The Fugees, “Killing Me Softly With His Song”. Lauryn Hill pays a deep tribute to Roberta Flack. How you think about that sentence will go a lot towards how you feel about the remake.
The Cardigans, “Lovefool”. Pretend that you love me.
DJ Shadow, “Midnight in a Perfect World”. How to pay deep tribute while creating something new.
Nas, “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)”. Lauryn Hill pops up again.
The Wallflowers, “One Headlight”. I love the bass line on this.
Amy Rigby, “Beer & Kisses”. “Get home from work, turn on the light, sit on the couch, spend the whole night there.”
Iris DeMent, “When My Morning Comes Around”. “When my mornin' comes around, from a new cup I'll be drinking, and for once I won't be thinking that there's something wrong with me.”
Everclear, “Santa Monica”. OK, so it’s really 1995. It grew large in my brain in 1996. We can live beside the ocean.
2Pac, “California Love”. Sacramento, Sacramento, where you at?
Sleater-Kinney, “Good Things”. “Why do good things never wanna stay?” Why, indeed.