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.
“Class Act” by James Hunter (from The Hard Way, 2008)
Whoa! Where the hell has this been hiding? I’ve had this on my hard drive for a few weeks—courtesy of Jeff Giles—but hadn’t had the chance to listen to it. I’m going to have to go back after the Five is done and listen to the rest of this.
“Mixed Nuts” by DJ Krush (from Krush, 1995)
This is the second week that a musical segue showed up in the second slot. Boo!
“Runaround” by Van Halen (from The Best of Both Worlds, 2004)
Now this is more like it! I remember burning out not one, but two copies of For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge when it initially came out. For me, this track is the closest that Van Hagar got to sounding like Van Halen, with the breakdown recalling the tongue-in-cheek sexual innuendo of “Panama,” and the infectious main riff recalling any one of Eddie’s early rockers. Shit, I’m hitting repeat on this one.
“Best Friend” by The Drums (from The Drums, 2010)
I’m calling this one a ‘jaunty, feel good tune!’
“True Love Ways” by Peter & Gordon (from Top of the Pops 1965, 2007)
What an odd way to finish off the Five. With that, onto the weekend!
What’s on your shuffle today?