I spent a fair amount of time scratching my head over some of the categories. Finally, I decided that the answers to some of these depend on my mood at the moment (I believe Tammi said the same thing, or something similar) and the tunes that happen to pop into my head at the time. I doubt that I would ever respond exactly the same way twice, although my responses would always reflect my age.
With that said, here we go:
Four songs that you could listen to over and over:
Let it be Me – The Everly Brothers
Running on Empty – Jackson Browne
Where or When – Dion and the Belmonts
Scotch and Soda – The Kingston Trio
Four songs that drive you up the friggin’ wall:
I Will Follow Him – Little Peggy March
I love him, I love him, I love him
and where he goes, I’ll follow, I’ll follow, I’ll follow
I’ll always be his true love, his true love, his true love
It makes me feel like barfing, like barfing, like barfing.
The Name Game – Shirley Ellis (Some dork always says, “Hey, do Chuck!”)
Wipe Out – Surfaris (I’ve written HERE about why this song drives me farookin’ nuts)
Mariah Carey songs where she enters the shriekosphere.
(Bonus song) Joy to the World (sometimes known as “Jeremiah was a Bullfrog”) – Three Dog Night. (That stupid song has absolutely no redeeming qualitites – None.)
Four songs that you’re embarrassed (or should be) to admit you like:
Winchester Cathedral – The New Vaudeville Band (I got a thing for bassoons)
59th Street Bridge Song (Simon and Garfunkel’s “Feeling Groovy”) – Harper’s Bizarre (Like I said, I got a thing for bassoons)
Indian Lake – The Cowsills (I’ve taken lots of crap over the years each time I admit to this.)
Even Now – Barry Manilow (Actually, I like lots of Barry Manilow’s tunes – So shoot me!)
Four best driving songs:
China Grove – The Doobie Brothers
Rad Gumbo – Little Feat
The Last Time – The Rolling Stones
Pipeline – The Chantays
Four songs that make you cry:
Daddy’s Little Girl
Silver Bells (This was my mother’s favorite Christmas song)
Leavin’ on a Jet Plane – Peter, Paul and Mary
Four best risqué songs:
If you Peek in my Gazebo – Elsa Lanchester (seriously esoteric I admit)
Don’t Go Walking Without Your Hatpin – Elsa Lanchester (see above)
Four best kid songs:
The Theme from Sesame Street
Do Re Mi
Itsy-Bitsy Spider (I learned it as “Inky-Dinky Spider”)
Four songs (hell, pick your own category and fill it in):
No thanks. My hair already hurts.
Now comes the “tagging” part. I won’t “tag” anyone, but there are a few peeps whose answers I think might be interesting. If any of the following are not interested in partaking, no problemo. No problemo whatsoever: GUYK (I figure I might recognize many of his tunes), Eric (I don’t think Robert Service wrote anything that would have been on American Bandstand), and Dogette (because I am always intrigued by anything she has to say).