putting a spring in my step

I got a request for the full songlist of the CD that Rachel gave me, and here it is. I finally listened to the album in the past few days–I’d been unable to locate the cord to connect my ipod to the computer, but then it turned up next to my bed, not where i thought to look. Anyway, the album is awesome, and it quite often put a silly smile on my face. It exposed me to a few artists that are new to me, and I will definitely be looking for other things by them. Mix tapes are awesome that way–sometims I don’t want to listen to a whole album by someone new, but a mix gives me enough of a taste that I am hungry for more. Thanks again to Rachel, with Ashley‘s input. Oh, and I’m not going to link all these artists; you can put them in the search engine of your choice!

  1. Daydream Believer, The Monkees
  2. Sing Me Spanish Techno, The New Pornographers
  3. Wishing Heart, Lisa Loeb
  4. King of Spain, Moxy Fruvous
  5. Volare, Gipsy Kings
  6. Come a Long Way, Michelle Shocked
  7. Bridhouse in Your Soul, They Might Be Giants*
  8. Under African Skies, Paul Simon
  9. I’m on My Way, The Proclaimers
  10. Take Me Home, Country Roads, John Denver
  11. Superstar Okay, Fooled by April
  12. Radiation Vibe, Fountains of Wayne
  13. Tribute, Tenacious D
  14. The Dark of the Matinee, Franz Ferdinand
  15. Some Good Thing, The Wailin’ Jennys
  16. Float On, Modest Mouse
  17. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy), Simon & Garfunkle
  18. Godhopping, Dogs Die in Hot Cars
  19. The Long Way Around, Dixie Chicks
  20. Send Me on My Way, Rusted Root

*How did you know this is my favorite TMBG song of all time!?

13 Responses to putting a spring in my step

  1. Liz K says:

    In the last few years since I have been relegated to the Raffi and Laurie Berkner crowd, my sister had regularly made me rockin’ CDs to keep me a little hip to the new music. Strangely, the last CD she made me featured that same John Denver song too. Weird!

  2. Kristy says:

    How fun! The Rusted Root song brings back memories. I used to listen to that CD all the time in college because I loved the upbeat drumming :)

  3. Jennie says:

    what a great mix! And who doesn’t love Moxie Fruvous? Reminds me of college. Anyway… thought i’d give you a heads up that post-holidays, i’m gonna organize some kind of yarn/mix CD swap. Seems like so many of us love music, and I’ve been so out of the loop lately, and in desperate need of new music. I’ll let you know when I’ve figured out how this whole dealie-o will work.

  4. maryse says:

    oh man you’ve got some great stuff on that CD…of course the monkees. i’ve loved them since i was wearing tutus…;)

    the gypsy kings…they might be giants (i like that song the best too) … rusted root….

    very nice.

  5. Mom says:

    Oh my, I think I recognize two songs on that list :) I guess I’ll have to listen to this cd when you come home. Looking forward to having you home :)

  6. Meg says:

    Well you know that Take Me Home Country Roads has a very deep significance to me, being a native West Virginian, so I’m glad to see the Word of John is still being spread, 25 years since the song came out. It never fails to bring a misty tear to my eye!

  7. Rachel says:

    I can’t tell you how happy it makes me that the music made YOU happy. It was fun for me to make and I’ve actually been getting lots of use out of it too. Cheerful music is a good thing. Thanks for sharing the cheer with others!

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