Like the Overlooked Songs of 2005 list I put together last year, I thought it appropriate to once again highlight a number of tracks that didn’t get up in the playcount for one reason or another, and as such didn’t make it on the main Songs of 2006 list. Maybe they got added to my library really late in the year. Maybe I fell in love with the album instead of the tracks, resulting in much lower playcounts for all involved.
Whatever the reason, there are a number of songs that should have been highlighted for the year that didn’t, so I will list ‘em here. Not all of these songs were released this year… in fact, more than a few of them are songs that I rediscovered or finally picked up the long-put-off CD. They were all, however, added to my iTunes library in 2006.
In no particular order…since order doesn’t really matter here at all, everything is arbitrary.
|First of May||Jonathan Coulton|
|When I’m 25 or 64||Jonathan Coulton|
|Chiron Beta Prime||Jonathan Coulton|
|Over My Head (Cable Car)||The Fray|
|How To Save A Life||The Fray|
|Dive In1||Unknown Prophets|
|Mr. Mainstream1||Unknown Prophets|
|Time To Move Forward1||Unknown Prophets|
|Facts Man2||Shake a Hamster Band|
|Trivia As We Know It2||Shake a Hamster Band|
|It’s My Life3||Paul Anka|
|Smells Like Teen Spirit3||Paul Anka|
|Eye Of The Tiger3||Paul Anka|
|Klaymen’s Theme4||Terry S Taylor|
|Operator Plays A Little Ping Pong4||Terry S Taylor|
|Potatoes, Tomatoes, Gravy, And Peas4||Terry S Taylor|
|Everybody Way Oh!4||Terry S Taylor|
|Bank Job||Barenaked Ladies|
|Bull in a China Shop||Barenaked Ladies|
|Maybe You’re Right||Barenaked Ladies|
|Hey Julie5||Fountains Of Wayne|
|Stacy’s Mom5||Fountains Of Wayne|
|Space Game||MC Lars|
|White & Nerdy||Weird Al Yankovic|
|Don’t Download This Song||Weird Al Yankovic|
|You’re Pitiful||Weird Al Yankovic|
|Shoot Your Shot||Ugly Duckling|
|Comfort (Acoustic)||Carbon Leaf|
|Work It Out (feat Dave Matthews Band)||Jurassic 5|
|Mix Tape = Love||The Tah Dahs|
|Free Life||Dan Wilson|
|Steady, As She Goes (Acoustic Version)||The Raconteurs|
|Get Freaky||Play N Skillz Featuring Pitbull|
|Doin’ It6||LL Cool J|
|North to Alaska||Johnny Horton|
|Baba O’Riley||The Who|
|Mr. Bass Man7||Johnny Cymbal|
1 It pays to listen to the CDs in the sample stations at Cheapo. I hadn’t heard of them at all prior to sampling the CD - it was all I listened to for a good week after I purchased it.
2 These songs celebrate the 50-hour KVSC Trivia contest, which I competed in for the first time in 2006.
3 Who would think, Paul Anka? Blake, one of my coworkers, sent me a link to listen to Paul Anka’s version of “Hello” and I was hooked. Just had to order the album after that.
4 Terry S Taylor wrote the music for the game “The Neverhood”. I loved the game when it came out, played it again this past year. Sneebish got me a copy of the out-of-print soundtrack. Po-ta-toes.
5 I had been putting off getting this CD for a long time…finally picked it up for $2 on eBay. Glad I could join 2003.
6 Another “better late than never” purchase. No way you can’t grove to this song.
7 I’ve been waiting for this song to arrive on iTunes for quite a while. I’ve checked every so many months for the track, it finally came available earlier in 2006. A childhood favorite of mine, really brings back memories of choir practice and listening to old 45’s.