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Playlist of the Week #1

After looking back on an old post about music, I’ve decided to start a regular weekly post: my Playlist of the Week. I’ll post videos of 3 songs that have been in my head in the last week for one reason or another.

  1. Coolio – Rolling with the Homies

Clueless was on the TV this week. Classic 90s film that I owned on VHS, and you can’t watch it and not walk around humming this afterwards. I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard this song the whole way through, or know any of the other words.

  1. Manic Street Preachers – You Love Us

The Manics played the 20th anniversary of The Holy Bible from Cardiff Castle on Friday, and it was live on TV for those of us who couldn’t be there. This isn’t my favourite Manics song, but (almost) closing the show with the national anthem and then You Love Us was pretty awesome. My dogs didn’t appreciate my tone deaf singing though! And if you’d prefer one with better audio, watch the official video.

  1. The Swinging Blue Jeans – Hippy Hippy Shakes

My best friend loves doing karaoke. But she isn’t great at picking songs, which is where I come in. I pick a few songs that she likes (Rihanna, Madonna, Blondie) but also use this opportunity to get some of my favourite rock and roll classics in there, so I can hear them on a night out, rather than just the latest chart drivel. I’m putting together a new CD for her, which only has 5 songs out of 22 that were released this side of the millennium. I hope she likes it.



I’ve been reading a Sunday Mail supplement recently, called “How to Walk in High Heels”. It is apparently ‘101 things every girl needs to know’. Jade Jagger’s piece is “How to compile your own playlist”. It’s basically a load of nonsense where she takes a whole page to say one decent thing: ‘each tune says and means something different to me, reminding me of a moment, a place or a person in my life’.

With that in mind, I have compiled two playlists of my own. In the first, as Jade says, each song means something different. If you think you should be on the list, and can’t find one that you think is dedicated to you, let me know! The second is just a (large) collection of my favourite songs.

Playlist #1

  • Road Rage – Catatonia
  • Café del Mar – Energy 52
  • For an Angel – Paul van Dyk
  • Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Sixty Mile Smile – 3 Colours Red
  • Big Isn’t Beautiful – King Adora
  • S Club 7 – Reach
  • Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja – Lostprophets
  • My Own Summer – Deftones
  • The Final Countdown – Europe
  • Trick Me – Kelis
  • Love Machine – Girls Aloud
  • What You Waiting For? – Gwen Stefani
  • Hot in Herre – Nelly
  • Bat Out of Hell – Meatloaf
  • Tribute – Tenacious D
  • Call Me – Blondie
  • Poison – Groove Coverage
  • Boys – Britney Spears
  • Bananza (Belly Dancer) – Akon
  • Hear My Name – Armand van Helden
  • Move On – Jet
  • Hard to Beat – Hard-Fi
  • Teenage Kicks – The Undertones

Playlist #2

I’ve limited myself to one favourite per artist, except where The Chilis and The Stones are concerned cuz it’s just to god damned difficult to choose!

  • Walk – Pantera
  • I’ve Just Begun Having My Fun – Britney Spears
  • Good Girl Down – Morcheeba
  • Supermuffdiver – King Adora
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
  • Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
  • Do You Want To – Franz Ferdinand
  • Train In Vain – The Clash
  • Burn Burn – Lostprophets
  • Lucifer – The Crocketts
  • John, I’m Only Dancing – David Bowie
  • Digital Bath – Deftones
  • The Chauffeur – Deftones
  • The Masses Against the Classes – Manic Street Preachers
  • I Get Along – The Libertines
  • (S)aint – Marilyn Manson
  • Born to be a Dancer – Kaiser Chiefs
  • Cutt Off – Kasabian
  • Celebrate Your Mother – Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
  • Drive – Incubus
  • Everlong – Foo Fighters
  • Your Head to Your Toes – Hefner
  • Brain Stew – Green Day
  • Paradise City – Guns n Roses
  • Living for the Weekend – Hard-Fi
  • Muscle Museum – Muse
  • Rock Star – NERD
  • Come as you Are – Nirvana
  • The Kids Aren’t Alright – The Offspring
  • Rocks – Primal Scream
  • Just – Radiohead
  • Renegades of Funk – Rage Against The Machine
  • Don’t Go Back to Dalston – Razorlight
  • States of Mind – Senser
  • Attention – Commander Tom
  • Reptilia – The Strokes
  • Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Santa Esmerelda
  • Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones
  • Get off my Cloud – Rolling Stones
  • Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones
  • Paint it Black – Rolling Stones
  • Breaking the Girl – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Suck My Kiss – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • I Could Have Lied – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • My Lovely Man – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • On Mercury – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Emitremmus – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Right on Time – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Fortune Faded – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Good Time Boys – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Me & My Friends – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Stay tuned for more ‘things every girl needs to know’.