There was some drama replacing my old phone, so I have to update and remake all of my playlists. For example, I really needed my “I don’t have time for this bullshit” playlist. Isn’t the damn cloud supposed to do that for me?!! Anyway. Every now and then I like shuffle my iPhone’s song collection for inspiration for my fitness (or general) music playlists. I say inspiration, because I have such tunnel vision when it comes to music that most of playlists end up having the same songs on it. So from an extension on this exercise, I am listing the first 10 songs that my iPhone played in shuffle mode
I have been following Shakira since her hair was black!!! I’m not too much a fan of this album; as a matter of fact, this song and “Loba” are the only songs that I’ve downloaded from this album. With this song, I like the middle eastern vibe fused with hip hop beats. I have a feeling this song was produced by Timberland or the Neptunes. *I looked it up and I was right. The song was produced by the Neptunes. I know my fellow Virginian people’s beats*
Need some sappy, poppy music en Espanol or Italiano? Then Laura Pausini is the woman for you. She’s Italian but most she mostly sings in Spanish. Hopefully, she will go on another world tour, and I will be able to see her live. Years ago, I did have a chance to see her at Sounds of Brazil (SoB’s) but I passed on that opportunity to have drinks or something. That was before I really got into her music.
Lol. I accidentally downloaded the Italian version, instead of the Spanish version, of this album. I think that I hit the download button too fast because “Primavera Anticipada” is “Primavera In Anticipo” in Italian.
HA. One year (prob 2008 or 09, I was in grad school) a technician asked me to be in this production as an extra. Her opera house put on yearly productions of operas in Central Park during the summer – that summer was Aida. *I wonder if the opera house still does this*. For this show, I was a slave (do not worry there were other non Black slaves in the production). It’s funny because the costume for the slaves did not leave too much to the imagination. We were shirtless and the”shorts” were damn near the same length of Daisy Dukes. I literally was assed out in Central Park. That’s how this opera made it onto my iPhone. My only issue with this album (or rather iTunes) is the album was downloaded out of order.
Because it was the first Broadway musical that I saw in NYC. I loved it, then hated it (my grad school roommate would play “Rent” every-goddamn-day in the apt), and now I like it again. The movie was kind of dumb though (or this may be just low key hating).
Tree-lighting and new year’s eve performance fuckups aside, you cannot deny the talent Mariah Carey
has once had. I mean, I guess she still can sing . . . kinda. This probably is one of my favorite MC’s albums (and this song definitely is in my top three favorites from this album). Actually, I think this is the only complete MC album that I have on iTunes.
This song pretty much stays on all of my running playlists. “I’m not here for your entertainment, you really don’t wanna [fuck] with me tonight” I always exchange “mess with me” (the original lyrics) for “fuck with me”. I’m sure P!nk would understand. Hopefully, I can see her perform on her next tour . . . although I have not listened much of her music, since the “Truth about Love” album and tour.
Someone told me that I would like Nek, since I like sappy Spanish songs, so I randomly downloaded this album, but I’m not a fan of his voice. Somewhat interesting fact. Nek used to date Laura Pausini, who appears earlier in this list and he even wrote a song, “Laura no esta”, about their breakup.
Actually, I lie a little; I do like “Angeles del Ghetto”.
I can say that I love this album but I always skip this song for some reason.
Recommended by my French/Portuguese ex-BF, after watching “La Vie en Rose”. Edith seems like she would have been so fun to hangout with. “Padam, padam” is very popular on my playlists for longer runs. Actually, I tried to learn French through Rosetta Stone but that did not go over so well. *Wait, I still remember some of it. J’ai un velo noir = I have a black bike. Oh! one of these days I have to write about my cultural (and linguistic) confusion during a trip in Paris.* *Another random, I did QUITE well for myself (if you know what I’m mean) in Paris without knowing a word of French*
No big surprise that this album appeared on the list. I have been following them for years (has anyone seen what they look like?). Many of their songs end up on the majority of my running playlists.
Which songs randomly appear when your phone or mp3 device is on shuffle?