You're on a deserted island, and you only have one playlist of 10 songs.....

Which would they be?

Forget the logistics of the question. But suppose you have an Ipod, or an MP3 Player, or anything in which you can listen to 10 songs from various artists which would they be?

Keep into consideration that the batteries in the Playlist player will run out, thus you can only listen to each song a few times before it the machine “dies” on you.

Oh, and one last rule, you can only choose one song per artist.

My list would be (numbers do not indicate favorites):

  1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond (pts 1-5) - Pink Floyd
  2. A Day in the Life - The Beatles
  3. Elevation - U2
  4. Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
  5. Sweet Child O´Mine - Guns N´Roses
  6. Scenes from An Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
  7. Tiny Dancer - Elton John
  8. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
  9. Ojala Que Llueva Cafe - Juan Luis Guerra
  10. The End of It All - John Tejada

What would your list be?

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[asshole answer]
They’d all have to be audiobook tracks.

-Worst Case Scenerio
-Robinson Crusoe
-How to build a boat from sand
etc
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Today, I guess the list would look like this (tomorrow, something completely different):

  1. The Divine Comedy - Tonight We Fly
  2. Husker Du - Celebrated Summer
  3. The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
  4. The Replacements - Unsatisfied
  5. The Clash - Complete Control
  6. Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness (Live from Monterey Pop)
  7. The Pogues - The Sick Bed Of Cuchulainn
  8. Gang Of Four - Natural’s Not In It
  9. Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - Airscape
  10. XTC - Mayor Of Simpleton

Desert island.

Tough choice.

Ten, but not in order:

George Thorogood: Bad to the Bone

Loreena McKennitt: Seeds of Love

Janis Joplin: Me and Bobby McGee

Sniff 'N the Tears: Driver’s Seat

Beatles: In My Life

Joe Cocker: With a Little Help From My Friends

Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

Queen: Fat Bottomed Girls

Johnny Cash: The Man Comes Around

Israel Ka’ano’i Kamakawiwo’ole: Over the Rainbow

  1. Failure – “Another Space Song”

(I could stop there, because in the past I have put this song on repeat all day and have never tired of it. I don’t know how to explain this, as it’s not even that great a song. It’s like the sonic equivalent of good bread, I guess.)

But in the spirit of the thread…

  1. U2 – “The Unforgettable Fire”
  2. Placebo – “This Picture”
  3. Neko Case – “Favorite”
  4. PJ Harvey – “A Place Called Home”
  5. Mark Lanegan – “One Hundred Days”
  6. The Kinks – “Animal Farm”
  7. XTC – “My Bird Performs”
  8. Tears for Fears – “The Working Hour”
  9. Sufjan Stevens – “In the Devil’s Territory”

Farewell Angelina- John Mellencamp
The Band Played Waltzing Matilda- The Pogues
American Pie- Don Maclean
Sing, Sing, Sing- Benny Goodman
Baker Street- Gerry Rafferty
Paradise by the Dashboard Lights- Meat Loaf
Guantanamera- Joan Baez
Losing My Religion- REM
Jack and Diane- John Mellencamp
Tusk- Fleetwood Mac

Marah- Formula, Dollar, Cola, Draft
Mojave 3- Prayer for the Paranoid
Smiths- What Difference Does It Make
Beta Band- Dry the Rain
Boris- Naki Kayoku
The Decemberists- The Crane Wife 3
Matt Pond PA- New Hampshire
The National- About Today
Nick Drake- Things Behind the Sun
Panda Bear- Bros

Nat Cole: These Foolish Things
Paul Simon: Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes
Eva Cassidy: Fields of Gold
Led Zeppelin: Going to California
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Vienna Boys Choir: Omnes de saba venient
Bill Frisell: Over the Rainbow
Annie Lennox: No More I Love Yous
Verdi: Un dì, felice, eterea (preferably Domingo/Cortrubas)
The Scorpions: Rock You Like a Hurricane

John Entwistle - Heaven and Hell
George Harrison - Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
Pearl Jam - Even Flow
The Who - I Can See for Miles
Paul Simon - Duncan (from Live Rhymin’)
Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling into Place
Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
a-ha - #9 Dream (Lennon Cover)
Cream - Badge
Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Carry On

Only ten? Then no short songs.

Mahler - 3rd Symphony
Verdi - Requiem
Rodgers - Victory at Sea
Schubert - 9th Symphony
Wagner - Die Gotterdamerung
Brahms - 4th Symphony
Shaffer - Ra
Mozart - Requiem
Feldman - 2nd String Quartet
Cage - Organ2/ASLSP

How many iPods do I get?

Just one :wink:

If you’re interested in other people’s lists try the BBC’s Desert Island Discs web page. Eight tracks rather than ten and no limit on repeating artists but definitely the same idea. The show’s been running for 66 years!

This is a sick, sick exercise. No matter what I pick, it won’t be enough!

Oh well, I see some folks are going for length. I’ll just go for good songs that I’ll (hopefully) never tire of, and try to mix the styles a bit.
I’m So Afraid - Fleetwood Mac, (The Dance version)
Can’t You See - Marshall Tucker Band
Only The Lonely - The Motels
Chant from the Heart - Kitaro
Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues

Dreams I’ll Never See - Molly Hatchett
Dreams I’ll Never See - Allman Bros
The Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd
For the Love of God - Steve Vai
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison

Interesting that only one of these are from my top 5 desert island cd’s. Those are more about flow, mood, and overall quality than any one outstanding tune.

Ask me again in an hour, and I might swap out some of the above for these:

Europa - Santana
Space Station #5 - Montrose
Cowgirl in the Sand - Neil Young
It’s a Long Way There - Little River Band (album version)
And about 100 other tunes.

Hmmm, on second though I´d change U2´s “Elevation” for Bob Marley´s “Three Little Birds”.

Gotta have some (good) reggae in your life.