So, earlier today I found a CD marked “Joe’s CD II”, which is how I used to mark my CD’s of music. This would mean that it was the 2nd CD I ever burned on a computer.
Despite some tracks not working I’ll start off a post about them (Ha, ha, screw you CD. I’ll make them work)
This CD was a bit of a goldmine for myself. Here’s the track listing.
- This track didn’t want to work and would “crash” any CD program, and make the rest of the tracks silent, so I kind of skipped this one.
Okay, by process of elimination, this song must be:
Andrew WK – We Want Fun, as it’s marked on the front of the CD, and it’s the only Andrew WK song that comes to mind.
He’s a bit of a twat really isn’t he.
- blink-182 – What’s My Age Again
Holy crap. When I first listened to this song, 23 seemed an age that was far from me, and now I’ll be 23 next year. In 2010. :-( Oh well, at least I never act my age.
- David Bowie – Magic Dance
Okay, it’s no secret to the people that know me that Labyrinth is perhaps my favourite film, with David Bowie and a young Jennifer Connelly in a magical world where can you go wrong? Now that I know David Bowie makes all the baby noises, it makes the song even more funny to me.
- Dragonball GT Japanese Theme Song
What? I remember being interested in Dragonball Z, then fading out in GT, so why in the heck is there the Japanese song on here?
- Evanescence – Bring Me To Life
Obviously I’m going to have their big hit on here if the CD states Evanescence on it. I do really like this song and it’s Amy Lee too. She looks better in the My Immortal video though. I wonder if this version has the bloke who’s name I can’t recall at the moment singing the extra bits of it.
Okay, it’s at this point in our story that iTunes decided it didn’t want to finish ripping the previous song, and just crashed instead. It was going so well. Let’s try again. Nope. Eject. No. Eject. Oh, there we go.
- Faye Wong – Eyes On Me
Makes sense. Final Fantasy VIII was a pretty good game for me and I’m a sucker for an asian girl with a good singing voice. Not as good as Ms. Hikaru, but she’s still good.
- The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You
Friends theme song, first getting in to downloading music and stuff, I guess I downloaded a few theme songs I recognized.
- Good Charlotte – Emotionaless
I remember being quite acquainted with this song, because I think it was around the time of my parents break up. Not that I really care these days, but I think I did back then.
- Good Charlotte – Girls & Boys
I seem to remember that I had this song because I really laughed at the old woman Avril Lavigne in the music video (which now seems to be missing whenever I see it on TV)
- Good Charlotte – The Motivation Proclamation
Why so much Good Charlotte? I don’t even like this song very much.
- ???? – ????
midomi doesn’t know what it is, so no help there. It starts off “I was raised…to believe…” but I have no idea.
- Good Charlotte – Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous
More Good Charlotte? Go away! It’s a good song, but I really don’t remember being that in to them.
- Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
Hey, don’t write yourself off yet. I do like Jimmy Eat World and The Middle is almost my favourite song by them (it’s Work by the way) but this song is certainly very good and I remember listening to this song a lot back in my youth.
- Linkin Park – Somewhere I Belong
This song must have recently come out. I didn’t really “dig” Meteora, the album this was on but have since come to like it a little more. I’ll still always like Hybrid Theory/Reanimation more though.
- Linkin Park – Step Up
I’m sure when I downloaded this it was marked as “secret unreleased song” and I was glad to have it to rub in people’s faces as a kid. “Have you heard Linkin Park’s Step Up?” “No?” *scoffs* Actually I’m not sure I scoffed a lot then. This is still a good song to me now, and perhaps the gem of this ancient CD.
- Powerman 5000 – When Worlds Collide
I’m thinking this was influenced by Little Nicky, when the surviving brother starts to rise up on the throne of Hell to Earth. That image certainly comes to the forefront of my mind when I’m listening to the song.
Actually, this was on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 as well. I feel I had the soundtrack at some point.
- Simple Plan – I’d Do Anything
How Simple Plan have grown up. Looking at this song they seem like kids, but when listening to their latest single When I’m Gone or hearing them at Download 2008 they seem to have matured in to better musicians.
- Tatu – All The Things She Said
Underage lesbian schoolgirls kissing in the rain anyone? I’m sure they were fifteen when they filmed the music video for this, which was the shocking video to old people, the video you had to see as a kid and the video that parents gasped at, at the time. In regards to the song, eh, it’s not bad. I can’t remember whether it’s “taTu” instead though.
- The Androids – I Wanna Do It With Madonna
My brother and @AimlessAmy get props for remembering this funny novelty song that I thought was long forgotten. I wonder if The Androids actually made any more songs, or were just a one-hit wonder? This song does make me laugh a lot.
- The Calling – Wherever You Will Go
Now, why do I have this song? Oh yes, the girl I had the hots for really liked The Calling, so I was trying to get in to them in order to try and break the ice. As I can’t even remember her name, so I’m going to call that one a critical failure. The Calling…they’re not good really.
- Dub Pistols – Cyclone
I know exactly why this is on here. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. It was on the soundtrack and eventually became the only song I had on when I skated about busting mad 360 Ollie twists. I couldn’t remember the artist for this song at all, but midomi provided it.
- Violent Delight – I Wish I Was A Girl
There’d be certain advantages, and guys are lying if they said they haven’t thought about and it’s certainly another funny song. I wonder if Violent Delight (oxymoronic, I get it!) are still together.
Hope you enjoyed a glance in to ghosts of music past with me. If I ever manage to find “Joe’s CD”, I’m pretty sure it’ll just be full of porn.