What Have I Been Doing?

I’ve been listening to a LOT of music (Oh, and being so thankful for Dawn who sent me postcards for New Hampshire and Vermont – awesome!!). When I asked for music recommendations though, people came out with massive lists of songs to check out: some I knew, some I didn’t. I haven’t listened to every song yet, but I WILL.

Want to know what’s been suggested? Here’s the list I’m working with:

  • That Girl – McFly
  • Fergalicious – Fergie
  • Labels or Love – Fergie
  • Marathon – Rush
  • Da Funk – Daft Punk
  • Cha Cha Slide
  • Workout Plan – Kanye West
  • You Get What You Give – New Radicals
  • Icky Thump – White Stripes
  • Joy & Pain – Rob Base
  • Lapdance – N.E.R.D
  • Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
  • Sweetness – Jimmy Eat World
  • Blue Monday – New Order
  • Enjoy The Silence – Depeche Mode
  • Shimmer – Fuel
  • Big Pimpin’ – Jay-Z
  • Been Caught Stealing – Jane’s Addiction
  • Worked up So Sexual – The Faint
  • Quiet Things that No One Ever Knows – Brand New
  • I Will Survive – Cake
  • Block Rockin’ Beats – Chemical Brothers
  • Busy Child – Crystal Method
  • Why Can’t I Be You – The Cure
  • One Week – Barenaked Ladies
  • Stone Cold Crazy – Metallica
  • Ch-Check It Out – The Beastie Boys
  • Song 2 – Blur
  • Gonna Make you Sweat – Busta/Janet
  • Walkie Talkie Man – Steriogram
  • State of Love and Trust – Pearl Jam
  • Sabotage – Beastie Boys
  • Stronger – Kanye West
  • FooFighters (nothing specific)
  • Faint – Linkin Park
  • Bring The Noise – Public Enemy
  • Throw It On Me – Timbaland
  • One & Only – Timbaland
  • Excuse Me Mister – No Doubt
  • Horn Dog – Overseer
  • I Don’t Care – Fall Out Boy
  • C’mon C’mon – Von Blondies
  • Run – Gnarls Barkley
  • Disturbia – Rihanna
  • So What – Pink
  • In The Ayer – Flo Rida
  • Super Girl – Saving Jane
  • No One – Alicia Keys
  • Piece of Me – Britney Spears
  • Pocketful of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield
  • Happy – Natasha Bedingfield
  • Feel This – Bethany Joy Galeotti
  • Love Lockdown – Kanye West
  • Fighter – Christina Aguilera

This list doesn’t include songs that I adore and am considering. The above list is all recommended by blog and Twitter people. I’ve listened to a lot of it, but I’m not done yet! It amazes me the diversity of music tastes – and I’m loving it.



  1. melissa said

    i don’t see one duran duran song…
    their new-ish song…red carpet massacre…pretty good.

  2. I think you can safely remove all Britney Spears, Christina Aguilara, and Fergie tracks (opinion), and at that point, it just becomes about taste. I wish you luck with the culling of the chaf (natch).

  3. the101list said

    With a few exceptions, I will probably avoid songs with excessive radio play – because I will likely get sick of them. To be honest, I like “Piece of Me” by Britney and that may end up in the final cut (who knows) – but chances are, if it’s on 1000 times a day (Pocketful of Sunshine) it won’t make my list.

    (AndMelissa – I’ll check out that song!).

  4. Mojo Maywood said

    Specific Foo Fighters recc’s (best of the best):

    The Pretender
    Let It Die
    I’ll Stick Around
    No Way Back
    The Last Song
    All My Life
    Best of You
    Monkey Wrench

    Also, those are two separate Timbaland songs…

  5. the101list said

    MM – I updated to correct the Timbaland listing. I’ll check out the Foo stuff, thanks!! (hard to get all the listings correct in 140 characters or less, I suppose!).

  6. the101list said

    Songs I adore when I’m working out that I’m debating adding to my list (no judging my taste, y’all):

    The Bad Touch – Bloodhound Gang
    Blue Skies – Tori Amos/BT
    Boys of Summer – The Ataris
    Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry
    Dashboard – Modest Mouse
    Dirty Little Secret – All American Rejects
    Don’t Trust Me – 3OH!3
    I Love My Sex – Benassi Brothers
    I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
    Intergalactic – The Beastie Boys
    Lebanese Blonde – Thievery Corporation
    A Little Bit of Riddim – Michael Franti & Spearhead
    Party Up (in here) – DMX
    Possession – Sarah Mc Lachlan (Rabbit in the Moon mix)
    The Scratch – 7 Year Bitch
    Stripper – Sohodolls
    U + Ur Hand – Pink
    When You Were Young – The Killers

  7. I realized something last night: Some of the best “inspire you to go the extra mile, or at least get off your ass” music comes from some 80s movies, specifically, movies that use the montage. That said, here are some additions to the suggestion list:
    Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
    Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone
    Michael Sembello – Maniac
    DVDA – Montage

  8. the101list said

    I know all of those except DVDA – will have to check that out. I’m actually pretty partial to Irene Cara’s “Flashdance” but that’s because I’m a dork.

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