100 songs every (not-necessarily-Apple-branded) mp3 player should have

Guns n Roses - a true guilty pleasure (don't tell Husband Bear)

So, I saw a list of the 100 songs every iPod should have on news.com.au and, me being the annoyingly opinionated obsessive list-maker I am, I decided to do my own version. The only difference I’ve made to the categories is changing the “remixes” section to “metal songs” because, um, I’m not sure I know what a remix actually is … (*cowers* as remix fans throw smelly things at me). Anyway, I hope you like my list. I’d love to hear what would make yours (as long as it doesn’t include any songs by Nickelback, Rhiannah or Lady Gaga. Or even if it does. I mean, to each their own, but … seriously. Really? Okay, then …).

TEN GREAT SOFT-ROCK SONGS

Father and Son – Cat Stevens

Raindrops keep falling on my head – Fleetwood Mac

Please forgive me – Bryan Adams

Bigger than my body – John Mayer

Fall at your feet – Crowded House

Lady in red – Chris de Burgh

I don’t know much (but I know I love you) – Linda Ronstandt

Killing me softly – Roberta Flack

For the first time – The Script

Have I told you lately that I love you? – Rod Stewart

TEN GREAT BREAK-UP SONGS

You were meant for me – Jewel

Back for Good – Take That

Tallulah – Sonata Arctica

So what – Pink

It’s over now – Paddy Casey

The change in me – Monique Brumby

Sweet Guy – Paul Kelly

Who do you think you are – Spice Girls

It’s a motherf***er – The Eels

Harpoon – Jebediah

TEN GREAT LOVE SONGS

You are so beautiful – Joe Cocker

Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton

You were always on my mind – Willie Nelson

Surrounded – Dream Theater

This old love – Lior

To her door – Paul Kelly

Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits

Shamandalie – Sonata Arctica

Forever – Kamelot

The luckiest – Ben Folds

TEN GREAT BEATLES ALBUM TRACKS

In my life

Paperback writer

Lady Madonna

Run for your life

I’m looking through you

While my guitar gently weeps

Something

Michelle

Eleanor Rigby

Across the universe

TEN GREAT BALLADS

Stand by me (cover) – John Lennon

Angels – Robbie Williams

Don’t dream it’s over – Crowded House

Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls

I’d do anything for love (but I won’t do that) – Meatloaf

I don’t believe you – Pink

Jealous guy – John Lennon

Love lifts us up where we belong – Joe Cocker

Whiter shade of pale – Joe Cocker

Come Monday – Jimmy Buffett

TEN GREAT METAL SONGS

Stranger in a strange land – Iron Maiden

Full moon – Sonata Arctica

Lai lai hei – Ensiferum

The wild rover – Tyr

Beauty and the beast – Nightwish

King of loss – Pain of Salvation

The bard’s song – Blind Guardian

And the druids turned to stone – Ayreon

Unforgiven 2 – Metallica

Chemical wedding – Bruce Dickinson

TEN GREAT SAD SONGS

How to make gravy – Paul Kelly

Hope leaves – Opeth

Please don’t leave me – Pink

The first cut is the deepest – Cat Stevens

Picture window – Ben Folds

Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles

Foolish games – Jewel

Into my arms – Nick Cave

Ashes – Pain of salvation

The curse – Josh Ritter

TEN GREAT CHILL-OUT SONGS

Two shoes – The Cat empire

Yandi – Xavier Rudd

Living – Paddy Casey

People like me, people like you – Clare Bowditch

Wait for love – Josh Ritter

Gypsy girl – Lior

Beautiful world – Take That

Watching the wheels – John Lennon

You know me – Robbie Williams

Secret garden – Bruce Springsteen

TEN GREAT PICK-ME-UP SONGS

Autunm flow – Lior

Sly – The Cat Empire

Can’t get enough of you, baby – Smashmouth

Relight my fire – Take That

Saturday night – The Spice Girls

Dancing in the dark – Bruce Springsteen

On the road again – Willie Nelson

Raise your glass – Pink

Rock DJ – Robbie Williams

Thank you – The Whitlams

TEN GUILTY PLEASURES

Baby did a bad, bad thing – Chris Isaac

Disco queen – pain of Salvation

Wannabe – The Spice Girls

Better the devil you know – Kylie Minogue

Hold me now – The Thompson Twins

Crazy right now – Beyonce

So yesterday – Hilary Duff

Runaway – The Corrs

Dammit – Blink 182

Together again – Janet Jackson