“The Boy In the Bubble” – Paul Simon. I acknowledge Simon’s place in music history, but his songs never really connected with me. They were my parents’ generation’s songs, not mine. This is the one exception. I’ve always loved it and crank it up any time I hear it, as I did earlier this week on SiriusXM’s The Spectrum station.
“Pale Kings” – Shearwater. One of my three favorite songs of the year (so far). The last line, “Right nooooooooooooooooow!” is perfect for singing along to loudly in the car.
“Strawberry Fields Forever” – The Beatles. With the death of George Martin this week, I had to throw in something he was responsible for. Like all things Beatles, you can argue about which song he produced and arranged was the best, or the biggest achievement. Read up on what Lennon made him do with this track and you’ll understand why this has to be high on the list.