Three Best Power-Pop Songs, Ev-ahhhhhhhhhPosted: July 31, 2012
My Facebook pal Miss Klaatu recently posted a thread on her FB page. Since she knows many, many peeps in the power-pop universe, she posed the question: what is the best power-pop song of all time? Needless to say, hundreds of songs were nominated. It also led to some spirited debates, e.g., can Styx be considered power-pop? (My 2¢ worth: not just no, but HELL no.)
Myself I nominated about a dozen songs till Miss K gently asked me to cease. But I knew I would need more than one choice. So after significant pondering, here’s my noms for the Top Three Power-Pop Songs Of All Time. Discuss.
#3: “I’m On Fire” by the Dwight Twilley Band (1975)
#2: “I’ve Been Waiting” by Matthew Sweet (1991)
#1: “Have You Ever Been Torn Apart?” by The Spongetones (1984)