>, <<, Repeat: Genius Songs

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There are good songs/lyrics/verses, then there are those so great, so well mastered,

they never get old. Here’s my list (I’m sure I missed a few)…what’s yours?

(songs that make me think, smile and/or cry, are great lyrically, instrumentally, or both)

Estranged (Guns-N-Roses)

Guarantees (Atmosphere)

On The Radio (Regina Spektor)

You & I (Ingrid Michaelson)

Stand By Me (Ben E. King)

Just Begun (Jay Electronica verse)

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How Many Mics (Lauren Hill verse)

Minnesota Nice (Atmosphere -Felipe Cuauhtli verse)

Sound of Da Police (KRS One)

Against All Odds (Phil Collins)

3 The Hard Way (Bahamadia)

Californacation (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

D’Evils (Jay Z)

Landslide (Stevie Nicks/Dixie Chicks remake)

The World Is Yours (Nas)

Protect Ya Neck (Wu Tang)

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Apologize (One Republic)

Leaving New York (REM)

Fix You (Coldplay)

Walking Away (Brother Ali)

House of Cards (Radiohead)

Shame on a N* (Wu Tang- ODB verse)

Elevators (Outkast- Andre 3000, fourth verse)

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John)

Web (The Roots)

Machine Gun Funk (Notorious BIG)

Chasing Pavements (Adele)

Lyndale Avenue User’s Manual (Atmosphere)

Silent Treatment (The Roots)

Simple Kind of Life (No Doubt)

The Rip (Portishead)

Speak Ya Clout (Gangstarr ft. Jeru- Jeru verse)

A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)

 Lithium (Nirvana)

Thank You (Dido)

Give Up The Goods/Shook Ones (Mobb Deep)- toss up

Return of the G (Outkast)

Love Will Never Do (Without You) (Janet Jackson)

What’s Up (4 Non Blondes)

Mass Appeal (Gangstarr)

Songs To Make Your Imagination Run Wild:

(these songs play out in my mind like wonderfully directed movies)

The Waitress (Atmosphere)

Life In Marvelous Times (Mos Def)

(drawing I did a while back on Marvelous Times)

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Ten Crack Commandments (Notorious BIG)

Murder Was The Case (Snoop Dogg)

Permanent Standby (Slug & Murs)

Mind Playing Tricks on Me (Geto Boys)

Henrietta Longbottom (Slug & Murs)

Became (Atmosphere)

Songs That Were Love at First Listen:

(whether heard on tv in short clips, live in concert or on the radio, once was just not enough)

Banshee (Kendra Morris)

Bound for Glory (Tedeschi Trucks Band)

Heartbreak Warfare (John Mayer)

If I Was Your Man (Bruno Mars)

Never Give You Up (The Black Keys)

Disparate Youth (Santigold)

Bob Seger (Atmosphere)

Mirrors (Justin Timberlake)

Dancing On My Own (Robyn)

Time To Pretend (MGMT)

Now Is The Start (A Fine Frenzy)

Tipitina (Professor Longhair)

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