Select my free itunes song

I got a ‘free song’ coupon from some taco shells I got the other day. (the Old El Paso ‘Stand and Stuff’ taco shells, very good imho)
Anyway, so I now get a free song from itunes. I was thinking of a particular song and they only have one version of it and I don’t like it. (I’ll take New York by Cole Porter)
So, recomend me a song. The first song that gets five recomends from five different dopers will be the song I get.* So suggest away.** You may suggest as many different songs as you wish.

I have all the Beatles songs and all the Buffet songs so don’t bother recomending the masters.

  • Unless I already have that song.
    **the song must be available from itunes music store.

Free Bird, the perfect song for any occasion.

Maybe Sparrow - Neko Case.

Everyone should listen to Neko Case. Honest, powerful, melancholy folkish stuff.

Senses Working Overtime by XTC
Unsatisfied by The Replacements
Complete Control or Spanish Bombs by The Clash
See A Little Light by Bob Mould
Ether, Natural’s Not In It, Return the Gift or At Home He’s A TOurist by Gang Of FOur
I’d Rather Dance With You by Kings of COnvenience
These Photographs by Joshua Radin
Dance Girls Dance by Cinerama
YOu Trip Me Up by THe Jesus and Mary Chain
Taste or Vapor Trail by Ride
Autumn Sweater by Yo La Tengo
This Ain’t No Picnic by Minutemen
Bittersweet by Hoodoo Gurus

Oh, that reminds me - THe Laws Have Chanfged or Use It by The New Pronographers.

Ten random recommendations for you:

Catch My Disease - Ben Lee (winner of Song of the Year at Australia’s APRA Songwriting Awards.)

Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (hottest song of the year - so you may already have it)

Funny Little Frog - Belle & Sebastian (this will make you dance around like a joyous loon)

I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie (a beautiful acoustic ballad, it’s like a hymn for atheists)

Message To My Girl - Split Enz (a gorgeous love song from the singer/songwriter from Crowded House)

Jerusalem - Mirah (an amazing singer and songwriter)

He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s The Pilot - Grandaddy (a nine-minute epic that will break your heart)

The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! (chaotic and catchy)

Girl Anachronism - The Dresden Dolls (“Punk Cabaret”. Also, they’re bonkers. Amazing lyrics.)

7/4 (Shoreline) - Broken Social Scene (amazing collision of mood, music and rhythm)

I second:

The Clash - Spanish Bombs
The New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth

And I add:

Ghostface Killah - Kilo
Built To Spill - Goin’ Against Your Mind
Camera Obscura - I Need All The Friends I Can Get
Calexico - Across The Wire
Townes Van Zandt - Rex’s Blues
Band of Horses - The Funeral
The Fiery Furnaces - Single Again

For a (roughly) old-fashioned, western theme, you might try…

Seven Spanish Angel—Willie Nelson & Ray Charles
Whoopi Ti-Yi-Yo—Garrison Keilor
Battle Cry of Freedom—either Rob Carriker, or “119th NYSV Field Music”
Coyotes—Richard Thompson

Failing that, there’s a few of Ranchoth’s Greatest Hits (aka “offbeat, if not freaky”):

The Drums of Gaugamela—Vangelis
Start a Fire—The Tiger Lillies
The Great Edwardian Air-Raid—Paul Roland
My Tank—The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac.
The wind by Cat Stevens.
You shook me all night long by ACDC.
One by johnny Cash.

“Fields of Gold” by Eva Cassidy, or anything else by her for that matter.

I’ve got those Clash songs and the Cat Stevens.

The first time I got a free iTunes song I immediately downloaded Rasberry Beret. Fuckin’ Prince, man, the savant of the funked-up pop song.


Five random suggestions:
“Stomp” by Little Feat
“Yell Fire!” by Michael Franti and Spearhead
“Mahjoun/Greensleeves” by The Derek Trucks Band (from Songlines Live EP )
“Sun Dance” by Gov’t Mule (with Chris Squire on bass)
“Deadwing” by Porcupine Tree

I’m going to second this recommendation. One of the best indie rock songs ever.

Random Suggestions:

Way Behind The Sun : Pentangle
Take This Waltz : Leonard Cohen
(You’re So Square)Baby I Don’t Care : Joni Mitchell
In a Rainbow : Sweetwater
Peter Gunn : Art of Noise
Darling Nikki : Prince
Hurt : Johnny Cash
Hora Decubitus : Mingus
Epistrophy : Thelonius Monk
So What : Miles Davis
Shilo : Neil Diamond
A Woman’s Worth : Alicia Keys
A Mistake : Fiona Apple
Local God : Everclear

Don’t expect to be one of the five, but hey, it was a fun list to make.

Ok, I went with this one. I’ve never heard of these guys.

I’m listening to the song right now. Sounds interesting.

Thanks for the help.