Jul. 13: 30 songs

Even though EmCityGuy ignores questions I post to him directly, I still love him and will gladly steal memes from his blog. Here’s today’s.

The rules:

  1. Turn on your music player or computer
  2. Go to SHUFFLE songs mode
  3. Write down the first 30 songs that come up–song title and artist–NO editing/cheating

I sorta feel like I should explain something about the songs that will likely show up on my list of 30. First, I have tons of Christmas music on my iPod. If you’ve been on the receiving end of our annual Christmas CDs, then this will not surprise you. For a less obvious reason, I also have a lot of animal songs on my iPod. Most importantly, the thing you need to know is that I just recently realized I have an iPod. Yes, I’m a tad slow on the take; my iPhone is also an iPod.

Know what else I just realized? My friend Sherilee, who recently got an iPhone, now has 26 iPods.

Anyway, because I just recently started using my iPhone as an iPod, I have not yet taken the time to organize the music my computer put on it. So going to the list of songs and pressing SHUFFLE will do nothing but play a bunch of stuff I really am not in the mood to hear most days. That is why I would never ever ever, except for the purpose of a meme, go to the list of songs and press SHUFFLE. Duh.

  1. Jim Gaffigan—King Baby
  2. Jason Mraz—Please Don’t Tell Her
  3. Christopher Fitzgerald/Idina Menzel—Dancing Through Life (from the Wicked soundtrack)
  4. Karla Bonoff—Home
  5. David Foster—Love Theme from St. Elmo’s Fire
  6. Aisha Duo—Despertar
  7. David Rovics—If I Was a Dog
  8. Jonathan Larson—La Vie Boheme (from the Rent soundtrack)
  9. Josh Groban—Broken Vow
  10. Chuck Berry—Run Rudolph Run
  11. John Williams/Skywalker Symphony—The Imperial March (from Star Wars)
  12. Bing Crosby—Mele Kalikimaka
  13. Carly Simon/Jim Brickman—Hush Li’l Baby
  14. Duffy—Warwick Avenue
  15. Michael W. Smith—I Believe in You Now
  16. Michael W. Smith—I Know Your Name
  17. Carole Shelley—The Wizard and I (from the Wicked soundtrack)
  18. Idina Menzel/Joel Grey—Wonderful (from the Wicked soundtrack)
  19. Bob Gaudio—C’mon Marianne (from the Jersey Boys soundtrack)
  20. Chuck Berry—Run Rudolph Run
  21. Andy Griffith—Go Tell it on the Mountain
  22. Jim Brickman—Remembrance
  23. The Cheetah Girls—Step Up
  24. Josh Groban—Somewhere
  25. Adele—Chasing Pavements
  26. Nathan Lane—Betrayed (from soundtrack of The Producers)
  27. Billy Joel—An Innocent Man
  28. Elvis Presley—Blue Christmas
  29. Original Broadway Cast—Seasons of Love (from the Rent soundtrack)
  30. Natalie Venetia Belcon/Rick Lyon—Schadenfreude (from the Avenue Q soundtrack)

I have no idea where the Andy Griffith song came from. Go Tell it on the Mountain is probably my least favorite Christmas song ever, and the only reason I think I might have it is for comedic value. And now that I see it show up on this list I think it’s a lot less funny than it is very, very embarrassing.

Feel free to share your list of 30 songs in a comment or on your own blog.



  1. Did you hear me snort with laughter? It was pretty loud, I wouldn't be surprised. Ha. 26. Closer than it should be... I'm working on a re-gifting policy--one in, one out! Guess what you're getting for your birthday!

    Check out my 30 over at my blog...


  2. Black Crow - Diana Krall
    Valleri - The Monkees
    Motivation - Sheryl Crow
    I Am Changing - Jennifer Hudson
    Gone Crazy - Journey
    The Sun - Maroon 5
    Something's Missing - John Mayer
    Lucky - Jason Mraz/Colbie Caillat
    A Kiss to Build a Dream on - Rod Stewart
    Cuddly Toy - The Monkees
    Hello, Goodbye - The Beatles
    If I Wanted To - Melissa Etheridge
    The Dreaming Tree - Dave Matthews Band
    Home - Brian McKnight
    Corazon Espinado - Santana
    It's Just the Rain - Journey
    Getaway - EWF
    Amoureuse - Claude Bolling/Jean Pierra Rampal
    When I Look At The World - U2
    I Got A Reason - Journey
    That's The Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
    Make It Mine - Jason Mraz
    You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
    All For You - Janet Jackson
    The Lady is a Tramp - Frank Sinatra
    Minute by Minute - Doobie Bros.
    You're My Best Friend - Queen
    Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
    The Heart of Life - John Mayer
    Pur Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae

  3. I just looked at our iTunes status. We have 11,130 songs, which translates into 27.7 DAYS of nonstop, unrepeated music. Wild.


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