Saturday, May 3, 2008

Rock of Ages

13: "Teenage Girl" by the Presidents of the United States of America
14: "When I Grow Up to Be a Man" by the Beach Boys
15: "Stray Cat Blues" by the Rolling Stones
16: "Sweet Little Sixteen" by Chuck Berry
17: "I Saw Her Standing There" by the Beatles
18: "I'm Eighteen" by Alice Cooper
19: "The River" by Bruce Springsteen
20: "Between Seventeen and Twenty" by Elton John
21: "Running on Empty" by Jackson Browne
22: "When Yer 22" by the Flaming Lips
23: "What's My Age Again" by Blink 182
24: "Old Man" by Neil Young
25: "All the Young Dudes" by Mott the Hoople
26: ???
27: "Someone Else's Dream" by Faith Hill
28: "She Works Hard for the Money" by Donna Summer
29: "Indefinitely" by the Old 97's
30: "Crackle and Drag" by Paul Westerberg
31: "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" by Bob Seger
32: "I'm the Greatest" by Ringo Starr
33: "Middle of the Road" by the Pretenders
34: "Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother" by Jerry Jeff Walker
35: "It Was a Very Good Year" by Frank Sinatra

24 comments:

Pike said...

"Sexy and 26," by Stray Cats?

MJN said...

For decades, I've been holding on to "Good Old Rock and Roll" by Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys for age 23. I guess I can let it go now.

MJN said...

34: "Slit Skirts" by Pete Townshend is a little more "rock" than Jerry Jeff Walker.

T. Nawrocki said...

That's true, although "Up Against the Wall" is a great song nevertheless.

It's not hard to be more rock than Faith Hill, so other suggestions for 27 are welcome too.

Joe said...

Recount! Clearly should have started with "Thirteen" by Big Star.

Save the Presidents of the United States for your inevitable summer fruit and vegetable list.

T. Nawrocki said...

"Thirteen" was considered but rejected by the judges because they never actually say "thirteen" in the song.

However, the judges are open to persuasion and/or graft.

Gavin said...

I bet you can expand the list in both directions (although the top priority clearly is filling that nasty hole at 26).

If/when you get all the way back to 3, I nominate Led Zeppelin's "The Ocean."

Joe said...

[Silently weighs kicking the judges asses.]

T. Nawrocki said...

Persuasion? Yes. Bribery? Yes. Threats? Never.

Joe said...

[Silently wondering how the judges are reading his thoughts.]

. . .


[Oh.]

MJN said...

9: "Graceland" by Paul Simon
6: "Memphis, Tennessee" by Chuck Berry

MJN said...

26: "My Fault" by Eminem

Gavin said...

A few runners-up:

16: "It's Money That I Love," Randy Newman
17: Janis Ian, "At Seventeen"
21: Sinead O'Connor, "The Emperor's New Clothes"

Gavin said...

5: "Four Eyes" by Randy Newman

Joe said...

12. "Fuck and Run" by Liz Phair

Gavin said...

10: "Father of Mine" by Everclear

MJN said...

10: "Amazing Journey" by The Who

MJN said...

The old fart end of the spectrum is going to be more difficult to fill in.

64: You already know
65: "Alone Again, Naturally" by Gilbert O'Sullivan

T. Nawrocki said...

68: "Maggie's Farm" by Bob Dylan

MJN said...

40: "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon (also 4)

Rob said...

26: Chic's "26" ("My baby's a 26 / on a scale of 1 to 10")

23: Too Much Joy's "Kicking"

22: The Stratford 4's "Telephone"

28 If: Paul McCartney

best songs that came out when I was the age in the song: Paul Hardcastle’s “19,” Stray Cats’ “Sexy and 17,” and any Pavement song that goes “I’m feeling like a fixture set in 1966.”

Gavin said...

5/6: "Dance Music" by the Mountain Goats

Gavin said...

(also 17, but I figured we were well covered there)

MJN said...

38: "38 Years Old" by The Tragically Hip