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Excursus: My Top 10 “Intentionality Songs”

January 6, 2010

My last post got me thinking about the important role of music in extending the “common thread” of intentionality into the otherwise unintentional areas of our lives. For me, there’s nothing quite like music when it comes to centering my thoughts in an intentional manner. So I thought I’d digress a bit from the topic of simplicity to compile and share the following list of my top 10 “intentionality songs”—songs that keep my thoughts on things that matter to me.

10. “Jesus Christ,” Woodie Guthrie

9. “Society,” Eddie Vedder

8. “Imagine,” John Lennon

7. “Mr. Wendal,” Arrested Development

6. “We Can’t Make it Here,” James McMurtry

5. “Masters of War,” Bob Dylan

4. “Ain’t No Reason,” Brett Dennon

3. “Do the Evolution,” Pearl Jam (This is also an incredible video!)

2. “Rockin’ in the Free World,” Neil Young

1½. “With God on Our Side,” Bob Dylan

1¼. “Changes,” 2Pac

1. “No Shelter,” Rage Against the Machine

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2010 8:09 am

    I am excited to check out some of these songs! Many of them I have never heard… at least, to my knowledge.

  2. Lisa permalink
    February 12, 2010 5:04 pm

    How can this list not include even one song from Bob Marley or James Taylor? On the other hand, I’m glad to see Dylan & Brett Dennen included.

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