Katie Nolan asked on Twitter about perfect songs.

I saw her question via Tony Price’s answer. Which was a perfect answer. It really is a perfect song.

I started thinking about what I thought was a perfect song, which turned into perfect songs, which turned into a whole collection of perfect songs. This isn’t really playlist in any curated or ordered sense, just a collection of perfect songs. (This was made off the top of my head over the course of about 30 minutes. I’m sure I’ve missed obvious songs.)

Hip Hop / R&B

“Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)” by Us3

“Formation” by Beyoncé

“Fu-Gee-La” by The Fugees


“Apistat Commander” by Xiu Xiu

“C’Mon C’Mon” by The Von Bondies

“Girlfriend” by Matthew Sweet

“Holiday” by The Get Up Kids

“Keep The Car Running” by The Arcade Fire

“Say It Ain’t So” by Weezer

“Song 2” by Blur

“Tallulah” by Allo Darlin

“Wandering Star” by Poliça

Pop / Rock

“Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman

“Nothing Compares 2 You” by Sinead O’Connor

“Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson

“Smash It Up” by “The (International) Noise Conspiracy”

“Unbelievable” by EMF

“You Get What You Give” by New Radicals

(Post) Hardcore

“Arcarsenal” by At The Drive-In

“Caboose” by Snapcase

“Dead Flag Blues” by Godspeed You! Black Emperor

New Noise by “Refused”

“Of Roots and Wings” by Between Earth And Sky

Punk Rock

“Canada” by The Thermals

“Done Reckoning” by Avail

“Rebel Girl” by Bikini Girl