Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thursday Thirteen 163: Music Play List

Most people do these play lists by cuing up the ipod and listing the first random thirteen songs to play. Not having an ipod or other such personal music device, I instead turned to the local radio station I listen to most often. They play a nice (if eclectic) mix of music, old and new, and spanning a few different genres, but no rap/hip hop, which I cannot stand. Here are thirteen songs heard while listening one night this week.

[*] denotes new music

1. Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode
(They've been playing this one a lot lately. Good thing I loike it!)

2. Summer Day* by Sheryl Crow

3. I Shot the Sheriff by Eric Clapton

4. Home* by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

5. Wonder by Natalie Merchant

6. New Morning* by Alpha Rev

7. Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

8. She Talks to Angels by The Black Crows
(A song of theirs I actually sort of like)

9. Tiny Light* by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

10. Heaven by Los Lonely Boys

11. Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve
(You may know it from the Nike commercial)

12. From Above* by Ben Folds
(Really liking this new one, and it's so new, I couldn't find an actual video, so this will have to do!)

13. Life Design* by Parlotones

LINKS TO OTHER THURSDAY THIRTEENS:(Please leave your link if this is your first visit!)
Stephanie Bennett * Rachael * Alice Audrey * Elise Logan
Adelle Laudan * The Islander * Shelley Munro * CountryDew
Darla M Sands * Colleen * Jennie * Paige Tyler * Anne
Tatiana Caldwell * Divaa Divine * Jana * Janice Seagraves
Jill Conyers

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Stephanie Bennett said...

Oh gosh, my husband loves I Shot The Sheriff! He walks around singing it all the time. LOL I love She Talk To Angels. Great playlist!

Rachael said...

I love 'crazy', it always makes me dance.

Heather said...

Stephanie: LOL - So hubby would approve of my list, eh? It's amazing how many different versions of that song are on youtube!

Rachael: Ah, a kindred spirit! I have trouble sitting still during that song, too, even to the point of dancing in my chair at work. *G*

Alice Audrey said...

I used to listen to Rap and Hip Hop, but after a while decided I really couldn't relate. I'm no fan of Country Western, but I relate better.

Adelle Laudan said...

Some oldies and newer stuff. I love Sheryl Crow. Thanks for the tunes.
Happy T13!

Heather said...

Alice: I didn't mind rap so much back in the 80s - you know, when it was relatively clean and fun - but's just noise that gives me a migraine. Country is so-so. Some I like, some is too twangy. Really like the Lady Antebellum song "Need You Now," which another station billed as "adult contemporary" plays.

Adelle: Yes, they play quite a good mix of old and new, from oldies of the 50s and 60s, to current rock, blues and the occasional country or reggae tune. Love this new Sheryl Crow song!

The Islander said...

Thank you for the music list...this will reveal my age but my kids 43 and almost 42 love music and know so much about it...I feel like I have been way too busy all my adult life to keep up. I like how they don't let life interfere with their enjoyment of the arts. Now in retirement I am just starting...I will look up your list and enjoy. Thank you.

Shelley Munro said...

I like the Verve song, Bitter Sweet Symphony.

CountryDew said...

I like Natalie Merchant. Her stuff is very good.

Darla M Sands said...

Nice list! I switched to the radio from my Japanese language lessons for a change and now I'm trying to track down a song that's haunting my muse. You inspired me to dig in and really search now.

colleen said...

I love Sheryl Crow and Natalie Merchant. I just saw Grace Potter at Floydfest (our town's world music festival) and got some video and of her jumping jack dancing in silver running shorts on stage (posted on the blog).

Jennie said...

I love most of these songs! Sounds like an excellent radio station. Ben Folds has always been one of my all-time favorites (along with Natalie Merchant).

I have a feeling I'll like the ones I haven't heard to check them out!

Paige Tyler said...

Love Depeche Mode, but I don't know the others!


My TT is at

Anne said...

I love Natalie Merchant! Personal Jesus is a favorite also. Rap or Hip Hop I can stand for dancing only. I can't stand techno music.

Here mine:

Tatiana Caldwell said...

Agreed, that was a nice mix of music!

I really like I Shot The Sheriff, Crazy, and Bittersweet Symphony.

I too used to dig rap back in the 80's, but I don't find 95% of the present material appealing at all.

Divaa Divine said...

oohh terrific T 13 :D

Jana said...

I think I usually hear the same five songs every day on the way to and from work. Until those songs rotate off then it'll be a different same five songs for a while. ;-)

Heather said...

Islander: I couldn't imagine life without music. There was always music playing in our house or in the car, and my sisters adn I were involved in school choirs or orchestra as well. I hope you find something on my list you like!

Shelley: I've had strains of "Bitter Sweet Symphony" in my head most the afternoon. I think I'm ready for a new song now, LOL.

Anita: Yes, it is - whether solo or with the Maniacs. *g*

Heather said...

Darla:Ohh, I hope you find the song you're looking for!

Colleen: What are the odds, considering the vast distance between us, that we would both post Grace Potter this week? I did see some of your FloydFest pics last night, but it was getting late, so will have to check out more later!

Jennie: Thanks for visiting and checking out my list. I hope you find a few more tunes to like!

Paige: I'm beginning to worry about you. I'm impressed that you know Depeche Mode, but how can you not know Clapton, Los Lonely Boys or Sheryl Crow?! Tsk, tsk...

Heather said...

Anne: "Personal Jesus" is probably my favorite song by Depeche Mode. "Enjoy the Silence" comes in a close second. I used to like techno for dancing, but even too much of that gets on my nerves these days. Thanks for visiting!

Tatiana: Thank you, I'm glad you liked! I feel the same way about rap - used to like what was played in the 80s, but find 95% of current material crap.

Divaa: Thank you! *g*

Jana: LOL - It's my experience that a great many stations are like that. Play the same most-requested material at the same time of day so that people stuck in their cars get tired of those same few songs. Thankfully, I don't usually have that problem with this particular station.

jillconyers said...

Great list of familiar tunes. I'm a long time Depeche Mode fan and have been surprised by how often I have been hearing Personal Jesus.

Heather said...

Jill: Thank you. It is amazing how some of the most unlikely songs stand the test of time, isn't it?

Elise Logan said...

Depeche Mode is on lots of my play lists. Actually, several of these are on mine.

Heather said...

Elise: Ah, a woman of good taste! LOL *g*

Mama Zen said...

I haven't heard Personal Jesus in ages!

Heather said...

Mama Zen: I hear it almost daily lately, sometimes twice a day. I must say, it's an awesome song to walk/exercise to. Has a nice, steady beat.

Kristen said...

Great list. It's so much fun to see what other people are listening to.