My Five Desert Island Songs

The five songs you would have with you on a desert island and why.

Oh man, picking songs is always hard, even harder than movies. I swear I have a spreadsheet of movies in my head for whenever I need it but to pick 5 songs is too much pressure. I’m going to go with my 5 current songs I’d pick, these could change by next week. These are in no particular order:

Somewhere Only We Know by Keane: This song has a way of lifting me up and sailing me away, which would be convenient when stranded on a dessert island.

Everlong by Foo Fighters: Yes, it’s my song with Manly Man so it has that going for it. It’s also a great song with great lyrics and a little bit of a rock edge too.

Sweetness by Jimmy Eat World: I never ever get sick of this song, it’s both beautiful and energetic.

Standing in the Way of Control by The Gossip: Considering how much I love this song I don’t know why I haven’t really checked out all their other music. This song makes me want to dance like a dancing fool.

Get Over It by Ok Go: Of course there needs to be a song that feels like you are


  1. Alissa

    June 4, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Totally could NOT pick 5 songs. I’m a total music junky.

    OK GO’s I Hate Everyone is a good one. Hahha.

    1. Robin

      June 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm

      @Alissa: Luckily I don’t take music as seriously as I do movies.

  2. Grant

    June 4, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Lost on a desert island would definitely call for the live version of Ina Gadda Da Vida. But not BEER!!! by Psychostick, because it would be a constant reminder that I didn’t have beer. Unless I had beer, in which case BEER!!! would be the official drinking song.

  3. Shelli

    June 6, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I’m going to have to do this meme. All the cool kids are doing it.

    I don’t think I know any of those songs. sigh Guess I’m not cool

    1. Robin

      June 8, 2010 at 8:00 am

      @Shelli: Do NOT say no to memes.

  4. B

    June 6, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I’m not sure I could pick just 5!

    1. Robin

      June 8, 2010 at 8:00 am

      @B: it’s not easy, I tried not to stress about it too much.

  5. Liz Hill

    June 8, 2010 at 12:29 am

    I’ll have to check these out. It is too much pressure to pick just fuve.

    1. Robin

      June 8, 2010 at 8:03 am

      @Liz Hill: Yeah I tried to not worry about it too much and just go with the flow, whatever came to mind.

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