Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana
Personality Crisis, New York Dolls
What's Going On? Marvin Gaye
Little Wing, Derek & The Dominos version
Memory Motel, Rolling Stones
Country Comfort, Rod Stewart
Thank You, Led Zeppelin
Let It Be, the Beatles
The Weight, The Band
Baba O'Reilly, The Who
From a Whisper to a Scream, Elvis Costello
Riders on the Storm, The Doors
All Along the Watchtower, Bob Dylan
Wouldn't It Be Nice, Beach Boys
Hold On, Ian Gomm
Lightning Crashes, Live
I Saw the Light, Todd Rundgren
Let's Stay Together, Al Green
I Think We're Alone Now, Tommy James
Down to Zero, Joan Armatrading
Who'll Stop the Rain, Creedence Clearwater Revival
I Don't Want to Go Home, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
I'm So Anxious, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
Prove It All Night, Bruce Springsteen
Darkness on the Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen
Local Girls, Graham Parker
Not very original, I know. But them's my favorites.
Update: Hmm...how did no Van Morrison make the list? Probably because Brown-Eyed Girl is severely overplayed.
I once heard someone say that your favorite songs are what you listened to when you were 19. Pretty close for me ...
UPDATE 2: I added one more. So there's 26.
Did a Muslim do it, and thus commit the unpardonable sin in America*?
Or is this one of history's tricks where this time the seeming guilty are innocent but are punished?
Fortunately, we Americans are very good at waiting for the facts to come in.
* The unpardonable sin is bringing your ancient ethnic hatreds here.