Bowling For Soup – “Running Away From Your Dad” from the album Drunk Enough To Dance
I have a decent amount of Bowling for Soup in my collection, and I think they can be quite catchy when it comes down to it. This song though, is not one of those times.
Black Flag – “Rise Above” from the album Damaged
I mean, what can I say about this song that hasn’t already been said; it’s a classic for a reason. Raw, powerful and pure Black Flag. Sidenote about this one, I saw the Street Dogs perform this live one time and it was completely awesome. True story.
Paramore – “Brighter” from the album All We Know Is Falling
I’ll just throw it right out there, I really like Paramore. They’re a good pop-rock band and that’s all there is to it. This isn’t their best song, but it still has a decent hook and Hayley’s voice is still amazingly powerful for being such a little girl (she was around 16/17 when recording this record).
Jack Johnson – “Breakdown” from the album In Between Dreams
I went through a pretty big Jack Johnson phase my senior year of high school while trying to impress this girl who was into him. He’s a solid listen sometimes, but is far from my favorite — especially in February in the North East.
Strike Anywhere – “Antidote” from the Fat Wrecktrospective
These dudes are great and I love when any of their material comes on at any time. Sure a lot of their songs sound like a lot of their other songs, but they’re all great so who cares? On a separate note, the Wrecktrospecive was an absolutely awesome release and was well worth the money.