Route 99

En un destacado blog, y a propósito de un nuevo aniversario de una afamada radio, se gestó la criticadísima iniciativa que instaba a sus lectores a seleccionar 99 de las canciones más representativas de sus vidas. Ardua e ingrata-con las no seleccionadas- tarea de la que en primera instancia me preferí inhibir. Mi mayor objeción, como no, se centraba en lo mezquino que me resultaba pretender reducir toda una vida de canciones a solo míseras noventa y nueve.
Not runs– casi convencido pensé.
Sin embargo, y cuando me aprestaba a cerrar el blog, de pronto decidí arbitrariamente enumerar -sin considerar orden alguno de prelación- las 99 primeras canciones que pude recordar tenían un lugar preferente en el gran soundtrack de mi vida.

Y solo en lo que se refiere a canciones del género rock en idioma ingles así quedo el listado:

1.-Jane Says-Jane’s Addiction
2.-You Can't Always Get What You Want -The Rolling Stones
3.-Piano Man-Billy Joel
4.-Crash Into Me-Dave Mathews Band
5.-Nothingman-Pearl Jam
6.-Just One Day-Anything Box
7.-If You Leave-O.M.D
10.-Konstantine-Something Corporate
11.-Building a Mystery-Sara Mc Lachlan
12.-Gigantic-The Pixies
13.-Just Like Heaven-The Cure
14.-Mr. Brightside-The Killers
15.-Joey-Concrete Blonde
16.-Disarm-Smashing Pumpkins
17.-Jezebel-10,000 Maniacs
18.-Round Here-Counting Crows
19.-I Remember You-Skid Row
20.-Love Bites-Def Leppard
21.-Lightning Crushes-Live
23.-Throwing It All Away-Genesis
24.-Someday-The Strokes
25.-Every You Every Me-Placebo
26.-No Surprises-Radiohead
27.-Secret Garden-Bruce Springsteen
28.-Only Time-Enya
29.-Everybody Hurts-R.E.M
30.-The Blower’s Daughter –Damian Rice
31.-Just the Way It Is –The Rembrandts
32.-Am I Wrong-Love Spit Love
33.-Summertime-The Sundays
34.-You Shook Me All Night Long-AC/DC
35.-I Wanna Be Sedated –The Ramones
36.-Free Fallin'-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
37.-True Blue-Madonna
39.-The Flame-Cheap Trick
40.-Give a Little Love –Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
41.-Electric Blue-Icehouse
42.-Headache-Frank Black
44.-Rent-Pet Shop Boys
46.-Space Oddity-David Bowie
47.-Smells like Teen Spirit-Nirvana
48.-So Lonely-The Police
49.-Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen
50.-Break on Through-The Doors
51.-Every Time I Look at You-Kiss
53.-Hands down-Dashboard Confessional
54.-Never Tear Us Apart-Inxs
55.-Pure-Lightning Seeds
56.-Your Song-Elton John
57.-Brick-Ben Folds Five
58.-Killing in the Name of-Rage against the Machine
59.-Enjoy the Silence-Depeche Mode
60.-Sympathy for the Devil-The Rolling Stones
61.-Downtown Train-Tom Waits
62.-Seven Nation Army-The White Stripes
63.-Like a Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan
64.-Black Rockin beats-The Chemical Brothers
65.-Should I Stay Should I Go-The Clash
66.-Come Undone-Duran Duran
67.-Cocaine-Eric Clapton
68.-Candy-Iggy Pop
69.-Hurt So Good-John Cougar
70.-Goodbye to You-Scandal
71.-Bizarre Love Triangle-New Order
73.-Come Anytime-Hoodoo Gurus
74.-Hold Me Know-The Thompson Twins
75.-I Promise-When in Rome
76.-Push-Matchbox Twenty
78.-Why can’t this be love-Van Halen
79.-Crying Scene-Aztec Camera
80.-I Wanna Be With You-Pretty Boy Floyd
81.-Presence of Love-The Alarm
82.-The Last Splash-The Breeders
83.-Just What I needed-The Cars
84.-Friday Night-The Darkness
85.-Bittersweet Symphony-The Verve
86.-No Woman No Cry-Bob Marley and the Wailers
88.-The Scientist-Coldplay
89.-House of Pain-Faster Pussycat
90.-Hey Jude-The Beatles
91.-Every day is like sunday-Morrisey
92.-Take Me Out-Franz Ferdinand
93- Disc 2000-Pulp
94.-Sure Shot-The Beastie Boys
95.-Hunger Strike-Temple of the Dog
96.-Forever Young-Alphaville
97.-Beatiful Girl-Inxs
98.-Missing-Everything but the Girl

[Mr.Brightside-The Killers]