Thursday, December 30, 2010

Love Walks In

Some Hagar-era Van Halen rounding out the year for ya. If I wake up with a song tomorrow, I'll blog it. Otherwise, stay tuned for the statistics from 2010, coming at some point in the near-future at The Songs In My Head. You can peruse the summary from 2009 right here.

Artist: Van Halen
Year: 1986
Rating: Lukewarm

Happy New Year, all! Thanks for singing along these last two years, and for all your support and comments. May the songs in your head this coming year be enjoyable, whether sincerely or ironically.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

Speaks for itself, doesn't it?

Artist: David Cross
Year: 1999
Rating: Hot!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Song Against Sex

Wow. Waking up to an apocalyptic, necrophilic, suicidal, yet somehow upbeat dirge is kind of odd. And a welcome relief to all the classic rock of late.

Artist: Neutral Milk Hotel
Year: 1996
Rating: Luke Hot

Friday, December 10, 2010


The guitar riff instantly registered in my head upon waking this morning. It came soon after a dream in which I was making a martini for an old high school classmate who I really never even knew in high school. One of the most recognizable songs in the rock canon, I never bother to listen to it all the way through anymore when it turns up on the radio, since it's been so ridiculously ubiquitous my whole life. But upon listening now, I realize that the piano outro is pretty much the best part of the song.

Artist: Derek and the Dominoes
Year: 1970
Rating: Warm

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Miss You

An example of a song that's been in my head probably hundreds of times during the course of my life, and yet, today is the first time it's been the *first* song in my head (since starting this blog, at least).

Artist: Rolling Stones
Year: 1978
Rating: Warm