#11 – Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones” – (1993)

There are people who really don’t like the Counting Crows, but I don’t understand how you can’t like this song. I can understand not liking some of their work, but not this. The lyrics in this song are a lot of fun: “Grey is my favorite color, I felt so symbolic yesterday, if I knew Picasso, I would buy myself a grey guitar and play.” Or: “I want to be Bob Dylan, Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky.” Yeah, I still don’t really know what this song is actually about. Also from August and Everything After:Round Here,” which is okay at best. In 1994 the band released an album called DGC Rarities, Vol. 1 and it contained the never-released-as-a-single-but-still-Modern Rock #1 hit “Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)” – which is an awesome song (but I’m not sure about the video I linked to, it’s the only one I could find).