All-time favorite songs

Or, what I’d want on my MP3 player if stuck on a deserted island (with rechargeable batteries and a solar-powered battery charger). A bunch of songs have been left off simply because they’ve been played to death. Some songs are on here simply because I like (try) to sing along, or maybe it has a killer riff/refrain/sequence but the rest of the song is nothing special. 🙂 This page uses affiliate links.

The list, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

  • A Day in the Life – The Beatles
  • Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
  • Ain’t That a Shame – Cheap Trick
  • All Of Me – John Legend
  • All Of Me – Willie Nelson
  • All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye – John Mayer
  • American Girl – Tom Petty
  • American Pie – Don McLean
  • Baby Hold On – Dixie Chicks
  • Backstreets – Bruce Springsteen
  • Bad – U2
  • Baila Me – Gipsy Kings
  • Bambaleo – Gipsy Kings
  • Beat It – Michael Jackson
  • Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
  • Been In Love Before – Cutting Crew
  • Believe – Cher
  • Beyond Belief – Elvis Costello
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  • Bitch – Meredith Brooks
  • Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
  • Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – Willie Nelson
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  • Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  • Boys of Summer – Don Henley
  • Broken Wings – Mr. Mister
  • Burn Down the Mission – Elton John
  • Can’t Speak French – Girls Aloud
  • Can’t You See – Marshall Tucker Band
  • Casual Conversations – Supertramp
  • Children Of The World – Amy Grant
  • China Girl – David Bowie
  • Classical Gas – Mason Williams
  • Coast Of Marseilles – Jimmy Buffett
  • Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  • Coming to America – Airo
  • Constant Craving – k.d. lang
  • Corinna, Corinna – George Winston
  • Crocodile Rock – Elton John
  • Cruel To Be Kind – Nick Lowe
  • Crying – Roy Orbison with k.d. lang
  • Daughters – John Mayer
  • Day After Day – The Alan Parsons Project
  • Desire – U2
  • Died In Your Arms – Cutting Crew
  • Diving To Be Deeper – Sinéad Lohan
  • Do You Believe In Love – Huey Lewis
  • Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
  • Don’t Bring Me Down – Electric Light Orchestra
  • Don’t Leave Home – Dido
  • Don’t Let It Show – The Alan Parsons Project
  • Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Santa Esmeralda
  • Downstream – Supertramp
  • Drifting – Enya
  • Drive – The Cars
  • Driving With the Brakes On – Del Amitri
  • Every Kinda People – Robert Palmer
  • Every Time You Go Away – Paul Young
  • Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
  • Everybody Knows – Leonard Cohen
  • Everybody’s Talkin’ at Me – Harry Nilsson
  • Everyone Will Crawl – Charlie Sexton
  • Faith – George Michael
  • Fallen – Delerium
  • Fantasy – Earth
  • Father Figure – George Michael
  • Feel – Marié Digby
  • Fernando – ABBA
  • Fly at Night – Chilliwack
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown – Flatt and Scruggs
  • Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks
  • From Rusholme With Love – Mint Royale
  • Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding – Elton John
  • Girl – The Beatles
  • Give a Little Bit – Supertramp
  • Give It Everything – Al Green
  • Going Up The Country – Canned Heat
  • Hallelujah – Lind, Holm, Fuentes, Nilsen
  • Hamburg Song – Keane
  • Happy Xmas – John Lennon
  • Harmony – Elton John
  • Have A Little Faith In Me – John Hiatt
  • Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Bublé
  • Help Me Rhonda – Beach Boys
  • Hey Ya! – Outkast
  • Hold On Tight – Electric Light Orchestra
  • Holding Back the Tears – Simply Red
  • Home – Afrikan Dreamland
  • Home – Marc Broussard
  • Home – Michael Bublé
  • Hurt – Christina Aguilera
  • I Believe In Love (Evil Queen Mix) – Lily Collins
  • I Don’t Care Anymore – Phil Collins
  • I Don’t Want To Talk About It – Rod Stewart
  • I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
  • I Started a Joke – The Bee Gees
  • I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
  • I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  • I’m Alright – Kenny Loggins
  • I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen
  • Imagine – John Lennon
  • Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
  • In The Mood – Glenn Miller
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny) – A.R. Rahman
  • Joey – Concrete Blonde
  • Joy – George Winston
  • Just What I Needed – The Cars
  • Lady In Red – Chris De Burgh
  • Levon – Elton John
  • Lido Shuffle – Boz Scaggs
  • Lights – Journey
  • Lovers in Japan – Coldplay
  • Lucky – Jason Mraz with Colbie Caillat
  • Luna de Paris – DiBlasio
  • Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin
  • Mandinka – Sinéad O’Conner
  • Maneater – Hall and Oates
  • Marble Halls – Enya
  • Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
  • Meanin’ So Much – Burton Cummings
  • Mississippi – Train
  • Modern Love – David Bowie
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens
  • Mr Saxobeat – Alexandra Stan
  • Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
  • On the Road Again – Canned Heat
  • On the Road Again – Willie Nelson
  • One – U2
  • One Moment More – Mindy Smith
  • Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel
  • Only Time – Enya
  • One Tree Hill – U2
  • Part of the Union – Strawbs
  • Pretty Woman – Van Halen
  • Release – Afro Celt Sound System
  • Restoration Medley – Paul Cardall
  • Roads To Moscow – Al Stewart
  • Rocket Man – Elton John
  • Rock The Boat – Hues Corporation
  • Rods and Cones – Blue Man Group
  • Round Here – Counting Crows
  • Sacred Love – Airo
  • Samba Pa Ti – Santana
  • Sandman – George Winston
  • Say (All I Need) – OneRepublic
  • School – Supertramp
  • Shadowboxer – Fiona Apple
  • Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  • Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine
  • Shameless – Garth Brooks
  • She’s Always a Woman – Billy Joel
  • She’s Gone – Hall and Oates
  • She’s the One – Bruce Springsteen
  • Simply Irresistible – Robert Palmer
  • Some Guys Have All The Luck – Rod Stewart
  • Something Better – Chilliwack
  • Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
  • Stop and Stare – OneRepublic
  • Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen
  • Sunset Grill – Don Henley
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns n’ Roses
  • Tell Her This – Del Amitri
  • Thanksgiving – George Winston
  • That’s The Way I Like It – K.C. and The Sunshine Band
  • The Living Years – Mike and The Mechanics
  • The Story – Brandi Carlile
  • This Is How A Heart Breaks – Rob Thomas
  • To Ramona – Sinéad Lohan
  • Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
  • Turn Me Loose – Loverboy
  • Turn To Stone – Electric Light Orchestra
  • Under the Wishing Tree – Charlie Sexton
  • Veronica – Elvis Costello
  • Vincent – Don McLean
  • Viva La Vida (Live) – Coldplay
  • Wait and See – Canned Heat
  • Walking On A Thin Line – Huey Lewis
  • Weight of the World (Live) – Blue October
  • What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
  • When Doves Cry – Prince
  • Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
  • With or Without You – U2
  • Without You – Harry Nilsson
  • Wonderful World – Israel Ka’ano’i Kamakawiwo’ole
  • Worn Me Down – Rachael Yamagata
  • Wouldn’t It Be Nice – Beach Boys
  • You and I Both – Jason Mraz
  • You Make My Dreams – Hall and Oates
  • You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – The Beatles