What’s on your iPod?

Tom Pilcher

1. “Save Tonight,” Eagle-Eye Cherry.
A middle school classic that we all know and love. Who doesn’t love a good sing-along?
2. “Small Town,” John Cougar Mellencamp.
These lyrics speak truth to me slightly more than the lyrics of Immortal Technique speak to the street-hardened Colin Vize. Put simply, I always have and always will be a small-town guy.
3. “Maggie,” Colin Hay.
I don’t pretend to know anything about music, but I know what I like when I hear it. As soon as I heard some of his songs on “Scrubs,” I had to download his music illegally… so to speak.
4. “Needy Girl,” Chromeo.
If you didn’t see this coming, you obviously don’t know me well enough. Check out Mr. Larry U on June 2 for more details.
5. “Day Man,” Electric Dream Machine.
A song from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” one of the funniest shows on TV. If you haven’t seen it you’re missing out.
6. “Won’t Back Down,” Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
A large chunk of my music collection is classic rock, but being from the north woods and working on construction sites, there’s no way around that.
7. “Pastures of Plenty,” Alison Krauss & Union Station.
I recently became a big fan of bluegrass, especially Union Station. If you didn’t already know, they’re the real band that performs “Man of Constant Sorrow” in the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
8. “It’s Tearing Up My Heart,” *NSYNC.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I enjoy my ’90s boy bands as much as J.B. Sivanich loves the Jonas Brothers. Whether you’ll admit it or not, you know the majority of the words and you love to sing along too.
9. “Bitches Ain’t Shit,” Ben Folds.
I saw Ben live in concert two years ago, and he puts on one hell of a show. This cover of Dr. Dre’s hit is simply genius.
10. “Graduate,” Third Eye Blind.
My love for ’90s music and my rapidly approaching departure from the Lawrence Bubble in June make this a must. Also, I would have loved to have seen them on campus last spring rather than some guy with a computer.

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