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23 January 2011

Give me your best! Inspired by HuronBob who had a similar question on Ask deleted, what one song (and even one album) is a must when starting a playlist or storing music on a laptop. Best of any genre.
Cordelia by The Tragically Hip.
posted by apoch 23 January | 03:13
Heathens by the Drive-by Truckers. Best song ever about what it's like to be white trash and unashamed of it.
posted by Senyar 23 January | 05:06
Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'n' Roll
posted by Ardiril 23 January | 05:35
I zero out my MP3 about two months and rebuild the playlists and music library, but the album that always goes back on is Equals Greatest Hits. So for my suggestion I'll throw in a song that I've started several mix tapes/disc with: "Police on My Back" by the Equals. Of course, you couldn't go wrong with the Clash's cover.
posted by Slack-a-gogo 23 January | 08:26
Oh and...I'm sorry I couldn't pick just one.
posted by richat 23 January | 08:31
We used to joke that it was a basic requirement that a good mixtape feature

Israelites - Desmond Dekker
posted by Miko 23 January | 10:57
Not a recommendation, but Miko's pick always makes me think of this:

Me ears are alight

My tastes are pretty mainstream, so you'd probably know anything I recommend already. But if it was me, maybe the first thing to be added would be

The Kinks, Lola

And by association, it would be quickly followed by

Weird Al, Yoda

posted by philipy 23 January | 11:30
Pat Metheny Group To the End of the World
posted by netbros 23 January | 11:36
Miko, in the context of tapes I thought your Israelites link would be to Maxell tape - Me ears are alight.
Since that mondegreen advert I have difficulty hearing that lyrics otherwise.
posted by jouke 23 January | 11:40
Hahaha, I see I'm not the only ad-damaged one around here. :)

I tend to grab "the most recent songs on my brain" for mixtapes, and then I remind myself to grab something like Curtis Mayfield - Hell Below just to remind myself not to get locked into a single genre. Single genre playlists are predictable.
posted by dabitch 23 January | 11:58
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - A Night in Tunisia

Kicks all kind of ass.
posted by octothorpe 23 January | 12:18
Oops philipy, missed that you linked to it already
posted by jouke 23 January | 14:42
jouke... no problem. Was kinda fun to see that I'm not the only one who thought of that right away.
posted by philipy 23 January | 18:34
Get A Job - the Silhouettes

What's Going On -Marvin Gaye

Honky Tonk Woman -Rolling Stones

Working in a Coal Mine-Leo Dorsey

Good Vibrations - Beach Boys

Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd

Louie Louie - Kingsmen

posted by DMelanogaster 24 January | 21:14
Right now, for me, it's Nina Simone singing Pirate Jenny.
posted by julen 25 January | 21:22
Hey, thanks folks, I just discovered this!
posted by HuronBob 28 February | 18:25
Please calm my anxieties. || Well, we made it,