100 Songs to Save Your Life


Music always helps, no matter what you’re going through. So, if you flunk a big test, or you had a really bad breakup, or you just miss someone so bad, it hurts, then listen to my playlist. A hundred songs to save your life. And it should help. – Peyton Sawyer, “One Tree Hill”

Dear Future Offspring,

one tree hillFirst of all, that quote over there is from an episode of One Tree Hill a couple of weeks ago. The line was delivered by Peyton Sawyer, a character I’ve never found interesting until recently. She’s pregnant and there’s a big chance that she’ll die when she gives birth. That’s why she made a time capsule for her future child. You know, just in case she bites it. Look it up. It’s an awesome show.

I’m doing the same thing now, but not because I have a medical condition that may possibly kill me on your birthday. Also, I will not get pregnant. Pay attention to your biology and sex ed classes, OK? I’m doing this because I might be too drunk to explain stuff to you or I might be too busy making love to your hopefully hot mom to talk to you. More importantly, I’m doing this because I believe that what Peyton said is a universal truth. Music always helps, no matter what you’re going through. Music is your best friend. It will never judge you. It will never leave you. It will always be there for you. If nobody is there to listen, you can always listen to your best friend.

I’m giving you this playlist, which I will upload to an iPod soon, to give you a springboard into the world of music. You will eventually develop your own taste in music, but for now, consider this your starter kit. These songs kept me sane during my dark times of depression and drama. These songs accompanied me during my happiest of days. Let this list be your first soundtrack to your triumphs and tragedies. Just don’t dick around with your iPod while driving.

Before I show you the list, let me just say one more thing. DON’T LET ANYBODY DICTATE OR JUDGE YOUR TASTE IN MUSIC. Don’t take shit from glossy mainstream zombies or from pretentious indie assholes. They’re all sheep. And now, Future Offspring, 100 songs to save your life:

  1. 311 – Amber [iTunes]
  2. 4hero – Les Fleur [iTunes]
  3. AC/DC – Highway To Hell
  4. Ace Of Base – The Sign [iTunes]
  5. Anna Caram – Overjoyed
  6. APO Hiking Society – Awit Ng Barkada
  7. Audioslave – Exploder [iTunes]
  8. Bamboo – Noypi
  9. Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) [iTunes]
  10. Be Your Own Pet – Bicycle Bicycle, You Are My Bicycle [iTunes]
  11. Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice [iTunes]
  12. Beastie Boys – Sabotage [iTunes]
  13. The Beatles – Till There Was You [iTunes]
  14. Black Sabbath – Iron Man [iTunes]
  15. Bloc Party – The Pioneers [iTunes]
  16. Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’ [iTunes]
  17. Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry [iTunes]
  18. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer [iTunes]
  19. The Breeders – Cannonball [iTunes]
  20. Brownman Revival – Lintik
  21. Noel Cabangon – Kanlungan
  22. Burning Brides – Heart Full Of Black [iTunes]
  23. Camera Obscura – I Don’t Do Crowds [iTunes]
  24. The Cardigans – Happy Meal 2 [iTunes]
  25. Cinema Bizarre – Love Songs (They Kill Me) [iTunes]
  26. Coldplay – Yellow [iTunes]
  27. Collective Soul – Run [iTunes]
  28. Concrete Blonde – Ghost Riders In The Sky [iTunes]
  29. The Dandy Warhols – Everyday Should Be A Holiday [iTunes]
  30. Dashboard Confessional – Stolen [iTunes]
  31. The Dawn – Salamat
  32. Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water [iTunes]
  33. Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) [iTunes]
  34. Elton John – Tiny Dancer [iTunes]
  35. Eraserheads – Minsan [iTunes]
  36. Eurythmics – I Saved The World Today [iTunes]
  37. Everything But The Girl – I Didn’t Know I Was Looking For Love
  38. Fastball – The Way [iTunes]
  39. Finger Eleven – One Thing [iTunes]
  40. Flobots – Handlebars [iTunes]
  41. Foo Fighters – Walking After You [iTunes]
  42. Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight [iTunes]
  43. The Fray – How To Save A Life [iTunes]
  44. From Autumn To Ashes – Autumn’s Monologue [iTunes]
  45. Gavin Degraw – I Don’t Want To Be [iTunes]
  46. Gin Blossoms – As Long As It Matters [iTunes]
  47. Gomez – We Haven’t Turned Around [iTunes]
  48. Green Day – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams [iTunes]
  49. Greg Jones – Ordinary
  50. Guns N’ Roses – Welcome To The Jungle [iTunes]
  51. Guster – Perfect [iTunes]
  52. Harvey Danger – Flagpole Sitta [iTunes]
  53. Hoobastank – The Reason [iTunes]
  54. Imogen Heap – Hide And Seek [iTunes]
  55. James Carrington – Ache [iTunes]
  56. Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower [iTunes]
  57. Juan Dela Cruz – Ang Himig Natin
  58. Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God [iTunes]
  59. Kula Shaker – Govinda
  60. Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song [iTunes]
  61. Lifehouse – Everything [iTunes]
  62. Lighthouse Family – Lost In Space [iTunes]
  63. Live – Lightning Crashes [iTunes]
  64. Mariah Carey – Sweetheart [iTunes]
  65. Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning [iTunes]
  66. Matt Pond PA – Champagne Supernova [iTunes]
  67. Metallica – Enter Sandman [iTunes]
  68. Metric – Combat Baby [iTunes]
  69. Moby – Porcelain [iTunes]
  70. Modest Mouse – Float On [iTunes]
  71. Nada Surf – All You Need Is Love
  72. Nina Simone – I Wish How I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free [iTunes]
  73. Nine Inch Nails – Just Like You Imagined [iTunes]
  74. Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World [iTunes]
  75. Parokya Ni Edgar – Buloy
  76. Pearl Jam – Better Man [iTunes]
  77. Pixies – Where Is My Mind [iTunes]
  78. Presidents Of The United States Of America – Lump [iTunes]
  79. Rage Against The Machine – Guerilla Radio [iTunes]
  80. Rock N’ Roll Soldiers – Funny Little Feeling [iTunes]
  81. The Rolling Stones – Street Fighting Man [iTunes]
  82. Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Piña Colada Song) [iTunes]
  83. Ryan Adams – Wonderwall [iTunes]
  84. The Script – The Man Who Can’t Be Moved [iTunes]
  85. Sharon Cuneta – Ikaw [iTunes]
  86. Silverchair – The Greatest View [iTunes]
  87. Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore [iTunes]
  88. Snow Patrol – Crazy In Love [iTunes]
  89. Sophie Koh – Creep
  90. Stone Temple Pilots – Plush [iTunes]
  91. Sublime – Santeria [iTunes]
  92. Sugarfree – Los Baños [iTunes]
  93. Tears For Fears – Sowing The Seeds Of Love [iTunes]
  94. Tonic – You Wanted More [iTunes]
  95. U2 – Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of [iTunes]
  96. The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony [iTunes]
  97. The Verve Pipe – The Freshman [iTunes]
  98. Weezer – Hash Pipe [iTunes]
  99. Weezer and Tim Levitch – The Sweater Song
  100. The Who – Baba O’Riley [iTunes]

Artists in bold: Check out their other songs. They’re awesome.

With love,

Future Daddy Baddie

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  • Joel Avatari

    Awesome list!

  • http://yummeh.net Juice

    Great list. I agree with most of 'em.

  • http://blog.ademagnaye.com Ade

    Fuck yeah, 4hero!

  • http://obladi.tumblr.com obladi

    true!

  • Sheenah

    Sunday Morning and all its versions are relaxing. Also, agree on 4Hero and Snow Patrol!

  • http://bigbaddie.com Baddie

    Thanks, guys!

  • http://misswicked.org Miss DrÃ&copy

    I will seriously make a "Baddie's 100" playlist on my iPod with your list above. ;)

  • http://facerockery.bigbaddie.com Baddie

    Aww, thanks, Dre. Heh.

  • Eileen

    me to. im making a "baddie's playlist" on my iPod.

    awesome selection

  • Eileen

    enter sandman reminds me of my highschool days.

    oh, hai baddie.

    astig ka talaga, mahal na ata kita *lol*

  • http://www.chocomanik.blogspot.com/ niki

    AWESOME. Imma make a baddie playlist on my next post yes? Yes.

  • http://facerockery.bigbaddie.com Baddie

    @Niki: Yeheheheeesssss.

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  • http://parawtness.blogspot.com khangkhung

    big ups for foo fighters, imogen heap, and silverchair!

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  • dk

    saw this from Helga's plurk. you are inspiring. you make me want to write something similar, YEY! :)

  • http://facerockery.bigbaddie.com Baddie

    @khangkhung: High five!

    @dk: YAY! Though you should know that when people say that I inspire them, it scares me. I've inspired people to do… things.

  • http://littlebandwitch.livejournal.com Nikki

    i want to do this! :)

    i like that you like that cardigans song, btw..

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  • Pau

    Baba O'Riley should also be on my list.

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  • Anne

    GINOBEAR! Gumawa din ako mahahahaharmn. XD

  • http://alohapenny.i.ph Penneh

    sharon cuneta?? Really Gino?? Sharon??

  • http://facerockery.bigbaddie.com Baddie

    @Nikki: I see that you're already doing this. YAY! Also, I like that you like that I like Happy Meal II.

    @Pau: If it's not on your list, then your list is gay. And can I just say that for years, I thought the title of that song was "Teenage Wasteland"? Wala lang.

    @Anne: HUHYAY!

    @Penny: Yes, really. Why?

  • http://www.dancing-teacosy.blogspot.com jela

    Hi! I got here by way of MLQ3's blog and decided to ehem, ehem, borrow your idea! :)

    Thanks for this cool idea, and thanks for your playlist. I'll be checking some of the songs that you listed.

  • dk

    apparently, LJ does not allow for ping backs, at hindi na piping back yung mga listahan ng mga tao na gumawa neto na nasa LJ :P hehehe

  • http://facerockery.bigbaddie.com Baddie

    @Jela: That's cool. :)

    @DK: That's fine. As long as people are having fun over there, it's a victory for all of us. lulz

  • cj

    permission to make a 100 songs list on my blog pls? ^_^

    *found your blog while perusing the net.

  • jelisa

    awesome list. cheers.

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  • Goldie

    hahaha awesome! noel cabangon, breeders, modest mouse…the list goes on…

  • http://www.twitter.com/obxsurfer21 kurt Peterson

    WHERE THE HELL IS THIRD EYE BLINDS – JUMPER!!!

  • Gamer Dude

    Whoo – Hoo!! Guns N Roses :) Great List! These Songs Are Great

  • silox

    is this your list or Peyton Sawyer from One Tree Hill's list?

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  • poss

    hey thanks for ur list! Good songs!

  • sawa

    Lampshade- Kashmir

    Melpomene- Kashmir

    Turn on Me- The Shins

    A Call To Apathy- The shins

    Drops Of Jupiter- Train

    Hey Soul Sister- Train

    Viva La Vida- Coldplay

    Read My Mind- The Killers

  • sawa

    Vicious- Lou Reed

    Starlight- Muse

    Fans- Kings Of Leon

    Id Rather Dance- Kings Of Convinience

    Better Man- Pearl Jam

    Given to Fly- Pearl Jam

    Guaranteed- Eddie Vedder

    Rise- Eddie Vedder

    100 Years- Five for Fithing

    Chances- Five for Fithing

    Lasso- Phoenix

    Liztomania- Phoenix

    Cannonball- Damien Rice

    Green Eyes- Coldplay

    Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd

    On The Radio- Regina Spektor

    Talk- Coldplay

    Piano Man- Billy Joel

    3 AM- Matchbox 20

    Fix You- Coldplay

    Have You Ever Seen The Rain- Creedance Clearwater.

    How To Save A Life- The Fray

    You Found Me- The Fray

  • sawa

    Why Does It Always Rain On Me- Travis

  • sawa

    Whatever save, change, affect. But it is true, music always helps, no matter what you are going trough

  • Julien

    Is this the list peyton made? or is it your own playsit?

  • rebekah

    Good life by one republic… beautiful

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  • http://computertlc.net Computer Cleanup and

    Okay. I'm 47 and a musician, so sue me. There are. maybe, 25 songs/artists here I recognize. Great post, though.

    Peace,

    Karl A. Krogmann

    Aging Uber Nerd

  • Phill

    I'm 48 and not a musician.

    There are over 50 songs/artists I've heard of.

    At 47/48 you've lived through some of the most awesome music ever, but it hasn't stopped yet.

    A great list, Thanks.

  • Boogiefevuh

    Woah! It's the overplayed 104.3 list in print! I'm certainly not sick of any of these songs.

  • http://jasonmcgorty.com jason

    I'm guessing this is the playlist for a future oldies station when your child's 20. All rather mainstream stuff which almost contradicts your "sheep" comment.

  • http://baddie.tumblr.com Baddie

    @Jason: And I'm guessing you have a problem with reading comprehension. You almost got the point of the blog entry, man. Almost.

  • lis

    dude, wtf. you didn't write Jimi fucking Hendrix on bold?

  • Jack

    a starter kit?! dude, you say that you shouldn't let people dictate your taste in music, but by making this list you're attempting to dictate people's taste. contradiction? i think so

  • http://bigbaddie.com Baddie

    I'm talking to my future offspring, giving them an idea of the kind of songs and artists I like. At best, it's a suggestion on what they should listen to when they're starting to develop their own taste in music. I'm not dictating their taste and I'm definitely not attempting to dictate other people's taste. I don't know where you pulled that conclusion from. Unless by reading this list, your mind can't help but be influenced? Not my problem, dumbass.

  • Wendy

    "DON’T LET ANYBODY DICTATE OR JUDGE YOUR TASTE IN MUSIC. Don’t take shit from glossy mainstream zombies or from pretentious indie assholes. They’re all sheep."

    Amen! This made me go and re-enque "The Reason".

    I think I'll make my own 100 songs list.

  • http://ochibernadas.blogspot.com Ochi

    Listen to Elbi Nights, I find it good, too. I'm not from Elbi but apparently was told that I 'click' with people from Elbi.

  • http://www.japav.in Frederick Bopp

    my sister need this stuff i will bookmark this page ぶっかけ

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  • jaime

    Beautiful by Christina Aguilera

  • Ela

    …and now I’m going to spend the night listening to these songs (I don’t know most of them). This is cool, I want to make my own list, too!

    • http://bigbaddie.com Baddie

      DO IT!

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  • Tosha Anderson

    1 song that saved my life .. Keep On – Tyler Hilton .. aka Chris Keller
    one tree hill saved my life and whenever i feel really down.. i listen to Tyler’s song and i feel like everything’s gonna be okay..

  • lol

    If Everybody Hurts isn’t in here (I may have missed it) then this list is not complete.

  • amy

    is this the real list ?