  155. Depeche Mode: "Personal Jesus" from Violator (1990)

  156. Depeche Mode: "Personal Jesus" from Violator (1990)

  157. Peter Murphy "Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem" from Deep (1990)

  158. Wall Of Voodoo: "Mexican Radio" from Call of the West (1982)

  159. Love and Rockets: "So Alive" from Love and Rockets (1989)

  160. XTC: "Senses Working Overtime" from English Settlement (1982)

  161. Alice In Chains: "Would?" from Dirt (1992)

  162. Fleetwood Mac: "Gold Dust Woman" from Rumours (1977)

  163. Peter, Paul & Mary: "Flora" from Moving (1963)

  164. XTC: "Snowman" from English Settlement (1982)

  165. Pet Shop Boys: "West End Girls" from Please (1986)

  166. Dead Kennedys: "Holiday in Cambodia" from Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (1980)

  167. Lene Lovich: "New Toy" from New Toy EP (1981)

  168. Jefferson Airplane: "White Rabbit" Surrealistic Pillow (1967)

  169. Chicago: "Wishing You Were Here" from Chicago VII (1974)

  170. Gerry Rafferty: "Baker Street" from City to City (1978)

  171. David Bowie: "Rock and Roll Suicide" from The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars (1972)

  172. Pretenders: "Brass in Pocket" from Pretenders (1980)

  173. Neil Young: "Cinnamon Girl" from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969)

  174. Marty Robbins: "El Paso" from Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (1959)

  175. Depeche Mode: "Never Let Me Down Again" from Music for the Masses (1987)

  176. Human League: "Darkness" from Dare! (1981)

  177. Soundgarden: "My Wave" from Superunknown (1994)

  178. Buffalo Springfield: "For What Its Worth" From Buffalo Springfield (1966)

  179. Filter: "Hey Man Nice Shot" from The Short Bus (1995)

  180. Black Sabbath: "Paranoid" from Paranoid (1970)

  181. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: "Teach Your Children" From Déjà Vu (1970)

  182. INXS: "Suicide Blonde" from X (1990)

  183. David Bowie: "Panic in Detroit" from Aladdin Sane (1973)

  184. Fine Young Cannibals: "She Drives Me Crazy" from The Raw & the Cooked (1989)

  185. Psychedelic Furs: "Sister Europe" from Psychedelic Furs (1980)

  186. John Lennon: "Give Me Some Truth" from Imagine (1971)

  187. Simple Minds: "Alive and Kicking" from Once Upon a Time (1985)

  188. Murder Inc.: "Supergrass" from Murder Inc. (1992)

  189. Phil Collins: "In the Air Tonight" from Face Value (1971)

  190. Poster Children: "Red Line" from Tool of the Man (1993)

  191. Slint: "Breadcrumb Trail" from Spiderland (1991)

  192. Charlatans U.K.: "The Only One I Know" from Some Friendly (1990)

  193. The Doors: "Spanish Caravan" from Waiting for the Sun (1968)

  194. Spirit: "Mr. Skin" from Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (1970)

  195. Traffic: "Dear Mister Fantasy" from Mr Fantasy (1967)

  196. The Beatles: "Come Together" from Abbey Road (1969)

  197. Black Crowes: "She Talks to Angels" from Shake Your Money Maker (1990)

  198. Big Head Todd and the Monsters: "Broken Hearted Savior" from Sister Sweetly (1993)

  199. Youngbloods: "Darkness, Darkness" [Byrds cover]

  200. Butthole Surfers: "Pepper" from Electriclarryland (1996)

  201. Deconstruction: "L.A. Song" from Deconstruction (1994)

  202. Primus: "Pudding Time" from Suck on This (1990)

  203. Helmet: "Unsung" from Meantime (1992)

  204. Hole: "Doll Parts" from Live Through This (1994)

  205. Tears for Fears: "Shout" from Songs from the Big Chair (1985)

  206. Replacements; "Answering Machine" from Let It Be (1984)

  207. David Bowie: "Cracked Actor" from Aladin Sane (1973)

  208. Knack: "My Sharona" from Get the Knack (1979)

  209. Billy Idol: "Don't Need a Gun" " from Whiplash Smile (1986)

  210. Kim Carnes: "Betty Davis Eyes" from Mistaken Identity (1981)

  211. Beatles: "Because" from Abbey Road (1969)

  212. Fatboy Slim: "Weapon of Choice" from Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars (2000)

  213. Ivy: "Worry About You" from Long Distance (2001)

  214. KORN: "A.D.I.D.S." from Life is Peachy (1996)

  215. Radiohead: "Creep" from Pablo Honey (1993)

  216. Jesus Jones: "Right Here, Right Now" from Doubt (1991)

  217. They Might Be Giants: "Your Racist Friend" from Flood (1990)

  218. James: "Born of Frustration" from Seven (1992)

  219. Don Henley: "The End of the Innocence" from The End of the Innocence (1989)

  220. U2: "Where the Streets Have No Name" from The Joshua Tree (1987)

  221. Toiling Midgets: "Faux Pony" from Son (1992)

  222. Toad the Wet Sprocket: "Walk on the Ocean" from Fear (1991)

  223. Romeo Void: "Never Say Never" from Never Say Never EP (1981)

  224. Bee Gees: "Holiday" from First (1967)

  225. Adam and the Ants: "Press Darlings" from Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980)

  226. Simon & Garfunkel: "The Sounds of Silence" from Sounds of Silence (1966)

  227. Verve: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" from Urban Hymns (1987)

  228. Tears for Fears: "Head Over Heels" from Songs from the Big Chair (1985)

  229. Three Dog Night: "One" from Three Dog Night (1969)

  230. Soundgarden: "Drawing Flies" from Badmotorfinger (1992)

  231. The Beatles: "Girl" from Rubber Soul (1965)

  232. Country Joe and the Fish: "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag " from I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die (1967)

  233. Talking Heads: "Once in a Lifetime" from Remain in Light (1980)

  234. Billy Idol: "White Wedding" from Billy Idol (1982)

  235. Soft Cell: "Tainted Love" from Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (1981)

  236. Elton John: "Daniel" from Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973)

  237. Mazzy Star: "Fade Into You" from So Tonight That I Might See (1993)

  238. Phil Collins: "I Don't Care Anymore" from Hello I Must Be Going (1986)

  239. Alice in Chains: "Man in a Box" from Facelift (1990)

  240. Bob Segar: "Night Moves" from Night Moves (1976)

  241. Beatles: "Norwegian Wood" from Rubber Soul (1965)

  242. Eagles: "Hotel California" from Hotel California (1976)

  243. Alice in Chains: "I Can't Remember" from Facelift (1990)

  244. Godflesh: "Defiled" from Us & Them (1999)

  245. Simon and Garfunkel: "The Boxer" from Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)

  246. Beatles: "Here Comes the Sun" from Abbey Road (1969)

  247. Iggy Pop: "Candy" from Brick by Brick (1990)

  248. Kinks: "You Really Got Me" from You Really Got Me (1965)

  249. New Order: " Blue Monday"from Power, Corruption and Lies (1983)

  250. Enya: "Caribbean Blue" from Shepherd Moon (1991)

  251. Eagles: "Life In The Fast Lane" from Hotel California (1976)

  252. B-52s: "Planet Clair" from B-52s (1979)

  253. U2: "New Years Day" from Under a Blood Red Sky (1983)

  254. Offspring: "Pretty Fly for a White Guy" from Americana (1998)

  255. Sparks: "Eaten by the Monster of Love" from Angst in my Pants (1982)

  256. Led Zeppelin: "Kashmir" from Houses of the Holy (1975)

  257. Rolling Stones: "Paint it Black" from Aftermath (1966)

  258. Jimi Hendrix: "Manic Depression" from Are You Experienced? (1967)

  259. Pete Seeger: "Little Boxes" from Broadside Ballads, Vol.2 (1967)

  260. Simon and Garfunkel: "Mrs Robinson" from Bookends (1968)

  261. Rolling Stones: "Angie" from Goat's Head Soup (1973)

  262. Adam and the Ants: "Ant Music" from Kings of the Wild Frontier (1965)

  263. Sparks: "Angst in My Pants" from Angst in my Pants (1982)

  264. Robert Plant: "In the Mood" from Principle of Moments (1983)

  265. World Party: "Ship of Fools" from Private Revolution (1983)

  266. AC/DC: "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" from Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1981)

  267. Flying Lizards: "Money That's What I Want" from Flying Lizards (1979) [Beatles Cover]

  268. Pretenders: "2000 Miles" from Learning to Crawl (1984)


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