Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments.
“Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan (from The Essential Bob Dylan (disc 1), 2001)
“Blowin’ in the Wind” is one of those tunes that is just ingrained in the fabric of American music; hell, I knew at least half the words to this song before I had a clue who Bob Dylan was.
“Show Biz Kids” by Steely Dan (from Countdown to Ecstasy, 1973)
“Show biz kids making movies of themselves, you know they don’t give a fuck about anybody else.”
This was 1973, yet it could apply to dozens of currently dejected former Disney princesses. The more things change, eh?
“Every Little Thing I Do” by Soul for Real (from Candy Rain, 1995)
Man, the Five isn’t really giving me much to work with this week. Don’t get me wrong, I loved this song in its time, and I wouldn’t turn it off if it came on the radio, but I doubt I get a hankering for the dulcet tones of Soul for Real.
“The End of a Love Affair” by Chaka Khan (from Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Volume One, 1996)
I’m a sucker for the jazzy side of Chaka Khan.
“Love Missile F1-11 (Westbank remix short version)” by Sigue Sigue Sputnik (from The Original 80s Remix Box Set: Massive Eighties Hits Extended and Remixed (disc 1), 2007)
For some unknown reason I was compelled to bring up the video for “Love Missile F1-11″ and … I’ve got nothing, this speaks for itself.[youtube id=”pk30a0qsVIk” width=”600″ height=”350″]
What’s on your shuffle today?