Sometimes I'm serious.


All Along the Watchtower, Castles Made of Sand, Manic Depression by The Jimi Hendrix Experience


Machine Gun by Band of Gypsies


Theme from Shaft by Isaac Hayes


Superfly, Get Down by Curtis Mayfield


There Was a Time, Superbad by James Brown


Ramblin’ Man by The Allman Brothers


Til’ I Die, I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times, Caroline No, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, In My Room by The Beach Boys


Thunderstruck, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, For Those About To Rock by AC/DC


Not to Touch the Earth, Light My Fire by The Doors


Dare to Be Stupid, Hardware Store, Midnight Star by Weird Al Yankovic


Tribute by Tenacious D


Many Simpsons songs, Senor Burns and Can I Borrow a Feeling are particularly amazing


Pinball Wizard, Underture, The Song is Over, Won’t Get Fooled Again, Bargain from The Who


The theme songs from Hawaii Five-0, Simpsons, Mission Impossible, A-Team, James Bond


Whistling in the Dark, Dr. Worm, Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might Be Giants


Too Hot to Handle live by Heatwave


I Love Music, Put Your Hands Together, Darling by The O’ Jays


I’m So Glad, I Feel Free, Tales of Brave Ulysses, Deserted Cities of the Heart by Cream


Inner City Blues, I Head it Through the Grapevine, God is Love, I Want You, Where Are We Going? by Marvin Gaye


Old Landmark as performed in The Blues Brothers by James Brown and a large choir


On My Way by Mahalia Jackson


Brown Shoes Don’t Make It, Peaches En Regalia, Plastic People, I Am the Slime, Dancing Fool by Frank Zappa


Soul Sacrifice, Europa by Santana


Smells Like Teen Spirit, Lake of Fire by Nirvana


God is Trying To Tell You Something from The Color Purple soundtrack


Don’t Worry About the Government, This Must be the Place, Once in A Lifetime by Talking Heads


Wig, Give Me Back My Man, Dirty Back Road by The B-52’s


Gray Matter, Nasty Habits by Oingo Boingo


Contusion, My Cherie Amor, Golden Lady, Superwoman, Uptight by Stevie Wonder


Mighty Mighty, Boogie Wonderland, Reasons by Earth, Wind, and Fire


Scarborough Fair, The Boxer, Punky’s Dilemma by Simon and Garfunkel


Rock with You, Black or White, Break of Dawn by Michael Jackson Dancing Machine, I Want You Back, Blame it On the Boogie, Never Can Say Goodbye by The Jackson 5


Darling Nikki, Controversy, Uptown, A Love Bizarre, Fury by Prince


Tomorrow Never Knows, I am the Walrus, Norwegian Wood, Dear Prudence, Across the Universe, And I Love Her, Things We Said Today by The Beatles


Satisfaction, Jumping Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones


Ferries Wear Boots by Black Sabbath


When the Levee Breaks, The Battle of Evermore, How Many More Times, Immigrant Song, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin


Live Wire, Kickstart My Heart by Motley Crue


Smiling Faces by The Undisputed Truth, Temptations


Just My Imagination, My Girl, Losing You by The Temptations


Are You Man Enough, We Got To Get You a Woman by The Four Tops


Farewell to the Crowl by Chumbawumba


Ecstasy by Rusted Root


The Perfect Drug by Nine Inch Nails


Johnny Appleseed by Joe Strummer and the Mescalero’s


Everybody Wants Some, Jump by Van Halen


I Need More Love by Robert Randolph and The Family Band


Soul Man by Sam and Dave


I Will Follow, The Last Night On Earth, Drowning Man By U2


Lost in the Supermarket by The Clash


Devil’s Dance Floor, Drunken Lullabies by Flogging Molly


Bad Luck by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes


So What by Miles Davis


My Favorite Things, Naima by John Coltrane


Waiting in Vain by Bob Marley


Starchild, Standing on The Verge of Getting it On by Parliament/Funkadelic


A Little Tenderness, Shake by Otis Redding


The Lonely Surfer by Jack Nietzsche


Lush Life by Johnny Hartman


My Old Flame by Spike Jones


Jungle Love by Morris Day and The Time


Take the Money and Run, Living in the USA by The Steve Miller Band


You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine by Lou Rawls


Brazil by Frank Sinatra


Ventura Highway, A Horse with No Name by America


Old Man, Keep On Rocking in the Free World, Cinnamon Girl, Harvest Moon, The Needle and the Damage Done by Neil Young


The Residents


Under the Milky Way Tonight by The Church


Fight to Survive from The Bloodsport Soundtrack


Tears of a Clown, More Love by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles


You Keep Me Hanging on by The Supremes


Live for Today by The Grass Roots


Boogie Chillen’ by John Lee Hooker


Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood by The Animals


Incense and Peppermints by Strawberry Alarm Clock


Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry


Heroes, Golden Years, Dead Man Walking by David Bowie


School’s Out by Alice Cooper


Let’s Stay Together, I’m Still in Love With You, Love and Happiness by Al Green


Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Big Love by Fleetwood Mac


Bennie and the Jets, Levon, Madman Across the Water by Elton John


Free Bird by Lynard Skynard


Kiss on My List, I Can't Go For That, One On One by Hall and Oates


Dance to the Music, Stand, Family Affair by Sly and the Family Stone


Live it Up by The Isley Brothers


Money, Another Brick in the Wall, Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd


I Want Your Love, Everybody Dance, Good Times by Chic


Alex Chilton, Bastards of Young, Androgynous by The Replacements


Quadrant 4 by Billy Cobham


Keep it Coming Love by KC and the Sunshine Band


You Should be Dancing by The Bee Gees


Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe by Barry White


Surf Wax America by Weezer


One, Blackened by Metallica


Room for One More by Anthrax


Rooster by Alice in Chains


Turning Japanese by The Vapors


My Sharona by The Knack


You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice by The Lovin’ Spoonful


Welcome to the Jungle by Guns and Roses


Rocky Theme Song, Hearts on Fire from Rocky


Push It to the Limit from Scarface


Layla by Derek and the Dominoes


King of the World, Reeling in the Years, Peg by Steely Dan


Tito Puente


Computer Love by Kraftwerk


I’ll be Around by The Spinners


In a Big Country by Big Country


Summer Madness, Celebration, Ladies Night by Kool and The Gang


Stepping Out by Joe Jackson


Stomp by The Brothers Johnson


Rotting Pinata, Sixteen Candles by Sponge


That’s All by Genesis


Run On by Moby


That’s Just The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby


The theme song from Night Court


Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy


Smokestack Lightning by Howling Wolf


Tetris Theme


Taxi Theme


Axel F


Little Fluffy Clouds by The Orb


This Fire by Franz Ferdinand


Woman by Wolfmother


Jerk it Out by Caesar’s


Clark Gable by The Postal Service


Booty Song by Tim Wilson


What’d I Say by Ray Charles


March of the Swivelheads, Mirror in the Bathroom by The English Beat


Turn Down Day by The Cyrkle


Living in the Past by Jethro Tull


On the Loose by Saga


Rebel Yell, White Wedding, Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol


Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel by The Tavares


Land Down Under, Who Can it Be Now by Men at Work


The Life Divine by John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana


Beck’s Bolero by The Jeff Beck Group


If Life were a musical bits, Hillsong parody, Stairway to Kevin by The Chaser’s


Themes from The Godfather, Mash, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Mash, Quantum Leap, Mad Men,

Grey’s Anatomy, The Twilight Zone, Sanford and Son, Endless Summer, Chips, Price is Right, Jeopardy!


Take Five by Al Jarreau

New Slang by The Shins

Remain by Jose Gonzalez

I'd Rather Dance With You, Failure, Mrs. Cold by The Kings of Convenience

KV Crimes, Pretty Pimpin by Kurt Vile

Don't Forget Who You Are by Miles Kane

Stoned and Starving by Parquet Courts

I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab for Cutie

Native New Yorker by Odyssey

Righteous by Dag

Ordinary People by John Legend

While not my absolute favorite genre of music, I appreciate rap.  I also realize that some of these musicians, like Outkast, Arrested Development, and PM Dawn may not even be considered rap.  Oh well. 


Some of my favorites: 


It’s Like That by Run DMC, One Love by Whodini, Love’s Gonna Get Cha by KRS One, Stay Fly by Three Six Mafia, Big Pimpin’ by Jay Z, White and Nerdy by Weird Al Yankovic, Fight the Power by Public Enemy, Can’t Touch This by MC Hammer, Jump by Kriss Kross, Juicy by Biggie Smalls, Til’ the End of Time by Tupac Shakur, Without Me by Eminem, Eye Know by De La Soul, Bush Knocked Down the Towers by Mos Def, Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, The World is Yours by Nas, Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs and Harmony, Today Was a Good Day by Ice Cube, Diamonds are Forever by Kaye West, Bombs Over Baghdad by Outkast, Reality Used to be a Friend of Mine by PM Dawn, Still Fly by Big Tymers, Mr. Wendel by Arrested Development, The Breaks by Kurtis Blow, Rapper’s Delight by The Sugar Hill Gang, Push It by Salt N’ Pepper, Fantastic Voyage by Coolio, Regulate by Warren G, Sabotage by The Beastie Boys, Hip Hop Hooray by Naughty by Nature, What’s Happening by Common, Insane in the Brain by Cypress Hill, Frontin’ by Pharrell, Let Me Ride by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Eff Grandad by Thugnificent/Lethal Interjection , Pimpin’ All Over the World by Ludacris, I Wish by Too Short, Baby Got Back by Sir Mix A Lot, Rapping Rodney by Rodney Dangerfield, Prosperity by Rhymefest, Step Up by INI