You are so fun you should be a ride at Disneyland.

01. Of Montreal - "Your Magic is Working" (Satanic Panic in the Attic)
02. The Go! Team - "Keys to the City" (Proof of Youth)
03. Let's go Sailing - "Sideways" (The Chaos in Order)
04. Jamie Cullum - "I Get a Kick Out of You" (Twentysomething)
05. Noah and the Whale - "Five Years Time" (Unknown)
06. Klaxons - "Golden Skans" (Myths of the Near Future)
07. The Flaming Lips - "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)" (At War With the Mystics)
08. Rocco Deluca & the Burden - "Colorful" (I Trust You to Kill Me)
09. Architecture in Helsinki -"The Owls Go" (Fingers Crossed)
10. Nada Surf - "Do It Again" (This Weight is a Gift)
11. Stars - "Soft Revolution" (Set Yourself on Fire)
12. Tapes n' Tapes - "Insistor" (The Loon)
13. Let's go Sailing - "Sideways" (The Chaos in Order)
14. Interpol - "Take You On a Cruise" (Antics)
15. Eels - "Fresh Feeling" (Souljacker)

Rap songs that will fill this skinny white boy with swagger as he gets ready to go out.

note from chezbroie: Well, these always worked for me swagger-wise - and they still do. I went through my 12" Collection for some of these so a couple of these tracks might be hard to find today. But that will surely add to the
swagger. Most of these are pretty dangerous street stuff. Exactly the right choice for us white boys.

01. Biggie Smalls - "Party and Bullshit (Ratatat Remix)" (Ratatat Remixes Mixtape Volume 2)

02. Tef - "F. U." (Comin at 'cha/ F.U. 12")

03. Smoothe Da Hustler - "Broken Language" (Hustlin' 12")

04. Big L. feat. Kool G. Rap "Fall Back" (The Big Picture)

05. Lace Da Booms - "And One (What's up with a Deal Remix)" (12")

06. The Beatnuts - "No Escapin' This" (No escapin' this)

07. Ant Banks - "Packin' a Gun" (Menace II Society OST)

08. Compton's Most Wanted - "Another Victim" (Music to Drive-by)

09. Royce the 5'9 - "I'm the King" (Build And Destroy: The Lost Sessions Part 1)

10. Slim Thug, T.I.P. & Bun B. - "Three Kings (Ratatat Remix)" (Ratatat Remixes Mixtape Volume 2)

11. Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo - "Letters" (Killer Kuts)

12. Scarface - "Mr. Scarface: Part III The Final Chapter" (The World is Yours)

Beautiful noise

Note from Mr P: "It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was, like, dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that's the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and... this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember... and I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in." - Ricky Fitts, idiot from American Beauty
01. Alvin Curran - "Toto Angelica" (Lost Marbles)
02. Flying Luttenbachers - "The Void Pt. 1" (The Void)
03. Kevin Drumm - "3.03" (Guitar)
04. Boredoms - "Super You" (Super Ae)
05. James Chance - "Bedroom Athelete" (Buy)
06. nmperign - Track 6 (nmperign)
07. Hecker - "bsf°tyk 5" (Sun Pandemonium)
08. Nurse with Wound - "In Swollen Silence" (Soundpooling)
09. Jim O'Rourke - Track 2 (Jim:Computer:Hotel)
10. Crainium - "The Roles We Play..." (A New Music for A New Kitchen)
11. Nautical Almanac - "Clump Clump" (Cover the Earth)
12. Anthony Pateras - Track 9 (Mutant Theater)
13. Sunny Murray - "Black Art" (Sunny's Time Now)
14. Otomo Yoshihide - "Eureka" (Dreams)

Songs that are about love, yet don’t mention love even once.

01. Broken Social Scene - "Pitter Patter Goes My Heart" (You Forgot It In People)
02. The Postal Service - "Be Still My Heart" (We Will Become Silhouettes)
03. The Weepies - "Take It From Me" (Say I Am You)
04. The Velvet Underground - "Pale Blue Eyes" (The Velvet Underground)
05. Braid - "I'm Glowing and You're The Reason" (Movie Music, Vol. 2)
06. St. Thomas - "Take a Dance With Me" (I'm Coming Home)
07. Sufjan Stevens - "The Dress Looks Nice On You" (Seven Swans)
08. Mark Kozelek - "Up to My Neck In You" (What's Next to the Moon)
09. Two Lone Swordsmen - "It's Not the Worst (Lali Puna Remix" (Further Reminders)
10. M. Ward - "Eyes on the Prize" (Post-War)
11. Sparklehorse - "Hundreds of Sparrows" (Good Morning Spider)
12. Explosions in the Sky - "Your Hand In Mine" (The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place)
13. Copeland - "You Have My Attention" (In Motion)
14. The Robot Ate Me - "Apricot Tea" (On Vacation, disc 2)
15. Iron & Wine - "Naked as We Came" (Our Endless Numbered Days)
16. Jens Lekman - "Someone to Spend My Life With" (Oh You're So Silent Jens)
17. Acid House Kings - "Tonight Is Forever" (Sing Along With the Acid House Kings)
18. Eels - "P.S. You Rock My World" (Electro-Shock Blues)

Songs with Made-Up Words

01. Tracy + The Plastics - "(We Met The) Queerion" (Muscler's Guide to Videonics)
02. Antony and the Johnsons - "Bird Gehrl" (I Am A Bird Now)
03. Architecture in Helsinki - "Nevereverdid" (In Case We Die)
04. David Israel - "Vortexas" (These are the Clothes We'll Wear When We're Old)
05. Drakkar Sauna - "Decoy Schmecoy" (Jabraham Lincoln)
06. DJ Crabhat - "EthiHipster" (Anthology 1976-2005)
07. Final Fantasy - "The Pooka Sings" (He Poos Clouds)
08. The Hidden Cameras - "Awoo" (Awoo)
09. Louie and Clark - "Zoophisticated" (Unknown Album)
10. The Unicorns - "Jellybones" (Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone)
11. Typical Cats - "Qweloquiallisms" (Typical Cats)
12. Sufjan Stevens - "Godzuki" (A Sun Came!)
13. Enon - "Starcastic" (Hocus Pocus)
14. Burl Ives - "Hullabaloo-Belay" (Poor Wayfaring Stranger)
15. Julie Doiron - "Wintermitts" (Heart and Crime)
16. Ten In The Swear Jar - "Helsabot" (Accordion Solo)
17. Man Man - "Engrish Bwudd" (Six Demon Bag)

Songs To Watch Snow Fall To

01. Teenage Fanclub - "If I Never See You Again" (Howdy!)
02. Frida Hyvonen - "Djuna!" (Until Death Comes)
03. Pavement - "Spit on a Stranger" (Terror Twilight)
04. The Love Letter Band - "New Lover" (This World Be My Church)
05. Math & Physics Club - "Darling, Please Come Home" (Math & Physics Club)
06. Yves Montand - "Rue Saint Vincent" (Souvenirs)
07. Jens Lekman - "The Cold Swedish Winter" (When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog)
08. The Halo Benders - "Snowfall" (God Don't Make Junk)
09. Sambassadeur - "Sense of Sound" (Sambassadeur)
10. The Lucksmiths - "Stayway Stars" (Naturaliste)
11. Au Revoir Simone - "Sad Song" (The Bird of Music)
12. Nico - "The Fairest of the Seasons" (Chelsea Girl)
13. Badly Drawn Boy - "Donna and Blitzen" (About a Boy OMS)
14. Voxtrot - "This Place Has Got No Soul, Kid" (Demo)
15. Goldenboy - "Twenty Months in a Hailstorm" (Blue Swan Orchestra)

We’re in love. I know it. You know it. Now tell me before I have to tell you.

note from Grace: It's best to keep these things short

01. Cat Stevens - "Moonshadow" (Teaser and the Firecat)

02. Fleetwood Mac - "Blue Letter" (Fleetwood Mac)

03. Velvet Underground - "I'm Set Free" (The Velvet Underground)

04. Sun City Girls - "The Shining Path" (Torch Of The Mystics)

05. Guided By Voices - "Awful Bliss" (Bee Thousand)

06. Pete Townshend - "Let My Love Open The Door" (Empty Glass)

07. Paul Simon - "The Boy In The Bubble" (Graceland)

08. Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers - "Back In Your Life" (Beserkley Years)

09. Black Lips - "Gentle Violence" - (Let It Bloom)

10. Bob Dylan - "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" (Nashville Skyline)

11. Beat Happening - "Sea Hunt" (Music To Climb The Apple Tree By)

12. John Lennon - "Oh Yoko!" (Imagine)

13. Joan Baez - "Silver Dagger" (Joan Baez)

Songs with handclaps.

01. Los Campesinos! - "It Started With a Mixx" (Sticking Fingers Into Sockets')
02. The Lucksmiths - "Off With His Cardigan!" (What Bird is That?)
03. BOAT - "Return of the Rainbow Shoelace" (Songs You Might Not Like)
04. Oh No! Oh My! - "Women Are Born in Love" (Oh No! Oh My!)
05. The Pipettes - "Because It's Not Love" (We Are the Pipettes)
06. Sambassadeur - "Between the Lines" (Between the Lines EP)
07. The Blow - "Long List of Girls" (Paper Television)
08. Acid House Kings - "Do What You Wanna Do" ( Sing Along with Acid House Kings)
09. Pipas - "How to Tie a Tie" (Lucksmiths Remix)
10. El Perro Del Mar - "Here Comes That Feeling" (El Perro Del Mar)
11. Jens Lekman - "A Sweet Summer's Night on Hammer Hill" (Oh You're So Silent Jens)
12. Jonathan Richman - "Velvet Underground" (I, Jonathan)
13. The Boy Least Likely To - "I See Spiders When I Close My Eyes" (The Best Party Ever)
14. Peter Bjorn and John - "Let's Call It Off" (Writer's Block)
15. Mirah - "Oh! September" (Songs from the Black Mountain Music Project)
16. Tullycraft - "Secretly Minnesotan" (Disenchanted Hearts Unite)
17. St. Vincent - "Marry Me" (Marry Me)

sleighbells ring, and I’m listening to you gripe about how you hate snow.

note from lala: A litlle late, but it can be used next year. Not all Christmas song, but fitting. Oh, and the South Park song is a joke (just in case)

01. XTC - "Thanks For Christmas" (Fuzzy Warbles vol.2)

02. Eels - "Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas" (B-Sides & Rarities 1996-2003)

03. Gayla Peevey - "I Want A Hippopotomus For Christmas" (Frosty's Christmas Favorites)

04. The Waitresses - "Christmas Wrapping" (I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts)

05. The Raveonettes - "The Christmas Song" (Music From The OC Mix 3)

06. Suicide Machines - "Permanent Holiday" (The Suicide Machines)

07. Jet - "Backdoor Santa" (Rare Tracks)

08. South Park - "Merry Fucking Christmas" (Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classic)

09. Rare Earth - "I Just Want To Celebrate" (The Best Of Rare Earth)

10. Eels - "Christmas Is Going To The Dogs" (Dr. Seuss - How The Grinch Stole Christmas)

11. Tony Bennett - "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (?)

12. Nada Surf - "Blankest Year" (The Weight Is A Gift)

13. Eurythimcs - "Winter Wonderland" (A Very Special Christmas)

14. Eartha Kitt - "Santa Baby" (Santa Baby)

A soundtrack for a life lived sleepwalking.

01. The Secret Stars - "Wait" (Wait / Riot Kill 7'')
02. Black Tambourine - "Drown" (Complete Recordings)
03. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - "Bobby Malone Moves Home" (Bobby Malone Moves Home)
04. Comet Gain - "Record Prayer" (Broken Record Prayers)
05. Pavement - "Passat Dream" (Brighten the Corners)
06. Nouvelle Vague - "Friday Night, Saturday Morning" (Nouvelle Vague I)
07. Interpol - "NYC" (Turn on the Bright Lights)
08. Beat Happening - "Sea Hunt" (Music to Climb the Apple Tree By)
09. Goldenboy - "Twenty Months in a Hailstorm" (Blue Swan Orchestra)
10. The Halo Benders - "Virginia Reel Around the Fountain" (The Rebel's Not In)
11. Peter Bjorn and John - "Up Against the Wall" (Writer's Block)
12. Moi Caprice - "Be Kind to My Mistakes" (You Can't Say No Forever)

Compiled by: aaaaaarrgg

01. Racoo-oo-oon - "Uh-oh"
02. The Microphones - "The Moon" (Song Islands)
03. Elliott Smith - "Bottle Up And Explode!" (XO)
04. Jeffrey Lewis - "The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane" (The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane and Other Favorites)
05. Need New Body - "Popfest" (UFO)
06. Jackson 5 - "Hum Along & Dance"
07. Psychedelic Horseshit - "What's In Store" (Magic Flowers Droned)
08. Bird Names - "We Want to be Old" (On Opaque Things)
09. The Robot Ate Me - "Goodnight: I Almost Died!" (They Ate Themselves)
10. Daniel Johnston - "I've Got So Many Problems" (Early tape)
11. Edith Piaf - "L'hymne a L'amour"

Compiled by: jks

01. Modest Mouse - "Sleepwalkin'" (Building Nothing Out Of Something)

02. Eels - "I'm Going To Stop Pretending That I Didn't Break Your Heart" (Blinking Lights and Other Revelations)

03. TV On The Radio - "Dreams" (Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes)

04. The Microphones - "The Pull" (It Was Hot We Stayed In The Water)

05. Low - "Below & Above" (Long Division)

06. Elliott Smith - "Pitseleh" (XO)

07. Ugly Casanova - "Things I Don't Remember" (Sharpen Your Teeth)

08. The Smiths - "Asleep" (Louder Than Bombs)

09. Sigur Ros - "Svefn-g-englar" (Agaetis Byrjun)

10. Grandaddy - "The Warming Sun" (Sumday)

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