John here ...
Before I dive into my musical choices, I have to comment on Matt's options. Here is a quick rundown of both his latest "mixed tape" and his top ten list of all time:
Sugar – Maroon 5 - didn't know it was necessary to add this one since you can only hear it on the radio every three minutes.
Only the Young - Journey - I freakin love this song too; it is the quintessential 80's soundtrack song. Although I'm embarrassed to admit I've never seen Vision Quest.These Days – Bon Jovi - are they still making music? Does JBJ own the Buffalo Bills or is he the mayor of Rumson?
Until I Find You Again – Richard Marx - I refuse to even look this one up. If I'm not mistaken, Matt went on the Richard Marx/Eric Carmen cruise a few years ago.
Something Big - Shawn Mendes - are we sure this isn't his son's mix? Mendes is opening for Taylor Swift this summer and can be seen all over Disney Channel. Yes, I knew all that off of the top of my head.
Always on Time - Ja Rule and Ashanti - I love not knowing a thing about Ja Rule and I'm going to keep it that way.
Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - this song is so Matt you have no idea.
Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) – Billy Joel - I like
Scream - Usher - you can take the man out of the Bronx, but you can't take the DJ out of ... wait ... what ... did that make sense? It did to me before I started typing it.
And now the top ten list. Wow. Where to begin?
My Way – Frank Sinatra - not necessarily my fave Frank but this song is still all sorts of awesome.
New York State of Mind – Billy Joel - top three BJ song for me
I’ve Got the Power – Snap - is he kidding? Does this actually qualify as a song? Wasn't it just a sound bite at sports arenas in the early 90's? I would pay to watch Matt sing this in his car. Hint. Hint.
If You Don't Know Me By Now - Simply Red - I would honestly consider this on my bottom ten list. Who would possibly want to know this guy? Blech.
How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees - I lean more "More Than a Woman" or "Jive Talkin" but this one is OK.
Looking For an Echo – Kenny Vance - Oh, I didn't realize Matt is 76 years old.
Hotel California –Eagles - I'm not familiar with this song. Must not have been played all that much over the years.
The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy - I'm not buying this one. This is an attempt to come off like a rocker. More likely choice here should be New Edition or Color Me Badd.
Truly – Lionel Richie - I like me some Lionel but not this one all that much.
Lose Yourself - Eminem - one of these things is not like the other ...
Now onto my choices.
In no particular order:
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Blondie - Tide is High
Great White - Save Your Love
Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Sade - King of Sorrow
My Chemical Romance - Sharpest Lives
Van Halen - Unchained
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Silversun Pickups - Substitution
Tesla - What You Give
Van Halen - DOA
Badfinger - No Matter What
System of a Down - Sugar
Pantera - Walk
Green Day - Jesus of Suburbia
Eagles - Peaceful Easy Feeling
Black Crowes - Sometimes Salvation
Def Leppard - Mirror, Mirror
Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling to Pieces
So there you go.
All the musical recommendations you'll ever need.