What’s Your Favorite Song?

06/09/2010 1:00 AM |

Our favorite song is “Don’t Stop Believing,” 
by Journey. Thanks for asking.

Where I hailed him: Hell’s Kitchen
Where he hails from: Nashville
Years as a cabbie: 6
Previous profession: Construction
I couldn’t pick a band, let alone a song. The Beatles, the Stones, Elvis, Zeppelin, Hendrix… a thousand people. Maybe “Stairway to Heaven,” but the first thing that comes to mind is “Search and Destroy.” Iggy Pop and the Stooges. Possibly the greatest pure rock song of all time.

Where I hailed him: Midtown
Where he hails from: Brooklyn
Years as a cabbie: 15
Previous profession: No previous profession
“Thriller,” man! Fucking “Thriller”! Greatest song and album. Thirty years old and it’s still amazing. Wait, 30 years? Christ. I remember when it came out. There wasn’t anything like it before. Jackson was everyone’s hero. I like a lot of his other stuff, too, but just the early records, before he got fucked up.

Where I hailed him: Port Authority
Where he hails from: Queens
Years as a cabbie: 3
Previous profession: Worked in a stockroom
I like Kanye West and that one Beyoncé song, I guess. I don’t know. I don’t listen to a lot of music, but those are both on the radio a lot. I don’t know if that makes them my favorite, but I like them and they’re all I can think of.

Where I hailed him: East Village
Where he hails from: Brooklyn
Years as a cabbie: 2
Previous profession: Storeowner
Oh, I have to say my favorite song is “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin. I know a lot of people hate it, and it’s a cliché, but I actually did lose my virginity to that song. Wait. Are you writing this down? That’s hilarious.