What Songs Did I Like in College?


I recently went through the exercise of taking all my mix tapes that I made in college (or shortly thereafter) and created playlists in iTunes based on them. I, in theory, get all of the joy of a playlist I personally created without having to carry around those old cassettes with better sound quality to boot.Of the music I have ripped into iTunes, roughly 10% of those songs ended up on my mix tapes. Some songs made appearances on more than one mix tape. For fun, I decided to list out all the songs that appeared three times or more, combining different versions of the same song. Whether or not you want this potentially disturbing view into my psyche roughly 15-20 years ago is another matter ;)6 Appearances

  • Murder by David Gilmour
  • Desperado by The Eagles

5 Appearances

  • You Don’t Love Me Anymore by Weird Al Yankovic
  • Take the Long Way Home by Supertramp
  • Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Private Investigations by Dire Straits
  • Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

4 Appearances

  • Victim of Live by The Eagles
  • Walk of Life by Dire Straits
  • Summer ’68 by Pink Floyd
  • Soul to Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Pepper
  • Sirius/Eye in the Sky by The Alan Parsons Project
  • Save a Prayer by Duran Duran
  • Pretty Little Ditty by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • On the Turning Away by Pink Floyd
  • On Every Street by Dire Straits
  • Higher Ground by Red Hot Chili Peppers (a cover of that great Stevie Wonder classic)
  • Brain Damage/Eclipse by Pink Floyd

3 Appearances

  • Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
  • What God Wants, Part III by Roger Waters
  • Wasted Time (Reprise) by The Eagles
  • Terminal Frost by Pink Floyd
  • Taste the Pain by by Pink Floyd
  • Sorrow by Pink Floyd
  • Sheep by Pink Floyd
  • Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits
  • Right Now by Van Halen (one of the few post-David Lee Roth songs I actually like)
  • Oh Life (There Must Be More) by Alan Parsons
  • The Logical Song by Supertramp
  • Life’s Been Good by Joe Walsh
  • Let There Be More Light by Pink Floyd
  • Hollywood by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • High Hopes by Pink Floyd
  • Have a Cigar by Pink Floyd (though in one instance, I used the Primus cover, which is also cool)
  • Give a Little Bit by Supertramp
  • Family Man by Pablo Cruise
  • F.M. by Steely Dan
  • Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac
  • Days are Numbers by The Alan Parsons Project
  • Crime of the Century by Supertramp
  • Come in Number 51, Your Time Is Up (a.k.a. Careful With That Axe, Eugene) by Pink Floyd
  • Closer by Nine Inch Nails
  • Castles by Red Hot Chili Peppers (yes, it’s a cover of the Jimi Hendrix Track)
  • Breakfast in America by Supertramp

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