a new random mp3 meme

Everybody, I think, knows about the Friday shuffle: generate a random list of songs from your digital music player, post the first ten.

I’d like to propose something different: enter a word into your computer’s mp3-playing software and see what pops up. If the word is contained in the name of an album, post the artist and album title. If the word is contained in the name of a song, post the artist and song title.

Today’s word is “wish.” Whaddya got? Here are mine:

  1. “Bullet Proof…I Wish I Was,” by Radiohead
  2. “How I Wish,” by Keith Richards
  3. “Wish,” by Alien Ant Farm
  4. “I Wish My Baby Was Born,” by Uncle Tupelo
  5. “Blown a Wish,” by My Bloody Valentine
  6. “I Wished on the Moon,” by Billie Holiday
  7. “A Single Wish,” by This Mortal Coil
  8. “WishFulfillment,” by Sonic Youth
  9. “I Wish I Was the Moon,” by Neko Case
  10. “Wishful Thinking,” by Wilco

I have exactly ten songs with this word in the title. Weird.

The first person to respond with their “wish” songs gets to pick the word for next week.


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12 thoughts on “a new random mp3 meme

  1. Hmm. Strangely, I’ve only got 5 “wish” songs, and 1 of them is a remix of another!
    1) “(Big) Wish” from the Run Lola Run soundtrack
    2) “Wish” by Nine Inch Nails
    3) “I Never Knew” by Gloria Gaynor (from her album “I Wish You Love”
    4) “Bullet Proof…I Wish I Was” by Radiohead
    5) “Wish (Komm Zu Mir)” also from the Run Lola Run Soundtrack

  2. My first time to comment here (or any blog, actually), although I’ve been following your blog for some time… And now I find out we have a couple of songs in common! My “wish” list:
    1. “Wish,” by Nine Inch Nails
    2. “A Single Wish,” by This Mortal Coil
    3. “I Wished on the Moon,” by Billie Holiday
    4. “Wishing It Was,” by Santana
    5. The rest of this list is comprised of the album titled “Wish,” by The Cure

  3. I like this!

    1. “Wishin’ and Hopin'” by The Jody Grind
    2. “Wish I” by Mary Fortune Express
    3. “Wish” by Nine Inch Nails
    4. “Bullet Proof…I Wish I Was” by Radiohead

  4. Yikes. I have a bunch of “wish” songs. The first ten are:

    1. Wishing Well – Bob Mould
    2. Wish You Were Here – Radiohead (yeah, a Floyd cover)
    3. Wish You Were Her – Cousteau
    4. I Wish I Were The Moon – Neko Case
    5. Wishlist – Pearl Jam
    6. Sitting, Waiting, Wishing – Jack Johnson
    7. Wishing Wells – Ron Sexsmith
    8. I Wish It Would Rain – Kasey Chambers
    9. I Wish I Were Blind – Bruce Springsteen
    10. Wishful Thinking – Wilco

  5. Showing just how eccentric I am:
    “Wishin and hopin” Dusty Springfield
    “I wish you were a beer” Donna Lupie/ SKAndalous All-Stars
    “When you wish upon a star,” Luciano (reggae version), from the album Reggae for Kids
    “Wish you weren’t here” Jeffries Fan Club, from Hey Brother Can You Spare Some Ska
    (Clearly I have a thing for ska.)

  6. Hm, only five!
    Guster, “What you wish for”
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo, “Kwishi Kwishi” (aha! at least this one’s fun.)
    Machine Drum, “Wishbone be broken”
    Michail Shufutinski, “Jewish tailor”
    Morphine, “Wishing well”

  7. Fun!
    But I only end up with two…
    “The Wish”, by The Cure (album) (this album contains the song “To Wish Impossible Things”)
    “Bullet Proof…I Wish I Was”, by Radiohead

  8. 1. Wish I May – Ani Difranco
    2. With Every Wish – Bruce Springsteen
    3. I Wish I Were Blind – Bruce Springsteen (2x – one studio, one live)
    4. The Wish – Bruce Springsteen
    5. If Wishes Were Horses – Cheri Knight
    6. Wish In This World – Edwin McCain
    7. I Wish I Was The Moon – Neko Case
    8. Heart, I Wish You Were Here – Robbie Fulks
    9. I Wish It Would Rain – Rodney Crowell
    10. I Wish You Were Here – Tommy Womack
    11. Wish – Will Hoge

  9. If I’m not supposed to filter by genre, my only 4 are:
    1) I Wish I Was A Mole in the Ground – Bascom Lamar Lunsford (from the Anthology of American Folk Music)
    2) I Wished on the Moon (Billie Holiday)
    3) We Wish You a Merry Christmas (in many different versions)
    4) The Christmas Wish (John Denver and the Muppets)

  10. I only have two on my Zen Micro (which is what I have available to search right now):
    1. Bullet Proof … I Wish I Was (Radiohead, The Bends)
    2. I Wish My Baby Was Born (The Be Good Tanyas, Chinatown)

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