I recently was driving down the road listening to music when American Pie by Don Mclean came on the radio. I immediately thought to myself that the song was definitely one of my all time favorites, so I wrote down nine more and made a top ten list. Let me know in the comments if any of these great songs made your top ten list.
1. Shook Me All Night Long
A great party song that still gets played at every club, wedding or party no matter what demographic the crowd is. I personally feel that this is ACDC’s signature song.
2. Taking Care of Business
Taking care of business by Bachman Turner Overdrive is one of those songs everyone knows the words to. When that song is played on the radio, you just can’t help but sing along.
Landslide when sung by Stevie Nicks, brings us all to a familiar place.
4. Why Can’t we be Friends
This song performed by War had to make my top ten list. When I fought as a mixed martial artist, this was my entrance song.
5. Brown Eyed Girl
This song reminds me of my lovely wife, and its usually the first song I play when I pick up a guitar. Van Morrison hit it big with this hit, I’m kind of surprised nobody has ever reproduced it.
6. You Don’t Mess Arround with Jim
Great song by Jim Croce. Every time I hear this song it makes me think of the times in life when someone bit off a little more than they could chew.
7. American Pie
This is one of those songs everyone thinks they know the words to. Don Mclean’s hit is a timeless classic that will still be on the radio and in movies long after we are all gone.
8. Sweet Home Alabama
Lynard Skynard’s hit is just a simple little song that people are drawn to. If you are at a wedding or a party and Sweet Home Alabama is played, you would swear everyone in the room is from alabama.
9. Dixieland Delight
I realize that this song performed by Alabama is not going to hit the average music listener’s top ten list. My daughter absolutely gets disgusted when I play or listen to Dixieland Delight. I on the other hand love the song and enjoy picking it out on the guitar.
10. All Right Now
All Right Now performed by Free is one those great party songs. I am probably a little influenced on this choice due to the awesome bass solo in the middle of the song. Bass is my primary instrument and I love to play that bass line.
Making a top ten list of my favorite songs actually was alot harder than I thought. There are so many great songs out there that once I got past five it got pretty difficult. Let me know what I missed!