1000 Songs that Rock Your World by Dave Thompson; 2011;$19.99;318 pages; Krause Publications, Iola, WI; 978-1-4402-1422-6; purchased from Multnomah County Library’s Title Wave Used Bookstore; 2/17/16-2/19/16
Why did I read this? Because as my cubicle mate Bess says music energizes me when I start the day with music. Music is an important part of my life and I wanted to see what songs others thought important.
Synopsis: This is a list of 1000 songs that many people like. It is broken into categories and there are some long explanations about how the songs were written and what they mean to the people who recorded them. Some of the explanations are longish and some songs have pithy or snarky comments about them and a few are just part of the list. Everyone from ABBA to The Monkees to ZZ Topp are included.
Did I enjoy it? Yes, it was an interesting look at the music of my lifetime going from Bill Haley and The Comets right up to 2007.ld