Thursday, March 22, 2007

Burnin' In My Pocket

I've got a perfectly good itunes card sitting here not getting any younger and I need some good tune suggestions.

Old, new, funky, rappy, hip-hop (but not too hippy), no jazzy, nothing too whiny, upbeat and something to keep me movin' on my iPod. Beetles need not reply. I want some stuff I may have never heard of but will WOW me.

So, send in your suggestions! And I will hold a drawing. The person who wins will receive a Manic Mom CD with those 15 songs I've chosen.

Rock on! And Peace UP!

49 comments:

Samara Leigh said...

Music recommendations. Ooh fun! I have really eclectic, almost multiple personality, musical palate. Here are some of my current faves:

The Singles 1996 - 2006
Staind

Reflections - A Retrospective & My Life
Mary J. Blige

Memoirs of a Geisha Soundtrack
John Williams

Kingdom Come
Jay-Z

Elliot Yamin, Chris Daughtry & Carrie Underwood

2:35PM
Calvin Richardson

Greatest Hits
Run DMC

TTQ said...

i have almost a 1000 songs in my itunes library..and it's a true melting so I make my playlist depending on a mood but you didn't say what you wanted yours for.. so heres a sampler mix.


Amber (311)
Save Me (Jem)
Let Go (Frou Frou)
Ghetto Superstar (Mya & Wyclef Jean)
Who Knew (Pink)
Little Things (Lilly Allen)
Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne)
Picture (Kid Rock & Cheryl Crow)
She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5)
Float On (Modest Mouse)
Self Esteem (Offspring)
iiieee (Tori Amos)
All Of My Life (Lenny Kravitz)
Both Hands (Ani Difranco)
Get Your Walk On (Xzibit)

Anonymous said...

"Fidelity" by Regina Spektor

Anonymous said...

Now I know why you don't like the BEATLES....or as you typed, The BEETLES - you've been listening to another group this whole time - who are the BEETLES????!!!! HA -HA!!

Anyway, I have a few suggestions - Sugarland "Love Your Baby Girl" and "Gotta Be Something More" - also Martina McBride "This One's For the Girls", "Blessed", "In My Daughter's Eyes " (yes, it's sappy, but having a daughter, YOU will love it!), "How Far", and "Whatever You Say" - oh yes, they are "Country" songs, but GOOD country songs!! Celine Dion "Have You Ever Been in Love"

Of course, ANYTHING by the
Bee Gees, Beatles, Rolling Stones,
(am I showing my age?) - how about Paul Revere and the Raiders???

Kim Stagliano said...

iTunes sell music is segments now - you can pick 80's or rock or disco or whatever and spend your money and get a set of music from various artists. Like a mix tape.Check it out!

Anonymous said...

MMMBop by Hanson

Manic Mom said...

Anon 7:48--I know this is Jodi. My question however is, why didn't you add YANNI to the list!!!

Kim--I was just trying to figure how to do an 80s search on itunes; i knew before, but can't find it now. I was just jamming to some Cure and Violent Femmes though.

Anon 8:14--Duh, Already have MMMMBOP! Along with every Backstreet Boy song, In Sync, and of course, Enrique Eglasias and Rickie Martin... duh. Do you not know me? Do you not read my blog. Duh. Those are my favorites.

Jennifer said...

Fallen Leaves and Red Flag, Billy Talent

kjamaupin said...

OK, I'm not so good with music and my taste goes back to the 80's/90's. Love me some Violent Femmes...there just so darn fun and make you want to bounce!! Baby Got Back by Sir Mix A Lot is fun, too. Anything 80's!! Love the 80's. Dancing Queen, Come on Ilene, Whip It....ok, some of these might be 70's....can't remember?! Anything by the Go Go's, Belinda Carlise, or The Bangles. Love the girl bands!!

alani said...

fidelity by regina spector
anything by lisa loeb
the sweet escape-gwen stefani
world on fire-sarah mclachlan

Dan said...

Hey! This is fun. Some stuff I'm listening to lately.

Arcade Fire (sample song: No Cars Go)

Lily Allen (sample song: Smile)

New York Dolls (sample song: Dance Like a Monkey)

Arctic Monkeys (sample song: The View From the Afternoon)

Dirty Pretty Things (sample song: Deadwood)

The Shins (sample song: Australia)

TV on the Radio (sample song: I Was a Lover)

So many others! (E-mail me if you'd like to sample any or all of these.)

Oh, The Joys said...

These are not new, but they are The Mayor's favorite dance tunes:

Boomshackalack - Apache Indian

Starry Eyed Surprise - Paul Oakenfold

Monnik said...

The Killers' "Mr. Brightside" is a great song.

Anonymous said...

Anything by the Cure or Psychedelic Furs
Smack my bitch up (my favorite wedding song!)
Blue – (Basic Instinct soundtrack)
Streets have no name – (U2)
Turn it up – (Busta Rymes)
Move Along
Beautiful - (James Blunt)
Unpredictible – (Jamie Foxx)
Been Caught Stealing – (Janes Addiction)
There it goes again – (E 40)
Control Myself – (LL Cool J)
Paris Hilton - I know, I know, but she does have some cool dancy songs to work out with!
Every Breath You Take – (Police / P Diddy) both versions
Symphony, Sexxy Back -(Justin Timberlake)
Get Married – (Sandman)
Fergalicious, London Bridge - (Fergie)
%#^$ you like an animal -(Nine Inch Nails) -can't remember the exact title
Promiscuious, (Nelly Furtado)and there is another one by Nelly Furtado, Timbaland and JT, can't think of the name.

OK, these are from your sis, these are my "wish list" songs, (so, seeing as though we are blood relatvies, do I get a free copy of your CD?)Stacy

Angelena said...

yayyyy, I am totally all over this:

Here's a couple from my itunes playlist... although I do NOT have Lily Allen, but SMILE is a GREAT song... LOVE her.

The Postal Service, DC Sleeps.
Nelly Furtado, Say it right OR Permiscuous
Regina Spektor is another good one.
Bitter End - Dixie Chicks
Over My Head- The Fray
Call me when your Sober -Evanesence
Foxy Lady- Jimi Hendrix
Gold Digger- Kanyae West
These Words- I love you - Natasha Beddingfield
Nora Jones- Sunrise
Blurry- Puddle of Mudd

Manic Mom said...

I'm digging these suggestions. OK how much of a loser am I that I don't even know who this Regina Spektor is! And so many of you have recommended her!

Keep the suggestions coming guys! I need stuff that I can power walk to, that gets me motivated to get my ass out there! Thanks!

Senor Beavis said...

Pretty much anything by:

Carbon Leaf
Muse
Lloyd Dobler Effect
The Clash
Talking Heads
Reel Big Fish

Best workout song ever is totally "Lapdance" by N.E.R.D.

And "Tangerine Speedo" by Caviar, but I'm an ex-swimmer. :)

Charity said...

My faves on the iPod for jamming too when I go walking:

U + UR Hand - Pink
Trouble - Pink
Til the Dawn - Step up Soundtrack
Show me the Money - Step Up sdtk
The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani
Take Me Away - Christina Vidal
Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
Tricky - Beastie Boys
Candyman - Christina Aguilera
Ain't No Other Man - Christina A.
Step - Ciara
Year 3000 - Jonas Brothers
Freakin You - Jungle Brothers
What I Got - Samantha Jade

There are soooo much more but these are my most motivating!

Swishy said...

I feel like I have the best taste in music evahhhhhh, but I have to wait and give you my list when I can give it my FULL, UNDIVIDED attention!

TTQ said...

Thanks Manic for opening this door..I'm a downloading freak!!

Alicia said...

Iggy Pop- lust for life
Neutral Milk Hotel- Holland 1945
Sarah McLachlan- Stupid
Matt Costa- Sunshine
The Allman Brothers- Soulshine


Sounds like fun!
And, for free downloads all the time, check out limewire.
We dig it.

Lo said...

Sorry, man. I cut it down as much as I could. But I didn’t want you to miss out on the really good stuff:

Smashing Pumpkins Cherub Rock
Upside Down/Jack Johnson
Violet/Hole
Waiting on the World To Change/John Mayer
Most of JT’s Future/Sex/LoveSounds
Where Did You Sleep Last Night/Nirvana
Work It/Missy Elliott
Would?/Alice In Chains (remember Singles??)
American Idiot/Green Day
Hubs’ old rock band
Break Stuff/Limp Bizkit for PMS days
Caress Me Down/Sublime
Down by the Water/PJ Harvey
Ex-GF/No Doubt
Heart of Glass/Blondie
In Bloom/Nirvana
Lucky/Radiohead
Mr. Brownstone G’n’R
Nothing Compares 2 U/Sinead
Peace Frog/The Doors
Policy of Truth/Depeche Mode
Rock Lobster/B52s
Root Down/Beastie Boys
Round and Round/Ratt – picture it, it’s 1984, I'm 13 and I spent my whole summer inside, watching MTV

Manic Mom said...

Is limewire an eff-up though? Does it screw up your computer? How is it still legal?

I wish everyone coulda just sent me links to these songs. It's going to take me forever to go through them to pick my faves!

So far, here's how my list is shaping up:

This is the Day -- The The
Every Breath You Take -- Police
Fidelity -- Regina Spektor (who I'd never heard of, loser mom that I am!)
Fix You Up -- Thanks to Swishy's post the other day
Love Song -- Choosing between 311's version or Cure's, not sure
Letters to Elise -- The Cure, cuz I've been meaning to get that on itunes forever.
Escape one from Gwen
Say it Right -- Nelly Furtado...

I do have a good collection already, with many already from those listed! Keep 'em coming though!

OOH, and I must get Blake Lewis' version of that Season song!

Manic Mom said...

Oh, and LO--SINGLES was the BEST Movie! How 'bout that cameo from Pearl Jam!!!

M said...

I haven't listened to new music in years . . . I'm old.

MM, I wanted to email you to ask you a question about Mexico, but I couldn't find your address on your profile. Any chance you could email me? We emailed before but I no longer have your address (we had that kids/no kids discussion).

Thank you and if you're too busy don't worry about it.

Trish said...

I'd get you my kids playlist but I am not at home this weekend...and I mostly just listen to oldies like '70's and 80's stuff.

iTunes has collections from different decades which is where I find some of the best singles because a lot of the time I don't remember who the singer/group was until I see the title or play a sample.

I also have a comment for commenter "m"... Mexico is so vibrant and colorful and cheap that I can't wait to go back. I was in Barbados just recently but it's not as good as Mexico.

Manic Mom said...

Hey M, I remember you! My email address can be found under my profile page, if you go to my web page, and then check my bio... but, for simplicity's sake, you can email me at:
henhowz@comcast.net.
I was going to email you directly, but you didn't give ME yours!

Cabo is great, and I can fill you in on details. I was just in Cabo San Lucas only, but very generously kind people, no crime, beautiful scenery, and as we all know from my previous post, PLENTY OF MARGARITAS!!

Steven said...

hey manic it's hotwire. new url because i forgot my old password like a big dork.

falling away - gary jules (may be too whiny...)

99 problems - jay-z

three little birds - bob marley

Alicia said...

I don't remember saying it was legal.

Manic Mom said...

Alicia--what's legal? You lost me here.

HOTWIRE---WELCOME BACK--where ya been? Hope you're still blogging!

Jenster said...

Here It Goes Again - Okay Go

Kryptonite - Three Doors Down

How to Save a Life - The Frey

Mr. Brightside - The Killers

The Reason - Hoobastank

It's Not Over - Daughtry

Face Down - Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Call Me When You're Sober - Evanescence

My son says:

Not Ready to Die - Demon Hunter I really don't suggest this!

That's all I'm coming up with off the top of my head.

kim said...

Oh cry -- I ws composing in your comment section and I friggin lost the info!!!!

I was just going to type a song or two, but started getting into it...

kim said...

give up the funk -- parliament

road to nowhere, or stay up late, or take me to the river -- talking heads

ode to divorce -- regina spektor

stand and deliver -- adam ant

channel z, is that you mo-dean, or

good stuff -- b52's

lonliness-- annie lennox

star witness -- neko case

in the waiting line-- zero 7

man of constant sorrow -- oh brother where art thou sountrack

big country -- big country

I'm with ttq, for sure float on -- modest mouse

kim said...

woops again, just saw you want movin songs -- in that case, scratch "Lonliness and "ode to divorce" -- replace with some Pink or Gwen Stefani song.

kim said...

me again, with another oldie but goodie -- This beat goes on and swithcing to glide (they kind of go together) -- the kings

Jenster said...

Oh! To go along with Kim's stuff. How about:

Party at Ground Zero - Fishbone

Ain't This the Life - Oingo Boingo

That's What I Like About You - The Romantics

acaligurl said...

do i dare say? i love kc & the sunshine band... ahh it takes me back to good times!

modigli said...

You've got a ga-jillion comments here, so I hope I don't repeat anyone else. But you simply MUST - at the very LEAST - SAMPLE these ENTIRE albums:

Finally Woken - by Jem

Confessions on a Dance Floor - Madonna

Both are great for working out. AWESOME, in fact.

Other than that, can't go wrong with Gwen Stefani or Black Eyed Peas for some good, consistently pumpin' workout beats.

modigli said...

PS. Can't forget the soundtrack to SHREK. (the original Shrek, not Shrek 2)

I logged many elliptical miles jammin to those happy beats.

Also, J-lo (Let's get loud)

Alicia said...

limewire.

B. said...

If I HAD something to download music to, I would choose a great mix of these ten songs:

Battle Of New Orleans by Johhny Horton
Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard
Sweet Child of Mine by Guns N' Roses
Independence Day by Martina McBride
The River by Garth Brooks
Faithfully by Journey
I'll be Your Shelter by Taylor Dayne
How to Save a Life by The Fray
100 Years by Five for Fighting
Here I Go Again by Whitesnake

Monkey said...

What an awesome post idea!

I totally agree with all the Regina Spektor fans. I like "Better" too.

Other things I've been listening to in an obsessive fashion. I generally download albums though... so here goes.

The Shins - "Wincing the Night Away" or the single "Phantom Limb"

The Weepies - "Say I Am You" or the singles "Take it from me" and "Gotta Have You"

Guster - single "Satellite"

Tegan and Sara - single "Take me Anywhere"

The Martino Conspiracy - single "Hopeful"

Ben Harper - single "Morning Yearning"

James - single "Laid"

Calexico - single "Alone Again Or'

Stephen Malkmus - single "Jenny and the Ess-Dog"


OK... I'll stop for now. I think all these folks have MySpace pages if you want a full listen before committing to the download.

Enjoy your gift certificate!

Monkey said...

Now that I know you like the same kind of music I do, I'll just keep dropping by to pester you with names and ideas. I'm an addict. An addict I tell you!

Forgot to mention:

The Decemberists - single "O Valencia"

They are on MySpace too. ;)

Merel said...

Amy Whinehouse - Rehab
Nikka Costa - Everybody got their something
Lois Lane - Tonight
Jamiroquai - Love Foolosophy
Jill Scott - Gimme
Scissor Sisters - Don't feel like dancing
Kaleidoscopio - voce me apareceu

These songs should get you into the summer mood... Enjoy!

Rohanknitter said...

Squeeze - Black Coffee in Bed

violetvirus said...

I don't think you would like most of my collections...a little too much of PCD and Beyonce and Fergie and most of all, REGGAE :P

Let me know if you like any of those though...I'll be happy to give you a list...

But there's one song stuck on my lips right now...

Back into love (Hugh Grant & Drew Berrymore)

crazed said...

Okay... I LOVE music...
but I am just going to give you one song that you can shake your booty to... it also rocks. Okay so here it is....
Nothing at All... by Wired All Wrong
It is so great.

Manic Mom said...

Crazed--I have got to check that one out! Thanks

citygirl said...

Hmm, let's see. I LOVE music, and have such a varied collection, it's hard to narrow it down. So, here are a few of my suggestions. :)

-Ciara Featuring Chamillonare - Get Up

-Drew Sidora - 'Till The Dawn

-Beyonce Featuring Shakira - Beautiful Liar

-Hilary Duff - With Love

-Goldfrapp - Ooh La La, Beautiful, or Strict Machine (All 3 are pretty good)

-Iio - Just about anything

Hope that you find something you like! :)