By: Joe Amlung, Programming Director
It’s a Friday night, your roommate is forcing you to listen to that same mix consisting of Tyler the Creator and Dubsteb (something about the beats' being good.) You just happen to be on your third Vanilla Coke, so you have some sugar-induced confidence going, and you’ve heard enough from “some band you’ve probably never heard of."
So, it’s time to take action: It’s time to take over the playlist, and--as an added bonus--annoy the hell out of your roommate.
Here are 5 classic songs that are sure to drive them crazy.
1. "Purple Rain" - Prince
By itself, this song seems harmless. I mean, come on, everyone loves Prince’s sexy reverb-drenched voice. The key here is to play it every time the word “purple,” is said in conversation. Trust me, it comes up more than you’d think. They’ll be in tears by the time they hear that epic guitar solo for the third time.
2. "More than a Feeling" - Boston
No explanation needed here. Just make sure you play air guitar.
3. "Feliz Navidad" – Jose Feliciano
Bonus point’s if it isn’t the holiday season.
4. "When I Come Around" - Green Day
The kicker here is they’ll have to pretend they hate it. No self-respecting music “aficionado” will ever admit they enjoy a song by Green Day. It’ll drive them crazy trying to hide the smile from their face.
5. "Hotel California" – The Eagles
The dude said it best, “I hate the ******* Eagles, man!” Also, you’ll need to pretend you’re The Jesus (also from the Big Lebowski). The Jesus is introduced earlier in the movie with a cover of Hotel California in the background. Granted, that cover is better than the original, but your roommate won’t be happy that you’re not respecting “The Dude."