This has been my favorite of all the All Songs Considered episodes. I love how songs can instantly take you back.... So I started thinking about the most important bands of my college experience. Since my college years were following around my punk rawk boyfriends, most of the music I listened to was far from mainstream. But I thought I'd come up with the top ten popular songs that I feel defined my 4 years of college.
I clarify. These were not my favorite. These were just the most memorable popular songs I can remember.
10. Hoobastank - The Reason
9. Justin Timberlake - Cry Me a River
8. All-American Rejects - Swing Swing
7. Usher - My Boo
6. Blink 182 - I Miss You
5. Outcast - Hey Ya
4. Kelly Clarkson - Since You've Been Gone
3. Good Charlotte - Boys and Girls
2. Dashboard Confessionals - Screaming Infidelities
1. Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
Clearly not as cool as the narrator of All Songs Considered when on his first day as a radio DJ at his university he opened up the mail and saw the newly released single Smells Like Teen Spirit....
But then again. Nothing can compete with that.