Wednesday, April 5, 2006

DJ Shakes_2006-04-05
Podcast Mix #9
Theme: Spring Joy

Happy Happy Joy Joy! Alas spring has arrived and with that comes the end of some of my seasonal depression. This week's theme is all about feel good songs that you can listen to while wearing shorts, spring dresses, driving...whatever.

There's a little bit of everything here, from oldies to pop and reggae to hip hop. And of course what spring collection would be complete without Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" ... unless of course you just lost a brown-eyed girl, but that's neither here nor there. The whole point is that I wanted to play music that you could instaneously sing-a-long to.

My job is to give you a reason to smile. Your job is to smile.

1. Intro - shakes' super nonsense bakwas hour
2. Blind Melon - No Rain
3. Wham - Freedom
4. The Cardigans - Lovefool
5. The Rolling Stones - Get Off My Cloud
6. Weezer - Island In The Sun
7. Len - You Steal My Sunshine
8. The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonite
9. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little Birds
10. Toot & The Maytals - Do The Reggay
11. Stevie Wonder - Uptight
12. Al Green - Let's Stay Together

13. R. Kelly - Happy People
14. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
15. Erasure - A Little Respect
16. Gorillaz - Don't Get Lost In Heaven
17. Paul Oakenfold - Starry Eyed Surprise
18. Neil Diamond -Cherry, Cherry
19. The Grass Roots - Let's Live For Today
20. Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
21. Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
22. The Sundays - Summertime
23. 311 - Amber
24. Raphael Saadiq & Q-Tip - Get Involved
25. New Radicals - You Get What You Give

On an interesting musical sidenote the song "Do the Reggay" by Toot & the Maytals from 1968 is credited as the first time the word "reggae" (well they used an alternate spelling) appeared in a song title.

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witnee said...

Thanks for doing a good job at your job
(and a good job at that indian accent, your strong indian blood is doing you well)

AB said...

Hey Shekhar,liked this mix dude. Been a while since i heard some of the songs u've mixed...

and: yes, I'm smiling

Triskadelphia said...

Sica put me onto this rag. You are SICK, dude... SICK!!

Shakes said...

i hope by "sick" you mean good... if not perhaps you would love to view a nice personal statement my aunts made of me which you can easily view at an internet near you

Triskadelphia said...

Oh, I know all about you and your citizenship.

seeks said...

thanks shakes, i put this mix on right when i got in the office today (after my computer gave me hella time with my mp3 player program). definitely needed the excuse to smile.