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30 day music challenge

Day 21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title.

I never realized how many songs I like fit into this category. Considering what’s going on in my life right now, I should probably go with Rod Stewart’s Maggie May or Simon & Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson, but instead I’m putting Angie by The Rolling Stones at the top of the list. Next is Bobbie Gentry’s Ode to Billie Joe, one of the greatest songs ever. Other favorites include:

Speaking of Brandon Boyd, he’s also been known to sing a few bars of Billie Jean now and then, and he’s been quoted as saying his favorite song ever is Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne. I never loved it, but for him, and because it’s pretty, I’ll offer up the Judy Collins version. Speaking of Judy Collins, there’s a song about her called Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills & Nash. There are lots of songs with the name Ruby in the title, so I’ll only mention a few: Ruby by The Kaiser Chiefs, Ruby Soho by Rancid, and Rubylove by Cat Stevens. I also have to include a few Jenny songs (since that’s my real name), and there are several, the classic of all time being Jenny Jenny by Tommy Tutone. There’s also Jenny by Walk the Moon, Jenny Was a Friend of Mine by The Killers, and Jennifer Juniper by Donovan. And finally, since I named my cat after it, here’s Kiwi by Maroon 5.

30 day music challenge

Day 7: A song to drive to.

I had a tough time choosing this, because there are so many good ones (and I love to drive). I finally remembered this road-trip scene from the movie version of Hair, so I decided to go with the criminally upbeat Good Morning Starshine. Contenders include Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf, Going Up the Country by Canned Heat, Truckin’ by The Grateful Dead, Ramblin’ Man by The Allman Brothers, Take it Easy by The Eagles, Ventura Highway by America, Travelin’ Band by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots, Heaven by Los Lonely Boys, and In a Daydream by The Freddy Jones Band.