By EW Staff
December 03, 2010 at 05:00 AM EST

Tenpole Tudor, ”Swords of a Thousand Men”
”They’re one of those Clash rip-offs from the ’80s. I’d forgotten about this song, but it was in a commercial and it rang a bell. The ‘Hoorah-hoorah-hoorah-hey!’ is just so catchy. I was like, ‘I know that song from being a kid, but I couldn’t tell you any other part of it.’ It made me hunt it down.”

The Real McKenzies, ”Loch Lomond”
”In looking for ‘Swords of a Thousand Men’ I discovered the Real McKenzies. I’m a huge fan of the Pogues and other Irish folk rock & roll bands. The Real McKenzies are like that, although they’re technically Canadian. It’s that ‘You take the high road/And I’ll take the low road’ song. It rocks.”

Bobby Darin, ”Mack the Knife”
”One day, when I worked in a record store, we decided to find all the versions of ‘Mack the Knife’ in the store and play them back-to-back. Bobby Darin is still the standard for me.”

Weezer, ”Trainwrecks”
”I met Rivers Cuomo and had taken a picture with him when we were both doing the George Lopez show. Two months later, I got an e-mail saying they wanted me for the cover [of Hurley]. How can you not be flattered by that? Right now Weezer is in heavy rotation. I’m definitely partial to the new album, I admit.”

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