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?