View Full Version : What's on your musical device (Top 20)?

30th Aug 2005, 22:29
Yes, I know it's been done ad infinitum but generally in the sense of favourite track(s) or album(s) of all time.

The question is what are your top 20 tracks right now, today?
Those that inhabit your MP3 player, phone, the CD in your car, you get the picture. The play lists you make for yourself, not albums. Self selected compilations so to speak, the ones you seldom make but often wish you had, the 20 tracks you may tire of tomorrow but would enthusiastically listen to one after the other right now, no skip button required.

Maybe a genre heading at the start of each post would be advisable in order that the thread, he said boldly assuming one comes of it, is easily browsable for those wishing to find new musical treats without wanting to wade through lots of suggestions not suited to their particular taste.

Perhaps also a 'where' status, CD, MP3 player, etc... just to clarify that these are real, existent playlists. Warts and all, don't be shy!

So, to begin....

Genre: Brit and US rock/indie/alternative/whatever it's called + a few oddities.

Where: MP3 player on phone and CD in car.

1. Kaiser Chiefs. I Predict A Riot.
2. The Killers. All These Things That I've Done.
3. Coldplay. What If? (Oddity, just like it)
4. Dirty Vegas. Days Gone By. (Oddity, needs replacing.)
5. Dogs Die In Hot Cars. I Love You Cause I Have To.
6. Ian Brown. FEAR
7. Kings of Convenience. I Don't Know What I Can (Oddity, don't know who they are even)
8. Kings of Leon. Molly's Chambers.
9. Kings of Leon. California Waiting.
10. Razorlight. Stumble and Fall.
11. Royksopp. Only This Moment.
12. Stone Roses. I Wanna Be Adored.
13. The Libertines. Can't Stand Me Now.
14. The Libertines. Don't Look Back Into the Sun.
15. The Magic Numbers. Love Me Like You.
16. The Stone Roses. Fools Gold.
17. The White Stripes. My Doorbell.
18. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World. (Oddity, but if your leg falls off this'll make it feel ok.)
19. Jeff Buckley. Hallelujah. (Borderline oddity. Doesn't fit but wouldn't be without it)
20. Razorlight. Golden Touch (Not really me, but leads back into track 1)

Ok, it is a slight self indulgence, I'm just enjoying this selection so much I need good ideas for replacements.... over to you.

First :zzz: wins a prize!

31st Aug 2005, 01:32
18. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World. (Oddity, but if your leg falls off this'll make it feel ok.)

As much as I have jumped up and down about cover versions in the past, I have to agree and give this a big thumbs up.

As to some other songs on my iPod..........very questionable indeed. Anyone heard the Nine Inch Nails and Marylin Manson cover of Brtiney Speared "Hit me baby one more time"? Wow.

I'll not go into my Korn playlist.:ouch:

31st Aug 2005, 06:03
Off to see NIN in October, should be good.

My current playlist is:

Razorlight - Stumble and Fall
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Goldie Lookin Chain - Monkey Love
The Frames - Love Will Tear Us Apart
White Stripes - Doorbell
The Streets - Too Much Brandy
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (Hip Hop Mix)
Jamie Callum - Frontin
Beck - Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime
Black Eyed Peas - My Hump

31st Aug 2005, 06:12
On my PDA right now in no particular order are:

1. Yes: Owner of a Lonely Heart
2. Run DMC/Aerosmith: Walk This Way
3. Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer
4. Scorpions: Wind of Change
5. Who: Won't Get Fooled Again
6. Ronan Keating: When You Say Nothing at All
7. Deep Purple: Child in Time
8. Dire Straits: Sultans of Swing
9. Shania Twain: That Don't Impress Me Much
10. Stevey Nicks/Tom Petty: Stop Dragging My Heart Around
11. Green Day: Boulevard of Broken Dreams
11. Bad Company: Holy Water
12. Free: All Right Now
13. Green Day: American Idiot
14. Fatboy Slim: Praise You
15. Mark Knopfler: Sailing to Philadelphia
16. Dire Straits: Telegraph Road (long version)
17. Hilary Duff: The Girl Can Rock
18. Dire Straits: Down at the Waterline
19: Dido: Life For Rent
20. Alanis Morissette: Hand in My Pocket

That's just the current crop. I change them around every once in a while, but they pretty much reflect my taste in popular music.

Then there's the celtic stuff...

...and the bagpipes.

31st Aug 2005, 09:12
Right now on the old puter?

Stone roses - Stone Roses
Killers - Hot fuss
Magic Numbers - Magic Numbers
Maze - Live in New Orleans
Razorlight - up all night
Earl Klugh - Best of Earl Klugh
Stone Roses - Remixes
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Tania Maria - Viiva Brasil
The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Goldie Lookin Chain - Greatest Hits
Roy Ayers - Shining Symbol

Fifty Fifty rock/funk really.

31st Aug 2005, 10:46
Two great home made CD's, both in the car.......

Prodigy- Smack my bitch up
Motorhead- Ace of spades
White Stripes- Seven nation army
David Bowie- Space odity
Iggy Pop- Lust for life
Neil Young- Harvest Moon
The Smiths- What difference does it make
Morrisey- English Heart Irish Blood
Jake Thackray- County Bus
Oasis- Wonderwall
Randy Crawford- Midnight train to georgia
Foo Fighters- Times like these
Elvis costello- Alison
Pink Floyd- Comfortably numb
Randy Crawford- Oneday i'll fly away
The Undertones- Teenage kicks
The Smiths- How soon is now
The Buzzcocks- Ever fallen in love

Disc two is.....................

The Sex Pistols- Anarchy in the uk
The Strokes- Last night
Beastie Boys- Fight for the right
The Who- Who are you
Outcast- Hey yaaaaa
Morrisey- Everyday is like sunday
Blondie- Heart of glass
The Psychedelic Furs- Into you like a train
The Psychedelic Furs- President Gas
Lou Reed- Walk on the wild side
The Who- Quadrophenia
The Velevet Underground- Venus in furs
David Bowie- Ziggy Stardust
Echo and the Bunnymen- Stars are stars
The Psychedelic Furs- India
The Smiths- There is a light that never goes out
The Talking heads- And she was

I could easily make two or three more like that, loads of bands missing, I might do another one over the weekend now looking at this thread!

What Genre would you catagorise that lot under then!

tall and tasty
31st Aug 2005, 10:54
very varied for me but not in any particular order:

Midnight oil - Beds are burning
Alice Cooper - Posion
Ricard Marx - Right here waiting for you
Heart - All I want to do is make love to you
Maroon5 – She will be loved
George Micheal - Fast Love
Spandu Ballet - Through thte Barricades
Toni Braxton – Just be a man about it
Bon Jovi – I die for you
Guns and Roses - November Rain
Rickie Martin – Livin lavida loca
Enrique Inglesias - Hero
Inxs – Need you tonight
Aerosmith - Don't want to miss a thing
Aerosmith - Crazy
Bob Seager - Night Moves
James Blunt - Beautiful
Alanais Morresett - Black Velvet
Stevei Nicks - Your so vain
George Micheal – you can’t make someone love you

The list could go on and on and on.........


Go Smoke
31st Aug 2005, 11:39
Made up CD in the car - one of many.

1. Richard Thompson - Let It Blow
2. Richard Thompson - For Who's Sake
3. Richard Thompson - Cressida
4. Shawn Colvin - Every Little Thing He Does
5. Shawn Colvin - Someday
6. Shawn Colvin - Twilight
7. Shawn Colvin - I Want It Back (For all you Shania Twain Fans try listening to this. She Knocks Shania, Sheryl, Alanis, et al into a cocked hat)
8. Gene Parsons - Willin
9. Uncle Tupelo - No Depression
10. Uncle Tupelo - Whiskey Bottle
11. The Byrds - Eight Miles High
12. The Byrds - Balad Of Easy Rider
13. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Almost Cut My Hair
14. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Helplessly Hoping
15. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Lee Shore
16. Gene Clarke - She Don't Care About Time
17. The Jayhawks - Madman
18. The Jayhawks - What Led Me To This Town
19. The Jayhawks - Sound Of Lies
20. Wilco - At Least That's What You Said
21. The Temperance Union - Goldmine
22. The Temperance Union - Time To Cross Over

31st Aug 2005, 14:32
In the car ive got :

Bruce Springsteen: The River
Bruce Springsteen: Darkness on the Edge of town
Bruce Springsteen: Nebraska
Bruce Springsteen: Greetings from Asbury Park NJ
Pixies : Come on Pilgrim/summat else? (With gigantic on)
Breeders : Title TK
Alkaline Trio : Goddamit and Maybe I'll catch fire
Ramones: Anthology
Gordon Lightfoot : Sundown
Chris Isaak : Forever Blue


31st Aug 2005, 15:37

Anyone heard the Nine Inch Nails and Marylin Manson cover of Brtiney Speared "Hit me baby one more time"?

No, but I've heard the same song re-done by Travis, a completely un-accompanied set (i.e. only chorus, no instruments) and the entire lot is singing with, er, emotion.... at the end, they burst out laughing..

Weird song to have been covered more than once....

My List:

Current playlist:

Outkast - Speakerboxx/The Love Below (Crap, IMO - first time listen to the entire album)
U2 - War (good)
U2 - Boy (WOW!)
Blackfield - Blackfield (great)

31st Aug 2005, 17:13
Particularly liked the Travis version off it. A piss-take if ever there was one!

Not playing anything at the moment as i'm too old fashioned and boring to even contemplate buying a PDA:zzz: :p

Spotting Bad Guys
31st Aug 2005, 18:11
I need something to keep me awake due to the long commute....currently on track 20 of 150 Goon shows!

Exit a small ragged idiot....:D


Solid Rust Twotter
31st Aug 2005, 19:57
Please, Sir.......

Where could the contents of coffin #2 acquire these Goonish extravaganzas of which you speak......?

31st Aug 2005, 23:15

How did you get the Royksopp track onto your device? Both their CDs aren't real CDs you know :mad: :}

I can play them on my laptop, but my Epson P2000 won't have anything to do with them :{

31st Aug 2005, 23:31
I just bluetoothed it from my laptop to my MP3 playing phone.
To get it on the CD I just dumped the same folder as I 'toothed to my phone into Nero and let that do the rest. I assume it's on the CD, couldn't be 100% sure though. Can't see why it wouldn't be though.

It was originally an MP3. I downloaded it from the net for, erm, previewing purposes.
Of course, it goes without saying that I'll only be keeping it for 24 hours on my hard drive, MP3 player and on the CD.... naturally.

What format does that Epson thingumy play back in? If it's MP3 you should have no worries, if your computer plays it that should. Then you too can enjoy it... for 24 hours.

Actually, must delete it, times nearly up... :rolleyes:

What do you mean when you say they're not 'real CDs'?

31st Aug 2005, 23:34
You do realise Check, that this is an impossible question!!! :hmm: :hmm:

A lot of it depends on the mood at the time etc......

Anyway - my current (I too make my own CD's) top 20 is:

1. Drift Away - Dobie Gray
2. Sittin on the Dock of the Bay - Otis
3. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
4. Lets Get Together - Young bloods
5. Unchained Melody - Righteous Bros
6. Without You - Nilsson
7. Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
8. Come Monday - Jimmie Buffett
9. If You Could Read My Mind Love - Gordon Lightfoot
10. Ti Amo - Laura Branigan Version
(Those songs I just have to stop and listen to........)

11. Baby I'm a Want You - David Gates
12. Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
13. Amazed - Lonestar
14. Everything I Own - David Gates
(Songs that mean something)

15. I Am Pegasus - Ross Ryan
16. Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
17. Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
(Songs of enduring, long term favourite)

18. It's Five O'clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson
19. Don't Happen Twice - Kenny Chesney
20. Great Day To Be Alive - Travis Tritt
(Good fun songs)

Just outside

21. Take It To The Limit - Eagles
22. Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
23. I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash

31st Aug 2005, 23:35
Dweezil Zappa has also covered Hit Me Baby One More Time.

Personally I want a very large boombox in the works van to play "I Predict A Riot" at full volume in the town centre when doing the Friday night van crew!:}

Spotting Bad Guys
31st Aug 2005, 23:46
Solid Rust Twotter

You need to sign on for a completely legal download site (aimed at those of us overseas missing the UK telly) called uknova.com. Then go to bittorrent.com and download their software (donation not required but suggested).

Once this is all done, you can download the usual UK rubbish my wife likes to watch (Eastenders and Corrie etc) but here and there you get gems such as "150+ Goon Shows" and complete series of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" (great for brushing up on Mornington Crescent rules).

The only problem we had is that the number of UKnova users is limited and it can take some time to be able to register.

Best of luck - PM me if you have no joy.


1st Sep 2005, 06:58
On my iPod, "On-the-go" playlist... best played on the final run of pain on the treadmill.

1. Your body - Tom Novy
2. Let it ride - Lisa Shaw
3. u make me wanna - usher
4. sing it back - moloko
5. dip it low - christina milian
6. put em high - stonebridge
7. every morning - sugar ray
8. you make me feel - milosh
9. avalon - juliet
10. you got the love - candi stanton
11. my time - pete murray
12. if i ever feel better - phoenix
13. remind me - royksopp
14. revenge of the number - portishead
15. i like the way - bodyrockers
16. midas touch - midnight star
17. i want you - paris avenue
18. in my arms - mylo
19. amazing - george michael
20. flawless - george michael
21. foolish - ashanti
22. suga suga - baby bash
23. u know whats up - donell jones
24. big sand - hard kandy
25. honesty - kaskade

Solid Rust Twotter
1st Sep 2005, 07:59
Ta, Mr Bad Guys...

Cruddy connection here but will endeavour to download once at home.

In exchange for your efforts, do have a picture of Queen Victoria.:ok:

Tower Ranger
1st Sep 2005, 09:35
In the car cd at the moment:-

Tramp - Lowell Fulson
Scorpio Rising - Death in Vegas
Being Boiled - Human League
Provider - Nerd
Open Up - Leftfield + Lydon
Move on Up - Curtis Mayfield
All the Way Lover - Millie Jackson
Spitfire - The Prodigy
Hey Venus - That Petrol Emotion
Come Pick Me UP - Ryan Adams
Somewhere I Belong - Linkin Park
I`m The Kinda - Peaches
**** The Pain Away - Peaches
North and South of The River - U2
Shallow Grave - Leftfield
Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones

Expat Country Member
1st Sep 2005, 14:34
If i took one Cd with me to Mars (slight thread change ands a bit Roy Plumley) it would have, among others:-

Madam George - Van Morrison
Eve of Desruction - Barry McGuire
Rock and Roll Suicide - Bowie
Faraway Eyes - Rolling Stones
Love Minus Zero - Walker Bros
Mustang Sally - Commitments version
Letting go - Joe Cocker
Perhaps Love - John Denver
Southern Man - Neil Young
New Years Day - U2
Killing of Georgie - Rod Stewart
What's Up? - 4 Non Blondes
Losing my religion - REM
Smoke on the water - Deep purple

Anyone help? - I bought a 12" single in Spain 1987. Think the title, or a line was "C'est l'ouate qu'elle prefere" (Trans "She prefers cotton" ! - very sexy in French, but English doesn't do the trick really)

I gave it away during a clear out and have regretted it ever since, and haven't got a clue who the artist is/was.


Gordon Fraser
1st Sep 2005, 14:52
I read somewhere, some time ago, that the music that one likes most in your late teens or early twenties, is that which remains with you for your life. I was a teenager in the fifties and early sixties and find that I still hearken back to that era in pop muisic. I find it very interesting to see the very different tastes in music idsplayed in this thread. However this leads me into my 'rant'.

Our local Huddersfield daily has just published a list of the "Top 100 Chart" of rock and pop tunes as chosen by "hundreds of readers and listeners to a local radio station. While I cannot argue with their top pick of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Dancing Queen" at no3, I can't believe that in a list of 100 top rock/pop songs, there is no mention of Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry and many other greats. And no mention of "Good Vibrations" which is generally reckoned to THE best ever pop song.

And what on earth is De Burgh's dirge "Lady in Red" doing in at no 14??

Spotting Bad Guys
1st Sep 2005, 15:27
Thank you Mister SRT but I've just put one out.

:ok: SBG

2nd Sep 2005, 04:22
Neil Young-Cowgirl in the Sand
Neil Young-Cinnamon Girl
Seals and Crofts-Summer Breeze
Flying Burrito Brothers- (cover) Wild Horses
Sheryl Crow-My Favorite Mistake
U2-Pride (in the name of love)
Metallica- Nothing Else Matters
Drive-by Truckers-Never Gonna Change
3 Doors Down -Kryptonite
Puddle of Mudd-Blurry
REM-Losing My Religion
Pirates of the Mississippi-Redneck Blues

2nd Sep 2005, 04:38
Cd/mp3 players shed new light on compilations. I now have just two double CD cases in my car, containing one Rock/Misc, one Smooth Jazz/Ambient, one Classical and one Albums CD. Insert any CD, select random play, and that's music taken care of for the next twelve hours driving. :ok:

Atlas Shrugged
2nd Sep 2005, 06:04

3rd Sep 2005, 14:09
Just looked up the the 'Top 25 Most Played' playlist on the iPod (first 20):

1. Groove Salad (Great Chilled radio stream from SomaFM.com - I didn't realise it counted streams!)
2. Mr Brightside (The Killers)
3. Morning Song (Zero 7)
3. Prix Choc (Etienne de Crecy)
4. Dancing On Vaseline (Thievery Corporation)
5. Everytime I see the Girl (Deep Cover)
6. Guilty Conscience (Eminem)
7. Pavane Opus 50 (Gabriel Faure)
8. Brazilian Love Affair (George Duke & Stanley Clarke)
9. Kids With Guns (Gorillaz)
10. Some Cities (Doves)
11. Ako Ima Rai (Grafa - Bulgarian tune)
12. Black Star (Radiohead)
13. The Black Amnesias (Hope Of The States)
14. I Trawl The Megahertz (Paddy Macaloon)
15 The Barry Williams Show (Peter Gabriel)
16. Damaged (Plumb)
17 Nature Is The Law (Richard Ashcroft)
18. Cosmic Country Noir (Stereolab)
19 Clean Blue Air (Turin Brakes)
20. Antistar (Massive Attack)

I suppose it doesn't entirely accurately reflect what I might choose myself, though - I've become a recent convert to the Shuffle feature :D

Jx ;)

3rd Sep 2005, 15:25
On my car stereo at the moment:

1) Fall Out Boy - XO
2) Alkaline Trio - The Poison
3) Nine Black Alps - Unsatisfied
4) Oasis - The Importance Of Being Idle
5) Hard-Fi - Tied Up Too Tight
6) The Ordinary Boys - Life Will Be The Death Of Me
7) New Order - Shellshock
8) Razorlight - Somewhere Else
9) Fountains Of Wayne - Maureen
10) The Subways - Oh Yeah
11) The Subways - I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say
12) Turin Brakes - Fishing For A Dream
13) Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
14) Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
15) Weezer - We Are All On Drugs
16) American Hi-Fi - We Can't Be Friends
17) The Mission - Severina
18) Therapy? - Perish The Thought
19) Reel Big Fish Don't Start A Band
20) The Wonder Stuff - The Size Of A Cow

For those who like genres I would classify them as:
1) Punk Rock Hardcore
2) Dark Punk Rock
3) Manchester Dark Punk Rock
4) Manchester Scally Indie
5) Staines Massive car radio theft anthems
6) Brighton Massive car radio theft Fred Perry wearing anthems
7) 80's dance/pop/electronic/indie
8) Indie
9) Sunkissed New York State alternative pop
10) Proper English Indie/Rock
11) Proper English Indie/Rock
12) Nice gentle folky pop
13) Smash up a town centre edgy pop
14) Slightly dopey dub/indie/pop thing
15) Sarcastic Geek Rock
16) 80s influenced punk rock
17) Mmmmmm gothtastic
18) Irish proper metal/punk rock combination
19) Ska Punk with Cheesy horns
20) It's summer, you've gotta have a summer record

Some/none/all of the above may/may not be officially recognised genres of music