The Friday Five: January 24, 2014

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.

The Five:

“Come Rain or Come Shine” by Don Henley (from The Unplugged Collection, Volume 1, 1994)

Pardon my French: what a giant steaming pile of horse shit. If I recall correctly, I purchased this collection for McCartney’s unplugged take on “We Can Work it Out,” and Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Pride and Joy.” The rest is a mish-mash of (some of) the biggest names to grace the MTV program, missing some of the best performances to come from the show.

“i n i” by Amel Larrieux (from Infinite Possibilities, 2000)

I adore Amel’s voice. She is likely the most underappreciated vocalist of our time.

“Disappearing” by Peter Murphy (from Cascade, 1995)

Meth is a hell of a drug.

“Grey Street” by Dave Matthews Band (from 2010-10-14: DMB Live Trax, Volume 27: Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina (disc 1), 2013)

Why do I own so damnned many DMB records? The answer is easy: occastionally there are performances that exceed the recorded versions of well-worn tunes.

“Why Can’t I Be You?” by The Cure (from Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, 1987)

My toddler loves The Cure. I can’t explain it, but whenever they shuffle up he starts dancing.

What’s on your shuffle today?

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