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Monday, August 03, 2009

Miley Cyrus Genius


I don't know if Miley Cyrus is a genius in real life, but for this morning she's a genius on my iTunes.

As the title of the post would immediately suggest, you can dispense with any artistic pretense right away (and, believe me, there is nothing more fun and freeing than dispensing with artistic pretense). Yes, I have Miley Cyrus on my iTunes.

I made a birthday mix for my fourteen-year-old niece, and she loves Miley Cyrus. So I gave her a shot of the world's perkiest mega-starlet and her cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." This morning I was doing a bit of iTunes housekeeping and arranged all my tracks by Date Added. Then a thought struck me: why not create a Genius mix out of Miley?

Fortunately, it wasn't the bulkiest thought in the room, so it struck me with the weight of a gliding feather. But I still pursued it, and I have to say, the results pleased me. It's a fun list, and it's making for a delightful, carefree Monday morning.

That's all. Thank you, Miley. Thank you, too, Mackenzie. Happy Monday. Oh, and here's the playlist:

"Footloose" Kenny Loggins
"Feelings Show" Colbie Caillat
"Only The Good Die Young" Billy Joel
"Slow Dancing In A Burning Room" John Mayer
"Details In the Fabric (feat. James Morrison)" Jason Mraz
"Change Your Mind" All American Rejects
"Real Gone" Sheryl Crow
"Bennie and the Jets (Live)" Elton John
"The Way You Make Me Feel" Michael Jackson
"Big Yellow Taxi" Counting Crows
"Dare You to Move" Switchfoot
"Like A Star" Corinne Bailey Rae
"Hope" Jack Johnson
"Samson" Regina Spektor
"Bicycle Race" Queen
"Tied Down" Colbie Caillat
"It's Still Rock And Roll To Me" Billy Joel
"If It Kills Me" Jason Mraz
"No Such Thing" John Mayer
"Pinch Me" Barenaked Ladies
"Black Or White" Michael Jackson
"Last Kiss" Pearl Jam
"All Shook Up" Elvis Presley
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" Elton John & Kiki Dee
"Take a Chance on Me" ABBA
"Stab My Back" All American Rejects
"One Thing" Finger Eleven
"Angel" Jack Johnson
"Somebody To Love" Queen
"Belief" John Mayer
"Battle" Colbie Caillat
"Make It Mine" Jason Mraz
"Scenes From An Italian Restaurant" Billy Joel
"Take It On The Run" REO Speedwagon
"Crocodile Rock" Elton John
"The Luckiest" Ben Folds
"On the Radio" Regina Spektor
"Man In The Mirror" Michael Jackson
"Why Georgia" John Mayer
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" James Taylor
"Top Of The World" All American Regects
"Oxygen" Colbie Caillat
"Thunder Road" Bruce Springsteen
"Uptown Girl" Billy Joel

Note to self: make default length for Genius playlists much shorter. Whew!

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