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I’ve been listening to the Hottest 100 of All Time on Triple J and, since I forgot to vote, I was thinking about what my top 10 songs of all time would be.

Now, I know that the songs I’m about to list are by no means the greatest songs ever written or particularly influential on music history, but its what I like so too bad. I’ve made sure I haven’t got more than one song by the same artist though. These are in no particular order, because I can’t decide on a favourite song at the moment:

All Night Thing – Temple of the Dog

I originally listened to Temple of the Dog because Eddie Vedder sang on Hunger Strike. I was a massive Pearl Jam fan when I was about 14-16years old. I ended up falling in love with Chris Cornell’s voice instead and he usurped Eddie Vedder. Especially after Pearl Jam released No Code. This song can be heard in the background in Wayne’s World when they’re in Rob Lowe’s flat, if you were interested.

Why Can’t I Fall in Love? – Ivan Neville

This features on the Pump Up the Volume soundtrack. That soundtrack introduced me to a lot of fantastic bands like Soundgarden, The Pixies and Sonic Youth, but this would have to be my favourite song on it. Kind of sad though.

Plush – Stone Temple Pilots

I actually thought this was Pearl Jam the first time I heard it. Scott Weiland looked kind of like him in that film clip too. The whole Core album was really good actually. This song still makes me grin whenever I hear it.

No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age

I love the guitar riff in this song and the bass bit in the middle. I hate it when you listen to this on the radio and can’t hear that bit.

Even Flow – Pearl Jam

Yeah, there probably are better Pearl Jam songs. But I always wanted to learn the guitar riff in this one or get one of my friends to learn it. None of them ever did though. Hooray for Guitar Hero!

Don’t Go – Yazoo

Since I grew up in the 80’s, there had to be an 80’s song in here somewhere! This song was on the Raiders of the Pop Charts tape I had, so it brings back memories of dancing around the spare room with my sister. And it’s still a good song.

Something I Can Never Have – Nine Inch Nails

It was tough to pick a NIN song because I like so many of them. Realistically, I would probably struggle to limit my favourite NIN songs to 10. I decided on this one. It makes me a little sad though.

The Gentle Art of Making Enemies – Faith No More

Even though I hated the King for a Day album when I first heard it, I liked this song. And it goes off live. Or, rather, I go off when hearing it live. The people around me didn’t seem too fussed either way.

Outshined – Soundgarden

Tough call on choosing a Soundgarden song. I picked this one because the line about feeling Minnesota reminds me of my friend who lives there now. And a crappy movie starring Keanu Reeves and Cameron Diaz, but the less said about that movie the better.

Only one pick left. Damn. Suppose I should make it a good one.

Forty Six & 2 – Tool

I absolutely loved the Aenima album when it came out and this is my favourite song on it. It song just rocks!

That was tough. Depeche Mode, Ash and The Animals nearly got a mention, but were edged out for various reasons. Can’t half tell I was/am a huge grunge fan, huh?

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