Monday Music Madness: 4th of July Playlist
July 2, 2007
From now on, every Monday I’ll post a short playlist of my current favorite songs. Why? Because this is my blog, and I can. This week’s has a vague 4th of July/all American theme.
*Disclaimer: I am not particularly cool, nor do I try to be, and that extends to my music choices. Don’t expect the latest and hippest bands or anything really indie.
America by Simon and Garfunkel – The perfect slightly disaffected song about searching for the American dream, acid trips, what have you. Besides, it’s just a beautiful song.
Running Down A Dream by Tom Petty – I dare you to listen to this song and stay in a bad mood. I felt so good, like anything was possible…this is the song I listen to whenever I’m down about something.
Take It Easy by the Eagles – Self-explanatory. I remember reading about how that the “seven women” (I’m running down the road, trying to loosen my load, I’ve got seven women on my mind, four that wanna own me, two that wanna stone me, one says she’s a friend of mine) were actually the days of the week – the four being the work days, the two being Friday and Saturday, and the last one being Sunday (church and all). Take that as you will.
Get Up, Stand Up by Bob Marley – Because it fits in the 4th of July theme and it’s an uplifting song.
A Little Less Conversation by Elvis – I personally like the JXL remix. More classic American music that’s bright and happy. See if you can stay still when the King sings come on baby I’m tired of talkin’, grab your coat and let’s start walking.
American Women by Jimi Hendrix – The Lenny Kravitz cover doesn’t hold a candle to the original.
What I Got by Sublime – Because it’s the perfect summer chill out song.