Shuffle that iPod Classic!

Following on from my post last week about my obsession with music, I undertook an experiment. I attached my iPod Classic (with its 4584 songs) to a speaker (using an actual cord because it was invented before Bluetooth), and I wrote down the first ten songs on shuffle… just to see how eclectic the mix would be. I must admit I was nervous… there’s a lot of crap on there… but I think it went pretty well. And here’s the big reveal, from 1 to 10.

  1. Paranoid – Black Sabbath: this one certainly is not on my frequently played list – in fact I’m not even sure where it come from originally – some random rock mix CD from long ago probably – but it’s definitely a classic
  2. Goodbye – 28 Days: this one takes me back… apparently 20 years now. To be honest I’m not sure if I bought the CD single or if I burnt it from my ex at the time who was a huge fan… but to this day I still love it
  3. Revolutions – John Butler Trio: I’m generally not a fan of John Butler Trio, but hearing this one I can understand how it made it to the Hottest 100 of 2010
  4. On a Plain – Nirvana: An old classic – this one’s from the Unplugged in New York Album which technically belonged to my brother, but somehow seems to still live at my parents’ house these days
  5. Begin Again – Megan Washington: I bought this album in preparation for Falls Festival Tasmania in 2012 because Washington was playing – the song is pretty melancholy but it’s actually one of my favourites
  6. Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley: Back to another Hottest 100… Volume 3 in fact… which I can somehow recall has an ice cream on the front cover… and checking my collection confirms it
  7. Til the World Ends – Britney Spears: if you know me, you know that I love Britney Spears… and no… I’m not joking… and yes I did see her live in concert
  8. Short Notice – The Living End: I was relieved that at least one Living End song popped up here… considering they are my favourite band and I own (almost) every CD and single they have ever released
  9. Footloose – Kenny Loggins: Ah now I’m back dancing on stage at Twister in Melbourne in the 80s room… good times… and there’s another memory of singing this song karaoke with one of my friend’s old bosses… interesting times…
  10. Brick – Ben Fold’s Five: A great band, a great song, even if the topic is slightly disheartening… but absolutely a worthy song to round out my 10…

This was so much fun I might do it again some day. You should too! I’d love to hear what comes up!

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