Ok, If you are any type of music afficianado you recognize my title for today as being from "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf. I was thinking of days of yore with most (vinyl) albums had ten or twelve tracks - or if you were really fortunate 14. That being said - if you had to come up with your ultimate compilation disc - the (and I will be kind) 14 songs that either speak to you and/or have significance to you. Think about it and here I will give you mine - a very eclectic mix is mine: (1) Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf (2)Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band (3) Gimme Dat Ding - The Pipkins (4)Joy to the World - Doobie Brothers (5)Burning Love - Elvis (6)Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World (Medley) - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (7)Rock and Roll All Nite-Kiss (8)Starkville City Jail-Johnny Cash (9)We Will Rock You/We are the Champions - Queen (10)Last Train to Clarksville- Monkees (11)Pagan Baby - Creedence Clearwater Revival (12)Schools Out - Alice Cooper (13)Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple (14) La Grange - ZZ Top. I gave this a lot of thought and removed some songs and added others , but if I had a gun pointed to my head - this would be my list. My only restrictions were: No more than 14 tracks and one song per artists represented. Obviously I've left off a ton of great music , but each song represented means somethign to me. Like #9 - Listened to it a lot with my Dad - he wore out two 8-tracks with that song & had it on vinyl. #11 off CCR's "Pendulum" album - my friend Larry & I wore out an 8-track of our own listening to that in my '66 Chevy Impala SS before & after school. #3 - my kids would probably tell you that if they had to choose a song for me - this would be it - I'm sure they heard it enough in their younger years to get sick of it. (Tough!) I'm not going to list my reasons for each, but I am going to for one last one - #6 - first dance at my wedding w/DKW - but I loved this medley since I first heard it on the (very) short-lived TV series "New Amsterdam" (8 episodes aired Mar/Apr 2008).
Some of the artists on the list I could make compilations of just their songs (i.e. Kiss, CCR, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, etc.) but I kept to my own rules. Think of your own.
Everyone have a great day!