In honor of the American Accordionists Association’s annual festival — going on this weekend in Arlington, Virginia — the Washington Times published a list of its top five accordion rock songs. (We’ll try to ignore the fact that they misspelled “accordion.”) Their list:
- “Squeeze Box” by The Who
- “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” by Bruce Springsteen
- “Jenny’s Got a Pony” by Los Lobos
- “Back Street Girl” by The Rolling Stones
- “If I Should Fall from Grace With God” by The Pogues
For some reason, they ruled out crossover acts like BeauSoleil and Buckwheat Zydeco, but even then, I still think they’re missing some winners. What would make your list of top accordion rock songs? Leave a comment and let us know.