Friday Five : |ˈfrÄ«dā – fÄ«v| : 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:

“Liathach (instrumental)” by Prince (from Dakota V (disc 1), 2013)

The big news out of Paisley Park today is that Prince has officially taken ownership of his masters from Warner Bros.; a lede that got buried under the “Prince signs with Warner Bros. to release a 30th anniversary edition of Purple Rain” news. I’m going with “cautiously optimistic” on this one.

“She’s Gone (live)” by Hall & Oates (from VH-1 Behind the Music: The Daryl Hall and John Oates Collection, 2002)

An inspired version from the newly-minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

“Devil in the Bottle” by T.G. Sheppard (from Motown: The Complete No. 1’s (disc 5), 2008)

Motown never fails to deliver on tracks in my library that are 100% new to me.

“The Stars Are Ours” by Mayer Hawthorne (from Where Does This Door Go, 2013)

This record was way to uneven for my liking. I’ve stuck by this cat since the beginning, but I’m starting to falter.

“Just the Way You Are (feat. Lupe Fiasco) (remix)” by Bruno Mars (from Doo-Wops & Hooligans, 2010)

I was onto Mr. Mars as soon as I heard the hook to B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ on You.” We’ve only scratched the surface of what this guy can do, stay tuned.

What’s on your shuffle today?

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Michael Parr

Husband, Father, Writer, Musical Voyeur, Pop Culture Glutton, Gourmet in Training. I'm the tall guy behind all these short guys. You can find me on the Twitter.

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