1. The Long Run, Eagles
2. Daydream Believer, Monkees
3. December 1963, Four Seasons...
4. Be My Lover, Alice Cooper
5. Beast of Burden, Rolling Stones
6. Standing on the Moon, Grateful Dead
7. Still Doin' Time, George Jones
8. I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver, Merle Haggard
9. He Stopped Loving Her Today, George Jones
10. I Just Called to Say I Love You, Stevie Wonder
652. 10 minutes of an alarm clock going off
653. The Complete Michael Jackson Collection
That's it, that's the list!
Not Ranked: 'Brickhouse' by The Commodores, and 'Keep on Dancing' by The Gentrys and anything by Journey, Foreigner and Hall & Oates.
I also remember watching Jeopardy sometime around 1985 and the Final Jeopardy question was about music. Literally all I knew was the Monkees and I yelled it out. My mom thought I was just being cute, but it ended up being the answer. I'll never forget it, I was so excited. I've also never stopped watching Jeopardy since.
Be My Lover by Alice Cooper always reminds me of driving back our home town New Castle, Pennsylvania to visit family. My dad has a habit of listening to the same songs on trips home over the years, so that one always pops up. I might have issue with listening to most of the songs 1000 times, but never with that one.
The Grateful Dead is another anomaly. All I ever heard was how great it was to hear them jam live. I still don't think they sound all that great live, but I love the studio versions of certain songs. That's sure to get me ostracized from the Dead Heads but it works for me.
The Complete Michael Jackson collection can be completely panned in my mind and Brick House and I Keep On Dancing are my least favorite songs of all time, without question.
If I can excise them from the catalogs of each and every radio station in perpetuity, the world can be a better place.
So that is the list of my favorite songs, and when I say my favorite, I mean the Greatest Songs Ever. Even if my bozo friends on Facebook were universally horrified.