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 CD was burned in May of 2001 and features new music from Weezer, The Go-Go’s, and American Hi-Fi, along with older songs that interested me at the time for one reason or another.
The Five Blobs – Beware Of The Blob
This old 50s tune was re-popularized by the new midday show on WCKG hosted by Buzz Kilman and Wendy Snyder.
iTunes stats: 3 plays, most recently on 5/11/2012
The Ramones – Spider-Man Theme
The seminal punk band covered the theme from the 60s Spider-Man cartoon for a mid-90s compilation.
iTunes stats: 1 play, on 7/30/2012
American Hi-Fi – Flavor Of The Week
The one hit from the band that has seemingly become the touring band for Miley Cyrus.
iTunes stats: 5 plays, most recently on 6/13/2012
Smoking Popes – I Need You Around
The local alt band had a hit with this tune from the Clueless soundtrack.
iTunes stats: 6 plays, most recently on 8/9/2011
Len – Steal My Sunshine
Another one hit wonder, this tune was originally included on the Go soundtrack.
iTunes stats: 7 plays, most recently on 8/19/2011
Jodeci – Lately
The unplugged version of the old Stevie Wonder hit from technically the first band I ever saw perform live.
iTunes stats: 12 plays, most recently on 9/21/2012
Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft
The song was back in vogue in 2001 thanks to the Shaft remake the previous year and Hayes increased profile thanks to his role as Chef on South Park.
iTunes stats: 10 plays, most recently on 7/16/2012
Snap! – Rhythm Is A Dancer
I’ve always been fond of this early 90s dance hit.
iTunes stats: 2 plays, most recently on 7/16/2012
Funny stuff from the mind of Kevin Smith which I have never imported into iTunes.
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
The minor hit from the Loser soundtrack was a massive hit in Australia, becoming the #2 selling single of 2000.
iTunes stats: 5 plays, most recently on 12/1/2010
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