Tuesday, April 7, 2015

iPod Confessions

Like most humans with the ability to hear, I love music. I have a wide variety of tastes in music, and have a really hard time categorizing my taste. If I had to, I'd say, "All, but only a little country."

I was looking at my iPod and saw some wild inconsistencies in my tastes. I have something like eight or nine hundred songs downloaded, so there's no way I could go over the list that closely - no one has time for that. But I scrolled through my ipod (phone) and made some lists in case you are REALLY bored today!

Please especially take note of the second group if you're looking for new music.

Top 7 most embarrassing finds:
1. Boyfriend - Justin Bieber
3. Several songs by Miley Cyrus... and.....
4. Some One Direction and even worse.....
5. Several more songs by Justin Bieber (other than the one already listed)
6. We built this city - Starship (I should be more embarrassed about this song than I am)
7. Several Britney Spears songs

Top songs I most recommend you listen to (my favorites) (if I made you a mix tape, this is what would be on it):
1. All the girls are complicated -Laura Cantrell
2. Dance me to the end of love - Madeleine Peyroux
3. Don't stop me now - Queen
4. Hands in pockets - Laura Gibson
5. Hey Brother - Avicii
6. Horchata - Vampire Weekend
7. Lily (Con Estrella Morente) - Chico & Rita New York Band & Orchestra
8. Little things - Pomplamoose
9. Love of mine - Nickel Creek
10. Out in the Twilight - Tally Hall
11. Simple Girl - Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
12. Space Oddity - David Bowie
13. Scarecrow - Counting Crows
14. Still - Gretchen Parlato
15. Surrey with the fringe on top - Blossom Deary
16. Tapioca Tundra - the Monkees
17. Truckstop gospel - Parker Millsap
18. Wild child - Brett Dennen
19. Domino Man - The Beautiful South

1. Fancy - Iggy Azalea
2. All about that bass - whatshername
3. Happy - Pharrell
4. Royals - Lorde (make it stop)
5. Take me to church - Hozier

Top 3 most random songs:
1. The Courtship of Eddie's Father (theme song)
2. Hail to the chief - US marine band
3. Snowbird - Anne Murray

Top what was I thinking when I downloaded this song??
1. Bed intruder song - Antoine Dodson
2. Down - Jay Sean (what the!?)
3. I gotta a feeling - Black Eyed Peas (omg)
4. Lollipop - Lil Wayne (ew - don't listen to this song. What was I thinking!?!)
5. My style - Black Eyed Peas (oh my gosh, I have two songs by them on my ipod?? who am i?!)

Top 12 nostalgia (school days) songs:
1. All I want - Toad the Wet Sprocket
2. Cornflake girl - Tori Amos
3. Eternal flame - The Bangles
4. Fall on me - REM
5. Find the river - REM
7. Hole hearted - Extreme
8. To be with you - Mr. Big (still love this song so, so much - just TRY to listen to it without singing along. Can't be done. Physically impossible.)
9. I'd die without you - PM Dawn
10. Shake the disease - Depeche Mode
11. Spoonman - Soundgarden
12. All songs by Jellyfish

Top TURN IT UP songs:
1. Back in black - AC/DC
2. Houses of the holy - Led Zeppelin
2. Closer to the Heart - Rush
4. Doctor Feelgood - Motley Crue
5. It's tricky - Run DMC
6. Sabatoge - Beastie Boys
7. E-pro - Beck
8. ALL Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Rush songs - too many to list

Random iPod observation:
There's a lot of music by: Counting Crows, They Might be Giants, Disney movies, boy bands, Jellyfish, Led Zeppelin, Metalica, John Mayer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Billy Idol, Simon and Garfunkel, and Kanye West (?!). And even some Eminem.

I would love to hear about some of your iPod confessions if you feel like sharing.


violet50 said...

I still love "To Be with You", too. and JELLYFISH! I don't think I recognized any of your "must listen to" songs, at least by their titles. My favorite bands/singers are: The Everly Brothers, PP&M, Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles, Bread, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, and Ricky Nelson.

ajkat said...

I'll have to check out your recommendations! I have inconsistencies on my playlist too. My music would only make sense to someone with multiple personality disorder....wait.....

Most embarrassing:

3 NKOTB albums
Hanson - MMMBop
Spice Girls - Wannabe
Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe
Ini Kamoze - Here Comes the Hotstepper
Justin Bieber - Baby (and Boyfriend...)

Mrs. McGregor said...

This post makes me want to explore a career in forensic iPod analysis of random music tastes. lol

I must check out some of these songs!!!
what popped out at me -
Really? Bed intruder song? I have to listen to that!
I thought Horchata was a south american beverage not a song.
Hilarious that you have the theme song from Courtship with Eddie's Father. I loved that show! Remember the doll? It looked very similar to Kitty Carry-all, Cindy Brady's favorite doll.

This morning I heard an oldie from Cutting Crew on the radio (Died in your arms) and wondered how I've gone this long without adding it to my ipod.

A random winter boredom project could include weaving a story (or blog post) using just the titles of the songs from your own ipod. Something like this....

Doctor Feelgood, Shake the disease.
Spoonman, I'll die without you. All I want, to be with you.
Cornflake girl, fall on me, find the river. It's tricky that sabotage.
Bed intruder, I gotta a feeling down closer to the heart.
Happy snowbird, take me to church for the truckstop gospel wild child. Don't stop me now Tapioca Tundra.
Hey brother, domino man, don't stop me now, all the girls are complicated. Dance me to the end of love, love of mine. Still, hands in my pockets simple girl. My style is a simple girl, not a wild child. Just want some Horchata!

See, it could be so good for a party game to do a ipod mad libs concatenation!

At the end of the day, I wish I took the time to even listen to my ipods. haha

Frannie said...

This post is so good!!! I love diving into the nitty-gritty of people's's so fun to analyze! :)