Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Plead the Fifth (playlist)
So, why not a playlist about crime?
I once told my son, when he asked me what a particular song was about, that all songs were about sex. That's a bit oversimplified, but there are certainly a lot of common themes in songs: sex, drugs/alcohol, working, unrequited love, social injustice and crime.
I can probably put most of the songs in my library into one or more of these categories but since I don't have a free day to tackle this organizational project, I'll just stick with my favorite crime-themed songs (in no particular order):
Copperhead Road—Steve Earle
Points of Authority/99 Problems—Jay Z/Linkin Park
Give Me Some Water—Eddie Money
I Fought the Law—The Clash
Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde—Travis Tritt
The Night Chicago Died—Paper Lace
Jail Guitar Doors—The Clash
Been Caught Stealin'—Jane's Addiction
Hot Rod Lincoln—Commander Cody
Smooth Criminal—Michael Jackson
18 and Life—Skid Row
Bitch Better Have My Money—Rihanna
Pancho & Lefty—Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson
Folsom Prison Blues—Johnny Cash
Prison Bound—Social Distortion
Hey Joe—Jimi Hendrix
Gunpowder & Lead—Miranda Lambert
Take the Money and Run—Steve Miller Band
Do you have a favorite song about crime?