"Paper Doll" - Rosie Thomas [buy album]
Not a song you'd want to kick off a party with, but it is a great way to kick off those Saturday nights alone with your ex's picture by your side. And a 40 of Olde English Malt Liquor in one hand. While The Lake House blares in the background. Not that I do that on Saturday nights. Wednesdays sometimes, but not Saturday.
"The Power Of Love" - Huey Lewis & The News [buy album]
Oh, hells yes. Remember the music video? Ah, simpler times, when all I wanted out of life was a Hoverboard. Technology, why haven't you made this a reality yet? It's the 21st century for heaven's sake, we should be able to make a skateboard hover. It would make everyone incredibly happy, probably solving all tensions in the Middle East, so let's get our best minds on this.
One of my favorite scenes in Knocked Up is when Paul Rudd and Seth Rogan reference Back to the Future: "Where we're going, we don't need roads."
"From Blown Speakers" - The New Pornographers [buy album]
I think their last two albums are absolute perfection, thus I am really looking forward to Challengers, which "drops" August 11th. Check out one of the new songs, "My Rights Versus Yours", on their myspace.
"Pet Rock" - Teenage Fanclub [buy album]
I have to give credit to my writing partner for introducing me to this band last year. I somehow never game them a listen in the 90's. So, if you are like me from a year ago, then purchase Bandwagonesque right now, and you can in turn credit me on your blogs for bettering your life.
"That's When I'll Stop Loving U" - *NSYNC [buy album]
I sometimes DJ 8th grade formals? I have no good excuse for this. I'm sorry, I know I've disappointed you all.
"Y Control (Faint Remix)" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs [buy album]
A great remix to a great song.
"Stagger Lee" - Lloyd Price [buy album]
I forgot I had this song. Just read up on the history behind it on good ole Wikipedia. Interesting.
"You're A Wolf" - Sea Wolf [buy album]
This song is one of my favorites this year. The word "wolf" seems to be all the rage in indie-land lately. Wolf Parade, Wolfmother, Wolf Eyes... just remember guys, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart did it first.
*EDIT: Credit to Michelle Rudolph for sending me this song. Happy now, Michelle?
"Give Judy My Notice" - Ben Folds [buy album]
Ben Folds really knows how to write great break-up songs. I hope he never finds true love just so he continues to write these wonderfully depressing tunes. Just kidding, I don't mean that. True love doesn't exist.
"Crush" - Gavin DeGraw [buy album]
Another guilty pleasure, at least you know I'm not cheating. Seriously, if you need me to DJ a middle school dance, holler.