Monday, April 23, 2007

What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

I was at a wedding this past weekend and had some pretty interesting observations. First, a swing band should never attempt to play modern pop music. Ever.

But more importantly, I made note of how contemporary culture has had some net-centric elements before we even coined the phrase. On the plane ride back to Washington, I made the following lists of most net-centric and least net-centric songs. This is just my first round of thoughts. I’d appreciate any ideas.


Most Net-Centric Songs

Don’t Fear the Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult

Dude (Looks Like a Lady), Aerosmith

I Can See for Miles, The Who

King of the Road, Roger Miller

Knowing Me, Knowing You, ABBA

Private Eyes, Hall & Oates

RADAR Love, Golden Earring

Ray of Light, Madonna

Suddenly I See, K.T. Tunstall

Walk This Way, Aerosmith/Run-D.M.C version, of course

We Are All Made of Stars, Moby

What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?, R.E.M

Whenever, Wherever, Shakira

Wind of Change, Scorpions

With a Little Help from My Friends, Joe Cocker

Least Net-Centric Songs

Another Brick in the Wall, Pink Floyd

Another One Bites the Dust, Queen

Go Your Own Way, Fleetwood Mac

Hung Up, Madonna

I Heard it Through the Grapevine, CCR

I Ran (So Far Away), A Flock of Seagulls

I Take My Chances, Mary Chapin Carpenter

I Wanna Be Sedated, The Ramones

Is There Anybody Out There?, Pink Floyd

Land of Confusion, Genesis

Message in a Bottle, The Police

Should I Stay or Should I Go, The Clash


Sledgehammer, Peter Gabriel

Take This Job and Shove It, David Allan Coe

1 comment:

Sean said...

Mysterious Ways, U2