The iPod Random Ten, back again (again!)

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

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  1. Nice mix! I used to think how could anyone need so many songs. But I keep adding more and more and now am nearing the 1000 mark with more on the way! I don’t have “Vacation” yet. Hmmm…I’d better get that one now!

  2. Interesting randomness. What didn’t you tell us about? Cone on, we are all adults. We won’t make fun. 🙂 I saw the Go Go’s several years ago at Taste of Chicago. It was OK. Not my idea, of course.

  3. Jaimie – It’s addictive, isn’t it :-D? I especially like this playlist, because while my husband and I like a lot of the same music, I have more of the recent rock/pop/alternative stuff, and he has more of the classic-rock and country selections.

    Mike – Wouldn’t you like to know :-D? Seriously, I didn’t skip anything this week; I even included the Duran Duran song, didn’t I? I’ll most likely skip over stuff from musicals, because it’s out of context. I don’t have anything that’s mentioned in this feature on
    cheesy ballads – but if I did, I wouldn’t mention those.

  4. Marie – Thanks for stopping by! I’m going to start doing your Tuesday Thingers, so I’ll be seeing you around :-).

  5. Literary Feline – That comment was partly due to Mike’s dissing the Go-Go’s :-). No offense to your husband, because I like Duran Duran too, but I think they’re higher on the “embarrassing music” scale – or at least the ’80’s-cheeseball scale – than the Go-Go’s.

  6. I *love* Biker Like an Icon! I bought that album before I had any idea who Paul McCartney was (I was 12) and I can still sing every song on it. In fact, I bought the sheet music, and I can play most of them too. 🙂

  7. Kate – I think I like the title track to Off the Ground a little more, but evidently you’ve had good taste in music going back awhile!