Your iPod Says A Lot About You

I have nothing constructive to do at work today so I yoinked this from Bluz.  You are supposed to write about the first 25 songs that come up on your iPod.  What I’ve come to realize is that I probably have the most eclectic taste in music EVAR.

1.  Johnny Cash – Jason Aldean – Relentless.  I love Jason Aldean.  There’s something hot but pop about him all at the same time, and he reminds me of one of the more “true” country singers.  I have big issues with the country singers that call themselves country today – folks like Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, and Rascal Flatts pass themselves off as country, but come on…we all know they AREN’T.

2.  House With No Doors – George Straight – Troubador.  In my opinion, this is one of the best George Straight albums today.  He’s amazing. 

3.  I Get A Kick Out Of You – Frank Sinatra – Classic Sinatra – I love Sinatra – really I love anything from that era, and generally, if I’m in the car, I’m listening to the 40s, 50s, or the Sinatra channel on XM.  This music came out when music SAID something to people other than shake your ass and hold the wall up.

4.  Those Good Old Dreams – The Carpenters – Singles (1969 – 1981).  My mother says she would put the Carpenters on the stereo when I was in my playpen and I stand up and dance and dance.  Karen Carpenter had one of the most beautiful voices and smoothest sounds a person could muster.  And the fact that they were the only two voices in every single one of thier singles…well, that’s just amazing to me.

5.  White Trash Wedding – Dixie Chicks – Home…ah…my Chicks…I love my Chicks.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.  Even when everyone hated them.  What’s even funnier?  I love Toby Keith just as much!!

6.  (You’re My) Soul and Inspiration – Righteous Brothers – How can you not listen to the Righteous Brothers and just swoon from sheer soul and romance that pours from them?

7.  Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations – Something About Mary Soundtrack – I still laugh every time I hear this song thinking of that stupid movie.

8.  Happy to Be Here – Trace Adkins – X (Ten) – OMG I remember the first time I ever heard Trace Adkins voice.  I’m a sucker for that deep deep baritone…and the long hair…and that rippling chest…ahem, what?  Music?  Oh, yeah.

9.  I Will Survive – Gloria Gayner – Rhythm, Love and Soul – I have seriously had some wicked break ups in my time.  Every time I do, I rock out to the Devine Miss Gayner.  Hard.

10.  No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley – Bob Marley and the Wailers – I always enjoyed Bob Marley, but we went to Jamaica for our honeymoon and it cemented my love for Bob Marley – every single time I hear him, it brings up happy memories of my honeymoon with my husband.

11.  Evil Woman – Electric Light Orchestra – Classic Rock – Ah…highschool memories – nuff said.

12.  Pretty In Pink – Psychedelic Furs – Classic Rock – My favorite movie from the 80s – Duckie, I still love you.

13.  Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin – Bobby Darin – this is my husband’s favorite song, hands down, and we played it at our wedding.  I hear this song and I think of our wedding.

14.  You Own My All – Nota – Nota – I fell in love with Nota on the Singing B last year (and squee – it’s coming back next week!!).  I love latin music in all forms, and combined with a capella singing, Nota has it all.  If you haven’t heard them, go, now, download.  Just try not to sing along.

15.  My Best Friend – Tim McGraw – A Place in the Sun – is it wrong to say that one of the biggest reasons I love Tim McGraw is the fact that the Tugger was his dad?  I remember when I first heard Tim McGraw – before he was even on the country music radio charts, he sang the National Anthem at a Phillies Spring Training Game and was introduced by his dad.  The night that Tim scattered his ashes on the pitching mound during the NLCS this year, I sobbed.

16.  The Very Thought of You – Nat King Cole – The Very Thought of You – no one croons like Nat King Cole.  My husband and I enjoy listening to him so much.  Dancing and happy memories when we hear Nat King Cole.

17.  Uprising – Muse – To 50 Workout Hits – OH yeah, I get my jam on at the gym with this baby.

18.  I Ain’t Got Nobody – Preservation Hall Jazz Band – The Essential Preservation Hall Jazz Band – one of the oldest dixie land jazz bands in the New Orleans area, people literally wait in line for hours to hear these guys.  And they are made of win, and unicorns and rainbow farts.  You can not sit still when you hear the PHJB.  Seriously.  My Mom used to take me to see them when they toured at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware.  Such happy memories of an evening out with my awesome mommy!

19.  I’m So Lonesome – Hank Williams Sr. – Unknown Album – I’m a true country music fan at heart and true country music started with the likes of Hank Williams Senior, George Jones, Patsy Cline, etc.  I haven’t heard a HWSr. song yet that I haven’t loved.

20.  Sunday Morning Coming Down – Johnny Cash – Unknown  Album – this song says so much to me about the man who sang it, and the man who wrote it (Kris Kristofferson).  Amazing song, with such deep felt lyrics.

21.  Con Mi Nota en Do – Nota – Nota – see above.  🙂

22.  Funkytown – Pseudo Echo – Best of Disco – What?  You don’t like disco?  Blasphemer!

23.  Trailerhood – Toby Keith – Bullets in the Gun – This song takes me right to our beloved Casa De Pollo in Virginia – you must listen to it. 

24.  As Time Goes By – Rosemary Clooney – The Very Thought of Your – that woman had some pipes…and she was absolely gorgeous when she was younger – just watch White Christmas with Bing Crosby – that woman’s waist was as big around as my wrist!

25.  Potter Waltz – The City of Praugue Pops – Essential Harry Potter – have I cemented in your mind how much of a geek I am?


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. bluzdude
    Nov 24, 2010 @ 14:25:13

    3. I’ve got a couple Sinatra on mine… NY NY, of course but my fave is Fly Me to the Moon.

    4. What is it about kids and Karen Carpenter? I used to love her voice as a little boy… it was so mommyish…

    5. Love the Chicks… especially the pissed off songs from the disc after all the bad press… Takin’ the Long Way Home. (I think that’s the name.)

    11. ELO- my favorite group in high school and early college. (And Turn to Stone just came on my I-pod right now.)

    18. PHJB… my parents have seen them and loved them, but I’ve never been. Is that the Louis Prima song you’re referring to? I love that… Both the Prima and David Lee Roth versions are on my I-pod.

    22. Funkytown! One of the best tunes from my (brief) nightclubbing days… Back when dance music had a melody and not just bass.


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