Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Knochers' Ultimate Playlist

This is a post that has been in the works for awhile. I decided a few months back that I should sit down and collect a playlist of my top 100 songs. This was hard. And not hard to come up with 100 but rather than to cut it down from like 554,324,309.

The ones I had an issue cutting down artist wise were my usual suspects, JT, Jay-Z, KOL, Phoenix, Jack Johnson but I tried to spread the love. Some of these songs are my favorites because of the meaning behind them and if there is, I will include it but know that most of these just get me smiling and singing along. And that if we take a road trip together someday, you are guaranteed to hear at least 40% of these on said trip.

If it's something I think you need to hear, it'll be highlighted and you can follow the link. And if you really love it, and I love you, I'll make you a mix-tape :)

So here it is, in all of it's randomness, jamminess, get you moviness....and in no particular order.

Are You That Somebody - Aaliyah (R.I.P.)

Sleepyhead - Passion Pit (thank you,Tiffanie)

Lost and Found - Phoenix

Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap (Anika Jones and the 500 Days of Summer obsession)

If - Janet Jackson (will forever get me dancing like I think I'm Janet)

That Thing - Lauryn Hill

Kids - MGMT

Rodeo Clowns - Jack Johnson

Such Great Heights - Postal Service (Listening for the first time with Andy and Lisa back east, it was snowing and I had never heard anything quite like it before)

Flashing Lights - Kanye West

Possibility - Lykke Li (A moving memory in my life where I laid on a bed with a boy that I liked and we closed our eyes and just listened and it was just one. of. those. moments.)

Manhattan - Kings of Leon

Get It Together - The Beastie Boys

Wonderwall - Cat Power (a beautifully haunting rendition of a classic.....thank you, Lisa G)

Is This Love - Bob Marley

Devil in Jersey City - Coheed and Cambria (I thought Justin had a high voice and then I heard Claudio)

Vivrant Thing - Q-Tip

Rehab - Rihanna with Justin Timberlake

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

Nightingale - Saves the Day (Linzi - Reno, mixtape, meaning may be different now but still a wonderful love song)

Drive - Tracey Chapman

Encore - Jay-Z (The Black Album = my heart)

I'm Going Down - Mary J. Blige

Bottle It Up - Sara Bareilles

Lovestoned/I Think She Knows Interlude - Justin Timberlake

Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Stay - Coal (from the Chasing Amy soundtrack. This is from the scene where Holden and Alyssa are fighting in the parking lot and every time this song starts playing, so do the tears and I'm pretty sure Linzi and I spent some time in Reno crying to this song in our dorm room while desperately missing our boyfriends. Oh, young love)

If You Don't, Don't - Jimmy Eat World

Sour Cherry - The Kills

Us-Regina Spektor

Hey Ya - The Slow Version (and no, that's not an artist, I just Googled since I've never been able to figure it out but I think it's this guy...Bas)

Read My Mind - The Killers (actually has a Superchump past but still a great song so I won't deny it here)

Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson (R.I.P. Mikey)

Girlfriend - Phoenix

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Nina Simone

Carousel - Blink-182 (Fab 4, Freshman year....sweet, sweet memories)

15 Step - Radiohead

FutureSex/LoveSounds - Justin Timberlake

Stay With You - John Legend

Smash Your Head - GirlTalk (Chris, I will never forget when the sound of Biggie over Elton John - 1:24 - came into my life and I am forever in musical debt to you because if I could have listed everything from Night Ripper and Feed the Animals here, I would have).

Down - Camron

Flake - Jack Johnson

Dreams - Fleetwood

Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield

9 Crimes - Damien Rice (Cory. My heart continues to break for you every time I hear this song)

Toxic - Britney Spears

It's So Hard - Big Pun (LOLZ LOBO, LOLZ)

Song Cry - Jay-Z Unplugged

Just Watch the Fireworks - Jimmy Eat World

Gone - NSync (Eener and I still sing along to this one on a regular occasion, JT's first shining moment)

Knocked Up - Kings of Leon (the moment the love began, in Colorado with 3 of my favorite people...repeat, repeat, repeat)

Say It Right - Nelly Furtado

One Year of Love - Queen

Ex-Girlfriend - No Doubt

I Would Do Anything for Love - Meatloaf (GUARANTEED to be on any road trip you take with me)

Dick in a Box - The Lonely Island feat. Justin Timberlake

It's All Your Fault - Pink

Erotic City - Prince

Breakdown - Mariah Carey feat. Bones Thugs and Harmony (CLASSIC)

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths

Beware of the Boys - Jay-Z feat. Punjabi MC (THE ROC IS IN THE BUILDING! Bookie, I included this link just for you to take you back to a little place called Mist inside the Trippin' Island :) )

Steve Biko (Stir It Up) - A Tribe Called Quest

Fans - Kings of Leon

Yellow - Coldplay (PY, seeing this performed live, when those huge yellow balloons came falling from the ceiling and Chris Martini was arm's reach away from us...by far, one of my favorite life moments)

Shadowboxer - Fiona Apple

Don't Hate Me - The Get Up Kids (Years 15 - 17 were spent in one of our cars shouting 'OH AMY DON'T HATE ME FOR RUNNING AWAY FROM YOU....)

No Diggity - Blackstreet but I actually prefer the Michael Spadoni version

Level - The Raconteurs

The Seed 2.0 - The Roots

Wind It Up - Gwen Stefani

Gold To Me - Ben Harper (I love you, Wiz)

Tears Dry On Their Own - Amy Winehouse

Beautiful, Dirty, Rich - Lady Gaga

Mr. Carter - Lil' Wayne

This Years Love - David Gray (the year of the Bear)

Dirty Pop - NSync (BABY BABY YOU CAN'T STOP....Lisa, your brother beat boxing on your phone as we were driving to Sam Boyd in our tee-shirts....)

Ramalala - Roisin Murphy

P.Y.T. - Michael Jackson

Gone - Kanye West

Lazy Eye - The Silversun Pickups

Horchata - Vampire Weekend

Method Man - Wu-Tang Clan (sometimes I think this is the first name I learned to spell M-E-T-H-O-D MAN)

Feeling Good - Nina Simone

Don't Push - Sublime

Close to Me, Closer Remix - The Cure

So that's it folks, that's pretty much the playlist of my first 1/4 century on this planet.

What was that? You want an encore? Ok, well if you insist since I know a few of you are like OH NO WAIT A HOT SECOND HERE, I know Katie and there is no way she would make a playlist and not include this one....

Kate - Ben Folds (My personal theme song for life. When I walk down the street, this is the song that plays in my head, and yes, I am making spirit fingers every tell he yells KATE! and if you listen to the lyrics...SPOT. ON.)

And last, but certainly, certainly not least....

Tiny Dancer - Sir Elton John (My father's song to yours truly and 9 times out of 10, it will bring a tear to my eye. 10 times out of 10, it will bring a tear to his....love you, Dad)


My name is Tiffanie said...

I loooove this list!! First off Sleepyhead effing rocks! I wake up to it every morning!! (I have to burn you one of their other songs called Secrets.) I also love that you put Nina Simone, MGMT and Cat Power! Had you heard that Ramalama song before I had given it to you? I play that over and over when I am in the mood to dance! And that Us song by Regina Spector, I had the DJ play it at my wedding. Oh damn, this is a good list. I am surprised no Muse and a bit taken aback by the addition of Beach Boys but I'm not hatin. Great job!

X said...

I highly approve. Of the songs I recognize, I, too, love them to bits.

You know where to send my mix tape. :)

katiek said...

Tiffanie, no, that Ramalama song was new thanks to you too...I told you I wasn't kidding when I said I fell hard for your mix! In retrospect, yes, Starlight by Muse definitely should have made it on this list. The Beach Boys are part of my history, my very first concert at age 5 on my dad's shoulders in Baltimore.
X, I'm glad to know that we could road trip it up together and I knew that already from your post a few months back. Mix tape will be delivered at the next Benneton meeting :)

My name is Tiffanie said...

Awww, that is so sweet about the Beach Boys with your dad. I will make sure to make you some more mix CDs so you can hear more awesome new music!! Love ya!!

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