Another idea stolen from someone else's LiveJournal. 20 interesting questions, and my answers of the moment:
1. Your favorite song with the name of a city in the title or text.
This is easy. It's gotta be "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" by They Might Be Giants
2. A song you've listened to repeatedly when you were depressed at some point in your life.
"Birds and Ships" from Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg & Wilco (sung, I believe, by Natalie Merchant)
3. Ever bought an entire album just for one song and winded up disliking everything but that song? Gimme that song.
"Fight The Power" from "Fear of a Black Planet" by Public Enemy. Not that it's a bad album, but I wasn't even close to being ready for it when I got it.
4. A song whose lyrics you thought you knew in the past, but about which you later learned you were incorrect.
"Talk About The Passion" from Murmur by REM. It was about 3 months ago when I finally figured out it was "comme bien du temps" (at least that's what I think it is now). I always just sang gibberish when I sang along. Of course, that's what one did when singing to early mumbly-Stiped REM.
5. Your least favorite song on one of your favorite albums of all time.
Another easy one. "Yellow Submarine" from The Beatles' Revolver
6. A song you like by someone you find physically unattractive or otherwise repellent.
"You Never Can Tell" by Chuck Berry. Not the most pleasant mug to gawk at. Plus, there's all that video-taping-woman-using-the-toilet-in-his-restaurant stuff
7. Your favorite song that has expletives in it that's not by Liz Phair.
"Fuck Her Gently" by Tenacious D
8. A song that sounds as if it's by someone British but isn't.
"Harry's Wall" by Loudon Wainwright lll, not because he sounds British, but only because he states his address in the song. It's a London address.
9. A song you like (possibly from your past) that took you forever to finally locate a copy of.
I can't think of any songs that are now difficult to locate.
10. A song that reminds you of spring but doesn't mention spring at all.
"Oblivious" by Aztec Camera. Light and crisp.
11. A song that sounds to you like being happy feels.
"Ranking Full Stop" by The Beat. Is there anything more fun than dancing with a group of people to a ska band?
12. Your favorite song from a non-soundtrack compilation album.
"I Love Paris" by Les Negresse Vertes from Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter
13. A song from your past that would be considered politically incorrect now (and possibly was then).
Can't recall any recorded song that would fit this description. However, there's a version of "I'm a Little Teapot" that I ocassionally sing that's not very correct.
14. A song sung by an overweight person.
Other than my version of "I'm a Little Teapot"? Hmm, I'd say "Move Your Feet" by Junior Senior. I believe Senior is overweight.
15. A song you actually like by an artist you otherwise hate.
"Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor. It's the only song I like by her. I don't hate her, but this is as close as I can come, I guess.
16. A song by a band that features three or more female members.
"Those Memories Of You" by The Trio (Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstat) Not really a band, but close enough.
17. One of the earliest songs that you can remember listening to.
"My Brother Paul" by Stompin' Tom Connors
18. A song you've been mocked by friends for liking.
I've been mocked for having "Oh Sherrie" by Steve Perry in my music collection, even though I don't like him/it. It's there for my wife. I swear.
19. A really good cover version you think no one else has heard.
Cracker performing a countryfied version of "White Riot" by The Clash
20. A song that has helped cheer you up (or empowered you somehow) after a breakup or otherwise difficult situation.
"My City of Ruin" by Bruce Springsteen from America: A Tribute to Heroes