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So this meme is that you get a letter, and then you post seven songs beginning with that letter. I, unfortunately, have no sense of proportion, and also had more than seven songs that I wanted to post, so. I doubled it. I feel that these are all fairly iconic songs to me--songs I really remember.

My letter was M.

Mr. Jones, Counting Crows. Normally I find Counting Crows a little whiny and undistinguished, but I love this song. It reminds me of a Picasso painting, and not just because of the reference.

Maybelline, Chuck Berry. This is the most awesome song ever. Ever.

Mack the Knife, Bobby Darin. The CD this song comes from is one of the first my father ever bought me, and I always remembered this song. I've heard the real version, too, but something about Bobby Darin's whooping and the creepy texture of the song against his manic rendering makes it really, really distinctive to me. And kind of scares me, too.

Martha, Tom Waits. I love Tom Waits' weird gravelly voice, and I think this is one of the saddest and most beautiful songs I have in my collection. Also it always makes me think of [ profile] softerthansound.

Major Tom, Shiny Toy Guns. This song is the sequel (threequel?) to David Bowie's Space Oddity and Ashes to Ashes, and I mostly just completely love it. Also it's creepy too.

Mr Levon, Shawn Colvin. I think this song is about the personification of regret. It's also creepy. I like creepy, atmospheric songs. >_>

Modern Don Juan, Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly was one of the first musicians I listened to on a regular basis, and this song cracks me up. It's so silly and fun. And silly.

Me and the Major, Belle and Sebastian. I find this very powerful.

Mira, Carnival. And this song is just--sweet and sad and inexpressibly awesome. Also, her voice is totally weird, but I like it anyway.

Manic Monday, the Bangles. This was MY SONG while I was working this summer. It so truly described the way I felt. And my intense hatred of being a functional, professional human being when I wanted to die.

Misery Loves Company, Emilie Autumn. Emilie Autumn is so gloriously over the top and so self-aware of it. And this song is a perfect example of that.

Me and Bobby McGee, the Grateful Dead. This is Bob Weir's version of the song, which is not Janis Joplin's, which is the best. On the other hand, Bob Weir has a great voice, and I love the Grateful Dead's music. And Rockin' the Rhine was a fantastic tour, UNLIKE SOME.

My Way Out, David Usher. I feel like David Usher's songs, at least the ones I have, really speak to the working class and a desire for something bigger and more and wanting to break away but being kept still by your relationships and responsibilities. This song and Fast Car are two of my very favourites of his.

Mr. Brightside, the Killers. One of the first real rock songs I ever listened to. This is a good song to belt along to in the car. >_>

Tag if you want a letter of your own!

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