Sunday, June 28, 2009

New playlist!

You can (if you are supremely bored) go over to my Meanderings & Musings blog and read all about my travails today with my MP3 player. Trust me, I ought to print it up as the cure for insomnia.

But I do have a new playlist worked up! I will comment only on the newer songs I have added -- I thought of a few others, and took out most of the undecideds.
  • ABC (Jackson 5) -- oh, like you didn't see this one coming after this weekend.
  • Ain't Wasting Time No More
  • Alive & Kicking
  • All Fired Up
  • All Over the World (ELO) -- Well, I was going through my list and thought it would be good enough for both walking and for biking.
  • Are You Ready?
  • Batdance (Prince) -- yeah, it's a little long and shifting tempos, but I was listening to it a few times this weekend and thinking "Why not?"
  • Born to Run
  • Brand New Lover
  • Break My Stride (Matthew Wilder) -- a song I had forgotten I even had in the ol' library. Well worth the addition.
  • Cool the Engines
  • Easy Lover (Philip Bailey w/Phil Collins) -- yes, I actually have Collins making an appearance on my machinery. Another great gem from the mid-80s.
  • Feelin' Satisfied (Boston) -- if I was going to delete one Boston tune, I needed another to take its place, and this one just seemed to work.
  • Hearts on Fire
  • Hips Don't Lie (Shakira) -- it's the beat, man. Get a little hip action in while I'm walking, or else some upper body "merengue" moves if I'm on the bike. Yeah, I've watched the Zumba DVD a little too much, huh?
  • How Do I Make You (Linda Ronstadt) -- I had forgotten about this one too. Critics dismissed her "LA Punk" phase, but I liked this one particular cut.
  • Humans Being
  • I Want You Back
  • James Dean
  • Jealous Again
  • Journey To The Center Of Your Mind
  • Keep Yourself Alive
  • Leave It
  • Life Is A Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)
  • Mighty Mighty (Earth Wind & Fire) -- since I took off "Boogie Wonderland" I also felt I needed to replace it with another of theirs. Oooh.... I could have also used "Sing A Song" ... now why did I think of that sooner? Darn it! Anyway, this is a great tune, and I love most of their stuff anyway.
  • Misty Mountain Hop
  • Need You Tonight
  • Off the Wall (Michael Jackson) -- again, I was driven to this one by the weekend's events. But it's one of his best early solo pieces, and besides, I've heard "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" this weekend until I wasn't about to download that one.
  • One Fine Morning (Lighthouse) -- a good song that I've grown to like in the last few weeks. That early-70s fusion of horns and rock that reached its commercial strength in early Chicago recordings, as well as Blood Sweat & Tears. Which reminds me.... I'd put on "And When I Die" if the darn tempo didn't change 40 times during the song.
  • Ooh Child
  • Party
  • Peace Frog
  • Play Something Sweet
  • Pop Life (Prince) --- the one off the actual album, instead of the one from a compilation that was the weird dance mix. 3:47 beats 6:12 in lots of ways!
  • Ray of Light
  • Real Wild Child (Wild One)
  • Redneck Friend
  • Rock & Roll is King
  • Roll With It (Steve Winwood) -- I've been on a Windwood kick the last few days at work. Listening to Rhapsody with lots of Blind Faith and Traffic (some great stuff too!!!!). Wonder how "Paper Sun" would work on this list? Hope I don't get a "Hole In My Shoe".......
  • Runner
  • Running With the Night
  • Sexyback
  • Shining Star
  • Sirius (Alan Parsons Project) -- on further review, I really ought to pair it with "Eye In the Sky" for better flow, but I just didn't think "Eye" would have worked. I may change my mind.
  • Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves
  • Smooth (Santana w/Rob Thomas) -- yeah, probably a little B2AC by now, but I like it and it works.
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Stone In Love
  • Suicide Blonde
  • The One Thing
  • The Voice (Moody Blues) -- a good replacement for "Gemini Dream"
  • There's Only One Way To Rock
  • Under Pressure
  • Vacation
  • Vehicle (fixed that bad tag, finally!)
  • Vogue
  • Wanna Be Startin' Something (Michael Jackson) -- I had to.
  • Well All Right
  • Werewolves of London
  • West End Girls (Pet Shop Boys) -- I don't know why but it just struck me to put this one on the list. So I did.
  • Whatever Gets You Through the Night
  • Who Do You Love? (George Thorogood) -- for the moments during a workout when I dream of a Sam Adams Light (and I don't even like beer!)
  • Winning
  • Xanadu (Olivia Newton-John) -- it's a guilty pleasure. And if I decide to take up roller-skating, I'll be well-prepared..... HAAAA!
There may be a couple more that I throw back in there..... but I also think I'll wait a few days. At least until the newer MP3 player arrives.

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