I finally made my second CD via itunes. I had hit a block because I didn't know how to mesh some songs with other songs, but then I split it up by gender and every tune fell into place.
The combination is 80 minutes of pure epic (or pure madness, but aren't they kind of the same?).
"Feeling Good" and "I Put a Spell on You"- Nina Simone
God, I love her voice. My ignorance of music is profound, but something inside me wakes up when I hear her.
"Rolling in the Deep" and "Set the Rain on Fire"- Adele
Adele is my new girl-crush. Amazing voice, and I don't care if she's the flavor of the month. I like her and these two songs.
"Gimme Shelter" and "Break It Up"- Patti Smith
Again, my music ignorance is profound; I didn't appreciate Smith when I was younger, but I sure do now. My sisters and I were talking about cool women of rock (who are also of a certain age), and she was number one. I wish I had someone to tell me how she's punk. I love her voice and think her cover of "Gimme Shelter" is better than the original, but I was trolling youtube for her songs and couldn't find one that I would consider punk. I think I'm missing something.
"Bad Romance"- Lady GaGa
How is the transition from Smith to GaGa? Better than you would think. This song is one of those that makes me so incredibly happy and lucky to hear on the radio. I'm also addicted to the videos of flash mobs that dance to it.
My former friend can suck a bag of dicks for giving me shit about saying S&M instead of SM. If it's good enough for Rihanna, it's good enough for me. Not to mention, she sings about smelling sex. I like songs that acknowledge that.
"Raise Your Glass"- Pink
Because I am too school. How could anyone not feel happy when this song plays? It's a rally cry for freaks of nature, and I'll car-seat dance to it with much joy.
"Back in the Day," "Sick," and "Letdown"- Bif Naked
She was on BUFFY, and when her name (or band's name) showed up on Google, I had to watch a few videos. Love her- love her ink, her muscles, and her Betty Page bangs. Then I read up and found out she's a cancer survivor. Hell yes, she can have three spots.
"Kiss with a Fist"- Florence + The Machine, "Ghost Town"- Shiny New Toys, and "Love in a Trashcan"- The Ravonettes
These songs make a lot of noise and make me happy. I came across them in my googling and youtube-trawling.
"Good Fortune" and "Bring You My Love"- PJ Harvey
I was pissed that Harvey's "Hitting the Ground" wasn't on itunes (I heard it on TRUE BLOOD and needed the song), but these two are nice substitutes.
"Crazy on You" and "Never"- Heart
What? The concert awakened a new appreciation of them. It's a good way to end a CD.
There it is- my second attempt at compiling pure awesome. As I said before, one person's listening treasure is another's pure torture.