The iPod Random Ten comes via Karen from Verbatim, and was recently discovered by another Karen, the one from Planet Books. I haven’t done it for awhile myself, but now I’m trying to keep up with the Karens, so I’m bringing it back. Original Karen makes it a Friday feature at her blog, but I think it’s going to be more random here in terms of the day it appears – I think that’s fitting, don’t you?
Just set your iPod on shuffle and list the first ten songs that come up. True confession – sometimes I’ll skip over a more embarrassing selection, but you’ll never know which ones those are, now will you :-)? Anyway, if you choose to do the same, that will be your own little secret too.
My iPod is nearly always set on shuffle. The following song sequence comes from my playlist called “Great Big Mix-Up,” which combines my husband’s and my primary playlists and is currently approaching 1500 songs. The idea is to get more variety in the playback. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
“Elevation,” U2, All That You Can’t Leave Behind
“Rio,” Duran Duran, Rio (’80’s flashback #1!)
“Party at the End of the World,” Jimmy Buffett, Take the Weather With You
“The Heart of Rock & Roll,” Huey Lewis and the News, Sports (’80’s flashback #2!)
“Vacation,” The Go-Go’s, Greatest Hits (’80’s flashback #3 – and mine starts on June 14th! Vacation, that is, not ’80’s flashback; I have those all the time)
“Stupid Girls,” Pink, I’m Not Dead
“Go All The Way,” The Raspberries, Greatest (tasty piece of power pop #1)
“Mexican Wine,” Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers (tasty piece of power pop #2)
“Peace Train,” Cat Stevens, Cat Stevens Classics
“Biker Like an Icon,” Paul McCartney, Off the Ground