Monday Shuffle

iTunesSometimes, on a Monday, I shuffle my entire MP3 collection in iTunes and list the first ten songs that played. Here are the ten tunes I heard today with a personal story about one of them.

  1. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
  2. Jay's Rap - Jay and Silent Bob
  3. What If I Do - Foo Fighters
  4. Save Me - Aimee Mann
  5. Lemon - U2
  6. Deadbeat Holiday - Green Day
  7. Merry Christmas Baby - Bruce Springsteen
  8. Groupie - Snoop Doggy Dogg
  9. Lord Only Knows - Beck
  10. El Manana - Gorillaz

Aimee Mann's "Save Me" plays at the end of Magnolia, an exceptional film from Paul Thomas Anderson. "Save Me" is good, but Aimee Mann's "Wise Up" drives a great sequence in which the characters sing the song in unison. It's chilling.

People love to hate on Tom Cruise, but I've always liked the guy as an actor and I think his performance in Magnolia was most definitely Oscar-worthy. If you haven't seen it, it's not too late.

And I see Bruce Springsteen's "Merry Christmas Baby" showed up... I have an iTunes question for you smart people. Can I shuffle my entire collection while excluding a playlist? I want to make a playlist of all my holiday music and suppress those songs from playing when I shuffle the entire library. How do I do that?

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If you uncheck the little checkbox all the way to the left of a song, it won't play or be added to your iPod.

You can deselect the whole playlist by Apple+Clicking on that checkbox in the playlist.

October 6, 2008 @ 2:06 PM

Toronto Mike

But I just want to tell iTunes to play my entire library, excluding playlist xyz. I don't want to uncheck the checkboxes...

October 6, 2008 @ 4:19 PM


A few years ago I Utubed the Lemon video for my kids to see. Every once and a while they still search is out and play it - what a classic! Probably my favorite U2 tune.

October 7, 2008 @ 3:00 PM


You can try excluding a particular genre if you use smart playlists and have your songs properly genre'd. Just checked and there is also an option to exclude a playlist.

October 8, 2008 @ 1:25 PM

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