The president has one. So does Mitt Romney. Last we checked on iTunes, so does Dale Earnhart Jr., Bill Maher, Jackie Chan and “Weird Al” Yankovic. We’re talking playlists, and, if you’re like us, whittling your list of all-time favorite songs down to 10 is more difficult than deciphering a conversation between Ozzy Osbourne and Gary Busey.

Now that our edit team has finalized its lists, we’re turning the turntables on our readers. Roll through your albums and iPods and share your all-time playlist with Boca Raton. Here’s some top 10s to get you started.


Marie Speed, Group Editor

Richie Havens: “Morning, Morning”

Louis Armstrong: “What a Wonderful World”

Marc Cohn: “Walking in Memphis”

John Lennon: “Woman”

David Bowie: “Changes”

Rolling Stones: “Miss You”

Marvin Gaye: “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”

Paul Simon: “Dazzling Blue”

Crosby Stills Nash & Young: “Teach Your Children”

Bob Marley & The Wailers: “Three Little Birds”



John Thomason, A&E Editor

The Mountain Goats: “Commandante”

Neutral Milk Hotel: “Holland, 1945”

Guided By Voices: “Game of Pricks”

The Modern Lovers: “Roadrunner”

The Smiths: “Ask”

Tom Waits: “Hell Broke Luce”

The Magnetic Fields: “I Think I Need a New Heart”

Leonard Cohen: “Democracy”

Laura Cantrell: “Not the Tremblin’ Kind”

The Beach Boys: “God Only Knows”



Kevin Kaminski, Editor

Pearl Jam: “Long Road”

Rush: “The Spirit of Radio”

Starsailor: “Good Souls”

Van Morrison & Roger Waters: “Comfortably Numb”

Dire Straits: “Brothers in Arms”

Chickenfoot: “Future in the Past”

Bob Dylan: “Not Dark Yet”

U2: “Bad”

Linda Perry: “Fill Me Up”

Led Zeppelin: “Since I’ve Been Loving You”


Cassie Morien, Web Editor

M83: "Midnight City"

Bloc Party: "Banquet"

Awesome New Republic: "Dances When"

Passion Pit: "Eyes Like Candles"

The Temper Trap: "Fader"

The Naked & Famous: "Young Blood"

Jimmy Eat World: "Polaris"

Walk The Moon: "Anna Sun"

The Chain Gang of 1974: "Hold On"

Bon Iver: "Beth/Rest"