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.
“Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)” by Vertical Horizon (from Everything You Want, 1999)
I particularly like the version of this that Vertical Horizon leader Matt Scannell and Richard Marx perform on their Duo Live record.
“The Warrior (feat. Patty Smyth)” by Scandal (from Rock of the 80’s, Volume 14, 1994)
I never understood the whole “featuring Patty Smyth” thing. It struck me much in the same way as Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. I mean, is it Maze without Frankie Beverly?
“Soundtrack” by The Damnwells (from One Last Century, 2009)
After you leave your Five in the comments, you should check out this excellent live performance by Alex of The Damnwells.
“Everything She Wants” by Wham! (from Make It Big, 1984)
I’m far less ashamed to admit my love for Wham! now, than I was when I was 10.
“Heart and Soul” by Huey Lewis & The News (from Time Flies… The Best of Huey Lewis & The News, 1996)
It’s, like, a totally awesome ’80s one-two punch to close out this week’s Friday Five!
What’s on your shuffle today?