LAST UPDATED: January 16, 2018.
This will be for my 2018 daily project, in which a new song will be published daily. For those of you who arrived via Facebook and Twitter, please bookmark this page if you wish to follow along, as I will be updating daily but will not be posting a link to this page every day. Or follow this blog! Thank you and enjoy listening along!
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Somehow, someway, I managed to sort through thousands and thousands of songs in my collection and pick out my 365 favorites. I did this by sorting through the most played songs in my media collections, and then moving them about in personal preference. I did this without including any WWE songs, TV theme songs (originals), video game tracks, Christmas songs, or even movie score pieces, so the list is “real” music. Well, it’s all real, but this is based on stuff you could hear on the radio. I do have a few personal preferences in cover material in here, but we’ll get to those along the way.
In my last post, I mentioned who my favorite artists were. You may shocked at how few of those songs make the cut. In some cases, none of them cracked my top 365! You may be surprised as to what comes up. Then again, you may not be. Consider this the countdown to end all music countdowns! Although I’ll definitely do more musical blogs this year.
In any case, I hope you enjoy this list! Be prepared for some surprises. Do you know what my #1 song will be? Each passing week we climb higher up the charts, and #1 will ring in the new year for 2019!
Enjoy the countdown! And remember to check back daily!
MY 365 FAVORITE SONGS OF ALL TIME
Each following date will provide a clue as to what you’ll hear next. See if you can guess what it is!
365. Escape the Fate – “One For The Money“
Although released in 2013, I only discovered this song two years ago, and played it a lot. It’s very catchy, although it’s lyrics are NSFW, unless your work is good with a lot of F-bombs. It’s catchy enough to make this countdown, even if it’s in the last spot. But hey, it beat out literally thousands of other songs for this spot!
364. Hootie & The Blowfish – “Only Wanna Be With You“
While I’ve never been the biggest fan of Hootie & The Blowfish, I’ve always enjoyed this song and the accompanying sports themed music video. Darius Rucker is a country singer now, and a damn good one, even though I’m not a country fan. I give him a lot of respect for that.
363. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “The Impression That I Get“
I’m not a big ska guy, but damn, this song is catchy! Sadly if you like ska you may be disappointed that no other ska will appear on my countdown. Reel Big Fish was considered but did not make the final cut.
362. Helmet – “Unsung“
I don’t recall when I discovered this song, but I remember being excited when it was featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. I was able to see Helmet perform live at Warped Tour in 2006, and I was front row for them. This is still my favorite song of theirs, and probably always will be.
361. Rev Theory – “Hell Yeah“
I discovered this band when they were still a revelation, but when they dropped the -elation in their name, their big hit became my jam for a period of time. I love this song, with its high energy, it makes me want to go out and do…something. And headbang. Lots of headbanging.
360. Fozzy – “Judas“
It was easy to get hooked on Chris Jericho’s band because he’s my favorite wrestler of all time, but it was even easier to stay hooked on Fozzy because of how good they are. Judas is their new single, and the accompanying music video is fascinating to watch. This song is currently my favorite of theirs.
359. R.E.M. – “Everybody Hurts“
I’ve always been a fan of R.E.M., so I don’t remember how I first heard this song, but it’s one of their better songs. It’s also pretty true, every single one of us hurts at some point in our lives, and it’s okay to embrace that side and feel feelings. This is a good song to listen to when you’re feeling down, because it’s surprisingly uplifting despite the somber overtones.
358. Starset – “Monster“
Another one of those songs I discovered last year but have played a lot since then. The music video is unique too, like something out of the OASIS from Ready Player One. I really like this song, and it will probably get bigger for me as the years go on. But since it’s still so new, it won’t be much higher on the list for now.
357. Ghost – “Square Hammer“
A lot of newer songs are down this low, simply because they haven’t been my library that long. This was a 2017 discovery that caught on with me big time. The chorus is insanely catchy and the music video is done very well. But are they just Ghost, or Ghost B.C.? I’m not sure…
356. I Prevail – “Alone“
When I first heard the opening rift for this song on the radio, I thought I was listening to a new Linkin Park track. I was a little disappointed when it wasn’t, but I kept listening anyway. Now this song is part of this elite group of 365 favorite songs, and it only came out last year!
355. Nothing More – “Go To War“
This isn’t the Nothing More song that made me a fan of the band (that will come later) but this track cemented me as a fan of their work. The song has a good message behind it too. Fighting amongst our loved ones can lead to more problems. Everyone can relate to that.
354. The Pretty Reckless – “Take Me Down“
Taylor Momsen was Cindy Lou Who, and she grew up to be…how do I put this? Smoking hot. She’s also an amazing singer. I have a hardcore soft spot for rock & roll bands with female vocalists, so the Pretty Reckless is a band that I have two eyes on. This won’t be the last time you hear Taylor Momsen’s voice on this countdown.
353. Weezer – “Hash Pipe“
I think my first Weezer song was Buddy Holly (popping up later) but this song helped cement me as a Weezer fan. They aren’t a top band for me, but I wouldn’t say no to attending one of their shows. Their songs aren’t usually very heavy sounding as far as overall instrumentals go, but this one does a nice job. Who else has their hash pipes?
352. Twenty One Pilots – “Ride“
This song was on regular rotation in 2016, which caused me to become a fan of it, but it got a lot more play when WWE put it in their 2K17 video game. The video is a lot of fun, as we switch from day to night faster than Castlevania II. I’m a fan of Twenty One Pilots now, but sadly, their other songs didn’t make the final cut here, so this will be the last time I play them on this countdown.
351. The Beatles – “Let It Be“
The classic rock band that sparked the British Invasion has arrived on my countdown with an excellent song. I hope the legacy of the Beatles is one that we’ll never just…let it be. Ahem. I’ll show myself out now. Until tomorrow anyway.
350. The Proclaimers – “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)“
Ahh yes, one of the greatest one hit wonders of all time. While this song is a staple of the movie Benny & Joon starting Johnny Depp, I connect it to my nostalgic childhood where MTV actually, you know, played music videos. This song will never get old no matter what.
349. CLUE: German Metal! With American Overtones!