The spring season of the Local Show wrapped up last week with a very special edition: Songs We Loved in High School, as performed by Andrew Peterson, Andrew Osenga, Andy Gullahorn, Jill Phillips, Eric Peters, and Sandra McCracken. There were songs by the Indigo Girls, Marc Cohn, Crowded House, R. E. M., James Taylor, DC Talk, and so much more—more than you could have ever hoped for.
Today, we share with you the complete set list from that glorious night. And, as long as we’re having fun, we’re sharing a second playlist representing some of our contributors’ favorite songs from high school as well. Suffice it to say that we’ve been greatly enjoying our walk down memory lane.
“In this season’s final edition of the Local Show, we had some longtime Rabbit Room favorites share covers of songs they loved in high school. Affectionately known as the ‘Square Pegs,’ they included Andrew Peterson, Sandra McCracken, Eric Peters, Andrew Osenga, Jill Phillips, and Andy Gullahorn. It was an incredibly fun night with everybody from Bruce Hornsby and the Indigo Girls to Marc Cohn and DC Talk. Sadly, the livestream wasn’t working, but if you get the chance, check out @thelocalshow on Instagram for some clips of the show.”
Jill Phillips: “Stay (I Missed You)” by Lisa Loeb
Andy Gullahorn: “Everything That Glitters” by Dan Seals
Eric Peters: “Look Out Any Window” by Bruce Hornsby
Andrew Osenga: “It’s the End of the World As We Know It” (And I Feel Fine) by R.E.M.
Andrew Peterson: “Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn
Andrew Peterson: “Silver Thunderbird” by Marc Cohn
Sandra McCracken: “Closer to Fine” by Indigo Girls
Group: “Carolina in My Mind” by James Taylor
Andy Gullahorn/Jill Phillips, et al: “High Enough” by Damn Yankees
Eric Peters: “These Days” by Jackson Browne
Andrew Osenga: “Jesus Freak” by DC Talk
Jill Phillips: “Summer Solstice” by Susan Ashton
Andrew Peterson: “Heart of the Matter” by Don Henley
Sandra McCracken: “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers
Andy Gullahorn: “The Living Years” by Mike + The Mechanics
Andrew Osenga: “Wonderwall” by Oasis
Jill Phillips: “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Neil Finn/Crowded House