Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Running Songs

Thanks to my wonderful friend J, who sent me an itunes card!, I now have some songs on my ipod. Our desktop has been fixed--hooray!--and my husband set my account all up and told me to go for it.

So I downloaded my first choice song, which I thought was called, "I would walk 10,000 miles." Actually it's called "I would be (500 miles)." so I was a few miles off, but I still think it's a great song to run to.

Then I sat and stared at the screen... and stared some more. My husband always teases me about having 1 million favorite songs. As in every time I hear a song, I say, "turn it up, that's my favorite song." But for the life of me I couldn't think of any songs I wanted. I finally came up with a few:

I had to do my John Lennon fav--"Beautiful Boy". Then I thought the tempo of "Fat Bottomed Girls" by the Who would be good. I searched for popular running songs and added and "Hollaback girl" by Gwen Stefani, which is good. I rounded it out with "Add it Up" by the Violent Femmes.

It just feels like so much pressure--picking the right songs. What those songs may say about me if someone should look through my playlists. What is really worth my 99 cents? 50 cent maybe? ha ha!

So I stopped at five. I'm sure they'll start coming to me and I'll soon be a downloading junkie. But for now, at least I have five. And I can't wait to go for a run!


Wes said...

Great news on the desktop! I admit. I got an MP3 player, but I mostly listen to the FM tuner :-) No worries picking out songs that way, and I'm too cheap to buy them...

kristabella said...

Oooh, Fat Bottomed Girls! That's a good one. I need to remember to get that one!

I'm a geek because if I listen to Sirius, I'll write down the ones I want to download.

CarrizoInLaw said...

Yo - Fat Bottom Girls was a Queen song from 1978 (Not the Who) and it's a great piece of inside cover art on the LP.

Maybe it can get added as the soundtrack for some console game. Hmmm. If only, we knew someone that could make that happen.

secretmom said...

carrizoinlaw--you are correct! I always get those two bands confused. I did not know you were such a music afficiando!

She Likes Purple said...

This is not good running music but for great, sad, teary music, download every Joshua Radin song you can find.