The “Shit” list

This came up on Twitter tonight.  I bought myself an early Christmas present in the form of new speakers for my family room.  Almost all of my music listening came through various iPod docks or from the computer itself, and that just wasn’t cutting it anymore, so I spent real money to get good stuff and holy hell am I happy.  It’s loud, it’s crisp, it’s clean.  I even found music that makes shit rumble, good for… well… your imagination.

Anyway, there was a lot of thought in my music-playing tonight, and I ended up with my “Shit” playlist.  This playlist was created a couple months ago when everything seemed like it made me feel like shit.  I sat down, gathered 34 songs, and made this playlist.  These 34 songs, in any order, release all my emotion, and like I said on Twitter and Facebook, I fucking love it.  And hate it.

People wanted to know what is on it, so I shared a sampling.  I’ll give you the full list here, in somewhat of an alphabetic order, and with improper citation form:

1. Ride On – AC/DC
2. What It Takes – Aerosmith
3. Never Ever – All Saints
4. Alone – Blues Traveler (great song)
5. The Mountains Win Again – Blues Traveler
6. Canadian Rose – Blues Traveler
7. Never Say Goodbye – Bon Jovi
8. I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love – Chicago
9. Your Song – Elton John
10. Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Elvis Presley
11. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
12. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
13. Learning to Live Again – Garth Brooks
14. Waiting For A Girl Like You – Foreigner
15. The Dance – Garth Brooks
16. Shameless – Garth Brooks
17. The Jealous Kind – Joe Cocker
18. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
19. Young Love – The Judds
20. Through The Dark – KT Tunstall
21. Baby Come On Home – Led Zeppelin (maybe the best Zeppelin song of them all)
22. Can’t Get You Off My Mind – Lenny Kravitz (gets me every time)
23. I Try – Macy Gray
24. Love Takes Time – Mariah Carey
25. Without You – Mariah Carey
26. I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
27. Don’t Speak – No Doubt
28. Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison
29. Purple Rain – Prince
30. Take Me With U – Prince
31. I Love You – Sarah McLachlan
32. It Hurt So Bad – Susan Tedeschi
33. All I Want Is You – U2
34. Love Rescue Me- U2

Sure, it may be kind of a pansy list, but it does its job.  It gets me through a lot of bad times, because bottling that emotion is terrible, and releasing it is… well… a little less terrible.  I’m sure the playlist will adapt as time goes on, but this works for now.  It keeps me sane, I think.  Tell me what songs you use for this purpose.

3 comments

  1. Jill says:

    I don’t care what anyone says, Drive and I Might Be Crazy from Miley Cyrus’ new album.

  2. Jenn says:

    Great list – love Blues Traveler. Mumford is a go-to for me. Also, Zac Brown Band’s “Goodbye In Her Eyes” would be a fitting addition to your list. Thanks for sharing.

  3. AJ says:

    Make a Memory(Bon Jovi), Back to December and November Rain. All Saints? Wow, haven’t thought of that in years!

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