Friday, March 23, 2007

The Hard Part Was Dancing Around the Car Like Mick Jagger...

From the Singalong Random 10

1. True- Spandau Ballet
2. Monkey Man- The Rolling Stones
3. What's New Pussycat- Tom Jones
4. Tuesday's Gone- Lynard Skynard
5. Mother's Son- Curtis Mayfield
6. Keats' Song- Pete Shelley
7. If the Kids Are United- Sham 69
8. We Ought To Be Ashamed- Johnny Cash and Elvis Costello
9. Do Right Woman- Do Right Man- Aretha Franklin
10. She'd Rather Be With Me- The Turtles

Tom Jones has been showing up a lot in my Random 10's lately. I think Bubs somehow arranged this. I'll have to be sure to thank him.

And regarding #1-- what's with all the songs from The Wedding Singer lately?


Bubs said...

You're welcome.

This is one of the best lists I've seen in a long time. I'd forgotten about Sham 69--that song used to be one of my favorites.


lulu said...

Should I be embarrassed about my total love of Spandau Ballet?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'll bet the other drivers were giving you a wide berth. I know they stay clear of me when I am throwing back my head, howling along with a song.

Awww, Pete Shelley - bless his funny little heart.

Erik Donald France said...

Very kewel -- all of it. Randomness and synchronicity are interesting mates. "Monkey Man" is used well on Entourage, if you've seen it.

Frank Sirmarco said...

Now that's a shuffle!

busterp said...

I like #1; it reminds me of the Wedding Singer but it also reminds me of Drew. What a cutie.

Highlights for me:

#2. Monkey and #10. Flo and Eddy.(they had such a mellow pop sound)

Nice list.

If I said my favorite Turtles songs were Elenore and Happy Together instead of #10, would I be micro-managing? Ha.

Dale said...

I love that 'True' song and believe that I can sing it exactly as it sounds on record. I am deluded, true.

Toccata said...

I have no idea why but whenever I hear True I am instantly back in New York. I have never consciously listened to S.B. so the only thing I can think is I must have heard it while there.

Oh, Johnny Cash and Elvis Costello together? Why have I not heard that one before? I have got to check that one out!

Johnny Yen said...

Coming from a guy whose lists always amaze me, that's high compliment.

That "No Thanks!" collection is great-- it needs to be in your collection, or the next time we have a blogger getogether, I can bring it with so you can put it on your itunes.


I think they were already doing that because I had a bottle of Jim Beam in one hand and a handgun in the other.

My wife's a big fan of Entourage.

Saw "The Departed" on Friday night-- great movie and great soundtrack, as you pointed out. "Let It Loose", one of the lesser-known songs from Exile on Main Street (the album I'd argue was the greatest rock album ever), and they played Patsy Cline's "Sweet Dreams" no fewer than three times!

Thank you!

Yes, Drew's cute, but I still think of her as the little kid in ET and Firestarter.

I LOVE Happy Together! I remember hearing it on the radio when I was a kid.

One day, my stepdaughter was playing someone's cover of it, so I played the original on my itunes. She and I now have a tradition of singing it together on karaoke.

I believe you can sing it exactly as it was on record. Delusions be damned.

Have you checked out, the online karoake? It's way cool. I just checked, though-- they don't have "True" up yet.

You can hear Mrs. Yen, my stepdaughter and I (we can't persuade my son to do it-- yet). We're under The Yen Family Singers.

It brings me back to college and rooming with three great guys and having the time of my life in Charleston, Illinois. Definitely great memories.