30 to 30: 30 Songs

| by Bel |

Here is a playlist I made for Melissa, who is turning 30 today, exactly three weeks older than me!

Some of it is very specific to our friendship, but there should be resonance for anyone who listened to a lot of commercial radio in the late 90s.

  1. “Summertime” Dinah Washington band
  2. “Sweet Dreams” Eurythmics
  3. “Here Comes The Hotstepper” Ini Kamoze
  4. “Short Short Man" 20 Fingers, feat. Gillette
  5. “Informer” Snow
  6. “Would I Lie to You?” Charles & Eddie
  7. “Two Steps” Alice Russell
  8. "100 Days, 100 Nights" Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  9. “My Girl Josephine” Supercat
  10. “Kate” Ben Folds Five
  11. “My Sharona” The Knack
  12. "New Age Girl" Deadeye Dick
  13. “Prisoner of Society” The Living End
  14. “Everlong” Foo Fighters
  15. “Tonight Tonight” Smashing Pumpkins
  16. “Pepper” Butthole Surfers
  17. “Santa Monica” Everclear
  18. “What I Got” Sublime
  19. “She Wants To Move” NERD
  20. "Umi Says" Mos Def
  21. “Everything Is Everything” Lauryn Hill
  22. “I'll Be Missing You” Puff Daddy feat Faith Evans
  23. “I Swear” All 4 One
  24. “Head Over Feet” Alanis Morissette
  25. “Stay” Lisa Loeb
  26. “Building A Mystery” Sarah McLachlan
  27. “Father and Son” Cat Stevens
  28. “Everybody Hurts” REM
  29. “Street Spirit” Radiohead
  30. “Exit Music For A Film” Brad Mehldau

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