Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Songs for the Next Eight Years

Limited, Inc. sent a new meme my way: "10 Songs to scare away the evil spirits of the past eight years, and welcome the new spirits of the next eight." I love this meme. Anyone else want to play along? Here's my playlist:

Get Happy (Judy Garland's version)
This Land Is Your Land (Woody Gutherie version not owned by HBO)
Bourgeois Blues (a song about DC which is now no longer true)
The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg)
Dancing In The Streets (Martha & the Vandellas)
What a Wonderful World (The Ramones' version)
Ain't Gonna Study War No More (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
Exaltation (Matisyahu)
Black, Brown and White (inspired by Joseph Lowery's benediction)
Wang Dang Doodle (Koko Taylor)


  1. Thanks for this post. Nice selections. Maybe "Go Away From My Window" [or whatever the official title is] by Dylan. "All My Exes Live in Texas [George Strait]. "On a Clear Day." "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" [James Brown].

  2. Ok, "All My Exes Live in Texas" made me laugh. I'm going to be humming that the rest of the day now.