Five Favorite Songs

The other night, Rob and I were taking a drive and listening, once again, to Cecilia and the Sattelite.

"I think this is one of my favorite songs right now," I said.

"Really? Like, is it in your top five favorite songs?" Rob asked.

It was just a little question, but the truth is that your Top Five Favorite Songs is kind of a serious thing. So we spent a few minutes in the car after we got back home, trying to come up with five of our most favorite songs. Most of mine remind me of college or a specific memory, which I think is kind of fun. Here's what I came up with (and why):

  • Marching Bands of Manhattan, Death Cab for Cutie
    • The first DCFC song I ever heard. It mesmerized me--made me stop what I was doing and just close my eyes to listen.
  • How or Ne Me Quitte Pas, Regina Spektor
    • Arguably two of the saddest and happiest-sounding songs of Regina's, respectively. I love them both.
  • Holiday from Real, Jack's Mannequin or Hurricane, Something Corporate
    • Holiday from Real brings back college memories and Hurricane does the same with summer college memories.
  • Breathe Me, Sia
    • This song is used in the series finale of Six Feet Under, a show I've never even seen, but a favorite professor used the clip in a lesson that I'll never forget. Then I played this song on repeat whenever I was nervous or upset or running. It calms me down, makes me think, brings me joy--all the things you could ever want out of a song.
  • Wake Up, Arcade Fire

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What are five (or seven) of your favorite songs?