Call Me When You're Sober by Evanescence (34) - Talk about an outstanding vocal performance! I think that is the main reason why this song is as good as it is. The lyrics are pretty awesome too. There really is something awesome about a tough girl proudly declaring that she has had enough. If I remember the video kicked ass too so this song is an all around winner. Best line: " Can't keep believing, we're only deceiving ourselves and I'm sick of the lie."
Blurry by Puddle of Mudd (62) - I am not sure what it is about this song but it always chokes me up a little bit when I hear it. I know how strange that must seem like a strange to thing to say about a Puddle of Mudd song but there it is. It is not overly passionate and yet the lyrics just get me. It is not a mushy song in spite of the obvious declaration of love which means that you don't feel like a wuss for listening to this song. I guess it is the "power ballad" of alternative rock. Best line: " This pain you gave to me...Take it all away." Dino once told me that the people you love are usually the ones that hurt you the most. He was right. The person who hurts you usually is the one with the power to make it all better.
Somewhere Only We Know by Keane (168) - This song is is kind of creepy to me because once again it feels as if someone looked into my head and heart and wrote a song about the feelings inside. It seems to capture the reality of not really believing in anything but desperately wanting to. I have been blessed to be able to enjoy a few moments of happiness but there are brief and will not last. Best line: "So if you have a minute why don't we go talk about it somewhere only we know?" The "somewhere" in the song is not an actual location just as the somewhere that I long for isn't real either. It is a emotional state that is wonderfully and dangerously addictive. Hearing this song live is pretty damn amazing. I don't care what anyone says...Keane is awesome!
This Must Be The Place by Talking Heads (54) - I have no real feelings about this song. It is decent and clearly I liked it enough at some point to download it but I really can't think of much to say about it. In the right mood I will dance around to it but not often. It is a much better song to listen to when you are focusing on something else. The melody is kind of soothing so that is a plus. And that really is all I have to say about this song. Best line is tough but I will go with "Did I find you or did you find me?"
Shake Your Groove Thing by Peaches & Herb (141) - If I had a dollar for every time I near fell in the shower dancing to this song...I would be a rich girl. It is impossible not to dance to this song. It is one of my favorite disco dancing songs. Hearing it always puts a smile on my face as I always remember Bobby braving the Duke City Disco Dance Off for me when no else (no names need be mentioned here) would and we took 4th overall. We owned this song on the floor and had this been the final song of the competition we would have won. A true friend will wear a fake wig and red polyester flare pants in spite of the fact that cameras would no doubt be present. Best Line: "There's nothing more that I'd like to do than take the floor and dance with you."