25. Hang Me Up To Dry – Cold War Kids (2007; Robbers & Cowards; United States)
Sensational music video, great song, sang along in the Brisbane rain, met them crossing the road.
24. My Brilliant Career – Panics (2002; A House On A Street In A Town I’m From; Australia)
This song has absolutely nothing to do with the book, thank God.
23. The Origin Of Love – John Cameron Mitchell (2001; Hedwig And The Angry Inch; United States)
I did not know the origin of love before hearing this song.
22. Plans – Birds Of Tokyo (2010; Birds Of Tokyo; Australia)
Great song to hear live, great video to watch if you like glass breaking.
21. Forever Young – Youth Group (2006; Casino Twilight Dogs; Australia)
I’ve never been to the dogs at Casino but I assume it doesn’t keep you young.
20. Float On – Modest Mouse (2004; Good News For People Who Love Bad News; United States)
Happiness comes to those who wait. At least flotation will.
19. Fireflies – Owl City (2009; Ocean Eyes; United States)
A song for the dreamers.
18. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5 (2004; Songs About Jane; United States)
The Great Gatsby.
17. Four To The Floor (Thin White Duke Remix) – Starsailor (2004; Silence Is Easy; United Kingdom)
The original is not bad either.
16. See America Right – Mountain Goats (2002; Tallahassee; United States)
I love the passionate intensity of this song.
15. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People (2010; Torches; United States)
I like music videos that show band fraternity. This song is about a high school shooting.
14. Hands Clean – Alanis Morissette (2002; Under Rug Swept; Canada)
I blame her maturity too.
13. Meet Me On The Equinox – Death Cab For Cutie (2009; The Twilight Saga: New Moon; United States)
Just know that everything ends.
12. How Far We’ve Come – Matchbox Twenty (2007; Exile On Mainstream; United States)
11. When You Were Young – Killers (2006; Sam’s Town; United States)
“He doesn’t look a think like Jesus” is an insatiable hook.