Road Trip With My Best Friend, Mom.

01. Harry Nilsson - “Everybody’s Talkin’” (Midnight Cowboy Soundtrack)
02. Canned Heat - “Going Up The Country (Living The Blues)
03. Anthony Green - “Dear Child (I’ve Been Dying To Reach You)” (Avalon)
04. Bright Eyes - “Another Traveling Song” (I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning)
05. The Wallflowers - “I’m Looking Through You” (I Am Sam Soundtrack)
06. Peter and the Wolf - “Safe Travels” (Lightness)
07. The Box Tops - “The Letter” (Neon Rainbow)
08. Tom Petty - “It’ll All Work Out” (Let Me Up, I’ve Had Enough)
09. Pearl Jam - “Just Breathe” (The Fixer)
10. Bob Dylan - “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan)
11. Elton John - “My Father’s Gun” (Tumbleweed Connection)
12. Stars - “Heart” (Heart)
13. Thunderclap Newman - “Something In The Air” (Hollywood Dream)
14. Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - “Silver and Gold” (Streetcore)

Songs for driving home in the middle of the night

(Side A is softer music to coincide with the kind of thoughts that middle-of-the-night driving tends to invoke. See also: most of Bob Dylan’s work. Side B is energetic or loud stuff to keep you awake when you start falling asleep.)

Side A.
01. Just Joans - “What Do We Do Now” (Hey, Boy… You’re Oh So Sensitive)
02. No More Kings - “About Schroeder” (No More Kings)
03. Snow Patrol - “Make This Go On Forever” (The Planets Bend Between Us)
04. A Fine Frenzy - “Almost Lover” (One Cell In The Sea)
05. The Delgados - “Make Your Move” (The Great Eastern)
06. K’s Choice - “Already There” (Almost Happy)
07. Vienna Teng - “Passage” (Warm Strangers)
08. Ally Kerr - “The Sore Feet Song” (Calling Out To You)
09. Straylight Run - “Existentialism On Prom Night” (Straylight Run )
10. Sia - “Breathe Me” (Colour the Small One)

Side B.
01. Alkaline Trio - “Private Eye” (From Here To Infirmary)
02. Calvin Harris - “Colours” (I Created Disco)
03. Harvey Danger - “Cream and Bastards Rise” (Little By Little)
04. Lights - “Lions!” (The Listening)
05. Ludo - “Love Me Dead” (You’re Awful, I Love You)
06. Hellogoodbye - “Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn” (Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!)
07. Say Anything - “She Won’t Follow You” (Say Anything)
08. Crystal Castles - “Courtship Dating” (Crystal Castles)
09. Talking Heads - “Take Me To The River” (More Songs About Buildings And Food)
10. Silbermond - “Blaue Augen” (Nichts Passiert)

Music for mountains

Music for staring at holy mountains in southern India.

01. Grizzly Bear - “Southern Point” (Vectamist)
02. Deaf Center - “White Lake” (Pale Ravine)
03. Boards Of Canada - “You Could Feel The Sky” (Geogaddi)
04. Lone - “Sharpest View Of The Sun” (Cluster Dreams)
05. Colleen - “Floating In The Clearest Night” (The Golden Morning Breaks)
06. Jaco Pastorius- “Portrait Of Tracy” (Jaco)
07. GSY!BE - “Moya” (Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada)
08. Rachels - “Anytime Soon” (Systems/Layers)
09. Clint Mansell - “Death Is The Road To Awe” (The Fountain OST)
10. Lightning Bolt - “Dracula Mountain” (Wonderful Rainbow)

Covers which change the meaning of their originals

01. Johnny Cash - “Hurt” (American IV: The Man Comes Around)
02. k.d. lang - “Hallelujah” (Hymns of the 49th Parallel)
03. Rebecca Loebe - “Come As You Are” (Come As You Are: [The Voice Performance - Single])
04. Rosie Thomas - “The One I Love” (These Friends of Mine)
05. Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried - “Slipping Through My Fingers” (Mamma Mia! soundtrack)
06. Dia Frampton - “Losing My Religion” (Losing My Religion [The Voice Performance - Single])
07. Johnny Cash - “I Won’t Back Down” (American III: Solitary Man)
08. Marilyn Manson - “This Is Halloween” (Nightmare Revisited)
09. Mike Tompkins - “Only Girl (feat. Shad)” (Only Girl [feat. Shad] - Single)
10. Gary Jules - “Mad World” (Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets)

Songs Played to Confuse Guests at a Party

01. Zweizz & Joey Hopkins - “Smash, Politics, Gag” (Zweizz & Joey Hopkins)
02. ZZ Top - “Velcro Fly” (Afterburner)
03. Nidingr - “The Watch-Towers Of The Universe” (Sorrow Infinite And Darkness)
04. Prince - “Darling Nikki” (Purple Rain)
05. Stina Nordenstam - “Purple Rain” (People Are Strange)
06. Fleurety - “Exterminators” (Department Of Apocalyptic Affairs)
07. Of Montreal - “Oslo In The Summertime” (Sunlandic Twins)
08. Cornelis Vreeswijk - “Turistens Klagan” (Guldkorn från Mäster Cees memoarer)
09. Bjørn Svin - “Mer Strøm” (Mer Strøm)
10. The Hollies feat. Peter Sellers - “After The Fox” (Celebration Of Sellers)
11. Ensemble96 Sings Knut Nystedt - “Immortal Bach” (Immortal Nystedt)
12. The Out Islanders - “Beyond The Reef” (Polynesian Fantasies)
13. Aphrodite’s Child - “The Four Horsemen” (666)

something summery to make me forget how shit and cold winter is

01. Beastie Boys - “Jimmy James” (Check Your Head)

02. J-Live - “The Lyricist” (All Of The Above)

03. Baths - “Animals” (Cerulean)

04. Daft Punk - “Face To Face” (Dicovery)
05. Cosmic Revenge - “Memories (Beat Connection Remix)” (Memories)
06. The Gerbils - “Sunshine Soul” (Are You Sleepy?)
07. Beat Connection - “Sunburn” (Surf Noir EP)
08. Violent Femmes - “American Music” (Add It Up 1981 - 1993)
09. INXS - “Don’t Change” (The Best Of INXS)
10. The Young Evils - “A Just Built Beaming Light” (Enchanted Chapel)
11. Liz Phair - “Johnny Sunshine” (Exile in Guyville)
12. Panda Bear - “Slow Motion” (Tomboy)
13. The Beach Boys - “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Pet Sounds)
14. Phoenix - “Love Like A Sunsest, Pt. 2” (Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix)

Songs to drown out your parents arguments that they think you can’t hear.

01. Dar Williams - “Your Fire Your Soul” (The Beauty of the Rain)
02. Camera Obscura - “Teenager” (Underachievers Please Try Harder)
03. Simple Plan - “Perfect” (No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls)
04. A Bird A Sparrow - “An Attempt To Say” (A Bird A Sparrow)
05. Mayday Parade - “I’d Hate to Be You When People Find Out What This Song Is About” (A Lesson In Romantics)
06. Wheatus - “Teenage Dirtbag” (Wheatus)
07. The Wailin’ Jennys - “Old Man” (The Wailin’ Jennys)
08. Yo La Tengo - “Sometimes I Don’t Get You” (I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass)
09. Camera Obscura - “I Need All The Friends I Can Get” (Let’s Get Out Of This Country)
10. Dar Williams - “The One Who Knows” (The Beauty Of The Rain)

I’m in my 20’s and still want to dance in my undies

01. j+j+j - “We Both Wear Headphones at Our Job (Schmoof Remix)” (Online Release)
02. La Roux - “Bulletproof” (Album)
03. Katrina And The Waves - “Walking On Sunshine” (Katrina And The Waves)
04. Ladyhawke - “Back Of The Van” (Ladyhawke)
05. Human League - “Don’t You Want Me” (Dare)
06. Bell Biv Devoe - “Poison” (Poison)
07. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - “The Impression That I Get” (Let It Be)
08. Carla Thomas And Otis Redding - “Knock On Wood” (King And Queen)
09. Elton John - “Philadelphia Freedom” (Single)
10. David Bowie - “Let’s Dance” (Let’s Dance)
11. Beastie Boys - “Make Some Noise (Hot Sauce Committee Part 2)

Songs with letters in the title

01. Wilco - “Box Full Of Letters” (A.M.)
02. The Box Tops - “The Letter” (The Letter/Neon Rainbow)
03. PJ Harvey - “The Letter” (Uh Huh Her)
04. Wire - “Another The Letter” (Chairs Missing)
05. R.E.M. - “E-Bow The Letter” (New Adventures In Hi-Fi)
06. The Fiery Furnaces - “We Wrote Letters Every Day” (Rehearsing My Choir)
07. David Bowie - “Letter To Hermione” (Space Oddity)
08. Pixies - “Letter To Memphis” (Trompe Le Monde)
09. Beastie Boys - “An Open Letter To NYC” (To The 5 Boroughs)
10. The Mountain Goats - “Letter To Belgium” (We Shall All Be Healed)
11. The Knife - “Letter To Henslow” (Tomorrow, In A Year)
12. The New Pornographers - “Letter From An Occupant” (Mass Romantic)
13. DJ Shadow - “Letter From Home” (The Private Press)
14. Los Campesinos! - “A Heat Rash In The Shape Of The Show Me State Or, Letters From Me To Charlotte” (Romance Is Boring)
15. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - “Love Letter” (No More Shall We Part)
16. The White Stripes - “Death Letter” (De Stijl)
17. Matthew Friedberger - “The Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co. Resignation Letter” (Winter Women And Holy Ghost Language School)
18. The Velvet Underground - “Send No Letter” (Squeeze)
19. R.E.M. - “Letter Never Sent” (Reckoning)
20. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - “Please Read The Letter” (Raising Sand)
21. They Might Be Giants - “Letter/Not A Letter” (Here Come The ABCs)

Friends With Benefits Sucks.

01. Best Coast - “When I’m With You” (Crazy for You)
02. Lady Gaga - “Bad Romance” (The Fame Monster)
03. Bright Eyes - “I’ve Been Eating (For You)” (Noise Floor)
04. The Blow - “The Long List Of Girls” (Paper Television)
05. Joanna Newsom - “Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie” (Milk-Eyed Mender)
06. Azure Ray - “Sleep” (Azure Ray)
07. Radiohead - “House of Cards” (In Rainbows)
08. Neko Case - “Runnin’ Out of Fools” (Blacklisted)
09. Etta James - “A Sunday Kind of Love” (At Last!)
10. The National - “About Today” (Cherry Tree)
11. Art In Manilla - “Time Gets Us All” (Set The Woods On Fire)

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