Five Favorite Songs

Don Imus is back on TV and radio, and I occasionally stop on his show while channel surfing in the morning. He has a new twist: he gives the top five songs of every guest he has on the show.

So since I’m the guest of my own blog, I thought I’d give my own Top Five Songs, in order:

1. The Boys Of Summer by Don Henley. I still remember the first time I heard it: driving on I-95 just outside of Trenton, New Jersey in late 1984. It sounds just as good today.

2. Where The Streets Have No Name by U2. The one sounds better than it did back in 1987. And somebody is going to do this one at my funeral.

3. I Still Believe by The Call. Obscure but soul-savingly spiritual for me.

4. Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones. When I saw them at the Time Warner Cable Arena in 2005, they didn’t play this one. Bummer. Still an incredible song.

5. Over The Hills & Far Away by Led Zeppelin. The opening guitar never gets old. So much better than some of the longer, more tedious Zeppelin songs. I still have no idea what the lyrics are about.

Those are mine . . . what are yours?