Friday, 27 April 2012
Greetings, Internet. Happy Friday.
Friday means the beginning of the weekend and also...
Most Fridays, Playlist Friday has a theme. However, this week I couldn't think of a theme, so the theme is randomness!
There used to be a radio station around these parts which no longer is on the air. The morning show dude supposedly had a bazillion and six songs on his iPod (he'd been in the business for ages) and so they came up with a daily feature which went like this: Listeners would call in each morning at 8 and then select a number at random. Whichever number they chose, they would play that song on the radio. The caller would also get whatever prize they were giving away that day.
Unfortunately, I have no prizes, but here is my version of that. Enjoy!
1. @randaness, #415.
Strawberry Swing, by Coldplay, from the album Viva la Vida. I like this album very much. This song is not my favorite but it's okay. Yes, I like Coldplay. So there. :P
2. @Rob_of_the_Sky, #666
If I Had It All, by Dave Matthews Band, from the album Everyday. Again, not my favorite song from this album, but a pretty good song. :)
Mr. Of_the_Sky actually picked three different numbers (or more?) but I feel this number suited him best.
3. @buddy71, #69
After Hours At McGann's, by Gaelic Storm, from their album Herding Cats. :)
The video has absolutely nothing to do with the song, but was the first embed-able video I could find on YouTube. Gaelic Storm in general does songs that either are or sound like traditional Irish folk music. I have absolutely no idea how it is I first became aware of them, pretty sure it was somehow through my ex. This band's claim to fame is that they do the music found in the dancing scene in the movie Titanic. Not this music.
4. @promisesunshine, #3021
We're Not Right, by David Gray, from the album White Ladder. Again, not my favorite song, though the title amuses me. Someone today just told me I'm not right. It's true. :)
5. @Aloysius_son, #7
Born To Be My Baby, by Bon Jovi, from the album New Jersey.
Someone I work with once gave me a bunch of mp3s, many of which were by Bon Jovi. 99.5% of them are awful. This one is okay. I'm required by law to like this band, since they're from New Jersey and so am I.
6. @Zoz36, #1966
On Broadway, by the Drifters, which I have from the album, The Drifters' Golden Hits but I'm sure was on something else before that.
It'd be funny if this song came out in 1966. :)
7. @fauquet, #3141 (Pi!)
My Strongest Suit, from Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, Spice Girls version.
Aida is a good musical. I actually saw it on Broadway and enjoyed it a lot. As a promotion for this musical, Elton John asked a bunch of his celebrity friends to record their own versions of the songs. They were allowed to change whatever they wanted. Some of the artists changed a lot of the words, melody, etc, and others were fairly close to the original version. This song was done by The Spice Girls.
I don't have the actual soundtrack, though I've been thinking about getting it for quite some time.
8. @Grannys_Place, #3012
Incomplete, by the Backstreet Boys. I have this off the compilation Now 19.
So, I'm not a fan of the Backstreet Boys at all, and this is honestly, really, truly the only song of theirs I own. My brother is the one who is obsessed with the Now albums and continues to buy them to this day. I don't even know what number they're up to. Anyway there were a few songs on Now 19 that I wanted so I copied it into my iTunes and this one I don't totally hate so I kept it.
9. @xplorrn, #963
Piece of My Heart, by Janis Joplin. This I have from Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits, but it was undoubtedly on some other record before that.
This is my favorite song by Janis. I don't love all her music, in fact this and Bobby McGee are probably the only two I really like. But I like the raw and emotional sort of sound in this tune. I don't always like her voice, but in this song it definitely works.
So, I think that's everyone, and miraculously those were all in English, no random Japanese anime music in there, which is surprising because I have a tonnage of it.
If you got a song, what did you think?
If you didn't get a song, what did you think?
Might do this theme again at some point in the near future, it was fun. Thanks everyone who gave me a number, hope you enjoyed.
Next week, the theme will be Songs About the Weather.
Because when you have nothing to say, the weather is something that will always start a conversation. :)