3. “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” by Arcade Fire from Funeral (2004)
Number three is a familiar spot for this song, as it occupied the same spot in my Top 5 Songs by Canadian Artists list. In truth, it’s tough to pick a favourite Arcade Fire song, as so many are excellent. In fact, it’s not easy picking out the best Arcade Fire song with “Neighborhood” in the title. So it’s entirely possible that I go with this one simply because it’s the first Arcade Fire song I ever heard (and yes, that is because it’s track one of Funeral). I get to see them live in September, which should change my world (not to get my hopes up too high or anything).
Sample lyric: “You change all the lead/
Sleepin’ in my head to gold/
As the day grows dim/
I hear you sing a golden hymn/
The song I’ve been trying to sing”