A lot of people hate The Doors and I get it. The lyrics for the most part are utter drug-fueled nonsense. But I really like Morrison’s voice and Manzarek’s keyboarding. I’m a sucker for needlessly long rock anthems and Light My Fire fits the bill.
The Beach Boys are unique to me in that I don’t love any of their songs but I like about 15 of them equally. I heard them all the time growing up, including their Christmas songs which are surprisingly pretty good.
I was originally going to go with “I Get Around” as it kind of pumps me up but for the first time in my life I actually read the lyrics.
“I’m a real cool head. I’m makin’ real good bread.” What in the world.
I decided on “Good Vibrations” as musically it’s probably their most impressive arrangement. Apparently people smarter than me consider it to be groundbreaking and highly influential to rock and roll for years after.