Friday, December 22, 2006

music to drive by...

...would be anything by Smashing Pumpkins, Counting Crows, Placebo, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Coldplay, Live, The Killers, Finger Eleven, Linkin Park, Fort Minor, The Offspring, Gorillaz, Faithless, Kasabian, Santana, Eric Clapton, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Jason Mraz and other of the genre ilk. If I'm so inclined, I may even spin some House.

But there are some other raggedy patches of sound that make up the decoupage of stuff that have moulded a mindset and defined my era (while at times borrowing from other eras).
A sound-byte from the (in-exhaustible) playlist of my cheated generation follows:

Come Undone - Duran Duran

Tainted Love - Soft Cell/Marilyn Manson cover/Depeche Mode cover

Speed Of Pain - Marilyn Manson

Karma Police - Radiohead

Wish I Didn't Miss You Anymore - Angie Stone

I Don't Wanna Be Lonely No More - Rob Thomas

High - Lighthouse Family

If I Ever Feel Better - Phoenix

Days Go By - Dirty Vegas

Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

Zombie - The Cranberries

Song 2 - Blur

Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve

Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis

Telling Stories - Tracy Chapman

Sexy Results - Death From Above 1979

Where Is My Mind - Pixies

I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

Erase & Rewind - The Cardigans

Wicked Game – Chris Isaak

Chuck E’s In Love – Lisa Coppola

Everything For Free – K’s Choice

Bright Lights – Matchbox 20

You and I and I – Matchbox 20

Blister In the Sun – Violent Femmes

Torn – Natalie Imbruglia

Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

Click Click Boom – Saliva

Carmen Queasy – Skunk Anansie

Hanging By A Moment – Lifehouse

Not An Addict – K’s Choice

All I Want Is Everything – Def Leppard

The Places You Come To Fear The Most – Dashboard Confessional

Control – Puddle of Mudd

Celebrity Skin – Hole

Nobody’s Wife – Anouk

Adrienne – The Calling

The Hell Song – Sum41

Local Boy In The Photograph – Stereophonics

Fade – Staind

My Favourite Mistake – Sheryl Crow

Firestarter – Prodigy

My Happiness – Powderfinger

She Loves Me Not – Papa Roach

Don’t Speak – No Doubt

Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana

Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

3AM – Matchbox20

Behind Blue Eyes – Limp Bizkit

Only God Knows – Kid Rock

Drive – Incubus

Slide – Goo Goo Dolls

Androgyny – Garbage

Haemorrhage – Fuel

Imaginary – Evanescence

God Be With You – Cranberries

Lovefool – Cardigans

Like A Stone – Audioslave

You Oughtta Know – Alanis Morisette

Crazy – Aerosmith

Loser – Three Doors Down

Duck and Run – Three Doors Down

Addat – Atif Aslam

Think My Dad’s Gone Crazy – Eminem

Aicha – Outlandish

Upside Down – Bare Naked Ladies

Imagine – John Lennon

Brown-eyed Girl – Van Morrisson

Everything I Own – Bread

Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley

Show Must Go On – Queen

Faith – George Michael

Freshmen – The Verve Pipe

First Cut Is The Deepest – Cat Stevens

Early Morning – A-Ha

Big In Japan – Alphaville

Bad Moon Rising – Creedance Clear Water Revival

Blowing In the Wind – Bob Dylan

Things Have Changed – Bob Dylan

Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler

Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something

Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd

Don’t Dream Its Over – Crowded House

Hotel California – Eagles

Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics

Hazard – Richard Marx

Material Girl – Madonna

I Love To Hate You – Erasure

Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel

Volcano – Damien Rice

Crash Into Me – Dave Matthews

Enjoy The Silence – Depeche Mode

Who Makes You Feel – Dido

I’m Still Standing – Elton John

She Fades Away – Alphaville

May It Be – Enya

Layla (Acoustic) – Eric Clapton

Give Me The Night – George Benson

Give A Little Bit – Supertramp

Nobody Loves You – John Lennon

All Dressed Up In Dreams – The 6ths

I’m The Man Who Murdered Love – XTC

I Just Threw Out The Love Of My Dreams – Weezer

Island In The Sun – Weezer

The Denial Twist – White Stripes

Alive With Pleasure – Viva Voce

Out Of My Mind – James Blunt

Urban Romance – Matt York

Dirty Diana – Michael Jackson

Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones

In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins

The Great Beyond – REM

Angel – Sarah McLachlan

Russians – Sting

Head Over Heels – Tears For Fear

Wild World – Cat Stevens

Shape Of My Heart – Sting

More Than This – 10 000 Maniacs

Hands – Jewel

King of Sorrow – Sade

Sex and Candy – Marcy Playground

Missing – Everything But The Girl

Seed – The Roots

Sunrise – Simply Red

Kiss Me – Six Pence None The Richer

To The Moon And Back – Savage Garden

Immortality – Celine Dion with the Bee Gees

Mad World – Michael Andrews ft. Gary Jules

Drop Dead Beautiful – Six Was Nine

Light My Fire – UB40

Teardrop – Massive Attack

Bem Bem Maria – Gypsy Kings

Drifting Away – Faithless

You Give Me Something – Jamiroquai

Kiss From a Rose – Seal

This Side Of Me - Savage Garden

Everytime I Close My Eyes – Babyface

Baghdad Night – Naseer Shamma

Only This Moment – Royksopp

Lost – Roger Sanchez

Aint No Sunshine - Van Morrison

War In Me - Kenna

Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

Moondance - Van Morrison

Free As A Bird - The Beatles

Rappers Delight - Sugar Hill Gang

You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon

She Says - Milke

Breathe Me - Sia

Home - Michael Bublé

Music Sounds Better With You - Stardust

If You Tolerate This - Manic Street Preachers

Nothing Compares - Sinead O' Connor

Afternoons and Coffespoons - Crash Test Dummies

I Think God Can Explain - Splender

Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds

Evolution Revolution Love - Tricky

They - Jem

Summer Sun - Texas

Caught In A Hustle - Immortal Technique

Greatest Mistake - Handsome Boy Modeling School


and the riff goes on.

Thank you for listening.


Muhammad said...

Wow, you brought back so many memories. Funny how we can measure time by culture and all of those past moments can become rolled into one with just the right playlist.

Rapper's delight? Respect. Btw... you;re the first person I know who would put Speed of Pain on their playlist... others either are scared of syaing they like marilyn manson, or they JUST Don't Get It.




su said...

shite that is one loonnng list...
n i see k's choice had to be there...and ofcourse the commi manifesto :p
but say, whatever happened to the depth and soul that was 'mmm bop'
i think i need to come raid ur mp3 collection ;)

Priya said...

Ja, I agree with Su, lets raid Saal's collection.
As long as Home - Michael Bublé is there, I am happy!

the guy who writes this crap said...

some cool sounds in this post. lots of memories too. thanks.
ps. why no Nirvana/Pearl Jam/Beastie Boys???

saaleha said...

now i couldn't put up every-single single (hence the 'inexhaustible;). I'll do a follow up post sometime.

Nirvana got represented by Heart Shaped Box. "smells like teen spirit" is just such a classic, it defies being listed.

Intergalactic - Beastie Boys.

and I quite liked what Vedder did with Last Kiss.

singleguy said...

Damn. That's one impressive variety of music. Now I like music, but hell, it's obvious you LOVE music. More importantly, no Bollywood classics? Not that I listen to Bollywood stuff at all, but i just thought that you might!

I take it each song means something different to you?

I'm going to go work on a playlist of my life...

saaleha said...

now single guy, you've been reading this blog for a while now, surely you must feel that you "know" me in a certain cyber-sense (but not in that biblical cyber-sense, thats just icky).
so where was i, oh yes, you've certainly garnered something of my personality from my writings, do i come across as someone with a penchant for lip-synching indian metrosexuals who gyrate hips in european cities?
i dont think so.
I'm not slamming the bollywood industry, its a phenomenon in its own right and has its place in pop-culture. I'm just not much of a fan. If i have to watch one, i'll watch one, i just wont go out of my way to.

the only indian sub-continent thing on that list is Addat by Atif Aslam, he's got a neat soft-rock kinda sound.

Anonymous said...

wow saals....awesome collection :)

well i guess u know that already after our msn chat!

Enjoy the vacation:)

Anonymous said...

what about:-

the bill withers version of 'aint no sunshine and 'black magic woman'-santana (see also 'europa' and samba di pati) from clapton perhaps 'laila', from aerosmith 'jaded'

Anonymous said...

just realised you do have 'layla', add 'give me a reason' by tracy chapman

saaleha said...

:) santana is quintessential listening.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh the Pixies...

Love the Pixies.


kimya said...

ohhhhhh the memories!
wow saals this is beyond impressive! :)) i dug up some old stuff and reloaded my car-player after this :P

Anonymous said...

what a long fucken list :P

Zombie - The Cranberries
Carmen Queasy – Skunk Anansie Hanging By A Moment – Lifehouse
and that song by roxxette. and evanescence and staind and three doors down and breathing my lifehouse

Canadian Chick said...

Ahhh you know DFA 1979!!!! Just so ya know, they're Canadian!!!

Anonymous said...


Profane. Profound. What's your poison?