I want to show my fucker of a stepdad that I’m not a freak.
Foreigner - My mom actually went to a concert of theirs in the late ‘70’s when they came to Marquette. I love all their hits, and it seems like with every great old song where I don’t know the artist, it ends up being Foreigner.
Styx - I became obsessed with them during a roadtrip and bugged my dad to play the “Greatest Hits” CD over and over and over.
QUEEN - They’re actually my 3rd favorite band (after LUDO and Fall Out Boy). I wasn’t a huge fan of them as a youngster, but I’ve recently become obsessed with them.
Aerosmith - I’ve loved them since I was in the womb.
Billy Joel - My whole family loves him. He’s the very best.
Elton John - My mom LOVES him, and it obviously was passed on to me. When he collaborated with FOB, I nearly died from pure joy.
The Beatles - I’m pretty sure it’s a crime to not like them at least a little. My early childhood was filled with The Fab Four, my favorite songs at the time being “Oh Bla Di” and “Yellow Submarine”.
The Eagles - I’m pretty sure they’re my dad’s favorite band. And yes, I absolutely must sing the last line of “Hotel California”.
Journey - Actually, this might be my dad’s favorite band. I was mystified when “Don’t Stop Believin’” became a sleeper hit because I already knew the song by heart.
The reason I have such a penchant for classic rock is because that was what I was raised on. My dad has a massive CD collection, and we would listen to Jefferson Starship, Huey Louis and the News, ZZ Topp, Aerosmith, The Beatles, Foreigner, The Rolling Stones, The Who, QUEEN, Styx, and Billy Joel in the car on roadtrips. He would also only play classic rock stations in the car and in the house. It gave me a deep appreciation for 60’s - 80’s rock, and a love for guitar solos and power ballads. I still get chills when I hear the guitar solo in Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice”, and I knew all the words to “We Are the Champions” before I could even read.
Juke Box Hero - Foreigner
Only the Young - Journey
She’s a Handsome Woman - Panic! at the Disco
End of All Things - Panic! at the Disco
Playing God - Paramore
Heavy in Your Arms - Florence and the Machine
Miracles - Pet Shop Boys
Instrumentality (ft. gabriel) - Screamcatcher
Let’s Get Lost - Samm Neiland
Ox Baker Triumphant - the Mountain Goats
I love learning about people’s taste in music. It tells you so much about them. Like, with my music taste, you know I’m an arty (all the folk and indie I listen to) nerd (LUDO, Weezer, etc) who pretends to be hardcore (Halestorm, Puddle of Mudd, Nirvana, Young Guns) but is actually a nostalgic softie (QUEEN, Aerosmith, Foreigner).