You know the routine... you're stuck on a deserted island with just an ipod and maybe one or 3 other people (the ipod has endless battery).
Of course, since my answer to the "what three books would you take to a deserted island" includes "Desert Island Survival for Dummies", and "How To Get Rescued from a Desert Island, For Dummies", then I will set in place a rule that says "No... Songs chosen just because lyrics contain survival advice don't count, if any such songs do exist".
Sex Beat (both the originial The Gun Club version, and the awesome Alejandro Escavedo version, but not the slow Escavedo version [only the sucky slow one is available from v-cast, the jerks]).
Temptation, by Tom Waits (along with tons of songs from Mule, Franks Wild Years, and then there's the awesome older albums -oh, nevermind. Let's just say at LEAST 20% of the songs he's done.)
All the Love In The World and Closer by NIN
Condemnation and Little 15, by Depeche Mode
Chubb Subb, by MMW
London Calling, by the Clash
When the Lights Go Out, by The Black Keys
Paper Bag, by Fiona Apple
Sideways and Appetite, by Citizen Cope
Try A Little Tenderness and None of Us Are Free, by Solomon Burke
Delicate, The Blower's Daughter, and Cheers, from Damien Rice's album, "O".
Maleguena, by Carlos Montoya
Too many Nina Simone songs to list, but inluding Feeling Good
A couple R. L. Burnside tunes (but Bad Luck City is the only song name I can recall at the moment)
the classic Minnie The Moocher, by good'ol Cab
I have to give up on this list. There's just too many to think of.
Throw in a couple Lucero songs, some Greenday and System Of A Down, perhaps, as well as Mass in C Minor by Mozart, a few songs from my favorite musical, Chess, and a few songs by Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday. etc... etc... etc...
I haven't even touched on Vivaldi, Tool, And Parliament Funkadelic. You all know there'd have to be lots of funk.
Anyway... I'm going to nap, I think.