I am constantly updating my iPod. Here are the current obsessions populating my FAVORITES playlist:
Hymns of the 49th Parallel (kd lang)
Hauntingly beautiful cover songs of other Canadian artists.
Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House (Crowded House)
For songs like “Weather With You” and “Four Seasons in One Day.”
To the 5 Buroughs (Beastie Boys)
I didn’t love it at first, but it’s growing on me.
Violator (Depeche Mode)
One of my all-time favorites. I never grow tired of it.
“Back to Me” (Kathleen Edwards)
Talk about channeling Lucinda Williams…
“The Blower’s Daughter” (Damien Rice)
This is a guilty pleasure. I love it because it is the perfect first song in a film; it opens Closer with Natalie Portman in slo-mo.
“Bust a Move” (Young MC)
Makes me want to don the knee pads and hit the cardboard for a spin.
“Catch My Disease (Ben Lee)
I blame Grey’s Anatomy, because that’s where I first heard it. Not many people know about Ben Lee outside of the fact that he used to date Claire Danes.
“Corduroy” (Pearl Jam)
“Feelin’ Good” (Nina Simone)
Reminds me of Six Feet Under and how much I miss it (the song played in the background of the trailer for the last season of the show, featuring the cast in a supermarket).
“Golden” (Jill Scott)
If ever there was a ‘you go, girl’ song, this is it. Uplifting and positive.
“It’s My Life” (Bon Jovi)
Great road trip tune.
“Numb/Encore” (Jay-Z & Linkin Park)
I don’t own songs by either artist, but together I love this one.
“Scared” (Liz Phair)
Listen to the lyrics. We’ve all been there.
“Soul Meets Body” & “The Sound of Settling” (Death Cab for Cutie)
Try as I might, I just can’t avoid the emo pop. I guess that makes me trendy.
It makes no sense and it hasn’t since 1994 but I’m addicted to it.
It sounds like it belongs in a Tim Burton film.
“We Run This” (Missy Elliott)
Infectious beats, catchy as hell, stays in my head for days.
“You’ll Think of Me” (Keith Urban)
Is he the next Mr. Nicole Kidman? Who cares. This song is as pretty as he is. I can’t believe I like some of this crossover country music.