Monday, October 1, 2012

Music Monday #5 - Gotta Have More Cowbell

Mini pumpkin patch at Hyland Orchards

Happy October!  Is it me or was that the fastest September ever??

I'm discovering that one of my favorite things to do is compose Monday Music playlists for my blog. I need to be careful because I can easily pass away hours on my computer looking up and listening to songs (ah... so THAT'S where my September went...) but it's a very soothing activity for me.

The idea for this week's theme came to me as I was driving home from work the other day.  I was channel surfing for a good song to listen to in an attempt to avoid exchanging fingers pleasantries with my fellow Boston drivers. (Driving in downtown Boston can be, um, challenging during rush hour.)

Anyway, LCD Soundsystem's "Daft Punk is Playing At My House" came on and immediately put me in a good mood... especially the part when the cowbell kicks in.  Now, I always knew I was a sucker for a good banjo but I didn't realize how much love I had for the cowbell... that is one underrated instrument.

I came home and started compiling a list of my favorite cowbell songs.  I had to turn to the internet for some help on this one but quickly realized there are a ton of songs that include the cowbell that I never even realized.

Although definitely not inclusive of all great cowbell tunes, all of the songs in this playlist are staples in my iTunes library AND good workout songs :)

So enjoy this week's playlist!  Really... explore the studio space with it...

MM#5 - "Hey Ladies... Rock the (Cow)Bells"
Total time: 1:08

  1. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper 5:09 *the ultimate cowbell song... Can't listen to this without thinking of Will Ferrell.
  2. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk is Playing At My House 5:17
  3. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough 5:51
  4. Sugar Hill Gang - Apache 4:04
  5. Tone Loc - Funky Cold Medina 4:08
  6. Beastie Boys - She's Crafty 3:35
  7. Salt-n-Pepa - Push It 4:29
  8. Missy Elliot - Work It 4:22 *samples Run DMC's "Peter Piper"...
  9. Run DMC - Peter Piper 3:24 * I had to throw that in too!
  10. The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers 5:04 *LOVE the beginning of this song
  11. Dead or Alive - U Spin Me Round 4:27
  12. The Clash - Clampdown 3:49
  13. Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister 2:56
  14. Jay-Z - 99 Problems 3:55 *I prefer the mash-up w/ Linkin Park's "Point of Authority" but not sure that version has cowbell :)
  15. Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies 3:48
  16. Porno For Pyros - Pets 3:37 *great cool-down song

After you're all cowbelled out, take a minute to check out my new Fitness MoeJo Facebook page!  It's brand-spanking new and just waiting for a few nice people to "like" it :)  I'll be adding daily doses of fitness tips and inspiration beyond my regular blog posts... sharing is most appreciated and definitely encouraged... thanks!

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