my iPod 100

1. “Hurt” by Johnny Cash (The man in black…Enough said…)

2. “Teardrop” by Massive Attack (An Assassin’s Creed…Purely Zen…Observe…)

3. “Come As You Are” by Nirvana (“…And I swear that I don’t have a gun…”)

4. “6 Underground” by Sneaker Pimps (“Take me down…Six underground…)

5. “Love Rescue Me” by U2 (Love rescue me/Come forth & speak to me/Raise me up & don’t let me fall…)

6. “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden (Two words…Chris Cornell…)

7. “Yellow Ledbetter” by Pearl Jam (Eddie Vedder is one of my favorite people alive…)

8. “Ready or Not” by Fugees (This might be the greatest overall hip-hop track of all time…)

9. “Mad World” by Gary Jules (The movie Donnie Darko picked a timeless masterpiece…)

10. “No Rain” by Blind Melon (Every child in the world should get a bee costume for playtime…)

11. “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson (There is no Top 100 list without MJ…)

12. “Answer” by Sarah McLachlan (The most beautifully haunting song of Sarah’s discography…)

13. “He Got Game” by Public Enemy (Two words…Jesus Shuttlesworth…)

14. “All Apologies” by Nirvana (Their ’93 MTV Unplugged is the greatest live performance ever)

15. “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star (If stranded on a deserted island…This is my one song…)

16. “Paper Planes” by M.I.A. (All I wanna do is….*BANG* *BANG* *BANG* *BANG*…)

17. “Wonderwall” by Oasis (Liam/Noel…You made a timeless classic…Well done, mates…)

18. “Clocks” by Coldplay (On behalf of the entire world…Thank you, Chris Martin…)

19. “Porcelain” by Moby (This song is pure tranquility…Moby…Effing…Rocks…)

20. “Losing My Religion” by REM (Another classic by an ageless bunch of classics…)

21. “Crazy” by Seal (As our homey Ali G would say…Respeck…)

22. “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve (Best One-Hit Wonder of all time…)

23. “Run This Town” by Jay-Z (Who’s gonna run this town tonight…)

24. “Creep” by Radiohead (What the hell am I doing here…I don’t belong here…)

25. “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” by Guns N’ Roses (“Mama…Take this badge from me…”)

26. “The Fly” by U2 (A live U2 concert is the closest that music gets to a religious experience)

27. “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Lorde (Welcome to your life…)

28. “Tom’s Diner” by Suzanne Vega (Song for Hopper’s Nighthawks hanging over my couch)

29. “Freedom” by George Michael (Listen Without Prejudice…Best Album Title Ever)

30. “All I Want Is You” by U2 (The promises we make..From the cradle to the grave..When all I want is you)

31. “She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crowes (The pain gonna make everything alright…)

32. “Where The Streets Have No Name” by Pet Shop Boys (I will always heart Pet Shop Boys…)

33. “Rap Superstar” by Cypress Hill (This song is ringing inside Kevin Garnett’s head all the time)

34. “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman (Simply put…This is one of the baddest songs ever…)

35. “Lose Yourself” by Eminem (This song was played on the way to my first TV interview ever)

36. “Come Undone” by Duran Duran (There was no 1980s without Duran Duran…)

37. “Am I Wrong” by Love Spit Love (I’m so tired of my mood/And sleep comes/With a knife, fork & spoon)

38. “Desire” by U2 (With my red guitar…On fire…)

39. “Ready To Go” by Republica (“Standing on the rooftops..Shout it out..Baby..I’m ready to go”)

40. “Royals” by Lorde (“…And we’ll never be royals…It don’t run in our blood…”)

41. “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers (Jealousy…Turning saints into the sea…)

42. “We Didn’t Start The Fire” by Billy Joel (Greatest musical rock-n-roll history lesson ever)

43. “Father and Son” by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens Unplugged…)

44. “The Rain” by Missy Elliott (“…Against my window…I can’t stand the rain…”)

45. “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi (Jon and Richie @ ’89 MTV Awards is a keeper…)

46. “Carnival” by Natalie Merchant (I am #7866 of her fellow 10,000 Maniacs…)

47. “Hypnotize” by Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie vs. Tupac…Biggie wins…Every time…)

48. “Champagne Supernova” by Oasis (“Someday you will find me…”)

49. “ATLiens” by Outkast (“…Cooler than a polar bear’s toenails…“)

50. “Grey Sky Morning” by Vertical Horizon (“Nothing’s quite the same now…I just say your name now…”)

51. “Mediate” by INXS (“…Don’t suffocate on your own hate…”)

52. “Streets of Philadelphia” by Bruce Springsteen (Greatest soundtrack song ever…)

53. “Heart of The City (Ain’t No Love)” by Jay-Z (American Gangster with Denzel Washington…)

54. “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel (Mr. Gabriel…O Captain, my captain…)

55. “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins (The urban legend drowning story…Enough said…)

56. “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth” by Primitive Radio Gods (Perfect song…)

57. “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by Eurythmics (Annie Lennox…Enough said…)

58. “It’s the End of the World As We Know It” by REM (“…Leonard…Bernstein…“)

59. “Silence” by Delerium & Sarah McLachlin (“I get colder…When the rage in me subsides…”)

60. “Jane Says” by Jane’s Addiction (“…Jane goes…To the store @ 8:00…”)

61. “Tomorrow” by Silverchair (An Australian Kurt Cobain…)

62. “You Don’t Know How It Feels” by Tom Petty (“…So let’s get to the point…Let’s roll…”)

63. “Fields Of Gold” by Sting (Dude…It’s Sting…)

64. “What I Got” by Sublime (“Early in the morning…”)

65. “Hunger Strike” by Temple of the Dog (Eddie Vedder + Chris Cornell = D-U-H…)

66. “One” by U2 (This might be the greatest song ever written…Just saying…)

67. “Tryin’ to Throw Your Arms Around the World” by U2 (Story of my life…Sigh…)

68. “Thank You” by Alanis Morissette (No…Thank you, Alanis…)

69. “Rooster” by Alice in Chains (Layne Staley…All the best ones go young…)

70. “I Knew You Were Waiting” by Aretha Franklin/George Michael (Showing my r-e-s-p-e-c-t…)

71. “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” by U2 (Bono & Batman soundtrack… Enough said…)

72. “Closing Time” by Semisonic (You don’t have to go home…But you can’t stay here…)

73. “Nothingman” by Pearl Jam (If my autobiography were translated into song…)

74. “Speed of Sound” by Coldplay (“All that noise…And all that sound…”)

75. “Southside” by Moby/Gwen Stefani (“Pick up my friends and we hope we won’t die…”)

76. “Rumble in the Jungle” by Fugees/A Tribe Called Quest/Busta Rhymes (Ali…Bumbaye…)

77. “Praise You” by Fatboy Slim (Makes you feel like you’re in a movie scene somewhere…)

78. “Enjoy the Silence” by Depeche Mode (All the best songs about drug addiction…Grrrr…)

79. “If I Ruled the World” by Nas (He is the best lyricist of my time…)

80. “The Long Road” by Eddie Vedder & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (East meets West…)

81. “Orinoco Flow” by Enya (Whenever I walk the Champs Elysees in Paris…)

82. “Sex and Candy” by Marcy Playground (2nd best song of 1990s…)

83. “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley (If you’re not humbled after this song; please check your pulse…)

84. “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” by Jay-Z (Could you brush it off for me…)

85. “What’s Going On” by 4 Non Blondes (“I pray every single day…For a revolution…”)

86. “99 Luftballons” by Nena (The original German version…Not the English one…)

91. “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson (This is meant to collectively guilt us into action…)

92. “Loser” by Beck (My theme song…If I was Radio Raheem, this would be in my boombox…)

93. “Get Connected” by Stereo MCs (The theme song for Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon…)

94. “Be Like Mike” by Gatorade (Greatest commercial song ever…Drink Gatorade…)

95. “Praying for Time” by George Michael (Which is what we should all be doing…)

96. “If I Had A Million Dollars” by Barenaked Ladies (“But not a real green dress, That’s cruel…”)

97. “Born Slippy” by Underworld (One word…Trainspotting…)

98. “Fur Elise” by Beethoven (My favorite classical piece ever…Serenity at its purest…)

99. “If God Will Send His Angels” by U2 (Amen, Bono…Amen…)

100. “Imagine” by John Lennon (Just imagine…)