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Heave’s Over: Our favorite songs

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Welcome to the final installment of Heave’s Over, our set of staff list pieces leading up to our final day of publication on Friday. Today, our staff gives lists of their top 15 all-time favorite songs. Remember: these are personal favorites, not “best song” lists or whatever. And unless noted otherwise, these lists are in no particular order.

Alex Borkowski

1) Pixies – “Debaser”
2) Wavves – “King of the Beach”
3) tUnE-yArDs – “Hatari”
4) Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – “Bobby Malone Moves Home”
5) Ty Segall – “Caesar”
6) Laura Stevenson and the Cans – “Peachy”
7) Arcade Fire – “The Suburbs”
8 ) LCD Soundsystem – “Dance Yrself Clean”
9) Animal Collective – “Brother Sport”
10) The Mountain Goats – “Jaipur”
11) St. Vincent – “Actor Out of Work”
12) The Velvet Underground – “Heroin”
13) The Flaming Lips – “Do You Realize??”
14) Elliot Smith – “Ballad of Big Nothing”
15) The Beatles – “Octopus’s Garden”

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Chris Osterndorf

1) Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
2) Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream
3) Jimmy Cliff – “The Harder They Come”
4) David Bowie – “Modern Love”
5) Funkadelic – “Can You Get To That”
6) The Rolling Stones – “Gimme Shelter”
7) Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know”
8 ) Soft Cell – “Tainted Love”
9) Robyn – “Dancing On My Own”
10) The Notorious B.I.G. – “Hypnotize”
11) The Police – “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”
12) Steve Winwood – “Higher Love
13) LCD Soundsystem – “Dance Yrself Clean”
14) Kanye West – “Dark Fantasy”
15) The Beatles – “Across The Universe”

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Matt Brassil

1) Led Zeppelin – “Stairway To Heaven”
2) George Gershwin – “Rhapsody In Blue”
3) The Beatles – “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”
4) Elton John – “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”
5) Frank Sinatra – “Fly Me To The Moon”
6) Fall Out Boy feat. Elton John – “Save Rock And Roll”
7) Reel Big Fish – “Everything Sucks”
8 ) Queen feat. David Bowie – “Under Pressure”
9) Hall & Oates – “Rich Girl”
10) Styx – “Come Sail Away”

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Priyu Kulkarni

1) Geto Boys – “My Mind’s Playing Tricks On Me”
2) OutKast – “Slump”
3) Jimi Hendrix – “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”
4) Paul Wall – “Sittin’ Sideways”
5) Eminem – “The Real Slim Shady”
6) Black Sabbath – “Sweet Leaf”
7) The Stooges – “Down On The Street”
8 ) Skee Lo – “I Wish I Was A…”
9) AC/DC – “Hell’s Bells”
10) Oasis – “Columbia”
11) Rollins Band – “Low Self Opinion”
12) Mystikal – “Shake Ya Ass”
13) OV Wright – “Are You Going Where I’m Coming From”
14) Shuggie Otis – “Strawberry Letter 23”
15) Mobb Deep – “Up North Trip”

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Marissa Morales

In ranked order:

1) The Stone Roses – “I Wanna Be Adored”
2) Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”
3) Bloc Party – “Flux”
4) Lush – “Ladykillers”
5) Kanye West – “Power”
6) Massive Attack – “Angel”
7) Everything But The Girl – “Missing (Todd Terry Club Mix)”
8 ) The Clash – “Should I Stay Or Should I Go”
9) Jay Z – “99 Problems”
10) The Temptations – “The Way You Do The Things You Do”
11) Wheatus – “Teenage Dirtbag”
12) Bjork – “Unravel”
13) Mazzy Star – “Fade Into You”
14) Phosphorescent – “Wolves”
15) The B-52s – “Love Shack”

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Cory Clifford

1) Ben E. King – “Stand By Me”
2) David Bowie – “Heroes”
3) The Velvet Underground – “Sweet Jane”
4) Aretha Franklin – “You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman)”
5) Roxy Music – “Beauty Queen”
6) The Kinks – “Strangers”
7) Lee Moses – “My Adorable One”
8 ) UGK feat. OutKast – “International Players Anthem”
9) The Ronettes – “Be My Baby”
10) T. Rex – “Mystic Lady”
11) Louis Prima – “Buona Sera”
12) The Rolling Stones – “Rocks Off”
13) The Clientele – “I Can’t Seem To Make You Mine”
14) The Walkmen – “In The New Year”
15) Lucinda Williams – “Drunken Angel”

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Meghan Bongartz

1) Lyle Lovett – “Flying Shoes”
2) Emmylou Harris – “Red Dirt Girl”
3) Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here”
4) The Clash – “Lost In The Supermarket”
5) Joni Mitchell – “River”
6) The Beatles – “I’ve Just Seen A Face”
7) Simon & Garfunkel – “The Only Living Boy In New York”
8 ) The Beatles – “Norwegian Wood”
9) Simon & Garfunkel – “A Hazy Shade Of Winter”
10) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”
11) Van Morrison – “Moondance”
12) James Taylor – “Blossom”
13) Turtles – “Me and You”
14) Lucinda Williams – “Greenville”
15) Linda Ronstadt – “Tracks Of My Tears”

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Jonathan Mondragon

1) Brand New – “Play Crack The Sky”
2) Radiohead – “How To Disappear Completely (And Never Be Found)”
3) The Appleseed Cast – “On Reflection”
4) Tool – “Wings For Marie/10,000 Days”
5) Boris – “Flood”
6) Animal Collective – “Banshee Beat”
7) Explosions in the Sky – “The Only Moment We Were Alone”
8 ) A Silver Mt. Zion – “There Is A Light”
9) The Clientele – “Lamplight”
10) The Velvet Teen – “A Captive Audience”
11) Liars – “The Other Side Of Mt. Heart Attack”
12) Isis – “From Sinking”
13) Johnny Foreigner – “Things We Should Have Left On The Beach”
14) The National – “The Geese Of Beverly Road”
15) The Dismemberment Plan – “The Jitters”

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

In ranked order:

1) Smashing Pumpkins – “1979”
2) Bruce Springsteen – “Atlantic City”
3) Bomb the Music Industry! – “Syke! Life Is Awesome!”
4) Sigur Ros – “Glosoli”
5) The Mountain Goats – “This Year”
6) Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle – “Don’t Kiss Me Goodbye”
7) OutKast – “Ms. Jackson”
8 ) Avail – “Simple Song”
9) Bloc Party – “Plans”
10) The Good Life – “Album Of The Year”
11) LCD Soundsystem – “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”
12) Iggy Pop – “The Passenger”
13) Andrew WK – “I Get Wet”
14) Souls of Mischief – “’93 ‘Til Infinity”
15) Europe – “The Final Countdown”