Adam M. Costello : More About Me

Favorite Songs

People often ask me what kind of music I like. I don't know; you tell me. Here is an incomplete list of my favorite songs. Especial favorites appear with strong emphasis (which unfortunately may look the same as a Show Title to Lynx users). Note that there are plenty of songs that I like a lot that didn't make the list. I had to draw the line somewhere. I tended to draw it more tightly for artists with longer lists.

If you know me and you think I've forgotten a song, let me know.

The sorting order of the artists is straightforward: Initial A/An/The is ignored, no words are reordered, non-alphanumeric characters are ignored, case is ignored. So “J. Geils Band” comes after “Janet Jackson” because jgeilsband comes after janetjackson. Digits preceed letters, as in ASCII.


Ace of Base

Adam Ant


Aretha Franklin


The Beach Boys

Beastie Boys

The Beatles

The Big Bopper

Billy Idol

Billy Joel


Blues Traveler

Bonnie Tyler

The Breeders

The Cars

C+C Music Factory


Chuck Berry


Cyndi Lauper

David Bowie


Dexy's Midnight Runners

Dire Straits

DNA Featuring Suzanne Vega

Elton John

Elvis Presley


Fats Domino

Flaming Lips

Fleetwood Mac

George Gershwin

George Michael

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Go Go's


Green Day

Henry Mancini

Huey Lewis and the News

Ike and Tina Turner

Jackie Wilson

Jane's Addiction

Janet Jackson

J. Geils Band

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Los Del Rio


Mariah Carey

Men Without Hats

Michael Jackson

Moxy Fruvous

Mungo Jerry

The Music Man


Nine Inch Nails

No Doubt

Paula Abdul

Paul McCartney

Paul Simon

Pink Floyd


The Proclaimers

Roy Orbison

Salt N Pepa

Scott Joplin

Simon and Garfunkle

Spin Doctors

Stevie Nicks

Suzanne Vega

Talking Heads

Thomas Dolby

The Tokens

Tom Lehrer

Tom Petty (usually with some or all of the Heartbreakers)


Traveling Wilburys

The Violent Femmes

Walt Disney Company

Weird Al Yankovic

Favorite Videos

There are not enough of these to warrant two tiers, so none are emphasized.



Janet Jackson

Michael Jackson

No Doubt

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 Last modified: 2002-Aug-15-Thu 05:16:42 GMT
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