February 13, 2009
Friday random ten: Beginning to see the light

I'm not sure what motivated me to make a Genius list out of the Bobby Darin version of "I'm Beginning To See The Light" - I have two other versions of this song as well - because my experience with Genius has mostly been that if a song is clearly identified with a certain genre - in this case, jazz - the resulting playlist will be nothing but songs of that genre. I'm pleased to note that this one was broader than that. Who knows, maybe Genius is learning. In any event, here's the list, first as presented:

1. I'm Beginning To See The Light - Bobby Darin
2. Minnie The Moocher - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
3. See You Later Alligator - Bill Haley and the Comets
4. Something So Right - Paul Simon
5. Sail Away - Randy Newman
6. To Make You Feel My Love - Billy Joel
7. Pop Singer - John Mellencamp
8. Road Runner - Bo Diddley
9. Stand Tall - Burton Cummings
10. I Knew The Bride - Dave Edmunds

And as played:

1. I'm Beginning To See The Light - Bobby Darin
2. A Heart in New York - Art Garfunkel
3. Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats
4. Fire - Bruce Springsteen
5. Rene and Georgette Magritte, With Their Dog, After the War - Paul Simon
6. Walking Man - James Taylor
7. Spiders and Snakes - Jim Stafford
8. Your Racist Friend - They Might Be Giants
9. Sail Away - Randy Newman
10. Here Comes The Snake - Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Clearly, the lesson we take from this is that 70s music goes with just about everything. What are you listening to this week?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 13, 2009 to Music

Speaking of Genius, it seems to think Louie Louie is Christmas music. (Or at least, the track from "The Best of the Kingsmen" album.) Weird.

Posted by: Logan Ratner on February 14, 2009 11:11 AM
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