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Monday (Not So) Random Ten

Ah, dear readers, we have come to this pass.

I have contemplated doing a Monday, or, indeed, a Friday Random Ten many times before, but then music for which you will make fun of me always comes up in my playlist. So consider this a M/FRT in which I might hurriedly skip ahead on some tracks. Trust me, it’s better for all of us this way. Although you must keep in mind my love of musical theatre and dislike of much music made during my lifetime as we do this. Also that it’s Tuesday where I am.

How does one play along? Well, get out your music player of choice and set it to shuffle, then post a list of the, um, first ten songs that come up.

1. “My Friend” – Groove Armada
2. “Truly Madly Deeply” – Savage Garden
3. “Dublin Sky” – Darren Hayes
4. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” (Lion King soundtrack) – Jason Weaver, Rowan Atkinson and Laura Williams
5. “Rain” – The Corrs
6. “Don’t Bring Me Down” – Electric Light Orchestra
7. “Never Tear Us Apart” – INXS
8. Beethoven’s Symphony #3 In E Flat, Op. 55, “Eroica” – Scherzo: Allegro Vivace – Bela Drahos: Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
9. “Defying Gravity” – Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth
10. “Jet Airliner” – Steve Miller Band

Your turn. There’s a bonus video below the fold.

We all remember Ok Go’s “Here it Goes Again,” right? Lyrics here.

Description: Four men perform a rather mesmerising dance routine on treadmills arranged lengthways, two in front, two in the middle, and two in the back.

28 thoughts on Monday (Not So) Random Ten

  1. Having taken the ball from Lauren at my old place six years ago (in internet terms, 2 billion years), allow me to continue in 2011:

    (1) Lark by Au Revoir Simone (2) Cycling is Fun by Shonen Knife (3) Just Because by Lloyd Price (4) Get Behind Me by Isobel Campbell & Mark Langean (5) High Fever Blues by Bukka White (6) Strange Things Happening Every Day by Sister Rosetta Tharpe (7) Options R by Wire (8) The First Part by Superchunk (9) Hi-Heel Sneakers by Billy Boy Arnold (10) The Stretch by The Detroit Sex Machines.

  2. Ok, I’ll play!

    Daft Punk – Digital Love (Algeronics remix)
    Pnau – Baby
    Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden – Bonkers
    Feist – 1,2,3,4 (Van She Tech remix)
    Sound of Arrows – Into the Clouds (Mille remix)
    Dragonette – Fixin to Thrill
    Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars
    The Veronicas – Untouched
    Phoenix – Listzomania
    Lily Allen – Not Fair

    Apparently my I-River is basically electro bangers.

  3. 1. The Summer Set – Rock ‘n Roll All Nite
    2. Tokyo Rose – A Pound of Silver is Worth It’s Weight in Blood
    3. A.F.I. – Seven Nation Army (live cover)
    4. City and Colour – Confessions
    5. The Movielife – Face or Kneecap
    6. The Prize Fighter Inferno – 78
    7. The Receiving End of Sirens – Flee the Factory
    8. From First to Last – Emily
    9. Bikini Kill – Blood One
    10. Brand New – Ok, I Belief You, But My Tommy Gun Don’t

    Run-of-the-mill alternative and punk.

  4. From iPod nano rather than computer so a smaller selection:

    Mat Riviere – Godless Girl
    Holly Throsby – If We Go Easy
    Jolie Holland – Ghost Waltz
    The Ronettes – Be My Baby
    Modest Mouse – The Cold Part
    Vivian Girls – When I’m Gone
    Kickball – Storm
    Why? – Gemini (birthday song)
    S – Cavity
    Wolf Parade – Dinner Bells

    A little more random than usual which is nice

  5. I like this game (any game, really…)!

    1. Complexity – The Roots
    2. Downtown – Tom Waits
    3. Minute by Minute – Girl Talk
    4. Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
    5. Sorya Market – Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
    6. Dancing Choose – TV on the Radio
    7. Lovesick Teenagers – Bear in Heaven
    8. Love Chant – Charles Mingus
    9. Helter Skelter – Zomby
    10. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

    I dig it…

  6. I’ll play, but I don’t have much music on this computer and most of it is made by people with the last name “Wainwright” (and my iPod isn’t with me at the moment). I had to cheat a little and shuffle twice:

    1. I U She – Peaches
    2. Real Long Distance – Josh Ritter
    3. Keep on Livin’ – Le Tigre
    4. Marry Me – Emilie Autumn
    5. Warm Leatherette – Grace Jones
    6. Addicted – Neil Finn
    7. Ruby Blue – Roisin Murphy
    8. Cinderella’s Daydream – Zuzu’s Petals
    9. London – Patrick Wolf
    10. A Guy What Takes His Time – Kathryn Williams

  7. Also from the ipod, as I’m at work (I love these games, by the way):

    1) The Burning Hell – A Grave Situation, Part 3
    2) Sean Paul – Get Busy
    3) Madonna – Don’t Tell Me
    4) The Von Drats – Dratsylvania
    5) Rah Rah – Duet for Emmylou and the Grievous Angel
    6) Elisapie Isaac – Out of Desperation
    7) The Schomberg Fair – Drunkard’s Prayer
    8) Monster Magnet – Space Lord
    9) Wood Pigeon – My Denial In Argyle
    10) Born Ruffians – Sole Brother

    I listen to way too much CBC Radio3

  8. norbizness: Having taken the ball from Lauren at my old place six years ago (in internet terms, 2 billion years)

    We’re like internet dinosaurs — what the hell?

    1) Those Poor Bastards – Evil on my Mind
    2) Guns and Roses – Live and Let Die (yesssssss)
    3) PJ Harvey – England (yessssssssx2)
    4) Beach House – Heart of Chambers
    5) The Besnard Lakes – Devastation
    6) Frida Hyvonen – N.Y.
    All of Frida’s music is highly recommended for people interested in female voices/perspectives in current music.
    7) Rafter – Only You
    I hate this album and don’t know how I got it or why it’s on my playlist.
    8) The Fall – Cruiser’s Creek
    9) Chad VanGaalen – I Miss You Like I Miss You
    10) Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck (yessssssssx3)

    Bonus thing I’m listening to: Are ya’ll listening to the newest PJ Harvey album “Let England Shake”? It’s her best and most cohesive album in years, and it’s about the simultaneous pastoral and colonial histories present of the English landscape and empire. It’s fucking gorgeous.

  9. 1. HANABI -episode II- – Ayumi Hamasaki
    2. No Attention – Soundgarden
    3. Fighter Beat – The Prodigy
    4. Respectyourself – Sugar Soul
    5. 정전기 – Casker
    6. That High (Full Vocal Mix) – SeSa ft. Smike
    7. If You Love Me (Disco Lips Mix) – Chanel
    8. Flooded Chamber – Lightening Bolt
    9. Reach Out Now – Wideboys ft. Clare Evers
    10. Rakata – Wisin Y Yandel

  10. 1. You’re Always Welcome at Our House – Rosalie Sorrels
    2. The Marvelous Marriage – Thomas Newman
    3. Cherry Tree Carol – Pentangle
    4. Doodle Let Me Go – The Ancient Mariners Chanteymen
    5. One More Ride – Garnet Rogers
    6. When the Wind Blows – Eric Bogle
    7. London Danny – Shay, Michael and Martin Black
    8. The Deserter – Fairport Convention
    9. Old Joe Clark – Charlie Haden with Family and Friends
    10. Blue Midnight – David Grisman

  11. 1. Jale- All Ready
    2. Bo Diddley- Bo Diddley
    3. Laura Nyro- Stoned Soul Picnic
    4. Sloan- Suppose They Close the Door
    5. The Raincoats- In Love
    6. Nick Drake- I Was Made to Love Magic
    7. Pink Floyd- Summer ’68
    8. Neil Young- Star of Bethlehem
    9. Elastica- Hold Me Now
    10. Neu!- Negativland

  12. @ Lauren :
    I love Let England Shake ! It’s gorgeous ( I love the autoharp, strangely enough), and I really like the breadth of the lyrics, this time around.

    Anyway, Top Ten :
    1- Helicopter, Deerhunter
    2- Ta Douleur, Camille
    3- Let’s Call it Love, Sleater-Kinney
    4- Via Chicago, Wilco
    5- The Last Living Rose, PJ Harvey
    6- Shoreline, Broken Social Scene
    7- Limit to Your Love, James Blake (Feist Cover)
    8- Off With Your Head, Sleater-Kinney
    9- Head Like A Hole, Nine Inch Nails
    10- Marcia Baila, Les Rita Mitsouko

    Whoo ! We have indie cliches, randome french songs, and Sleater-Kinney.

  13. 1. “Avalanche” – The Cruxshadows
    2. “Remorse” – Bella Morte
    3. “Station to Station” – David Bowie
    4. “Still Life” – Covenant
    5. “Looking for Satellites” – David Bowie
    6. “Lady of My Dreams” – Vast
    7. “Disappear” – Dream Theater
    8. “The Mountain Spirit” – David Arkenstone
    9. “The Chandler’s Shop” – The Naughty Nymphs
    10. “Return to the Sea” – Nightwish

    I need to cut down on the David Bowie… my s/o recently gave me the entire discography, but it’s altogether too much of what my random button plays, anymore.

  14. 1. Wintersleep- Drunk on aluminum
    2. The Cat Empire- No longer there
    3. Belle and Sebastien- Wrapped up in books
    4. The Beatles- Hey Jude
    5. Wintersleep- Black camera
    6. Leanard Cohen- Lady Midnight
    7. Muse- Exogenesis symphony part one overture
    8. Rivers Cuomo- Ohh
    9. Beck- Ziplock bag
    10. Caribou- Bowls

  15. This is just from my current favourites playlist and not my entire collection, otherwise the whole thing would just be Ani DiFranco and various Baroque pieces.

    1. Runaround Sue – Dion & the Belmonts
    2. Relations – Erika
    3. Love Me or Hate Me Remix – Lady Sovereign
    4. Rock You Like a Hurricane – The Scorpions
    5. Dracula’s Wedding – OutKast
    6. Night of the Living Flame – Roisin Murphy
    7. Ballroom Blitz – Blue Oyster Cult
    8. Higher Power – Boston
    9. We Built This City On Rock and Roll – Starship
    10. Alejandro – Lady Gaga

  16. AAARrrrrgggh…I’ve been trying to remember Savage Garden for two solid months. I kept telling M there was this poppish, electronicaish group from Australia when I was errr…younger…. He said there was no such thing. HA. I win. Also, thank you.

    1. Kristen and Ju, I love Savage Garden so much. And, Kristen, you should check out Darren Hayes’ solo stuff. The Tension and the Spark is my favourite album.

  17. 1. Abandoned – Kamelot
    2. It’s my life – Bon Jovi.
    3. Hikari – Utada Hikaru
    4. Rio Ancho – Paco de Lucia.
    5. Rosa Pastel – Belanova
    6. Tuvan – Gaia (Armin van buuren)
    7. Still alive – Lisa Miskovsky.
    8. I’m not afraid – Masterplan.
    9. E-type – Paradise.
    10. Must be dreaming – Imogen Heap.

  18. Having watch the OKGo video now, all I can think is that there must be an incredible blooper reel out there somewhere. (Also, I think I count eight treadmills in total!)

  19. I love your list of ten, in particular I’m rather smitten with ‘Dublin Sky’ as a song myself. I love it the way I love ‘Who Would Have Thought’ 🙂

  20. long-time reader, first time poster:

    Ain’t That Peculiar — Marvin Gaye
    Cucanandy — Clannad
    Guitar — They Might Be Giants
    I’ll Just Remember You — Carly Simon
    I’ve Grown Accustomed To His Face — Diana Krall
    If It Doesn’t Kill You — Siouxsie
    Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ — Journey
    Luck In My Eyes — K.D. Lang
    St. James Infirmary — The Brothers Four
    With This Ring — The Tams

  21. 1. Eivind Aarset – Spooky Danish Waltz
    2. Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto remix)
    3. Avus – Furry Hat
    4. James Ruskin – Outlined
    5. Ellen Allien – Floating Points
    6. DBridge & Instra:mental – Detroid
    7. The Herbaliser feat. What What – Let it go
    8. Amon Tobin – Shut Down
    9. Cat Power – I found a reason
    10. TeeBee – Vengeance

  22. 1. Airplanes–B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams
    2. Restless–Alison Krauss & Union Station
    3. Welcome to the 60’s–John Travolta & Nicki Blonsky
    4. Bigger–Backstreet Boys (Yes, I am that xxxx)
    5. The Phantom of the Opera–Emmy Rossum & Gerard Butler
    6. Radar–Britney Spears
    7. Losing Grip–Avril Lavigne
    8. Hot ‘n Cold–Katy Perry (I know, I know…)
    9. Gold Digger–Glee Version
    10. Bird of the Summer–A Fine Frenzy

  23. 1. Give Me A Break [Explicit] – Girl Talk
    2. Glass Danse – The Faint
    3. Kids – MGMT
    4. See That Animal – Elastica
    5. Comforting Lie – No Doubt
    6. Mediocrity Rules – Le Tigre
    7. That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings
    8. Six Feet Under – No Doubt
    9. Girl – Tori Amos
    10. Tony Randall – Bikini Kill

  24. from my itunes…

    1. “The Holiday Song” — The Pixies
    2. “Medicated Goo” — Traffic
    3. “Can’t Change Me” –Devin the Dude
    4. “Lucy” — Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
    5. “Duck Down” — The Roots
    6. “Race for the Prize” — The Flaming Lips
    7. “This Is Where I Belong” — The Kinks
    8. “Nefertiti” –Miles Davis
    9. “Savior” –Rise Against
    10. “Meet Ze Monsta” — PJ Harvey

  25. Apparently my I-River is basically electro bangers.

    Hold up, you have an I-River? Me too! The only other person I know with one is my dad.

    (and for the record, mine is basically indie/antifolk/rock n’ roll. I still think our I-Rivers would get on though)

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