1. “Lost In The Supermarket” by The Clash
I didn’t realize until last year that this song is actually sung by Mick Jones. My favorite Clash song is not sung by Joe Strummer. Now I know how it feels to be a Ringo fan. Angst, anxiety, depression – Jones hits all the right notes with this one. One of the best pop songs ever.
2. “Night Moves” by Bob Seger
This song reminds me of Nicole, a girl I hooked up with during the summer of 2000. I was 17.
3. “Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
2003. College. Sophomore year. Angry. Bored. That was the same year I discovered Brooklyn and Karen O. Thanks MTV2.
4. “Can’t Hardly Wait” by The Replacements
I’d like to think that if I never got into emo, I would’ve found my way to The Replacements. Say all you want about their post-Stinson era, I love this song. Very raw and very heartfelt. That was The ‘Mats in five words or less. This song pulls at my heartstrings.
5. “Incinerate” by Sonic Youth
Any song that opens with “I ripped your heart out from your chest.” is bound to go nowhere but up.