Mission: Mix CD

So peep this:

I’m student teaching right now, and generally speaking, it is the hardest, most annoyingly frustrating thing I’ve ever done. Thus, the sweet release of summer will be…let’s just say, amazing.

Problem is, I need a soundtrack to A) bring summer into being, and B) keep me moving and shaking throughout summer entire (and all of my various vacations and wanderings about).

I’ve done summer themed CD’s before, and they’re all well and good, but they don’t come nearly close enough to describing the extreme joy of being out of student teaching hell, and back into the substitute teaching/getting smashed on a Wednesday night for no reason pleasures of my prior life.

Here’s what I have so far on this untitled album:

Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Sons of the Pioneers – Way Out There
Cake – Mahna Mahna
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Boney M. – Ra Ra Rasputin
*Instant Remedy – Last Ninja

The only commonality between these songs is that none of them annoy me, and they all make me really happy, or are hilarious in some strange way. The asterisk by Last Ninja is because it’s not a final decision. It’s good, but is it Summer of Aaron good?

I’m also going to be adding either Ek Dana or Hum Tere Hi Deewane Hain by Dahler Mendhi, because he’s my number one Punjabi hero.

So, since my tastes are universal, you need to suggest songs that make you elated to hear them, make you laugh uproariously (think Final Countdown by Europe), and are almost impossible to hate (Hey Ya, or Higher and Higher by Jackie Wilson are good examples).

Only stipulations: they have to be somewhat accessible. I subscribe to Rhapsody, so my library is sizable, but if its horribly obscure, I may need some help.

Now: songs that make you happy! GO!

Edmund Fitzgerald

Styx: Mr. Roboto
Richard Cheese: Down with the sickness
Mindless Self-Indulgence: Bring the pain (or Faggot)
Our Lady Peace: Neon Crossing
B.J. Thomas: Raindrops keep falling on my head

Ra Ra Rasputin is the only song you need on that CD.

Also, Hey Ya is not a universally liked song. I hate it with the passion of a thousand burning suns, and I know many who share my sentiments.

What? What song is this?

Steely Dan - Peg


Here’s some really random catchy stuff that might work. I’ll be happy to provide downloads for anything you can’t get otherwise.

Red Elvises - Rocketman
Parliament - Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)
Weezer - Buddy Holly
James Brown - Living in America
Cibo Matto - Spoon
Beck - Where It’s At
Cake - Tougher Than It Is
The Presidents of the United States of America - Love Everybody
The Pillows - Ride on Shooting Star
theSTART - Shakedown!
Scatman John - Scatman
Dog Fashion Disco - Grease
Nena - 99 Luftballoons
Horie Yui w/UNSCANDAL - Scramble
Queen - Bicycle Race
Pizzicato Five - Goodbye Baby & Amen
Nightwish - Over the Hills and Far Away
Natacha Atlas - Ayeshteni
Kumano Kiyomi - Kurukururin
Kimura Kaela - Happiness


And Mahna Mahna is a rare track that is also hard to find.

Keep the suggestions coming.

They Might Be Giants: We want a Rock
They Might Be Giants: Birdhouse in your soul
Bush: Hurricane
Sonic Heroes: Team Chaotix
Our Lady Peace: Story of a hundred aisles
FF9: The Dark Messenger
Fozzy: Big City Nights
Fozzy: To kill a stranger
Rammstein: Du Haust

It would be easier to find if it was being transferred over an instant message program do you know what I mean???

Also if it were being uploaded to an almost unused site on the internets.

I’ll have it uploaded tomorrow.

Using Rhapsody and the program to copy songs off of Rhapsody takes forever, so you must have patience.

Why hello getting Mahna Mahna for free off of iTMS.


I also recommend the Cake songs Nugget, Symphony in C, Pretty Pink Ribbon, Rock’n’Roll Lifestyle, The Guitar Man, and Carbon Monoxide.

Edumund Fitzgerald


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