Top 5 40-year old tunes
If you’re celebrating your 40th wedding anniversary this year, congrats!
To mark the occasion, according to wikipedia, this is your ruby anniversary. A gladiolus would be the appropriate flower to give your spouse or considering you’re acknowledging 4 decades of marriage, I’d suggest splurging and making it gladioli.
Here are 5 of my favourite tunes that also happen to be celebrating their ruby anniversary:
5. Uncle Salty, Aerosmith
Now I wouldn’t necessarily suggest putting this on an anniversary mixtape. Though many wince at the thought of Aerosmith’s mixtape-bound ballads of the 90s, few complain (and nor should they) about Toys in the Attic. It Rocks.
4. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run‘s title track is delightfully over the top. This cover with 2 Springsteens might be even better.
3. Tangled Up In Blue, Bob Dylan
A friend of mine once said this would be his answer if someone put a gun to his head, demanding to know his favourite song. Should I find myself in a similar situation with an inquisitive gunman, I don’t know if I’d be able to answer coherently, but hopefully saying the Blood on the Tracks opener would prevent the spilling of, well, the album name.
2. Kashmir, Led Zeppelin
When I polled the blogging world last year, Houses of the Holy was declared the finest LZ album (though curiously absent from the 1001 list). Physical Graffiti ended up in the bronze medal position but its strongest track gets the upgrade to silver here.
1. ’39, Queen
Favourite track, from my favourite Queen record, named after one of my favourite movies. And I’m working on a punchline about ’39 turning 40 this year, still a work in progress at time of clicking publish.
David Bowie & Neil Young will make appearances over the next few days, enjoy!