It’s time to play fuck, marry, or kill! But instead of celebrities or characters, we’re going to have to choose between songs with the same name or theme. Read More FMK: Music Edition
I love YA. Anyone who’s ever said hello to me, seen my bursting bookshelves or gone to a book signing where I’m the oldest one there without a tween in tow, knows that. Read More Interview: Susane Colasanti, YA Author, “All I Need”
Oh, now that this column is firmly in the ’90s, it has already become difficult for me to narrow down my song choices. 1992 was a fantastic year for music. Get in:
1985 had a lot of truly awful and cheesy pop songs, friends, but never fear – we still have ten excellent songs to celebrate this week. Also, I may or may not become overly fixated on everyone’s hair.
Since we’ve reached the end of my ongoing Alphabet Soup column, I’ve spent some time considering how I might continue to satisfy my musical list-making urges. I wanted something with a nice round number, something that keeps giving me the chance to talk about music I love, rather than what is “important.” Sometimes, love and importance overlap, but above all other criteria, I want to talk about the songs that make me say, “Yesss… This.”
Just maybe, just maybe, The Letter J might feature a lot of my favorite songs that start with the word “Just.” What? That’s JUST how it is.
Somewhat predictably, this week, I’ve a lot of songs that start with the word “I” or its variants, but that’s all right. I is for “I love these songs.”
(Alphabet Soup is an ongoing column in which I write glorified love letters to my favorite songs for each letter of the alphabet.)
While making my list, I set some arbitrary rules: five songs listed only in the order that they occur to me, no repeats of artists within the five songs, but with a couple of exceptions, possibly for the sake of filling out a letter. Some letters, obviously, are harder to fill than others. Even if I might have several songs from the same artist that I liked better than others that started with the same letter, I decided to pick one and work some others in. Honorable mentions are listed partially to make up for gaps I have in other letters. (You try and find five favorite songs that start with the letter Q, all right? Because I’m still thinking, even weeks ahead.)
That said, let’s get on to The Letter C: