Favorite Songs of the Year 1986-2013

“If music be the food of life, play on!”

I make no bones about the fact that music is precious cargo to me. To that end, I decided, for whatever reason, to list out my favorite songs of the year, starting with my high school graduation date to the current year. These are not facts ma’am, just opinions…so take them as such and stop acting as if you’re about to point that blame-loaded finger of shame at me. Just read on and compare with your own opinions (and share while you’re at it). Do enjoy though.

1986: “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel

1987: “Time Stands Still” by Rush

1988: “Peek-a-Boo” by Siouxsie and the Banshees.

1989: “Fascination Street” by The Cure

1990:  “Bloodletting” by Concrete Blonde

1991: “Kiss them for Me” Siouxsie and the Banshees

1992: “Plush” by Stone Temple Pilots

1993: “Black Tie White Noise” by David Bowie 

1994: “Nutshell” by Alice in Chains

1995:  “More Human Than Human” by White Zombie

1996: “Test for Echo” by Rush

1997: “Lakini’s Juice” by Live

1998: “Happy Landings” by The Fixx

1999: “Burgundy” by Coal Chamber

2000: “Judith” by A Perfect Circle

2001: “Schism” by Tool

2002: “Peaceable Kingdom” by Rush

2003: “Are You Satisfied?” by The Fixx

2004: “Get Some” by Chevelle (inspired the end of Lie Zombie Lie)

2005: “Welcome Home” by Coheed and Cambria

2006: “Evil Angel” by Breaking Benjamin (inspiration for Angel in Endgame)

2007: “No World for Tomorrow” by Coheed and Cambria

2008: “Like a Sunshower” by Journey (one of mine and the wife’s songs)

2009: “Smash the Control Machine” by Otep

2010: “Here we are Juggernaut” by Coheed and Cambria

2011: “Watch You Crawl” by Red

2012: “The Garden” by Rush (close tie with “Entombed” by Deftones)

2013: It’s early, but I’d have to give this one to “Anyone Else” by The Fixx

And there you have it. My favorite song of the year, for the last twenty-eight years. What do you think? What would be your favs?