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Chasing The American Dream

January 06, 2005


OK. It’s time to lighten the mood around here. I stole this idea from my blogging buddy La Chat Noir who swiped it from AnonymousCoworker who adopted it from Texas Biscuit. The idea here is to set your iPod on shuffle, hit the play button, cross your fingers, and hope for the best. Remember kiddies, no cheating! And now, my results…

1 Memory - Sugarcult
2 Stupid Girl - Cold
3 This is the Time To Remember – Billy Joel
4 She Hates Me – Puddle of Mudd
5 Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters
6 7 Nation Army – White Stripes
7 Sympathy – Get Up Kids
8 Strange Magic - ELO
9 Chariot – Gavin DeGraw
10 World on Fire – Sarah McLachlan

All in all, I fared OK. When I look at this list, I think it actually is a fairly good representation of my tastes although nothing from the ‘60s showed up. This was a rather exciting exercise. I was anticipating yet cringing between every song hoping that Dido didn’t show up. Did I just say Dido?


  • I'm just happy that someone else listens to ELO.

    By Blogger Amanda, at 5:14 AM, January 06, 2005  

  • Not a bad list. Now I'll have to check out ELO...

    By Blogger La Chat Noir, at 8:13 AM, January 06, 2005  

  • Was that Dido or Dildo?
    You feckin' hip bastards and your Ipods. I'm slumming it w/an MP3, you fecks.

    Anyway, here's mine:
    1. Kid - The Pretenders
    2. Radio Clash - Clash, who else?
    3. Oliver's Army - Costello
    4. A Movie Script Ending - Death Cab for Cutie
    5. Pounding - The Doves
    6. Fresh Feeling - The Eels
    7. Directions - Josh Rouse
    8. Ego Tripping - The Flaming Lips
    9. NYC - Interpol
    10. Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes

    By Blogger Bubbles, Ink., at 8:46 AM, January 06, 2005  

  • I'll try this with my Dell DJ later. But good one with Puddle of Mudd. I LOVE that song. It's a perfect angry anthem.

    By Blogger Esther Kustanowitz, at 9:40 AM, January 06, 2005  

  • okay, you don't know me, but here goes...

    1. Death of Jimmy Cricket - Ed Earnest
    2. Bartender - DMB
    3. Furious Rose - Lisa Loeb
    4. Wild Horses - Rolling Stones and DMB
    5. Lullabye - Billy Joel
    6. Goodnight Elizabeth - Counting Crows
    7. Fences - Jeni Vernadeau
    8. Little Plastic Castle - Ani DiFranco
    9. The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
    10. Come What May - Moulin Rouge

    If I didn't know me, I might run and hide....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:04 AM, January 06, 2005  

  • 1. Hollandback Girl - Gwen Stephani
    2. Volvo in G - Grandaddy
    3. Hanging By A Moment - Lighthouse
    4. Exceptionally Beautiful - Loop Control
    5. Nobody Does It Better - Aimee Mann
    6. Something - Eric Clapton & George Harrison (live)
    7. She Left On A Monday - Bic Runga
    8. Mad World - Gary Jules
    9. Rush - Big Audio Dynamite II
    10. Silent Sigh - Badly Drawn Boy

    I feel compelled to listen to everyone's music now... which causes me to feel a bit freakish...

    By Blogger Amanda, at 10:57 AM, January 06, 2005  

  • A Movie Script Ending - Death Cab for Cutie.

    I love this one. I believe it is on the Wicker Park Soundtrack which I have listened to death lately.

    By Blogger Amanda, at 11:39 AM, January 06, 2005  

  • Here's mine:

    1. Orca by Wintersleep
    2. Une annee sans lumiere by The Arcade Fire
    3. About a Boy by Badly Drawn Boy
    4. The Dark of the Matinee by Franz Ferdinand
    5. First Impression by Kate Maki
    6. Misery is a Butterfly by Blonde Redhead
    7. Rocking in the Free World by Covalent Bond
    8. Dry Your Eyes, Mate by The Streets
    9. Yellow by Coldplay
    10.Sister by Sufjan Stevens

    By Blogger Catherine, at 11:57 AM, January 06, 2005  

  • 1. Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder
    2. Rockford Files Theme - Mike Post
    3. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
    4. All Out of Love - Air Supply
    5. Cherry Pie - Warrant
    6. Just Between You and Me - April Wine
    7. Pac Man Fever - Buckner and Garcia
    8. Life Is a Highway - Tom Cochrane
    9. Party All the Time - Eddie Murphy
    10. The Final Countdown - Europe


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:55 PM, January 06, 2005  

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    By Blogger M, at 6:47 PM, January 06, 2005  

  • Does iTunes count? (iPod is in the other room)
    1. Waterloo Sunset - Def Leppard (cover of The Kinks)
    2. She's Got Her Ticket - Tracy Chapman
    3. Chrome Plated Heart - Melissa Etheridge
    4. Dog & Butterfly - Heart
    5. Don't Let Our Love Slippin' Away - Vince Gill
    6. Let's Groove (live) - Earth, Wind & Fire
    7. Still Life - Iron Maiden
    8. Paper Sun (live bootleg, Tokyo 1999) - Def Leppard
    9. Let's Just Get Naked - Joan Osborne
    10. Overture/And All That Jazz - Chicago Motion Picture Soundtrack

    And the list goes on & on.....

    By Blogger M, at 6:49 PM, January 06, 2005  

  • 1. Die Another Day-Madonna
    2. Fatboy Slim vs. Austin Powers-Fatboy Slim
    3. Hey You, What's That Sound-Les Rhythmes Digitales
    4. I Drove All Night-Cyndi Lauper
    5. Lady Marmalade-From Moulin Rouge
    6. Sweet Child O'Mine-Guns and Roses
    7. Kiss Kiss-Stella Soleil
    8. Muevelo-Club Med
    9. Start the Commotion-The Wiseguys
    10. Take a Little Piece of My Heart-Janis Joplin

    Not bad! I was expecting a cheesefest. Actually this is pretty representative of me and my various musical interests...

    Very interesting experiment!

    By Blogger Esther Kustanowitz, at 11:02 PM, January 06, 2005  

  • Hey all, thanks for your participation. I decided I'm gonna post a 'best of.' I'm picking one song from everyone's list. Note, we're one song short. So during my jog tonight, I cranked up the iPod again.

    1. Can’t Get it Out of My Head - ELO
    2. Dressed to Kill – New Found Glory
    3. New Slang – The Shins
    4. The Flame – Cheap Trick
    5. No One Like You – The Scorpions
    6. Extraordinary – Liz Phair
    7. Our House – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    8. Forever – Vertical Horizon
    9 When I Come Around – Green Day
    10 Such Great Heights – The Postal Service

    OK. Time to go pick.

    By Blogger Plantation, at 11:35 PM, January 06, 2005  

  • Fun! I'm late, can I still play?:)

    1. Peter Frampton- Baby I love your way
    2. Ciara- Two Step
    3. Trick Daddy- Let's go
    4. Good Charlotte- Just Want to Live
    5. Daniel Bettingfield- Gotta get through this
    6. Carlos Santana- Why Don't You and I
    7. Don Henley- Boys of Summer
    8. U2- Vertigo
    9. 3 Doors Down- Here without You
    10. Beatles- Imagine

    *note: just got Dell mini DJ so am only beginning to download all my music into it

    By Blogger girl from florida, at 11:47 PM, January 07, 2005  

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