Check out the list of essential songs as voted by listeners to WYEP (91.3 FM). I am sort of surprised the Closer to Fine by the Indigo Girls is #1, but I do have the CD and Rhonda and I saw them at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia when that CD came out.
Here is the entire list:
For Wilco, Jesus, Etc has to come before Heavy Metal Drummer. I love both songs, but one is more essential than the other.