Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Playlists

Okay, so as everyone knows, I rock the playlists and just completed one of my best trilogies ever--Brit-pop (like).

Now, I try to be sincere with my playlists and pick songs I like--although with this new one, I was trying out some songs I didn't really know that well to see what I thought of them. Anyway, I think it is important that your playlist reflects who you are and what your into at the time.

I'm always suspicious of Itunes playlists by "famous" artists because they could totally be posing and have their agent or PR person write there list for them. Today, I saw the craziest, saddest and hilarious playlist of all time--Ashley Parker Angel's. No kidding, he picks "Living on a Prayer" Bon Jovi and writes something like--if you don't know this song you must be living in a cave 'cause it's awesome. Who doesn't know this song!!!

So, I'm re-energized by our Pilch & Barnet blog topic of greatest roll down the windows and sing to summer songs of all time, to do that as my next playlist. Any ideas?

5 Comments:

At 2:12 PM, Blogger Holly said...

I wanted to know if the music on one's iPod really means anything about that person, so I put my nano on shuffle and this is what I got...
1. E-bow The Letter -REM
2. Kissing A Fool - George Michael
3. Who'll Stop The Rain - CCR
4. All This I Should Have Known - Breathe
5. Adore - Prince
6. Into The Groove - Madonna
7. Take On Me - a-Ha
8. Doo Woo (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill
9. Miss Independent - Kelly Clarkson
10. Use Me - Bill Withers

What does this say about me?
Lyn - what wouldn't a summer mix be without Shout by Tears for Fears. Especially if you listen to the intro four or five times before you actually begin the song!

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger Jodi said...

How about "Walking on Sunshine," Katrina and the Waves or "Brown Eyed Girl," Van Morrison?

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger Breeze said...

Lyn,
My blogging is usually rare, but I couldn't help but think of a summer playlist on my drive up to Madison. The order is important, or so I learned from High Fidelity, so it's still being modified.
Explanations are in parenthesis where I feel they are needed.

1. “Axel F” - Harold Faltermeyer
2. “Playing with the boys” – Kenny Loggins (played in the scene from Top Gun while they are playing volleyball. No, I’m not gay. It just reminds me of summer so back off.)
3. “Girls, Girls, Girls” – Motley Crue
4. “Dream Police” – Cheap Trick (not a summer goes by without Cheap Trick playing at SummerFest or some other outdoor venue so they must be represented.)
5. “Good Times” – Inxs
6. “It takes Two” – Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock (In case you watch “My Name is Earl,” yes I did push B7.)
7. “Paradise City” – Guns and Roses
8. “Star Wars Main Theme” – John Williams (Don’t think of a dork with rat tail wearing brown robes, think of how it was used in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.)
9. “Summer of ‘69” – Bryan Adams (I know this is too obvious to put in a summer playlist, but I’ve spent too many summers at Milwaukee County Stadium, where this song was played constantly, to not give it props.)
10. “South Side” – Moby
11. “Nuthin' But a "G" Thang” – Dr. Dre
12. “Fight for your Right” – Beastie Boys

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger Lyn said...

Whoa--you wouldn't have even needed to say you grew up in Milwaukee County--the list makes that evident (although it is missing the prerequisite Thunder Road and Sweet Caroline). But, I certainly can't hate on any playlist that includes Kenny Loggins or Rob Base--although I'm a Joy and Pain-girl myself.

Definitely Walking on Sunshine has got to be there. I know associate Brown Eyed Girl with Julia Roberts since Sleeping with the Enemy, which isn't fair to Van Morrison--but it is what it is.

I had to put some parameters on it to make it work, so I stuck to songs from the mid-80s to today. Okay, my list would go something like this:

1) Cruel Summer--the original, no Ace of Base crap.
2) The Sign--Ace of Base
3) Spiderwebs-No Doubt
4) Raspberry Beret--Prince
5) Buffalo Stance--Nenah Cherry
6) Save Tonight--Eagle Eye Cherry
7) What's Luv--Fat Joe and Ashanti
8) Rock Your Body--Justin Timberlake
9) Ignition (re-mix)==R. Kelly (I know, I feel bad, but it is such a great song)
10) Like a Stone--Audioslave
11) Celebrity Skin--Hole
12) Beautiful Day--U2

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger Lyn said...

Working out this morning, I was reminded of another kick ass summer song--Back to Life--Soul 2 Soul. What a groove on that track!

 

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