- Crowning of a Heart - ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
- La Podrida - Gato Barbieri
- Are You Happy Now? - Michelle Branch
- Yakety Yak - The Coasters
- First We Take Manhattan - Leonard Cohen
- L.O.V.E. ((English Version)) - Nat King Cole
- (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo
- Girl U Want - Devo
- Working in the Coal Mine - Devo
- White Flag - Dido
- Do It Clean - Echo & The Bunnymen
- Worry About You - Ivy
- Ceremony - New Order
- Blue Monday - New Order
- Confusion - New Order
- Thieves Like Us - New Order
- The Perfect Kiss - New Order
- Shellshock - New Order
- Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
- True Faith - New Order
- Touched by the Hand of God - New Order
- Round and Round - New Order
- Regret - New Order
- Crystal - New Order
- 60 Miles an Hour - New Order
- Here to Stay - New Order
- Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun Is a Mass of Incandescent Gas) [Live Version] - They Might Be Giants
- Whatever Lola Wants - Sarah Vaughan
- Catch Me If You Can - Angela Via (Pokemon - The First Movie)
- Leave It - Yes
The Michelle Branch song was a Kelly request, and the Ivy song was one Jean heard on a television show and asked for, though for the record, I like it too. Going down the list otherwise...
Trail of Dead is an interesting band, I heard about them on a weblog, so I grabbed a single to wet my appetite. Gato Barbieri and I go way back, in fact all the way to high school, so make that thirty years, gosh! The Coasters are probably my dad's influence, but Kelly likes Yakety Yak, so now we can play it whenever the urge hits.
Leonard Cohen. Leonard. My wife and daughter both think I'm nuts, but Leonard is the prophet. I'll be buying more of his songs, mark my words. I recommend him to anyone, even folk who can't figure out why I like him.
Nat King Cole was Kelly's idea, but I took the initiative to hunt down the song, since I like it too. Devo goes back to my early college days, and it's about time I had some on my computer. Dido just sounded nice.
Echo & the Bunnyment and New Order are both the result of a posting of Blue Monday on Jason Kottke's weblog. His post of that sampled song, and the ensuing discussion in the group comments, spurred me to get off my keyster and buy a best-of album for NO. Echo & the Bunnymen was just a happy bonus. So now I'm wallowing in 80s New Wave. It helps that NO were the spin-off of Joy Division, another personal favorite.
They Might Be Giants are icons, so I grabbed one I could harass Kelly with. I'll be getting more in due time. The Pokemon movie song is for, wait for it, Kelly.
That leaves ... Leave It. I first heard this song on MTV, on April Fools day, the year it came out. Yes were promoting the album, and as a bit of clever silliness, they'd filmed over a dozen videos dubbing this song. In each one, the members of the band appeared, but in each successive video, they altered some bit of the scenery, or changed the order of the band, or shot upside down. Lots of silliness, and MTV played the same song for several hours, or so it seemed. I was at a friend's house playing videogames on his TRS-80 at the time. A dungeon crawl with vector graphics if I recall. So fun memories...