Ok, so last week the guys at Chris’ work started what I have dubbed The Great iPod Challenge. Rules are simple. Create a playlist of 10 songs that are really crappy/bad. Whoever comes up with the best (Is it really the best if the songs suck?) list is dubbed the winner for the week. When Chris first learned of this contest he thought over his music and didn’t think he had anything appropriate, but commented to the others that I did. And then that evening he told me about the contest and his comments. I got very excited starting to think about what I could include on a playlist. He thought I would be upset that he called my music crap, but little did he know!
When I was in college, Darlene and I used to send each other various mix tapes. We even came up with a production label- FuT Productions. (FuT standing for Nucking Fut.) The mixes certainly were a mix. Some of the songs that we included had significance to us and our friendship, some were ones we thought the other would like, some were songs we liked, and others were there just to piss the other one off or were just so bad. We got really good at picking out crappy songs! There are probably about a dozen or so of these mix tapes.
So yes, I became very good at creating crappy mixes. When I learned of this contest I even wrote to Darlene for suggestions. She gave me some good ones, but unfortunately I don’t have many of her choices and not so sure I want to get a CD of songs sung by professional wrestlers.
Anyway, here was my first mix.
1. I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayla Peevey
2. Leavin on a Jet Plane/ Country Road by Judy Collins
3. Step by Step by NKOTB
4. I've Got a Thoery/Bunnies/If We're Together from Buffy Soundtrack
5. Bear Necessities- a capella version of the Disney Classic
6. I'm Ugly and I don't Know Why by Butt Trumpet
7. Who Loves Ya Baby? by Debbie Gibson
8. Somewhere That's Green by Mandy Patinkin
9. Hi At Hotel by Lost and Found
10. Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus (We broke down and bought it since I knew it would be perfect.)
So Chris calls me this morning. By a toss of the CD (how does that work if you have more than 2 people competing) he was chosen to go first. Apparently I set the bar a little too high with my crappalicious selections. One of his co-workers declared that for next week he’ll need to put a bit more thought into it. And now I’m wondering if I will be able to continue this level of badness every week. So if you have some really bad music that you think would be appropriate, please feel free to send it my way for inclusion in future contests.