Might As Well Face It, I’m No Robert Palmer

twisted mixtape tuesday

This week’s theme is, well, see below…

Good things to be addicted to:
Running
Working out
Health Food
Water
Cleaning

Bad Things to be addicted to:
Chocolate
Diet Sunkist Lemonade
Glitter
Peeing
Streaking

Things that I do not know whether it is good or not good to be addicted to:
Blogging

Yeah, as you may gather I struggled with this.  The original theme this week was I don’t just love you, I’m addicted to you. Great theme, right?  Right!

But was it right for me?  Not so much.  Don’t worry, it’s me, not you.  Two songs, TWO songs were all I could come up with.  One has dancing lady clones as the band and the other is a song by Chicago.  I’m sure it’s not hard for you to guess which ones they might be, especially easy if you simply click the words in bold.

Jen, being the really awesome person she is, permitted me to tweak this to instead being  songs about addiction.  My husband, being an addictive personality, had NO problem whatsoever putting his two cents in for that particular take on the theme.  He stole (um, borrowed?) a few songs I wanted to use. No really, he had no idea what songs I wanted to use, it just worked out that way and I don’t like to have the same list as everyone else.  So I wound up with a lineup that kept coming back to songs by The Muppets and Weird Al.  Lame.

I’m not sure what made this so hard for me.  It’s not that I don’t have any vices.  Though I will say that of the ones I have, glitter, peeing, and streaking are not among them.

So songs about addiction?  Here are some I surmise may have their roots in such a thing.

Ice Cream-Sarah McLachlan

Must be some really, really good love.  Better than ice cream?  Better than chocolate?  Notice that caffeine is not mentioned.  I didn’t find any songs about being addicted to caffeine, chocolate, OR ice cream.  So I guess this will do…

Oh wait a minute…

I Love Rocky Road-Weird Al Yankovic

Best accordion solo ever?  Perhaps.

It’s Been Awhile-Staind

All right, let’s be more serious now.  Yeah, this song fits the bill.  I don’t know what it is about this group, but I love everything they’ve done.  Yeah, kind of depressing, but then again, Aaron Lewis did eventually go into country…

Pain-Jimmy Eat World

I can’t quite figure out what this song is really about, but I definitely think it fits the addiction criteria.  Either way, it’s going to be stuck in my head for awhile, so we might as well add it.

Oh!  Then I remembered this song:

Bad Medicine-Bon Jovi

Dude, I totally rocked the Bon Jovi hair in high school.  Really!  And now the Pain song is no longer in my head, and probably yours either.  You’re welcome.

Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd

What would a list with addiction in it be without a Pink Floyd song with an equally weird Pink Floyd video to boot?  According to them, this song isn’t about drugs.  Uh-huh.  Ok.

If you were to make a list having to do with addiction, what kinds of songs would be on your list?  Would your list be stranger than mine?  Tell me what would be on your list in the comments.  Or better yet, write your own list on your own blog and LINK IT UP over at Jen’s website.  And be sure to see what other people are listening to while you’re there! 

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22 thoughts on “Might As Well Face It, I’m No Robert Palmer

  1. Psst! Don’t tell anyone but I think this is my most favorite mix yet! Songs about food? Good! Weird Al, Sarah MacLachlan, Jimmy Eat World AND Bon Jovi in the mix? AWESOME! Thanks for making my Tuesday!

  2. You’re so famous. That’s cause even when you are like “I’ve got nothin'” Your post rocks. As usual. I had to listen to the whole Weird Al thing. Oh yeah, make sure your hubby shows you the video I put in his comments.
    Personally I like the hand fart solo on Weird Al, I think I need to start playing his stuff for the boy. Or maybe not.
    First Pain was stuck in my head no IIIIIIIIIIIIII have become comfratbly numb

    • So far he hasn’t shown it to me, even though I told him about it. I’ll have to go over later and look I guess.

      Yes the hand fart solo rocks. Don’t you wish you were that talented? I know I do…

  3. I think we are addicted to blogging, yes.

    Big win with Weird Al here on this list! You could have added his version of “Eat It” as a food addiction too!

  4. Pingback: What You Missed These Past Few Weeks, Probably Because You Forgot I Had A Blog | The Sadder But Wiser Girl

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