I have a playlist of exactly 149 "college rock" songs. Obviously, college rock is something I listened to in college (or high school, because when I was there I wished I was already outta there, foolish, foolish youngster). For some reason, I don't label Dave Matthews as college rock. Probably because he gets his own "Fave Dave" playlist of 100 songs, and this list is for the others. I realize this is completely arbitrary, but, well, it's my iTunes and I can do what I want to.
- It's Alright by Big Head Todd & the Monsters. This gets the No. 1 spot because it is one of my favorite songs of all time.
- AFH by Slackjaw. If you went to U.Va. in the mid-90's and drank Natty Light on Rugby Road, you will remember them.
- Guinevere by Edwin McCain. That whole album, "Honor Among Thieves," is really good.
- Not Even the Trees by Hootie & the Blowfish. This song never hit it big like Let Her Cry and Time, but it is the best.
- Bright Lights by Matchbox Twenty.
- Three Marlenas by The Wallflowers.
- These Are the Days by 10,000 Maniacs. I realize this is the high school graduation anthem of the mid-90's, but that doesn't stop me from liking it.
- Down by 311. Tied closely with All Mixed Up.
- Please Don't Tell Her by Big Head Todd.
- Sample in a Jar by Phish.
I'm sure you have your own opinions ... Feel free to leave your additions in the comments. :)