Shuffle Me, Baby.

Thanks to all of you for your musical suggestions the other day; I spent a rather long time searching for songs that afternoon and ignoring everything else I was supposed to be doing. (What can I say? Procrastination is my middle name.)

I ended up downloading a pretty hefty number of songs, ranging from the Vengaboys (!) to Metallica (!) (Seriously, you should see my Recently Added Itunes folder. It's like four different people are sharing it or something.) I organised my music folder on the computer as well, and found some absolute classic songs that I hadn't updated to my Ipod for some reason. Of course, I fixed that. Hooray!

Flagpole sitta - Harvey Danger (This was our Contiki Europe wake-up song! It's also from American Pie, love it.)
Where is the love - Hanson (Brings back obsessed 13 year old memories. I was possibly their biggest stalker fan.)
This is how we do it - Montell Jordan (I was cool once, alright?)
The real Slim Shady - Eminem (I was such a rebel that I bought this single. And it even contains the eff word! Gasp!)

Lately when I've been walking, I've been bringing out the whole treadmill karaoke miming experience once again (believe me, if the house was empty I wouldn't be miming, I'd be singing my lungs out.) I've realised though, not every song works for karaoke miming.

It either has to be a song with;

a) Fantastic angry-ish lyrics; aka Too Bad - Nickelback, Hemorrhage - Fuel, Sick & Tired - Anastacia, Stronger - Britney, (hee) The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars.

b) A good 'treadmill beat' with stupid-ish lyrics; aka Juicy - Better than Ezra, Lala - Ashlee Simpson, My Humps - Black Eyed Peas, Hypnotic - Craig David, Starry Eyed Surprise - Paul Oakenfold.

c) The 'cheese factor', songs that are full of cheesy goodness; aka On The Way Down - Ryan Cabrera, All Around Me - Savage Garden, Good Times - Tommy Lee,  Just Dance - Jamiroquai.

All the randomness is fabulous when it's me listening to my Ipod, I don't care if the songs jump from Britney to the Beach Boys. But it is kind of amusing when other people are listening in on it.

On our New Zealand Contiki, the tour driver pretty much stole my Ipod most days when we were travelling; our Day Song was Wind it Up - Gwen Stefani, and mine was the only Ipod that had that song on it. Some days, he'd just put random Ipods on shuffle and have them connected to the coach radio so that everyone could hear the songs. I remember cringing at first, just waiting for a daggy song to come through. For some reason, Ipod decided to play about six Roxette songs in a row that day. (Suffice it to say that the next person's Ipod was hooked up at that point!)

Oh well. I guess it was better than the other tour member whose songs consisted of music by The Corrs only. (Shudder) Alright, I'll admit it, I went through a Corrs phase myself once, what? Runaway was a great song! Psh. I would never listen to that music! Dag.

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-R- said...

Are the Vengaboys the group that sings, "Boom boom boom boom, I want you in my room"? When I lived in Ireland, that song played every freaking five minutes, and we fell in love with it because it was so horrible.

LaLa said...

Ahhh. Welcome to the wonderful world of the bi-polar Ipod.

**Sigh** sometimes I realise how ooollllddd I am.

The first song I ever bought with swear words in it was Greased Lightning (dude, when it FIRST came out. OK, my brother bought it, but still) and when I went on Contiki we took cd's and I had a camera... with FILM!

Hee hee.

nancypearlwannabe said...

I love that you openly admitted to being a Hanson stalker/fan.

Noelle said...

I would totally workout to Hanson. And Britney, she's an inspiration, because despite all the recent maniacal crap, her thighs look great. My iPod always shuffles to Chris Issac when I work out, and that's about as much fun as the Corrs (who also shuffle in on me.)

Laurel said...

Lady, Hanson has like 17 kids between the 3 of them already. If your stalking had worked, you'd be the mom of at least 7 or 8 kids by now.

velocibadgergirl said...

I am really digging Regina Spektor (not all of her songs would work for exercise music, but she's rad) and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs lately.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs song "Phenomenon" makes me do the devil-horns rock-on arm-pump EVERY TIME I hear it, no matter what. I'm sure it amuses the cat greatly when I am bustling about in the mornings, half-dressed, packing my lunch while devil-horn rock-on arm-pumping along with the computer. ;)

Aimee said...

I love Juicy! that's a fab song.

Also, Bodies by Drowning Pool. It's totally angry. LOL
That and Crazy Bitch by Buck Cherry. Go now and listen. LOL

kirby said...

I'll never forget the day a kid at school climbed up on the science bench and proceeded to sing and dance to boomboomboomboom...
Harvey Danger.. HAH.. reminds me of the movie Disturbing Behaviour.

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