Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Today’s Genius function result

We’ve all had that song that gets stuck in our head. That happened to me today. Not sure how it happened, since I didn’t hear the song in a commercial or TV show, or anything like that. Just one second, it was there.

The song? “Edge of Seventeen,” by Stevie Nicks.

So when it came time to go pick D up from school, as we departed from the house, I cranked that very song in the truck for S and I to enjoy. While sitting at a stop light, I decided to use the Genius function to create a playlist of like-minded songs, and here’s the result:

  • “Edge of Seventeen” — Stevie Nicks
  • “The Chain” — Fleetwood Mac
  • “Magic Man” — Heart
  • “Wheel in the Sky” — Journey
  • “Hungry Like the Wolf” — Duran Duran
  • “Heat of the Moment” (Acoustic) — Asia
  • “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” — The Police
  • “Hold The Line” — Toto
  • “Sharp Dressed Man” — ZZ Top
  • “Brass in Pocket” — The Pretenders
  • “Your Love” — The Outfield
  • “These Dreams” — Heart
  • “Baby, I Love Your Way” — Peter Frampton
  • “Leather and Lace” (with Don Henley) — Stevie Nicks
  • “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” — Dead Or Alive
  • “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” — Rod Stewart
  • “Go Your Own Way” — Fleetwood Mac
  • “Renegade” — Styx
  • “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” — Journey
  • “Crazy On You” — Heart
  • “So Caught Up In You” — 38 Special
  • “Dream Weaver” — Gary Wright
  • “Just What I Needed” — The Cars
  • “Here I Go Again” — Whitesnake
  • “Won’t Get Fooled Again” — The Who

The inclusion of “The Chain” raised my eyebrows. I expected Fleetwood Mac to make an appearance, given Nicks’ membership in the band. The rest of the list, mostly staples of the ’80s, is also not surprising, except for “Dream Weaver” and “Here I Go Again”. Losing the former makes the playlist that much better, and the only reason it’s in my library is because it was on a soundtrack (likely Wayne’s World) or compilation.

posted on February 25, 2009 9:31 PM




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