I know we’ve done variations on this theme before, but I there was a search query for this topic over the weekend and I aim to please. As you might know, I consider search queries the blogging equivalent of Letterman’s CBS Mail Bag, so here we go. Nominations are open. As you consider, remember the Daily Cocca’s proposed gradations of Gen X. And don’t forget the Pixies.
9 thoughts on “Songs that Say Something about Generation X”
I’ve found that it takes about 2 decades to get completely burnt out on U2.
In a few years you too will be changing the station against Sunday Bloody Sunday.
In no particular order:
REM – Pop Song 89
Depeche Mode – Somebody | Enjoy the Silence
Radiohead – Creep
U2 – Zooropa – almost the entire album is a commentary on culture
Oasis – Cast No Shadow
Pearl Jam – Jeremy
Pavement – Fight this Generation
Dan gets a million points for Cast No Shadow. Exactly!
I think I’m one of those weird Millenial Babies. I have one foot in Gen X and one foot trying to deny that Britney Spears speaks for my generation.
As a Gen X.0-er, I’ll have to say:
Modern English “I Melt with You”
Shattered idealism with dashes of hope:
It also reminds me of the boyfriend and my first time. TMI… ;-)