Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Top Five Songs

Hey there, cats and kittens. It’s the first Wednesday of 2012, and we’re all back to the grind after the holidays. Let’s all pour another cup of whatever keeps us going and dive into an LTP, shall we?

Recently, the lovely Slay Belle wrote an article on the five albums that changed her life, and between that post and the comments, I was reminded of why I love you all so very much. No one can say Persephoneers don’t have exquisite taste. For today’s LTP, I’m asking the near impossible. I want to know your five favorite songs of ALL TIME.

I realize this is a tough one, it took me well over an hour to decide on mine.

5. “Under Pressure” Queen + David Bowie

4. “Let it Be” The Beatles

3. “Landslide” Fleetwood Mac

2. “Seed 2.0” The Roots

Did you see these guys live on NBC’s NYE broadcast? Holy shitballs, Batman. I’d listen to this band play “99 Bottles of Beer” and have a braingasm.

1. “Kiss Them For Me” Siouxsie and the Banshees

Happy picking!

One more thing, don’t forget the deadline for the first annual P-mag diorama contest doth approach!

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

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1. I Believe (when I fall in love it will be forever) Stevie Wonder  (main theme to our wedding) along with Amazing Grace by the Dropkick murphys

2. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

3. Galaxie 500 – Reverend Horton Heat

4.Barroom Hero – DropKick Murphys

5.Paradise by the dashboard light – Meat Loaf

honorable mention the whole of the Ministry discography, anything James Mercik Plays (ask SaraB), California Love – 2pac & Dre

Oh man… of all time? Yikes. I know two for sure, one of which will probably be the subject of mockery. I’ll think of the rest…

In No Particular Order:

“Eleanor Rigby” – The Beatles. I remember finding this song so incredibly haunting when I was younger. I think it’s my first Beatles song that I really loved.
“I Think I Love You” – David Cassidy. Shut up.
“You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” – Bob Dylan. I used to walk to work listening to Blood on the Tracks over and over, thinking of a completely musical movie I wanted to write based on that album. Apparently, Dylan already did that. Kind of. I might have to dig out the essay I wrote about this song years ago and post it here.
“Ampersand” – Amanda Palmer. It’s just a devastating song.
“Songbird” – Eva Cassidy. Equally devastating.

Honorable mentions: “Romeo and Juliet” by Dire Straits, “Strong Enough” by Cheryl Crow, and “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac.

OK, I think I’ve got it:

-Here Comes the Sun, Beatles
-We Are the Champions, Queen
-Groove Is in the Heart, Dee Lite
-Romeo and Juliet, Dire Straits
-Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen

Honorable mention to Perfect Circle by R.E.M., The Devil Went Down to Georgia, and the entire Madness catalogue.

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