December 15, 2010

A Fun Break

I'm tapped out when it comes to "kid" posts this week. I think I'm just too focused on work and Christmas to think of anything else. So, I thought I would have a little fun with today's post. While I was working out yesterday, I realized some people would likely be surprised by the music on my IPod. It's not really "mom" music, if there is such a thing. Keep in mind, it's an IPod shuffle, so you can't create any playlists. So, I keep this as my "workout" music and not my "everyday music." I'm putting it on shuffle right now (since that's my only option) and I'm going to tell you the first five songs that come on.
  • "Come on Eileen" Saving Ferris
I am a child of the '80s. I love '80s music and spent as many Thursday nights as I could in college at the local bar that had "80s night."  This cover of the song is fabulous because I can actually make out most of the lyrics!
  • "Handsome Man" Robbie Williams
I can't get enough of Robbie Williams. I don't know what it is. He's arrogant and it makes me laugh.
  • "You Don't Know What You Got" Joan Jett
Remember my earlier reference to being a child of the '80s? Joan Jett is a rock goddess. One of my first records (boy I'm old) was a 45 of "I Love Rock and Roll." I'm pretty sure this song was the "B side." (Wow, I seriously dated myself!)
  • "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" Cage the Elephant
Hubby put this on my IPod. I like it. He and I agree on some things (Jimmy Buffett, Barenaked Ladies), but typically our tastes in music aren't similar. This is one of the songs he put on that I didn't end up taking off.
  • "My First Kiss" 3oh!3
I've enjoyed 3oh!3 before their hit "Don't Trust Me" started getting mainstream air play. It kind of goes back to the whole Robbie Williams thing. When I'm working out I want a little "smart ass" to my music and this group definitely achieves that.

Hmmmm, well, this list isn't as surprising as I thought it would be. Kid Rock, Eminem and Lady Gaga just weren't destined to come up in my shuffle today. So, what are you listening to that you think would surprise me?


Stephanie Barr said...

I have to listen to bouncy music and also love 80's music. Having said that, my tastes are very eclectic, from Broadway (Le Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and Jeckyll and Hyde) to Bon Jovi to Abba to Evanescence to Journey to Straight No Chaser (a capella) to Backstreet Boys. Yes, I admit it. You REALLY never know what you'll find.

I first heard "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" on a video game and had to have it. I love it, too.

Writer Lady said...

I'm pretty eclectic about music, but I'll tell you a secret. I just put an album on my iPod by Bone Poets Orchestra. I especially like "South of the Mason Dixon Line." It's a very adult song supporting a lifestyle I don't approve of, but the song is nearly irresistible to me.

My policy at 70 is to never apologize for the music you like.

MaryAnne said...

In popular music, I like anything where you can tell that the person is genuinely a talented singer (and ideally piano/guitar player), without too much of a computer-generated voice - and distinct melodies. And I love songs that tell stories. So maybe the surprise is that I'm also a HUGE classical music geek - my undergrad major was in vocal and organ performance. I toured Germany playing organs one summer through a university grant, and sang in a couple operas as an undergrad. Then became a French teacher, then a Public Health nerd, then a mom. I'd love to get back to the music, someday - I do conduct a children's choir...

Usagani Triplets said...

I'm a HUGE Eminem and 50 Cent fan. I check almost weekly to see if Eminem is going on tour. I saw them both when they were here in 2005. Two new albums and no tour? Very disappointing! My other favorite group is Counting Crows.

Holly Ann said...

I'm the sweet, innocent, little white girl that loves rap music. Who knew? lol

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