All right, so everyone is doing this, but I thought I'd join in the fun. I put my iPod on shuffle and wrote about the first 10 songs that came on. Now, I have to say that what's on my iPod is what's on my iTunes, and about 80% of what's on my iTunes comes from Alex's iPod and Bruce's iPod. Much of it, I've never listened to. I just copied it over thinking, "Oooh, that might be nice to listen to!"
Without further ado:
1. "Who Needs Forever (Thievery Corp Remix)" – Astrud Gilberto, Verve Remixed
I have never heard this song. But I like it. As with any good remix, the original remains in some identifiable form.
2. "Desire Brings Me Back" – Blondie, The Curse of Blondie
I’ve never heard this song, either. I don’t really like the first 50 seconds, but it gets better. Is this older Blondie? Because I thought I liked Blondie, but maybe I’ve been mistaken. I could live with not hearing this song again.
3. "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" – Supremes, Diana Ross & The Supremes Anthology
Yeah, I’ve never heard this song before. But I like it. Classic Supremes – but with a fuller backing band than I’ve heard on other tracks.
4. "Prairie Fire that Wanders About" – Sufjan Stevens, Illinois
Finally! A song I’ve heard before! Not my favorite song from this album, but that’s like saying chocolate isn’t my favorite ice cream flavor. I mean, sometimes I’ll eat it.
5. "Yeah! Oh, Yeah!" – The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs, Vol. 3
I’ve heard this song before, too! Yeah, oh yeah. The Magnetic Fields do mean-spirited love songs like no one else.
6. "Je Suis Titania" (from Mignon
by Ambroise Thomas) – Maria Callas, The Passion of Callas #1
I’ve probably heard this once before, because I know I’ve listened to this album all the way through at least once. But it’s completely foreign to me. I don’t know Mignon
at all, really. Callas shines, though.
7. "I’ll Follow My Secret Heart" – Arleen Auger, Arleen Auger: American Soprano
I fell in love with this song in 2000, and sang it in my senior recital. I used to listen to it over and over and over again. It’s by Noël Coward, and falls into the “follow your dreams” genre. Very sweet.
8. "Easy to Love" – Billie Holiday, Collection 1 (1935-36)
I know it better as Ella sings it, but I’ve heard this version before too. It’s easy to love – the lyrics are great.
9. "Radio Campaign" – M. Ward, Transistor Radio
Sheesh. We’re only on the 9th song? “Come back, come back, my little peace of mind…” This man is masterful with the following: lyrics, playing the gee-tar, and sangin’.
10. "Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing" – Nina Simone, Nina Simone
I’ve heard this song
before, but not this version
. Makes no difference, really, if it’s sweet or hot. Doo-wah.