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.
“Poison & Wine” by The Civil Wars (from Barton Hallow, 2011)
While I adored this song the first time I heard it, it was its use in a routine on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE that burned it in.
“Dance Floor” by Zapp (from Zapp II, 1982)
Perhaps iTunes is attempting to send a message? It has been a while since I’ve cranked up a Friday afternoon dance party. This jam, clocking in at eleven minutes, is scientifically designed to get some asses wigglin’. Damn if I don’t want to hear ‘Pac drop his “California Love” verse straight after this, though. (Roger Troutman lifted his line from “Dance Floor” for his part in “California Love.”)
“When You’ve Got Music” by Chiddy Bang (from Peanut Butter and Swelly, 2011)
Music appreciation in the form of a rhyme from the Philadelphia duo.
“For Better or Worse” by Jonah Jones (from The Complete Motown Singles, Volume 9: 1969, 2007)
And now for something completely different.
“I Write the Songs” by Barry Manilow (from Ultimate Manilow, 2002)
Don’t you dare judge me; I am certain that 80% of you reading these words know every last word to this tune.
What’s on your shuffle today?