30 day song challenge, day 19: a song from your favorite album

Picking a favorite album is a lot like picking a favorite song. It’s difficult to choose just one across all the varieties and genres. When I started thinking about this topic I thought that Pink Floyd’s Meddle might be my favorite album. But after giving it a lot of thought, I decided that Def Leppard’s Hysteria album is my favorite. I’ve like it longer than I’ve liked Meddle and while I listen to Meddle a few times a year, I listen to Hysteria, or songs from the album much more frequently and with much greater enjoyment. So a song from my favorite album is:

Rocket Man by Def Leppard

And not the remix they did later, but the original that appears on the album. A great song that got me through countless workouts and appears on just about every one of my workout playlists.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.