I was listening to "We Built This City" the other day.* When it got to the part at the end with the radio DJ talking about the city by the bay, it made me think of "Kiss Kiss," a song by Chris Brown w/ T-Pain that also has a faux radio DJ talking over the last minute or so of the song. This made me curious about how many other songs use this approach. (I guess I was drawing a mental parallel to the subset of songs that use the false ending, à la the Contours in "Do You Love Me?")
A Google search on the topic was somewhat unfruitful. I didn't find exactly what I was looking for, but that may reflect my choice of search string and not the information available. I did, however, find a blog on the Guardian Unlimited where readers submit suggestions for songs on a specific topic. One of the recent posts was about songs with numbers in their titles.
Since I've been looking for a new non-labor-intensive way of making some new playlists in iTunes — something that will jumble together styles and artists but doesn't require the use of the built-in shuffle features or the sweat of my brow — I decided to search my music for the numbers 1 to 10 and use the results to make ten new playlists. I wasn't using my full library, just the library on my work computer, so I did okay for one, two, and three but struck out with the rest of the numbers.
I think one came out the best. (Click image to enlarge.)
I'll have to test this out on the full library at home at some point. Further bulletins as events warrant.
* Stop snickering. That song is awesome!
Now playing on iTunes: The Virgins - One Week of Danger via FoxyTunes