2993. That’s the number of songs I have in my IPod. It would take 9.7 days nonstop to listen to all of these songs. The artists range from Korn to Greenday to Adele to Jars of Clay to Bob Marley to Aiza Seguerra to Keith Urban to The Dixie Cicks to Sugarfree to John Mayer to Britney Spears. You name the artist and I would most likely have the album except for say The White Stripes or Judy Ann Santos or April Boy Regino.
These past few weeks I downloaded and got addicted to Greenday’s 21st Century Breakdown (methinks this is a better and less operatic album than American Idiot) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen OST (one of the 3 best things about the movie – the other 2 are the fantastic CGI and Megan Fox).
To keep up to speed with the latest hits in music I tune in to Magic 89.9 or music channels (MTV, Myx) on TV. I sometimes wonder why Taylor Swift or Miley Cyrus or The Jonas Brothers skyrocket to the top of the charts and are given ample airtime when the songs they sing are mostly blah.
There are songs that I really like that don’t hit the top of the charts. Some of them don’t even land on the charts. Some of them are obscure. Some of them you probably may not have heard of. Here are some of them.
– Nina Simone’s Ne Me Quitte Pas
– Damien Rice’s The Blower’s Daughter
– Jem’s Come on Closer
– Pupil’s Disconnection Notice
– Kanye West’s Love Lockdown
– Adele’s Chasing Pavements
– Dashboard Confessional’s Stolen
– Dixie Chick’s Not Ready to Make Nice
– Duffy’s Warwick Avenue
– Jack Johnson’s If I Had Eyes
– Luther Vandross’ Dance with My Father
– Sarah McLachlan’s When She Loved Me
– After Image’s Without You
– Twila Paris’ The Warrior is a Child
– Don Moen’s God Will Make a Way
Happy weekend, everyone!