Friday, February 1, 2013

Ben in the Art of Archery

My buds Ben (not myself) and Arch both have birthdays this month, and are getting hitched this year. This was the only pun that I could think of that included both of their names.

Ben in the Art of Archery
  1. Neil Young, "Cinnamon Girl"
  2. Joan Jett and Paul Westerberg, "Let's Do It"
  3. U2, "Desire"
  4. Grateful Dead, "Touch of Grey"
  5. Liz Phair, "Polyester Bride"
  6. Pulp, "Disco 2000"
  7. Hüsker Dü, "Could You Be the One?"
  8. The Zombies, "This Will Be Our Year"
  9. Roy Orbison, "You Got It"
  10. Stiff Little Fingers, "Alternative Ulster"
  11. Tom Petty, "You Wreck Me"
  12. Squeeze, "Tempted"
  13. Matthew Sweet, "Sick of Myself"
  14. Japandroids, "The House That Heaven Built"
  15. Blue Öyster Cult, "Burnin' for You"
  16. The Smiths, "Ask"
  17. David Bowie, "Modern Love"
  18. TV on the Radio, "Second Song"
  19. Elvis Presley, "All Shook Up"
  20. Bruce Springsteen, "Glory Days"
  21. The Beatles, "It's All Too Much"
Arch is the only person I know who likes both Joan Jett and the Replacements as much as I do, so of course I had to include their underrated team-up from the Tank Girl soundtrack, covering Cole Porter's most punk rock song. I'm hoping that Squeeze and the Grateful Dead's biggest hits will work as either introductions or reinforcements, and I'm including Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and a lesser-known George Harrison song in honor of Arch's affinity for the Traveling Wilburys.

There's a vaguely romantic theme here--I guess almost all songs have one, but tracks like "This Will Be Our Year," "Burnin' for You," "Cinnamon Girl" and "You Got It" are especially for these two. Then again, I couldn't help including Stiff Little Fingers and Hüsker Dü. That's what friends are for.


Icy Daylight said...

Love this! Matthew Sweet? "Ask"? Perfect. :-) Happy Groundhog Day!

Ben Apatoff said...

Thanks, you too! Many happy returns.