Archive for April 11th, 2008

One of my favorite movies is High Fidelity starring John Cusack.  For those of you who haven’t seen it, I don’t know about your taste in movies, but I think it is pretty good, so you might want to go check it out.  🙂

Anyway, to briefly fill you in about the movie, according to the Wikipedia entry  “Cusack plays Rob Gordon (Rob Fleming in the novel), a record store owner in his 30s whose girlfriend Laura has just left him before the start of the film. This breakup leads Rob to recall his five most memorable breakups and to wonder what happened to his girlfriends and why they left him.  Eventually, Rob’s re-examination of his failed relationships leads to his decision to seek them all out. Rob revisits all of his past girlfriends as a sort of closure to that part of his life.”  

Rob owns a record store, and throughout the movie, he and his employees discuss their “top 5” and making mix tapes.  Besides John Cusack, another reason I like this movie is because of all the music! Oh, and another reason, Jack Black is also in the movie, and I just so happen to think Jack Black is HILARIOUS (if you don’t like him so much, please don’t hold it against me.  Bonus fact: (a la Tessie) I actually went to see the movie Nacho Libre just because of Jack Black.)  Anyhow, back to the subject at hand.  Some of the top 5 discussions include: “Top 5 musical crimes perpetrated by Stevie Wonder in the 80s and 90s” and “Top 5 songs about death, a Laura’s dad tribute list.”

So, today I bring you the first in a hopefully recurring feature here, Top Five Friday!  This week’s list is musical in nature, but like the movie, they won’t all necessarily be musical.  And this week’s is also an easy one….Top 5 Most Frequently Played Songs on my Ipod.   (I’ve even linked to their music videos for your viewing and listening pleasure.  If you only watch two, I highly recommend The Stroke and To Be with You.)

1. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers.  The song makes me think of summers at my Memaw’s house, and hanging out with my cousin.  I love the catchy, quirky beat.

2. Upside Down – Jack Johnson.  I like this one because brings out a lot of different things.  It’s relaxing, kind of earthy, makes you smile, and is peppy enough but not too peppy. 

3. To Be With You – Mr. Big.  I don’t know what to say, I’m almost ashamed.  This song is uber-cheezy I realize, but again, this song brings me back to my younger days. (the video ups the cheeze factor to about 1000.)

4. Suspicious Minds – Elvis.  What can I say, it’s classic. 

5. The Stroke – Billy Squier.  This one is soooo much fun.  It’s in my top five because when I was in college, my roommate/sorority sister/best friend and I would watch I love the 80s on VH1.  And one of the episodes featured the video to this song.  Billy’s awesomely large (possibly permed) hair, combined with the gyrating and thrusting to the beat WHILE playing the guitar…man that’s talent.  (Bonus: Check out the video.  The tight pants don’t leave much to the imagination…if you get my drift.)

There you have it.  Now it’s your turn…What are the top 5 most frequently played songs on your Ipod?

Have a great weekend!


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