May 26 2011
Jay-Z "Hard Knock Life"
- Hard to knock this cat's successes since he dropped this hit back in the day, easy to forget this was the start to a career that's grown quite a bit since. Plus it samples "Annie," the only musical I ever liked...
M.I.A. "Paper Planes"
- Remember when this was controversial? Sri Lankan provocateuse M.I.A. found mainstream success with this anthemic and catchy song.
X.T.C "Dear God"
- XTC does right on this cut that features a girl singing the first verse of this song. Although in some circles, this was viewed as exploitive; using the innocent to sell adult ideas. Well, I've my own feelings about that but that still ain't sweatshop labor...
Soul II Soul "Get A Life"
- This one takes me back to high school, brings back all the memories; of a young Janet Jackson, Bell Biv Devoe and Jane Child
Pink Floyd "Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2"
- Youth in revolt, absolute classic, most suggested song for this countdown, gotta be number 1...