Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Walkathon! - Tuesday Tune, vol 92

Today's Tuesday Tunes (on Wednesday because I'm the CEO of this operation and I can do this from time-to-time) are brought to you by your friendly, neighborhood Public School.  I've decided that the only thing wrong with Public School is the Public.  (Don't ask 'cause it'll get me started.  TRUST ME.)*

*I love these types of comments.  They always scream "ask me! ask me! ask me! ask me!" don't they?  Sure do.  Then you'll ask, and I'll GO OFF and I'll say all sorts of horrible stuff.  Then it'll be your fault because you're the one that asked and you were warned.   This little trick is learned in manipulation 101 (or kindergarten) of your local public school.

The Yahoo's Public School is doing the Walkathon** in a couple of weeks.  Isn't that exciting?  Sure is.  Even more exciting is that it's in September instead of April or May like usual.  In previous years, we've had weather to contend to during these April and May months so having the Walkathon during Spectacular September is a welcome change.

**I sure hope the definition of Walkathon was correct.  The Public via Wikipedia entered this definition and I didn't even read it! Hah!  That'll show the Public.

Another welcome change is the mom in charge of the playlist.  It's me this year!  Yay!  Let's hear for Rabid Playlists!  At Public School!  Being as I have some issues with appropriateness – specifically, what kind of tunes are appropriate for grade school – I'm asking for some assistance and/or guidance and/or recommendations.  Here's what I have so far:

Work It Out - Jurassic 5 Feat. Dave Matthews Band
The Edge of Glory -  Lady GaGa
I Gotta Go - Robert Earl Keen
Forever Young - Bob Dylan
I Like to Move It -
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead Feat. Cherine Anderson
Magnificent -  U2
I Run To You - Lady Antebellum
A Hard Day's Night -  The Beatles
Aal Izz Well (Remix) -  Shantanu Moitra, Shaan, Swanand Kirkire & Sonu Nigam
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Drivin' My Life Away - Eddie Rabbitt
Give Love (Giving4Living Mix) - MC Yogi
Ready to Run - Dixie Chicks
I've Been Everywhere - Johnny Cash
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
One Day - Matisyahu featuring Nameless
Push It (Remix) - Salt-N-Pepa

For giggles, the final tune is so that the the Public can blame their education hardships on whoever made the Walkathon playlist. (That would be me.  Blame me.  I'm the Public too!)

Don't Blame the World, It's the DJ's Fault - Cobra Starship

I figured that a tune from each genre would be necessary, so I added some country and some pop, and some oldies and a few from the hip-hop(ish.)  And because I feel no playlist is complete without a Bollywood hit, I added one of those as well (bet you can find it if you concentrate real hard.)  The rock genre has not been represented.  I need some help with this.  All of the ones I'd pick have racy lyrics or angry jams.  Anyone?

Incidentally, this makes me think that next week should be tunes about the inappropriate.  Like Stacy's Mom by Fountains of Wayne.  Ouch!  So inappropriate. Tune in next week for the inappropriate.  Now that'll be exciting.  I won't take the easy route by adding tunes with swears.  These tunes will be inappropriate for other reasons.  Still not that difficult, I know, but humor me.


radracer said...

Perhaps we should tell the Radio Disney folks that this 'Stacy's Mom' song is inappropriate. I wouldn't have even heard it if not for Radio Disney. (I have kids, that's why Radio Disney.)

And Disney is supposed to be clean, family friendly stuff, right?

P.S. I'm not going to ask about "Public." I'll let somebody else do the honors.

megan said...

Didn't Bob Dylan do "Against the Wind"? runnin'...against the wind...
Now I have walking songs in my head...and even though it's a bit gay.."I would walk 5000 miles" does have the word WALK in it :)
"Walk like an Egyptian" another walking one...I'm not trying very hard...I'd better stop before I hang myself with the proverbial rope.

American Fork said...

I'm thinking "Walk Like a Man"

Jessica said...

You're the coolest.