Thursday, September 30, 2010

#26 - Make an iTunes Playlist of My 101 Favourite Songs

Yesterday was Day 1 of my 101 Adventure, and I didn't want it to pass by without accomplishing one of the tasks or goals on my list.

By no means do I think I'm going to accomplish something from the list every day, but it seemed so anti-climatic to just post my list and then not attempt to do something to kick things off. And I didn't want it to just be something super-easy either, like buying a lottery ticket. I wanted it to be something with a little more significance.

There was one item on my list that jumped out at me as being something fun that would take a little thought & effort, and that was #26 - creating an iTunes playlist of my 101 favourite songs. Quiet, dreary day at the office on Day 1? Perfect opportunity!

Let me tell you this: For a kid who has over 3500 songs in her iTunes library (that's over 9 days' worth of music, folks) - it was a lot harder than I thought it would be! Even more difficult than compiling my 101 List.

I started by going through the entire list and transferring songs that I considered favourites into the 101 playlist I had created. After working at it on-and-off for a few hours, I finally came to the end.

And I had over 300 songs selected. Apparently I have a lot of "favourites". Whoops!

Another few hours of trimming and down-sizing, weighing certain songs against others, attempting to create a good mix, trying to evaluate their meanings to me and their importance in my life...I finally made the last deletions and finalized the list. I've had second thoughts about some of them and wondered if I made some wrong decisions, but for someone who loves music as much as I do, there really can't be a wrong answer, right?

So here it is. And in no particular order. (I found it hard enough to pick just 101, there's no way I could start deciding what was #1!)
  1. I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
  2. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
  3. When U Love Someone - Kid Rock
  4. Love You Til The End - The Pogues
  5. Wheat Kings - The Tragically Hip
  6. Hang - Matchbox Twenty
  7. Desperately Wanting - Better Than Ezra
  8. Try - Blue Rodeo
  9. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  10. Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
  11. Picture - Kid Rock ft. Sheryl Crow
  12. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
  13. The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
  14. Fix You - Coldplay
  15. Your Winter - Sister Hazel
  16. Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
  17. Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
  18. Into the Mystic - Colin James
  19. Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
  20. The Reason - Hoobastank
  21. I Hope You Dance - LeAnn Womack
  22. The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
  23. You Are Not Alone - Patty Griffin
  24. Here's to the Night - Eve 6
  25. Drops of Jupiter - Train
  26. Sandy - John Travolta as Danny Zuko in Grease
  27. These Are The Days - Van Morrison
  28. All For Love - Serena Ryder
  29. What's Going On - 4 Non-Blondes
  30. Such a Shame - The Dustin Bentall Outfit
  31. The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert
  32. Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
  33. Long May You Run - Neil Young
  34. Go Rest High on that Mountain - Vince Gill
  35. Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland
  36. Better Man - Pearl Jam
  37. Sing Me Back Home - Merle Haggard
  38. Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
  39. Fire & Rain - James Taylor
  40. My Best Friend's Girl - The Cars
  41. Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
  42. You Are my Sunshine - Ray Charles
  43. Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
  44. My Wish - Rascal Flatts
  45. Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback
  46. I Told You So - Randy Travis
  47. Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
  48. Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw
  49. Wonderwall - Oasis
  50. Delta Dawn - Tanya Tucker
  51. Song 2 - Blur
  52. She Talks to Angels - The Black Crowes
  53. That's The Way Love Goes - Merle Haggard & Jewel
  54. Thunderstruck - AC/DC
  55. Old School - Hedley
  56. If I Had a $1,000,000 - Barenaked Ladies
  57. Patience - Guns 'N Roses
  58. Lean on Me - Bill Withers
  59. Santa Monica - Everclear
  60. Fiddlers Green - The Tragically Hip
  61. I Wanna Love Somebody Like You - Keith Urban
  62. All I Want is You - U2
  63. Collide - Howie Day
  64. I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
  65. Down on the Corner - CCR
  66. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  67. The Great Pretender - The Platters
  68. Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
  69. Like a Prayer - Madonna
  70. Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
  71. Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
  72. All These Things That I Have Done - The Killers
  73. Two Steps Behind - Def Leppard
  74. There You Go - Johnny Cash
  75. Missing You - John Waite
  76. Sweet Caroline -Neil Diamond
  77. Green, Green Grass Of Home - Elvis Presley
  78. American Pie - Don McLean
  79. Forever & Ever, Amen - Randy Travis
  80. The River - Garth Brooks
  81. The Way You Look Tonight - Tony Bennett
  82. Old Time Rock 'N Roll - Bob Seger
  83. Lucky Man - The Verve
  84. Love Lifted Me - Kenny Rogers
  85. Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
  86. To Be With You - Mr. Big
  87. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
  88. Don't Stop Believing - Journey
  89. Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
  90. I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett
  91. Banditos - The Refreshments
  92. Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
  93. I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
  94. I'll Be - Edwin McCain
  95. Lost Together - Blue Rodeo
  96. Here For A Good Time - Trooper
  97. I Will Remember You - Sarah McLachlan
  98. Lose Yourself - Eminem
  99. Jesse's Girl - Rick Springfield
  100. Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
  101. Have a Little Faith in Me - Joe Cocker

I know I've left some out...and I'm feeling sorry for the ones that didn't make the cut. I suppose this list could change 1000 times in the next 1000 days, but today, it stands as is.

Feels great to stroke that first item off the list! :)


Stacy said...

quite the list of songs...but at least its a mix..makes me want to print it out to give me some new songs to download...i can never think of songs from the top of my head!
Thanks Jill!

Jill said...

haha - it is quite the list I suppose! Glad you got some ideas off of it! Make sure you get the Elvis...I know you love the Elvis ;)