My Top 50 Favorite Songs: 18

18. "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins

I don't care how overplayed it gets, how many comedy films use it as a punchline, how many bands create bad covers that further over-expose it, I will never, ever, get tired of listening to this song, and it will never, ever, lose its power. This song is a perfect example of why I like Phil Collins: his voice is amazing. Plain and simple. All I need is his voice and a perfectly timed drum fill, and I've got chills... but it's not just about that moment, it's the build up to that moment that makes it so powerful. Pop songs like this, I fear, are a thing of the past.

1 comment:

  1. Drinking Miller High Life and banging on that ugly blue carpet in my one-bedroom apartment in the Highland village section of Radfordonia......this trip down memory lane is quite nice sir!