10 Tracks That Take You Back and Make You Slack

I work. Usually. And as I work, I like to use Grooveshark to make the day go faster. Getting to handpick what I listen to means that I can increase productivity…

…but it also means I can lose sight of the task at hand and begin to “jam out.” Right there. At my desk. Just screaming at the top of my lungs as if I’m at a concert and no one else can hear me.

Except my secretary does, and she often “checks in on me,” just to make sure I haven’t lost my mind.

Which is debatable. But what on earth could possibly side-track me so much that I’d be playing air guitar like Bill and Ted right there in my office?

Songs with killer intros. You know the ones I’m talking about. The songs that have the best intros are the ones that you seem to get stuck in your heart, right?

The songs that I seem to love the most are the ones who made great first impressions. First impressions are powerful. Why? Because of this: a first impression defines and directs. A good first impression keeps your interest. A bad first impression turns you away.

So, two things:

  1. What do you think about first impressions? Do you agree that a song can make a first impression?
  2. Here’s my list of 10 tracks that take you back and make you slack. These songs always cause me to turn up my radio or iPod or computer. Always.
    1. “Heavy” by Collective Soul
    2. “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve
    3. “Clocks” by Coldplay
    4. “Beautiful Day” by u2
    5. “Thriller” by MJ
    6. “You Get What You Give” by the New Radicals
    7. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
    8. “Wayward Son” by Kansas
    9. “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire
    10. “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N Roses

Like my list? Agree? What did I leave out? And also, why do you think first impressions are so powerful? What do you think about first impressions?

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