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.
“Silly Love Songs” by Paul McCartney (from All the Best!, 1987)
“Silly Love Songs” takes a lot of (albeit, well deserved) shit around the Popdose water cooler. Macca is clearly pandering, but his ability to take a big “Fuck You” and turn it into a gem of a pop song is undeniable. I don’t know, it seems like these days we could use a few more silly love songs.
“The Jig Is Up” by Jill Sobule (from Jill Sobule, 1995)
I have zero recollection of this tune. It’s a perfectly nice little song; well tuned to the mid-’90s singer/songwriter mold. There are actually a handful of tunes on this record that I quite dig, namely “(Theme From) The Girl in the Affair,” and “Good Person Inside.” Oh, and that one about her kissing a girl.
“Thnks fr th Mmrs” by Fall Out Boy (from Believers Never Die – Greatest Hits, 2009)
You can keep your Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy holds the title of “Best Singles Band of the ’00s,” hands down. I’m not knocking their album cuts—anyone who frequents the Friday Five knows I’ve got a soft spot for the band—but from “Sugar, We’re Going Down,” through their current single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” they have racked up an impressive string of singles.
“Hyperballad” by The Twilight Singers (from She Loves You, 2004)
Greg Dulli is a master cover artist.
“On a Saturday Night” by Eddie Floyd (from The Complete Stax-Volt Singles: 1959-1968 (disc 8), 1991)
It was a night out…
What’s on your shuffle today?