Music time, and I literally have no idea what I want to start the Random Ten with this week. Not a clue. So I guess we’ll start with this really, really great song I rediscovered this week by the Crash Test Dummies, who my mom used to make fun of mercilessly, which, you know, not cool, yo. ”God Shuffled His Feet” is a seriously amazing song and people should recognize. And then, okay fine, it’s Christmas, fine fine fine. My favorite Christmas song is “Little Drummer Boy,” hands down, and my two favorite versions come from Josh Groban and from Tori Amos. Two very, very different takes on the song. So there you have it, Crash Test Dummies, some Christmas, hit shuffle, listen to songs, find out where we are ten songs later, goodbye. Ready set go! More videos after the jump.
N.B. I know our readers are of a lot of faiths or none at all, but if you have a problem with me posting Christmas songs, just know that you’re either supporting Christmas, or you’re part of the War on Christmas! No, I am kidding. Goodness, I’m an atheist. But feel free to post songs that mean something to you this time of the year in the comments and stuff!
I also love Tori’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” Totally makes me cry, but you know. So here’s that, too. Then the shuffle.
1. Nine Inch Nails – “Something I Can Never Have”
2. Aimee Mann – “She Really Wants You”
3. Annuals – “Hot Night Hounds”
4. Leonard Bernstein: Arias and Barcarolles – 8. Nachspiel (Postlude)
5. The Cinematic Orchestra ft. Fontella Bass – “Breathe”
6. Jill Sobule – “Someone’s Gonna Break Your Heart”
7. Joan Osborne – “Dracula Moon”
8. RENT, Original Broadway Cast – “Halloween”
9. Lucinda Williams – “Blue”
10. Katie Herzig – “Shovel”
Yay, Katie Herzig again! Seriously, she’s one of my favorite discoveries of the past year. Also remember, just because I don’t post all the videos doesn’t mean the links above aren’t awesome. I’m talking about the Annuals song, and the Nine Inch Nails song [that one's Christmassy], and the Lucinda Williams song.