After my tape deck crapped out in 1997, I was stuck listening to either the radio or full albums in whatever order the artist intended. That all changed in 2001, when the new-fangled MP3 technology got combined with my new CD burner.
This is the first CD I burned in a post 9/11 world, and some of the songs on here were affected by the events of that fateful day. This edition included new hits from Ozzy Osbourne, Bush, No Doubt, Pink, and Britney Spears.
Ozzy Osbourne – Gets Me Through
A few short months before the reality show that would change the world’s perception of him, Ozzy released this first track from his new album.
iTunes stats: 5 plays, most recently on 3/29/2012
Bad Religion – Infected
I saw Bad Religion opening for Pearl Jam at Soldier Field back in 1995.
iTunes stats: 8 plays, most recently on 11/7/2012
Bush – Speed Kills
The comback attempt by Bush was retitled The People That We Love following 9/11, since the original title was deemed inappropriate.
iTunes stats: 3 plays, most recently on 8/29/2011
Garbage – Shut Your Mouth
The third release from Garbage’s third release.
iTunes stats: 10 plays, most recently on 8/10/2012
Blondie – One Way Or Another
The new wave hit from 1979 was used as the theme song for the television show Snoops.
iTunes stats: 2 plays, most recently on 6/21/2010
Remy Zero – Somebody Save Me
The theme song from Smallville is likely the only Remy Zero song anyone knows.
iTunes stats: 5 plays, most recently on 8/1/2012
Atomic Kitten – Eternal Flame
The British girl group had a minor hit with this cover of the Bangles classic.
iTunes stats: 2 plays, most recently on 11/18/2012
Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me
The first hit from the band from Nashville via Texas.
iTunes stats: 6 plays, most recently on 11/17/2012
The Strokes – Last Night
The debut album from The Strokes was slated to be released on the Tuesday after 9/11 with a song featuring the lyric “New York City Cops, they ain’t too smart.” The album was delayed and the song was removed from the American version of the album.
iTunes stats: 6 plays, most recently on 9/24/2012
Sublime – Date Rape
The hit that pushed the ska rockers out of LA and into the national consciousness.
iTunes stats: 5 plays, most recently on 9/17/2011
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