Sunday, January 20, 2008

i took the midnight train going anywhere

**Update to this post: Steven Kurutz at NYTimes obviously read this blog post and was inspired to write a follow-up story. Good job, Steve-O.**

Just finished my eighteen-mile run. If you're needing music for your cardio routine or if you have a pressurized deadline that needs some adrenalizing musical wallpaper, here's what I listened to out there. Songs in bold are pretty varied—some silly, some strong and sexy—but all recommended for any of your fortifying solo expeditions.

The Blower's Daughter, Damien Rice
Random, Lady Sovereign
Snap Yo Fingers, Pina Colada, Jimmy Buffett v. T. Pain
It's On, Hollerback Girl, Beastie Boys v. Gwen Stefani
Don't Stop, Brazilian Girls
My Other Car Is a Beatle, L'Trimm v. Gary Neuman v. Beatles
Don't Stop Believin', Journey
Mr. Brightside, The Killers, Lu Cont's Thin White Duke remix
You Shook Me All Night Long, AC/DC
There's More To Life Than This, Björk
Fly with the Bongo, Safri Duo v. Gigi D'Agostino
Wishful Thinking, Ditty Bops
Electro Funk 21, Propellerheads v. Jakatta
Rockin Rum & Coca Cola, Andrews Sisters vs MI 7
Yeah, Country, John Denver v. Usher
There's Gonna Be a Riot, Dub Pistols
Loose Caboose, The Electroliners
Clumsy, Fergie
Superhero, Garrison Starr
Not In Our Name, Lorin Bassnectar
Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Lust For My Adidas, Iggy Popp v. Run DMC
Lovin, Joss Stone
What Goes Around...Comes Around, Justin Timberlake
SexyBack (Dirty), Justin Timberlake
Drive, Melissa Ferrick
Scared, Slacker
Little Chief, Xavier Rudd
Heavy Metal Drummer, Wilco