I have downloaded about seventy podcasts*, my mom gave me the entire five book A Song of Ice and Fire series on unabridged audiobooks, but I thought I probably should include some music just in case I somehow get stuck on I-94 between two semis and really need to just scream along. Here's what I've got.
Cop Car by Keith Urban - I think an awful lot of Urban's songs are boring, repetitive, and way overhyped, but I love You'll Think of Me and when I heard this song, I couldn't stop laughing, so there you have it.
Come Back Song by Darius Rucker - My nephew loves Darius Rucker and I love my nephew, so by extension, I have a burning desire to know all the Rucker songs that exist.
Barrett's Privateers by Stan Rogers - I (this is not meant in any sarcastic way) enjoy a good sea shanty. I love Great Big Sea and Pandora actually introduced me to this song and I love it.
Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette - Does this even need an explanation? It's Tammy Wynette!!
Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground by Willie Nelson - Despite the fact that I'm repulsed by Nelson on a political and personal level, I do love this song. Dr. BB and I regularly discuss whether or not we should take into account the artists themselves when consuming art and I'm not sure where I stand on that topic overall, but I do listen to Willie Nelson despite his flaws.
The Irish Volunteers by Mick Moloney - Another Pandora find from several months ago.
I Got the Boy by Jana Kramer - Dr. BB really, really dislikes Kramer, but I like her. Sure, she can't really sing, but neither can Shania Twain and I love Shania Twain songs like nobody's business, too.
It's a Great Day to Be Alive by Travis Tritt - This song always takes me back to a couple of road trips I took the summer after I graduate from college. It's just a class road trip song for me.
Fiddler's Green by Marley's Ghost - Impressive harmonies on this song. Well, impressive to me, anyway.
Just a Dream by Carrie Underwood - This is a sad song and I have no idea how it ended up on this list. Damn it all. I do, sort of apologetically, love Carrie Underwood. I have no real excuse for this.
Parking Lot Party by Lee Brice - Now this is a summer road trip song.
by Kenny Chesney - Yes, I hate myself that I have added Chesney to the
dictionary on my computer. Yes, I hate that there are Chesney songs I enjoy,
including this one. Yes, he's a tool in that stupid hat and necklace, but
I like this song.
When I Was Your Man
by Thomas Rhett - I like this song, but I don't like Bruno Mars, so it was
convenient that some country guy covered it. I like the "guy regrets being
an idiot" genre of songs.
by Lady Antebellum - This song makes me want to get on the dance floor.
So it's a win for driving along with the windows down. (Anybody else get
Lady A and Little Big Town confused? No? Just me?)
Kasey Musgraves - If you don't like this song, you have no soul.
Done Somebody Wrong Song by B.J. Thomas - This came up when I was
putting together a Spotify list and I can't get it out of my head. I'm hoping
if I listen to it eight zillion times that will fix the problem. Warning: ear
You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma by Lefty Frizzell and Shelley
West - I can't find a video, but damn this song is awesome. I must scream-sing
the lyric about the cat and the two room flat everyday (and this rung a bell
with me, so I must confess I've already admitted to that exact musical
weakness on this blog).
*A complete rundown on podcast I'm listening to these days is to come!