What's on your Ipod playlist these days? Here's a random sampler from mine:
1. SOS. It is my favorite Abba song (and John Lennon's, apparently). And I mean the Abba version, not the Pierce Brosnan cringe-fest version on Mamma Mia.
2. Stand Back by Stevie Nicks. This song turned 29 years old on January 29th, Stevie wrote it on the day of her only marriage. Inspired by Little Red Corvette and Prince himself came up with the (uncredited) synthesizer parts for Stand Back.
3. I Would Die 4 U. Speaking of Prince, I'm loving this goodie. The karaoke version is great, too.
4. Cosmic Love, Florence + The Machine. Love love love.
5. Cloudbusting, Kate Bush. This song is becoming dangerously close to overtaking Hounds of Love as my favorite Kate song.
6. Dream Away, The Northern Pikes. The Pikes came from Saskatoon, Canada and were so underrated in their prime in the 1990s. Their early stuff (like Teenland) -- the guitar riffs especially -- sounded inspired by The Smiths.
7. Scare Easy, Mudcrutch. Love this song by Tom Petty's old band Mudcrutch, they reunited a few years ago and came out with an album. Sounds like a grittier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song.
8. Don't Stop the Dance, Bryan Ferry. My 2nd favorite Bryan Ferry song (second only to Help Me).
9. Wonderdrug, Jann Arden. I've seen Jann twice in concert. She is hilarious, puts on a good show and I've always loved this song.
10. Heartbeat City, The Cars. I actually heard the Live Aid 1985 version first, the live version is as good as the original.
11. Clutch, Shea Seger. She came out with her first album in 2001, then disappeared for years. I googled her last weekend and it turns out she released an independent album in 2010.
12. Absolute Beginners, David Bowie. Had we known about this song when Hubs and I first got married, this would have definitely been our wedding song. :)
13. Here Comes the Weekend, Roxette. Oh yes. I love Roxette. Always have, always will.
14. The Circle, Paul Hardcastle. Oh yes. I love smooth jazz too.
15. Games Without Frontiers, Peter Gabriel. For some reason, I'm really loving this song this week.
16. Dirty Work, Steely Dan. On our last night on our NYC vacation, Hubs and I went to M Bar for a cocktail before seeing the tree at Rockefeller Center, and the duo playing live music there that night finished their set with Dirty Work. I'll never forget it.
17. You're So Vain, Carly Simon. Who is this song REALLY ABOUT??? Some say Mick Jagger, some say Warren Beatty.....maybe someone else out of left field?
18. Wade in the Water, Ramsey Lewis version. Great song to have playing in the background at house parties.
19. Perfect Kiss, New Order. Really loving this song this week too, my favorite New Order song and the frog sounds in the middle of the song are pretty cool.
I know. My music tastes are fairly eclectic. And I love it.