Back in 2004, I snarfed the following meme from patgund. Now I has iPod, and I can do it for real:
- Open up the music player on your computer (if you have one — the music player, I mean. Clearly you have a computer, because otherwise you couldn’t read this).
- Set it to play your entire music collection.
- Hit the “shuffle” command.
- Tell us the title of the next ten songs that show up (with their musicians), no matter how embarrassing. That’s right, no skipping that Carpenters tune that will totally destroy your hip credibility. It’s time for total musical honesty. You can put the list in the comment thread, or write it up in your blog or Journal and then post a link in the comments.
So, here goes:
- Something So Right (Paul Simon: Negotiations And Love Songs 1971-1986)
- When I Dream (Roger Whittaker: Changes)
- Courtin’ In The Kitchen (The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem: Hearty And Hellish)
- Rocky Racoon (The Beatles: The Beatles (White Album))
- Top Cat (Hoyt Curtain, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera: Toon Tunes: Funny Bone Favorites)
- She Is Still A Mystery (The Lovin’ Spoonful: The Best…)
- Lead-In And Song: We Got Annie (Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin: Annie (1977 Original Broadway Cast))
- Mama Who Bore Me (Reprise) (Lea Michele & Girls: Spring Awakening (2006 Original Broadway Cast))
- There is a City (Osnat Paz: Jerusalem of Gold/Hava Nagilah: Songs of the Six Day War)
- The Wells Fargo Wagon (Erich Kunzel: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra: The Music Man (1991 Studio Cast))
- On The Rim Of The World (Malvina Reynolds: Ear To The Ground: Topical Songs 1960-1978)
Yup, quite a mix. I should point out, for honesty sake, that there is one Carpenters album and one Barry Manilow album in the overall mix, but with almost 16,000 songs, the kitchen sink is in there as well.