I haven't done a Five for Friday in a long while. Let's resume, shall we?
1.) "The Simpsons Theme (Orchestral Version)" by Hans Zimmer. From the album "The Simpsons Movie (Soundtrack)." My kids and me love this theme song. It's very jubilant and fitting. A classic theme song.
2.) "Twice As Hard" by The Black Crowes. From the album "Shake Your Money Maker." The Crowes first two albums were some of the greatest pure rock n' roll in the last 20 years. They lost their way as the drugs took hold, then got it back, then lost it again. A very good band though.
3.) "An Cat Dubh-Into The Heart" by U2. From the DVD "Vertigo Tour 2005 - Live In Chicago" (Audio Rip). I liked that U2 reached back into their catalog on that tour (I especially liked "discovering" 'Electric Co.'). This medley isn't as good but it's nice to hear the 21st century take on a few songs from the late 70s-early 80s.
4.) "Autobahn" by Anberlin. From the album "Blueprints for the Black Market." Anberlin makes some really good power pop-rock. Great hooks and lead singer Christian has a distinct voice.
5.) "Last Of The American Girls" by Green Day. From the album "21st Century Breakdown." I bought this mp3 album for $2 on Amazon.com the day it came out. It's not bad. Not great either, but not bad. Green Day now doesn't sound like Green Day then ... and that's not necessarily a bad thing.