Sunday, July 17, 2011

My "Top 25 Songs" in My Shuffle; Otherwise Known as Having My "Man Card Revoked"

To totally embarrass myself and humiliate myself publicly, I decided to check out my "Top 25" most-played songs currently on my MP3 shuffle and share them with the entire world.  And... since I only include songs in my MP3 shuffle that I really love, I'm thinking that for a straight guy, this would be pretty incriminating evidence that I may need my "Man Card" revoked

So, keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars as the Countdown begins...NOW!

25. Let the Sunshine In - Frente!

Yes.  The song that baby Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm sang on that FLINTSTONES episode where Fred had an extended dream where the babies became rock sensations.

24. Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills

I have no excuse.  It's just pretty piano girly crap and I love it
23. I Drove All Night - Cyndi Lauper
I'm not particularly a fan of Cyndi Lauper, but heaven help me I love this song.  I love this song so much I have it in my shuffle from Lauper, from Celene Dion, and from Roy Orbison.  I don't know why I love it, but I do.  It's actually kind of a creeper song when you pay attention to the words about some guy driving all night and creeping into her room.  *shudder*
22. Sweet Jane - Cowboy Junkies
Haunting melody.  It's hypnotic.  This one's not embarrassing.  The Junkies are street-cred.  But are they enough to save my "Man Card"???
21. Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
Saints preserve me but this is one of those songs I never get tired of and my foot must tap and I must sing along.  I don't care if he's just doing a vocal impression of Neil Diamond in his's an awesome song that's also awesomely uncool.
20. If Not for You - Olivia Newton-John
*Runs and hides*
19. Never Been Any Reason - Head East
No excuses for this one.  Easily one of the ass-kicking-est rock songs of the '70s from one-hit wonders, Head East.  Proud to pump this one up in an effort to save my "Man Card"!
18. Pied Piper - Crispian St. Peters
Uh-oh.  Let's pretend you didn't read that.
17. I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight - Boyce & Hart
LOOK! Over there! *ducks and runs away*
16. Door Into Summer - The Monkees
The Monkees are cool and this song is particularly one of my favorites.  Written and sung by Mike Nesmith, I have no problems with this one at all.  Check this awesome opening line:  "With his 'Fool's Gold" stacked up all around him from a killing in the market on the war.  The children left King Midas there as they found him in a counting house where nothing counts but more."  That's all kinds of awesome.
15. I Don't Want You Now - K.T. Tunstall's a cool song.  So there.
14. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
Before you judge me too harshly....just remember....I'm only human. *choke*
No Doubt Spiderwebs Album Cover13. Spiderwebs - No Doubt
You only judge me because you can't sing along with every word like I can!!!!  Don't you judge me!  It's Gwen Stefani!!!
12. Mr. Blue Sky - ELO
I have no excuse for this one.  I blame the Tenth Doctor for turning me onto it.
11. Switching to Glide (This Beat Goes On) - The Kings
Another winner!  This is the best song of the '80s!!!  That should get me double-cred....unless you disagree with my assessment there...
10. You Just May Be The One - The Monkees
Maybe second to "Last Train to Clarksville" as the best Monkees song, so this one is manly enough, right?
9. Holiday - The Other Ones
You know.  Piling on just does not become you.  Does it really matter that I sing the girl's part in a falsetto????  Well....I sing the baritone guy's part too!!!!
8. Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamikawiwo'le
Fattest man ever sings the sweetest arrangement of a song ever with just he and his ukelele and it touches my heart.  Blame Spike Lee for this one, not me!
7. Pokerface - Lady Gaga
It's Lady Gaga.......yeah....I got nothin'.  Even sadder is that I have 2 other Lady Gaga songs in rotation!
6. Hot Child In the City - Nick Gilder
Okay. When I was a kid, I thought this was a girl singing.  But as unmanly as it is to still like it in 2011, this was a huge hit back in the day!  Don't you judge me!  Musical tastes are complicated!
5. Hot 'n Cold - Katy Perry
Blame Elmo.  That's all I gotta say.  Blame Elmo.  It's his fault...and those bouncy funbags in the Elmo & Katy music video that got banned from Sesame Street!  Now that I think about it, this should be a plus mark on the "Man Card" side...except that I sing along in a falsetto....
4. Rocky - Austin Roberts
No.  Not the "Theme to 'Rocky' (Gonna Fly Now)".  That sucks.  This is that brutally awful song about a guy and girl who fall in love, get married, have a baby, and when they baby girl turns 1 year-old, they find out the mama "didn't have long to live."  It's a horrible song with an upbeat, happy-clappy, Scooby-Doo-chase song-style music and beat.  It is a walking oxymoron of a song and it's impossible to not sing-along with it...even though it's the most depressing happy-sounding song since "Billy Don't Be a Hero."
3. Whiskey Lullabye - Brad Paisley & Allison Krause
The ultimate "country" song and impossible to not sing along with....and it made me tear up the first few hundred times I listened to it.  Oops.  Should not have admitted that.
2. Come What May - Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman
This is what I consider the most romantic song in my shuffle.  It's the private song of their hearts from the movie MOULIN ROUGE...and it is incredibly unmanly that I love it so.
1. To Sir With Love - Lulu
I can't help it.  Her voice is just so damned pretty and the melody is just so sweet and the words are heart-tugging.  It's like a wooden cross through the heart of my vampire/man-hood isn't it? 
I have no more excuses.