Playlist for Life

I was thinking about playlists (formerly known as mixtapes) the other day and decided to make one that involves songs which evoke a particular location or event. Since this set of criteria is so loose as to allow a playlist of thousands of songs, I set myself some rather arbitrary limits. It had to fit on a standard audio CD (74 minutes) and each song had to be specific to a particular location/time and only one song per location/time. So, although high school is four years long, it gets one song. I went to Korea three times for a total of four years, so that’s three songs (one per trip). I also decided that any trip of less than two months didn’t count. So, no song for BNCOC or CEWIOC or business trips. Here’s the 57 minutesĀ I ended up with; commentary follows:

Doug E FreshLa Di Da Di
Living ColourCult of Personality
Violent FemmesBlister in the Sun
Faith No MoreEpic
MinistryEveryday Is Halloween
DivinylsI Touch Myself
Ace of BaseThe Sign
SoundgardenBlack Hole Sun
Los Del RioMacarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
Smash MouthWalkin’ On The Sun
Kid RockBawitdaba
TransplantsDiamonds and Guns
EvanescenceBring Me To Life
The WaterboysWhen Will We Be Married?

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