Arts, Movies, Music — April 3, 2012 8:49 am

The Panic List

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Growing up my friend Matt Damore (and frequent TPQ contributor) and I used to ask each other our top 5 movies, music, books, villians. We used to come up with ridiculous scenarios about if we came home and found out a killer was loose in our, “What do you do!?”

Well, one question that we never asked, and I’m really mad that we never did because it is a great question,

what 3 songs would you listen to if you only had a few minutes of ordinary hearing left?

Great question right? Well, some folks are getting together to make a documentary based on this idea. It is being filmed by a partially deaf filmmaker. It was official selection at SXSW, so you know it’s good.

So, let’s have it. What would it be? What would your 3 songs be?

Here’s my cool list:

  • Hallelujah Chorus sung by a choir of poor children
  • Opera
  • Beethoven or 99 problems

My Actual, Super Secret List:

  • Anything by Ke$ha
  • Train (not ironically)
  • I wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
OK for real (I think):
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles
  • A Love Supreme – John Coltrane
  • Dazed and Confused – Led Zepplin
This was REALLY hard. Who can pick the last three songs you hear in the way they were meant to be heard, ever again? This list will most definitely change by this afternoon.
What’s yours? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Ohhh, Love Supreme. Good choice.

  • Led Zeppelin – White Summer/Black Mountain Side

    Queen – Who Wants to Live Forever

    Sigur Rós – Samskeyti (live version)

    This was really hard. All the songs I picked do the best job of making me feel a pining for something special that I know is going to be permanently undone. Wow. To think about it really made me think of how sublime the senses actually are. I tend to think of the senses in a merely visceral way, when they’re really windows passageways to the celestial.

    Close calls.

    Moby – First Cool Hive
    Mad Season – River of Deceit.
    Don Henley – The Boys of Summer
    The Cure – Just like Heaven
    Coldplay – A Message
    Boston – Hitch a Ride
    Bob Seger – Night Moves
    Pearl Jam – Indifference
    Scott D. Davis – Piano version of Sweet Child O’ Mine (GnR)
    The Verve – Star Sail

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