My Ultimate Playlist

While I was playing around on iTunes yesterday, I found this fun little feature called Celebrity Playlists. I didn’t realize such a thing existed! It was really interesting to see the kind of music people listen to, from comedians to actors to other musicians. You can learn a lot about someone from their ultimate playlist. For fun, I thought I’d put together my own ultimate playlist. I’m not silly enough to think this is permanent. Even I know the songs could change tomorrow.

Of course, I’d be tempted to include the whole of my iTunes on my list if I could. After all, the songs are there for a reason. I set myself a limit of twenty songs, which wasn’t easy to do. Then I realized many of those top spots would be taken by The Beatles. In fact, anyone who knows me probably knows I’d try to make all twenty songs on my ultimate playlist Beatles songs. To remedy this possibility, I allowed only one song per artist. This was so hard.

Some are classics; some are from bands you’ve probably never heard of before. But if you were to ask me today, “Which twenty songs would you want everyone to hear at least once?” this is what I’d say. Oh, and these are in no particular order, which should be evident when you don’t see The Beatles at the top.

Crazy Love – Ray Charles & Van Morrison


Shoe Fits – Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes


Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley


Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths


Take It Back – Pink Floyd


Pretty Things – Tony Lucca


Devil Moon – Bobby Long


The Desperate Man – The Black Keys


It Makes No Difference – The Band


Nashville – David Mead


20 Tons of Blues – Buffalo Clover


The Light – Swear and Shake


Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin


Bouncin’ Round the Room – Phish


Rave Monks – Heyrocco


Gotta Have You – The Weepies


Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles


Sultan – What Made Milwaukee Famous


Glad – French Camp


Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis


So what songs would be on your ultimate playlist?

3 thoughts on “My Ultimate Playlist

  1. To this excellent list I would add:

    “The Good Life” — Shirley Horn
    “Julia” and “For No One” – Beatles (ok, and about 300 other Beatles tunes)
    “Blue in Green” – Miles Davis
    “That’s Entertainment” – The Jam
    “Sin City” – Flying Burrito Bros.

  2. Not my favorites, per se, just my most played over the last few months. wouldn’t even know where to begin for ‘Best’
    Dilly – Band Of Horses
    Myth – Beach House
    Out Go The Lights – Spoon
    Dakota – Stereophonics
    Danny, Dakota and The Wishing Well – A Silent Film
    Today Is Our Life – Memory Tapes
    Love Is Art – Said The Whale
    Ghosts Of Syllables – Admiral Radley
    Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye
    Replicate – Fanfarlo
    Generator (First Floor) – Freelance Whales
    Alligator – Tegan & Sara
    Coldfront – Amie Miriello
    I Must Be Hight – Wilco
    The Wishing Well – Airborne Toxic Event
    Infinite Arms – Band Of Horses
    Cold Fame – Band Of Skulls
    Little Bit – Lykki Li
    Missed The Boat – Modest Mouse
    Panic Switch – Silversun Pickups
    Excuses – The Morning Benders

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