Friday Five : ‘frī-(,)dā,-dē ‘fīv : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes, then share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up your media player of choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments.
“Nothin’ Comes Close” by Journey (from Arrival, 2001)
“Nothin’ Comes Close” is a perfectly serviceable bit of AOR that just seemed completely out of place in 2001. I always liked Augeri’s voice, though. He sounded like Perry enough when he had to, but had enough of his own identity that he didn’t seem like a puppet on the end of Schon’s hand.
“Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night” by Bon Jovi (from Cross Road, 1994)
Oh, it’s going to be like that, huh? I can’t say I care much for this tune. I recall thinking it was pandering when it was initially released.
“God” by The Smashing Pumpkins (from The Aeroplane Flies High (disc 3: Zero), 1996)
I’m beginning to question what I ever saw in The Smashing Pumpkins.
“Remember” by Bryan Adams (from Anthology, 2005)
I’m not going to lie: I kind of dig this song. This is Adams before he started growling his way through every damn song. He definitely has a knack for writing a hook that sinks right in.
“Outshined” by Soundgarden (from A-Sides, 1997)
One of the handful of Soundgarden tracks I actually like. You know what my favorite part is? The pre-chorus with Matt Cameron’s background vocal!
What’s on your shuffle today?