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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor)

* A little while back, I created a post on Facebook about what songs I should include on an iTunes playlist called “Session.” For example, “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” by Cage the Elephant is there. “Life in the Fast Lane” by The Eagles was a must. Dylan’s “Things Have Changed” is on the list.

You get the idea.

Anyway, the original post didn’t really attract much attention (sad story, I know). So with that in mind…

Question: What songs would you include on a music playlist entitled “Session?”

Please don’t everyone suggest every track on Pink Floyd’s “Animals” album. VanillaMan, it’s your time to shine, buddy!

- Posted by Barton Lorimor        


94 Comments
  1. - Norseman - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 11:48 am:

    Working for the Man by Roy Orbison


  2. - Norseman - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 11:52 am:

    For the Love of Money, by the O’Jays


  3. - anon - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 11:54 am:

    Did You Steal My Money? by the Who. Face Dances album. In honor of pension “reform.”


  4. - Nuance - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 11:58 am:

    Money For Nothing - appropriately by Dire Straits


  5. - WhoKnew - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 11:58 am:

    Money!!!

    Off Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon!


  6. - Norseman - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 11:59 am:

    War, by Edwin Star
    Why Can’t We be Friends, by War


  7. - Anon - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 11:59 am:

    Backstabbers by the O-Jays


  8. - I'm New Here - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:00 pm:

    “Another One Bites the Dust”
    Queen


  9. - I'm New Here - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:00 pm:

    ^For all those bills that tried so hard, but never quite got anywhere…


  10. - Lobo Y Olla - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:01 pm:

    Friend of the Devil by Grateful Dead.


  11. - Tasty Grouper - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:02 pm:

    The Sausage Song
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tcGyQVc__8


  12. - The KQ - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:02 pm:

    When I worked for house staff back in the early 90s I used to play the short song “minimum wage” by They Might be Giants. It was so appropriate for the long crazy hours we worked - especially the sound of the cracking whip! I think one day someone calculated the #of hours/the average salary and it fell way short of minimum wage!

    It went along well with my Dogbert poster that said “the beatings will continue until morale improves”…those were the days!


  13. - OVERSIGHT - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:03 pm:

    “Wild Horses couldn’t pull me away…” from the Rolling Stones for those opposing term limits.


  14. - Anon - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:04 pm:

    Will you still love me tomorrow? The Shirelles


  15. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:05 pm:

    “Change” - John Waite


  16. - OneMan - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:06 pm:

    Working for The Weekend —
    Everybody Wants To Rule the World
    Won’t Be Fooled Again


  17. - Norseman - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:07 pm:

    Ball of Confusion, by the Temptations


  18. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:08 pm:

    “Shiny Happy People” R.E.M.


  19. - OneMan - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:08 pm:

    Eminence Front — The Who
    So Far Away - Dire Straits
    Truckin’
    So Much To Say
    Just A Job To Do — Genesis


  20. - OneMan - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:09 pm:

    Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)


  21. - A guy... - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:10 pm:

    Take me out to the ballgame- Harry Caray


  22. - A guy... - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:11 pm:

    Whip it- Devo


  23. - Anon - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:12 pm:

    They’re Coming to Take Me Away

    Lair Liar Pants on Fire


  24. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:12 pm:

    “Finest Worksong” R.E.M.


  25. - OneMan - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:15 pm:

    KQ

    Loved that entire album, Minimum Wage is 47 seconds of brilliance…

    https://soundcloud.com/jcotillard/minimum-wage-tmbg


  26. - Dude - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:15 pm:

    “Who’s Crying Now” by Journey


  27. - Adam Smith - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:16 pm:

    “Send in the Clowns” (preferably Sinatra’s excellent version of the Sondheim classic)


  28. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:16 pm:

    “I Still haven’t Found What I am Looking For”
    “Running to Stand Still”

    - U2


  29. - Norseman - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:18 pm:

    It Wasn’t Me, by Shaggy


  30. - Name Withheld - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:19 pm:

    They’re coming to take me away - Napoleon XIV
    Rainbow Connection - Paul Williams
    Despicable Me - Pharrell
    Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People - Frozen Soundtrack
    Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey


  31. - Anon - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:26 pm:

    Hurt So Bad by Little Anthony & the Imperials


  32. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:27 pm:

    ===It Wasn’t Me, by Shaggy===

    lol, I had to explain last weekend why it might be inappropriate, given the company where I was. Classic!

    “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” - Meatloaf


  33. - lake county democrat - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:29 pm:

    Dylan: “You Ain’t Going Nowhere”

    The Brains: “Money Changes Everything” (Cyndi Lauper cover is acceptable)

    Fifth Dimension: “Working on a Groovy Thng”

    The Silouhettes: “Get a Job”


  34. - OldSmoky2 - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:29 pm:

    Freddy Fender - Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
    Hank Williams/Cole Porter - Hey, Good Lookin’


  35. - Quizzical - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:29 pm:

    For the cynic:
    “Political Science” by Randy Newman
    “Waiting for the New World Order” by Billy Bragg

    For the do-gooder:
    “There is Power in a Union” by Billy Bragg
    “Right On” or anything else off of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”

    For times when you just want to get out of Sprinfield;
    “Someday” by Steve Earl


  36. - In 630 - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:31 pm:

    Sympathy for the Devil


  37. - Mr. Big Trouble - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:32 pm:

    Right Place, Wrong Time–Dr. John
    Heartbreaker–Led Zeppelin
    Trouble-Ray LaMontagne
    Dirty Work-Steely Dan
    only a Fool Would Say that-Steely Dan
    That Smell–Lynyrd Skynyrd


  38. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:35 pm:

    “You Don’t Get Much” - BoDeans, Live versions only


  39. - Keyser Soze - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:38 pm:

    Long Dark Road - Hollies
    Nightshift - Commodores
    I’m a Man - Muddy Waters
    You Can All Join In - Traffic
    Scenes From an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
    Save the Life of My Child - Simon and Garfunkel
    Summertime - Shaggy

    That’s all for now. Enjoy!


  40. - bottom rung. - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:45 pm:

    I am a God by Kanye West


  41. - Sangamo Sam - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:50 pm:

    “I Had a Good Day” by Andy Breckman

    http://grooveshark.com/#!/search/song?q=Andy+Breckman+I+Had+A+Good+Day


  42. - Cornerfield - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:51 pm:

    “Free for All” - Ted Nugent
    “Stranglehold” - Terrible Ted again
    “Slow Ride” - Foghat


  43. - Cornerfield - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:54 pm:

    “Do You Feel Like We Do” - Peter Frampton
    “Magic Carpet Ride” - Steppenwolf


  44. - Buster - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:57 pm:

    Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd


  45. - Mr. Big Trouble - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:57 pm:

    One Way out-Allman Brothers
    Aint wasting time no more–Allman Brothers
    Wasted Words-Allman Brothers
    Whipping Post–Allman Brothers


  46. - Buster - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 12:59 pm:

    Road to Nowhere by Talking Heads


  47. - Rayne of Terror - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    You guys, did you stop listening to new music in 1982?

    Avett Brothers: Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise

    In the fine print they tell me what’s wrong and what’s right
    And it comes in black and it comes in white
    And I’m frightened by those that don’t see it
    When nothing is owed or deserved or expected
    And your life doesn’t change by the man that’s elected


  48. - steve schnorf - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:01 pm:

    “Quaaludes”, Pork and the Havana Ducks


  49. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:09 pm:

    I am huge on Grooveshark, - Sangamo Sam -

    Music, still not a strong suit.

    “Good Feeling” - V.F.


  50. - Mr. Big Trouble - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:11 pm:

    No Mercy–Nils Lofgren
    Under My Thumb–Stones
    You cant always get what you want–Stones
    When the Whip Comes Down–Stones


  51. - anon - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:17 pm:

    “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” … except in Illinois.


  52. - Wensicia - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:17 pm:

    “Stuck In The Middle With You” — Stealers Wheel


  53. - Democratic Yoda - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:20 pm:

    “You Wreck Me” by Tom Petty
    “Periodically Double or Triple” by Yo La Tengo
    “Dirty Work” by Steely Dan
    “This Ain’t Living” by G. Love and the Special Sauce
    “You Don’t Understand Me” by The Raconteurs
    “Dead, Drunk, & Naked” by the Drive By Truckers
    “In the Meantime” by Spacehog
    “The Fixer” by Pearl Jam
    “Outshined” by Soundgarden
    “Insane in the Brain” Cypress Hill
    “So Many Roads” the Grateful Dead”


  54. - Irish - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:20 pm:

    Live and let die - Paul Mcartney
    The man who would be King - Master of the Moon


  55. - Senator Clay Davis - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:23 pm:

    In my most cynical moments, I’d say Dylan’s “Slow Train Comin”

    “Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
    Can’t help but wonder what’s happenin’ to my companions
    Are they lost or are they found
    Have they counted the cost it’ll take to bring down
    All their earthly principles they’re gonna have to abandon?
    There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend”
    http://www.bobdylan.com/us/songs/slow-train#ixzz2zAVoI3OA

    Also a fan of Houndmouth’s “Come On, Illinois”

    “Put your vote in a box
    A political action committee
    Take what you know
    Throw it down the goddamn privy”


  56. - Just the Facts - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:25 pm:

    Mercedes Marxist - Living Things
    Elected - Alice Cooper
    Take it From the Man - Brian Jonestown Massacre
    Riddles - Joan Jett (more of a federal than state focus for the Joan Jett song)


  57. - a drop in - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:26 pm:

    In about another month or so….”We Gotta Get out of This Place” the Animals


  58. - Tommydanger - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:40 pm:

    Open up Wide by Chase. If you love the horn, it doesn’t get any better than this one.


  59. - Just the Facts - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:41 pm:

    Disconnected - Rancid
    Dad from the Neck Up - Riverboat Gamblers
    Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
    Sick City Sometimes - Buzzcocks


  60. - Just An Ordinary Lawyer - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:44 pm:

    Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin


  61. - Toure's Latte - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:47 pm:

    The In Crowd — Bryan Ferry cover version.


  62. - Tommydanger - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:48 pm:

    Since I Don’t Have You- The Skyliners
    Because-Dave Clark Five


  63. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:50 pm:

    Life During Wartime, Talking Heads

    “This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no fooling around. No time for dancing, or lovey dovey, I ain’t got time for that now.”


  64. - Roamin' Numeral - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:50 pm:

    End of the World - Cold
    Enough - Gravity Kills
    High - Jimmie’s Chicken Shack
    Better Days - Citizen King


  65. - Boone's is Back - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:51 pm:

    “Welcome to the Machine”, Pink Floyd


  66. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 1:53 pm:

    Anything by Loose Gravel.


  67. - Throwing Stones - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 2:00 pm:

    Throwing Stones by The Grateful Dead


  68. - OneMan - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 2:16 pm:

    All Apologies — See Rayne of Terror that is post 82
    Now to go back in time

    Time Stand Still - Rush
    The Big Money — Rush
    One Little Victory — Rush also post 82
    Demolition Man — The Police
    Wrapped Around Your Finger — The Police
    Misunderstanding — Genesis
    Please Don’t Ask - Genesis


  69. - McDouble - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 2:17 pm:

    “Beer is good” by Psychostick.

    For those moments when the only way to make sense of everything is a cold one after work.


  70. - Persnickety - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    “Glory Days” - The Boss


  71. - Anon-MCMLVII - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 2:59 pm:

    I’m surprised no one has suggested “Tax Man” by the Beatles.


  72. - Buzz Fugazi - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 3:05 pm:

    Kudos to Democratic Yoda for including Drive-By Truckers…

    my top cut: The Ecstasy of Gold–Ennio Morricone


  73. - Buzz Fugazi - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 3:11 pm:

    bonus track:

    Leaders of Men–Joy Division


  74. - Steve Downstate - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 3:13 pm:

    “Downbound Train” by Springsteen
    “Ain’t Too Pretty at All” by Warren Zevon
    “Your Surrender” by Neon Trees
    “Out of Touch” by Hall & Oates
    “I Don’t Know How to Love [Quinn]” (I Don’t Know How to Love Him from the Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack)


  75. - God's Country - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 3:21 pm:

    Dare You to Move - Switchfoot
    Lied - Midge Ure
    You Must Not Be Drinking Enough - Don Henley


  76. - Darienite - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 3:25 pm:

    “That’s Just the Way It Is” - Bruce Hornsby.


  77. - Democrat Grrl - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 3:33 pm:

    “Only a Fool Would Say That ” - Steely Dan


  78. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 3:39 pm:

    Smiling Faces by artist unknown


  79. - Throwing Stones - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 3:41 pm:

    when the levey breaks by Led Zepplin


  80. - Throwing Stones - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 3:43 pm:

    Big boss man by bruce rauner, uh i mean Jimmy Reed.


  81. - Schock girl - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 4:01 pm:

    “Time After Time” by Cindi Lauper


  82. - Smoggie - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 4:17 pm:

    “Damn This Town” by John Hiatt


  83. - The Heavy Metal Murrows - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 4:27 pm:

    “Smash n’ Grab” - AC/DC
    “Master of Puppets” - Metallica
    “For Whom the Bell Tolls” - Metallica
    “The Show Must Go On” - Pink Floyd
    “Living After Midnight” - Judas Priest, for when lawmakers are still arguing past 11:59 p.m. on May 31.


  84. - No Name Nick - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 4:36 pm:

    Junior Wells: Keep You Hands Out of My Pockets


  85. - connor - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 4:40 pm:

    “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake


  86. - wordslinger - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 5:19 pm:

    “Lawyers, guns and money.”


  87. - Desert Dweller - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 5:21 pm:

    Who’s Crying Now - Journey
    Give it Away RHCP


  88. - RFR - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 5:22 pm:

    Dare to be Stupid. Weird Al Yankovic.


  89. - College in the 70s - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 5:32 pm:

    Something’s Wrong, by Billy D and the Hoodoos


  90. - Jacob S - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 6:07 pm:

    All songs by The Who


  91. - One of the 35 - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 8:56 pm:

    “Crazy”


  92. - zatoichi - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 9:55 pm:

    Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
    Damn Right I Got the Blues - Buddy Guy
    Mike the Headless Chicken - Timothy P & the Rural Route 3


  93. - Stephanie - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 9:55 pm:

    “Final Countdown” by Europe and “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff.


  94. - Redlining - Thursday, Apr 17, 14 @ 10:40 pm:

    Talking Loud and Saying Nothing - James Brown
    Fleece - Bottomless Pit
    Irony Fails Me - Karl Hendricks
    Divide and Conquer - Husker Du
    Play to Win - Tar
    Careering - Public Image Ltd.

    Silkworm - The Operative/His Mark Replies


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