Random Music Meme

This one is borrowed from Kristin. The rules:

  1. Open up the music player on your computer (if you have one — the music player, I mean. Clearly you have a computer, because otherwise you couldn’t read this).
  2. Set it to play your entire music collection.
  3. Hit the “shuffle” command.
  4. Tell us the title of the next ten songs that show up (with their musicians), no matter how embarrassing. That’s right, no skipping that Carpenters tune that will totally destroy your hip credibility. It’s time for total musical honesty.


Here’s my list

  1. Crosby Stills Nash & Young — Helplessly Hoping
  2. Leo Kottke — Even His Feet Look Sad
  3. ZZ Top — Sleeping Bag
  4. The Lyres — Swing Shift
  5. The Guild League — Fingers of the Sun
  6. Single Gun Theory — Metaphysical
  7. The Orb — Little Fluffy Clouds
  8. Dervish — The Hills of Greanmore
  9. Train — Ramble On (Led Zeppelin Cover)
  10. Eminem – Stan

Whew… my Neil Diamond collection stash is safe.

25 thoughts on “Random Music Meme”

  1. Hmm…

    1. Moondance (live) — Michael Buble
    2. I Won’t Leave Your Lonely — Shania Twain
    3. Palladio – i Allegretto — Karl Jenkins
    4. Touching the Untouchables — Men at Work
    5. Under Your Thumb — Godly and Creme
    6. Everybody Hurts — The Corrs
    7. This Kiss — Faith Hill
    8. I’ve Got You — Martine McCutcheon
    9. Mr Natural — Mental as Anything
    10. Would I Lie To You — Ralph McTell

  2. Hmmm, either my classical section was over sampled or I have more classical music recorded than I thought.

    1. Tequila Sunrise – The Eagles (got lucky with #1)
    2. Le tombeau de Couperin, for Orchestra – Debussey
    3. Earth – Gladiator Original Soundtrack
    4. Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, 3rd Movement (Van Cliburn)
    5. Brahms Violin Concerto in B, 1st Movement (awesome)
    6. Motzart Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major (a little too light)
    7. You Know What I Mean – Phil Collins
    8. Intermezzo in E-Flat Minor by Brahms (Van Cliburn)
    9. Don’t Stand So Close to Me – The Police
    10. Lunatic Fringe – Red Rider

    My Sinatra didn’t make it, which is actually dissappointing since I consider him rather cool. My enya recordings on the other hand…(republicans listen to New Age?!)

    (I shuffled a few more times and usually end up with only 3 classicals in the top 10, so the classicals did get oversampled the first time).

  3. Excellent topic.
    Alllrighty then… no editing: (what the hell with all the ZZ top??!!?)

    1. Angkor Wat by Yes
    2. Brazil by Django Reinhardt
    3. Girl Gone Bad by Van Halen
    4. Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson
    5. Sam’s Song by Dean Martin/Sammy Davis, Jr.
    6. Viva Las Vegas by ZZ Top
    7. Good Night My Love (Pleasant Dreams) by Harry Connick, Jr.
    8. Experimental Film by They Might Be Giants
    9. Blush Response by Vangelis
    10. La Grange by ZZ Top

  4. Spider in the Snow by The Dismemberment Plan
    Soldier Girl by Polyphonic Spree
    At The River by Groove Armada
    Margerine Rock by Stereolab
    Vatstep Dsp by Hrvatski
    One Million by Athlete
    Julie and Candy by Boards of Canada
    Big Black Gun by Simian
    Olio by The Rapture
    In Particular by Blonde Redhead

    Not too bad of a mix.

  5. Symphony No. 9 (Scherzo) – Beetoven
    The Day Before You – Rascal Flatts
    Now That I Found you – Alison Krause
    Everytime You Say Goodbye – Alison Krause
    Highway Blues
    Bedshaped – Keane
    Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
    Once Upon a Lifetime – Alabama
    Feels Like Today – Rascal Flatts
    Superman – 3 Doors Down

    (All from my limited music collection on my company laptop) 🙂

  6. It’s fascinating seeing what other people listen to, especially since I have never heard of most of those groups… including three of my selections – these were random stuff I was trying to discover different music.

    My Neil Diamond stash remains hidden 😉

  7. Fatboy Slim- Song for Lindy
    Pearl Jam- Parting Ways
    U2- New York
    Bad Religion- How Much Is Enough?
    Rolling Stones- Stealing My Heart
    Gorillaz- Clint Eastwood
    Rolling Stones- Not Fade Away
    Sum 41- Rhythms
    Tom Petty- Lonesome Sundown
    Aerosmith- Just Push Play

    Interesting.. 2 of 10 are ‘hits’ in one form or another (Aerosmith, Gorillaz). The rest are b-sides or filler tracks.

  8. A Certain Someone-Sundays
    Cuttin’ Out-Donovan
    The Ballad Of You And Me And Pooneil-Jefferson Airplane
    Chains-Wolfgang Press
    DJ Goes Dead-Franklin
    Nocturne-Django Reinhardt
    We’ve Loved Before-Henry Mancini
    The Payback-James Brown
    Never Marry A Railroad Man-Shocking Blue
    Broken-Hearted Blues-T. Rex

  9. 1. Beatles – Ticket to Ride
    2. Lee Greenwood – Battle Hymn of the Republic
    3. Jesus Christ Superstar – Herod’s Song
    4. Soggy Bottom Boys – Man of Constant Sorrow
    5. Van Morrison – Crazy Love
    6. Willie Nelson – Midnight Rider
    7. Police – Every Breath You Take
    8. Bentframe – Me is Retarded
    9. The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
    10. Simon and Garfunkel – Cecilia

  10. My ten:

    Jimmy Eat World-My Sundown
    Papa Roach-Revenge
    Jimmy Eat World-Rockstar
    Aztec Camera-Somewhere In My Heart
    Beastie Boys-Girls
    Sylvester-Do You Wanna Funk?
    Finch-Letters To You
    Rage Against The Machine-Testify
    Franz Ferdinand-Take Me Out
    Mr Scruff-Shanty Town

    I must add I’ve about 700 tracks on my PC, but most of my music is on CD-I’ve nearly 300 albums and compilation CDs.

  11. Sir Mix A Lot – Baby got back (didn’t realize I even had this one)
    Moby – First Cool Hive
    Smash Mouth – Padrino
    Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven
    The Deftones – Change
    Red Hot Chili Pepers – Under the Bridge
    Tom Petty – Mary Jane’s Last Dance
    Lucinda Williams – World Without Tears
    Live – Waterboy
    Yaki Da – I Saw You Dancing

  12. 1. China girl – David Bowie
    2. Fire and rain – James Taylor
    3. The weight – The Band
    4. My way – Frank Sinatra
    5. Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
    6. Catch the wind – Donovan
    7. Running down a dream – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    8. Waterloo sunset – The Kinks
    9. Ordinary world – Duran Duran
    10. Live and let die – Wings

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