The Monday Shuffle
Every Monday I shuffle my entire MP3 collection in iTunes and list the first ten songs that play. Here are the ten tunes I heard today with a personal story about one of them.
- For No One - The Beatles
- Chinese Rock - The Ramones
- Hobo Blues - John Lee Hooker
- Be My Head - The Flaming Lips
- Ten Percenter - Frank Black
- Dammit, I Changed Again - The Offspring
- Got The Time - Anthrax
- Lucky Man - The Verve
- Sunshine - Keane
- Dear God - XTC
When you mention The Verve, everyone thinks of "Bittersweet Symphony". "Bittersweet Symphony" famously borrowed a loop from the Rolling Stones' "The Last Time" and blew up into a monster hit. I love the tune too, but if I can only spin one song from Urban Hymns, I don't go for that one. I prefer "Lucky Man".
For one thing, it takes me back to lazy summers of part-time employment. More importantly, it's a very pretty ditty that soothes everything. "Bittersweet Sympohony" is good, but "Lucky Man" is even better. A gem from the hey days of Britpop.
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