I was reading through the random blogs on the Freshly Pressed page last night when I came across one called My iPod is Making Me Crazy and had to click on it. It was about the randomness of people’s playlists nowadays thanks to the shuffle feature on our mp3 players. This got me thinking about how random my own playlist was and I decided to keep track of the first 25 songs.
I made up some rules to follow while doing this. One, I couldn’t skip anything that came on. Two, I wasn’t allowed to write down the song and then skip to the next one because I didn’t know if that would influence the mp3 player’s song choice or not. Three, I couldn’t lie no matter how stupid the song was that came on. The fact that I had to implement this rule ahead of time should be some kind of indication as to what kind of music could be contained on my 8 gig player.
So without further adieu, I give you the first 25 songs of my day:
1. Science Fiction Double Feature – Rocky Horror Glee Show Soundtrack. Yes, I love Glee and I do own all the soundtracks the have shot out onto the shelves in the last year and a half. As sad as that may be, I totally enjoy them. I love Rocky Horror and when they announced they were doing an episode based on it, I nearly danced with joy. It is one of the only girly things I do and I think that I’m allowed one or two.
2. Get It On Tonight – Montell Jordon. Immediate flashbacks to high school, riding around in a friend’s older sister’s car with this song cranked up so loud they had to roll the windows down.
3. I Will Buy You a New Life – Everclear. I love this song and miss this band. However, I cringe every time the singer rhymes new with the word…new. I will buy you a new car, perfect shiny and new? No…please use anything other than the same word. I always thought it should be blue.
4. Winter Born (This Sacrifice) – The Cruxshadows. I love this song. Its dramatic and dark and different but still not so very deep and scary goth that I run away. The boyfriend played me this song about a year and a half ago and I then immediately scoured the internet, searching for more and loving almost everything I found. It’s a lot of mythology themed stuff and for some reason, I really dig that.
5. Harder to Breathe – Maroon 5. I dig the sound of Maroon 5. Enough said.
6. So Help Me Girl – Joe Diffie. Yes, you caught me. I like country music. I grew up in a place where it’s common to see people walking around with cowboy hats and giant belt buckles that say “Git R Done”. No one can escape it forever…believe me, I tried.
7. Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) – Wyclef Jean ft. Akon, Niia and Lil Wayne. I know, I try to avoid any songs with people singing who have names that start with “Lil” as a general rule. However, the Dollar Bill part of the song is just so catchy that I find myself using it in daily life. I now hang my head in shame.
8. Disenchanted – My Chemical Romance. This was from The Black Parade album. It actually brings back memories of seeing My Chemical Romance live at our local arena. They played this song and said they were working on it for their newest album. I remember being disappointed later when I listened to it because I liked it so much better than the album they were touring when I saw them live.
9. Heart Heart Heartbreak – Boys Like Girls. I have no story for this one, it’s just really catchy.
10. Over My Head – The Fray. Again, no story. I just like the little background beat. It makes me bob my head.
11. Walking on the Sun – Smash Mouth. I always likened the sound of this song to something that Austin Powers would totally groove to. It’s just got that feeling to it.
12. Creep – TLC. Ah, Crazy Sexy Cool. One of the first CD’s I ever owned and I still have it, somewhere in the basement collecting dust. It was probably far more mature themed than my mother actually realized when she gave it to me for Christmas, but then again, I also got Smash by The Offspring that year from my aunt, despite the parental warnings of explicit lyrics. So I’m thinking that my parents didn’t really care all that much as long as I behaved myself.
13. Help! – The Beatles. It’s The Beatles. They require no explanation.
14. Tomorrow Never Dies – Sheryl Crow. Always picture the entire opening scene of the movie when I hear this. I love Bond songs, they’re always just so great and get you right in the mood for the movie.
15. Follow You Down – Gin Blossoms. Not my fave song from them. I prefer Till I Hear It From You off the Empire Records soundtrack, but this is a pretty good one as well. I recently heard a tidbit on the radio that they may be making a comeback and whilst perusing Wikipedia, found out that they indeed released a new album last fall.
16. Wake Up – Three Days Grace. I’m always happy when I hear something on the radio that totally rocks and it turns out to be a Canadian band. These guys rock and they proved it when I saw them in concern with Work Stacey last year. It was a great time.
17. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Sarah McLachlan. Yes…I am one of those sad people that has yet to have managed to get the Christmas music off of my mp3 player and it is now mid February. One year I left the Christmas tree up until August and only took it down because I moved so I figure I’m not doing to bad on this.
18. Cold Day In July – Dixie Chicks. I love the Dixie Chicks. In my eyes, they can do no wrong and when all that crap went down in the press because of one innocent statement, I was behind them all the way. Then, when they released the documentary “Shut Up and Sing”, it was awesome. Even the boyfriend liked it and he is so not a fan of country music.
19. I am Stretched on Your Grave – Abney Park. This is a band from the steam punk genre. I love it…it’s dark and twisty and so very different. They’ve got violin, a male and female vocalist and a song about the zombie apocalypse. What more could you ask for?
20. The Hand That Feeds (DFA Mix) – Nine Inch Nails. This one is the boyfriend’s doing. He’s a HUGE fanboy of Trent Reznor and all his works so when we started dating, he’d sit me down and I’d listen to all the songs, get the explanations about what they meant, stories behind the albums and everything. Eventually, I started to really like it all as well and genuinely like pretty much everything he does now too.
21. Nobody’s Daughter – Hole. The boyfriend has a not so secret celebrity crush on Courtney Love back in the day. So when her new album came out last year, it was a must buy for him. I ended up loving it a lot. It’s a great CD and I listen to it quite frequently.
22. Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child. Sometimes I forget that Beyonce wasn’t always just Beyonce. I remember the days of Destiny’s Child. This song was my favourite one they did.
23. Who Says You Can’t Go Home? – Bon Jovi. I freaking LOVE Bon Jovi. My mother raised me on four or five different albums from different artists and the Blaze of Glory album for the Young Guns II soundtrack was one of them. I killed that tape. Like Meat Loaf and Tiffany, it died a horrible death, finally chewed up by my tape player, refusing be be played any longer. I finally got to see Bon Jovi live in Toronto in 2008 and it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. It was the most expensive and worth every penny. When the opening notes of Blaze of Glory sounded across the stadium…I have to say I felt all tingly.
24. Through With You – Maroon 5. Yeah, they appear a lot on my mp3 player.
25. Lightening Crashes – Live. Nice. Rounding out the list with a classic song from the 90’s. This was the one that everyone danced to at school dances and it was just so intense and deep. It’s always one of those songs that takes me directly back to high school.