Summer 2013 playlist

by DaniGirl on July 3, 2013 · 6 comments

in Life, the Universe and Everything

Now that the boys have iPods, our family iTunes account has become very, um, diverse in its musical tastes. Let’s just say that the Genius recommendations that used to kick out a lot of college alternative stuff are now so skewed toward Minecraft parody songs as to be unusable.

I have to admit, though, that the boys have brought a needed dose of modernity to the 80s-entrenched playlists that Beloved and I have enjoyed for years. Just a few years ago, I could barely recognize a song or two from the annual best-of-summer lists, and now we’re bopping along to Daft Punk and Macklemore (I totally had to google the band names – but I know all the lyrics by heart! in fact, the boys have parody-ized Get Lucky and I find myself singing along about Mexican Monkeys – but that may in fact be a good alternative to them singing the actual lyrics to that one. But I digress…)

Here’s the playlist I pulled together from our family iTunes account for Summer 2013. Can you guess which song comes from which generation?

Call me maybe – Carly Rae Jepson
I’m yours – Jason Mraz (I adore this song!)
She’s so young – The Pursuit of Happiness
Every red light – Shawn Hook
1234 – Feist
Don’t you (forget about me) – Simple Minds
Payphone – Maroon 5
Let’s go crazy – Prince
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
Whistle – Flo-rida
I wanna be sedated – Ramones
It’s the end of the world as we know it – REM
Gangnam Style – Psy
Moves like Jagger – Maroon 5
Freewill – Rush
Pretty in pink – The Psychedelic Furs
Changes – David Bowie

It tickles me to see the 15-year gaping hole that comprises the late 1990s to 2010 or so. It’s missing some Great Big Sea and Tragically Hip, and I had originally included Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls but it got deleted somehow. But it does make for some fun road trip music that keeps the whole family singing along.

What else am I missing? What’s your summer earworm of 2013?


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynn July 3, 2013 at 7:31 am

Agreed about the gaping hole – I’m just now becoming aware of popular music again. I made a CD a few years ago of my lifetime favourite songs and was horrified to see that the newest one on there was from 1998 – in fact, the 20 songs were almost exclusively from the 90s. I guess I really am an old fogey!

2 DaniGirl July 3, 2013 at 7:43 am

At least you got into the 1990s, Lynn! We are deeply mired in the 1980s! (Don’t even ask how excited I am to see neon is one of the hot trends this summer!)

3 Mary @ Parenthood July 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

Ha! We’re still singing about Gramma’s Pjs and the insectabet over here. I see a glimpse into my future a decade from now though…

4 DaniGirl July 3, 2013 at 11:06 am

Mary, try BNL’s Snacktime CD. It was gateway music for us – kids music that wasn’t entirely annoying!

5 Amy July 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

I walked down the aisle to I’m Yours

6 DaniGirl July 4, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Amy, that’s awesome! We walked down the aisle to You are the Sunshine of my Life — same idea, two decades older. 😉

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