Friday Five: Songs I Never Skip

Naturally, I like all of the songs loaded onto my iPhone, but I’m not always in the mood for whatever gets shuffled into play on my daily commute. But there are some songs that I’ll never skip, no matter what mood I’m in. Here are five, in no particular order:

  1. “Sultans of Swing” – Dire Straits. I love the imagery of the song, I love Mark Knopfler’s lead guitar work and the bass line.
  2. “Seven Bridges Road” – The Eagles. Love the a cappella harmony that opens and closes the song.
  3. “The Boxer” – Simon & Garfunkle. Another great one for singing along in harmony, and the story is gripping.
  4. “I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas. If I’m in a good mood, this matches it. If I’m in a bad mood, it lifts me up.
  5. “The Tide is High” – Blondie. The calypso rhythm, so atypical for Blondie, makes me want to get up and merengue.