List of Favorite Songs

Here’s a list of my favorite songs. They come from different styles, but I haven’t included classical or jazz numbers, for the most part. This is the kind of list I’d put on my iPod, if I had one.

(This list was last updated 16 July 2011.)

Alphabetized by Song Title:

1985 Bowling for Soup
Accidentally in Love Counting Crows
Addicted to Love Robert Palmer
Addicted to You Simple Plan
Africa Toto
After the Innocence Don Henley
After You’ve Gone Kelly Clarkson
Ain’t No Other Man Christina Aguilera
Ain’t that Lonely Yet Dwight Yoakum
Airplanes B.o.B.
Alejandro Lady Gaga
All In Lifehouse
All She Wants To Do Is Dance Don Henley
All Souls’ Night Loreena McKennitt
All the Right Moves OneRepublic
Alone Heart
Always Something There to Remind Me Naked Eyes
And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going Glee Cast
And We Danced Hooters, The
Angel Is the Centerfold J. Geil’s Band
Angel of Harlem U2
Animal Def Leppard
Animals Neon Trees
Another One Bites the Dust Queen
Anticipation Carly Simon
Any Way You Want It Journey
Armageddon It Def Leppard
Baby Boy Beyoncé
Bad Day Daniel Powter
Bad Girls Donna Summer
Bad Romance Lady Gaga
Bad to the Bone George Thoroughgood
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Jim Croce
Bang a Gong T Rex
Beautiful Glee Cast
Beautiful Soul Jesse McCartney
Beautiful Stranger Madonna
Behind These Hazel Eyes Kelly Clarkson
Beth Glee Cast
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Bird and the Worm, The Owl City
Black in Black AC/DC
Blow Ke$ha
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
Bonny Swans, The Loreena McKennitt
Boom Boom Pow Black Eyed Peas, The
Bootylicious Destiny’s Child
Born This Way Lady Gaga
Bottoms Up Trey Songz (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Boys of Fall, The Kenny Chesney
Break My Stride Matthew Wilder
Break Your Heart Taio Cruz
Breakeven Script, The
Breathe (2AM) Anna Nalick
Building a Mystery Sarah McLaughlin
Bust a Move Glee Cast
Bust Your Windows Glee Cast
California Dreamin’ Mamas and the Papas, The
California Gurls Katy Perry
Can’t Fight This Feeling R.E.O. Speedwagon
Candle in the Wind Elton John
Change the World Eric Clapton
Cherry Bomb John Cougar Mellencamp
City of New Orleans Arlo Guthrie
City On Our Knees TobyMac
Closer to Free BoDeans
Collide Howie Day
Come Dancing Kinks, The
Come On Get Higher Matt Davidson
Consider Me Gone Reba McIntyre
Corcovado Astrud Gilberto
Could I Be Your Girl? Jann Arden
Crash Into You Dave Matthew’s Band, The
Crazy Ice House
Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne
Crocodile Rock Elton John
Crush Glee Cast
Cry, Cry, Cry Highway 101
Dance the Night Away Van Halen
Dance with Me Orleans
Dancing Queen Abba
Dancing With Myself Glee Cast
Dark Night of the Soul, The Loreena McKennitt
Daughters John Mayer
Defying Gravity Wicked Cast
Demolition Love Jann Arden
Desert Rose Sting
Dip It Low Christian Milian
Dirty Laundry Don Henley
DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love Usher (feat. Pitbull)
Do It Again Steely Dan
Dog Days Are Over, The Florence and the Machine
Don’t Blink Kenny Chesney
Don’t Dream It’s Over Crowded House
Don’t Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & Kiki Dee
Don’t Make Me Over Glee Cast
Don’t Rain on My Parade Glee Cast
Don’t Stand So Close To Me Police, The
Don’t Stand So Close To Me / Young Girl Glee Cast
Don’t Stop Believin’ Glee Cast
Don’t You Want Me Human League, The
Don’t You Want Me Jodie Watley
Don’t Cha Pussycat Dolls, The (feat. Busta Rhymes)
Down Jay Sean (w/ Lil Wayne)
Down on Main Street Bob Seger
Down Under Men At Work
Dream Cranberries
Dream Priscilla Ahn
Dream On Glee Cast
Drowned World / Substitute for Love Madonna
Dude Looks Like a Lady Aerosmith
Dust in the Wind Kansas
Dynamite Taio Cruz
E.T. Katy Perry
Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) Lady Gaga
Eleanor Rigby Beatles, The
Endless Love Glee Cast
Every Time We Touch Cascada
Everybody Wants To Rule the World Tears for Fears
Eye of the Tiger Survivor
F**k You (Forget You) Cee-Lo Green
Face Down Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The
Faith George Michael
Falling In Lifehouse
Fancy Reba McIntyre
Far Away Nickleback
Fast As You Dwight Yoakum
Fire Burning on the Dance Floor Sean Kingston
Fireflies Owl City
Firework Katy Perry
Flashdance … What a Feeling Irene Cara
For Everything There Is a Season Byrds, The
For the First Time Script, The
Forget You Glee Cast (feat. Gwyneth Paltrow)
Freeze Frame J. Geils Band, The
Friday I’m in Love Cure, The
From a Distance Nanci Griffith
Frozen Madonna
Funky Town Lips Inc.
Gemini Dream Moody Blues, The
Genie in a Bottle Christina Aguilera
Georgie Girl New Seekers, The
Girl from Ipanema, The Astrud Gilberto
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
Girls, Girls, Girls Motley Crue
Give a Little More Maroon 5
Gives You Hell Glee Cast
Glamorous Life Sheila E
Glitter in the Air Pink
God Must’ve Spent a Little More Time On You N’Sync
Gold Digger Glee Cast
Good Life One Republic
Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza) Astrud Gilberto
Goody Two Shoes Adam Ant
Government Hooker Lady Gaga
Gravity John Mayer
Gypsy Fleetwood Mac
Hate On Me Glee Cast
Having My Baby Glee Cast
Hazy Shade of Winter (Time, Time, Time) Bangles, The
Heart and Soul T’pau
Heart that You Own, The Dwight Yoakum
Heart Will Go On, The Celine Dion
Heaven Is a Place On Earth Belinda Carlisle
Hell’s Bells AC/DC
Hello Glee Cast
Hello, Goodbye Glee Cast
Hey, Soul Sister Train
Hey Ya! OutKast
Higher Taio Cruz (feat. Travie McCoy)
Highwayman, The Loreena McKennitt
Hips Don’t Lie Shakira
Hold It Against Me Britney Spears
Hold On Wilson Phillips
Holiday Madonna
Hollywood Michael Bublé
Home Glee Cast
Home Again, Home Again Hem
Hot for Teacher Van Halen
Hot, Hot, Hot Buster Poindexter
Hot n Cold Katy Perry
Hot Stuff Donna Summer
Hot, Hot, Hot Poindexter, David Johansen
Hotel California Eagles, The
House Is Not a Home, A Glee Cast
How Far Is Heaven Los Lonely Boys
How To Save a Life Fray, The
How You Remind Me Creed
How’s It Gonna Be? Third Eye Blind
Hungry Eyes Eric Carmen
I Can’t Drive 55 Sammy Hagar
I Can’tWait Nu Shooz
I Do Colbie Caillat
I Dreamed a Dream Glee Cast
I Feel Like a Woman Shania Twain
I Get So Emotional Whitney Houston
I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas, The
I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues Elton John
I Just Haven’t Met You Yet Michael Bublé
I Like It Enrique Iglesias (feat. Pitbull)
I Love You Michael Franti
I Never Told You Colbie Caillat
I Only Want To Be with You Hootie and the Blowfish
I Said Hey What’s Going On 4 Non Blondes (originally recorded by Linda Perry)
I Should’ve Been a Cowboy Toby Keith
I Wanna Be with You Everywhere Christine McVee
I Wanna Hold Your Hand Beatles, The
I Wanna Know What Love Is Foreigner
I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys
I Want You Savage Garden
I’ll Never Fall in Love Again Burt Bacharach
I’ll Stand by You Glee Cast
I’m a Believer Smash Mouth
I’m a Slave for You Britney Spears
I’m Beautiful Bette Midler
I’m Like a Bird Nelly Furtado
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
I’ve Had the Time of My Life Bill Medley / Jennifer Warnes
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice
If I Were a Boy Beyoncé
If This Is It Huey Lewis + The News
If Today Were Your Last Day Nickleback
If You Steal My Sunshine Len
Imagine Glee Cast
Imagine John Lennon
Impossible Anberlin
In My Head Jason Derulo
In This Life Chantal Kreviazuk
Insensitive Jann Arden
Iris Goo Goo Dolls, The
Irreplaceable Beyoncé
Is This Love Whitesnake
It Must Have Been Love Roxette
It’s a Hard Life Wherever You Go Nanci Griffith
It’s a Sin Pet Shop Boys, The
It’s a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
It’s Raining Men Weathergirls, The
It’s the End of the World R.E.M.
It’s the Time of the Season Zombies, The
Jackie Blue Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Jesus Saves Jeremy Camp
Judas Lady Gaga
Jump Glee Cast
Jump Jive An’ Wail Brian Setzer Orchestra, The
Just Can’t Get Enough Black Eyed Peas, The
Just Dance Lady Gaga (w/ Colby O’Donis + Akon)
Just Like a Tattoo Jordin Sparks
Just Like Heaven Katie Melua
Just the Way You Are Bruno Mars
Keep Holding On Glee Cast
Keep On Lovin’ You R.E.O Speedwagon
Keep Your Hands to Yourself Georgia Satellites, The
Keep Your Head Up Andy Grammar
King of Wishful Thinking Go West
Kiss Me Sixpence None the Richer
Kryptonite 3 Doors Down
La Vida Loca Ricky Martin
Lady Is a Tramp Glee Cast
Lady Madonna Beatles, The
Lady of Shalott, The Loreena McKennitt
Late Night Grande Hotel Nanci Griffith
Layla (both versions) Eric Clapton
Le Freak Chic
Lean On Me Glee Cast
Let It Be (album title) Voice of the Beehive
Let It Rock Kevin Rudolf
Let My Love Open the Door Pete Townshend
Letting Go Shawn Kingston
Like a G6 Far*East Movement (feat. Cataracs and Dev)
Like a Prayer Madonna
Like a Virgin Madonna
Like It’s Her Birthday Good Charlotte
Lips of an Angel Hinder
Little Lion Man Mumford & Friends
Little Red Corvette Prince
Little Runaway Bon Jovi
Little Wonders Rob Thomas
Live Like We’re Dying Kris Allen
Long Black Train Josh Turner
Loser Glee Cast
Losing My Religion R.E.M.
Love at the Five and Dime Nanci Griffith
Love Drunk Boys Like Girls
Love Game Lady Gaga
Love Is a Battlefield Pat Benetar
Love Is All Around Wet, Wet, Wet
Love in an Elevator Aerosmith
Love Isn’t Always On Time Toto
Love Like Woe Ready Set, The
Love Shack B-52s, The
Love the One You’re With Steven Stills
Love the Way You Lie Eminem
Lovergirl Teena Marie
Lyin’ Eyes Eagles, The
Major Tom (Coming Home) Peter Schilling
Mandolin Rain Bruce Hornsby & The Range
Marry Me Train
Material Girl Madonna
Maybe It’s Time to Change Sick Puppies
Maybe This Time Kristen Chenowith
Meet Virginia Train
Mexican Radio Wall of Voodoo
Milkshake Kelis
Misery Maroon 5
Miss Independent Kelly Clarkson
Mockingbird Rob Thomas
Monday, Monday Mamas and the Papas, The
Mony, Mony Billy Idol
More Than a Feeling Boston
Move It On Over George Thoroughgood
Mummer’s Dance, The Loreena McKennitt
Music Madonna
My Back Pages Byrds, The
My Favorite Mistake Sheryl Crow
My Generation Who, The
My Life Would Suck Without You Kelly Clarkson
My Sharona Knack, The
Nasty Boys Janet Jackson
Never Gonna Leave This Bed Maroon 5
New Soul Yael Naim
No Air Glee Cast
Not Afraid Eminem
Not Meant To Be Theory of a Deadman
No One Alicia Keys
On the Floor Jennifer Lopez
Once in a Lifetime Talking Heads, The
Once In a Very Blue Moon Nanci Griffith
One Glee Cast
One I Love, The R.E.M.
One Less Bell to Answer / A House Is Not a Home Glee Cast
One Love / People Get Ready Bob Marley and the Wailers
Only Exception, The Paramore
Only Girl Rihanna
Only Just a Dream Nelly
Opposites Attract Paula Abdul
Orinoco Flow Enya
Our House Madness
Outbound Plane Nanci Griffith
Over My Head (Cable Car) Fray, The
Paparazzi Lady Gaga
Paperlate Genesis
Paradise by the Dashboard Light Meatloaf
Paralyzer Finger Eleven
Perfect Time Máire Brennan
Photograph Def Leppard
Physical Glee Cast
Piano Man Billy Joel
Pocketful of Sunshine Natasha Bedingfield
Poker Face Lady Gaga
Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) Offspring
Pretty Fly for a Rabbi Weird Al Yankovic
Price Tag Jessie J
Proud Mary Glee Cast
Pump Up the Jam Technotronic
Pump Up the Volume M/A/R/R/S
PYT Michael Jackson
Raise Your Glass Pink
Ramblin’ Man Allman Brothers Band, The
Raspberry Beret Prince
Ray of Light Madonna
Rebel Yell Billy Idol
Replay Iyaz
Rhythm of Love, The Plain White T’s, The
Rhythm of the Night DeBarge
Rock the Casbah Clash, The
Rock On David Essex
Rolling in the Deep Adele
Rose’s Turn Glee Cast
Roxanne Police, The
Runaway Corrs, The
S &M Rihanna
Safety Dance Men Without Hats
Sail Away Styx
Saturday Night Bay City Rollers
Say a Little Prayer Dionne Warwick
Say Hey Michael Franti
Scarborough Fair Simon & Garfunkel
See You Again Miley Cyrus
September Daughtry
Shake It Up Cars, The
Shanti / Ashtangi Madonna
Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top
Shawty’s Like a Melody in My Head Sean Kingston
She Blinded Me with Science Thomas Dolby
She Bop Cyndi Lauper
She Moves in Mysterious Ways U2
She’s Got Legs ZZ Top
Shout Tears for Fears
Sing! My Chemical Romance
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) Beyoncé
Skin Madonna
Slice Five for Fighting
Slide Goo Goo Dolls
Smile (Cover of Lily Allen Song) Glee Cast
Smooth Operator Sade
So Long, Self Mercy Me
So Nice (Samba de Verano) Astrud Gilberto
Somebody to Love Glee Cast
Somebody Told Me Killers, The
Someday Nickleback
Somewhere Only We Know Keane
Sorry Buckcherry
Sorry You Asked Dwight Yoakum
SOS Rihanna
Sound of Silence Simon & Garfunkel
Spark Ten Shekel Shirt
Squeezebox Who, The
Stacey’s Mom Fountains of Wayne
Stand and Deliver Adam Ant
Start a Fire Ryan Star
Steppin’ Out Joe Jackson
Stereo Love Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina
Strip Me Natasha Bedingfield
Stuck Like Glue Sugarland
Summer of ’69 Bryan Adams
Sunday, Bloody Sunday U2
Suds in the Bucket Sara Evans
Sunglasses at Night Cory Hart
Sunny Came Home Shawn Colvin
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Sweet Child of Mine Guns n Roses
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This Eurhythmics
Sweet Serendipity Lee Dwyze
Sweetest Illusion, The Basia
Synchronicity Police, The
Take a Bow Glee Cast
Take It Easy Eagles, The
Take It Off Ke$ha
Take My Breath Away Berlin
Takin’ My Time Boston
Taking Chances Glee Cast
Teach Your Children Well Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton
Teenage Dream Katy Perry
Telephone Glee Cast
Temperature Sean Paul
Tempted Squeeze
That Don’t Impress Me Shania Twain
That’s Just the Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range
These Dreams Heart
Think I’m in Love Eddie Money
This Is How a Heart Breaks Rob Thomas
This Is the Stuff Francesca Battistelli
This Kiss Faith Hill
This One Goes Out to the One I Love R.E.M.
Thnks fr th Mmrs Fall Out Boy
Thousand Miles, A Vanessa Carlton
Thriller Michael Jackson
Tik Tok Ke$ha
Til I Hear It from You Gin Blossoms
Time in a Bottle Jim Croce
Time of the Season Big Blue Missile
Time Warp Glee Clap
Time, The / Dirty Bit Black Eyed Peas, The
Tom’s Diner Suzanne Vega
Tonight I’m Lovin’ You Enrique Iglesias
Too Shy Kajagoogoo
Torn Natalie Imbruglia
Total Eclipse of the Heart Glee Cast
Touch a Touch a Touch Me Glee Cast
Trouble in the Fields Nanci Griffith
True Spandau Ballet
True Colors Cyndi Lauper
Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose Dwight Yoakum
Turn, Turn, Turn Byrds, The
Twilight Zone Golden Earring
Ukulele Lady Bette Midler
Umbrella Rihanna
Unpretty TLC
Untouched Veronicas, The
Unwritten Natasha Bedingfield
Up, Up and Away 5th Dimension, The
Uptown Girl Billy Joel
Valerie Steven Winwood
Viva La Vida Coldplay
Vogue Madonna
Voice, The Moody Blues, the
Voices Chris Young
Voices Carry Til Tuesday
Volver Julio Iglesias
Waiting for a Star to Fall Boy Meets Girl
Waiting for the End Linkin Park
Walk Like an Egyptian Bangles, The
Walk of Life Dire Straits
Walk This Way Aerosmith
Walkin’ in Memphis Mark Cohn
We Are Family Sister Sledge
We R Who We R Ke$ha
We Will Rock You Queen
Welcome to the Jungle Guns N’ Roses
West End Girls Pet Shop Boys
What About Love? Heart
What Do You Want from Me? Adam Lambert
What Goes Around…Comes Around Justin Timberlake
What Have You Got Bon Jovi
What the Hell Avril Lavigne
What You Say Jason Derulo
What’s My Name Rihanna (feat. Drake)
What’s New, Pussycat Tom Jones
When Doves Cry Prince + The Revolution
Whip It Devo
White Flag Dido
Wild, Wild West Escape Club, the
Witchy Woman Eagles, the
With Arms Wide Open Creed
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Workin’ for the Weekend Loverboy
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Gordon Lightfoot
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet Bachman Turner Overdrive
You Can’t Always Get What You Want Glee Cast
You Found Me Fray, The
You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me Cher
You Keep Me Hangin’ On Glee Cast
You Make My Dreams Come True Hall & Oates
You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
You Spin Me Round Dead or Alive
You’re Everywhere to Me Avril Lavigne
You’re So Vain Carly Simon
You’re the One Dwight Yoakum
Your Body Is a Wonderland John Mayer
Your Love Is My Drug Ke$ha
Your Wildest Dreams Moody Blues, The
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2 thoughts on “List of Favorite Songs

  1. Oh. Mah. Gah. “Lovergirl,” “You Spin Me Round,” “All Souls’ Night,” “Paralyzer,” “Saturday Night,” and “Stacey’s Mom,” all on the same list! I think I love you! (So what am I so afraid of?)

    Though the conspicuous lack of Duran Duran, when you’ve got Spandau Ballet and Kajagoogoo here, concerns me. 😉

    Been making my way down the A to Z linky-list and just wanted to stop by to say howdy. So…”Howdy.”

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