- Come On! Feel the Illinoise!: The World's Columbian Exposition/Carl Sandburg Visits me in a Dream - Sufjan Stevens (Illinois)
- Wide River to Cross - Buddy Miller (Universal United House of Prayer)
- Rachel - Buddy and Julie Miller (Buddy and Julie Miller)
- Vet- Vigilantes of Love (Welcome to Struggleville)
- Everything's Not Lost - Coldplay (Live 2003)
- I Don't Want to Lose You Yet - Steve Earle (Transcendental Blues)
- You Are Mine - Third Day (Wire)
- Thank You - Dido (No Angel)
- Karma Police - Radiohead (OK Computer)
- Lipstick Sunset - John Hiatt (Bring the Family)
This is a great list but if I had to pick a favorite it would be #1. I love this CD and this song is unlike anything I've ever heard. It's got Chicago, it's got history, it's even got a bit of The Cure stuck in the middle for good measure. Crazy.
Chicago, in fashion,
the soft drinks, expansion,
From Paris, incentive,
Like Cream of Wheat invented,
the Ferris Wheel!
Ancient hieroglyphic, or the South Pacific,
Typically terrific, busy and prolific.
Classical devotion, architect promotion,
Lacking an emotion. Think about it now.
Chicago, the New Age,
But what would Frank Lloyd Wright say?
Amusement or treasure,
these optimistic plesures,
Like the Ferris Wheel?