66 I Got You Split Enz
65 I’m So Excited The Pointer Sisters
64 Astronaut Ass Ponys
63 Spaceage Love Song Flock of Seagulls
62 Inside Out The Mighty Lemon Drops
61 Everywhere You Turn Longwave (You Tube)
60 The Road Frank Turner
59 The Battle of Hampton Roads Titus Andronicus
58 Run Snow Patrol
57 Take A Walk Passion Pit (You Tube)
56 The Way Fastball
55 Love And Anger Kate Bush
54 Keep Slipping Away A Place To Bury Strangers
53 Gravity Superjesus (You Tube)
52 This Corrosion The Sisters Of Mercy
51 Everything Looks Beautiful on Video The Epoxies
50 Last Cigarette Dramarama
65- I was most definitely a part of the Disco Sucks generation, but I always loved this song. Today, I like a lot more songs from that era than I did back then.
64 – With my WOXY devotion, there’s a strong Southwestern Ohio bent to the list, with contributions from The National, the Afghan Whigs, Guided by Voices and the Ass Ponys.
63 – The stupid hair disguised a much better band than how they’re remembered.
59 – At 14 minutes, the longest song on this countdown by a considerable amount. It serves as the final track on Titus Andronicus’ incredible Monitor album, which connects the Civil War to the songwriter’s roots growing up in New Jersey.
54 – A Place to Bury Strangers is a real band, and not just what organized crime in Chicago thinks of Newton County, Indiana. I’ve seen them twice in small clubs, an experience highly recommended for people who enjoy distortion-heavy music, or those who no longer like to possess functional ear drums.
51 – For my money, the Epoxies are simply the greatest new wave band to ever live, and it’s a long way down to No. 2. Oddly, they existed about 20 years after New Wave had pretty much run its course.