Day One: Your Favorite Song"Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" - The Velvet Underground (1970)
Not much more to be said about this song, the highlight of my favorite VU album, "Loaded," that has not already been said. The way the song retains a sort of laid-back charm while also building to such an intense climax...it's fairly unequaled in the rock pantheon, near as I can tell.
Day Two: Your Least Favorite Song"Laid" - James (1993)
I know, I know, it's the second Ranker list I've made with this song on it. (My "One Hit Wonders of the '90s" list was the first). But that's unintentional, I swear! I'm just being honest. This song makes me want to shoot myself in the brain. Everything from the cheesy, twee "oh isn't this dirty?" lyrics to lead singer Tim Booth's ridiculous wail - like he's failing a yodel audition - makes me insane with rage.
Even more maddening? Every time I tell someone how much I hate this song, I usually hear back that the person is a big fan.
Day Three: A Song That Makes You Happy
Day Four: A Song That Makes You Sad
Day Five: A Song That Reminds You of Someone"Pony" - Ginuwine (1996)
My freshman year at college, my roommate Chris Wild became peculiarly obsessed with Ginuwine's "Pony." One of my most vivid memories of that year of my life is sleeping in my room or studying at 3:30 am and hearing Chris enter the apartment singing this song at the the top of his lungs.
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