September 4, 2004

98: The First iTunes Mix

I think the title is pretty self-explanatory. Songs I bought on iTunes are in Bold:
  1. The Bar-Kays - Soul Finger (as heard in the 1980s comedy Spies Like Us)
  2. The Pointer Sisters - Automatic
  3. Philip Bailey & Phil Collins - Easy Lover (I always loved singing along with the harmonies in this song, but it only appeared on Philip Bailey's solo LP, and I wasn't about to buy a whole album for this one track. Long-story-short: this song is what 99c downloads were meant for!
  4. Hall & Oates - Private Eyes
  5. The Doobie Brothers - What a Fool Believes
  6. Prince - When You Were Mine (later covered by Cyndi Lauper)
  7. Wilco - I'm A Wheel
  8. The Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking (Used to great effect in the movie Goodfellas.)
  9. Jet - Get What You Need (obviously owes a debt to #8 above)
  10. The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine (used to great effect in an episode of Moonlighting.)
  11. R.E.M. - Harborcoat
  12. Guster - Amsterdam (Live in Portland, ME December 2002)
  13. Paul McCartney & Wings - Call me Back Again
  14. Ray Charles - Half As Much
  15. Trey Anastasio - Alive Again
  16. Los Lobos - I Got Loaded (used in Bull Durham, when they turn on the field sprinklers and go on a drunken escapade.)
  17. Tommy McCook & The Skatalites - GOldfinger (a ska song about the movie)
  18. Crystal Waters - Come On Down (A dance track whose chorus is based on the closing credits theme to The Price Is Right TV show.)
  19. Laura Branigan - Gloria (a big hit single right around the time I started listening to music.)