billy madison playlist

I was quite pleased with how my playlist turned out, despite losing steam and not curating its order nearly as carefully as I usually would. Because you all care about my DJing skills (not “skillz,” as that would connote active djing) as much as I do, I’m recording the list for posterity:

1. “Score from Augusta,” Beulah
2. “Bled White,” Elliott Smith
3. “The Infanta,” The Decemberists
4. “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” Bob Dylan
5. “Kodachrome,” Simon & Garfunkel
6. “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” The Band
7. “The Funeral,” Band of Horses
8. “Get it Faster,” Jimmy Eat World
9. “A Question Mark,” Elliott Smith
10. “Soul Kitchen,”  The Doors
11. “Telephone,” Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce
12. “Power” (Remix from G.O.O.D. Fridays), Kanye feat. Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz
13. “Tightrope,” Janelle Monáe feat. Big Boi
14. “I Can’t Get Next to You,” The Temptations
15. “Public Service Announcement,” Danger Mouse (Jay-Z/The Beatles)
16. “Sing, Sing, Sing,” Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
17. “Me and Mia,” Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
18. “Without a Heart,” Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
19. “Can’t Stop,” Missy Elliott
20. “If You Call,” Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
21. “Thank You,” Boyz II Men
22. “Hard to Explain,” The Strokes
23. “Feelin’ Myself,” Mac Dre
24. “Sweet Transvestite,” Rocky Horror
25. “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out),” The Arcade Fire
26. “Green River/Suzie Q,” CCR
27. “XR2,” M.I.A.
28. “I Want You,” Cee Lo Green
29. “Nature Boy,” John Coltrane Quartet
30. “Cloud Nine,” The Temptations
31. “Hard Knock Life,” Jay-Z
32. “Monster,” Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj
33. “No Importa,” Orixa
34. “She Ain’t a Child No More,” Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
35. “The Fighting 69th,” Dropkick Murphys
36. “Nocturnal,” Tiger Army
37. “Roses,” Andre 3000
38. “Black Republicans,” Jay-Z feat. Nas
39. “Laredo,” Band of Horses
40. “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp,” Led Zeppelin
41. “Grace,” Jeff Buckley
42. “Heaven,” John Legend
43. “Boyz” (mixatpe),” M.I.A. feat. Wale, Jay-Z
44. “I Used to Love Him,” Lauryn Hill
45. “Lost in the World,” Kanye West feat. Bon Iver
46. “Who Will Survive in America,” Gil Scott-Herron
47. “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” The Temptations
48. “No Cars Go,” The Arcade Fire
49. “Electioneering,” Radiohead
50. “What’s My Name,” Rihanna feat. Drake
51. “How High the Moon,” Ella Fitzgerald
52. “Fly that Knot,” Talib Kweli feat. MF Doom
53. “Big Pimpin’,” Jay-Z
54. “Smells like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana
55. “Good Vibrations,” The Beach Boys
56. “Let the Beat Build,” Lil’ Wayne
57. “Over,” Drake
58. “Sunday Morning,” No Doubt
59. “La Noche,” Juanes
60. “Do it Again (Put Ya Hands Up),” Jay-Z
61. “Sir Duke,” Stevie Wonder
62. “Omega Supreme,” Dangermouse & Jemini
63. “Wasted,” Gucci Mane feat. OJ da Juiceman
64. “Just a Girl,” No Doubt
65. “The Aristocratic Swells,” Beulah
66. “The Once and Future King,” Bloc Party
67. “Ebony Eyes,” Stevie Wonder
68. “Supreme Supreme,” Talib Kweli feat. Mos Def
69. “Secrets,” Bloc Party
70. “Stuntin’ Like my Daddy,” Birdman feat. Lil’ Wayne
71. “50 Ways to Leave your Lover,” Paul Simon
72. “A Dios le Pido,” Juanes
73. “Sinnerman,” Nina Simone
74. “Get By,” Talib Kweli
75. “Only Girl in the World,” Rihanna
76. “Tuff Ghost,” The Unicorns
77. “Changes,” 2Pac
78. “Quality Control,” Jurassic 5
79. “London Bridge,” 50 Cent
80. “Still Fly,” Nappy Roots
81. “Use Me,” Bill Withers
82. “Southern Hospitality,” Ludacris
83. “Isn’t She Lovely,” Stevie Wonder
84. “Gangsta’s Paradise,” Coolio
85. “Southernplayalistic,” Outkast
86. “Don’t Do Drugs,” Dangermouse & Jemini
87. “Cheerleader,” Grizzly Bear

Then we watched Rocky & Bullwinkle and Freaks and Geeks.

Thanks for coming, everyone! Now please come back for the Bears game and finish this keg. Carrying it up all the stairs was taxing enough; I don’t know if I can carry it back to the liquor store if there’s still PBR in it.


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