Songs about full days all the way up to eternity.
Yesterday, in part one of this stupid list ordering songs about time from shortest to longest, I posted songs from Whitney Houston’s One Moment in Time up to Frank Sinatra’s Night and Day.
Today, we finish the job.
1 | April 29, 1992 (Miami) by Sublime
This song refers to one specific date in one specific year; it’s about when the Rodney King riots began. Strangely, April 29th, 1992, is the correct date they started… but the first lyrics of the song begins “April 26th, 1992.”
2 | First of the Month by Bone, Thugs ‘N Harmony
This just barely beat out 4th of July, Asbury Park by Bruce Springsteen. But it did. Because who doesn’t want to go to the welfare office and smoke a lot of weed on the first?
3 | 7 Days by Craig David
It’s quite exciting to meet a girl on Monday, take her for a drink on Tuesday, then make love on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. After all that, like God so long ago, on Sunday, it’s time to rest.
4 | November Rain by Guns ‘N Roses
There are a ton of songs that mention specific months (in fact, I started getting the idea for this list when, for some baffling reason, December by Collective Soul came on the radio in my car last week)… but this song, to me, is the best of all of them.
Apologies to Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day, A Long December by Counting Crows, Gone Til November by Wyclef Jean, April Come She Will by Simon and Garfunkel, February Air by Lights and January by Elton John.
And a big “I effed you over on purpose” to December 1963 (Oh What A Night) by the Four Seasons. When I was in Vegas last weekend my company put me up at the Venetian, which is doing Jersey Boys right now, so every time you get in an elevator Frankie Valli starts whining at you. If I never hear this song, Sherry, Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry or Walk Like A Man again I will be thrilled.
5 | Summer Nights from Grease
I don’t like this song, especially since it’s the second-biggest polluter of karaoke bars in history (behind only Don’t Stop Believin’)… but it was my pick for the song that refers to just one season.
Although I did briefly consider Summer Girls by LFO. I DO like girls who wear Abercrombie and Fitch! Chinese food DOES make me sick!
6 | Four Seasons of Lonliness by Boyz II Men
The other night I typed in Boyz II Men in my iTunes search box and just let it ride. You forget how much you love Water Runs Dry and End of the Road… and just how deeply they’re seared into your brain… until you do that.
7 | 1999 by Prince
Easy pick for a song that mentions just one specific year. An all-time classic.
8 | Five Years by David Bowie
I thought about going with A Decade Under the Influence by Taking Back Sunday until I asked myself, “Who the hell is Taking Back Sunday?”
9 | 100 Years by Five For Fighting
This list really reacquainted me with this song. It sure is sad! Or optimistic. One of the two… I honestly have no idea which.
10 | Will 2K by Will Smith
The most underrated cheesy Will Smith song ever. Even more underrated than Wild Wild West.
Will Smith claims ownership of 2,000 years worth of time — “The new millennium, yo, excuse me, Will-ennium.” Adorable.
He also gives a shout out to “Dick Clark, holdin’ it down.” And there it is in a nutshell, my friends: The reason why old white women aren’t afraid to go see his movies.
11 | Forever by Chris Brown
Forever sure is a long time. Especially to be on the dance floor.