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.
“Do You Love Me?” by Kiss (from Box Set (disc 2: 1975-1977), 2001)
How the hell Paul Stanley was able to sing “you like my seven inch leather heels” with a straight face still confounds me. Then again, we’re talking about Kiss, so anything goes. This one is originally from the band’s 1976 magnum opus, Destroyer, sequenced immediately following the sad sack tune, “Beth”; reminding the world that while Peter Criss might be pining for his one and only, the rest of the band was still chasing skirts.
“Silent All These Years” by Tori Amos (from New Music From…, 1994)
Oh, the melodrama! What the hell was wrong with us in the ’90s? Wait, don’t answer that question.
“Hit the Heartbreaks” by Black Kids (from Wizard of Ahhhs, 2007)
I was just thinking about the Black Kids the other day, wondering if we’d ever hear new music from the band. I fell hard for the band’s debut, Partie Traumatic, and worry that they could replicate the energy of that record.
“Square Biz” by Teena Marie (from It Must Be Magic, 1981)
Goddammit, that bass line! It’s as if God himself reached down and handed the funk to Allen McGrier, trusting that he’d be able to deliver the gospel of groove. Clocking in over five minutes, I could listen to this lick all day long.
“Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind & Fire (from The Eternal Dance, 1992)
Dance! Boogie Wonderland! Who can argue with that? Not me, certainly, so I’m going to take this opportunity to shake my butt and turn this week’s Friday Five over to you!
What’s on your shuffle today?