Top 100 Chill Songs (49-1)

Entertainment, Featured — June 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm by

Babes wraps up his pussy rock countdown.  As Ol’ Casey Kasem would say, “Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars”, you big ol’ puss, you.

by Babes

49. Dock of the Bay-Otis Redding: Throw a little old school in there.

48. Starlight-Muse: Best band out there today.

47. Why Can’t You Be-Third Eye Blind: Why is Stephen Jenkins the best lyricist-he sings about a girls first love being a shower head.

46. Sometime Around Midnight-Airborne Toxic Event: Great depiction of the gut wrenching feeling you get seeing a past love out with someone else.

45. Northern Downpour-Panic At The Disco: One of the most melodic songs I’ve ever heard.

44. Yellow Ledbetter-Pearl Jam: Beautiful song-Can you imagine how much better it would be if you could actually understand what the hell he was saying.

43. Patience-Guns n Roses: Love how in this tune he’s got patience but in “Used To Love Her” he kills the bitch…which one is it Axel?

Yeah, I've been patiently waiting for the original lineup to get back together...assholes.

Yeah, I’ve been patiently waiting for the original lineup to get back together…assholes.

 

42. Close to Me-The Cure: Is that a xylophone I hear?

41. Green Eyes-Coldplay:  “I came here with a load..” don’t we all Chris.

40. Stand Inside Your Love-Smashing Pumpkins: Quite possibly my favorite Pumpkins song that most people probably don’t know about.

39. Please Forgive Me-David Grey: Amazing singer/songwriter-“feels like lightning running through my veins-every time I look at you.” Bet he has a tough time getting laid.

38. Perfect-Smashing Pumpkins: My day automatically gets better when I hear this song.

37. Smile Like You Mean It-The Killers: In my opinion the best band of the 2000’s.

36. Holiday in Spain-Counting Crows: This gem was tucked away as the last song on the Hard Candy album-it’s the quintessential chill song.

35. Chocolate-Snow Patrol: Great song about asking to be forgiven one last time.

34. Kill-Jimmy Eat World: “You kill me, you build me up just to watch me break-I know what I should do but I just can’t walk away.”

33. Good Riddance- Green Day: Has there ever been a better graduation song?

32. Babylon-David Grey: I could listen to this song five times a day and never get tired of it.

31. Come on Get Higher-Matt Nathanson: “I see angels and devils and God when come on-hold on-hold on..” maybe their playing twister?

30. Drops of Jupiter-Train: This song gets you with hook after hook, I really like how it seems to have three  different choruses.

29. Round Here-Counting Crows: Adam Duritz fucking kills it on this classic.

I have no idea who all these white guys are.

I have no idea who all these white guys are.

28. Don’t Go Away-Oasis: Oasis was unstoppable in the nineties and this was just one of multiple mega hits.

27. Fake Plastic Trees- Radiohead:  Thom York’s voice inflection on this classic is out of this world.

26. Beast of Burden-Rolling Stones: My favorite Stones’ song.

25. Take a Picture-Filter:  We’ve all done it; had a night where we can’t remember but Filter makes it sound so good.

24. Deep Inside of You-Third Eye Blind: It’s amazing how Jenkins can be so overtly sexual yet deeply metaphoric at the same time.

23. Tracks of My Tears: Smokey Robinson: Going old school one more time cause old Smokey says it right.

Smokey-before all the creepy plastic surgery.

Smokey-before all the creepy plastic surgery.

22. Ghosts of Jackson Square-Edwin McCain: This is a fantastic song that I’m going to bet you’ve never heard.

21. Ho Hey-The Lumineers: This is my one year old son’s favorite song, and my favorite of this past year.

20. It Stoned Me-Van Morrison: His voice is so amazing, it doesn’t get much better.

19. Warning Sign- Coldplay: Tied for the best band of the 2000’s I should say with The Killers.

18. Fade Into You- Mazzy Star: Beautiful guitar in this tune really brings home the sorrow it’s portraying.

17. Sweet Disposition-The Temper Trap: This song makes me want to go out and paint the town-maybe it was that damn diet coke ad.

16. Romeo and Juliet-The Killers: There are a ton of great covers to this song but the Killers’ version is my favorite.

15. A Letter To Elise-The Cure: These guys are one of the most influential bands of all time.

The Cure- up to their eyeballs in gayness.

The Cure- up to their eyeballs in gayness.

14. Missed The Boat-Modest Mouse: I love how distinctly unique these guys are.

13. Grace Is Gone-Dave Mathews Band: Love how the sax brings this tune all together.

12. Say Hello And Wave Goodbye-David Grey: If there’s a better breakup song I haven’t heard it.

11. Ms. Potter’s Lullaby-Counting Crows: this song has what seems like ten verses that keep getting better.

10. The World Has Turned And Left Me Here- Weezer:  I love the acoustic guitar in this song that’s mixed with the lead to create this almost upbeat vibe to an otherwise somber song.

9. High and Dry-Radiohead: Another classic Radiohead feel good song! But it’s so good no matter how mellow it gets.

8. Lucky Man-The Verve: this is one of the songs that sparked me to do this list.

7. If I Ever Leave This World Alive-Flogging Molly: this is a song that makes me realize why I love music.

6. Long December-Counting Crows: Almost the kings of my chill list, the Crows kill it with this, their fifth song on the list. “It’s been so long since I’ve seen the ocean-I guess I should.”

5. Into the Mystic-Van Morrison: This is the epitome of a chill song, and one of my favorite songs period.

4-1. I Want You/The Background/Motorcycle Drive By/God of Wine-Third Eye Blind: The last four songs on the debut album by Third Eye Blind are all tied for the top four spots. For me music doesn’t get better then this. Stephen Jenkins lyrics are poetic and deep, yet always real. He speaks of a “fraudulent zodiac” in God of Wine,

In Motorcycle Drive By he sings of last chance reconciliation with a past love that he realized wouldn’t work. In The Background he confesses “I felt you long after we were through,” and in I Want You Jenkins uses amazing imagery to portray a torrid love affair with both a woman and drugs. If you have never had the pleasure of listening to these four songs in a row do yourself a favor babes- it’s what music is all about.

5 Comments

  1. How many corners do I have to turn?
    How many times do I have to learn
    All the love I have is in my mind

    Impressive list. Thanks for adding a song from urban hymes by the verve. Very under rated album from first ong to last song

    Good work

  2. This list is pretty solid. The girl who wrote this sounds kinda hot.

  3. Where’s James Taylor? That guy’s a complete fag.

  4. This list is poetry. My husband thinks we should all get together and hang out. He’s never been with TWO girls before…

  5. The perfect evening: Me,Babes,Third Eye Blind on the hi-fi, and a nice chilled bottle of Kendall Jackson Chardonnay. Heaven.

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