Really, there’s no pattern. Come see:
- Ashes to Ashes, David Bowie: “Ashes to ashes, funk to funky, we know Major Tom’s a junky.”
- Harvest Moon, Neil Young
- Ghost Riders in the Sky, Johnny Cash
- The Chain, Fleetwood Mac
- Witchy Woman, The Eagles
- Castle in the Sky, The Avener & Kadebostany
- 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Paul Simon
- Une Femme, Albin de la Simone
- Let it Be, The Beatles
Yes, I still have my 3rd generation iPod nano. It has a name (iPooh) and it turned ten years old on my birthday this year. I got it in seventh grade. It’s a wee silver iPod nano and I still update it regularly with whatever music I’m listening to the most. Because it’s small, portable, and has remarkable battery powder. And I’m fond of it.
Thankfully I do do iPod culls. Because I do not still listen to the music I listened to in seventh grade (I don’t even want to think about it). There are only about 400 or 500 (or maybe 600) songs on it.
And some bands are much better represented than others. The fact that I keep it full of my most-listened to means that the majority of bands and musicians are represented only once or twice. The following are the most notable exceptions, with five or more tracks, each.
- Creedence Clearwater Revival, 5
- Edith Piaf, 5
- Fleetwood Mac, 5
- Glass Animals, 5: The problem here is all of the songs sound the same, so does this count as five songs or one? I’m not sure really.
- Nouvelle Vague, 5
- Daddy Yankee, 6: The sound of home, for me. I grew up to Gasolina. Whatever that says about my life.
- Lana del Rey, 6
- Sia, 6
- The Beatles, 7
- David Bowie, 8
- Simon & Garfunkel, 11
- The Rolling Stones, 12
Perhaps I’ll do a future post on my most-listened to songs. The problem is that I have a kind of OCD tendency to reset the number of listens. So it might take a little while.
The life of a superstar is all fast cars, drugs and rock and roll, right?
Well, if I were a superstar and could take my pick, it would probably be something more like fast horses, sparkling water… and still rock and roll.
Because rock and roll is pretty great, and probably my preferred genre at the moment. It makes you feel free and like getting up and dancing or just doing anything you feel. Which is a pretty appropriate soundtrack for the curtains closing on summer.
Speaking of rock and roll, the 40th anniversary of Elvis’s death was yesterday, so I was thinking about doing a playlist post for Elvis- but there is one fairly insurmountable stumbling block.
I only listen to Can’t Help Falling in Love. Very short playlist. Continue reading “Playlist: Rocking Out (A Little)”
Some songs strike me as being summery, even beyond the ice cream truck tune and the songs we learned at girl scout camp. Continue reading “Sounds of Summer”