On the Sparks Official Fan Site, there's a small, ongoing thread where people list their top ten Sparks songs. I was never able to do this - the task of coming up with ten just seemed too overwhelming. Finally, I decided to take on the challenge. It was an exhaustive process that took months - but hey, that's what daily commutes on the Metro are for!
I stayed loose on the criteria - that was the critical decision. I don't know if these are "my favorites" or "Spark's best" or the songs I most respect, or what. Maybe their common thread is that they move me...I don't know. Anyway, as I got absorbed in this project I came up with this list.
I didn't exactly stop at 10. So here you go - WITH COMMENTARY, my top 130 Sparks songs!