My iPod ABCs

This seems to be going around as a reasonably clever thing to do.  I read it a few places but most recently on Euphorie’s site.  The idea is to compile of list of song titles from your iPod (or other MP3 player or – shudder! – your LP collection) to correspond to the alphabet.  Perhaps this is very insightful and will tell you a lot about me.  Or perhaps not.

Aprendiz by Alejandro Sanz (MTV Unplugged)

Black Coffee by Ella Fitzgerald (Intimate Ella)

California Dreamin’ by Queen Latifah (The Dana Owens Album)

Doralice by Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto (Getz/Gilberto)

Estate by Jackie Ryan (This Heart of Mine)

Fever by Peggy Lee (Miss Peggy Lee)

Good Enough by Sarah McLachlan (Mirrorball)

How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths (Meat is Murder)

I’ll Cover YouRent (Film Soundtrack)

Jai Bok Wa Chai (“The Heart Says Yes”) by Teerapat “Tui” Sajjagul (Teerapat)

or, if you aren’t counting Thai since it isn’t the English alphabet:

Jealous by Andy Bell (Electric Blue)

Kiss From A Rose by Seal (Seal)

Lush Life by Natalie Cole (Unforgettable With Love)

Moorea by Gipsy Kings (The Best of The Gipsy Kings)

Night and Day by Jamie Cullum Trio (Heard It All Before)

Old Red Eyes Is Back by The Beautiful South (Carry On Up the Charts)

Pride (In the Name of Love) by U2 (The Unforgettable Fire)

Que Reste-t-il De Nos Armours? by Charles Trenet (Le Fou Chantant)

Rock Me Gently by Erasure (Union Street)

Samba de Mon Coeur Qui Bat by Coralie Clement (Salle des Pas Perdus)

There’s Hope by India.Arie (Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship)

Uska Dara by Eartha Kitt (That Bad Eartha)

Vogue by Madonna (I’m Going to Tell You a Secret)

What Is This Thing Called Love? by Janet Seidel (Delovely)

X – I don’t have any songs beginning with “X”

You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk by Pet Shop Boys (Nightlife)

Zombie by The Cranberries (No Need to Argue)


What about you?  What are you iPod ABCs?


16 thoughts on “My iPod ABCs

  1. I’m still really into the Indian food. Ethopian is another one of my favorites. I’ve really enjoyed looking through the ‘foodie’ blogrings. There are just so many interesting recipes.
    Off topic, the area around Chiang Mai University is so eclectic! I would love to visit there someday. It’s really beautiful.

  2. What an interesting list! I love it. Thanks for linking to additional information; I learned something new! I, unfortunately, had never heard of your “A” song, but am listening to it now on YouTube. And “Que reste-t-il de nos amours?”?? What a perfect song for the letter “Q.” I really like Charles Trenet; I just don’t have any of his music on my ipod. Very cool that he figures on your list, though. Thanks for sharing.

  3. @mmmagination – Yes, I started my career in operations management but training and developing people was a strength.  Over time I moved into purely recruiting and training roles, then managing those roles.  Now that I work remotely, I create and manage learning and development content for a Fortune 500 firm, IKON Office Solutions.

  4. Limit my list to 26 songs? No way! But I’ll give it a shot…Ain’t No Way – Aretha FranklinBeauty And Madness – Fra Lippo LippiCome Undone – Duran DuranDestiny – Zero 7Everybody Loves The Sunshine – Roy AyersFragile – StingGet Here – Oleta AdamsHigh – Lighthouse FamilyIt Might Be You – Stephen BishopJealousy – Dionne WarwickKiss Of Life – SadeLove Foolosophy – JamiroquaiMy Funny Valentine – Chet BakerNo More Tears – Anita BakerOverjoyed – Stevie WonderPossession – Sarah McLachlanQuiet Fire – Nancy WilsonRunning Up That Hill – Kate BushSumthin’ Sumthin’ – MaxwellTime After Time – Cyndi Lauper or Eva Cassidy or Cassandra WilsonUse Me – Bill WithersVogue – MadonnaWild Is The Wind – Nina SimoneX (n/a)You – CarpentersZingaro – Joao GilbertoGosh, that wasn’t easy…

  5. thanks for the comment =D. you could also say that the gap platform between democrats and republicans are becoming more and more similar. I was mostly using the entrenchment metaphor to address an unpublicized roommate problem. =x haha

  6. that’s a very thoughtful thing to do. I am overwhelmed with the music choices that i just hit random, on desktop playback. On mp3 players i just play by albums!

  7. @chrispycrunch – Random is a very good way to listen to a collection.  That way you serendipitously stumble across songs that have special meaning or that match to a particular moment you are in.  Plus, sometimes you stop and think to yourself, Oh I forgot I had this song!

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