The Next 25 Songs

Music has always played a big role in my life.

Everywhere I go, I always have headphones strapped to my noggin. Tunes tend to send the creative centres of my brain into overdrive.

I’ve brainstormed great story ideas — not journalism ideas — but fiction. If I want to flush out an idea I’ll throw something energetic on, and it helps spur me further.

My brain is full of useless song lyrics. They’re dormant, but when a song that I haven’t heard in a while comes on the radio, or I hear it in a bar — boom! I remember the lyrics, the hooks, the bridges like they were never lost.

So, I need to continue my Top 25 when it comes to songs.​

50. BB-Top-25-Songs-050 Song: “Poets”
Artist: Tragically Hip
Album
: Phantom Power (1998)
Released: July 14, 1998
49. BB-Top-25-Songs-049 Song: “Hot For Teacher”
Artist: Van Halen
Album
: 1984
Released: October, 1984
48. BB-Top-25-Songs-048 Song: “Peg”
Artist: Steely Dan
Album
: Aja (1977)
Released: November, 1977
47. BB-Top-25-Songs-047 Song: “Love Removal Machine”
Artist: the Cult
Album
: Electric (1987)
Released: Feb. 16, 1987
46. BB-Top-25-Songs-046 Song: “Ain’t No Easy Way”
Artist: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Album
: Howl (2005)
Released: Aug. 23, 2005
45. BB-Top-25-Songs-045 Song: “The Stroke”
Artist: Billy Squier
Album
: Don’t Say No (1981)
Released: May, 1981
44. BB-Top-25-Songs-044 Song: “Gold on the Ceiling”
Artist: the Black Keys
Album
: El Camino (2011)
Released: Feb. 25, 2012
43. BB-Top-25-Songs-043 Song: “Fox on the Run”
Artist: Sweet
Album
: Desolation Boulevard (1974)
Released: March, 1975
42. BB-Top-25-Songs-042 Song: “Fool in the Rain”
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Album
: In Through the Out Door (1979)
Released: Dec. 7, 1979
41. BB-Top-25-Songs-041 Song: “Stiff Upper Lip”
Artist: AC/DC
Album
: Stiff Upper Lip (2000)
Released: April, 2000
40. BB-Top-25-Songs-040 Song: “Jet Airliner”
Artist: Steve Miller Band
Album
: Book of Dreams (1977)
Released: April, 1977
39. BB-Top-25-Songs-039 Song: “Live and Let Die”
Artist: Paul McCartney and Wings
Album
: Live and Let Die (1973)
Released: June 1, 1973
38. BB-Top-25-Songs-038 Song: “Born To Die”
Artist: Lana Del Rey
Album
: Born To Die (2012)
Released: Dec. 30, 2011
37. BB-Top-25-Songs-037 Song: “Get Some”
Artist: Chevelle
Album
: This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In) (2004)
Released: Sept. 21, 2004
36. BB-Top-25-Songs-036 Song: “Sweet Emotion”
Artist: Aerosmith
Album
: Toys in the Attic (1975)
Released: May 19, 1975
35. BB-Top-25-Songs-035 Song: “Dirty Laundry”
Artist: Don Henley
Album
: I Can’t Stand Still (1982)
Released: Oct. 12, 1982
34. BB-Top-25-Songs-034 Song: “Spoonman”
Artist: Soundgarden
Album
: Superunknown (1994)
Released: Feb. 15, 1994
33. BB-Top-25-Songs-033 Song: “Pistol Grip Pump”
Artist: Rage Against the Machine
Album
: Renegades (2000)
Released: Dec. 5, 2000
32. BB-Top-25-Songs-032 Song: “Stompa”
Artist: Serena Ryder
Album
: Harmony (2012)
Released: Sept. 27, 2012
31. BB-Top-25-Songs-031 Song: “Around the World”
Artist: Daft Punk
Album
: Homework (1997)
Released: March 17, 1997
30. BB-Top-25-Songs-030 Song: “Too Funky”
Artist: George Michael
Album
: Red Hot + Dance (1992)
Released: July 12, 1992
29. BB-Top-25-Songs-029 Song: “Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues”
Artist: the Eels
Album
: Daisies of the Galaxy (2000)
Released: Feb. 14, 2000
28. BB-Top-25-Songs-028 Song: “Fight the Good Fight”
Artist:  Triumph
Album
: Allied Forces (1981)
Released: Sept. 19, 1981
27. BB-Top-25-Songs-027 Song: “Sick, Sick, Sick”
Artist: Queens of the Stone Age
Album
: Era Vulgaris (2007)
Released: May 8, 2007
26. BB-Top-25-Songs-025 Song: “White Knuckle Ride”
Artist: Jamiroquai
Album
: Rock Dust Light Star (2010)
Released: Oct. 31, 2010
 

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