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:

“I’ll Be in Trouble” by The Temptations (from The Complete Motown Singles, Volume 4: 1964, 2006)

While not as strong as it’s predecessor, “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” this tune still swings hard.

“I Wanna Be Your Limousine” by Black Kids (from Partie Traumatic, 2008)

I still hold out hope that Black Kids will be able to match the infectious, ’80s clad pop of their debut. Even this tune–one of the weakest on the record–is downright groovy.

“Just Not Just” by The Guggenheim Grotto (from Live on Mountain Stage, 2009)

“It’s not just, just / it’s not just / it’s just wrong.” Seriousy, try saying that five times fast, let alone sing it.

“Reunion” by M83 (from Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming., 2011)

There is a strong Peter Gabriel current running beneath this track. I have not revisited this record since my inital listen, I might have to change that soon.

“Stabbed” by Glasvegas (from Glasvegas, 2008)

A beat poem over Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”? Sure, why the hell not. I don’t know if it’s the summer sun calling, or what, but this week’s Friday Five has left me uninspired.

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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