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43 Really Good Would You Rather Questions

When you want to get to know someone, whether it’s a prospective romantic interest, a friend, or a co-worker, these “Would you rather…” questions are a great way to learn more about the people around you. They’re fun, and though some of them may be a little gross or embarrassing, they can keep the mood lighthearted.


Would you rather be really short or really tall? There are pros and cons to both, of course, so think carefully about what you’d say. Chances are, short people will say they’d rather be tall, and tall people will say they’d rather be short, because they already know what it’s like to be the other.

Would you rather be blind or deaf? Always a tough one, but each comes with its merits, if you had to choose.

Would you rather experience a constant pain or constant itch? This is another tough one, for sure. Remember, nothing can make the pain or the itch go away forever.

Would you rather go without your car or the Internet for a month? How a person answers this one can give you a great deal of insight into their personality. But, the Internet be used to get things you need if you don’t have a car. Hmmm…

Would you rather have no sense of smell, or have a sense so strong you could smell everything around you like it was in front of your face? An interesting thing to consider with this one is that your sense of smell, or lack thereof, also affects your sense of taste.

Would you rather be able to whisper or shout everything? This is a tough one. Either way, you’re bound to be in a situation where you’d be forced to shout something you’d rather whisper, and whisper something you’d rather shout.

Would you rather be stuck in a house with someone you can’t stand, or be stuck alone? This is another one to get insight into the people around you, depending on the answer.

Would you rather be a moron in a world full of geniuses or a genius in a world full of morons? Again, a great one for getting insight into the people around you. Some may feel they’re already a genius in a world full of morons…. or they’re a moron surrounded by geniuses.

Would you rather take a cold shower to be clean or skip the shower all together? This one’s kind of gross, but most people would probably take a shower, eventually… depending on how long the hot water was gone.

If you could travel in time, would you rather go to the future or to the past? There are merits to both, so this is a great one to help you learn more about how a person thinks.

Would you rather give or receive bad advice? How a person answers this one will let you know a lot about their personality.

Would you rather drink spoiled milk or pee your pants in public? Both options are less than ideal… but in either case, the embarrassment/pain is only temporary.

Would you rather have a guaranteed $100,000 or a 50/50 shot at $1 million? This one will help you see more about how a person feels about money and taking risks.

Would you rather be poor and good looking, or rich and ugly? This one will help you see more about a person’s issues with money and superficiality.

Would you rather be able to read minds or fly? This one is kind of tough, but would be fun regardless of the answer.

In a crowded room, would you rather be the only one laughing at a fart, or have everyone laughing at your fart? A lighthearted and funny question, this one would have good reasoning on both sides of the argument.

Would you rather have a boring job that pays $100,000 a year, or a fun job you love that pays $50,000?This is another good one for learning more about the importance someone places on money.

Would you rather have a higher IQ or a photographic memory? Does a higher IQ make you smarter, or does the photographic memory?

Would you rather have your first child as a teenager or in your 40s? This is another with clear pros and cons on both sides.

Would you rather go 30 days without refined sugar or 90 without caffeine? This is another tough one for most people… but the answers could get interesting.

Would you rather be naughty or nice? Each comes with advantages. This will give you some insight into what’s bubbling beneath the surface.

Would you rather be sexy or smart? You’d be amazed at how many beautiful people would rather be smart and taken seriously rather than keep their looks and be judged solely on them.

Would you rather be extremely rich for a day or happy for your entire life? Think of how much pleasure can be wrung out of a single day if you had the means. Being happy your entire life means making do with what you have.

Would you rather marry a very beautiful woman or a very intelligent woman? Some men are threatened by intelligent women. Others wouldn’t do without one.

Would you rather marry a very handsome man or an immensely wealthy man? Some women would be happy with a hunk who is exclusively theirs rather than a rich man who belongs to the world.

Would you rather live poorly in a hip neighborhood or live richly in a boring neighborhood? If you are of a bohemian mindset, then you will probably choose the former. Those who want stability will go for the latter.

Would you rather be good at math or good at writing? Good writers often envy people who are good with numbers. The latter do not usually reciprocate this feeling.

Would you rather read a series of really good mystery novels or a succession of really interesting books of philosophy? Philosophy is a good of mystery, or at least a riddle. Many good mystery stories deal with issues of philosophical importance. Choosing one does not preclude interest in the other.

Would you rather be a person who is rude but popular or a person who is well-mannered but forgettable? Sometimes the rudest people are the most interesting and exciting.

Would you rather be a really well-educated person or a really well-connected person? Education can give you internal riches and strength. Material prosperity, however, comes with networks and connections.

Would you rather sexy and poor or ugly and rich? Another one that speaks to one’s ambitions in love and life and the balance of the two.

Would you rather live in a mansion or a penthouse? Mansions are located outside the city, penthouses in the center of it. The answer will tell you whether the person wants to be at the center of things or away from them.

Would you rather read a contemporary novelists or an author of a classic? Keeping up with the latest literary buzz is important to some. Others prefer the style and insights of the Great Books.

Would you rather learn Ancient Latin or Ancient Greek? For law, politics, history, and satire, Latin is the language. For philosophy, science, and playwriting, Greek is the way to go.

Would you rather be a big time tycoon or an eminent scientist? Nowadays, both can bring fame and fortune. But the latter is the primary aim of the tycoon.

Would you rather spend money on nice clothes or on the latest electronic gadget? This will get people talking about the relative importance, or unimportance, of being fashionable—in both worlds.

Would you rather spend a night out with friends or a night out with your partner? This may force some to dig deep about the state of their relationships.

Would you rather have a talent for music or a talent for painting? Both can lead to the creation of great beauty. But some people or more visual, while others more lyrical in their sensitivities.

Would you rather take a room at a luxury hotel when on vacation or rent an entire house? It speaks to a preference for convenience or comfort.

Would you rather have complete control over your emotions or be vulnerable to getting upset? Some people find emotions a hindrance to their ambitions. But who doesn’t like the feeling of letting go once and a while?

Would you rather make a new discovery or improve on what already exists? The idealistic mind seeks to change the world by changing human knowledge of it. The practical mind likes to tinker to make things just a little bit better.

Would you rather vacation in a culturally significant city or a beach holiday resort? Rome and Paris are filled with riches of art and history. The Caribbean is filled with sun, sand, and relaxation. Both are perfectly respectable vacation destinations.

Would you rather climb a mountain or trek through a forest? It depends on your definition of achievement.Keep these questions around so you can use them to get to know the people around you better. Before you ask anyone, make sure you have your own answer ready, because you know they’ll want to know what you have to say, too.

The 60 Best Pump Up Songs Of All Time

Want to know why we love “pump up” songs? The answer is simple. They get us revved and raring to go and motivate us to complete whatever task is at hand. Pump up songs can be used to push through a tough workout routine, get into the mindset for a job interview, get excited for the big game, work up the courage to talk to that cutie you’ve had your eye on, and so much more.

Pump up songs can be used in a variety of ways from making the most out of a workout to getting ready for a big day at work to helping you feel better after a lousy time and so much more. Though the top sixty pump up songs of all time discussed below are from a variety of very different genres, you are sure to be inspired by almost all of them!

1. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan

“This Is How We Do It” is a classic pump up song. It is inspiring because of its catch tune, great hook, and fun message.


  • This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  • Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  • You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  • Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
  • Lose Yourself – Eminem
  • Remember the Name – Fort Minor
  • It’s the Time – Imagine Dragons
  • The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
  • Stronger – Kanye West
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
  • Not Afraid – Eminem
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
  • We Will Rock You – Queen
  • Uptight (Everything’s Alright) – Stevie Wonder
  • Live Your Life – T.I.
  • I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
  • Jump – Van Halen
  • Run the World – Beyoncé
  • Who Gon Stop Me – Jay Z & Kanye West
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Good Luck – Basement Jaxx
  • All of the Lights – Kanye West
  • I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  • Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Stronger – Britney Spears
  • Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  • Victory – P Diddy & Notorious B.I.G.
  • Undisputed – Ludacris
  • #thatPOWER, by Will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber
  • Work B, by Britney Spears
  • Millions, by Pusha T feat. Rick Ross
  • Lose Control, by Missy Elliott feat. Ciara and Fatman Scoop
  • Break Free, by Ariana Grande feat. Zedd
  • Sexy and I Know It, by LMFAO
  • Break My Stride, by Matthew Wilder
  • Pocketful of Sunshine, by Natasha Bedingfield
  • Raise Your Glass, by Pink
  • Rock That Body by Black Eyed Peas
  • Alive by Krewella
  • Feel This Moment by Pitbull and Christina Aguilera
  • When the Going Gets Tough by Billy Ocean
  • Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
  • Firework, by Katy Perry
  • Roar, by Katy Perry
  • Born this Way, by Lady Gaga
  • Pound the Alarm, by Nicki Minaj
  • Lose Yourself to Dance by Daft Punk
  • Live it Up by Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
  • Happy by Pharrell
  • Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake
  • Bulletproof by La Roux
  • Forget You by Cee-Lo Green
  • I’m a Believer by Smash Mouth
  • Like a G6 by Far East Movement
  • Timber by Ke$ha feat. Pitbull
  • Day ‘N Nite by Kid Cudi
  • Drop the World by Lil Wayne
  • Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer

Crazy Bucket List Ideas: Top 100 Things To Do Before You Die

Ah, the bucket list: the running list of awesome, amazing, crazy, inspiring ideas you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket.” Maybe you have one, maybe you don’t. Whether your bucket list is on paper, on Pinterest, or just potential, here are 100 crazy bucket list ideas for you to consider.

1. Slide the Wild Wadi Waterslide in Dubai. One visit to the this theme park gives you access to 30 rides – including the 100 ft. high slide. Take your family with you too, to make memories that will last a lifetime.

2. Drive a sports car over 100mph. Many find the experience exhilarating. For safety, rent the car on a closed course, and follow all rules and regulations. It’s especially fun if you are notoriously a lead foot.


3. Ride the Glacier Express in Switzerland. The most famous railway in the world will take you through beautiful landscapes, across 291 bridges, and 91 tunnels, if you ride from start to finish.

4. Take the Edge Walk on the CN Tower in Canada. Face your fear of heights and see amazing views as you walk on the world’s tallest hands-free circle walk. The tallest building in Toronto lets you walk the circumference of the roof.

5. Dye your hair a crazy or unexpected color, without warning everyone. It will let you play with a fun new look, and entertain you while you watch the expression on everyone’s faces when you walk into the room.

6. Enjoy a $400 (or more!) dinner at one of the world’s best restaurants. Food may never taste the same again, but what’s life if you can’t splurge every once in a while? Can’t choose just one? Put your favorites into a hat and pick at random.

7. Solve a Rubik’s cube, unassisted. It could take you a while, but the satisfaction you will feel when you’re finally done can’t be beat. Tip: The color in the center square is the color you’re aiming for on that side.

8. See Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The historical sites in this area are worth the trip alone. With St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Tomb, and more in the square, there are plenty of great sites to see.

9. Watch the AFI’s top 100 movies of all time (or pick a different top 100 list). Watch one movie a week, one movie a month – binge watch them. Just make sure you watch them. There is a reason they’re the best movies of all time.

10. Serenade someone. Your spouse, your sibling, your child, your parent, your best friend – whoever it is, the experience will create a fun memory for the both of you. Choose a birthday or another occasion to make it even more special.

11. Stand under the Hollywood sign. Since you can’t actually go to sit on the sign, get a photo under it. Make it fun by posing to appear as though you’re holding the sign up yourself.

12. Attend the Super Bowl. It will always be a crapshoot as to where it will be, who will be playing, and who will be the halftime entertainment, but the experience will be unforgettable

13. See the Aurora Borealis, aka the Northern Lights. Most often seen in March and April, and again in September and October, the colors in the natural sky are unlike anything else you’ll ever experience. Caused by atmospheric gases and solar winds at the magnetic poles, you won’t find it anywhere else.

14. Develop or learn a signature dish and become known for it. Choose your favorite recipe, and put your own spin on it. Take a cooking class and learn how to perfect it.

15. Finish a jigsaw puzzle. Bonus points for 1,000 pieces or more. Make it a family affair. Choose a beautiful scene – then preserve the memory with puzzle glue and a frame. You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment and get a new piece of decor for your home.


16. Crash a wedding. Look through the local paper’s wedding announcements to find a random wedding nearby. Rent a tux or dress up, and walk in like you own the place. Have fun with it!


17. Float in the Dead Sea. Float freely in the salty waters, and relax. Beware of any cuts you may have, and try not to shave a few days before you make the trip, and you’ll have a better experience.

18. Learn a killer card trick. There are plenty of options available on YouTube, like the Floating Match on a Card, Show Biz Card, or the Card Trick without Cards. There are also DVDs you can buy online, too.

19. Forget the running of the bulls – throw tomatoes during La Tomatina in Spain, instead. The World’s Largest Food Fight is held on the last Wednesday of August every year, and involves throwing over 100 metric tons of tomatoes into the streets. It’s messy, but fun.

20. Drive a snow mobile. Who wouldn’t want to? Doesn’t it look like so much fun? Why walk in the snow when you could zoom along on the snowmobile? A cold climate is never too far away.

21. Take a zip line in Costa Rica. You will never be able to get quite the same view of the tropical rainforests from any other angle. It’s a great option for the adrenaline or the nature junkie.

22. Go to the Olympics. Summer, Winter, it doesn’t matter. Just pick one and go for the experience. Plan the trip in advance, so you can see as much of the host city as possible.

23. Go hang gliding over the Rio de Janeiro Harbor. One of the most beautiful places in the world, hang gliding brings you close to nature in a way nothing else can. It’s beautiful year-round.

24. Climb one of the world’s summits, the highest mountain on each continent. Though it will take lots of planning and training, what could be better than the view from the top of the world’s summits?

25. Find a cause and raise a significant amount of money toward it. What cause is closest to your heart? Connect with a fundraising company, host a bake sale, participate in a charity walk/run/triathlon, and raise as much money as possible.

26. Learn your family history. Understanding where you come from can do a great deal in helping you learn who are you. Pass your research down and keep it going.

27. Bungee jump the Royal Gorge in Colorado. Bungee jump off of the world’s tallest suspension bridge – 956 feet above the Arkansas River. Plus, when you visit, you’ll be at one of the places on the National Register of Historic Places.

28. Pose for a sexy calendar (for charity, of course). Choose an outift that makes you feel sexy, and offer to pose in a sexy calendar. You’ll be doing something for a good cause, and push yourself outside your comfort zone.

29. Ride the Singapore Flyer, the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. A whopping 541 feet from the ground, you can see for miles once you arrive at the top. Enjoy a sky dining experience while there, too.

30. Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Explore one of the country’s best outdoor festivals and parades in the heart of New Orleans. There are family-friendly activities during the day.

31. Watch a total solar or lunar eclipse (or both!). Pay attention to the Farmer’s Almanac to find out when the next eclipses will take place. Watch safely, with the appropriate eye protection.

32. Learn to juggle. It doesn’t take a lot of money – just watch a few videos on YouTube. Start with two items, and work your way up as you feel comfortable. Practice makes perfect.

33. Master one terrifying fear. What’s one thing that scares you? Enlist the help of friends and family to help you conquer it.

34. Play golf at St. Andrews in Scotland. One of Europe’s greatest historical centers, and home to amazing golf courses, this is must-see for any golfer. Many consider it the “world’s home for golf” and once you see it, you’ll know why.

35. Milk a cow. Technology spoils us, so what better way to get in touch with our past by visiting a farm and getting milk straight from the source?

36. Ride in a hot air balloon. Check your local area for hot air balloon rides. It’s a great view and gives you a new way to appreciate your surroundings. Most rides allow to depart throughout the day so you can capture sunrise or sunset.

37. Climb the Statue of Liberty. One of the most beautiful national monuments in the country, climbing the Statue of Liberty is the equivalent of walking all 20 stories of a traditional building, but there are breathtaking views that make the trek worth it.

38. Visit Machu Picchu. Explore Inca history and go inside ruins. Travel is best during April-October. If you want to avoid most tourists, don’t travel from June-August

39. Listen to an old war veteran tell his or her stories. If you don’t have a war veteran in your social circle, visit the local VA hospital and volunteer. Spending the day with the vets not only enhances your knowledge, but provides much needed companionship for them.

40. Take a trip in a gondola in Venice. If you’re planning a trip to Italy, make sure to schedule a ride in a gondola. This special type of boat is unlike any you’d see elsewhere in the world.

41. Ride an elephant. There are plenty of places to ride an elephant if you visit Thailand, but if you choose to do this, follow all safety recommendations and guidelines. Train for the ride.

42. Get on the big screen – be in a movie. Pay attention to local casting calls – or plan a trip to L.A. to be an extra. You may only get two seconds of fame, but at least you’ll be able to say you were in a movie!

43. Make one huge, wild bet in roulette. Visit your local casino, or take a trip to Vegas. No matter what happens, be happy with the result. If you win, go have some fun. If you don’t, enjoy the experience for what it was.

44. Visit the Great Pyramid of Giza. The biggest and oldest of three major pyramids of Giza, you won’t see anything like it anywhere else in the world. Make it one of the many things you see in Egypt – or in Africa in general.

45. Master a signature cocktail (and a few other cocktails while you’re at it). Take your favorite flavors, and create your own cocktail (or mocktail). Have friends taste it and adjust it until it’s perfect.

46. View Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic parts of Paris, and draws lots of visitors every year. The view of the city from that location is amazing.

47. Learn CPR. Classes are available through your local American Red Cross, as well as a number of other outlets. You never know when you may need to save a life! Recertify every so often to keep your skills sharp.

48. Drink an astonishingly expensive bottle of wine. Buy an entire bottle of one of the most expensive wines on the menu at your favorite restaurant. Don’t wait for a special occasion. Drink it just to drink it

49. Join a flash mob. Search online to find one, or start one of your own. Pick your favorite song, and make sure there’s plenty of room for everyone to dance. Keep it secret until the big day!


50. Eat one delicacy that sounds disgusting. Whether it’s escargot (snails) or something else entirely, give it a shot. You never know if you like something until you try it. Tastes change often throughout life.

51. Give or earn a punch or slap in the face. It is an experience we don’t necessarily want to have to go through, but somehow, you haven’t really experienced life until you punch someone or get punched.


52. Go to a drive-in theater (quick, before they become extinct!). Though they are certainly not as popular as they once were, a few drive-in theatres do still exist. Find one, and get to a movie there as soon as possible.

53. Fly first-class with Emirates Airlines. You’ll get a private cabin, with a first-class dining experience while on your flight. You’ll never fly like this on any other trip. There is even an on-board shower spa.

54. See the Roman Colosseum. The most famous attraction in Rome attracts more than five million visitors every year. Catch it whenever you can – it’s open every day except Christmas and New Year’s Day.

55. Have your portrait painted. Commission an artist to paint your portrait. It’s the only reason we have photos of some of our earliest historical figures – and would be a great keepsake to pass through the family.

56. Go whale-watching. Whales are some of the largest, yet most peaceful creatures on the planet. There are plenty of places to book a whale watching excursion, so check it out next time you’re planning a beach vacation.

57. Hold a tarantula. These scary looking spiders are not going to hurt you unless they feel threatened. If you are afraid of spiders, this is a great way to conquer that fear.

58. Drive a motorcycle. You can take lessons to prepare for your motorcycle license, should you decide to continue with the hobby. If you can ride a bike and drive a car, driving a motorcycle will not be hard for you.

59. Quit that one thing you don’t think you can quit. Whether it is caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, or something else entirely, challenge yourself to quit a bad habit. You’re capable of more than you think!


60. Ride in a helicopter. The smaller plane may scare you, but it will provide a private experience with amazing views. Plus, you likely won’t have to travel too far from home to do it.

61. Walk the Great Wall of China. You cannot walk the entire structure since it is 10,000 miles long, but there are parts of it maintained for the sole purpose of allowing tourists this experience. Some parts are not safe for walking.

62. Do a 3-day fast. *Please consult your doctor first. Once your doctor’s okay with it, try fasting to experience life from a different point of view. It is advised to not engage in strenuous activity during the fast, as your body won’t have the calorie stores to expend the energy.

63. Take the Polar Bear Plunge. Plunges are held throughout the year across the globe, so you can find the one that works best for you. You’ll agree to take a dip in frigid waters – bringing a whole new appreciation for a hot shower.

64. Tour the White House. Get a first hand look at the history of the United States government directly from the White House. Tours are conducted during certain hours only, so check ahead.

65. Choose a favorite painting, and then visit it in person. If you don’t already know what you favorite painting is, browse artists online until you find the one that speaks to you.

66. Take the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway. At 1,318 km in length, the railway connects two of the busiest areas of China. It is the main and busiest railway line – solely dedicated to passenger travel.

67. Host a dinner party and prepare a multi-course meal. Whether it’s three courses, five courses, or even seven, invite friends and family over to your home to serve a homemade multi-course meal. If you’re unable to prepare it alone, enlist the help of family and friends before the big day.

68. Learn to sail. Sailing is a wonderful thing to know – and could help you learn to conquer any fears of water. Sailing lessons are available throughout the country, so check your local area to see the closest options.

69. Fire a gun (safely, of course). Visit a local shooting range, and take a couple shooting lessons. It is always good to know how to shoot a gun, even if you do not own one yourself.

70. Hike the Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail runs from Maine down to Georgia. While it would take a long time to hike the trail from start to finish, even hiking a small portion of it is better than missing out on this experience.

71. Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday, so what better way to spend it than in the capital of Ireland? With a huge St. Patrick’s Day parade and other festivities, no other celebrations can top it.

72. Participate in an organized protest. Several protests are run locally, so keep an eye out for one to join in your local area. Find a cause you are passionate about, and join along. Participate safely, and follow all law enforcement commands.

73. Tour Petra. Petra, Jordan is full of sites unlike those you could see anywhere else. Many agencies offer customizable tours, usually lasting two days, so you have plenty of time to soak everything in.

74. Party at Rio Carnival. Similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Rio Carnival is a large street party and festival that takes place in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. People come from all corners of the world to participate in this parade.

75. Serve on a jury. If you’re registered to vote, you’re in your local directory to be called for jury duty. You may not get called to serve often, but you’ll eventually want to serve on at least one jury.

76. See a performance at the Sydney Opera House. Even if you are not a big fan of Opera, don’t pass up the chance to see a performance at the Sydney Opera House. Beyond seeing an event, you can also take a tour of the facility.

77. Check out the sand sculptures at Texas SandFest. Located in Port Aransas Texas, sand sculpture competition takes place in April every year. You’ll see much more than your typical sand castle here. Some of the entries are so intricate, you’ll wonder how such a thing was ever created with sand.

78. Take an African safari. The African jungles are unlike any other part of the world. Go exploring through nature, with the help of a trained guide, for an experience unlike any other. Plan several days for your trip to provide ample time.

79. Stay at the Icehotel in Sweden. Famous for being a hotel made purely out of ice, the ice Hotel in Sweden draws thousands of tourists every year. It is the only one of its kind, and is a must see for everyone.

80. Attend a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. A Japanese tea ceremony is a choreographed ritual to prepare and serve Japanese green tea, known as much up. It is typically served with Japanese sweets to balance the bitter taste of the tea. You will not experience anything like this elsewhere.

81. Visit a concentration camp. Though concentration camps are not functional today, people can visit Austerlitz-Birkenau, to see what living in Nazi Germany was like during the Holocaust. It is an important part of history that should never be ignored.

82. Shake hands with the President. This one may be a little difficult to accomplish, especially with all the Secret Service around. If you visit the White House, you may catch a glimpse of the president, but catching him on a trip outside of Washington DC may be easier.

83. Write a book. You don’t have to be a fantastic writer to accomplish this goal. As long as you have a great story to tell, you can get help with the actual writing part.

84. Walk the Grand Canyon Skywalk, or maybe raft the rapids below. The Grand Canyon skywalk allows you to walk across the bridge built over the Grand Canyon. You will see absolutely amazing views that one of the world’s most famous sites.

85. See the cave art in Altamira, Spain. See firsthand the amazing beauty of drawings and paintings created hundreds of years ago by our Spanish ancestors. Though the original cave has no access to visitors, a replica cave and Museum are available nearby.

86. Take a road trip without a predetermined destination. Fill the car with gas, pack a bag of clothes, and drive. It doesn’t matter how far away from home you gobble, but make sure you get far enough to potentially get lost. Keep your GPS on hand.

87. Go on a sleigh ride. Sleigh rides aren’t common anymore, but there are several places throughout the country where you can do such a thing. Horse-drawn sleighs will take you on a leisurely ride through the area. Make it romantic and bring your partner.

88. Tour the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, the Hermitage is a museum of art and culture located in St. Petersburg, Russia. Founded in 1764, the museum has been open to the public since 1852.

89. Walk on a glacier. You will have to take a trip to Alaska for this one, but there are several accessible roadside glaciers to choose from. You’ll get a very scenic experience and some pretty cool bragging rights. While you’re here, see the Northern Lights.

90. Visit a legit retro diner. Order the pie. Though many retro diners are not functional anymore, there are a few that still exist today. Find one of them and plan a trip. When you get there, order whatever pie is on special.

91. Negotiate a pay raise. You know you’re a valuable employee, so push past those fears and talk to your boss about a pay raise. Use the pay raise to fund excursions to accomplish things on this list.

92. Go to the World Series. Whether you’re a fan of baseball or not, a trip to the World Series is a wonderful experience. Plan as far in advance as possible, as tickets sell out quickly.

93. Take a cross-country trip on a train. Traveling by train is not as fast as traveling by plane, but it allows you to see more of the country. Start at one end and work your way to the other.

94. Tuck a blank envelope containing $100 in cash into the mailbox of a family you know to be struggling. This is a wonderful way to give back anonymously, but be careful as you never know when someone else could get the envelope. Make sure the family checks their mail on a regular basis.

95. Go on a journey through the rainforest. Our rainforests are constantly being destroyed, so who knows how long they will be around. Schedule a journey through the rain forests as soon as possible. Guided tours are often available.

96. See Old Faithful erupt. Located in Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful is one of the most predictable geysers in the world, erupting nearly every 90 minutes. Seeing it in person is the only way to truly appreciate it.

97. Complete a triathlon or marathon. Challenge yourself physically and find either a triathlon or marathon in your local area. You’ll have to spend some time training for the event, but commit to it by signing up.

98. Visit the World Expo. Held at once every five years, world Expos attract millions of visitors who want to see cultural events and exhibitions. The host city changes for every event. the 2015 world Expo will take place in Milan, while 2020 will take place in Dubai.

99. Go skinny-dipping. Even if it is in your backyard pool, take a nice dip in the nude, alone or with your partner. Bonus points for choosing a location not on your property.

100. Get in touch with teachers or role models from your past. Tell them just how much their positive influence meant to you. We all have that one teacher we remember years after graduation. With social media and the Internet, it’s almost impossible to not track someone down. Write them a letter or send them an email if you can’t meet with them in person.

Congratulations, You’ve made it through our top 100 bucket list ideas! Which ones will you do? Hopefully we’ve inspired you to try a few new and exciting things.

Writing a bucket list can be a fun, helpful way to shape your decisions and long-term goals, and for it to have the best impact, your list should be enriching and uplifting, not just “fun and games.” These are some of our best ideas to get you started on your own bucket list. What’s on your bucket list that hasn’t been included here?

The 60 Most Inspirational Songs of All Time

Motivational lyrics and powerful arrangements give inspirational songs the power to motivate, to inspire, and to uplift. Here are a few of our favorite motivational and inspirational songs of all time as of 2015-2016, in no particular order.


  • 1. Titles (Chariots of Fire), composed by Vangelis
  • 2. Beautiful, by Christina Aguilara
  • 3. What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong
  • 4. It’s My Life, by Bon Jovi – Confession
  • 5. Return to Innocence, by Enigma
  • 6. Heal the World, by Michael Jackson
  • 7. You Raise Me Up, by Josh Groban
  • 8. When You Believe, by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston
  • 9. I Will Survive, by Gloria Gaynor
  • 10. The Climb, by Miley Cyrus
  • 11. Dare You To Move, by Switchfoot
  • 12. Eye of the Tiger, by Survivor
  • 13. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), by Shakira
  • 14. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
  • 15. Lose Yourself, by Eminem
  • 16. God Bless the USA, by Lee Greenwood
  • 17. Imagine, by John Lennon
  • 18. Bill Conti (Rocky) – Gonna Fly Now
  • 19. The Way It Is, by Bruce Hornsby
  • 20. I Feel Good, by James Brown
  • 21. Get Up Stand Up – Bob Marley
  • 22. Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
  • 23. We Are the Champions – Queen
  • 24. What a Feeling – Irene Cara
  • 25. Beautiful Day – U2
  • 26. Survival – Muse
  • 27. Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel
  • 28. Heroes – David Bowie
  • 29. Freedom! ‘90 – George Michael
  • 30. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
  • 31. Survivor, by Reba McEntire
  • 32. Firework, by Katy Perry
  • 33. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • 34. Save the World, by Swedish House Mafia
  • 35. You’re Beautiful, by James Blunt
  • 36. Skyscraper, by Demi Lovato
  • 37. You Gotta Be, by Des’ree
  • 38. Not Afraid, by Eminem
  • 39. Harder, Better, Faster, by Daft Punk
  • 40. Don’t Worry Be Happy, by Bobby McFerrin
  • 41. You Get What You Give, by New Radicals
  • 42. We Are the World, by Various Artists
  • 43. Stand By Me, by Ben E. King
  • 44. That’s What Friends are For, by Various Artists
  • 45. Circle of Life, by Elton John
  • 46. You Gotta Want It, by Jordin Sparks
  • 47. Never Surrender, by Corey Hart
  • 48. Dream On, by Aerosmith
  • 49. Let it Be, by The Beatles
  • 50. The Show Must Go On, by Queen
  • 51. Right Now, by Van Halen
  • 52. Try, by Colbie Calliat
  • 53. Shake it Off, by Taylor Swift
  • 54. Where is the Love?, by Black Eyed Peas
  • 55. Lust for Life, by Iggy
  • 56. Remember the Name, by Fort Minor
  • 57. Good Feeling by Flo Rida
  • 58. Titanium, by David Guetta ft. Sia
  • 59. Can’t Hold Us, by Macklemore ft. Ryan Lewis
  • 60. On Top of the World, by Imagine Dragons

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1. Titles (Chariots of Fire), composed by Vangelis– This instrumental theme song from the Chariots of Fire movie is perhaps the most iconic, recognizable inspirational music score of the 20th century. It may spur you to pantomime in slow motion, but when the music stops you’ll be well on your way.

50 Really Good Truth or Dare Questions

If you want to learn more about your friends, have a nice game of Truth or Dare. These questions are great because they’re adequately embarrassing, but keep things clean. Even still, we don’t recommend using them in games with teens or kids.


Here are the best truth or dare questions:

  • What would you do if you could see one day into the future?
  • Would you abandon your best friends for 1 million dollars?
  • Would you commit a crime if you knew there was no way you’d get in trouble, and no one would get hurt?
  • If your significant other said they were okay with it, would you cheat on them?
  • Who was your first crush?
  • If you were the opposite sex for the day, what do you think you would look like and what would you do?
  • What music are you most embarrassed to admit you like listening to?
  • What TV show are you most embarrassed to admit you like watching?
  • If you could go on a date with anyone in this room, who would it be?
  • Who in this room do you trust the most?
  • What’s the longest period of time you have gone without bathing or showering?
  • What are you most afraid of?
  • What rumor have you spread that you knew wasn’t true?
  • What was the last lie you told?
  • Would you still love your significant other if they gained 100 pounds?
  • If you could trade bodies with anyone in this room, who would it be? What’s their best feature?
  • Have you ever killed a romantic mood on purpose? If so, why?
  • What is the meanest thing you’ve ever done?
  • What embarrassing things do you parents still do for you?
  • What was your first kiss like?
  • What’s the first thing you would do if you could become invisible?
  • How much money would you ever spend on a meal?
  • What is your very first memory?
  • Where is the best place you have ever visited?
  • Have you ever done something that left you feeling guilty for more than a few days?
  • What’s the meanest thing you have said to one of your parents or grandparents?
  • Have you ever cheated on a girlfriend or boyfriend?
  • How old were you when you had your first kiss?
  • What’s the scariest thing you have ever done?
  • What do you look for in a romantic partner?
  • Have you ever lost a friendship by falling in love with them?
  • What do you think are your best and worst physical features?
  • Do you know right now how many people you have kissed, or do you have to think about it before answering?
  • What’s your favorite movie?
  • On the average day, how much time do you spend online?
  • Have you ever downloaded a song or movie illegally?
  • Have you ever run away from the police?
  • Do you have anything on your computer that you wouldn’t want anyone else to see?
  • If you could trade one of your talents for something you don’t know how to do, what would they be?
  • How often do you cook at home?
  • What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done in front of your parents?
  • Have you ever seen a movie that was so sad you had to turn it off?
  • If you won the lottery, what would you do immediately after?
  • If you had to punch someone in this room, who would it be and why?
  • What’s the unhealthiest thing you have ever done?
  • How many hours do you spend watching TV during the weekend?
  • When’s the last time you took a vacation?
  • What’s your favorite genre of music?
  • What’s your biggest pet peeve?
  • How old do you think you will live to be?

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What would you do if you could see one day into the future?

This helps you see if the person would help others or use it for selfish reasons.

20 Really Good And Funny Conversation Starters

You see an interesting person sitting at the table across from you or maybe you’re out on a first date.  What you need right now are really good conversation starters and some of the best ones use a little humor.  A funny conversation starter can break the ice and allow you both to get to know each other as well as enjoy your time together.  Here are 20 good and funny ways to get your conversation started.


What is the worst thing you can say on a first date? This is a really good way to break the ice because you can find out what the other person expects on a first date.  Plus you might get to hear about one of their worst first dates and avoid all of those pitfalls.

If you could be any animal, what would you be? This can let you get a little glimpse into how the other person sees themselves.  Often people will choose an animal that has a few traits that they see in themselves.  And who doesn’t like animals?

What is the most random thing you have ever said? We all have moments of weirdness and it can be funny to find out that other people are just as random as us.  You might even find out that the other person has more in common with you than you think.

What is the silliest thing you’ve ever bought at the store? Stores like Target and Walmart have everything for everyone and that can lead to some funny purchases like toilet paper and peanut butter.  You can see what they shop for and can giggle at the random combinations you have both come up with over the years.

What was the best meal you’ve ever had? Food is a great way to see what another person is like.  It can give clues to their heritage, traditions, and tastes.  If you know what a person likes to eat you know a little bit more about their personality.

What was the last movie you saw that made you laugh out loud? This question lets you learn two things.  What the other person finds funny and what movies they enjoy watching.  They might actually start laughing as they tell the story which is a good way for them to get comfortable around you.

What is the weirdest birthday present you’ve ever gotten? You can figure out when their birthday is and you can learn what present NOT to get them.  It also can introduce you to some of their family members and what environment the other person grew up in.

What’s your biggest kitchen fail? Maybe they forgot the cookies in the oven or had a casserole that ended up more like a brick than a meal.  Now you know if they like to cook, what they like to make, and maybe what you shouldn’t have them prepare for you!

Have you ever sent a text message to the wrong person? It can be funny to look back at those, “Love you too” texts sent to bosses instead of parents.  We’ve all had an embarrassing moment due to our phones and sharing them makes it less mortifying and more fun.

Who is your oddest celebrity crush? Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Megan Fox usually get all the attention due to their good looks, but most of us have another celebrity crush that might not be in the mainstream.  This question lets you see who the other person likes and what some of their other interests might be.

What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you in school? We all have a moment in school that we look back at and cringe.  Maybe you tripped in front of the class or called your teacher mom.  They might have made you want to crawl into a hole all those years ago, but now it’s something you can laugh at and share.

Which sitcom apartment would you want to live in? You can find out what TV shows they like to watch and their living style as well.  Maybe they like Monica and Rachel’s apartment from Friends or they have their eyes set on living in the White House like the Underwoods on House of Cards.

What is your guilty pleasure? Maybe you both like to sit in your sweatpants and eat cookie dough while watching 90’s TV shows.  You never know how much you might have in common with the other person until you learn their guiltiest pleasure.

What’s your favorite candle scent? Smells are closely tied to our memories and emotions.  The smell of apple pie might bring back memories of their grandma making holiday pies or the scent of pine make them think of a hike they took with their dad.  You can learn a lot about their likes and their memories with this question.

Who would you hate to be stuck on an elevator with? You can find out what they find annoying or unattractive in other people.  No one wants to be stuck in an elevator and adding in the extra fun of an annoying pest can bring out a different side of someone.

What would be your theme song? Music is a great way to break the ice because we all have our favorite artists and genres.  It can be fun to think about having our own theme song and who would sing it.  Find out if they would have different songs for different parts of their day too!

Which cartoon character would you pick to be your best friend? We all need a sidekick and a cartoon one can be way more fun than another human.  You can see what cartoons they like to watch and get a look into their more child-like personality with this question.

What has been your weirdest dream? This isn’t about weird dreams or goals, but weird dreams you have while you’re sleeping.  We’ve all woken up after a head scratcher and wondered what it meant.  Now you can hash it out and see who has the weirder sub-conscious.

What is your signature dance move? Maybe they’re creative and have made up their own or they fall back on standards like the side-to-side a la Hitch.  You can see if they like to dance as well as dance to the beat of their own drum.  Plus you can find out if they know how to do the cha-cha slide.

What color would you be willing to wear every day for the rest of your life? Yeah, it’s a silly way to find out what color they like but it can also let you see what they would be willing to do forever.  Who knows?  Maybe they would be happy wearing neon pink for all eternity.

It’s always good to make someone laugh.  It helps them open up and get comfortable and it can lead to some really interesting conversation.  Try any of these questions the next time you need to break the ice and see if you can get a giggle or two out of the other person.

20 Really Good Questions To Ask A Girl

One of the most important parts of getting to know a girl on your first couple of dates is making interesting conversation. But coming up with things to say on a first date can be difficult. Yet few things will turn a first date sour (and ruin your chances at a second) like boring, awkward small talk.


Question 1 – What is your favorite movie?

Starting off light and carefree is a great way to open up a girl to you. Asking them what their favorite movie is will move the conversation forward and show them your interest.

Question 2 – What is your favorite book?

As with question one, asking a girl what kind of books they like is a great way to open up a conversation. Maybe you will even connect over a particular book that you both love!

Question 3 – What is your favorite place you have visited?

The kind of places that a girl loves say a lot about her personality and what she enjoys doing. Some girls like the beach, some like the city, some like the outdoors, and so on.

Question 4 – Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world?

This is a great follow-up question to the one above. It acts as a bridge and allows you to continue moving your conversation along without any awkward delays.

Question 5 – What is your biggest pet peeve?

A question like this one is great to ask a girl because it forces them to think. Unlike a favorite book or movie, many people don’t think about what their pet peeves are before they are asked about them.

Question 6 – What is your worst habit?

Asking a girl what is their worst habit is a great question because it can go so many ways. Depending on how your conversation is going, you can steer it in a serious direction, a funny direction, or even a flirty direction.

Question 7 – Do you dream often?

Almost everybody likes to talk about their dreams. And asking a question related to them can open up a topic to talk about for quite a long time.

Question 8 – Who are your closest friends?

Asking a girl who their closest friends are shows that you are interested in their life. Most girls love to talk about their best friends. Their answer will also help you get a better feel for what they find important in others.

Question 9 – What is your perfect day?

A fun question, asking a girl what is their perfect day is a surefire way to learn a thing or two about them. Guys, stay focused and remember what they say. If things continue going well, you might be able to use some of what you learned as a nice surprise at a later date.

Question 10 – What do you do when you have free time?

The more you know about a girl you like the better. Asking them what they like to do with their free time is a great way to find out what their primary interests are. It can help you figure out if you two are truly compatible.

Question 11 – Who is your hero?

This is another question that can potentially cut deep. Depending on their answer, it can tell you a lot about who they are as a person and what is important to them.

Question 12 – Do you have a first memory? What is it?

Asking this to a girl lets them know that you are definitely interested in them. People generally don’t ask questions like these if they aren’t actually into someone else.

Question 13 – What school activities did you do in high school?

This is another one of those questions that can help you figure out her interests.

Question 14 – If you could go back in time, what is one piece of advice you would give your younger self?

Asking this question is fun and interesting because it makes a girl think before they answer.

Question 15 – What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

Another fun question, this one in particular can tell you a lot about what a girl values. It can also lead to an interesting conversation.

Question 16 – What is your favorite memory of growing up?

Girls generally like to talk about their past. This question allows them to do that by showing you are interested!

Question 17 – What is the worst fashion choice you have ever made?

Sure, it’s a stereotype, but most girls are in some way interested in fashion. And what is funnier than revealing your worse fashion decision?

Question 18 – What is the most embarrassed you have ever been?

This question is similar to the one above. It is funny and a great way to get a girl to open up and laugh.

Question 19 – What is your favorite food?

The more you can get to know about a girl you like, the better. Questions about food help with this and also help you plan future dates!

Question 20 – Would you like to hang out again?

This question is especially important to ask after a first date. It might seem straightforward but sometimes you need to be straightforward to see if a girl truly had a good time with you. There is no use being unsure!

BONUS – 40 More Questions To Ask A Girl

Question 21: What’s your dream job? Why?

This helps you see more about her. She could be already working her dream job, but something could be holding her back. You may be able to give her the encouragement she needs to work toward that dream job.

Question 22: What’s your Favorite Color?

A fairly basic question, this is good to know. It could help you when you’re shopping for a gift for her later.

Question 23: What’s your favorite holiday? Why?

Believe it or not, a girl’s favorite holiday is not always Valentine’s Day. Find out what she likes the most, and why, so you can make the next one special for her.

Question 24: What musical instruments would you play if you could? (Or what instruments do you play?)

Find out if she has a creative streak or musical talent. If you can play one of the instruments she wants to play, offer to teach her how.

Question 25: Tea or Coffee?

Asking this question much you learn a bit more about who she is. If she hates coffee, then you obviously now asking her out for a coffee date is not a good idea.

Question 26: Morning or night?

If she’s a morning person, then you know she likes to be in bed early. You can adjust your future date plans accordingly. If you are a night person and she is not, you have to get a little creative but it can still work out.

Question 27: Coke or Pepsi?

Soda drinkers are usually quite passionate about the answer to this one. If the two of you are opposites, make sure both are always around and you’ll be fine.

Question 28: What’s your favorite scent?

Knowing the answer to this question can help you when it comes to shopping for gifts such as candles, perfumes, or even cologne for yourself. After all, she’s the one to smell it on you.

Question 29: Favorite Disney movie?

Unless her favorite movie is a Disney movie, on the movie question and see what she has to say. No matter how old we are, we always have one or two classic favorite Disney movies that let us keep the child in us alive.

Question 30: Are you a collector?

Not everyone is a diehard collector, but most people have something they tend to collect. Whether it is stamps, coins, books, or something else entirely, knowing what she collects can give you some gift ideas for later.

Question 31: Where were you born?

If she wasn’t born in the same city where the two of you are now, you’ve learned a bit about her background. If she was, you can ask about whether she’s left the area and come back, or been there her entire life.

Question 32: Have you ever met anyone famous?

This is always a fun one. Find out if she’s ever met anyone famous and if so, where she met them. If you’ve ever met anyone famous, share your story here as well.

Question 33: What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

This one will give you a little bit more insight into her musical taste.

Question 34: How long was your longest relationship? Why did it end?

This one is a little touchy, so make sure you save it until you know her well enough to know how she will respond to it. Once you are comfortable enough to get, you can learn more about what to expect from your relationship with her.

Question 35: What “bad” thing did you do as a child that your parents never found out about?

This is a good one for learning more about what kind of person she is and what she considers to be bad.

Question 36: What’s your favorite restaurant? (If you’re not already there, of course)

If you’re dining out at her favorite restaurant, then it is obvious to skip this one, but knowing her favorite restaurant will give you an ideal date location later.

Question 37: Are you a cat or dog person?

Knowing the answer to this question will help you learn how to address your own pets with her. If she hates dogs, and you have one, you’ll know to keep him away from her in the beginning.

Question 38: Which person in your life do you admire the most? Why?

Learning the answer to this question will help you see more about the quality she admires in a person and how well you can match them.

Question 39: What do you hate most about first dates?

Knowing the answer to this question will help you avoid doing or saying the things she hates.

Question 40: Which parent are you closer to?

Only ask this question if you know she has a relationship with her parents. If her parents are estranged, rephrase it to referred to the people who raised her.

Question 41: Did you move around a lot as a kid?

This one ties back to the where were you born question. Some families move around a lot within the same city, while others move around a lot within the state, within the country, or within the world.

Question 42: Tell me about a life-changing moment for you.

Learning about something that changed her life, can tell you a lot more about who she is as a person.

Question 43: Would you ever have plastic surgery?

If she answers yes, don’t automatically write her off a superficial. Listen to her reasoning and under what circumstances she would agree to it before making any judgment.

Question 44: Are you frugal?

Don’t ask this in such a way that implies she is cheap. Some girls just love finding a good deal and spending their money wisely.

Question 45: Do you have any hidden talents?

If she answers yes, ask her to show them to you.

Question 46: Tell me something “weird” about you.

If she’s willing to open up, this means she trusts you. Don’t use whatever she tells you about herself against her later.

Question 47: Tell me one musical artist you can’t stand.

There are plenty to choose from. This will give you further insight into her musical taste.

Question 48: What’s your favorite song, right now?

Favorite songs constantly changing because every time we turn around new Windsor coming out. Ask what she likes right now, and follow it up with favorite song of all time.

Question 49: Who’s your favorite musical artist?

Much like the favorite song, focus on right now, and then of all time.

Question 50: Where do you see yourself in five years?

This lets you see more about what she expects out of life and how she plans to achieve her goals.

Question 51: Are you an indoor or outdoor type?

This will help you see what types of activities planned with her own future dates, as well as more about the things you have in common.

Question 52: Are you spontaneous or do you like things planned?

This will help you see more about what the two of you have in common.

Question 53: Where do you fall in the family? Oldest, middle, youngest? One of many?

Not only does this show you care about who she is, but her position in the family will give you some insight into who she is. Some personality traits are said to be closely associated with familial position.

Question 54: What’s your favorite sport to play/watch? Favorite team?

Some women do not like sports at all, but there are others who fight against the stereotype to prove that they can like sports just as much as men. If she shies away at the question, and you are a huge sports fan, move on to another subject.

Question 55: Where would you love to go on vacation?

Knowing where she would love to visit on vacation can give you ideas for future planning should the relationship reach that point. Asked her to let her imagination run wild and tell you more about where she would go if money were no object.

Question 56: Who’s your favorite painter/photographer/artist?

You should probably only ask this question if she’s giving you some signs that she’s into art. If you don’t have an answer ready for it, skip it.

Question 57: What’s your favorite art medium? (Clay, canvas, etc.)

Again this is a question you should only ask if she’s given you some inclination she is an artsy type. Prepare your own answer first.

Question 58: Who is your favorite comedian?

This will give you some insight into the type of humor she most appreciates, and whether or not she is easily offended.

Question 59: What was your favorite cartoon as a child?

This is another way for the two of you to find out what you have in common.

Question 60: What TV show do you wish could make a comeback?

This helps you find out what taste she has and TV shows

We hope you enjoyed our list of 20 questions to ask a girl plus the 40 bonus questions. These questions should be exactly what you need to learn about a girl, keep the conversation moving, and show your personality when you are on one of your first couple of dates together.

20 Good Questions To Ask A Guy

First dates are tough. They can be awkward and uncomfortable because getting to know someone new is almost always difficult, especially with the added pressure of potential romance. Fortunately, coming into a first date prepared will help you out big time.

Use the 20 good questions to ask a guy guide below to make your first date really count.


Question 1 – What makes you smile?

Asking a guy a question like this one on a first date is a surefire way to make him smile! It will also help you find out what he is interested in and passionate about for future reference.
Question 2 – What do you like to do with your free time?

A question like this one also helps you figure out what a guy is all about.
Question 3 – What is your most embarrassing moment?

The great thing about asking a guy about his most embarrassing moment is that it shows you a bit more of his personality. It also gives you some pretty good flirting material for the future! Playful teasing is almost always fun.
Question 4 – What is your favorite sport?

Sure, it is something of a stereotype, but most guys like to talk about sports.
Question 5 – What is your favorite food?

First dates are all about getting to know the other person. Asking “favorite” questions are just so great because they help you do this.
Question 6 – What was your worst haircut?

Laughing and having fun is an important part of a first date. Asking a guy what their worst haircut ever was is sure to make both of you chuckle (or cringe!).
Question 7 – If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A question like this one shows a guy that you are actually interested in him. Plus, it is interesting to find out what places a person that you like loves to visit.
Question 8 – What is your perfect day?

Asking a guy this question has so many benefits. First of all, it is an interesting question that will warrant plenty of conversation. Secondly, it can help you find out what your guy likes the most. You can then use this info later on to plan a special day for him (if your dates keep going well!).
Question 9 – Who is your celebrity crush?

Another fun question, asking a guy who their celebrity crush is can help you find out what kind of girls they are into!
Question 10 – Are you a cat or a dog person (or neither)?

First dates are all about having fun. This question is all fun and could lead to some playful arguing if you take opposite sides.
Question 11 – What is your biggest pet peeve?

While your first couple of dates should be mostly about having fun, there is no reason you can’t dig a little deeper to make sure you actually like the guy you are seeing. Asking a question like this one will help you find out more about who your guy actually is.
Question 12 – Do you have any nicknames?

Nicknames can tell you a lot about a person. So ask this question and find out!
Question 13 – Where do you see yourself in five years?

Another deeper question, asking a guy where they see themselves in five years can help you find out if you are compatible. It will help you dial in their interests and can lead to a lot of future conversations.
Question 14 – What did you want to be when you grew up when you were a kid?

This question is similar to the one above. It will also be fun to compare their two answers.
Question 15 – What’s the first thing you’d save in a fire?

Knowing what a guy holds important to them is good to know. Asking what they’d save in a fire will help you find out.
Question 16 – What is your worst habit?

It is good to find a guy that knows himself well and isn’t embarrassed to talk about his negative side. This question will help you make sure that you two are a solid match.
Question 17 – What is your favorite movie?

Keeping the conversation moving is essential on a first date. Asking what their favorite movie is can help.
Question 18 – What is your favorite book?

This question is also a good one to ask to keep a conversation from stalling. You might also find that you have literary interests in common!
Question 19 – Who was your first crush?

A fun question that takes you back to childhood, asking a guy who their first crush was is just fun and interesting all around.
Question 20 – Do you want to see me again?

It might be nerve-wracking but asking a guy if they want to see you again at the end of your first date is essential. I mean, how are you going to know otherwise?

BONUS – 30 more questions to ask a guy.

Question 21 – Do you consider yourself a player?

The answer to this may make you want to move on.
Question 22 – Do you get along with your parents?

Gives you information about his family and how they operate.
Question 23 – Does he like his job?

Icebreaker and indicator about his future plans.
Question 24 – How was your day?

Good way to really get to know somebody based on how he answers.
Question 25 – What kind of car do you drive?

A superficial question but loaded with answers.
Question 26 – Do you have any brothers or sisters?

A good icebreaker, will help him relax and help you get to know him.
Question 27 – Do you like rainbows?

Can help tell how deep he is.
Question 28 – What is your favorite scene in the movie “Forrest Gump”?

Breaks the ice and can make you both laugh.
Question 29 – What is your favorite kind of ice cream?

Loosens him up and makes you both laugh.
Question 30 – Does he want children like you do?

This may be a good way to narrow down the gene pool, and make you both happy.
Question 31 – What kind of beer do you like to drink?

Gives you insight into his tastes.
Question 32 – Do you like to hike?

Indicates what kind of activities he likes to do, he may not like to ruff it.
Question 33 – Do you have any hobbies? If so what are they?

A way of getting to know him.
Question 34 – Do you like the President?

A way of seeing what kind of beliefs and principles he stands on.
Question 35 – Do you like quiet or out on the town evenings?

Shows that your lives are compatible.
Question 36 – Do you consider yourself religious?

A must question for those that have strong religious beliefs.
Question 37 – Do you like comedies or dramas?

A good personality measurement, is he is serious or fun loving.
Question 38 – How close are you with your family?

Tells you about his character.
Question 39 – Do you like to fly?

Is he transient or a homebody, this question may answer that.
Question 40 – What do you like to do with your off time?

Helps him relax and get to know him.
Question 41 – What is your favorite space or astronaut memory?

To find out if he likes science or exploration.
Question 42 – Do you have a smartphone?

How much he loves or hates technology.
Question 43 – Have you rode the Space Mountain roller coaster?

See if he is a bit of a daredevil.
Question 44 – What was the last movie you saw?

To converse and put you both at ease.
Question 45 – What road trip have you taken lately?

For conversation and to see if he is interesting.
Question 46 – What do you think of the show; “Modern Family”?

To start a conversation and see what his views on family are.
Question 47 – What is your personal philosophy?

To have a laugh or serious conversation.
Question 48 – What do you do for fun?

To break the ice and learn more about him.
Question 49 – What kind of kid were you?

To learn more about his personality.
Question 50 – What is your heritage?

To provide stimulating conversation and learn more about their history. You can possibly connect on your family histories. You could also start a great relationship just being interested in each other’s family history or ethnic group


We hope you enjoyed our favorite 20 questions to ask a guy plus the 30 bonus questions. These questions should be exactly what you need to make it through a first date with flying colors – and then hopefully on to a second!

Ten Amazing Vegetarian Recipes

Whether you’re a committed vegetarian looking for some new ideas or you’re considering hopping onto the vegetarian bandwagon for dinners once or twice a week, we’ve got some new recipes for you to try.

1. Portobello Philly Cheesesteaks – Slice up 4 Portobello mushrooms, an onion, and a green pepper and sauté them in a pan. Add a couple of teaspoons of dried oregano and a generous pinch of black pepper. Continue to stir and cook until the vegetables are soft. Sprinkle in a tablespoon of flour to coat the vegetables and then stir in a tablespoon of soy sauce and 1/4 cup soy sauce. Turn off the heat, lay on about three slices of provolone cheese, and when the mixture is all melty and delicious, divide it into four and scoop it onto toasted hoagie rolls. Portobello Philly Cheese Steak

2. Bean Bolognese – Set a pot to boil and cook your pasta according to the package directions. In the meantime, mash 1/2 cup of canned salad beans (or any other beans) in a small bowl. Heat oil a medium-heat saucepan and add some shopped onion, carrots, celery, and a pinch of salt. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add a couple of tablespoons of chopped garlic (about four cloves) and a bay leaf, and cook until it smells really good (about 15 seconds). Add half a cup of white wine and crank the heat. When the liquid is mostly evaporated, add a can of diced tomato with the juice, two tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley, and the bowl of mashed beans. Simmer and cook until thickened and add the remaining whole beans. When it’s all warmed through and the pasta is done, discard the bay leaf and dinner is ready to serve! Add a fresh salad and some crusty bread for a complete meal.Bean Bolognese

3. Vegetarian Taco Salad – Cook an onion and a cup and a half of corn kernels in a large pan. Add in a chopped tomatoes, a can of beans, and a cup and a half of cooked rice, a tablespoon of chili powder, a teaspoon of oregano and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes cook down. Chop three additional tomatoes, and combine with half a cup of fresh chopped cilantro, 1/3 cup prepared salsa, and half a teaspoon of oregano. Combine the bean mixture, half the fresh salsa, and 2/3 cup shredded pepper jack cheese with 2 cups shredded lettuce. Top with crumbled tortilla chips and 1/3 cup cheese. Serve with lime wedges, the rest of the salsa, and maybe some fresh guacamole on the side. Vegetarian Taco Salad

4. Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joes – Chop a pound of cremini mushrooms. Cook onions, a tablespoon of beer, and a pinch of salt in a pan over medium-high heat until the onions are lightly browned. Add 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts and a diced green pepper and cook until the peppers are crisp-tender. Add the mushrooms, 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, and half a teaspoon chipotle powder. Cook until the mushrooms are just cooked through. Add 1 and 3/4 cup beer (and enjoy what’s left in the bottle!), 1/4 cup ketchup, 3 tablespoons tomato paste, and a pinch of salt. Cook while stirring until the sauce is the right consistency. Spoon it onto buns and enjoy! Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joes

5. Lentil Soup – Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a dutch oven. When hot, add finely chopped onions, carrot, and celery and a couple of teaspoons of salt. Cook until the onions are translucent. Add a pound of lentils, a cup of peeled and chopped tomatoes, two quarts of chicken or vegetable broth, and half a teaspoon each of coriander, cumin, and grains of paradise. Increase the heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the lentils are tender. If desired, use an immersion blender and puree the soup until it’s the consistency you like. Enjoy! Lentil Soup

6. Roasted Zucchini Flatbread with Hummus, Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Almonds –  Preheat the oven to 400. Slice 4 zucchinis into half-inch-thick rounds, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and roast until brown and very tender, about half an hour. Warm 4 pitas on a grill or griddle and spread each with hummus. Crumble on some goat cheese, one-fourth of the roasted zucchini, about half a cup of baby arugula, and a tablespoon of coarsely chopped olives. Serve with a lemon wedge. Roasted Zucchini Flatbread

7. Orecchiete with Broccoli Rabe Pesto –  Trim and blanch the broccoli rabe. To blanch, set up a pot of boiling, heavily salted water (Chef Ming Tsai says it should “taste like the sea”) and a big bowl of heavily salted ice water, cook the broccoli rabe for 2 minutes in the boil water and plunge it into the ice water immediately. Drain the broccoli rabe. Chop the broccoli rabe and then puree it until it makes a chunky paste; add half a cup of toasted pistachios and 3/4 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano and puree until smooth. Season it to taste, adding salt if it’s needed. Add 1/4 cup ricotta and pulse until combined. Cook the pasta one minute less than recommended on the box. While it’s cooking, put the pesto mixture in a large skillet and add a cup or so of the pasta water and turn the heat to medium-high. When the pasta is ready, drain and add to the pesto and stir until it’s all combined and warmed through. Remove from heat and add salt and olive oil to taste, stirring. Garnish with shaved parmigiano. Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe Pesto

8. Sicilian-Style Cauliflower with Whole Wheat Pasta – Boil a pot of generously salted water and use it to cook 3/4 pound of whole wheat pasta until al dente (not mushy), drain, and put in a big bowl. Heat oil in a skillet and cook about a pound of cauliflower cut into florets, a large shallot sliced into rings, and two crushed cloves of garlic, stirring until the cauliflower is well browned. Add another two tablespoons of oil, two teaspoons of salt, 3/4 cup water, 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, two tablespoons of golden raisins, a tablespoon each of honey and capers, a sprig of thyme, a bay leaf, and two teaspoons of fennel seeds and/or ground black pepper if you like them. Bring to a simmer and cook until the cauliflower is tender. Remove from heat, discard the bay leaf and thyme, and add three tablespoons each of chopped pine nuts and fresh parsley. Toss with the pasta and 1/4 cup grated pecorino romano. To serve, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on some extra cheese. Sicilian Style Cauliflower

9. Chipotle Bean Burritos –  Heat some oil in a pan and toss in some minced garlic. Cook for about a minute, then add 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring constantly, for about 30 seconds. Pour in 1/3 cup water and a drained 15-ounce can each of black beans and kidney beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in about 3 tablespoons of fresh salsa. Mash some of the bean mixture with a fork. Warm your favorite tortillas, add the bean mixture, and top with your favorite toppings (we suggest cheese, tomato, lettuce, and sour cream). Chipotle Bean Burritos

10. Eggplant and Chickpea Stew – Preheat the oven to 400. Reconstitute an ounce of dried porcini mushrooms in 3 cups of hot water, soaking for half an hour (move on to the eggplant while you wait). Drain and reserve the liquid. Chop the mushrooms. Cut two large eggplants in half lengthwise, brush with olive oil, and roast on a baking sheet, cut-side down, for about 25 minutes. When it’s cool enough to handle, cut the eggplant into 1-inch cubes and toss in a crockpot. Heat some oil in a skillet and cook two large onions until softened. Add six cloves of minced garlic, two teaspoons dried oregano, a cinnamon stick, a teaspoon each of salt and pepper, a bay leaf, and the chopped mushrooms. Cook for a minute and then add the mushroom liquid and a cup of dried chickpeas that have been soaked overnight and drained. Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to the slow cooker and cook on high for about 4 hours, or low for about 7 hours or so. Remove the bay leaf and cinnamon stick and add 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley and a 28-ounce can of tomatoes that you’ve already drained and chopped. Eggplant Chickpea Stew

Enjoy these easy and sophisticated vegetarian dinners. These recipes are not difficult to make, and who knows – maybe you’ll take one or two and use them to learn some new skills as well as adding a new dinner to your favorites!

Top 10 Best Billy Joel Songs of All Time

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, Billy Joel is considered by many to be one of the best pianists, singer-songwriters, and composers of all time. During his long career, he has created numerous masterpieces, many of which sat at the top of the charts around the world for weeks at a time.

Below are the top 10 best Billy Joel songs of all time according to us. Next time you need some great music to listen to, try these classics.

1. Piano Man

Though “Piano Man” never ranked above No. 25 on the Billboard chart after its release, it has since grown to become Billy Joel’s signature song. It relates his experiences drinking night after night in a bar in Los Angeles and seeing a recurring cast of characters roll in.

2. Just the Way You Are

Released over six years into his career, “Just the Way You Are” became Joel’s first Top 10 hit. It is a quintessentially 70s ballad that nearly immediately helped him get labeled as one of the era’s classic singer-songwriters.

3. Only the Good Die Young

Inspired by a boyhood crush, “Only the Good Die Young” is one of Billy Joel’s most controversial songs. It follows a young man who is determined to sleep with a catholic girl who is still a virgin.

4. You May Be Right

During the early 1980s, Joel attempted to stray from his singer-songwriter and jazz-influenced works into rock and roll territory. While the majority of his efforts fell flat, “You May Be Right” is one song that did not. It remains the hardest hitting rock song he ever made.

5. Goodnight Saigon

“Goodnight Saigon” is among the most political songs to come from Billy Joel. As its name implies, it offers up a look on the singer’s stance on the Vietnam War.

6. Tell Her About It

With a decidedly Motown influence, “Tell Her About It” pays homage to Billy Joel’s formative years.

7. Captain Jack

At seven minutes in length, “Captain Jack” is one of Billy Joel’s longest songs. It is also among his most complex and personal. It tells the story of the neighborhood drug dealer from the singer’s day in New York City.

8. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

“Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” is classic Billy Joel. Another seven-minuter, the song is considered one of his greatest musical and lyrical achievements.

9. The Ballad of Billy the Kid

Written during Joel’s formative years, “The Ballad of Billy the Kid” tells the tale of the legendary gunslinger. It’s a far cry from much of his later work but a masterpiece in its own right.

10. Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)

“Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)” is a futuristic look at the city of New York on the brink of collapse. Though powerful when it was first released in 1976, it took on a whole new meaning after September 11th.

There you have it – the top 10 best Billy Joel songs of all time. What songs do you think should have made the cut? Let us know in the comments below.

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Top 10 Best Beatles Songs of All Time

Seriously though, how do you pick the top 10 best songs from a band as illustrious and prolific as the Beatles? The short answer is that it is hard, very hard. Well, we’ve done our best to narrow down their amazing list of songs. Below we present you with our take on the top 10 best Beatles songs of all time.

1. A Day in the Life

“A Day in the Life” is the Beatles at their very best. And that is saying a lot. The monumental ballad tackles everything from life to death and all of the little bits in between.

2. Strawberry Fields Forever

A nostalgic song about growing up in Liverpool, “Strawberry Fields Forever” is from one of the most ambitious periods of songwriting for the Beatles. It’s a weird and wonderful track that blends together an array of bizarre sound effects along with lyrics focused on recollection.

3. ‘Abbey Road’ Medley

Standing the test of time as one of the group’s greatest works, “Abbey Road” epitomizes the success of the Beatles. The 16-minute, 8-song suite takes up almost the entire second side of the last album the band ever recorded together.

4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The name of the song says it all. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was created at a time that the Beatle’s relationships were on the brink of collapse. As fractured as it is fascinating, it’s hard to argue that the song isn’t a masterpiece despite its roughness around the edges.

5. In My Life

The Beatles came into international stardom as a pop band. Yet by the mid 1960s they grew tired off that shtick. Enter “In My Life.” With sharper, more personal lyrics, the song marked a dramatic turn for the future art of the Beatles.

6. Let It Be

Released a month after the group’s breakup, “Let It Be” is a fitting track as one of the band’s last songs. It still stands today as one of the Beatles’ most beloved masterpieces.

7. Something

Somehow “Something” by the Beatles often doesn’t get the recognition that it deserves. Yet it is a very powerful song that showcases the developing songwriting skills of George Harrison like few others.

8. Penny Lane

Another nostalgic look at childhood in Liverpool, “Penny Lane” captures Paul McCartney’s experiences growing up in the community in much the same way as “Strawberry Fields Forever” captured those of John Lennon.

9. I Want to Hold Your Hand

You can’t talk about the best Beatles’ songs of all time without at least mentioning “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Simple and straightforward, it served as the group’s breakthrough hit in the United States. It still stands as one of their most joyful and unpretentious songs.

10. Ticket to Ride

There is a reason that “Ticket to Ride” is such a well-known Beatles song. And that reason is that it rocks! Recorded in 1965, the song is considered an important milestone in the evolution of the Beatles’ music style.

The Beatles are one of the best musical groups of all time. With that said, narrowing down their songs to just the best 10 is a tall order. However, our idea of the top 10 best Beatles songs of all time discussed above is a great place to start on a listening tour of this iconic rock and roll band.

Top 10 Best Rock Songs of All Time (As of 2015)

The discussion on the top rock songs is a continuous debate. There are many greats from over the decades which endure and that have been remade into audible covers. If you’re looking for some of the best rock songs of all time, here’s a look at a few contenders.

Gimme Shelter (1969)
The Rolling Stones

The shelter is that from a storm of political and social unrest, making this one relevant in numerous ways. Just about anything from the group can be a top rock tune. This song’s driving groove puts it up there.

Fortunate Son (1970)
Creedence Clearwater Revival

Often misinterpreted as patriotic, this rockin’ tune has been covered by Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater-Kinney, U2, Kid Rock, and Bruce Springsteen. It is about the Vietnam War, but the theme of the poor being most likely to fight still resonates today.


Helter Skelter (1968)
The Beatles

Paul McCartney’s loud and dirty rock ‘n’ roll song was inspired by a Pete Townsend interview. Named after an amusement slide in Britain, it is mentioned in Don McLean’s American Pie and is thought to have influenced later heavy metal music.

Don’t Stop Believin (1981)

This is one of the band’s most well-known song. Its unique arrangement for a pop-rock song doesn’t bring the chorus in until the end. A notable performance appeared on Glee in 2009 while it was performed in Carnegie Hall by Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Sting, Elton John, and others in 2010.

Dream On (1973)

Aerosmith’s first single, it enabled them to remain signed with Columbia Records. It’s been heard on TV and in movies, as well as in commercials for Buick and Adobe Photoshop. The song features some of Steven Tyler’s most signature vocals.

We Won’t Get Fooled Again (1971)
The Who

The lyrics and the music represent a revolution and politicians of the early 1970’s. It’s known for its synthesizer sound and Roger Daltrey’s scream. Rock radio stations still play this regularly and the song is used at the opening of the TV show CSI Miami.

Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)

Covered by Tori Amos, Patti Smith, and Joan Jett, the song has endured well past Kurt Cobain’s death and was performed during the band’s 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Hey Jude (1968)
The Beatles

Written for John Lennon’s son Julian, it was the longest single at the time (over seven minutes). It was the most downloaded song the day it became available on iTunes. There are many covers of this and references in modern literature.

Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)

Despite its meaning being illusive, this song has endured in pop culture. The video was often seen on MTV following its 1981 launch and was part of a major scene in Wayne’s World in 1992. There have been many covers, parodies, and pop culture references.

Because the Night (1977)
Bruce Springsteen

A hit for Patty Smith in 1977, the song wasn’t released by Bruce until his Live 1975-1985 album came out in 1986. It’s a fan favorite at Springsteen’s live shows. Jimmy Iovine credits this with launching his career. Popular covers were done by 10,000 Maniacs, Cascada, Garbage and Screaming Females, Michael Stipe, and KT Tunstall.

No Free Bird or Stairway to Heaven? On almost every top rock song list, these deserve an honorable mention. We tried to mix it up and hope this list gives you at least a good listen.

Top 10 Best Pink Floyd Songs of All Time

One of the biggest groups of the 1970s, Pink Floyd had a career stretching over three decades. Their style varied from psychedelic to progressive rock. The talents of Syd Barrett and Roger Waters helped make some distinguishable songs. Here are Pink Floyd’s best songs of all time. Let us know what you think of the song list in the comments.

Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Parts I-V (1975)

The band pays tribute to lead guitarist Syd Barrett, who left the band due to mental illness. It was played live frequently before finally being recorded. Roger Waters sings lead vocals.


Hey You (1979)

A mysterious cut from “The Wall”, the song portrays individuals in desperate scenarios and the underlying theme is the need for human interaction. Lead vocals are shared by both Roger Waters and David Gilmour.

Brain Damage (1983)

Also a reference to Syd Barrett’s use of drugs and subsequent mental issues, the song illustrates the mental impact of his departure on the rest of the band. It’s the next to last song on “Dark Side of the Moon” album.

Pigs (Three Different Ones) (1977)

The pigs in the song represent people who act as moral authorities. Roger Waters wrote it about Mary Whitehouse, a British advocate on television content. The song was also a concert highlight and featured a huge inflatable pig.

Astronomy Domine (1967)

The title is a reference to space and control. People have interpreted the song as either personal or political. The song starts with Morse code but with only random tones.

Dogs (1977)

The album version is 17 minutes long. It serves to translate human behavior into that of animals, in this case the dogs are rich businessmen. Originally written as “You’ve Got to Be Crazy” in 1974, the lyrics were adapted for the “Animals” album.

Comfortably Numb (1979)

Often interpreted to be about drugs, this song written by Roger Waters was about a childhood sickness. It’s the last song Waters and David Gilmour wrote together. The song is in the movie “The Wall” and is one of Pink Floyd’s most well-known.

Wish You Were Here (1975)

A tribute to Syd Barrett, this song is mostly about feeling detached. It is a rare collaboration between Waters and Gilmore. The theme of physical, mental, and emotional withdrawal is still relevant.

Money (1973)

The cash register sounds alone at the beginning are classic. Actually about the downside to making a lot of money, the song was a major hit from “Dark Side of the Moon” which was a huge success for the band.

Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 (1979)

The song was written about Roger Water’s dislike for formal education. In the song, the character views a school teacher as yet another brick that helps build a wall around him. It also features a chorus of kids. Waters admits the song is satirical and its quirkiness resonates even today.

These top Pink Floyd songs are standouts for the band and in music. The messages are relevant and the productions are undeniably well-crafted. Is the order perfect? That just depends on your point of view.

Top 10 Best Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time

Led Zeppelin built a fiery blues style and contributed some of the most recognizable songs in music. The sounds of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant transcends heavy metal, blues, or folk. From their formation in 1968 on, their guitar riffs continue to echo in the airwaves. Here is our take on Led Zeppelin’s top 10 song list. Let’s see if you agree.

Ramble On (1969)

The song demonstrates Jimmy Page’s ability to draw the listener in with an acoustic intro, then kick it into overdrive. It embodies the idea of moving from one place to another and constantly moving forward. This one goes back to Zeppelin’s early days.

Immigrant Song (1970)

The song is about the band visiting Iceland in 1970. Lyrics about the “land of ice and snow” and references to mythology were intended to be funny, though many did not take it that way. It was used in the movie School of Rock.

When the Levee Breaks (1971)

Featuring lyrics by Memphis Minnie McCoy from 1929, this song is noted for the backwards echo effect on Page’s harmonica. The drums have been sampled on various rap songs. It was rarely played live because of the complex arrangement.

Achilles Last Stand (1976)

A big sound guides lyrics referencing the Atlas Mountains and the Trojan War. The song is over 10 minutes long and a highlight of Led Zeppelin live concerts.

Since I’ve Been Loving You (1970)

A slow blues affair with lots of soul. Page’s strong solo was actually his demo take and fits perfectly with aggressive organ playing and Robert Plant’s shrieking vocals.

Ten Years Gone (1975)

Fourteen carefully orchestrated guitar tracks guide lyrics about when Plant’s girlfriend asked him to choose between her and music. In early concerts, a 3-neck guitar was played by John Paul Jones. The song stands out as a classic and as a statement on the power of music.

Whole Lotta Love (1969)

With backward echo and metal slide driven riff, Whole Lotta Love is one of Zeppelin’s biggest songs. It was the first single in the U.S. and their only Top 10 hit here. In 2014, BBC Radio 2 listeners voted the guitar riff as the best ever.

Kashmir (1975)

It has one of the group’s most signature guitar riffs. At almost the same length as “Stairway to Heaven”, the song was a breakthrough in getting radio play. The intensity is admirable while not pegging the tune as Heavy Metal or part of any specific genre.

Dazed and Confused (1969)

Originally recorded by Jake Holmes, this 1967 song was remade by Page into an epic live jam. It demonstrates powerful vocals, guitars, and a cello bow. A psychedelic blues arrangement has enabled the band to improvise on it for up to 45 minutes in concert.

Stairway to Heaven (1971)

Released in 1971, this 8-minute production is among the most recognized tunes ever. Its slow building intensity escalates into a masterpiece of improvisation and power. The acoustic start alone is beautiful and unmistakable.

Are these your favorite Led Zeppelin songs? These and many more from the legendary group have endured for decades. They represent some of the most recognizable guitar riffs, vocals, and arrangements of all time.

Top 10 Best Johnny Cash Songs of All Time

Johnny Cash had a huge list of songs from 1955 on. His styles ranged from classic western to rockabilly country tunes. “The Man in Back” wasn’t shy about humor, although he had many serious and socially topical songs. Below you will find our favorite Johnny Cash songs of all time – let us know what you think of the songs list in the comments.

Cry, Cry, Cry (1955)

This was Johnny Cash’s first hit song. He wrote the song overnight at the request of the owner of Sun Records, Sam Philips. It’s mentioned several times in the film “Walk the Line”, but never performed in the movie.

Man in Black (1971)

Cash’s signature song and a reference to his wearing only black clothes. Explaining why in detail, the song peaked at #3 on Billboard’s country charts.

Ballad of a Teenage Queen (1958)

A country hit, this two minute, 13 second long song tells the story of love in a small town. The girl leaves for Hollywood, but later gives up fame to return to the one she loved

Sunday Morning Coming Down (1970)

This Kris Kristofferson song was Johnny Cash’s eleventh #1 Billboard hit. It was recorded live on The Johnny Cash Show.

Highwayman (1985)

Written by Jimmy Webb, the song was featured on an album by The Highwaymen, a supergroup with Johnny Cash, Willy Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson. The group won a Grammy Award for Best Country song that year.

Ring of Fire (1963)

The song was written by Merle Kilgore and June Carter, who wrote it about her relationship with Johnny before they were married. A classic, it was a country radio hit and is now in the Grammy Song Hall of Fame.

Hurt (2003)

Originally by Nine Inch Nails, this was one of Johnny Cash’s last releases. It’s often considered as a farewell and Cash’s poor health was evident in the video. This version was named Single of the Year by CMA.

A Boy Named Sue (1969)

This Shel Silverstein song won Grammy Song of the Year and CMA Single of the Year. It is a quest of revenge and making peace with the narrator’s father for giving him such an awful name. The focal is more speech-like than singing, adding even more to the song’s unusual structure.

Folsom Prison Blues (1956)

This was Johnny Cash’s third single and also recorded for the Live from Folsom Prison album in 1968. The song was a number one hit on the Country charts for four weeks, while the live version was also a chart topper. It opens with “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash”, the line he used from then on to open his shows.

I Walk the Line (1956)

The song was written to promise to be faithful to his first wife while on tour. In 2005, the title was used for the Johnny Cash biopic. It’s considered one of his best songs and is in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

While there are so many great Johnny Cash songs, these are ones worthy of being in a top 10. They cover his full range of potential and span a long and successful career.

Top 10 Best Fleetwood Mac Songs of All Time

Fleetwood Mac formed in 1967 and were joined by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in 1975. Their push of songs lasted through the late 1970s and well into the 1980s. These represent the songwriting might of Buckingham, Nicks, and Christine McVie. These are our favorite Fleetwood Mac songs. Let us know what you think of the song list in the comments.

The Chain (1977)

The driving lead vocals are by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in this song about their troubled relationship. It also represents the resilience of the band

Tusk (1979)

This unusual pop song has a tribal drum beat and ends with a marching band. While its meaning has been in question since the song was released, one thing that’s not is Buckingham’s studio skills.

Gold Dust Woman (1977)

Whether its meaning is interpreted as drug use or the band’s turbulent relationships, this song is iconic and a highlight of Fleetwood Mac concerts. On the 2014-2015 tour, the live version was over 10 minutes long.

Rhiannon (1975)

Lindsey and Stevie wrote this together and recorded it with Fleetwood Mac after they joined. The song’s mystical appeal influenced how Nicks dressed on stage. Named after a goddess, the piece is one of her most iconic.

Hold Me (1982)

Written by Christine McVie and Robbie Patton, this chronicles her relationship with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys. It was the first single off “Mirage” and one of the band’s most successful hits.

Silver Springs (1976)

The song was put on the flip side of “Go Your Own Way” rather than on “Rumours” and later appeared on “The Dance”, the band’s live album. It was added to the 2004 edition of “Rumours”.

Dreams (1977)

Another reference to Nicks’ and Buckingham’s breakup, the song alludes to other relationships in the band and the divorce between John and Christine McVie. It was the only #1 hit Fleetwood Mac had in the U.S.

Gypsy (1977)

Originally written for her solo album in 1980, the song was reserved by Stevie Nicks for “Mirage”. It was a tribute to her dying friend. Over the years, it has become one of her most recognized and iconic songs.

Landslide (1975)

A beautiful song, this one has endured and been covered many times. It looks back on the past and to the future and alludes to a father-daughter relationship. Stevie Nicks wrote this in her 20’s, before joining Fleetwood Mac

Go Your Own Way (1976)

This break up song was released as the first single from “Rumours”. It has one of Lindsey Buckingham’s most identifiable guitar solos which helps drive its intensity.

Don’t Stop (1977)

Also from “Rumours”, this was Christie McVie’s take on leaving the past behind. Should this be #1? It’s one of the band’s most recognized songs and was even used by Bill Clinton in his 1992 presidential campaign.

Tension and hearbreak are recurring Fleetwood Mac themes. The resulting songwriting changed the industry and led to some of the biggest pop-rock hits of the 70’s and 80’s. Great talent and a drive to create built the songs on this top 10 list.

Top 10 Best Elvis Presley Songs of All Time

Elvis Presley is a pop music revolutionary and cultural icon. The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis built a large catalog of song recordings and choosing just 10 is difficult. Here is a list of some of Elvis’s standout songs that represent his unmistakable vocal presence and charisma. Let us know what you think of this song list in the comments.

Don’t Be Cruel (1956)

Released in conjunction with “Hound Dog”, it is still the only single in the U.S. to ever have both sides top the charts. It has a great swing, backing vocals and, of course, Elvis himself. The song was written by famed songwriter Otis Blackwell.

Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stroller, this is the title track to the movie of the same title. The intro is short and simple, but among the most memorable, while Elvis’ persona shines on even to this day.

Burning Love (1972)

This is among Elvis’ best rock-‘n-roll songs. Its piano, horns, drums, guitar work, and choir-like vocals make for a blazing hit. He initially had to be persuaded to record the song, written by Dennis Linde.

Viva Las Vegas (1964)

The title track to Elvis’ most successful film, the song has been used in many commercials, television shows, and continues its connection with the gambling town. A strong vocal delivery makes this song stand out among many great hits from the King of Rock and Roll.

In the Ghetto (1969)

The song’s compassionate vocal tells the story of a child living a life of poverty. Elvis didn’t often sing about social issues, but this turned into a Top 10 hit and was re-released as a duet with his daughter Lisa Marie in 2007.

All Shook Up (1957)

Topping Billboard’s charts for two consecutive years, the song was also Elvis’ second-biggest U.S. hit. It was inspired by a bottle of Pepsi, but took on a life of its own as soon as Presley recorded it. The song was also written by Otis Blackwell.

Heartbreak Hotel (1956)

This was Elvis’ first song to top Billboard’s pop charts in the U.S. For a song about loneliness and despair, it has done quite well and is one of his most notable songs.

Hound Dog (1956)

Also written by Leiber and Stoller, the song was released with “Don’t Be Cruel” and was a #1 hit in the U.S. for 11 weeks. In 1958, it sold over three million copies and was only the third to do so at the time. The song was recorded in New York at the famed RCA studios.

(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love with You (1961)

This love song was written by George Weiss and sung in the movie Blue Hawaii. The movie’s soundtrack was #1 in the U.S. for 20 weeks straight. Elvis used it as his ending to most live shows.

Suspicious Minds (1969)

Elvis’ last #1 hit while alive, this song was a comeback and has been covered by many other artists. The song was written by Mark James and introduced to Elvis by Memphis soul producer Chips Moman. Legend has it Elvis was determined to make it a hit.

These are our top 10 Elvis songs of all time. There are many more. All together, they make up one of the most impressive song catalogs ever.

Top 10 Best Bob Marley Songs of All Time

Bob Marley’s recording career didn’t go past 1980, but the Jamaican reggae singer’s timeless love, protest, and peace songs live on. His chart-topping songs are heard on the radio and jukeboxes around the world. It may be hard to label the best. Most will agree these songs are as relevant today as when they were written. Below are our song list for the best Bob Marley songs of all time. Let us know what you think in the comments.

I Shot the Sherriff (1973)

Another widely covered Bob Marley song, it relates to police oppression in Jamaica. The song is highly identifiable with today’s tensions in society with law enforcement. In addition to being culturally and politically significant, it was also a hit for Eric Clapton.

Buffalo Soldier (1983)

One of Marley’s last recorded songs, this political anthem reflects African suppression in the United States. It is based on African-American cavalries in the late 1800s but imagines anyone fighting for their lives. The reggae classic, as poignant as its message is, simply sounds great.

Three Little Birds (1977)

“Every little thing is gonna be alright,” is the message that still applies in a tense world. The melody remains upbeat no matter how many times one listens to it. It’s been covered by reggae artists and singers from all genres of music

Could You Be Loved

A song built on the subjects of morality and judgement. Combining reggae and some aspects of disco, this is yet another timeless song.

Jamming (1980)

This is one of Marley’s more upbeat songs. This party song has appeared throughout pop culture and on many television shows. That’s fair enough; the message is about having a good time with people.

One Love (People Get Ready) (1965)

The message is one of love and bringing all different kinds of people together. An early hit, it’s still one of the most unifying songs of all time.

Is This Love (1978)

Timeless, romantic lyrics have been heard in various movies. The promise of love every day and every night rings true for anyone, all over the world.

Stir It Up (1973)

One of Marley’s most heard songs, Stir It Up couldn’t not be on this list. In fact the 1967 hit was his first success outside Jamaica and helped launch his career.

Get Up, Stand, Up (1973)

Released in 1973, the song still motivates people and makes them happy. It remains a human rights anthem and stance against prejudice and oppression. This Marley classic is probably heard at every protest, human rights event, and on every radio station.

Redemption Song (1980)

This is arguably not just Bob Marley’s most recognized song, but one of the most revered ever. Its message reflects his own mortality and emancipation from slavery. Lines about mental freedom were borrowed from Marcus Garvey. Redemption Song has been covered countless times and, despite many written before it, summarizes Marley’s legacy.

Decades later, Bob Marley’s songs remain fresh in the minds of people from all walks of life. They cover love, tension, oppression, and many subjects as present in today’s society as in the 60’s and 70’s. They are nonetheless great to listen to on any occasion.

Top 10 Best Nicki Minaj Songs of All Time

Nicki Minaj has had 56 Billboard Hot 100 hits, the most of any female rapper. She’s released three albums so far – Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and The Pinkprint. Between her top hits and fan favorites, there’s no shortage of opinions on best songs, whether solo are when collaborating. Here’s what we think represents Nicki’s best songs.

Super Bass (2010)

The song is Nicki Minaj’s top Billboard hit. It was #3 on the Hot 100, the highest for a solo female rapper. Penned my Minaj, Daniel Johnson, and Ester Dean, it’s about having a crush on a boy. The message is evident even through the playful “boom, boom badoom-booms” of the super bass.

Starships (2012)

The quotes from “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” add pizazz to this dance pop tune, which happens to be the lead single from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. “Starships are meant to fly” Nicki says. A song about reaching potential means much as she’s certainly aimed high in her career. For 21 consecutive weeks it was in the top 10 of the Hot 100.

Moment 4 Life (2010)

This collaboration with Drake is also one of Nicki’s top 10 Billboard hits. The lyrics include a desire to wed the female character in the song, giving it a timeless feel. Nicki admits the song is about two kids growing up and dreaming to be successful rappers, and realize their dream came true.

Pound the Alarm (2012)

A hard driving, catchy song, this song follows a woman who will say what she wants and is burning up the dance floor. It features carnival-themed music yet has some edgy, hard core elements along with an underground dance vibe.

Anaconda (2014)

In spite of the raunchy cover art of the single and lyrics, the song added the phrase “anaconda butt” to modern pop culture. Nicki re-recorded the song in 2014, two years after Missy Elliot chose not to release it

Roman’s Revenge (2010)

Eminem produced this song and is featured on it. Both play their alter egos, making the song fun and multidimensional.

Your Love (2010)

Leaked on the web rather than officially released, the song garnered radio play even though Nicki didn’t feel it was finished. References to Superman and Bruce Willis in his Die Hard movie make it even cooler.

Champion (2012)

The song tells the story from Minaj’s early days to being a successful pop artist. A reference to her cousin, killed in Brooklyn in 2011, adds to the autobiographical appeal

Bang Bang (2014)

Although a collaboration with Ariana Grande and Jessie J, this is Nicki’s third biggest Billboard success. The lyrics are fast paced and catchy.

Beez In The Trap (2012)

Featuring rapper 2 Chainz, the song and its impressive rhymes are anchored by an 80s inspired sound. Nicki takes a stance against other rappers, accenting her “say-anything” style.

These are some of Nicki Minaj’s best songs. You may feel other songs deserve the cut. One thing’s for sure, she’s got her own style and will say what she wants.