It’s every artist’s dream to leave a legacy. To achieve immortality through music, to create something lasting that will be remembered long after you’re gone. When you listen to Lou Reed you can actually hear his influence on modern music – the bass riff at the 6 min 55 sec mark of “Street Hassle” will send any guitarist running for his instrument. Lou’s collection of songs include timeless anthems that still resonate today and pieces that simply served a purpose, to reflect the spirit of the day and age. His creaky voice told stories that spoke to a generation and continues to inspire the next one.
Here are my Top 5 Lou Reed songs:
5) Street Hassle (Street Hassle, 1978)
4) Walk On The Wild Side (Transformer, 1972)
3) I Love You (Lou Reed, 1972)
2) Sad Song (Berlin, 1973)
1) Perfect Day (Transformer, 1972)
BONUS: This Magic Moment (Lost Highway Soundtrack, 1997)