Last night, at the D&D concert, jdixon and I had a drunken conversation about our all-time favorite songs, and how much harder it is to identify a favorite song than a favorite album. Duh. But seriously, picking out favorite songs is a bitch; I have a different favorite song every 5 minutes. And the distinction between favorite songs and meaningful songs - i.e., songs that you really like as opposed to songs that you associate with powerful memories - can be incredibly blurry. For example, it's very easy for me to say that the most important song in my life is U2's "Bad", because it basically changed my life and made me want to learn to play guitar. But while I still think it's a great song, I can't say that it's my current favorite.
Another great example that JD brought up is Sinead O'Connor's "Three Babies", which is a song that both of us were obsessed with when that album came out, way back when. I listened to that song so much, I broke my cassette. But if you asked me today, I'd say that I prefer "The Last Day of Our Acquaintance".
So, here's my list of favorite songs, as of 3/15/02, 12:24pm:
Death Cab for Cutie, "Movie Script Ending" Radiohead, "Subterranean Homesick Alien" Flaming Lips, "Feeling Yourself Disintegrate" Peter Gabriel, "Digging in the Dirt" Smashing Pumpkins, "Starla"
And now Belle & Sebastian's "Roller Coaster Ride" is in my head.
According to my computer, it's 12:34. Make a wish.