Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day 40 Playlist

I got out by myself today to run some errands so you know what that means? That’s right baby, loud music and singing along without inhibition! So what if people see me as they drive by! As long as they can’t hear me, I’m fine with that. I was having a good time so I thought I would make up a list of songs that provide the soundtrack to my own private karaoke. 
Hold On, I’m Comin’--  Sam & Dave  -- One of my favorite R&B hits from the late 60’s! Just give it all you’ve got while you’re singing along. Believe me, it’ll feel good!
I’ve Just Seen A Face -- Performed by Jim Sturgess, original by The Beatles -- I prefer the version from the movie Across the Universe. I just do... 
Hotel Yorba -- The White Stripes -- “Well it’s 1, 2, 3, 4 “ times the fun to sing it! 
To the Dogs or Whoever -- Josh Ritter -- It’s a fun song with fast interesting lyrics, a great drum beat, and then the chorus opens up and it sounds like everyone is singing along with you. (By the way, Josh Ritter does a cover of "Once in a Lifetime" by the Talking Heads.

Once in a Lifetime -- Talking Heads -- "Because you might find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile..." I often do.
Portland Oregon -- Loretta Lynn & Jack White -- Great guitar and I happen to love slow gin! Then the lyrics beg to be sung... uh huh! 
I’ll Fly Away -- Performed by Alison Kraus & Gillian Welch -- Okay, it’s a hymnal and all, but it just makes me happy!! What a great melody to sing any time of day, even “in the morning”!
Goodbye Earl -- Dixie Chicks -- Funny.
Plowed -- Sponge -- High school nostalgia and instant reminder of the teen movie of the mid 90’s, Empire Records. 
Wake Up -- Arcade Fire --There’s something inspiring about this song with it’s powerful opening and the lyrics with it’s “hold your mistakes up” and all. 

From Out of Nowhere -- Faith No More -- This song makes me bob my head. That sounds ridiculous, I know, but I guess I don’t head bang... I head bob. 

I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked -- Ida Maria -- I think this was a freebie song, but it’s awesome to let loose to!
Who Let You Go -- The Killers -- This band has a diverse song list, but I love to hear him so “Ohhh” in this song.
Under Pressure -- Queen and David Bowie -- I love love love it. I also think of John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank., one of my favorite movies! 
Song 2 -- Blur -- Makes you want to sing with a british accent.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered -- Stevie Wonder --A classic Wonder!

It’s Friday, I’m in Love -- Performed by Dryden Mitchell, original by The Cure -- It’s a great song, no matter who sings it, but this version makes think of my go-to feel good movie, 50 First Dates. 
Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf -- The Killers -- Yep, I do like The Killers. Turn this one up! His lone voice at the end sounds even more amazing when it's cranked up... it’s almost a shame to sing over it... almost.
Gunpowder and Lead -- Miranda Lambert -- Just makes me want to put on my big boots and start kickin’ ass and takin’ names.
Hit the Road Jack -- Ray Charles --  First of all, it’s Ray Charles... enough said! But I also love that way female vocalist says “I don’t care if you do...” 
Walking on Sunshine -- Katrina and the Waves -- Well, my list wouldn’t be complete without it. See A Song That Makes Me Smile.
This is just a partial list... I could go on for days! But this is what makes me smile when I riding all by lonesome. It isn’t that I don’t sing in the car when I have company (much to the occupants’ dismay), but I really go for it when I’m off on my own. I highly recommend it!

You know, it's always me me me... How about you now? What songs would you put on your list?

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