I have some pretty varied musical tastes, but sometimes the Shuffle function reminds me of just how incongruous and mixed-up they actually are! Out of the 535 songs now on my iPod, here are five with virtually nothing in common:
“California Love” by 2Pac and Dr. Dre - I’m not a big rap fan, but something about this tune grabbed me when I first heard it on the radio. A great beat and vaguely menacing lyrics.
“Tubthumping” by Chumbawumba - Infectious Brit tune. I’ve always loved it.
“Think” by Aretha Franklin - My all-time favorite Aretha tune. Sheer perfection.
“Mr. Blue Sky” by the Electric Light Orchestra - Always reminds me of childhood summers on the beach. Funny, bouncy, a bit silly, but a sentimental favorite.
“Personal Jesus” by Depeche Mode - Darkly humorous, great hook. Heard this for the first time about a year ago, but it quickly got inside my head and I just had to have it on my iPod. Hardly a week goes by that I don’t listen to it.
What are your five?