The Rockstar Ramblings: Five Deserted Island Songs
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We find ourselves in the middle of Summer, a perfect time to break down the five greatest deserted island songs. The only rule is that the song must be from a band (or artist) that was relevant in the eighties and as always is not named after a country (no “Final Countdown” entries accepted).
5. Welcome to The Jungle (Guns N Roses): I’m assuming my island has a tropical setting so the whole “jungle” context should work well. Plus, if you’re lucky and your island has some form of hallucinogen plant growing wild you can sing the “When you’re high you never…” part over and over. It’s important to keep busy.
4. Beautiful Girls (Van Halen): Should a six pack somehow find its way to the island I can’t think of a more appropriate song to be playing when you crack open the first beer.
3. Bang Your Head (Quiet Riot): Sounds good when climbing palm trees looking for coconuts or are just beginning to go crazy.
2. Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne): For when you go completely crazy.
1. Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue): To never be played unless you see a rescue boat (or plane or raft with several six packs) heading toward you. You will be glad you had this one.
David S. Grant is the author of books Corporate Porn, Bleach|Blackout, Hollywood Ending, Emotionless Souls, and The Last Breakfast. His new novel, Blood-the New Red, will be available this fall. For more information please go to http://www.davidsgrant.com.
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