Cup’s Best of ’06: The Songs
This morning started off perfectly for The Songs post. My shower song was “Crush with Eyeliner,” which got me dancing and singing (way offkey). How can you not love a song with Thurston Moore backing Michael Stipe, and Peter Buck grinding the hell out of that Rickenbacker? And what lovely lyrics: What can I make myself be (fake her) / To make her mine?
Here are the songs I kept playing and singing in 2006:
Beck: “Think I’m in Love”
Belle & Sebastian: “Another Sunny Day”
Johnny Cash: “Rose of My Heart”
Lloyd Cole: “Woman in a Bar”
The Decemberists: “Yankee Bayonets” and “O Valencia!”
Bob Dylan: “The Levee’s Gonna Break”
Flaming Lips: “The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song”
Gnarls Barkley: “Gone Daddy Gone”
Gomez: “See the World”
Minus Five: “Coffee, Cigs, Booze” and “Aw Shit Man”
Mission of Burma: “Donna Sumeria”
Alexi Murdoch: “All My Days”
The Pipettes: “Your Kisses Are Wasted on Me”
Raconteurs: “Steady as She Goes”
Sonic Youth: “Incinerate”
Justin Timberlake: “Sexy Back”
Twilight Singers: “My Time (Has Come)”
I’ll probably think of another 30 by the end of the week, so this list may be updated.
ALBUM OVERLOOK: Add Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins’ Rabbit Fur Coat to the list below. And I really loved Corinne Bailey Rae’s, The Hold Steady’s, and Joanna Newsom’s albums … but they didn’t make the final cut.
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