She's a Knockout
--if you're a woman and you DON'T think this song is all about you, give it a listen and see if that changes your mind.
Counting Blue Cars Depressing? A bit. Something that will get you off your butt and moving? Maybe.
Pain Lies On The Riverside The bass line alone does it for me. How 'bout you?
Run Chicken Run This one is good for running bleachers. Try and find a good, solid, muddy live version if at all possible.
Girl Next Door Because everybody wants to punch out the Prom Queen.
Rumblin' Bass Oh come on! Did you really think I'd exclude my favorite upright bass player? If you like this give Free Bass a whirl too.
ShineIf you do any sort of physical activity and you DON'T like this song, I'll fuss and tell you there's something wrong with you. . . because I just will!
Peace SellsThis is another one with a rockin' bass riff. The lyrics are a good way to end a bad day. Fave line: "Whattayamean I don't pay my bills. . . whydaya think I'm broke?"
The OneYes, it's anothah one, Rodney, and it's totally worth it to hear Mary J say, "Our girl's number one right now."
Get UpSpiritual and positive
The God In MeSee above.
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' OnSimply because it's Jerry Lee
Down the LineThe Polecats cover works well, too. If you are in a psychobilly band and you're reading this. . . if you all could please do a mega-fast cover of Down the Line, I'll be an adoring fan forever! The original is great, as is The Polecats cover, but. . .sometimes I just want something a little bit faster.
I'm open to any suggestions anyone else may have.