Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Summer '09 Playlist

So this has my go-to playlist this summer. A lot of these are old, but we might as well get it out on the table now: I'm living in the past. At least we're being honest with each other.
(I did my best to link as many of these as I could find.)
"Ten Commandments" - Prince Buster
"Montego Bay" - Freddie Notes & The Rudies
"Dylan's Hard Rain" - Ryan Bingham
"Deadbeat Summer" - Neon Indian (thanks to darling darling for this one - I'm hooked!!)
"(Keep Feeling) Fascination" - Human League
"Self Destructive Zones" - Drive-By Truckers
"Chillin'" - Wale feat. Lady Gaga
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Live)" - David Byrne
"Holiday Road" - Lindsay Buckingham
"Tristesse/Joie" - Yelle
"Cut Your Hair" - Pavement
"Is This Love?" - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
"Lady Don't Tek No" - Latryx
"Tracks of My Tears" - Smokey Robinson
"Touched by the Hand of God" - New Order
"I Feel Alright" - Steve Earle
"Outdoor Type" - Lemonheads
What would you add to this? I've got a road trip this weekend and I need some tunes. Something tells me you guys have some choice suggestions.

PS You owe it to yourselves to watch the Holiday Road video.


  1. Wow, I haven't heard ANY of these! I feel so unprivileged as far as my present exposure in music.

    My choices for playlist roadtrip?
    The Dead Weather
    The Kills
    The Babyshambles
    Joss Stone
    Lykke Li
    Nellie McKay
    Green Day (American Idiot or Dookie)

  2. Wow I think I only know lady gaga and lemonheads here.

    hmm I'd say the kills, Good Charlotte, Kings of Leon, Placebo, Taking back Sunday, Green day,

  3. PAVEMENT!!!!

    I adore you dude. And you can mute the shred and play your own music...

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  5. Nice and nicer. I almost said "Yes! David Byrne! YES!" out loud as I read this list (which is totally dorky and weird since I'm alone in my dining room at 6:30 am). For some reason, I always have to have George Clinton/Parliament ("Mathematics" is my fave")on any summer playlist...oh, and Modest Mouse "Summer" from the Fruit that Ate Itself isn't a bad choice either...but you seem to have it under control...

  6. I've seen Lyndsay's cool! thanks 4 sharing ^.^

  7. I love the playlist !!

    But you should have Battlefield-Jordin Sparks and Hush Hush Pussycat dolls .

    Not really my top favourites,but really catchy and great for road trips !!

  8. i've been loving MJ's "dirty diana"! =)great playlist, btw!

  9. i've been loving MJ's "dirty diana"! =)great playlist, btw!

  10. Nice playlist. My additions:

    -Cobra Starship
    -Rocky Votolato
    -She & Him
    -Chris Garneau
    -Regina Spektor
    -The Virgins
    -Rufus Wainwright

    Just a few of my favorites at the moment! :)

  11. thats a great playlist honey!

  12. perfect playlist!
    specially David byrne song's.
    I'll had The Who and Michael jackson.

  13. Damone-Out Here All Night. I pretty much love the whole CD!

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  15. this is great! you should add some temptations & ray lamontagne "you are the best thing" is a great roadtrip song.

  16. the smiths, owl city, cobra starship, mutemath, amanda blank and super mash bros.. just a few! :)

    ps. baby doll by dior is very sweet!... and it's lovely that you have a signature scent.. i always like a couple at a time, and to suit the time in my life etc. xoxoxo


  17. I love this list! I made a "makes me want to sing really loud" playlist for my trip to SD last weekend

  18. I have been rocking out t MJ for the last like two months lol... perhaps I should branch out and listen to the stuff on your list! it looks great

  19. I have been rocking out t MJ for the last like two months lol... perhaps I should branch out and listen to the stuff on your list! it looks great

  20. Island in the sun - Weezer
    Here comes the sun - Beatles
    I want you - Pitbull
    the whole Aquarium album by Aqua
    Crazy - Matt Willis

    i have to check out your playlist. some of those songs are awesome but i don't know a lot.

  21. thank you so much pretty lady!
    amazing playlist, my favorite road trip bands are pink floyd, lynard skynard, bob marley, and jimi hendrix :D
    peace and love
    have a safe and fun trip!

  22. Cool list!

    Vampire Weekend is always on my summer playlists :)

  23. Oo, add the underdog-spoon and you're mother should know-the beatles!

  24. The list is looking good miss lady!! Road trips for me normally include a LOT of rap, reggae, and USHER!! :)

  25. The list is looking good miss lady!! Road trips for me normally include a LOT of rap, reggae, and USHER!! :)

  26. fruit bats
    um crap... i'm blanking out but here is my go to summer playlist for 09 from my radioshow blog:

    leila grace
    the vain and the bored

  27. Don't forget Adele & the Carlos Santana 'Supernatural' album ;-)

    Have a great trip E!


  28. Thanks for the list, I will def check them out :D

  29. Love your playlist, especially Holiday Road!
    Right now I am listening to Crazy by Gnarls B a LOT!


  30. this is so helpful because i am terrible with music! i embarrass my boyfriend, who is a music snob, so badly- like, i just heard kanye west for the first time a month ago and thought he was 'new on the music scene'. i would add...
    'suspended from class' by camera obscura, 'the songs that we sing' by charlotte gainesbourg, 'sentimental heart' by she & him, and 'meaningless' by the magnetic fields.

  31. im going on a road trip soon as well i say try some bat for lashes
    i recommend the song daniel.

    or try the new album from the yeayeayeahs, most of those songs are good

  32. love it
    I would add one though
    'siummers day' but Salvador Santana Band
    not so vintage
    but a summer favorite of mine

  33. Wow, pretty cool tunes! I've been listening to same old songs lately so I'm excited to get some new songs! Hmm....I'm listening to

    Aerosmith - Walk this way
    Mika - Big Girl You are Beautiful
    Shakira - She Wolf
    The Beatles - Seargant Pepper's Lonely Heart Club's Band
    Backstreetboys (yes, I know)- I want it that way


  34. Road trip!

    Best song- Rusted Root, Send me on my way

    Great playlist

  35. ahh i love that wale feat lady gaga song ! have to hear the others . :) and i suggest you to hear lenka's songs . the whole songs are great ! :D

  36. hi! i wish you well on your trip and so much fun.

    P.S i added you on my blogroll. would mind linking back? thanks. :)

  37. Looks like you like some oldies.. definitely add "like a rolling stone" by bob dylan or "edge of seventeen" by Stevie Nicks. My favorite songs!
    have fun on ur roadtrip!


  38. can't wait to download some of your summer playlist! I would add "Roam" by the B52's to your playlist

  39. Love your playlist!! For summer, I loove Kings of Leon/Iron & Wine. For always, I'm obsessed with Interpol/Joy Division/She Wants Revenge (I know they all sound like exactly the same lol). And its so weird but for road trips I always listen to like pop-py kind of music that I like to dance/sing to lol... The Ting Tings, Bloc Party, Rihanna & Gaga. Weird.


  40. I've never heard of these songs before... I am so out of the music loop.