|Rawkiss: Summer 2010|
Since May 2010, I'm purposely making only one CD for myself per season, per year. My personalized playlists if you will, made to discover and enjoy music. Here are the tracks, with my personal thoughts afterwords. I rather enjoyed it.rOriginally written: Jun. 28, 2010
B.o.B's personal theme song, made better by the Weezer mainman's appearance.
|2||Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars|
The shockingly fantastic first single from this Gym Class Hero.
Halo 2 + Breaking Benjamin = brutal music.
|4||Friday Night Bingo|
Broil Meats Grill
Think Reel Big Fish, as done by musically talented high schoolers.
|5||Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg|
Katy Perry dance-anthem response to Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind." Snoop Dogg steals the show, of course.
A perfect defense of pop music in general. Liking this doesn't make me gay does it? Don't answer that please.
|7||Gifted But Twisted|
Ice Cream Man
"I am the ice cream man, running over kids in my mini-van." Is punk music always be so blunt.
Cool My Heels
Slowing it down with some Canadian jazz-pop. It's nice and pretty.
Smack My Bitch Up
The best song off of Charlie's Angels, ever.
|10||Panic! At the Disco|
Build God, Then We'll Talk
Emo bands wish they could mix carabet and rock like this. Then again, emo bands wish they WERE like this.
Down the Rabbit Hole
Idol runner-up makes Alice in Wonderland 10 times more memorable.
Swedish gingers make the best music, if sometimes the lamest lyrics.
Stupidest rock song ever. But damn if it doesn't start a party at your place.
Won't Go Home Without You
Not their sexiest song (yes, they have a sexy song), but it's their poppiest.Does liking this song make me gay? Maybe. Madonna's first serious song off of her first serious album, one of the last -- and best -- of the '80s.
Like a Prayer
Does liking this song make me gay? Maybe. Madonna's first serious song off of her first serious album, one of the last -- and best -- of the '80s.
|16||The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus|
Pen and Paper
The band's catchiest effort off their lackluster follow-up album. A defense for them and their fans, the song other bands wish they could make.
|17||Timbaland feat. Katy Perry|
If We Ever Meet Again
The catchiest song on this whole playlist, who wouldn't wanna sing along to Timbaland and Katy's surprisingly shy performances?
Ninjas aren't emo. If they were, though, this might be their anthem.
Dumb and catchy acoustic-esque dance song. What summer songs should be, maybe.
|20||The Pink Spiders|
Spiderman needs to step it up for the reboot; the Pink Spiders give spiders a great name, and even better music.
|21||Trick Daddy, Twista, and Lil Jon|
Rappers know how to sample an Ozzy song, even rappers as dumb as Lil Jon. A nice way to end the CD, if not a surprising one.