Why Brian Wilson’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ is the Best Ever
Halloween music has become synonymous with wish fulfillment, but it’s also become a bit of a bane.
We’re going to try and sort out what the best songs on the year were, as well as the best wish you could ever have.1.
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic & Mavis Staples: “Wish Me a Merry Christmas” (2016)”If I could wish you a happy Christmas, I would wish you were here tonight.
You’re my best friend, so if you have any problems or problems you’re having with my family, you know, I’m here for you.
I’ll give you all the money you need to get through this and be back on my feet, and I’ll be a better person than I am now.
That’s what I want to say to you, that’s what this song is all about.
And we’ll just keep praying for you, and you’ll be back in my life, in a way.”2.
‘Happy Birthday’ by Rihanna (2018)”Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to my friend.
Happy birthday to all of the people you’re making me feel good about.
Happy Birthday, Rihanna.”3.
‘All the World’s A Stage’ by The Rolling Stones (1963)”It’s just me and the Beatles, but I just got to be with the Beatles.
You know, they’re just such an awesome band, you don’t need me.
I don’t want to be a rock star, but they’re doing such a good job of it.”4.
‘I Am Yours’ by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers (2004)”When you look in the mirror, don’t be ashamed.
Just look in that mirror, and look at the real you, the one you really are.
Look at the beauty you have, the love that you have.
Look in the darkness and see the light.”5.
‘Tiny Little Pill’ by Tame Impala (2017)”You see, that song I’m playing right now, that one song I wrote was about a woman who had a baby, and then she passed away and I lost the baby and she couldn’t find anybody to give it to, and the child is just like, ‘Oh my god, I can’t give it back, it’s mine.’
And that’s all.
That song, that album, I think that was my favorite song I ever wrote.”6.
‘Wrecking Ball’ by Bruce Springsteen (1994)”I wish I was a rock and roll star, I wish I could be a singer, I guess I can be both, but what I would like to do is give back, and give something back to everybody.”7.
‘Love Sickness’ by Miley Cyrus (2016)”I’m going to make it rain.
That is my favorite, I feel like a real star right now.
I am the most talented artist on this planet, I am one of the most popular artists.
You can’t even imagine me doing this if I were to have to change my career.
It’s just so fun to see my friends all in a band and make music together.
I love it.
I feel so lucky.
I just feel like I’m on top of the world.”8.
‘Say It Ain’t So’ by Eminem (1994)”If it weren’t for me, I wouldn’t be here.
I ain’t going anywhere, but if it weren.
I’m just going to keep giving everything that I have to this world.”9.
‘You Don’t Know Me’ by John Mayer (1999)”One time I had a dream.
I was driving down the highway and I saw a sign for the beach.
I remember that and it was my dream, but the next thing I know I’m in the backseat of a police cruiser and they’re trying to arrest me.
And I’m like, I just don’t understand how that could be happening.
And the next minute they take me to jail and I’m back on the highway.”10.
‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ from The Simpsons (1966)”Buster Scrugger, my father, always wanted me to be an athlete.
And my mother, she wanted me in the NBA.
But I had my dream.
And so we decided we’d get a job together, and he would take care of the kids and me and we would play basketball together.
So he was the one who took me to college.
And then he passed away, and my mother didn’t have the energy to come to the funeral and to be there for me.
So I just decided I was going to come up with my own way to raise money, and that’s how I got my first job.”11.
‘Crying in the Rain’ by Adele (