Welcome back to one of my favorite recurring features (although it does result in some agonizing decisions). Since this is the second go-around, I’m calling it “Songs By The Letter, Side 2.”
The rules are simple, just list your top 25 songs that start with the letter “J”. You can rank them if you want, or just list them in any old order. There was an unofficial house rule last time around to only list one song for each artist, just so there would be greater variety, but you don’t have to follow that if you don’t want to. It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if you found a letter with 25 different Beatles songs and listed them all. If you have fewer than 25, that’s OK, just list what you have. If you’re having too much trouble narrowing it down to only 25 songs, that’s OK too. I’m not the boss of you.
After the letter Z, we’ll have one final post for songs that start with numbers or any other non-alphabetic symbols.
Finally, here’s a link to the first go-around for J in case you’re looking for inspiration.
(Pictured in the header: David Lee Roth in the video for Van Halen’s Jump. The song didn’t make my list, and really, I’ve kind of fallen out of love with pretty much everything after VH’s first album, but I have to admit, David Lee Roth is one hell of a performer. I could have sworn there was a point in the video where he jumped in the air and did a split, but I can’t find a picture of it, so I grabbed this screen shot of mostly Dave with an Alex Van Halen cameo in the background.)