25. “Can’t Take My Eyes off of You” by Frankie Valli
Lois probably has a secret love for this romantic song. It’s at the very bottom of her top 25, but you know she probably has it in her heart everyday.
24. “Hero” by Regina Spektor
We know it. She knows it. Lois might be Superman’s girlfriend, and he might be a superhero. But Lois Lane is her own hero. She always will be.
23. “No Man’s Woman” by Sinead O’Connor
The same goes for this song. Lois probably watched Alias a lot when it was on, and this song was featured in the pilot episode. It’s so Lois. You don’t have to depend on a guy. You just have to do you out there.
22. “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago the musical
What’s that, Superman fans? Lois doesn’t strike you as a musical fan? This musical is all about girls running the world… albeit violently. While Lois isn’t an especially violent person, she would probably settle such urges through a tough song like this one.
21. “The Lady is a Vamp” by The Spice Girls
It’s a lesser-known Spice Girls song, sure, but Lois seems like the kind of lady who’d be really into them. After all, Lois is a pioneering feminist of fiction, and I think she’d appreciate these girl power advocates singing about awesome ladies in our world’s history.
20. “Who Run the World” by Beyoncé
It’s becoming a classic about how girls are, you know, awesome and stuff. I think Lois would love it.
19. “Punk Rock Girl” by The Dead Milkmen
Lois seems like the kind of lady who’s really into weird music, and you don’t get much weirder than The Dead Milkmen. This song is about a really cool girl who listens to really cool music and doesn’t care what anyone thinks about her really cool self. That’s Lois material.
18. “White Night” by The Postelles
It’s not a popular song, but it’s fast, strong, and probably what Lois puts on to finish a story when coffee’s just not doing the trick.
17. “Kick out the Jams” by MC5
I’m biased as a native Detroiter, but I think Lois would be into this for sure. The beginning would understand her like nothing else quite could.
16. “Femme Fatale” by The Velvet Underground
A femme fatale is literally a dangerous woman. Lois Lane is literally a dangerous woman. You do the math.
15. “Because the Night” by Patti Smith
Patti Smith is a great writer, just like Lois Lane. She’s also a really tough woman, just like the Daily Planet’s star reporter. This isn’t a wimpy, little love song. It’s a love song meant for Lois.
14. “The Distance” by Cake
She’s a Pulitzer Prize winner, yes. But it’s still easy to see Lois snickering at the less-than-obvious metaphor that this song is really all about.
13. “Kiss Off” by The Violent Femmes
There’s no better song to say, “Forget you” to your opponents (Sorry, Cee Lo Green.). It’s tough, it doesn’t mess around, and its bridge is one of the best I’ve ever heard in pop punk. Lois would agree.
12. “Chelsea Dagger” by The Fratellis
This song has been featured in movies that Clark Kent probably wanted to see (like Pitch Perfect), but Lois probably noticed the awesomeness of this song and bought it right away. It’s pretty killer, not too well known, and very Lois.
11. “I Hate Myself for Loving You” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
A classic, tough girl anthem, you know Lois would be a huge fan of Joan Jett. Although, admittedly, Clark would wonder why of all the cool Joan songs Lois has on her iPod, this one is in her top 25. Did he do something wrong?
10. “What’s My Age Again?” by blink-182
Smallville’s Lois Lane was a teenager when this band was popular, and we all know your teen music sticks with you forever. This is probably one of her favorites by blink.
9. “American Idiot” by Green Day
She might be married to the guy who promotes Truth, Justice, and the American way, but that doesn’t mean Lois isn’t a huge Green Day fan. She seems like she’d be one, especially where the 2004 Grammy winning album, American Idiot, is concerned.
8. “Conquest” by The White Stripes
Female drummer Meg White would be the first thing Lois notices about The White Stripes, but this would be her favorite song by the band. She would love the fact that in the end, the woman has all the power.
7. “Violet” by Hole
Tough ladies love this song. Lois Lane is a tough lady. This would be one of her favorite songs of all time. She listens to it when she’s mad at someone for taking her story.
6. “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin would be Lois’ favorite lady of rock-n-roll. She doesn’t stand for anything less than the best. The song really puts it best – “a woman can be tough.”
5. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
Lois also seems like the grunge/punk type, and no band exemplifies that sound better than Nirvana. This is one of the best songs of the era and one of the best ever written. Lois Lane wouldn’t take that lightly. She’d love it.
4. “Surrender” by Cheap Trick
But we know Lois has to also be a fan of big-haired, 80s bands. Rather than being cliché and having “I Want You to Want Me” as her favorite Cheap Trick song, she’d go with the slightly lesser known “Surrender.” With her childhood (Dad is General Lane; Mom passed away when she was little), she could probably relate to it, too.
3. “We Used to Be Friends” by The Dandy Warhols
You know Lois was probably a huge fan of Veronica Mars, and she’d appreciate the beans out of the show’s epic theme song.
2. “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin
You can’t be sad or even angry when you listen to this song. Lois works a high-pressure job. She needs something that doesn’t mess around when the stress starts to get to her. This is the perfect fix.
1. “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake
Smallville’s Lois is a known Whitesnake fanatic. There’s no better Whitesnake song than this one, and maybe no better power ballad ever written. She has probably played this song over 400 times.