We set iTunes on shuffle last week and ended up listening to some great songs that we hadn’t heard in ages. Here are seven from that playlist for your soundtrack this week.
Paul Simon – Graceland
Classic goodness. Every time I’ve heard I’ve found it changes the air in the room – things go quiet and the sound of this song just fills the room, no matter what it’s being played off.
Status Quo – Rockin’ All Over The World
I don’t know if this is supposed to be cheesy, but I enjoy this one very seriously. Not ironically, but in a really sincere way and I wish more songs like this were made today.
Chris Rea – Road To Hell
The bass and guitar on this one always make me stop and listen.
Low Millions – Eleanor
I have no idea why Low Millions, a California alt-rock band, didn’t become a crazy massive hit in 2004 with the release of their self-titled album. Eleanor, their first single, was a chart hit but there was an entire album’s worth of enjoyable, clever modern songs that should have made more noise. This one slipped through the cracks and if you can get your hands on the album, you should definitely listen to it. For now, here’s Eleanor.
Nelly feat. Tim McGraw – Over and Over
Hip hop and country music come together very well in this 2004 hit. The mellow guitar riff is what caught my ear the first time I heard it.
All Saints – Pure Shores
This track – from the soundtrack of The Beach – was probably one of the first dream pop songs I heard. It released in late 1999 and sounded different from everything else on the radio. I’d say it has held up pretty well.
Lazlo Bane – Superman
A lot of TV shows have songs in their titles and after a few seasons you just ignore it and skip ahead. Not with this one, the theme for the hospital comedy Scrubs.