Saturday, September 7, 2013

Back to School

Back to School
  1. The Smiths, "The Headmaster Ritual"
  2. Van Halen, "Hot for Teacher"
  3. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, "School Days" 
  4. The Mountain Goats, "Fall of the Star High School Running Back"
  5. John Lee Hooker, "Teachin' the Blues"
  6. Chuck Berry, "School Days"
  7. The Replacements, "Fuck School"
  8. Kanye West, "School Spirit"
  9. The Dubliners, "Schoolday's Over"
  10. Nirvana, "School"
  11. Venom, "Teacher's Pet" 
  12. Otis Redding, "Stay in School (Radio Spot)"
  13. James Brown, "Don't Be a Dropout"
  14. Paul Simon, "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"
  15. Elvis Costello & the Attractions, "Chemistry Class" 
  16. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Catholic School Girls Rule"
  17. Jerry Lee Lewis, "High School Confidential"
  18. Muddy Waters, "Good Morning Little School Girl"
  19. Jethro Tull, "Teacher"
  20. Leonard Cohen, "Teachers"
  21. The Ramones, "Rock 'n' Roll High School"
  22. Pearl Jam, "Jeremy"
  23. Deftones, "Pink Maggit"
  24. Pink Floyd, "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2"
  25. Gwar, "School's Out"


M said...

Love it. Here are some extras that I love...

School Days - The Runaways
High school Lover - Air
Popular - Nada Surf
Underground - Ben Folds Five
The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun - Julie Brown

Ben Apatoff said...

Wow, all great choices! That Air song is my favorite part of The Virgin Suicides, and I didn't even think of "Underground" as a school song, but you're absolutely right. Also, any back to school mix needs "School Days," though I ended up picking the Joan Jett & the Blackhearts version over the Runaways'.

"Popular" is a great song--I remember when it was thought of as a novelty, but Nada Surf has maintained a pretty impressive indie rock career since then.

You don't really hear "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun" much anymore. I still think it's funny, but it's definitely a relic of a more innocent time. There'd be an uproar if it came out today.

M said...

The Virgin Suicides opened me up to AIR and I love Sophia Coppola forever for it.

I totally agree with your assessment of Popular. I remember when it came out and thinking that it was going to be the most annoying song in the world in a few months. The song is STILL awesome.