The Friday Five

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:

“Stop! In the Name of Love” by The Supremes (from Motown: The Complete No. 1’s (disc 1), 2008)

Last week, while scanning the television channels for the 24-hour A CHRISTMAS STORY marathon, I happened upon the White House Christmas special and completely mistook Miss Ross for Aretha Franklin. To be fair, the camera shot was from the back of the venue, and Ross was wearing a dress that was the size of a small igloo.

“Feenin'” by Jodeci (from Diary of a Mad Band, 1993)

My wife loves Jodeci. I don’t recall them having as much of an impact as she does. Must be a demographic thing.

“Alone + Easy Target” by Foo Fighters (from Foo Fighters, 1995)

The first Foo Fighters record really is quite good.

“Keep on Dancing (instrumental)” by Alvin Cash Scott Bros Orch. (from Skye Presents: The Breaks, Volume 3, 2000)

Nothing beats a funky groove in the morning.

“Spinning the Wheel” by George Michael (from Twenty Five (disc 1: For Living), 2006)

The psudo-reggae riddim absolutely dates this ’90s cut from Michael’s Older. Not that I’m disparaging the tune—I rather like it—but it is ready-made for Triple-A radio.

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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