10×10 — a Playlist

Earlier this week Katie asked me to list my top 5 or 10 bands. A simple ask that requires somewhat little thinking … but that wasn’t good enough for me. I whipped out my sketchbook and pen and I not only jotted down who I thought my top 10 bands were, but I pitted them against each other in a Battle of the Bands to determine the TRUE top 10.

But even then, that wasn’t good enough. What if I also chose my 10 favorite songs from my 10 favorite bands? And what if I chose them using the same method I chose the order of the bands? That’s right. 10 bands, 10 brackets and 100 songs total to develop the ultimate “top 10” playlist for my Spotify. The list is below, as is a link to the public playlist if you want to damage your hearing.

  1. The Misfits
    • Hybrid Moments
    • Bullet
    • She
    • Mommy, Can I Go Out & Kill Tonight?
    • Where Eagles Dare
    • Last Caress
    • Halloween
    • American Psycho
    • Teenagers From Mars
    • Helena
  2. Ramones
  3. Reel Big Fish
    • I’m Cool
    • All I Want is More
    • Trendy
    • Your Guts (I Hate ’em)
    • I Want Your Girlfriend to be My Girlfriend, Too
    • Sell Out
    • Everything Sucks
    • Beer
    • Nothin’
    • I Dare You to Break My Heart
  4. The Specials
  5. Superdrag
  6. Mutoid Man
  7. KISS
  8. Ghost
    • Square Hammer
    • Cirice
    • Rats
    • Year Zero
    • Monstrance Clock
    • Guleh / Zombie Queen
    • Miasma
    • Mummy Dust
    • Genesis
    • From the Pinnacle to the Pit
  9. Showbread
  10. Velvet Underground

If you want to check out the playlist, see it here.

Otherwise, see y’all tomorrow for a related post.

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