Friday, October 15, 2010

Sister in a Race Car

Two final songs before we make it to the top 10!  It's going to be a quick one because I am busy and the day is almost over!

#12 - Sister Christian : Night Ranger - Yeah, I know you are laughing right now.  You're saying, "Night Ranger?  Really?"  Yeah, I know the song is kind of goofy, but I like it.  Truthfully, I didn't think too much of the song until that classic scene in Boogie Nights near the end of the movie.  I hear the song and I think of that great scene.  The scene turned me into a lover of this 1984 song!  The song was Night Ranger's best hit and was written for the drummer's sister, named Christy.  The lead singer thought the words were Sister Christian instead of Sister Christy and after a while singing it like that, the lyrics stuck.  Honestly, I can't wait to sing this song!

#11 - Jerry Was a Race Car Driver : Primus - This 1991 song has the best bass opening of all time.  Seriously.  This was Primus's first single released on a major label and helped propel Primus into the mainstream audience.  The great bass beginning, the funny as hell lyrics, the guitar solo in the middle of the song and the amazing drumming make this not only a great song to listen to, but a song that is going to be a ton of fun to play and honestly, one of my favorite songs!  I can't wait!  The top 10 must be all good songs to kick this song out of the top 10!


Mom said...

looking forward to your top 10. I hope I know most, it not all, of them. I'm happy to say that I do know the two songs you have posted in this piece.

laura b. said...

I sort of like some of those big ballad-y anthams...Sister Christian is cool like that.
I don't know about Primus. That song is kind of funny, but they don't do much for me somehow.
Can't wait to see the top 10!

Miss Sassy Pants said...

I'm not too big of a Sister Christian fan. Too, um... without trying to be too offensive, gay...?

Primus(sucks!) is a fun band. I don't know more than their popular songs from radio play, but the ones I know I enjoy.

I, like everyone else, am looking forward to the top 10. (Because I'm late in commenting, I'm hearing what #10 is as I type this and I'm a fan...)