iPod Hijack! City Pages staff's Top Ten Most Played

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All right, there's no hiding from your Debbie Gibson adoration any longer, and you know who you are. We're coming at you, ready to uproot your guiltiest of guilty pleasure songs by snatching your iPod for a few minutes and telling the world what you're really into. Nor are local and national bands exempt from this standing-on-the-edge-of-a-diveboard-naked kind of vulnerability. Before we take to the streets and expose your Most Played lists, we decided we should probably know the feeling first.

ANDREA SWENSSON, Music Editor 

2. Bon Iver, "The Wolves (Act II and II) 
3. Haley Bonar, "River" 
4. Little Man, "Light Years" 
5. Modest Mouse, "Bankrupt on Selling" 
6. Solid Gold, "Who You Gonna Run To?" 
7. Aby Wolf, "Keara" 
8. Ani DiFranco, "Both Hands (new version)" 
9. Bat For Lashes. "I'm On Fire" 
10. Doomtree, "Game Over" 


JEN BOYLES, Web Editor

2. Big POPE feat. Wale, "Don't Go" 
3. Morcheeba feat. Kurt Wagner, "What New York Couples Fight About" 
4. Tubes, "She's A Beauty" 
5. The Police, "Message In A Bottle" 
6. Pebbles, "Mercedes Boy" 
7. Sam Sparro, "Black And Gold" 
8. Bowery Electric, "Freedom Fighter" 
9. Rick James, "Ghetto Life" 
10. JM Silk, "All In Vain (DJ Naughty Edit)"


DAVID HANSEN, Staff Writer 

2. Beach Boys, "Surf's Up" 
3. Dion And The Belmonts, "If I Should Fall Behind" 
4. Melanesian Choirs, "Pray For Us" 
5. Fleetwood Mac, "Honey Hi" 
6. MGMT, "Electric Feel' 
7. Low, "Starfire" 
8. Proclaimers, "Over and Done With" 
9. Andrew W. K., "Moving Room" 
10. B. Fleischmann and Ms. John Soda, "Here She Come" 

 BRADLEY CAMPBELL, Staff Writer 

2. Bon Iver, "Flume"
3. The National, "Fake Empire" 
4. Bon Iver, "Skinny Love" 
5. Fleet Foxes, "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" 
6. Tegan and Sara, "Back In Your Head" 
7. Bon Iver, "Lump Sum" 
8. Tegan and Sara, "The Con" 
9. Grizzly Bear, "Easier" 
10. Neutral Milk Hotel, "King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1" 

 JESSICA ARMBRUSTER, A-List Editor 

2. Santigold, "I'm a Lady" 
3. Arcade Fire, "Intervention" 
4. TV on the Radio, "Province" 
5. Britney Spears, "Gimmie More" 
6. Doomtree, "Sadie Hawkins" 
7. Run DMC, "It's Like That" (it's a remix, but I don't know who did it... It was literally one of my first MP3s) 
8. Amy Winehouse, "Help Yourself" (oh, the irony)
9. Gogol Bordello, "Think Globally, Fuck Locally" 
10. Atmosphere, "Smart Went Crazy"

NATE PATRIN, Calendar Editor 

2. Giorgio Moroder, "Fly Too High" 
3. Justice, "DVNO (Radio Edit) 
4. Clydie King, "Punish Me" 
5. Prince, "The Beautiful Ones" 
6. King Khan & the Shrines, "Shivers Down My Spine" 
7. Gene Clark, "No Other" 
8. The Bar-Kays, "Frame of Mind" 
9. Diana Ross, "Friend to Friend (Original Chic Mix)" 
10. Van Halen, "Unchained" 

 QUINTON SKINNER, Theater critic 

1. Ray Davies, "All She Wrote" 
2. Rufus Wainwright, "Natasha" 
4. Flaming Lips, "Do You Realize" 
5. Bob Dylan, "Mississippi" 
6. Paul Simon, "How Can You Live in the Northeast?" 
7. Nick Cave, "Nobody's Baby Now" 
8. Pink Floyd, "The Happiest Days Of Our Lives" 
9. Warren Zevon, "My Shit's Fucked Up" 
10. The Beatles, "I've Got a Feeling"


So, what can we glean from the first of what will become a monthly installment of iPod Hijack? Since we're in list mode, try this one on for size:

1. Andrea has impeccable taste in local music. 
2. Jen is obsessed with cheesy '80s hits and new music that sounds like cheesy '80s hits.
3. David is bizarrely forlorn and possibly 72 years old.
4. Bradley was a lesbian in another life.
5. Jessica juuust might have a Britney album in her collection.
6. Nate is an undercover disco fan.
7. Quinton would pick 1979 as his favorite year for music.

Tune in next month (or sooner, if we feel like it) for an iPod expose on a popular local group.


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